Olinger Ousts White for Great Southern Billiards Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Bristol, TN

by InsidePOOL Staff

Alex Olinger topped an impressive field of 100 players who came out to the February 19-20 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, besting Brian White in the final match. The $1,500-added amateur event was hosted by Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN.

Borderline Billiards 2011 009 Olinger Ousts White for Great Southern Billiards Title

Olinger topped an impressive field of 100 players who came out to the February 19-20 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, besting Brian White in the final match.

Olinger won five matches in a row to reach the winners’ side final four, where he faced off against Cory Morphew. He sent Murphew packing 9-3 and went on to meet Mike Cantrell, who had just sent John Thompson to the one-loss side 9-5. Olinger came through unscathed, winning their match 9-5 and delivering Cantrell to the semifinals.

On the west side, Thompson quickly fell to White 11-4, while Gary Cairnes tied with Thompson for fifth place when he was eliminated by Morphew 7-3. Morphew was no match for White in the ensuing quarterfinals, though, as White breezed past him 11-3. White also had few troubles dispatching Cantrell 11-7 to move on to the finals against Olinger. There he met his match—though it was a close match, Olinger was the one to claim the title 9-9 in their handicapped finals.

Results:
1st Alex Olinger $1,200
2nd Brian White $750
3rd Mike Cantrell $450
4th Cory Morphew $250
5th John Thompson $150
Gary Cairnes
7th Joe Pierce $100
DJ Holloway
9th Henry Lopez $60
Keith Jones
Mark Owens
Daniel Autry
13th Darren Blitch $45
Joe Blackburn
Greg Gilliam
Scott Howard

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