May 6th – 9th, 2010–The Viking Cue – Olhausen Billiard Classic Tour was hosted by The Green Room in Jackson, MS. The event drew in 109 entries and paid out $19,390 to the players that rose to the top of the fields.
The event kicked off on Thrusday night with the 1-Pocket Tournament and finished up early Monday morning with the finals of the 9-Ball Tournament. Players were afforded many opportunities to make it into the cash as the event offered $1000 Added 1 Pocket on Thrusday, $400 Added 10-Ball Tournament on Friday night, $3000 Added 9-Ball Tournament on Saturday and two separate 9-Ball Mini Tournaments ($400 Added and $200 Added) on Sunday.
Cliff Joyner would take the lead in the race to 5 and win the 1-Pocket event by defeating Billy Young 5-4 in the finals on Friday night.View the brackets for this event by clicking here.
1st Cliff Joyner $1400
2nd Billy Young $800
3rd Danny Smith $480
5/6th Jason Evans / Nick Vita $150 each
Friday nights 10-Ball Tournament would be won by Daniel “Lil D” McKenney as he made his way thru the bracket undefeated to claim first.
Saturday would kick off the Viking Cue Olhausen Billiards Classic Tour 9-Ball Event. The event format was a race to 13 on both sides of the chart. Players from around the region vyed for their shot at the first place prize moneys with a payout of over $12,000 the serious billiards came out in all that entered the tournament. Gary Abood would be the last man standing as he defeated Nick Vita in the first set of the double elmination format that is standard on all of the Viking Cue Olhausen Billiards Classic Tour events. The upsets were plentiful thru out the weekend as players that were expected to make their way to the finals would fall out of the tournament short of the money.View the full brackets by clicking here.
1st Gary Abood $ 4500
2nd Nick Vita $2700
3rd Benny Conway $1700
4th Daniel McKenney $1200
5/6th Justin Bergman / Chuck Raulston $700 each
7/8th Josh Hillard / Billy Young $200 each
9/12th Danny Smith / Herman Quarles / Jason Evans / John “Rerun” Lacy $150 each
Sunday’s $400 Added and $200 Added 9-Ball Mini Tournaments were both won by Gary Lutman. Gary defeated Paul Dodge 5-0; Chris Viator 5-1; Dean Burkhammer 5-0; and Justyn Cone in the first set of the double elimination format in the $400 Added event. Gary took home $400 for 1st place win, Justyn cone received $240 for 2nd place.
Lutman defeated Brock Freeman , Danny Smith and Johnny Sparks to take first in the $200 added Mini 9-Ball Tournament Sunday night. Lutman took home $260 for 1st place. Johnny Sparks received $100 for 2nd place.
Live Streaming for this event was provided by The Big Truck Show. You can view additional videos by clicking here to go to the showpage.
The Viking Cue – Olhausen Classic Tour staff would like to thank The Green Room in Jackson, MS owner Truett Hawkins, manager Zach Boyd and it’s staff for hosting this event. We will be off next weekend but look forward to see you all at Classic Billiards in Conyers, GA for The Viking Cue “Handicapped” Tour’s $1500 Added event. Click here for more information on this event and to print a flyer.
May 1-2, 2010–The Viking Cue “Handicapped” Open Event kicked off on Saturady at Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA as players from around the region including Paul Song, Shawn Putnam and Brian White battled their way thru the the field for a shot at the first place prize. Paul Song would be the last man standing with a Handicap of 11 he would make his way thru the bracket defeating Danny Smith (11) 11-1; Greg Nodine (7) 11-3; Jeff Hook (9) 11-6; Tim Orange (11) 11-5; Brian White (11) in the match for the Hot Seat. Song would remain consistent with his game as he defeated Brian White in the first set of the true double elmination finals 11-1 to take home first place. Brian White (11) defeated Desiree Furlough (7) 11-1; Xiu Zheng (7) 11-5; Jeff Crawford (9) 11-4; Jason Stemen (9) 11-2 before he was sent to the left side of the chart by Song. White with and adjusted handicap of 9 would battle Stemen (7) in the semi finals for a trip back to the winner side of the chart. White prevailed 9-3 sending him back to face off with Song once again.
1st Paul Song $1180
2nd Brian White $500
3rd Jason Stemen $300
4th Jeff Crawford $200
5/6th Jeff Hook / Tim Orange $100 each
7/8th Wayne Thompson / Joe Kim $60 each
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour donated a cue for raffle during this weekend’s event. The proceeds benefited Oscar Cerone who was a victim of a random shooting. We are pleased to announce the raffle raised over $500 for Oscar. Thanks to everyone that participated.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour would like to thank the Sweet family and Mr. Cues II for hosting this event and their contiuned support of our sport. We will be at The Green Room in Jackson, MS for the $5000 Added Viking Cue-Olhausen Billiards Tour event May 6-9th.
We will be returning to Mr. Cues II July 1st-4th for the Richard Sweet Memorial Tournament. We hope to see everyone there. View our schedule at www.vikingcue.com