On October – 18 – 2009
The weekend of Oct 17-18, 2009 The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour returned to Blue Fox Billiards in Winchester, VA who graciously added $3000 to this weekend’s events. The Viking Cue Open 9-Ball Tour kicked off on Saturday and was followed up on Sunday with The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour. 103 players from around the region competed this weekend not only for the prestige of claiming first place in the tournaments but also at their shot of taking home some of the $7,100 prize monies up for grabs.
The Viking Cue Open 9-Ball drew in 46 players as Amateurs, Amateur-Advanced and Open players participated in the tournament. The event drew in some of the heavy hitters including Matt Clatterbuck, Brandon Shuff, Ryan, McCreesh, Jerry Calderon, Jeff Abernathy, Scott Tollefson, Manuel Chau, Ramil Gallego and Mike Davis.
Ramil Gallego claimed first defeating Manuel Chau, by making a comeback in set one from a 6-1 deficit to win the first set of the double elimination format 9-8 and the second set 7-3. Gallego had started in run for first off in the top of the bracket, where he would defeat Clyde Newill 9-5; Jason Trigo 9-1; Ryan Jones 9-1; Ryan McCreesh 9-7; Gallego would be sent to the one loss side of the chart by Chau 9-8; where he would defeat Matt Clatterbuck 7-5; Brandon Shuff 7-2; Jerry Calderon 7-2 to work his way back to the finals and face Chau.
Manuel Chau had made his way to the finals undefeated sending the following into the one loss side, after drawing a bye in round 1, Eddie Deska 9-6; Scott Tollefson 9-2; Chuck Cuneo 9-3; Ramil Gallego 9-8; Jerry Calderon 9-2.
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour kicked off on Saturday and drew in 57 players from around the region. Eric Charlton from Roanoke, VA would go undefeated to win the event after making his way thru the top half of the bracket defeating Reggie Smallwood 5-3; Paul Peters 5-3; Kevin Kleinsmith 5-1; Kevin Irons 5-4; Russ Obaker 5-2; Clyde Newill 5-1 in the match for the hot seat. Charlton defeated Newill hill-hill to take home first place.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour Staff would like to thank Conrad and Mary Coffman the owners of Blue Fox Billiards as well as their staff for the hospitality extended to staff members, players and spectators. If you make your way to Winchester make sure you stop in and checkout Blue Fox Billiards which houses 14-9 foot tables, a full bar and restaurant, and a full service pro shop.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour Staff would also like to extend a special thank you to Barry Behrman for providing waivers for the US Open players that participated in this weekend’s event.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour will be at Cornfed Reds Billiards Café on October 24th and 25th for $1500 Added Amateur Only Division Event, for more information on this event click here to view the flyer.