Richard Sweet Memorial

Cliff Joyner

Tommy Kennedy

July 1st-4th, 2010— In honor of Richard Sweet The Viking Cue-Olhausen Billiards Classic Tour and Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA hosted the 1stAnnual Richard Sweet Memorial the event drew in 414 entries and paid out $8000 in the three event series.

The event kicked off Thursday night with a $500 Guaranteed Prize Fund 8-Ball Mini Tournament with a field of 124 players which would be won by Cliff Joyner.  Ike Runnels took 2nd Place and Shawn Putnam would claim 3rd.    Friday night’s $500 Guaranteed Prize Fund 9-Ball Mini Tournament hosted a field of 146 players.  Keith Brinton from Florida defeated Larry Nevel in the finals to take 1st place.  John Maikke claimed 3rd place in the event.

Payouts Thursday
1st Cliff Joyner $500
2nd Ike Runnels $100
Payouts Friday
1st Keith Brinton $500
2nd Larry Nevel $100
3rd John Maikke $50

The $4000 Guaranteed Richard Sweet Memorial 9-Ball Tournament kicked off on Saturday and finished up late Sunday night with a field of 144 players.  The 2 day event was a race to 7 on both sides of the chart.

Tommy Kennedy would be victorious in his bid for first place making his way to the finals undefeated.  Kennedy defeated the following on his trek to the finals:  Alan Wong 7-3; Tim Miller 7-3; Don Dennis ; Travis Dorn; Jesse Middlebrook; Shawn Putnam; Larry Nevel 7-6; and in the first set of the true double elimination format that is standard for The Viking Cue-Olhausen Billiard Classic Tour Kennedy defeated Paul Song 7-2.

Paul Song would work his way back thru the one loss side after a loss in round one to Amy Chen 7-5; once on the one loss side Song defeated Brian Davis 7-3; Juan Espinoza 7-3; Alan Taylor 7-1; James Alverez 7-1; Craig Houghton 7-2; Travis Dorn 7-5; Jeff Crawford 7-1; Cliff Joyner 7-6; Dennis Spears 7-3; Jordan Grubb 7-3; Shawn Putnam 7-6; and Larry Nevels in the semi finals 7-5.

On November 3th 2009 The billiards community lost a long-time member and supporter of our sport.  Mr. Richard “Rich” Sweet, age 68, of Buford, GA.

Richard Sweet was born July 1, 1941 in Blytheville, AR. He was a 1958 graduate of Memphis Michigan High School and a veteran of the U. S. Army.  Richard owned and operated Mr. Cues Billiards in Atlanta, GA

Richard was a true supporter of the sports of Billiards and showed a great love for the sport. Richard is greatly missed by all who knew him.  He was always a joy to be around and a friend to all that patroned Mr. Cues II.

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour would like to thank Susan, Rick and Mandy Sweet for carrying on the legacy of Mr. Richard Sweet.  Mr. Cues II Billiards in Atlanta, GA has always been the greatest room in the Atlanta area and it is obvious that nothing is going to change as The Sweet family carries on the tradition.

Rick Sweet also added he looks forward to carry on the tradition of hosting The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour at Mr. Cues II he added it is one of the most organized and well run events as well as always a pleasurable event for himself, his staff and the players.

Thanks to all the players that came out this weekend.  We are currently working on the details and finalization of the 2nd Annual Memorial Tournament for Richard Sweet the Dates will be June 30th – July 3rd, 2011.   If you are not on the Viking Tours email list please go to www.maximbilliards.com and submit your email in the right upper corner of this website.

Payouts 9-Ball
1st Tommy Kennedy $2400
2nd Paul Song 1250
3rd Larry Nevel 750
4th Shawn Putnam 450
5/6th Jesse Middlebrook

Jordan Grubb

250

Each

7/8th Dennis Spears

Wes Davis

100

Each

9/12th Jason Stemen

Cliff Joyner

David Cantrell

Randy Jordan

75

Each

13/16th Wes White

Jeff Crawford

Helena Thornfeldt

Horace Godwin

50

Each

17/24th Randy Couey

Travis Dorn

Aaron Frady

John Maikke

Isaac Runnels

Daniel Plumber

Matt Hardeman

JR Rossman

25

Each

SERIOUS BILLIARDS AT THE GREEN ROOM

VIKING CUE-OLHAUSEN BILLIARDS TOUR BRINGS SERIOUS BILLIARDS AT THE GREEN ROOM

On May – 11 – 2010

(photo: Cliff Joyner, Billy Young)

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.

Payouts:

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.

View the 10-Ball Brackets by clicking here.

Payouts:

1st Daniel McKenney  $1,250

2nd  Billy Young  $ 700

3rd/4th  Justyn Cone  /  Shane Winters  $150 each

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.


Payouts:

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.


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