Ozone Billiards Signs Title Sponsorship Deal

Ozone Billiards Signs Title Sponsorship Deal

Ozone Billiards (www.ozonebilliards.com) Signs on as the new Title Sponsor of the former Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour. “The basic operations, format and added monies of the tour events will remain the same for the players.
However our room owners and sponsors will see added benefits as a result of this change”, stated Mike Janis the tours founder.  Janis added “The change in the title sponsorship will now allow us to give our sponsors increased advertising and sales opportunities along with allowing us to be more flexible in the sponsors we accept as we can now offer sponsorship to
additional products and cue brands. The room owners will see reduced rates in tournament fees as a result of Ozone Billiards sponsorship.”

Shawn Gargano, founder of Ozone Billiards stated “We are excited to be the new title sponsor of these events.  As a former co-sponsor of the tour we have experienced the benefits of being associated with the tour and were very happy with the advertising results we received.  The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour, now the Ozone Billiards Tour has demonstrated that it is the one of the premier tours in the industry.  We were pleased to be asked to be the new title sponsor. This title sponsorship helps reaffirm Ozone Billiards continued commitment to the sport of billiards and its many players. We are looking forward to a very exciting season.”

About Ozone Billiards:

Ozone Billiards has been providing pool players with top quality billiard products for more than nine years. Its commitment to customer service has helped Ozone Billiards grow to be one of the largest retailers of billiard
supplies in the United States. For more information about Ozone Billiards please visit: http://www.ozonebilliards.com

About the Ozone Billiards Tours:

The Ozone Billiards Tour was founded in 1994 as the Ohio 9-Ball Tour.  Over the years it has grown significantly to include many regions of the US. It is currently the largest and longest running Open regional billiards tour in the USA. The Ozone Billiards Tours now consist of five separate tours: The Ozone Billiards Open, Amateur, Amateur-Advanced, Junior 9-Ball Tour and the Ozone-Olhausen Billiards Classic Tour which are all a minimum of $5,000 added.  Combined, the tours offer approximately 141 tournament events each tour season for players from beginning to professionals to compete in. Player and business associate members are offered many outstanding benefits that separate the Ozone Billiards Tours from any other tour in the USA. These benefits include:
Advertising Support, Healthcare insurance, Hotel and Travel discounts, Free entry fees for Ladies and Junior players, Discounts to Military Personnel, Senior Citizens and Pool League Players.

Room owners interested in hosting one of the New “Ozone Billiards Tour” Events or Sponsors interested in supporting the tour should contact Mike Janis at 1-800-200-POOL or email ozonetour@yahoo.com.

Visit the Ozone Billiards Tours web page at: http://www.ozonebilliardstour.com

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



7/8th Dennis Spears

Wes Davis



9/12th Jason Stemen

Cliff Joyner

David Cantrell

Randy Jordan



13/16th Wes White

Jeff Crawford

Helena Thornfeldt

Horace Godwin



17/24th Randy Couey

Travis Dorn

Aaron Frady

John Maikke

Isaac Runnels

Daniel Plumber

Matt Hardeman

JR Rossman