Reed Rakes in Amateur Billiards Title

Reed Rakes in Amateur Billiards TitleViking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Atlanta, GA

by InsidePOOL Staff
To kick off the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour’s Southern Classic Open, a total of 97 billiard players came out for the amateur division of the event. Held October 20-28 at Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA, this tournament boasted a $2,500-added prize purse.
Matt Reed ended up moving through the winners’ bracket unscathed to take top honors. After enjoying a first-round bye, he defeated Linh Nguyen 7-3, Kevin Deal 7-1, Billy Tyler double-hill, Jesse Middlebrook 7-0, Robert South 7-3, and John Thibodaux 7-0 to reach the finals.
His opponent in the final match, Henry Cofer, also was lucky enough to receive a first-round bye and then proceeded to best Stanley Lingerfelt 7-3, Joe Hughes 7-4, and Jason Stemen 7-6 before being sent to the one-loss side by Thibodaux after a double-hill match. From there he rallied, defeating Thibodaux 7-4 to meet Reed in the finals. Cofer must have run out of steam, however, for Reed handily defeated him 7-3.

Amateur Results:

Matt Reed

Henry Cofer

John Thibodaux

Duane Davis

Robert South

Rodney Holland

Jesse Middlebrook

James Farias

James Rushing

Jeff Hooks

Elvis Rodriguez

Stephen Gonzalo

Steve Cox

Danny Cash

Jason Stemen

Shane Wade

Bernardo Estevan

Marty Jennings

Billy Tyler

Norberto Solano

Lane Simons

Dustin Byrd

Jason Richko

Jeff Tabet

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