Vilmont and Templeton Score in Knoxville
Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Knoxville, TN
by InsidePOOL Staff
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour rolled through Knoxville, TN, the weekend of February 9-10, with Breakers Billiards Sports Bar Grill playing host to the event. The open and amateur divisions brought in a total of 87 players, with Iowa’s Chad Vilmont taking home first in the open event and Mike Templeton winning the amateur division.
Vilmont drew a bye in round one of the open tournament and then proceeded to best all of his opponents, sending them to the one-loss side beginning with Scotty Phillips 11-5, Dallas Roach 11-6, Aaron Frady 11-4, Scottie Brown 11-2, and Ronnie Wiseman 11-9. He then faced Wiseman again in the finals, where Vilmont completed the tournament undefeated by besting Wiseman 11-6.
Runner-up Wiseman began with a bye and then defeated Ron McNutt 11-9, Hal Husky 11-2, Russ Edwards 11-10, and Darrell Caldwell 11-10 before beginning sent to the one-loss side where he faced Russ Edwards again in the semifinals, defeating him 11-5.
Templeton began his run for first place in the amateur event by defeating Joel Bradshaw 7-3, David Nichols 7-6, Ronnie Martin 7-3, and Mark Tree 7-4 before being sent to the left side of the chart by David Maddux 7-2. There he won by forfeit over Jimmy Weemes only to return to face Maddux again, where he had to defeat him twice in the double-elimination format. He took set one 7-4 and the second set 7-5.
1st Chad Vilmont
2nd Ronnie Wiseman
3rd Russ Edwards
4th Aaron Frady
5th Darrell Caldwell
7th Claude Merrier
1st Mike Templeton
2nd Dave Maddux
3rd Jimmy Weemes
4th Ronnie Martin
5th Haskell Brown