Young Captures Cookeville Classic
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Cookeville, TN
by InsidePOOL Staff
The Great Southern Billiard Tour rolled into Cookeville, TN, the weekend of March 29-30, for their Cookeville Classic event. Hosted by The Cue, this event was won by Billy Young, who triumphed in a one-set finals over Larry Nevel.
The action ultimately wound down to the final eight players, with Young triumphing over Dave Crockett 9-3 and Shannon “The Cannon” Daulton sending Nevel to the one-loss side in a hill-hill thriller. Clashing in the winners’-side finals, Young dealt Daulton his first loss to earn the hot seat. On the west side of the chart, Russ Edwards eliminated Randy Vaughn and Sparky Ferrell ousted Larry Price, both double-hill nail-biters.
Ferrell went on to survive another hill-hill match against Crockett but then fell down in the semifinals against Nevel, who sent him packing 9-4. Before that, Nevel had ousted Edwards 9-3. In the finals, Nevel held a 6-3 advantage over Young but broke and scratched. Young proceeded to break and run out the next four racks in a row to make it 7-6. He missed a ball but hooked Nevel, who kicked at it but left Young a shot. Young grabbed that rack and ran out the next two racks as well for the win.
1st Billy Young
2nd Larry Nevel
3rd Shannon Daulton
4th Sparky Ferrell
5th Russ Edwards
7th Randy Vaughn