Nevel Captures Third Straight Great Southern Billiard Tour Win

Nevel Captures Third Straight Great Southern Billiard Tour Win
Southern Billiard Tour / Knoxville, TN
by Skip Maloney
“The Truth” Nevel picked up his third straight victory on the Great Southern Billiard Tour the weekend of May 17-18 in Knoxville, TN. He defeated Jonathan “Hennessee From Tennessee” Pinegar in the final match, adding to a string of six victories on the tour dating back to the finale of last year’s tour in January. He’s defeated six different opponents in the finals on the tour and has been defeated only twice. The $1,500-added event drew 40 entrants to Breakers Sports Bar Grille.
The hot seat match that followed between Nevel and Daulton was the second time in a week that the two had squared off in a critical Great Southern Tour match. Once again Nevel prevailed, defeating Daulton.
On the one-loss side, bank champion John Brumback faced off with Pinegar in the quarterfinal match. Brumback put up a fight, forcing the match to hill-hill before Pinegar closed it out and turned to face Daulton, who’d sent him to the one-loss side earlier in the day.
In the semifinals, “Hennessee” jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Daulton came back to tie it. They fought back and forth beyond the tie to a 6-5 Hennessee lead. They traded the next two racks before Pinegar won two to drop Daulton into third place.
Pinegar brought some of his semifinal momentum with him to the true double-elimination finals against Nevel. He took a 5-0 lead, but Nevel was not to be denied. He took the next five to tie it, and after a seesaw round of six games that took the match to hill-hill, Nevel won the seventh and last game.
Results:
1st Larry Nevel
2nd Jonathan Pinegar
3rd Shannon Daulton
4th John Brumback
5th Randy Vaughn
Robert Green
7th Tony Smith
Curtis Blevins
9th Janet Atwell
Scott Eller
Ricky Patterson
Wes Covington

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