Nevel Chalks up Fifth Billiards Tour Win
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Sanford, NC
by Skip Maloney
Larry “The Truth” Nevel picked up his fifth victory on the Great Southern Billiard Tour the weekend of May 10-11, his second straight victory on the tour. The $1,500-added event drew 38 players to Speak Eazy Billiards in Sanford, NC.
Earlier in the day, Nevel and Mike Davis advanced on the winners’ side with victories over Jeff Pruitt and Ron Park, respectively. In the hot seat match that followed, Nevel took a commanding 6-1 lead over Davis, running five racks and allowing Davis only two more wins in the 9-3 victory.
Tony Morrison handled Jeff Park 9-2 before turning his attention to tournament director Shannon Daulton and a grueling quarterfinal match that was tied initially at 3-3. Daulton took the next five to reach the hill. Morrison won the next game before Daulton closed it out at 9-4.
In the semifinals, Davis jumped out to an early 5-1 lead before Daulton surged back with seven straight to reach the hill. Once again, Daulton allowed his opponent one more victory before closing out the semifinal at 9-6.
Daulton once again fell behind in the finals against Nevel before knotting the match at 4 apiece. Nevel took the next four to reach the hill, and this time, he was the one who prevailed in a “one each” final two games that completed his undefeated weekend with a 9-5 victory.
1st Larry Nevel
2nd Shannon Daulton
3rd Mike Davis
4th Tony Morrison
5th Ron Park
7th Mike Fuller
9th Younger Chapman