Rector and Remmick Take Billiard Wins in Tulsa
Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Tulsa, OK
by InsidePOOL Staff
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour featured exciting action the weekend of May 3-4. The stop was hosted by Magoo’s Restaurant and Billiards, which is owned and operated by Jim Laura McDermott, who are avid pool players themselves.
The open division featured exciting match-ups and several upsets. Early in the event, Buddy Hall unexpectedly forfeited his match to Brian Jones when Hall was leading the race to 11 by 7-3. Hall was fined a small fee for walking out.
In the semifinals, Steve Rector defeated Shane McMinn 11-7 to get into the finals to face Daniel Nelder once again for the championship after losing to him the hot seat 11-6. Rector triumphed, winning the first set 11-5 and the second 11-4 to take first place.
The amateur division featured Chip Compton versus Duane Remmick in the finals in the true-double elmination format offered by the tour. Remmick begin his work in the bottom half of the bracket defeating Neil Drews 7-6 before being sent to the one-loss side by Chris Weast 7-4. From there Remmick worked his way back to the finals, defeating Derek Soeten 5-1, Curtis Dejarnett 5-2, KJ Burkes 5-4, Steve Deason 5-4, and Travis Frakes 5-2 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he bested Eddie Dortch 5-2. And in the finals, Remmick won the first set 7-4 and the second 5-2 against Compton.
1st Steve Rector
2nd Daniel Neldner
3rd Shane McMinn
4th Brian Jones
5th each David Strawn
1st Duane Remmick (pictured above left)
2nd Chip Compton (pictured above right)
3rd Eddie Dortch
4th Travis Frakes
5th Steve Deason