Shuffett Double-Dips Pendley for First Tour Victory
Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Hixson, TN
Double Hill Billiards Club in Hixson, TN, hosted the Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour the weekend of October 4-5. The events were played on the fifteen 8-foot tables freshly covered with Simonis 860 cloth and paid out $4,540 in prize money, with Landon Shuffett taking home the lion’s share.
While KC Donahey won the single-elimination mini tournament and the $500-added Sunday tournament was won by Jason Stemen, the $2,000-added main event quickly became the Shuffett and Marcus Pendley. Shuffett made a comeback in the finals and double-dipped Pendley to take the first-place prize money.
Shuffett began his race to first place by defeating Charlie Conway 9-2, Jeff Tabet 9-6, and Robert Frost 9-6 before he faced Pendley for the first time. Pendley defeated Shuffett with a hill-hill score. Once on the left side of the chart Shuffett defeated Jonathon Tedder 9-7 and Wade Aycock in the semifinals 9-3 before going on to double-dip Pendley 9-7 in the first set and 9-6 in the second.
Pendley worked his way undefeated through the top half of the brackets until he ran into Shuffett for the second time in the finals. He notched wins over Mike Laney 9-8, Jamey Hickman 9-5, Charlie Pierro 9-1, Shuffett 9-8, and Aycock 9-2.
1st Landon Shuffett $1,200
2nd Marcus Pendley $720
3rd Wade Aycock $520
4th Jonathon Tedder $300
5/6th Robert Frost $200
5/6th Jeff Tabet
7/8th George Payne $100
7/8th Joe Powell
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tours $500 added Sunday tournament was won by Jason Stemen who defeated Joe Powell in the 1st set of the finals.
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tours $500 Added event payouts:
1st $500 Jason Stemen
2nd $210 Joe Powell
3rd $100 Mike Janis
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tours Mini Tournament with a format of race to 9 single elmination was won by KC Donahey.