Viking Tour’s Southern Classic a Success
Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Atlanta, GA
The Viking Cue Amateur-Advanced Southern Classic took place the week of November 18-23 at Mr.Cues II in Atlanta, GA, and was presented by Ozone Billiards and MxMBilliards.com. Over 304 players showed up to vie for their part of the $22,810 in prize funds up for grabs and hosted players from eleven states.
The event kicked off with a 6-ball tournament that drew in 60 entries and was won by local player Horace Godwin. The one-pocket tournament began Wednesday night with a field of 41 participants and was won by Randy Jordan from Lagrange, GA. Thursday night saw the kick-off of the 8-ball tournament with 67 players, with Travis Dorn claiming first place.
The grand finale, a $6,000-added 9-ball tournament that offered a $20 entry fee for players that had participated in any one of the previous tournaments of the week, drew in a whopping 108 players. The participants began play Friday night and continued until Sunday evening. Randy Jordan once again made his way to first place undefeated to walk away with $3,000.
The players also had several different mini tournaments that consisted of single-elimination races to 5 or 7, depending on the event they chose to participate in. These events coincided with the main events each evening, allowing anyone that had been eliminated a second chance tournament and paid out another $3,200 in tournament winnings to the players.
1st $1135 Horace Godwin
2nd $700 Terry Stewart
3rd $500 Danny Smith
4th $300 Jesse Middlebrook
5/6th $100 each Adam Towery / Eddie Balderas
7/8th $50 each Randy Jordan / Denny Singletary
1st $900 Randy Jordan
2nd $600 Danny Smith
3rd $420 Jesse Middlebrook
4th $200 Josh Hillard
5/6th $50 each Kim Bennett / Greg Burke
1st $1700 Travis Dorn
2nd $1000 Horace “Groundhog” Godwin
3rd $650 Jim Jennings
4th $420 George Rothrock
5/6th $260 each Chris Cooper / Craig McPartlin
7/8th $150 each Henry Brodt / Blair Thein
9/12th $100 each Terry Stewart / Lewis McDaniel / Arlo Walsman / Gil Hernandez
1st $3000 Randy Jordan
2nd $1800 David Vaughn
3rd $1200 Arlo Walsman
4th $750 Horace “Groundhog” Godwin
5/6th $450 each Craig McPartlin / Brain Capps
7/8th $275 each Billy Tyler / Adam Towery
9/12th $150 each Dustin Paris / Brad Ragon / Kim Bennett / Danny Smith
12/16th $100 each Josh Hillard / Russ Edwards / David Shadden / Mike Bumgarner
17/24th $75 each Ellis Brown / Gill Hernandez / Clay Medlock / Mark Ritter / Joey Ryan / Ron Gilbert / Jeff Tabet / Eddie Little
Paul Song won the Wednesday Night $200 entry fee mini tournament.
Josh Hillard won the Wednesday Night $50 entry fee mini tournament.
Danny Smith won the Friday Night $200 entry fee mini tournament.
Mark Ritter won the Sunday $25 entry fee mini tournament.