Eberhart and Martin Score on Viking Tour
Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Gravois Mills, MO
James Eberhart and Jamey Martin took top honors in their respective divisions at the April 28-19 stop of the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour. Hosted by Flamin’ Nine Billiards in Gravois Mills, MO, the double event was $2,500 added played on 7-foot tables and featured many local players, as well as players from around the region.
Eberhart made his way through the chart undefeated until the first set of the finals where he matched up against Gary Lutman, who gave Eberhart his first taste of defeat with a score of 11-5. Eberhart came back with a vengence in set two 11-9 to take home the first-place prize of $1,130. Eberhart had previously defeated Lutman hill-hill in the first round. After sending Lutman to the left side of the chart, Eberhart proceeded to defeat Jamey Martin 11-5, Troy Kirkendoll 11-7, and Cory Smith 11-7.
After receiving his ticket to the west side, Lutman worked his way back to the finals by defeating Joe Pierce II 11-6, Jackie Sansoucie 11-5, Mike Mercurio 11-9, Troy Kirkendoll 11-5, Doug Patrick 11-9, and Cory Smith 11-9.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Amateur Division was won by local favorite Martin. Martin followed in Eberhart’s footsteps as he, too, went undefeated until the first set of the double-elimination finals where he lost the first set to Troy Kirkendoll 9-7 and fought his way back to take the win in set two 9-6.
1st James Eberhart $1,130
2nd Gary Lutman $700
3rd Cory Smith $450
4th Doug Patrick $250
5th Troy Kirkendoll $135
1st Jamey Martin $950
2nd Troy Kirkendoll $650
3rd James Eberhart $370
4th Chris Rickey $220
5th Gary Lutman $80
7th Steven Turner $50