Song Prevails on Viking Tour
Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Atlanta, GA
Paul Song triumphed at the May 1-2 installment of the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour, defeating Brian White in the finals for the title. The event was hosted by Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA, where players from around the region battled their way through the field for a shot at the first-place prize.
Song was the last man standing after he made his way through the bracket, besting Danny Smith 11-1, Greg Nodine 11-3, Jeff Hook 11-6, and Tim Orange 11-5. He then faced White for the first time in the hot seat match. Song remained consistent with his game and defeated White.Also on the winners’ side, White defeated Desiree Furlough 11-1, Xiu Zheng 11-5, Jeff Crawford 11-4, and Jason Stemen 11-2 before he was sent to the left side of the chart by Song. He then battled Stemen in the semifinals for a trip back to the right side of the chart. White prevailed 9-3, earning the rematch with Song. But Song was still hot and easily handled White in the first set of the finals 11-1.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour donated a cue for raffle during this event. The proceeds benefited Oscar Cerone, who was a victim of a random shooting. The raffle raised over $500.
1st Paul Song $1,180
2nd Brian White $500
3rd Jason Stemen $300
4th Jeff Crawford $200
5th Jeff Hook $100
7th Wayne Thompson $60