The Truth Prevails at Richard Sweet Memorial
Olhausen Billiards MaximBilliards.com Richard Sweet Memorial / Atlanta, GA
Larry “The Truth” Nevel took home the lion’s share of the prize fund when he won the Olhausen Billiards MaximBilliards.com Richard Sweet Memorial tournament July 3 over Johnny Archer. The event comprised several divisions.
The tournament kicked off Thursday evening with a $500 guaranteed 8-ball event that Josh Roberts won after besting Kenneth Wright, Alberto Rojas, Samuel Stewart, Nevel, Ricky Terrell, and Danny Smith to reach the finals, where he took first by defeating John Mcloed.
Friday drew 110 entrants to the $500 guaranteed 9-ball division, in which B.J. Ussery prevailed as he made his way through the single-elimination field over Willie Parks , Matt Ellsworth, Bo Bellew, Sean Davis, Jeff Hooks, Evan Lunde, and Nevel to claim the win.
The Olhausen Billiards MaximBilliards.com Richard Sweet Memorial tournament also hosted a $1,000 guaranteed APA-players-only 8-ball tournament that drew 43 players. Local favorite Dana Aft took home first place after she made her way across the bottom of the bracket undefeated.
The main event featured a $3,000 guaranteed 10-ball tournament with a double-elimination format and a guaranteed $1,000 first-place prize. The event drew 128 players and hosted the heavy hitters from around the area, including Archer, Tommy Kennedy, Shawn Putnam, Nevel, and Stevie Moore.
The finals featured a showdown between Archer and Nevel, with each player working their way to the finals from different ends of the brackets. Archer was sent to the one-loss side by Kennedy, where he faced down Putnam 7-5. This put Archer in the position to take revenge on Kennedy in the semifinals, which he pulled off hill-hill. In the finals Archer took the first set 7-6, but Nevel came back with a fury in the second to win it all 7-3.
1st Larry Nevel $2,100
2nd Johnny Archer $1,200
3rd Tommy Kennedy $800
4th Shawn Putnam $500
5th Clint McCullough $230
7th Daniel Smith $80
9th Johnathon Stone $60
13th Richard Kapela $40
APA 8-Ball Results:
1st Dana Aft $500
2nd Denny Singletary $250
3rd Monty Porterfield $150
4th Brady Norris $100