Nevel Notches Another Billiards Win

Great Southern Billiard Tour/Greenville, SC
by Skip Maloney
Larry “The Truth” Nevel scored yet another win on The Great Southern Billiard Tour the weekend of April 12-13, defeating former U.S. Open champion Jeremy Jones in the finals. This $1,500-added event drew 51 players to Gametime in Greenville, SC, including top Southern players such as Steve Moore, Jonathan Pinegar, and Louis Ulrich.
In the only hill-hill match of the day, Johnny Archer surged ahead in the quarterfinals against Jones, reaching 8-6. Jones missed a shot on the 9 ball but left the cue ball right up against it when he stepped away. Archer couldn’t make the subsequent shot, and Jones took full advantage. He sunk that 9 and broke and ran the next table to force the hill-hill game. Jones took the final break, ran the table up to the 6 ball, and left Archer without a clean shot. Archer missed the 6 and turned the cue ball over to Jones, who sank the final four balls for the win.
Jones faced Moore in the semifinals, dropping him into third place with a 9-3 win before turning his attention to the undefeated Nevel. “Double J” took an early 4-1 lead, but Nevel fought back to win four of the next five racks, knotting the match at 5 apiece. Nevel ran the next three to reach the hill, but he failed to make a ball on the subsequent break. Jones capitalized to pull within two at 8-6, but then failed to make a ball on his break and Nevel capitalized, closing it out at 9-6.
1st Larry Nevel
2nd Jeremy Jones
3rd Steve Moore
4th Johnny Archer
5th Jonathan Pinegar
Eddie Little
7th Josh Roberts
Louis Ulrich
9th Garrett Harsey
Rich Cole
Shannon Daulton
Tony Watson