Rector and Remmick Take Billiard Wins in Tulsa

Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Tulsa, OK
by InsidePOOL Staff
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour featured exciting action the weekend of May 3-4. The stop was hosted by Magoo’s Restaurant and Billiards, which is owned and operated by Jim Laura McDermott, who are avid pool players themselves.
The open division featured exciting match-ups and several upsets. Early in the event, Buddy Hall unexpectedly forfeited his match to Brian Jones when Hall was leading the race to 11 by 7-3. Hall was fined a small fee for walking out.
In the semifinals, Steve Rector defeated Shane McMinn 11-7 to get into the finals to face Daniel Nelder once again for the championship after losing to him the hot seat 11-6. Rector triumphed, winning the first set 11-5 and the second 11-4 to take first place.
The amateur division featured Chip Compton versus Duane Remmick in the finals in the true-double elmination format offered by the tour. Remmick begin his work in the bottom half of the bracket defeating Neil Drews 7-6 before being sent to the one-loss side by Chris Weast 7-4. From there Remmick worked his way back to the finals, defeating Derek Soeten 5-1, Curtis Dejarnett 5-2, KJ Burkes 5-4, Steve Deason 5-4, and Travis Frakes 5-2 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he bested Eddie Dortch 5-2. And in the finals, Remmick won the first set 7-4 and the second 5-2 against Compton.
Open Results:
1st Steve Rector
2nd Daniel Neldner
3rd Shane McMinn
4th Brian Jones
5th each David Strawn
Jesse James

Amateur Results:
1st Duane Remmick (pictured above left)
2nd Chip Compton (pictured above right)
3rd Eddie Dortch
4th Travis Frakes
5th Steve Deason
Jaron Williams