Third Straight Billiards Win for Nevel
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Hickory, NC
by Skip Maloney
Larry “The Truth” Nevel picked up his third straight and eighth overall win on the Great Southern Billiard Tour the weekend of June 28-29 by defeating J. R. Rossman twice. The $1,500-added event drew 45 total entrants to Randolph’s Billiards in Hickory, NC.
Earlier Sunday, Nevel had sent Eddie Little to the one-loss side with a commanding 9-1 victory before facing Rossman in the hot seat. Rossman, who’d sent Peaches Fuller west with a 9-6 victory in his previous match, fell to Nevel 9-3 to face Mike Davis in the semifinals.
On the one-loss side, Davis and Mark Parlier had worked their way through Darrel Caldwell and Brian Capps, respectively, before dropping Fuller and Little into a fifth-place tie and facing each other in the quarterfinals. Davis advanced with a narrow 9-7 win before ending up in third place in a semifinal match that went to hill-hill before Rossman advanced for a second try at Nevel.
Rossman had hopes of bettering his 9-3 hot seat defeat, but Nevel wasn’t interested. “The Truth” went from the final four on the winners’ side to first place having lost only 5 games of the 32 he played, including his final 9-1 defeat of Rossman.
Results:
1st Larry Nevel
2nd J. R. Rossman
3rd Mike Davis
4th Mark Parlier
5th Eddie Little
Peaches Fuller
7th Brian Capps
Darrell Caldwell