Nevel Wins Viking Cues Southern Classic One Pocket
Larry Nevel stormed his way through the One Pocket division of the Viking Cues Southern Classic Open 2 held at Mr Cues 2 Billiards www.mrcues2.net (http://www.mrcues2.net) in Atlanta, GA. The event had $5,000 added with a $127 entry fee and it drew 34 of the nations best one pocket players.

Nevels reign of thunder started with a 3-0 shutout over Tommy Wilson in amatch that took only 11 minutes. Nevel then almost grounded out in his next match against Nick Andrews bareley winning 3-2. Nevels storm then picked up speed again while playing Sylver The Texas Terror Ochoa by defeating him 3-1 and then destroying Floridas Benny Conway JR 3-1 which put Nevel in the finals of the winners side against the King of players for the last 6 years of the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour, Shawn Big Bubba Putnam. Nevel was undaunted and blew through Putnam with hurricane force winds and defeated him 3-1 which put Nevel in the Hot Seat.

While Nevel sat waiting for an opponent it was Sylver The Texas Terrors turn to take control of the 1-loss side. Ochoa started his veigh for the title in the event by defeating L.D. Coffer 3-2, the winning over KC Joiner by forfeit before he lost to Nevel. When Ochoa hit the left side of the bracket he terrorized his opponents by defeatng Atlanta’s Paul Song 3-1, Detroit, MI’s Kim Bennett 3-2 in a nail biter of a match then in the Quarter Finals he overcame tough odds and defeated former Reno Open Champion Rafael Martinez 3-1. In the Semi’s Ochoa ran into Ohio’s Shawn Putnam and defeated him 3-2 wihich then set Ochoa for a re-match with Nevel in the finals.

In the finals the 1st 2 games were sharerd by Nevel and Ochoa then Nevel storm kicked in and he won the next 2 games putting the single final match which is a race to 5 at a game score of Nevel 3, Ochoa 1. The Texas Terror refused to go down without a fight and quickly came back to tie the score at 3 games each. Nevel won the 7th game and Ochoa won the 8th which set the score tied at 4-4 with only one game seperating 1st and 2nd place in the event. Unfortunately for Ochoa this is as far as he would get. he made 1 simple mistake and Larry quickly washed him away in the final game.

Results:

1st. Larry The Truth Nevel
2nd Sylver the Texas Terror Ochoa
3rd Shawn Big Bubba Putnam
4th Rafael Martinez
5/6 Benny Conway JR / Kim Bennett,
7/8 Louis Ulrich,/ Chris The Miz Bartram
9-12 John Schmidt, Ignacio Chavez, Paul Song, Earl Strickland