Nevel and Putnam Square Off at Viking Cues Southern Classic Open

Billiard players Larry The Truth Nevel and Shawn Big Bubba Putnam will face off at the Viking Cues Southern Classic Open in the 1-Pocket Division in the finals of the winners bracket.

Nevel started his reign of terror with his first match defeating Tommy Wilson 3-0 in a match that took 11 minutes. He then slid by Nick Andrews 3-2 in a game that came down to a 1 ball nail biter. Nevel continued by coasting by Sylver Ochoa 3-1 and Benny Conway JR 3-1 to get to the finals of the winners bracket.

Putnam started by defeating Cliff Joyner 3-2 in what Putnam called The toughest match of his life . Putnam then continued by stating that after beating Cliff the rest of the event was going to be easy . Putnam rolled through his next three matches with ease defeating Jesse Middlebrooks 3-0, Louis Ulrich 3-1 and Kim Bennett 3-1. At Noon on Friday Putnam will face Larry Nevel to see who owns the Hot Seat in the event.

34 Players showed up to compete in the $5,000 added 1-Pocket division of the Viking Cues Southern Classic Open.
Notable players in attendance are: Earl Strickland, John Scmidt, Shawn Putnam, Cliff Joyner, Helena Thornfeldt, Monica Webb, Larry Nevel, Rafael Martinez, Steveie Moore, Wade Crane, Ignacio Chavez Louis Ulrich.

The final six players:
Winners Bracket: Shawn Putnam and Larry Nevel
1-Loss Side: Rafael Martinez -vs- Benny Conway Jr
and Sylver Ochoa -vs- Kim Bennett

Finishing in 9-12th position were: $200 each
John Schmidt, Ignacio Chavez, Lane Simons and Earl Strickland.

Finishing in 7/8th position were: $400 each
Louis Ulrich and Chris Bartram