Song and Hooks Handle Maxim Billiards Victories
Maxim Billiards Amateur Tour / Atlanta, GA

by InsidePOOL Staff

Paul Song and Jeff Hooks claimed wins at the March 26-27 stop of the Maxim Billiards Amateur Tour, hosted by Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA. The event kicked off Saturday with the two-day, $1,000-added 9-ball tournament, and on Sunday the $500-guaranteed 8-ball tournament began. The weekend’s events hosted 77 players and paid out $3,480 in prize monies.

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Song (pictured) and Hooks claimed wins at the March 26-27 stop of the Maxim Billiards Amateur Tour, hosted by Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA.

Song made his way through the top half of the bracket undefeated until the finals. He began his bid for first place with a bye and then went on to face down Kristin Malone 9-1, Frank Davis 9-0, Jeff Hooks 7-3, Clint McCullough 9-6, and Jason Stemen 9-8. In the finals Song was defeated in the first set by Tim Orange 9-6 but made a recovery to come back in the second set 9-7 to take the win and claim first place.

Hooks claimed the first-place prize in the 8-ball event, going undefeated through the field. He bested Arthur Capers 5-0, Bill Rotton 5-0, Ryan Steiner 5-0, and Roy Ruffin 5-2. He escaped a hill-hill match for the hot seat against Wes Davis 5-4 and again in Set One of the finals 5-4 to claim first place.

9-Ball Results:

1st Paul Song $1000
2nd Tim Orange $650
3rd Jason Stemen $450
4th Travis Dorn $300
5th Clint McCullough $150
Jeff Crawford
7th Clay Fisher $60
JR Rossman
9th Jeff Hooks $40
Wes Davis
Tommy Najar
Norris Likens

8-Ball Results:

1st Jeff Hooks $200
2nd Wes Davis $125
3rd Roy Ruffin $75
4th Norris Likens $50
5th Ken Weil $25
Kaci Joiner

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