Double-Dips White for Win

Viking Cue 9-Ball Open Tour / Athens, GA
by InsidePOOL Staff
Paul Song pulled off a hometown victory when he bested Brian White twice in the finals of the Viking Cue 9-Ball Open Tour. Hosted by Brass Rail Billiards in Athens, GA, this stop attracted 61 of the area’s finest players to compete the weekend of August 4-5.
t strong but stumbled in his third-round match against Floyd Reasons 7-5. Once on the west side of the chart, he recovered and was able to win the next five matches in a row, including one over Steve Moore 5-3, to reach the quarterfinals against Shane Wade.
A double-hill win went to Song there, and then he proceeded to the semifinals. White had delivered a 7-0 whitewashing to Louis McDaniel in the hot seat match, and McDaniels must’ve tapped out for the night, because Song overcame him 5-1 to reach the finals. In the true double-elimination finals, Song eked out a hill-hill 7-6 victory in the first set and a 5-3 win in the second.

Results:

1st
Paul Song

2nd
Brian White

3rd
Louis McDaniel

4th
Shane Wade

5th
Steve Moore

David Shadden

7th
Floyd Reason

Bruce Berrong

9th
Mark Rochester

Matt Bulfin

Mike Janis

Shawn Davis