Basavich scores Viking Tour win

Danny Basavich

Danny 'Kid Delicious' Basavich went undefeated through a field of 57 players to win the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour stop at the site of last year's tour championship, Northfield Billiards in Northfield, OH.

Basavich captured the hot-seat with a 7-4 win over Kevin England from Mansfield, OH. At the same time this match was happening, Leil Gay was sending Troy Frank to the bleachers in their match on the one-loss side. Gay won that match 7-3.

Gay then defeated England 7-3 on the one-loss side to set up the true double elimination finals between Basavich and Gay. Gay scored the 7-4 victory in the first set and stayed with Basavich in the beginning of the second set, but faded late in the second set. At 2-2, Basavich win three straight to move ahead 5-2. Gay was able to win one to get back to 5-3, but Basavich won the next two for the tournament victory.

Basavich collected $1450 for first and Gay took home $950 for second. England and Frank filled out the top four spots.

The Viking Tour will be at Murphy's Brass Rail in Athens, GA next weekend.

Complete Payouts:
1st Danny Basavich $1450
2nd Leil Gay $950
3rd Kevin England $650
4th Troy Frank $450
5th/6th Dave Slovick, Kenny Kerekes $200
7th/8th Pete Vandereau, John Maki $120
9th/12th Angel Sepulveda, Pat Lewis, Matt Hojnowski, Louis Karamas