Berrong holds off Burris in Athens

Local favorite Bruce Berrong held off a charging Randy Burris to win the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour stop at Murphy's Brass Rail in Athens, GA.

Burris, from nearby Sautee-Nacoophee Georgia, had lost his first match of the touranament 7-3 to Mike Templeton but he didn't let that bother him as he cruised through the losers side untouched. Burris got his revenge over Templeton by an identical 7-3 score late on Sunday and didn't stop there as he kept on winning matches until it was just him and Berrong left.

Berrong had defeated Matt Bulfin 7-3 for the hot-seat which meant Burris would have to beat him twice if he wanted to take home the first place prize money of $1900. A 7-3 victory over Berrong in the first set got Burris to the second set, but it was Berrong who scored the 7-2 win in the final set to capture first place.

Berrong collected $1900 for first, while Burris took home $1250 for second. Bulfin and Steve Moore filled out the top four spots.

The Viking Tour will be at Snookers Pool & Pub in Southgate, MI next weekend.

Complete Payouts:
1st Bruce Berrong $1900
2nd Randy Burris $1250
3rd Matt Bulfin $850
4th Steve Moore $530
5th/6th Mike Templeton, Brian Tyler $210
7th/8th Jonathan Hennessee, Tejay Cottman $100
9th/12th Ed Rolden, Jerry Grooms, Jim Jennings, Brian "Canadian Ice" Butler $50
13th/16th Danny Turner, Joe Healy, Paul Song, Donny Pinson $30