Brian Tyler wins Viking Amateur Event

Brian Tyler and Jason Steman

December 29th, 2007 The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour hosted a stand alone Amateur Tournament at Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA. A total of 60 players attended and the event had a total prize fund of $3580 which included 7 pool league discounts and 5 free entries.

The event was won by Brian Tyler who made his way thru the top half of the bracket undefeated. Brian faced and defeated the following competitors T.F. Whittington 7-5; David English 7-0; Ron Gilbert 7-3; Lance Ireland 7-4; Pat Cooper 7-4; David Tresh 7-5; in the finals Tyler defeated Jason Steman 7-3 taking 1st place in the Amateur Event.

Jason Steman began his bid for 2nd place by defeating Marty Jenning 7-6; Billy Tyler 7-5; he was sent to the one loss side by Travis Dorn 7-4; where he defeated Henry Cofer 5-3; Bryant Walker 5-4; Lance Ireland 5-4; Jesse Middlebrook 5-3; Dustin Byrd 5-4; Travis Dorn 5-2; and David Trest 5-2 only to be defeated by Brian Tyler in the Finals.

The Payouts for this event where:
1st $ 1080 Brian Tyler
2nd $ 650 Jason Steman
3rd $ 450 David Trest
4th $ 300 Travis Dorn
5/6th $ 200 each Dustin Byrd & Pat Cooper
7/8th $ 100 each Jeff Hooks & Jesse Middlebrooks
9/12th $ 75 each Amy Chen, BR Tatum, Lance Ireland, Tim Orange
13/16th $ 50 each Bryant Walker, Duane Davis, Matt Braden, Mitch Bethea

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour would like to thank all the players for their support and Mr. Cues II for hosting the event. Mr Cues II always strives to support the sport as well as providing an excellent atmosphere for players of all caliber.