Capps Wins Battle of the Brians at Palace Billiards

Brian Capps came out on top in a "Battle of the Brians" at the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour Stop at Palace Billiards in Greenville South Carolina.

The crowd was treated to a match between two of the top seeds in the first round of the event as Brian White and Tony Watson faced off. White won this match 7-3. Watson was undaunted and fought his way all the way back to the quarter finals where he met up with White again. For Watson, it was deju-vu all over again with White posting another 7-3 win.

On the winners side, Brian Capps defeated Brian Bagwell 7-5 to take the hot-seat. Bagwell then lost to White 7-4 on the one-loss side.

This set up the match between Brian Capps and Brian White in the finals. Capps jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but lost the next five games to White. Capps then made a push and won three straight to take a 6-5 lead, but White won the next game to tie the score at 6-6. This put White at the table breaking at hill-hill. As the balls flew around the table on the break, the 9-ball crept to a corner pocket and hung. White ended up breaking dry and Capps was able to take advantage of a 1-9 combo to win the match.

Capps won $975 including the calcutta, while White settled for $600. Bagwell and Tony Watson filled out the top four spots. Room owner Mike Sajon finished in 7th place.

Tournament director Mike Janis described Palace Billiards as the type of room that all die-hard pool players grew up in and said it was the type of place you could walk into and stay for days never wanting to leave. The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour will be at Numan's Billiards in Johnson City, TN for their next event next weekend.

Complete Payouts:
1st Brian Capps $975
2nd Brian White $600
3rd Brian Bagwell $350
4th Tony Watson $200
5th/6th Mike Szkolnicki, Tony Ruth $100
7th/8th Mike Sajon, Brian Davis $50