Carson stuns Viking field in Johnson City

With the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour at Numan's Billiards in Johnson City Tennessee this weekend, not even Karnak the Magnificent could have predicted the winner.

Johnny Carson from Morristown Tennessee was such an underdog in the event that he bought himself in the calcutta for the minimum bid. That may not ever happen again, as Carson completely dismantled the field of players. Carson lost a grand total of only nineteen games during the entire event (compared to forty five games won).

Carson took the hot-seat with a 9-1 thumping of Gene Absher from Norton, VA. While this match was going on, Jeff Abernathy was sending local player Doug Schulz to the bleachers with a 4th place finish.

Abernathy would get no further in the tournament as Absher handed him a 9-7 loss on the left side of the board. This win earned Absher another shot at Carson in the finals, but Absher was only able to win five games before Carson pocketed the final 9-ball.

Carson earned $800 for first, with Absher taking home $550 for second. Abernathy and Schulz filled out the top four spots.

Tournament host Dan Numan and his room Numan's Billiards is a story itself. As tournament director Mike Janis eloquently described, "A lot of room owners claim they built their business from scratch, but Dan Numan truly did." Not only did Numan build the tables that are housed in his room, he also built the lights and chairs in the room.

The room features two floors with 13 9 ft. tables, 2 snooker tables, 1 foos ball, and 6 dart boards on the upper floor with 8 barbox tables on the lower floor. More details on this great room are available at

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour's next event will be the Music City Open at JOB Billiards in Nashville, TN on January 7th-11th. This event will be a Viking Regional Championship and will feature $7000 in added money.

Complete Results:
1st Johnny Carson $800
2nd Gene Absher $550
3rd Jeff Abernathy $350
4th Doug Schulz $210
5th/6th Anthony Morgan, Mike Poore $100
7th/8th Frank Dugger, Mike Janis $75