David Rowell and David Trest win Viking Alabama Tour Stop

David Rowell (File photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe)

The Viking Cue Open and Amateur 9- Ball Tour Events where hosted by Club Quincy in Birmingham, AL the weekend of December 20th &21st,2008.
The $2,000 Added Viking Cue Open Event kicked off on Saturday, December 20th and finished up on Sunday, December 21st.  The competiton was strong as players from as far away as KY, AR, TN and GA made their way to Birmingham this weekend, however, local player David Rowell who is a former APA National Champion walked away with the 1st place prize fund.  Rowell had his job cut out for him this past weekend as he had to compete with players such as Randy Jordan, Hennessee and David Rice of KY all of whom gave it their best shot but fell short of first.
Rowell worked his way across the bracket undefeated sending the following to the one loss side of the chart: Chris Limbaugh 9-0; Garland Manley 9-4; LJ Rouse 9-3; Robert Frost 9-3; Randy Jordan 9-2; and finished it up by defeating David Rice in set#1 of the double elmination format 9-7.
David Rice placed 2nd. Rice defeated David Trest 9-1 before he was sent to the one loss side by Robert Frost 9-6; where he would work his way back to the finals by defeating the following: Steve Caldwell 9-F; Jason Hill 9-2; Robert Green 9-5; John MaiKKe 9-8; and Randy Jordan in the semi-final 9-8 before facing Rowell in the finals.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball $500 Added Amateur Event was won by David Trest who made a come back on Sunday after a poor showing on Saturday to take the 1st place prize.
Trest drew a bye in round one then defeated Rose Igo 5-3; Wayne Morris 5-0; Jeremy Kimbrell 5-3; Trest was sent to the one loss side by Rick Washington 5-1 in the match for the hot seat, once on the one loss side he defeated Bill Wright 5-2 in the semi finals.  After making it back to the finals Trest was able to hold his own and defeated Rick Washington 5-1 in set #1 & 5-3 in set #2.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Open Payouts:
1st  $1350  David Rowell
2nd  $900   David Rice
3rd   $530   Randy Jordan
4th   $300   John Maikke
5/6th $200  each Robert Frost / Robert Green
7/8th $150  each Scotty Waters / Jason Hill
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Amateur Payouts:
1st  $430 David Trest
2nd $250 Rick Washington
3rd $150 Bill Wright
4th $100 Jeremy Kimbrell