Feijen Terminates Viking Championship

Niels 'The Terminator' Feijen has won the Viking Cue National Championship at Palace Billiards in Villa Park, IL.

Feijen went undefeated including wins over Jeff Abernathy, James Baraks, Earl Strickland and Ike Runnels on his way to the hot-seat.

Frank had a much longer path to tread to get to the finals. Frank lost to Shannon Daulton in the third round of the event, but scored 9 straight wins to get to the finals. During Frank's run on the left side of the board, he eliminated such notables as Shawn Putnam, Jon Kucharo, Earl Strickland and Marco Marquez.

The final match started off close with Frank holding a slim lead at 4-3. Both players kept it close to the very end, when Feijen took control and won 11-7.

Feijen earned $5000 for first place, while Frank settled for $3500 for second. Ike Runnels and Marco Marquez filled out the top four spots.

Complete brackets for the event are available online.

Complete Results:
1st Niels Feijen $5000
2nd Troy Frank $3500
3rd Ike Runnels $2500
4th Marco Marquez $2000
5th/6th James Baraks, Earl Strickland $1500
7th/8th Santos Sambajon, John Macias $1000
9th/12th Gil Hernandez, Mike Bandy, John Schmidt, Jon Kucharo $575
13th/16th Charlie Bryant, Chris Orme, Ronnie Wiseman, Shawn Putnam $375
17th/24th Joe Cupertino, Shannon Daulton, Tom Spencer, Justin Bergman, Scott Cohen, Cas Marcinkowski, Jeff Abernathy, Gordy Vanderveer $250
25th/32nd Leil Gay, Duane Tuula, Tom McClusky, Larry Nevel, Neal Jacobs, Aaron Goodwin, Tom Stathis Jr, Pons Cruz $150

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