Grady’s Weekend Wrap-Up

Sparky Ferrell finished tied with Nevel for the all around

This weekend (February 8-10, 2008) Grady Mathews, owner of Grady's in Lexington, South Carolina, along with Matt and Jeannie Dugger, hosted yet another great event to keep the local and regional players on their toes. For those of you in the Lexington area, it appears Mathews' intends to keep the tournament momentum going so keep an eye out as there are already plans in the works for additional events in the near future.

This weekend the region received a treat with all eyes on the three open tournament divisions – nine-ball, one-pocket, and nine-ball banks. The top players for the event were noted in the All-Around rankings as Sunday came to an end – Larry Nevel and Sparky Ferrell finished in a dead tie with each receiving $125 for their efforts; Josh Roberts in second; and Scott Rabon followed in third place. To receive this acknowledgement, each of these gentlemen performed quite strong in the divisions offered.

The open nine-ball division pulled a total of thirty-two players and was played on bar-box tables, races to nine, double elimination. The final match of the evening saw a tough end for Josh Roberts as his opponent, Brian White, belted out a quick finish and a final score of 11-2. Additional results for this division are as follows:

1st Brian White $650
2nd Josh Roberts $400
3rd Andy Friedhofen $250
4th Mike Davis $200
5th/6th Jeff Abernathy/Sean Webb $100

The seventh/eight positions were held by Larry Nevel and Sparky Ferrell.

The open one-pocket field drew twenty-four players together to play on nine-foot tables, races to three. In the end, Scott Rabon got the better of Sparky Ferrell 3-1, leaving Ferrell to settle for a respectable second place finish.

1st Scott Rabon $650
2nd Sparky Ferrell $350
3rd Larry Nevel $250
4th Josh Roberts $100

Junior Farias and Andy Friedhofen followed shortly behind in fifth/sixth place; while Mike Davis and Wade Crane rounded out the top eight.

In the open nine-ball banks, a total of twenty-two players competed in races to five on the nine foot tables. Larry Nevel nudged out Sparky Ferrell in the final with a score of 4-1.

1st Larry Nevel $500
2nd Sparky Ferrell $350
3rd Ron Park $200
4th Wade Crane $100

Also offering up a great finish in this division were Cal Calloway and Jeff Abernathy (fifth/sixth); and Grady Mathews and Scott Rabon (seventh/eight).