Hatch Defeats Moore for Viking National Championship

Dennis Hatch

Dennis Hatch has won the Viking Cue Tour National Championship at The Pool Room in Duluth, Ga.

Hatch was undefeated until the hot-seat match where he lost to Stevie Moore, but a quick 11-6 win over Stoney Stone on the one loss side earned Hatch another shot at Moore in the finals.

Hatch won the first set of the true double elimination finals 11-8 and won the second set 11-9. Hatch did give Moore multiple chances, especially due to miscues on Hatch's part, but Moore never seemed to be able to capitalize and gain control of the match.

Hatch earned $5000 for first place, while Moore settled for $3500 in second place prize money. Stoney Stone and Johnny Archer filled out the top four places.

Complete Results:
1st Dennis Hatch $5000
2nd Stevie Moore $3500
3rd Stoney Stone $2500
4th Johnny Archer $2000
5th/6th Sparky Ferrell, Chris Bartram $1500
7th/8th Jesse Middlebrooks, Keith Bennett $1000
9th/12th Justin Hall, Shannon Daulton, Will Bilbrey, David Brosxon $575
13th/16th Jim Jennings, Donnie Mills, Larry Nevel, Jerry Slivka $375
17th/24th Anthony Morgan, John Schmidt, Corey Deuel, Cliff Joyner, Justin Pope, Earl Strickland, Tony Watson, Tom D'Alfonso $250
25th/32nd Shane Van Boening, Richard Broumpton, Liel Gay Jr., Horace Godwin, Tony Crosby, Jason Klatt, Sarah Rousey, Ike Runnels $150