Hennessee, Pickle and Thornfeldt Big Winners in Music City

Hennessee, Pickle and Thornfeldt Big Winners in Music City

Nineteen year old Jonathan Hennessee made good use of home field advantage and won the 17th Annual Music City Open at JOB Billiards in Nashville, TN.

Hennessee was undefeated and captured the hot-seat with an 11-7 win over David Gutierrez. Gutierrez then lost another 11-7 match to Chuck Raulston on the one-loss side.

Raulston lost his third match of the event, but plowed through the one-loss side elimination such notables at Tony Mougey, Larry Nevel, Barry Emerson and Scotty Townsend. Raulston won a total of nine matches on the one-loss side to get to the finals.

In the end, Raulston came close but was unable to deny Hennessee the tournament win. Hennessee won the final match 11-8.

Hennessee collected $2500 for first, while Raulston settled for $1600. Gutierrez and Townsend filled out the top four spots.

The Ladies Division saw Helena Thornfeldt taken to two sets in the finals before finally defeating Rachael Abbink to defend the title she won last year. Thornfeldt took the hot-seat, but Abbink came back through the one-loss side and won the first set of the finals 7-2. Thornfeldt won the final set 7-4 for her 6th Ladies Division win.

Thornfeldt pocketed $750 for first, and Abbink took home $550 for second. Toni Tucker and Pam Treadway filled out the top four spots.

The winner take all, midnight madness, event on Saturday night saw home town favorite Bobby Pickle score wins over Scotty Townsend, Hennessee and Gabe Owen to collect the $4000 first prize.

The scotch doubles event came down to a rematch of the two teams that were in the finals last year. This year though, it was Monica Webb and Barry Emerson who defeated Scott Smith and Toni Tucker in the finals 5-2. Webb and Emerson won $1350, while Smith and Tucker settled for $450.

Brackets are online and complete for all the divisions.