Landon Shuffett wins Viking Amateur Event

Landon Shuffett, Marcus Pendley

Double Hill Billiards Club in Hixson, TN hosted the Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour the weekend of October 4th & 5th, 2008.  This weekends events were played on the fifteen 8 ft tables all freshly covered with Simonis 860 cloth. The events paid out $4540 in prize money to the participants.    
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tours $2000 Added main event quickly became the Shuffett and Pendley show as these two young men worked their way to the finals defeating some tough players along the way.  Landon Shuffett made a come back in the finals and double dipped Marcus Pendley to take the first place prize money.  Everyone in attendance as well viewing the matches during the live streaming provided by Cue Sports Video ( were provided some exciting action as Shuffett and Pendley played.  It's always a pleasure to have these young players at the Viking Cue Tours events they both exhibit such wonderful sportsmanship and demeanor.
Landon Shuffett began his race to first place by defeating Charlie Conway 9-2; Jeff Tabet 9-6; Robert Frost 9-6; before he faced Pendley for the first time, Pendley defeated Shuffett 9-8 sending Shuffett to the one loss side.  Once on the left side of the chart Shuffett defeated Jonathon Tedder 9-7; and Wade Aycock in the semi finals 9-3 and proceeded to double dip Pendley 9-7 in set #1 and 9-6 in set #2.
Marcus Pendley worked his way undefeated thru the top half of the brackets until he ran into Shuffett for the second time in the finals.  Pendley began by defeating Mike Laney 9-8; Jamey Hickman 9-5; Charlie Pierro 9-1; Landon Shuffett 9-8; Wade Aycock 9-2; and placing 2nd after his defeat by Shuffett in the finals.
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour $2000 added event payouts:
1st $1200 Landon Shuffett
2nd $720 Marcus Pendley
3rd $520 Wade Aycock
4th $300 Jonathon Tedder
5th/6th $200 each Robert Frost / Jeff Tabet
7th/8th $100 each George Payne / Joe Powell
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tours $500 added Sunday tournament was won by Jason Stemen who defeated Joe Powell in the 1st set of the finals.
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tours $500 Added event payouts:
1st $500 Jason Stemen
2nd $210 Joe Powell
3rd $100 Mike Janis
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tours Mini Tournament with a format of race to 9 single elimination was won by KC Donahey.
The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour would like to thank Double Hill Billiards for hosting this event.  Double Hill Billiards provides an excellent atmosphere with tables that are kept in prestine condition, a full bar and restaurant that caters to all ages so if you get to the Chattanooga (Hixson), Tennessee area make sure to drop in.
The Viking Tour added:  This is Landon Shuffett's first win on any organized tour and we are very happy to be able to provide events that allow opportunities for junior players to excel in our sport.  We are very proud of Landon for his accomplishments in cuesports and extremely happy that he took his first tour win with the Viking Tour.  Over the past 14 years of the Viking Tour only one other junior player has won a Viking Tour Open or Amateur event and that was Adam Pendley who won an open event at Randolph's Billiards in Hickory, NC.