Moore double up on Varner for Great Southern Win

Jimmy Hodges, Stevie Moore, Nick Varner and Shannon Daulton

The Great Southern Billiard Tour was in action again over the weekend with a field of 64 players at Sporty's Sports Bar in Greenville, SC. The field for this one was packed with top talent including Earl Strickland, Monica Webb, Nick Varner, Jeff Abernathy, Paul Song, Stan and Landon Shuffett, Scott Rabon, Stevie Moore, Sarah Rousey, Tony Watson, Bill Bailey, Jason Klatt, Larry Nevel, Gabe Owen and Helena Thornfeldt.

The upsets started coming in the first round where Monica Webb handed Earl Strickland a 9-5 loss. Strickland would lose his next match on the one loss side and end the day out of the money.

The winners side got underway on Sunday with Nick Varner, Scott Rabon, Gabe Owen and Brian White all winning matches. Varner and Owen would advance to the hot-seat match after wins over Rabon and White. Varner went on to score a 9-3 win over Owen to take his second hot-seat in a row.

On the one loss side, it was Stevie Moore who was making waves. Moore has lost to Rabon 9-0 on Saturday, but had come back with notable wins over Tony Watson, Rabon and Larry nevel. Moore made short work of Owen with a 7-0 win to get to the finals.

Moore went into the finals needing to beat Varner twice to earn first place, but Moore had all the momentum and took full advantage of it with 9-3 and 7-2 wins in the finals.