Moore Locks Down Win at The Carolina Open V

Jimmy Hodges (owner of Sporty's Nightlife & Sports Bar), Stevie Moore, Shannon Daulton, & Larry Nevel
Moore Locks Down Win at The Carolina Open V

The Great Southern Billiard Tour and Sportys Sports Bar in Greenville, South Carolina hosted The Carolina Open V the weekend of September 29th and 30th. This $1500 added event brought in a field of fifty-four players including names such as Stevie Moore, Larry Nevel, Shannon Daulton, Brian White, Tony Watson, Scott Rabon, Russ Edwards, and WPBA professional players Monica Webb and Helena Thornfeldt. With a field of this caliber, the spectators no doubt have expectations of watching some extraordinary sets throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, the first few rounds of the tournament displayed upsets including Eric Chumley's win over home town favorite Tony Watson 9-4; Scott Rabon's defeat of Larry Nevel 9-3; and Stevie Moore over Shannon Daulton 9-5. The professional women players, Webb and Thornfeldt started their efforts (which would continue late into the day on Sunday) of chasing away some of the male players as they worked their way through the field. Webb sent Sammy Odom (9-5) and Shane Wade (9-4) to the one loss side, while Thornfeldt bested Harold Vineset (9-5) and B.J. Hucks (9-4).

When Sunday rolled around, while the one loss side was in the process of dwindling down the field of remaining players, the winners side of the bracket was winding down with the following round results:

Scott Rabon over Helena Thornfeldt 9-1
Rocky Guell over Danny Turner 9-7
Eric Chumley over Travis Dorn 9-7
Stevie Moore over Monica Webb 9-3

Eric Chumley over Rocky Guell 9-5
Stevie Moore over Scott Rabon 9-3

Moore and Chumley met and abruptly ended with a final score of 9-4.

The one loss side eventually saw such matches as:
Larry Nevel over Shannon Daulton 7-3
Helena Thornfeldt over Monica Webb 7-6

Thornfeldt went on to defeat Rocky Guell 7-3, before finally succumbing to Larry Nevel 7-4. Nevel had made it to the match with Thornfeldt after a determined match with Scott Rabon ending in a score of 7-0. Nevel then continued his dynamic run over Eric Chumley in the semi-finals 7-0 to ensure his place in the finals against Moore.

The finals proved to be a very tight set between Stevie Moore and Larry Nevel, however, Moore had the comfort of knowing that Nevel had to excel twice against him for the title of The Carolina Classic V champ – this was not to be the case as Stevie Moore was able to finish out the set and left as the winner of the event.

In addition to Moore and Nevel's great finish, there were so many players this weekend that showed tremendous heart amongst the field – congratulations to Eric Chumley and Helena Thornfeldt on their third and fourth place finishes – both of these players won many battles along the way. The crowd always enjoys seeing the lady contingent show up at these regional events and along with Monica Webb and Helena Thornfelt, there were two other female competitors that made a mark – Allie Haywood and Donna Franklin, both ladies earned $25 each for winning the top lady finisher prize. If you would like additional scores from this event, see

The tour would like to thank all of their sponsors, the players, and Jimmy Hodges for hosting a great event. Although there will not be any events scheduled for the entire month of October (due to Shannon Daulton participating in the Carolina Open and US Open), the regular tour schedule will continue the first weekend of November at Diamond Billiard Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee.