Randy Canipe wins Viking Amateur Tour Event

The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour was at Randolph's in Hickory, N.C. the weekend of November 8th & 9th, 2008 for the $3000 Added Amateur Only event. The event had 68 participants including 8 women and 26 league players who took advantage of the discount programs offered by The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour.
Players from all over the region and as far away as Florida and Ohio showed up to try and take home some of the $5970 prize fund that was up for grabs.  However, the hometown boys had this one in the bag as Randy Canipe, the owner of Randolph's took 1st and the $1570 prize that went along with it. Mackey Lowery took 2nd place and the $1050 prize that came with it.
Randy Canipe went undefeated to claim his 1st prize funds, he drew a bye in round one then proceeded to defeat Mike Bumgarner 7-3; Jeff Pruitt 7-6; Brandon Canipe 7-2; Jerry Hilton 7-5, Evan Wyatt 7-1, Mackey Lowery 7-5 in the match for the Hot Seat and once again in the set #1 of the finals 7-5.
Mackey Lowery also drew a bye in round one then proceeded to defeat David Coffey 7-6; Kevin Falsetti 7-4; Ritchie Tuttle 7-3; Matt Armstrong 7-6; Tony Morrison 7-6; Before his loss in the match for the Hot Seat to Randy Canipe 7-5, In the semi-finals Lowery defeated Mike Cantrell 7-6 to earn his trip to the finals where he once again faced Randy Canipe only to lose in set #1 of the finals.
Amy Kilby earned the spot as the highest finishing women player and for her exceptional efforts she will receive her pool league dues and weekly fees paid for the next year.

Good fortune was abound for Randolph's this weekend as Becky Canipe the co-owner of the billiard room also won the $500 Viking Cue Raffle.
As always Randolph's was an excellent host for the tournament.  Each day the players were treated with home-made food fresh from the kitchen and after the event the pool room was abound with action and the lounge area provided a place to relax for all the players.
The Viking Tour wishes to thank Randy and Becky Canipe along with the staff of Randolph's for the hospitality and great atmosphere they provided for everyone at the event.