Rodney Morris wins at Breakers

Rodney Morris

Rodney Morris has won the Open 9-Ball event at Breakers Billiards in Knoxville, Tn.

Morris started his run through the full field of 64 players with wins over Kelly Owens and Wade Ancock, but was then derailed by Robbie Langford who sent him to the one-loss side. From there, Morris would not lose another match. Wins over Lefty Bennett and David Rowell set up a match between Morris and "The Black Widow" Jeanette Lee. Morris survived a hill-hill scare and sent Lee to the stands to watch the rest of the tournament. Morris then defeated Shannon Daulton and followed that up with revenge against Langford. Wins over Bill Bailey and Tony Watson earned Morris a shot against undefeated Tony Mougey in the finals.

The first set in the true double elimination finals went by quickly with Morris racing to a 9-3 win. Mougey looked well on his way to returning the favor in the second set as he raced to a 7-3 lead. Mougey would not win another game though, as Morris won the next 6 games for the 9-7 win.

Morris collected $1500 for first place, while Mougey settled for $1000. Watson and Bailey filled out the top four spots.

We have complete brackets as well as a photo gallery from the event online.

Complete Payouts:
1st Rodney Morris $1500
2nd Tony Mougey $1000
3rd Tony Watson $600
4th Bill Bailey $500
5th/6th Robbie Langford, Nicholas Hickerson $200
7th/8th Shannon Daulton, Scott Hafley $150
9th/12th Jeanette Lee, George Breedlove, Robert Green, John Changas $100
13th/16th David Rowell, Jerry Grooms, Earl Strickland, John Brumback $75

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe