Stevie Moore and Jess Tabet Latest Winners on Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour

Stevie Moore

The Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour dropped into Side Pocket Cue Club & Grill in Marietta, Georgia, over the weekend of December 6-7, 2008, with the onlookers keeping an eye on such noticeable names as T.F. Whittington, Paul Song, Jessie Middlebrook, and Stevie Moore.

Pushing his way to the finals was Stevie Moore after shifting to the one-loss side earlier in the event.  Moore diligently made his way through his challengers until he found himself in the quarter final round with T.F. Whittington. Whittington would be just another step for Moore to move up the ladder as he bested Whittington 7-5 to run into Jessie Middlebrook, who had lost the easy in into the finals while matched up against Jason Stemen in the hot-seat. Middlebrook kept it tight, but ended up down 7-4 to Stemen and found himself face to face with a force to be reckoned with in Moore.  Moore dropped Middlebrook 7-0 to have his shot at Stemen.

In the finals, Stemen held his own pushing Moore to earn his first place spot this past weekend, but that was exactly what he did. Moore finished off the weekend up 9-6 over Stemen in this $1500 added open event. Other honorable mentions, highest senior finisher and $50 went to B.R. Tatum; highest woman $50, Amy Chen; and $20 went to a local non-profit to cap it off.

On Sunday, the amateur/semi pro $500 added division saw Duane Bourgeois snag the hot-seat from Jess Tabet on the hill 5-4, only to be bested by him in the finals in a devastating 7-1 loss.  Tabet may have had the better of the deal as he had to keep in stroke to make it past his opponent in the semis, Amy Chen 4-1, before having another shot at Bourgeois.

The tour wishes to thank Side Pockets (and staff) and Woody McClure for hosting an event this season. Next up:

The J. Pechauer Atlanta Open

Atlanta, GA
December 13 - 14, 2008

$1500 total guaranteed added: $1000 added open (Saturday only); $500 added amateur/semi-pro second chance tourny Sunday only

For more information, visit the Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour website at

File photo courtesy of Bruce Clayton