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Back in 1978 and 1979 Greenway Billiards had a tournament they called the Southern Open. David Howard won in '78 and Jerry Brock in '79. Does anyone recall these tourneys? I remember watching a $100.00 nine ball ring game there. Some of the players included: Grady Mathews, Keith McCready, Buddy Hall, Flyboy, Larry Hubbart and several others. All the top players of that era were there, incredible action. I recall a teenaged Keith offering anyone the 8-ball and getting no takers, Steve Mizerak putting on a exhibition, Danny Jones woofing with Larry Hubbart and action on every table. The owner had rented the building next door for the tournament and the Greenway itself was the "Green Room". The year Jerry won it, Dan Louie was third and Keith was second. Grady talks about the '79 tournament in his book. Can anyone relate anything about these tournaments? I would love to hear it. Hemicudas, you were there weren't you? Help me jog my memory bank LOL.