This past weekend June 25th -27th, was the inaugural TTMD 10-Ball Open Championship held in Front, Royal VA at On Cue Sports Bar and Grill.
We would like to thank everyone that participated in the TTMD Billiards Streaming 10-Ball Open Championship, our volunteers were incredible, the On Cue Sports Bar and Grill event staff were phenomenal, and the players– pro and amateur alike were having a wonderful time competing and socializing with each other.
As we reflect on the event we are feeling confident we are on the right track.
The races are a bit long for some, however, this tournament is meant to demand more of the athletes, and to establish an undisputed 10-Ball Champion. With races to 9 in the double-elimination phase, then races to 11 in the round of 16, followed by a race to 13 in the final, it would be hard to argue the winner did not earn the title.
Congratulations to James Aranas, he will forever be the very first TTMD Billiards Streaming 10-Ball Open Champion.
As we plan for next year, you can be sure we will be addressing areas that we feel need some work. The match scheduled times for day 1 were off and we have made a note and will adjust accordingly. We would like to thank everyone for their patience as we adapted to the situation. From a production side, we had many planned videos and flyers we wanted to air, however, the match schedule being behind created some difficulties maintaining the plan. We had scheduled to bring additional personalities and players into the booth but, the limited space available for the broadcast equipment would not accommodate dual commentary. Given the scale of the event for a first-time run, we did very well and we will continue to improve.
We endeavor to make this a featured event and destination that will make its way onto the player’s calendar each year. There is much to experience in this historical area, including site seeing, hiking, fishing, and rafting, to name a few– an outdoor person’s paradise. As the event grows in popularity we are hopeful players will plan ahead to take advantage of what the area has to offer.
After speaking with many, we believe we can declare the inaugural TTMD Billiards Streaming 10-Ball Championship a success.
Please enjoy the photos from the tournament courtesy of our TTMD Billiards Streaming team of volunteers.
A special thank you to our tournament staff, referees, and tournament director.
TTMD Tournament Team
- Kelly Daniel
- Tabatha Lear
- Lenny Valley
- Michelle Brigerman
Thank you to Chris Wilburn for all his hard work, he was instrumental in preparing our referees leading up to the event and running the tournament bracket all weekend. Chris is the tournament director for the DMVAT a popular regional tour in our area.
Thank you to our referees.
- Chris Wilburn
- Rick Thompson
- Scott Wilburn
- Rick Bitzel
- Joey Lumsden
Thank you to On Cue Sports Bar and Grill
Owners: Cole and Danielle Haase
Security: Robert Ritter, Patrick Crary and David Aubrey
Jeremy Sossei and Jesus Atencio also had a valiant run placing 3rd.
Congratulations to Kyle Dilly on taking home top amateur in a shared top 5 finish.
Photo Courtesy of Roy’s Basement
A special thank you to our sponsors, without them this event would not have been possible.
THINKTECHMD, On Cue Sports Bar and Grill, The New Green Room Billiards, One The Hill Productions, Queens of the Green, Military Family Relief Fund Mid Atlantic, WEBROOT + CARBONITE, Gina Cunningham, Big Money Billiards, Lambros Cues, Element Risk Management, Baltimore City Cues, Charlies Pro Shop, American Billiard Covering, H&H Landscaping
We have much more to share and lots of photos coming up, keep an eye out for our follow-up post.
TTMD Billiards Streaming would like to thank Chris Wilburn for his support with the TTMD Billiards Streaming 10-Ball Open Championship.
The DMVAT and TTMD Billiards Streaming started collaboration on several projects in 2020 and has continued into 2021, where Chris has been a valuable asset to the team offering guidance and support.
If you have not been to one of Chris Wilburn’s tournaments, they are well run and offer an excellent pathway for the league player to take that next step into tournament play. The DMVAT Tour Stops are FargoRated and handicapped to give the novice player an opportunity to compete in a fair match.
The DMVAT puts on tens of events each year, sometimes 2 or more a month. If you live in the area check out their schedule as they will most certainly be visiting a pool room near you.
TTMD Billiards Streaming would like to send a huge thank you to Matt Suite of American Billiard Covering. Matt has to be one of the hardest working guys in the industry and in our opinion one of the best table technicians around.
Matt is sought after to prepare poolrooms and tournament venues for big-time competitions. As an authorized dealer for Diamond Billiard Products Inc, we knew we had to get in touch with him to support our event.
In preparation for the TTMD Billiards Streaming 10-Ball Open at On Cue Sports Bar and Grill, Matt recently recovered all the tables and checked every aspect of the equipment to make sure we are ready for our big day.
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