TeamTTMD Weekly Recap

TeamTTMD was well represented in Chris Wilburn’s DMVAT Event #6 at Center Pocket in Bowie, MD.

We are proud of our players for stepping into the box for this non-handicapped tournament. Thank you, Lenny Vally, Michael Bumpass, and Nick Spriggs.

Nick Spriggs – Grinds Through B Side to Split the DMVAT.

Justin Mast, Nick Spriggs, Pampi Pamplona

TTMD Sponsored Player Nick Spriggs was on a mission!

Nick Lost his first match to Harshit Kedia four games to seven before going on a blistering eight-match win streak, beating some intense competition. First on his list was our very own Lenny Valley, then on to David Sund, David Zecena, Shawn Jackson, and Rick Miller.

Not finished yet, TTMD Player Michael Bumpass was next to meet up with “The Kid,” who gave no quarter, taking the win, six games to three. Followed by wins over Jim Davis and Justin Mast.

Ultimately, both players, Nick and Pampi Pamplona, decided to split the cash.

B& L – Father’s Day Open Handicapped Fargo 9 Ball

Brian Kilgore and Lai Li were busy hosting their Father’s Day Open at Center Pocket.

We had several TeamTTMD players giving it their all. Thank you to Jon Mundock, Karen Mundock, Steve Johnson, and Lucas Kilgore.

Congratulations TTMD Junior Lucas Kilgore, who left it all on the table with five straight wins, downing teammate Steve Johnson along the way, taking home fifth/sixth place.

Lucas Kilgore

Talking with Jon Mundock, he is feeling good about how he played and is looking forward to the next tournament.

Friday Night 9-Ball Tournament at Brews and Cues

Congratulations to TTMD Junior Joshua Mohammed on his 5th/6th finish.

Joshua continues to improve his game, competing against the list of strong players that can be found any Friday night at Brews.

We are extremely proud of our team for all they do to represent the sport.

Junior Player – Lucas Kilgore

Joins TeamTTMDT

A huge TTMD Welcome to Lucas Kilgore!! We are thrilled to announce Lucas as a member of our player development program and a sponsored junior of TeamTTMD.

2021 was Lucas’s First competitive year of Pool.

He began the year with 186 Fargo, and with hard work grinding on the tournament scene, Lucas has elevated his game and Fargo to a 429.

Accomplishments

  • 5/15 3rd Place Doubles with Dad In the JNT
  • 5/23 1st Place Doubles with Dad in the JNT
  • 5/30 5/6th Place in Doubles with Russ Redhead in the JNT
  • 8/9 3rd Place in Doubles with Josh Mohammed IN B&L
  • 8/28 2nd Place Loss to John Moody Sr at Choptank Billiards 40 man Singles
  • 10/4 2nd Place Loss to Adam Greene in B&L 45-man Singles
  • 11/8 1st Place Doubles with Russ Redhead in B&L Doubles
  • 11/15 5/6 Place In B&L 50-man Singles

We are extremely proud of him and looking forward to sharing his journey with our pool family.

The word on the street is can swing the golf clubs too.

Michael Bumpass

We are thrilled to announce that Mike Bumpass has joined TeamTTMD.

Often you can find Mike competing in his home pool room at Diamond Billiards in Midlothian, VA.

He explains that he started playing pool for fun about 20 years ago and joined his first APA team in 2007. For Mike being “the best dad ever” was the most important thing, so he took a break from pool to support his daughters (19 & 15) in soccer, softball, track, and volleyball.

In 2019 Mike decided to get back into the sport and, within the last year and a half, has been competing in tournaments regularly.

If you ask Mike what he enjoys most about the sport, he will tell you, “I love the competition and camaraderie that comes along with playing and meeting great people who share a love for the game.” When asked about his favorite player, “Albin Ouschan” was at the top of his list.

Mike, we look forward to sharing your experiences with the pool family; thank you for being a part of our team.

Busy Weekend for Team TTMD

Thank you to all of our teammates for competing and doing what you do to support the sport.

There were several of our teammates competing for a trip to Vegas.

Congratulations to TTMD Players, David Mason, Sarah Ivins, Rachel Rea, and Dotti Prietz. It is no small feat to make it Vegas; well done.

Also a special shout out to Lenny Valley for volunteering as a referee, which can be a thankless job. When the teams were celebrating in the TTMD chat, Lenny said “I am thankful I could witness it”. Thank you Lenny for being you!

This weekend also featured the Hanna Choi Memorial held at First Break Sports Bar.

The pool players came together to put on a tribute event, with the help of Fedor Gorst, Cuetec, and many others.

Congratulations, Dylan Spohr, on his 5/8 place finish, in a very strong field packed with pros.

When listening to the commentators this weekend, it was awesome to hear them talk about Dylan. Knowing this is the first time they have met him, and how Dylan lets his game do most of his talking, It was a treat to hear them say, “listen, if you want to make some money, take this kid Dylan Spohr on the road.” I’m sure many of us from our tournament area that was listening, couldn’t help but swell with a little pride. TeamTTMD was pulling for him– as so many of his friends and family.

Teammates Brian Kilgore, and Lai Li were instrumental in making the event a success.

Thank you to Brian and Lai for the long hours grinding and for your dedication to the sport.

Fedor Gorst over Shane Wolford, 13-10; Bob Stocks Memorial 9-Ball Championship

Congratulations to Fedor Gorst on his 2022 Bob Stocks Memorial 9-Ball Championship Title.

1st Place Fedor Gorst and 2nd Place Shane Wolford
Shane Wolford offers congratulations to Fedor Gorst on his tournament win. (Photo Credit – Kelly Daniel)

The 2022 Bob Stocks Memorial 9-Ball Championship featured 30 strong regional and international pool players looking to claim the title.

Fedor Gorst went undefeated in the first two rounds, beating Rafael Reyes 7-1 and Matt Krah 7-0 to head into the single-elimination round of 16. Meanwhile, Shane Wolford earned his birth in the round of 16 by defeating Lenny Valley 7-4 and Thang Nguyen 7-3.

Both Fedor and Shane took care of business in the single-elimination round, with Fedor Gorst meeting Raphael Reyes a second time winning 11-5, then Many Chau 11-4, and Dylan Spohr 11-5. Shane Wolford moved into the final, dispatching Matt Krah 11-2, Chris Hansen 11-5, and Brandon Shuff 11-9.

Brandon Shuff and Dylan Spohr had notable performances, finishing 3rd /4th.

3rd/4th Place Brandon Shuff
3rd/4th Place Dylan Spohr

There are additional images from the event to be posted. However, we wanted to announce the winners and thank our team for working very hard to make the Bob Stocks Memorial 9-Ball Championship a success.

Thank you to Brian Kilgore and Lai Li of B&L Tournaments for their help running the brackets and making the tournament run smoothly.

Dylan Spohr, Kelly Daniel, Lai Li, Brian Kilgore and Nick Spriggs
Steve Johnson, Dylan Spohr, Lenny Valley, Nick Spriggs, Wayne Everhart, Kelly Daniel

Tournament Bracket

Stage 1 – Double Elimination

Stage 2 – Final 16 – Single Elimination

Sponsors

We would also like to thank our sponsors, THINKTECHMD, Gina Cunningham of Keller Williams Integrity, and Lambros Cues. Without their support, this event would not have been possible.