This was a special weekend for the TTMD Billiards Streaming Player Development Program.
January 28th, 2020 was the first stream for TTMD Billiards Streaming, covering Bill Bickford’s “Choice Pool League” out of Top Hat Sports Bar, in Parkville, MD.
This past weekend– our anniversary weekend, there were team members competing in the Winchester Action Billiards monthly 9-Ball tournament, a scotch doubles event at Belles’Sports Bar in Fredrick Maryland, a three-person team competition at Brix Sports Bar in Rosedale, MD, a singles event at the Mid Atlantic Pool Tour at Peninsula Billiards in Newport News VA, and the Choice Pool League finals at The New Green Room Billiards in Dundalk, MD.
Winchester Action Billiards – Monthly 9 Ball Tournament
Tournament Director – Derek Crothers
While Kelly, Kan Kan, Sarah, and I were competing in our event at Belles’ we were getting updates in our team chat on how our teammates in VA were fairing.
Derek– this events tournament director was out early, no doubt focusing on the task at hand, running the event. Derek had been on fire with 3 consecutive first-place tournament finishes. We appreciate everything he does for the team and the sport.
JR had a loss in his first round and battled 3 more rounds before losing a hill-hill thriller to Scotty Tomblin, placing just out of the money tied for 13th. JR is getting stronger each week. Thank you for representing and grinding on the tournament trail.
Tiffany Lear, our confident Junior who never ceases to amaze us, placing 5th in a very strong field, losing her last two matches to Chris Funk and Cameron Lawhorne respectively. This young lady’s natural talent is going to take her far.
Chris Funk, another quiet guy (a pattern seems to be forming), had an awesome run– placing 3rd, losing to Orion Oldham and Cameron Lawhorne. Great job Chris, thank you for being part of our team and an example of good sportsmanship.
Scotch Doubles Tournament at Belles’ Sports Bar
Tournament Director – Pat Altieri
Kelly Daniel and I had a great time meeting new people and shooting in a new venue. The food at Belles’ was superb and the waitstaff awesome.
Thank you to Pat and Barb Altieri for a smoothly managed and fun event.
Although we ran out of time because of the COVID restrictions to complete the final match, Kelly and I were happy to bow out giving the first place uncontested to Sandy and Lee, who were the better team this day.
It was nice to catch up with friends we had not seen in some time and enjoy honest competition.
Some photos from the event.
JNT 3 Person at Brix Sports Bar
Tournament Director – Joe Norton
Congratulations to Chris Martin, Greg Mitchell, and Joe Norton on their 5th place finish. These guys had a rough start when a cancelation forced them to make a roster adjustment. Joe Norton filled in and they battled to make it to the cash. Looking good gentlemen. Thank you Chris Martin for representing TTMD Billiards Streaming, and the sport with class.
Choice Pool League Finals at The New Green Room Billiards
Tournament Director – Bill Bickford
Congratulations to the 2020 Choice Pool League Champions featuring our very own Thomas Zippler. Congratulations to Team Captain Christie Hands Hurdel for putting together a stellar team and bringing home a 5K purse.
Contact Bill Bickford if interested in learning more about the Choice Pool League.
Mid Atlantic Pool Tour Peninsula Billiards, Newport News, VA.
Thank you to (SP) Nick Spriggs for taking the trip to Newport News, VA to compete in the Mid Atlantic Pool Tour, representing our team.
Nick is an invaluable member of our team, often helping with the tech and commentary during our live streams.