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.
This past weekend we had the pleasure of streaming the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Amateur Tour, by Chris Wilburn.
This tour is turning into a premier event around the DMV area, featuring top amateurs as well as league players looking to get their feet wet in an intermediate-level tournament, before moving into an open. This is a great tour to work on the mental focus and physical stamina that is often described as tournament legs, to compete at a higher level.
TeamTTMD was well represented with (SP) Wayne Everhart, (SP) Kelly Daniel, (SP) JR Hepner, (SP) Chris Funk, (PR) Brian Dietzenbach, and (PR) Lenny Valley, in attendance.
We’d like to congratulate (PR) Brian Dietzenbach on his flawless run going undefeated and taking home 1st prize, showing grit and determination– fighting through some tough matches.
Congratulations to Jim Davis and Bethany Sykes for finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Both players were playing fabulous pool all day.
(SP) Chris Funk had a strong showing placing 4th. Chris is an unflappable and respectful pool player– you will never see him lose his cool. Chris is the type of guy that will fight rack for rack in a match, but then take a few minutes afterward to work with a teammate on a particular shot or talk pool and share knowledge. We are looking forward to watching Chris compete at the MD State Bar Table 9 Ball Championship this weekend as well as the TTMD 10 Ball Open in June. Thank you Chris for all you do for our team and pool.
Congratulations to (SP) Kelly Daniel who had an absolutely fabulous run finishing tied for 9th. Kelly has been working very hard to elevate her game, focusing on tournaments like the DMVAT and the JPNEWT. Over the last few weeks, she has enjoyed 13th and 9th place finishes in some really strong fields. It is clear to everyone watching her play that she is working hard and gaining confidence. Kelly shared with us that her goal this year was to make it to the Day 2 of a JPNEWT event. We think she is well on her way!
Thank you to (SP) Jr Hepner for competing and giving your all. He and I finished 13th, played respectable pool– fought hard, and enjoyed spending time with our teammates and friends.
We wanted to give a special shout-out to (PR) Lenny Valley on his first DMVAT. Lenny was a trooper, taking the trip with no guarantee to be able to play in the event, however, he wanted to support his teammates and help out with the stream if we needed the help. Lenny was able to compete in the tournament and was “Johnny on the spot” when we needed help. Thank You!
We could not go without saying thank you to Chris Wilburn. The guy is a bundle of energy and works tirelessly to put on a fair tour for the amateurs, while also moving the event around to support many pool rooms in our region. It is not easy to be thoughtful about a tour schedule and work to avoid conflicts with other tours and tournaments. Thank you Chris for all you do to support the venues, the players, and pool.