TTMD Billiards Streaming was well represented

TTMD Players out shooting all weekend long!

It was a busy pool weekend for the area. There were a variety of money tournaments and league tournaments going on all over the DMV area, especially in Maryland. Team TTMD had players from all over competing.

TTMD Player Steve Johnson

For some of us, the weekend started on Friday night. Wayne Everhart and I were on-site at Triple Nine’s running the JPNEWT first ever Chip Tournament. It was a blast! It went very quickly. We cannot wait to do another one. Also, TTMD player Steve Johnson was out shooting in a tournament at Milford Billiards. Congratulations on your 3-way split of 1st place Steve!

Like most Saturdays’ a lot of pool was happening, everywhere. TTMD players Sarah Ivins and David Mason shot a 9-ball team event at Bankshots Bar and Grill in Laurel, MD. Dylan Sphor and partner Thomas Haas were shooting in a doubles tournament in Waynesboro, Pa. Congratulations on your 2nd place finish guys! Brandon Stidham was shooting in the APA MVP tournament at Center Pockets. Dotti and Fred Prietz were shooting in a JNT doubles tournament at Brews and Cues, while Jon Mundock, Lucas Kilgore and Brian Kilgore were all playing in the JNT Short Rack at Brews. Steve Johnson was shooting in a 9-ball tournament in Delaware. KTWO was shooting in DC APA Singles Regionals for both 8 and 9 Ball. Congratulations KTWO for winning your 8-ball bracket. You are going to Vegas!!! Side Note: KANKAN (KTWO) was playing in both the 8 and 9 ball APA regional tournaments at the same exact time. It was an absolute grind for her all day long. In the end, she won the 8-ball bracket but lost the 9-ball bracket by 1 ball in the finals! We are so proud of you KTWO! Way to grind it out!

TTMD Ambassador KTWO

TTMD Billiard Streaming onsite at JPNEWT Stop #1 (DAY 1)

Saturday was a very busy day for the streaming team of TTMD. We were up early and back at it, on-site to bring live professional coverage of JPNEWT Tour stop #1 at Triple Nines in Elkridge, Maryland. Like most tournaments there were some hiccups and delays, however, we persevered!! It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Lai Li and Judie Wilson. You ladies rock! Thank you so much for helping me set up those brackets and get the tournament rolling! It was a bit overwhelming!

Wayne was doing his thing, and soon everything was set up for “The Voice” George Hammerbacher to kick things off.

Representing Team TTMD at the JPNEWT Saturday Semi-Pro event were, Karen Mundock, Lindsay Carroll, Lai Li, TTMD Stream Sponsor Gina Cunningham, and of course, I played too. Also, repping TTMD was Kimberly Smith-Martin!! It was so awesome to see Kim in her TTMD gear this weekend! We are proud of all of you for competing and we hope you attend more JPNEWT events in the future.

Michelle Brigerman

Shout out and an extra special thank you to TTMD Ambassador, Michele Brigerman. Not many of you know but Michele has been with TTMD since day one. She is my go-to person for everything!! Well, Saturday Michele showed up to check on Wayne and me, like she always does, and within 2 minutes of her arrival, I had her working! I was in the middle of a match and ran up to her, threw a camera in her hand, and said please take pictures! For the next 2 hours, she took pictures of all the ladies playing in the event. So, most of the pictures featured in this blog were taken by my bestie, Michele Brigerman. Thank you so much, sweetie!

Jon Mundock was also on-site at Triple Nine’s playing in their weekly Saturday night tournament, directed by The Hammer. Congratulations on your 2nd place finish Jon! If you looking for something to do on a Saturday night you should check out this tournament!

Stay tuned for the blog covering this past Sunday’s action, as there was just too much to jam into one post. 🙂

Thank you all for representing Team TTMD. Wayne and I are so lucky to have such an amazing, hardworking, helpful, and dedicated team.

Ladies of the J. Pechauer NorthEast Women’s Tour (JPNEWT) Supports Local Tournament

This past weekend The Ladies of the JPNEWT were out competing in the Women’s Maryland State 9-Ball Championship.

On the Hill Productions’, Tournament Directors Loye Bolyard and Beverlee Dillow host 8 ball, 9 Ball, and 10 Ball Maryland State events each year. However, this was the first-ever Women’s only Maryland State tournament and the Ladies of the NEWT were excited to participate. The tournament was held at Brews and Cues on the Blvd. This was a Fargo-rated Handicapped tournament with Texas Express rules.

The JP NorthEast Women’s Tour was well represented at this event, 14 of the 30 women in the event were Ladies of the JPNEWT. It was so great seeing so many women come out and play. There were women from all over the country participating in this event.  Most of the women were from the DMV area, however, there were many others from New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and even all the way from California. The competition was fierce all day.

In the end, one our very own JPNEWT Lady’s were victorious.

Nicole Nester went undefeated and captured the prestigious title of Women’s Maryland State 9-Ball Champion!!! Nicole played fantastic all day, never losing focus and dominating the field with scores of 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1, and 6-0. Congratulations on your victory Nicole, you worked hard and truly deserve it. We cannot wait to see you in action on the tour this year.

Coming in 3rd place and also playing fantastic all day was Eugenia Gyftopoulos. Eugenia is ranked #31 on the WPBA. She had a very strong showing this event with match scores of 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, then a loss to Nester 6-2 and Malm 7-1. Congratulations on your 3rd place finish. We wish you the best of luck on the WPBA tour this year.

Colleen Knauff-Shoop took 4th place in the event. Colleen suffered an early 2nd round loss to KTWO, but she did not let it get her down! She then ground through the B side, with match scores of 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 5-2 before meeting KTWO again and getting her payback with a score of 6-3. Colleen then fell short to Malm 7-3. Congratulations on your 4th place finish you absolutely worked for it. Your determination and preservation are an inspiration. It’s nice to have you back playing with us, we missed you!

Colleen Knauff-Shoop

5th/6th place was captured by Kelly Daniel and KTWO Yu. Both women are newer to the JPNEWT and have been working hard these past 2 years, playing in higher-level tournaments and practicing often. This was the first time these women cashed in a singles tournament, and it was a huge milestone for both of them. The Ladies of the NEWT are proud of both of you.

PlacedPlayer Name
1st#5 Nicole Nester
2ndTina Malm
3rd#30 Eugenia Gyftopoulos
4th#20 Colleen Knauff-Shoop
5th – 6th#13 Kelly Daniel and #25 KTWO Yu
7th – 8thChristina. Madrigale and Theresa Tascarella
9th – 12th#19 Cecilia Strain, #36 June Prescop, #42 Jane Im and Tina Castillo
13th – 6th#1 Linda Shea, #12 Lynn Richards, Gigi Callejas, and Christie Hurdel
17th – 24th #3 Judie Wilson, #27 Mary Watkins and #34 Debra Pavan Peterman, Lindsay Carroll, Isabel Perez, Belinda George, R. Orski, Rachel Walters,
25th – 32nd #10 Kelly Wyatt, S. Loveland, Terri Goodrich, Ran Ji, and S. Winpigler
The # before the player’s name denotes their 2021 end-of-year JPNEWT ranking.

We had the opportunity to meet so many new women that share our passion for the sport.

These women were fun, personable, and motivating to everyone around them. I cannot wait for them to join us on the JP NorthEast Women’s Tour this year. Isabel Perez, Dawn Stickler, Lindsay Carroll, Gigi Callejas, Theresa Tascarella, and Rachel Walters

Special thanks to Dave Nangle for having Linda Shea in the booth. We appreciate it.