TeamTTMD @ The Green Turtle

This post is a bit overdue in that the tournament was held on 4/25/2021

TeamTTMD was well represented with a contingent of players, shooting in the 550 and under Fargo, 9 Ball Tournament at The Green Turtle in the Harford Mall, Harford County, MD.

It was nice to see players from all over the area coming together and supporting local tournament director Brian Kilgore. The Green Turtle has been stepping up and working hard to improve the tournament. The players were treated to new Dynasphere balls this time around.

Thank you to our teammates (SP) Mary Watkins, (SP) Nick Spriggs, (SP) Wayne Everhart, (SP) Kelly Daniel, (PR) Michelle Brigerman, (PR) Kan-Kan, and (PR) Kimberly Smith-Martin for taking the trip. Watching the team, cheering one another on was a great feeling.

Thank you Kelly Daniel and Kimberly Smith-Martin for the photos.

The event, for our team, was highlighted by an excellent run by Michelle Brigerman and Nick Spriggs.

For Michelle, this was a very special day in that this was the highest she has placed in a non-APA singles event. We are very proud of Michelle for branching out into singles tournament play. She had a great showing besting some solid shooters placing tied for 9th.

(PR) Michelle Brigerman

Nick Spriggs was shooting some absolute stellar pool, jumping and kicking to get out more than once. Nick said he just ran out of gas, finishing in 3rd. We are looking forward to watching Nick’s game mature. The sky is the limit for this young talent.

(SP) Nick “The Kid” Spriggs

Don’t be shy in reaching out to Brian Kilgore for the next “Turtle Tournament”.

(PR) Michelle Brigerman, Brian Kilgore, Lai Li

Third Place Finish for Kelly Daniel and Vinnie Biondo Sr.

Scotch Doubles Tournament; The New Green Room Billiards hosted by Alishia Hixson

Congratulations to (SP) Kelly Daniel and (VIP) Vinnie Biondo Sr., for battling it out all day after being sent to the B side in their second match.

(VIP) Vince Biondo Sr, (SP) Kelly Daniel

Over the past few days, we have been hearing more of the event and some of the shot-making that took place. From many accounts, there were some wow moments.

For Kelly and Vince, this was their first time as partners, but have often faced off against one another in tournaments.

Kelly admits it was a long day and says it was hard to stay focused and be positive, but they both found a way to pick each other up when they were down. An all-important ingredient for any successful scotch doubles team. (Read more about her experience on her Facebook page)

We are extremely proud of both players for their tenacity and for representing with class.

This is the third week that Kelly has made a strong run and each time a little closer to the top. We are extremely proud of her determination and the hard work she is putting in to improve her game.

TeamTTMD was well represented by (SP) Leroy Taylor, (PR) Kim Smith-Martin, (SP) Mary Watkins, (PR) Michelle Brigerman, (VIP) John Loller, and (VIP) Zach Nantz. Thank you to all of our teammates and VIPS that competed and supported one another even though they may have had to battle against each other.

Here are a few photos from the event courtesy of Kelly Daniel.

Thank you to Alishia Hixson and The New Green Room Billiards for a well ran event.