Congratulations Dylan Spohr

2021 Maryland State 8-Ball Bar Box Champion

#TeamTTMD would like to congratulate, Dylan Spohr on his successful run to the championship title.

(SP) Dylan Spohr

This past weekend saw the best players in the area getting together to compete to see who would be the titleholder of the 2021 Maryland State 8-Ball Bar Box Championship.

During warm-up, Dylan stopped over to chat and offer some advice on my stroke, this is the kind of guy Dylan is and we are thankful to have him as a member of our team. After hitting a few balls he said: “see doesn’t that feel better”, in fact– it did and I took the advice and have been using it since.

In between matches Rick Scarlato Jr., Tournament Director, Promoter at On The Hill Productions, and host of the Maryland State Tournaments, motioned for me to join Dylan in the streaming booth, which was a pleasure to do. Dylan is very comfortable commentating and is a natural at “seeing” the table. We are looking forward to his talent and eye for the sport, supporting our upcoming TTMD Tournaments.

Although my tournament was over, I had a chance to watch our teammates compete. Thank you to Dave Mason for his solid effort and to Sarah Ivans for supporting the team. It is a great feeling to see our teammates out supporting one another.

Dylan’s road to the championship

  • (W) Steve Johnson
  • (W) Jeff Ball
  • (W) Steve Fleming
  • (W) Kyle Dilly
  • (W) Bryan Jones
  • (W) Jimmy Varias
  • (L) Jimmy Varias (Final 1st set)
  • (W) Jimmy Varias(Final 2nd set)
Dylan Spohr and Jimmy Varias

Of note, Jimmy had a very strong 1st set in the final needing to double-dip Dylan. Jimmy broke and ran multiple times while also running out on several of Dylan’s dry breaks. Leaving Dylan barely a sniff at the table the entire first set. Dylan true to form– stayed focussed and had a very strong second set to take the title.

The players enjoyed excellent equipment, superb food, and comradery with our #PoolFamily, while our friends at home enjoyed a top-notch stream watching their favorite local players.

Thank you to On The Hill Productions and Brews & Cues On The Blvd for all they do to help promote and grow the sport.

Check out the coverage from this past weekend here.