The events started on Friday night with Mixed Scotch Doubles. TTMD was well represented in this event. Nicole Nester, Dylan Sphor, Karen Mundock, Jon Mundock, Steve Johnson, and Tracy Johnson all played in it. In the end, the unstoppable duo of Nicole Nester and Dylan Sphor took 1st place.
Nicole and Dylan did not stop there!! In the Women’s Open event Nicole suffered an early 2nd round loss and battled 7 rounds on the B side to double dip her opponent Vicki Weaver in the finals. Way to go Nicole!! Then in the Men’s Open event Dylan went #undefeated and took 1st place again! Congratulations Dylan!! These two are on fire!!!
We are so blessed to have two amazing pool players and sportsmen out there representing teamTTMD. Thank you both!
Congratulations to Karen Mundock on her 13th/16th place finish in the Women’s event. And thank you Jon Mundock and Steve Johnson for representing!!!
This tournament raised over $47,000 for the THON. Great job to all that were involved.
We are definitely hoping to attend this event next year! Also, Thank you to Duane Zimmerman for the live stream!
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!
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.
#5 Nicole Nester
#30 Eugenia Gyftopoulos
#20 Colleen Knauff-Shoop
5th – 6th
#13 Kelly Daniel and #25 KTWO Yu
7th – 8th
Christina. 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.
The tournament was hosted by On the Hill Productions, Tournament Director, Loye Bolyard, Beverlee Dillow and Streaming by Dave Nangle. Saturday’s event brought in 32 ladies from around the DMV area, as well as some newcomers from New York and New Jersey. One impressive young lady even flew in from California! This was a Fargo handicapped tournament.
Nicole Nester went undefeated and captured the title “Women’s Maryland State 9-ball Champion” Her composure and confidence at the table were an inspiration.
(R1) Win vs D. Stickler, 6-2
(R2) Win vs J. Wilson, 6-3
(R3) Win vs J. Prescop, 6-2
(R4) Win vs. K. Daniel, 6-1
(HS) Win vs. Eugenia Gyftopoulos, 6-1
(Final) Win vs. T. Malm, 6-0
Special Thank you to Brews and Cues on the Blvd, and their amazing Staff. Especially our favorites, Tina Castillo-Morfessis, Gigi Morfessis, and Gabe.
We are excited to announce Nicole Nester has joined TTMD Billiards Streaming.
Nicole hales from Hazle Township PA. and says “I started playing pool at the local bowling alley with my friends on the weekends after that the rest was history.”
Nicole went on to join the J Pechauer Northeast Women’s Tour (JPNEWT ), finishing second in the standings for 2014. As a result, she qualified to compete in the WPBA Regional Tour Championship where she cashed, placing 17th.
Recently in the BCA Championships, Nicole finished 5/6th in 9-Ball and 9th-12th in 8 Ball as well as placing 5th in the American Cue Sports tournament. Both of these prestigious events were held in Las Vegas and are an indicator of her confidence and ability to compete at the highest level.
Thank you Nicole for joining Team TTMD Billiards Streaming.