Our team would like to thank On The Hill Productions and Brews and Cues on the Boulevard for a beautiful venue, fabulous equipment, and arguably the strongest field for a Maryland State Tournament to date.
(SP) Jr Hepner, (SP) Derek Crothers, (SP) Chris Funk and (SP) Wayne Everhart were onsite to set about their bid for the championship title.
The talent assembled made it clear that the tournament and the prestige associated with winning the event is taken very seriously. No matter who won the event; they were going to earn it and there would be no “lucky draw” or easy path to win the title.
Heading into day two we had 3 of our 4 players coming back to do battle and we were feeling pretty good about our chances.
Day 2, TeamTTMD was lead by Jr Hepner who made it the furthest of our group, giving a valiant effort and suffering his second loss to Brandon Shuff 7-5. Brandon is currently ranked 36th in the US by FargoRate which speaks to the strength of the field.
We would like to give a shout-out to Dorothy Strater, who not only supported the team all weekend but competed in her very first Maryland State, title event. The courage it takes to compete in a tournament of this caliber is something to be proud of. Great Job!
Although TeamTTMD did not make it to the podium this time, we are thankful for the opportunity to compete and hang out with some of the top talents in our region.
To all the competitors that took the trip to Brews and Cues for a tremendous event, congratulations to you all for making it a success. It was apparent that everyone was there to compete– but also enjoy the comradery.
On The Hill Productions’, Rick Scarlato Jr., Loye Bolyard, and Beverlee Longstreet-Dillow; thank you for all you do for the sport.
Thank you to Tony Manning and his staff at Brews and Cues for a great weekend.
This was certainly one of the best tournaments in the area to date.