Jimmy Miles from Brothers Bar & Grill in Rochester, Minnesota emerged as the big winner following a great championship weekend of poker action at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. The payoff was a poker player's dream: Airfare for two to Las Vegas, Limo pickup, $2,000 spending cash, $1,000 hotel suite allowance, dinner and show tickets, and $5,000 worth of tournament buy ins!
We are only three short days away from possibly crowning a new NATIONAL CHAMPION! The reason why we can't say we will be crowning a new National Champion is becuase Joel Smith (MN) will be playing in his 6th National Championship. In FPN history we have never had a two time National Champion, however Joel will have the opportunity to not only become the first person to win it twice, but also do it back to back.
Everyone that is coming to Vegas has been invited to our suite on Friday night for some free cocktails to unwind before we get after it the next day. Steve and the promotional girls will be there all dressed up so if you are coming, make sure to have your camera ready!
National Championship Date: Weekend of January 29th-31st. Championship tourney 9AM Saturday, January 30th at Golden Nugget poker room. There will be a weekend of great poker action:
HOTEL DETAILS:GOLDEN NUGGET (800) 634-3454 - When booking, use the code code "GSPOK01" with "FREE POKER NETWORK" to get these great rates: weekday $49, weekend $99. Please note there is 13% tax added and a $20 resort fee.
In September Joe Sculley from Sculley's Shooters in North Platte Nebraska was drawn for the two pair or better drawing. Joe is the bar owner and is the first bar owner in FPN's history to win the scratch poker drawing. Congrats to Joe! He is now qualified for our national championship on January 30th at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas!
Virginia Schenck who plays out of the Lakefield VFW in Minnesota last month won the spring regional online tournament. Viriginia was the winner of the her regional in the southwest corner of MN to get qualified. She then competed against all other regional winners and took them down. It's only about a dozen person tournament so it's a very valuable opportunity to get qualified for the National Championship. Make sure to keep that in mind with the upcoming regionals in October which most have been posted. Congrats Virginia, see you in Vegas!