Steve Yancheski from Hightopps Backstage Grille was able to take down the Maryland State Championship this past weekend to qualify himself for the Vegas or Bust National Championship winning airfare allowance and a free hotel stay at Hooters Casino. Qualifying with Steve for the Vegas or Bust National Championship is Shaun Dull and Jim Hibbert both players also from Hightopps. Way to go guys!
Andrew Milto from the Horseshoe Pub in Kingsville, MD made the most out of hir trip to Las Vegas to play in the Poker Pro National Championship. Andrew sat down with the remaining 75 players left in the Poker Pro Promotion to see who the top 10 would be that would win a seat into the following days $1,080 Bellagio annual Five Diamond Classic tournament. First place was the coveted $10,000 FPN Poker Pro contract. In the end he came a little short of first going out in fouth respectively, but was still was a big winner and got a free buy-in into the Bellagio's tournament the following day. He goes back to Maryland with a great experience.
Mike Darenzo from Hightopps Backstage Grill in Timonium, MD was drawn for the September perfect attendance drawing. Mike played all four weeks at Hightopps and was the 44th person randomly drawn. Lucky for him the first 43 people missed one or more weeks. By attending all of Hightopps Sept. events Mike has won himself a Las Vegas voucher good for a 2-4-1 airfare and a free stay at select casino hotels. Have fun in Vegas Mike!
Andrew Milto (pictured) from the Horseshoe Pub recently became the new Maryland State Champion by outlasting Barbara Hickman (pictured) from McAvoy's and Jim Hibbert from Hightopps along with the rest of the field. All three have qualified for the National Championship, but for his win Andrew won the airfare package and hotel stay at Harrah's. We look forward to seeing everyone in Vegas!
Jimmy Lundquist from Hightopps Bar & Grill in Timonium, MD has done it again, winning the Sin City Showdown State Championship. Jimmy represented Maryland in the Gold Rush 2 National Championship this past December at the Golden Nugget in Vegas, cashing $900 for 7th place.