The championship for the Ship It! promotion for Maryland poker players will be held on Saturday January 31st at 5:00 pm. It will be held at Jad's Caddyshack in Essex. We wish all the players the best of luck
With the first session of Ship It! in the books we have seven new players that have clinched their playoff spot. The ironic thing is this will be the first playoffs apperance for everyone of them. Not one person in the previous two promotions that made the playoffs was able to make it again in session one, but there is still hope as session two hasn't wrapped up yet.
But a big congratulations is in order for the following players from Jad's Caddyshack Vinny Previti, Michael Blanton, Ed Flynn, and Vincent Sakowski. And playing out of Hightopps Tyler Alfeldt, Jeff Busick, and Jeff Pritchard as all seven will be grinding it out trying to come aboard to set sail.
On June 29th at the Orleans Casino in fabulous
It was a fun time meeting Bob as he represented Maryland well, making it half way through the field. But the dream of winning it ended in 17th place. Bob's spirits still remained high as it was a nice get away vacation for him. He looks forwarded to making another championship appearance in the future as he is off to a great start by winning his league at Hightopps in the first session of the Vegas Invasion promotion.
The eventual winner of the National Championship was Clay Lipke from Breezy Point in Minnesota.
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The Regional Championship Tournament is almost here! One lucky winner will win airfare and hotel to Las Vegas to compete in the National Championship. At the National Championship we will be awarding 8 seats into a World Poker Tour Event and also 1 bonus World Series of Poker seat.
The Maryland Championship is underway...WE HAVE A WINNER! Bob Blair from Hightopps Backstage Grille is the first ever Free Poker Network Champion out of Maryland!!!
Bob has earned travel expenses up to $1,000 for his trip to Las Vegas to compete in the national championship, a 26-player freeroll for a $10,000 main event seat! Eric Leatherman from Mad River was the runner up, earning a new Ipod Nano as a consolation prize. Congrats to Bob and all the finalists in the Destination Las Vegas contest for a great run. We wish Bob the best and will have some photos from the championship event soon.