Joel Smith Wins $10,000 Main Event Seat and CASHES!!

Joel Smith from the Rockin Horse in Richville MN became the latest FPN National Champ (winning the "Vegas Vacation" promo) and went on to cash over $15,000 in the 2015 WOrld Series of Poker!

The great state of Minnesota is the largest region in the league!

Virginia Schenck Wins Spring Regional Tournament

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!

Bradley Beauchene Wins Aug 2 Pair Drawing

Bradley Beachene from St. Paul, MN was recently drawn for our 2 pair or better drawing to get qualified for the Casino Royale National Championship in Las Vegas.  Bradley turned in trip 7's to get qualified.  Pack your bags and get ready!

Joel Smith Getting Ready for his Chance at Riches!

Joel-Smith HeaderJoel Smith, the most recent FPN National Champion is gearing up for the WSOP Main Event tomorrow July 7th for his chance at millions of dollars.  Joel recently won the National Championship in Las Vegas not even two weeks ago and tomorrow will be seated into the $10,000 Main Event.  To follow along Joel's progress check out our facebook page for the latest updates. 

We wish Joel the best of luck!

Craig Morningstar Wins July PA

Long time player Craig Morningstar from Rich's bar in Annandale, MN was the big winner in July.  He showed up all five Wednesday's at Rich's bar and was drawn for the July perfect attendance.  Just by showing up he has won a spot at the National Championship in Las Vegas!  Congrats Craig!

Trena Kolstad First Qualifier for Casino Royale National Championship

Trena Kolstad from Jumping Jacks in Isanti, MN became the first person qualified for the Casino Royale National Championship in Oct/Nov.  Trena simply showed up all four weeks in April to get qualified and was randomly drawn.  Congrats Trena!

Minnesota Tradition Continues

  • OVer ninety (90) WSOP buy-ins including five (6) $10,000 Main Event seats have been awarded to Minnesota players!
  • Over $338,865 and counting..seats, air/hotel packages, and other bonus prizes have been awarded to Minnesota players since 2005!! This does NOT include prizes given away at nightly events, regional events, and other miscellaneous prizes. This is major prizes only!!!

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