It's with a heavy heart that we pass along the information that long time league players Eddie Dimmitt from North Platte as passed away. Eddie was a familiar face at many NE state championships and will be missed.
Doug Lage from Pilger, NE was drawn for the Scratch Poker drawing for November. Doug plays out of the Depot in Norfolk and has qualified himself for the Ultimate Poker Fantasy National Championship this summer!
This past weekend at the Daily Double in Denton poker players had their eyes on the prize of getting into the top seven to qualify for the National Championship. Jeff Shulz (Touchdown Club, North Platte) joined the elite group of three time state champions. Joining Jeff in Las Vegas was Pat McGrane (Daily Double, Denton), Rick Hammer (Blarney Stone, O'Neill), Lynda Andersen (Wheelers, Hoskins), Mike Sprouls (Wakefield Bowl, Wakefield), Chuck Roberts (Touchdown Club, North Platte) and Steve Schluns (Eagles Club, Norfolk). In the second chance tournament for one last qualifier seat for any busted players or spectator Doug Lage (Fugglies, Norfolk) won and will be joining the other seven players in Las Vegas.
The state of Nebraska was represented well at the HPT Dream Package National Championship on November 15th. Nebraska had four players in the top 30 out of 94 players. Everyone in the top 30 made it into the FPN $180 private qualifier the next day. Those four players were (24) Jeff Schulz from the Touchdown Club in North Platte, (23) Rod Lovig from the Depot in Norfolk, (16) Glenn Neighbors Jr. from the Touchdown Club in North Platte, and (7) Dusty Baker from Fugglies in Winside. Unfortunately the next day they all came up short with Rod, Jeff, and Glenn all making the final table and Jeff Schulz eventually being the bubble.
This Saturday, April 20th players from all around the state of Nebraska will converge at the Daily Double in Denton for their shot at winning a WSOP buy-in. The top SEVEN players will all win a spot at the National Championship on Saturday June, 29th and will be guaranteed a buy-in at the 2013 WSOP. Altogether 73 players have qualified for this event. As a bonus an EIGHTH seat will be given away at the 6pm freeroll open to any busted players, spectators, or public. This could be the first step in changing someone's fortune forever!!! Good luck to all players.