In just a few short days FPN will hold its 23rd Nebraska state championship, but for the first time it will be held in Omaha! We will be at Bob Timberlake’s bar the MVP Lounge. Poker players from all over the state will once again gather to see who the best is for this promotion. The top eight players will continue their dream of becoming the new FPN National Champion which will conclude at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on June 7th.
While in Las Vegas the new FPN National Champion will win the coveted $10,000 Main Event Seat for his or her chance at millions of dollars in the most prestigious poker tournament of the year. There will also be over $15,000 in additional buy-ins and prizes to be awarded at the FPN National Championship depending on how you finish.
Congrats to Rosemary Johnson from the Touchdown Club in North Platte, NE for taking down the latest monthly online championship qualifier for the Ultimate Poker Fantasy national final in Las Vegas June 7th. Way to go Rosemary and way to represent Nebraska! Qualify for the monthly final by playing any of the daily satellites on FPNOnline. Click "Tournament Lobby" then "Qualifiers" to find the nightly satellites. Don't forget to redeem your promo code from your gamecard. If you don't have a promo code, play any of the daily freerolls to qualify!
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!
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.
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.