Clarence Osentwoski from Drifters Pool Room in Lincoln, NE was a dominate force in the recent Vegas or Bust National Championship. Altogether there were 99 competitors that came from 19 different states to Las Vegas at the MGM poker room. Clarence played solid poker all day and came in sixth place to win himself a $1,000 seat into the World Series of Poker Event #59 the following day. The top eleven players all won a seat into Event #59 with the overall winner also receiving a $10,000 Main Event Seat. Altogether over $22,000 in cash and prizes were awarded and Clarence was able to get a piece of that.
On April 21st Rod "Rodster" Lovig (The Depot) and Karen Sjullie (TD Club) both longtime and well known players in the league we able to break through and win at the Nebraska State Championship. There were a couple close moments while we were on the bubble player, but both made it through to win their first ever state victory. Joining the Rodster and Karen were Clarence Osentowski (Legends), Steve Schluns (Wheelers), and Ron Anderson (Blarney Stone). All five have qualified and will compete at the National Championship on July 4th to try and win one of the twelve seats into this years World Series of Poker!
Recently the Free Poker Network has joined the racing circuit sponsoring Corey Haase racing in the Norfolk area. If you get a chance to see him and the number two car make sure to cheer him on!!!
We are gearing up for our state championship run with the Nebraska Vegas or Bust championship leading us off. This Saturday at the Depot in Norfolk 76 poker players from around the state will be battling for the top five spots to see who will be qualified for Vegas or Bust National Championship in Las Vegas at the MGM Casino on July 4th. The top two players will win an airfare allowance and a hotel stay at Hooters from July 3rd through the 6th. Altogether there are 18 players who will start with having an advantage of a double stack by qualifying in both the fall and winter quarters, but in poker anything can happen. See you Saturday!
The day was Sunday February 19th when Bob Timberlake got the monkey off his back. Bob a big supporter of the league and bar owner out of Omaha, NE was able to take down the regional winners online championship. Every person who won a regional for the fall quarter competed online for a full Vegas package and a spot in the Vegas or Bust National Championship. Bob who won the Eastern Nebraska regional took the regional online championship tournament down. Bob has been very, very close in live play, he is a fixture in the NE state championships and has made the final table three times and now has his spot secured. He will be playing for a double stack at the state championship and we all look for him to go deep and make a run at the double stack for Nationals.