News and events from the North Dakota region. The original since 2005.
We were saddened to learn the news that former Dakota Poker League state champion Joyce Whitmore from Hope, ND passed away unexpectedly at the end of January. Back in 2007 before the formation of FPN things were separated by state champions. Joyce beat the whole state of ND to win a $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat. She played that summer and held the title for the longest lasting FPN player ever in the WSOP until 2015. Joyce made it to day 3 playing some unbelievable remarkable poker just falling short of making it into the money. Joyce played in multiple leagues in her area and will be missed at the tables.
Chad Herring from Fargo, ND won the National online TOC this past Sunday. He bested out 60 other players to get qualified for the Nationals on January 28th. Joining him will be Chad Kolloen who won the summer regional tournament the weekend before. Chad is from Dickinson, ND. Congrats to both the Chad's and get ready for some sun and fun in Las Vegas!
Jonathan Lattergrass who plays at the Bowler in Fargo, ND has been drawn for the July 2 pair or better drawing. John scratched off three 2's to get qualified. Congrats John and pack your bags you are going to Vegas this winter!
Ron James from Fargo, ND has scratched his way to Las Vegas for the Nationals. Ron scratched off four acesto get qualified. He will be joining the rest of the field as it gets set to compete for the $25,000 prize pool this winter. Congrats Ron!
Ken Albrecht from Bismarck, ND is heading to Las Vegas this summer for the June 3rd Nationals! Ken just turned in a scratch poker card where he scratched off 4 of a kind. Ironically he scratched off four - 4's. He used all seven attempts, but the got there. Way to go Ken!