This past weekend the Free Poker Network players from the state of Wisconsin gathered at the Outer Limits in New Richmond. At stake were four spots to the Vegas or Bust National Championship with the first overall place receiving an airfare allowance and free hotel stay at Hooters casino. In the end Chris Sack from JJ's Outpost took down the tournament and becoming the new Wisconsin champ. Qualifying along with Chris was Kerry Kluever from Pitchers Pub, Shaun Bird from the Outer Limits, and Randy Henderson from Guv's Place. We look forward to seeing all four new Wisconsin winners in Las Vegas soon!
Former champion Dale Hjelmgren (pictured right) from the Outer Limits in New Richmond has done it again in his home state. Dale was able to take down Wisconsin State Championship becoming the reigning champ once again. Two years ago in the Party at the Palms National Championship Dale was able to cash for a cool $1500 and now looks for some more action at the Poker Pro National Championship. By becoming the champ he wins the airfare allowance and hotel stay as well. Respectively in second place was Martin Cue from Pitchers Pub in Madison and Bette Peterson from the JJ's Outpost in third place. Both Martin and Bette secured their spot at the Poker Pro National Championship.
It was definitely Ladies' Nights at Don's Market in Franksville, WI. Only 6 of the 26 players were women, but two are going to Nationals. Joyce Birkenmeyer (Paradise Lanes - pitctured left) took first place and Annie Esser (Pitcher's Pub) finished second.
Sheila Kinsburgy from Hammond, WI was recently one of the big 10 winners in Las Vegas. Sheila competed in the Sin City Showdown National Championship over the fourth of July weekend. There were approximately 75 players from around the United States that arrived at the Smoke Ranch Junction in Las Vegas. Sheila placed in the top 10 to win herself an entry into the WSOP event #54 the following day. Way to go Sheila!
The Western Wisconsin State Finals were held this past weekend (Saturday the 14th) at the Outer Limits Bar and Grill in New Richmond WI. The 22 players in attendance were SUPER EXCITED to hear about the runner up receiving an invitation to the National Finals, thus, giving each of them a one in ten shot at headed to VEGAS this July.