Nice turnout of 101 out of 115 qualifiers for the Illinois State Championship recently held at Chuck's Cafe in Darien. Brook & Jason from home office attended the event and brought a nice bonus prize consisting of a pair of Chicago Bears vs LA Rams tickets. Sue & Vyto Liskunas won the tickets in a drawing. The tournament played fast and at the end there were 25 qualifiers left standing: Phil Heintz, Mike Mejia, Alex Aguirre, Adam Lender, John Aduana, Brett Zimmerma, Chris Z, Russell Holder, Stefan Carlos, Melissa Block, Maksimilian D, Joe Foster, Bill Allivato, Jack Smith, Wesley Streblo, Kadey Easton, Julie Stahler, Wendy Adamczyk D'Andrea, Jeffrey Heraud, Earl Robb, Mark Wright. The final four players earned State Champ designation along with a championship Trophy, $300 travel voucher, and the coveted MAIN EVENT seat in Nationals: Richard Korel, Bonnie Bona, Lynda Hansell, and Craig Ashley. The tournament got over just in time for the nasty winter storm that dumped about 6-12 inches of heavy snow making the trip home a little interesting! Congrats to all qualifiers, the Illinois chapter of the league will have a lot of players representing at nationals!
State playoffs have concluded for the CASH KING promotion. Did you make the cut?! Browse CASH King National Qualifiers page for a breakdown of qualifiers. The national championship series is set for February 8th-10th at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Approximately 75 players from around the league qualified directly for the CASH KING MAIN EVENT. All other national series qualifiers will have the opportunity to flight in to the MAIN EVENT via the multiple LAST CHANCE cash tourneys (top 15-20% advance) plus single table sit-n-go's. Additionally, League Champ & TOC winners will have an additional bonus freeroll qualifier to compete in. All of the qualifiers are for FPN National Series Qualifiers only, however, friends and family of FPN can compete in the nightly cash tournaments where the overall winner will earn a seat to the MAIN EVENT as well. There is STILL a way to qualify for nationals and a MAIN EVENT seat in the FPNOnline/NLOP monthly VIP tourney Friday November 30th and Sunday December 30th. (Note! ALL states are now eligible for the VIP upgrade. ALSO, if you are having problems with access to the monthly VIP tourney, it is most likely because your account was not coded as an FPN player. NLOP customer service can fix this issue, please contact them and also contact us at the league to ensure you get taken care of.)