News and events in the Delaware region.
Gary Lance qualified for Nationals two ways - a seat in the League Champ Championship as an alternate League Champ at the Overtime Bar & Grill in Willmington, DE and also a seat in the King Slayer Championship Main Event by placing 2nd in the New Jersey State Championship. Gary made the best of his opportunity, nearly winning the whole thing. King Slayer runner-up status and $5,000 CASH. Plus, he won $125 worth of bounties along the way.
Pokernews.com live blog: https://www.pokernews.com/tours/other-tournaments/fpn-king-slayer-national-championship/main-event/chips.344167.htm
Faithful poker player Lou Cap passed away recently.
A World War II vet the highlight of his week was playing poker at Matilda's on Wednesday night and showing off the standings page to his co-workers! You will be missed!
We are very sad to announce the passing of one of our own FPN family members. Frank Casey was a passionate poker player and grassroots organizer in Delaware who lost his battle with cancer last week. We last saw Frank in November during the HPT event and he was in good spirits. Frank was instrumental in setting up the league in the Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland areas and working with the Delaware Park. His wife Janet is a former National Champion in 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Janet and we will miss Frank dearly, particularly coming up in a couple weeks for the WSOP national final.
We recently had two more scratch poker cards turned in to get two more poker players qualified for Nationals. Donald Brady from Wilmington, DE turned in four 8's to get qualified. Amy Hagen from Morris, MN turned in four 9's to get herself qualified. Both Donald and Amy have now secured their spots in Las Vegas on Friday, November 14th at the Stratosphere. Congrats!
In Delaware at Delaware Park Casino and Race Track the ladies took down the state championship. Rachel Denny and Pat Abney were the two qualifiers from the championship. Each now have their spot in the National Championship at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas on Nov. 15th and will compete to become the second National Champion from the state.