Trena Kolstad from Jumping Jacks in Isanti, MN became the first person qualified for the Casino Royale National Championship in Oct/Nov. Trena simply showed up all four weeks in April to get qualified and was randomly drawn. Congrats Trena!
With all the state championships there have been a lot of new winners and we have even more to announce and report on. The April 2 pair or better drawing winner was Mike Sprouls out of Wayne, NE. Mike turned in a pair of 6's & 4's to get entered. Allen Wagner from Coleraine, MN just sent us a 4 of a kind scratch poker ticket having scratched off 4 aces! Both Allen and Mike are qualified for Nationals on May 29th. Cliff Matthews who plays out of Suhmers Saloon in Eagle Bend, WI was the March perfect attendance winner. Cliff won 100 scratch cards to try his luck at qualifying for Nationals along with Allen and Mike.
Janet Borth from Bovey, MN was the lucky winner recently for the March 2 pair or better drawing. Janet turned in trip aces to get herself qualified for the drawing. By having her card pulled she has now qualified for the Vegas Vacation National Championship on Friday, May 29th in Las Vegas. Congrats Janet.
Tiep Bui from Philadelphia, PA was the big winner back on April 1st. Tiep won the FPN Monthly Online tournament to get qualified for the Vegas Vacation National Championship on May 29th. Tiep outlasted 136 other players for the big win, congrats!
REGIONAL & STATE PLAYOFFS
Most regionals and state championships have been locked down. There are only a few remaining which we are finalizing. Please make sure to check our the leaderboard pages of the state you play in to make sure you know where to be and when.
The National Championship has been set for Friday, May 29th in Las Vegas. We are still nailing down a few last minute details with the hotel/poker room. The date is set in stone.
The National Online Tournament of Champions has been set for Tuesday night April 28th, at 7pm Central Time.