News and events in the Maryland region.
Derek Williams, the Maryland qualifier from Hightopps, took his shot at a $1,500 package at the Party at the Palms National Championship on June 28th. The championship was played on the 25th floor at the Palms Casino in the Kingpin and Erotic suites. The night before Hugh Hefner had rented out the entire floor and held a private pajama party. Twelve hours before the FPN National Championship had begun there were playboy bunnies running around in the exact same suites!!!
Unfortunately for Derek he came up a little short and wasn't able to win one of the packages, but that doesn't mean he didn't have fun. Derek partied with the other players and crew into the wee hours of the morning as we watched the sun come up. Derek's name was drawn for playing one of the "pro's" heads up and he went up against Steve Pris, a league employee, and in a see-saw battle Derek was able to come out victorious for a cool $100.
Ed Flynn from Jad's Caddyshack, Jeff Busick from Hightopps, and Don White from Jad's Caddyshack are getting ready to play for their
chance to win a 7-day cruise package for two. All three players made it
through the Maryland regional and will compete against 16 other players
from around the nation for an exclusive 19 person tournament with the
winner receiving the cruise package. While on-board the cruise there
will be a 10 person tournament with the winner receiving a $10,000
Grand Prize package to Las Vegas with multiple tournament buy-ins
featuring two World Series of Poker events.
The online tournament that Ed, Jeff, and Don will compete in, will be
held on Sunday February 22nd at 7:00 EST. Any player that would like
to watch can download our software from our homepage to watch the
tournament and root the players on.
With the first session of Ship It! in the books we have seven new players that have clinched their playoff spot. The ironic thing is this will be the first playoffs apperance for everyone of them. Not one person in the previous two promotions that made the playoffs was able to make it again in session one, but there is still hope as session two hasn't wrapped up yet.
But a big congratulations is in order for the following players from Jad's Caddyshack Vinny Previti, Michael Blanton, Ed Flynn, and Vincent Sakowski. And playing out of Hightopps Tyler Alfeldt, Jeff Busick, and Jeff Pritchard as all seven will be grinding it out trying to come aboard to set sail.
The championship for the Ship It! promotion for Maryland poker players will be held on Saturday January 31st at 5:00 pm. It will be held at Jad's Caddyshack in Essex. We wish all the players the best of luck
The Regional Championship Tournament is almost here! One lucky winner will win airfare and hotel to Las Vegas to compete in the National Championship. At the National Championship we will be awarding 8 seats into a World Poker Tour Event and also 1 bonus World Series of Poker seat.
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