News and events from the South Dakota region.

Nicole Drake Wins July Perfect Attendance

Nicole Drake from Brandon, SD who also happens to be the owner of Valley Lanes has been a long time supporter of the league. She play poker every week with all her patrons in a great fun league and it's now won her the July perfect attendance drawing. She sat down with all the players every Wednesday night and pointed two of those four weeks. The July perfect attednance drawing was for a seat into the National Championship this December. Now Nicole can go for the elusive double stack at Nationals as she squeaked out a regional appearance in July as well by five points.

Welcome Back Yankton

The Free Poker Network / Dakota Poker League is back in Yankton! Starting on Thursday nights at Cheers Bar & Grill at 7pm you will be able to qualifiy for the best poker promotions in the country. Hope to see you there!

Sportsmen's Rendezvous Hosts Sin City Showdown State Championship

90 players from around the state of South Dakota have qualified for this championship tournament. The top 6 players earn a seat in the Sin City Showdown National Final on July 2nd in Las Vegas.

Players to watch: Brian Kozak is a former National Champion, representing the hometown bar Sportsmen's Rendezvous! He was the big winner of the Destination Las Vegas 2010 contest.Terry Gloe is the reigning state champ who played in the Gold Rush 2 National Championship this past December. Tanya Rausis is playing in her 5th straight state championship and has come close with a final table appearance. She is looking earn her way to Vegas and make a big splash!Troy Sattler, Brad Badten, Curt Swier, Eric Tycz, and Dave Halvorson all have championship experience having won a major prize package in the league in the past.This may be the toughest championship field in SD ever!

Thanks to the staff at the Sportsmen's Rendezvous for hosting this championship event and GOOD LUCK PLAYERS!

Terry Gloe Wins Again in South Dakota State Final

web_final_table_160For the first time ever the South Dakota Championship was taking place in Tyndall, SD at the Sportsmen's Rendezvous. The field was quite extensive and the players were getting after it early and often. Charlie Lawrence from the Only One was off to a commanding lead early as he knocked out the first player within 20 minutes of the tournament start. Mark Elmer from Jackson's Golf Club was the unfortunate victim when he held top two pair only to run into Charlie's trips.

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All Three SD Regional This Weekend

sin-city-playoffsAll three South Dakota Regionals will take place this weekend.  The Northeast corner of the state will be playing in Aberdeen on Saturday night April 9th at 7pm.  The Southeast corner will either be attending the Saturday April 9th regional at noon or the Sunday April 10th regional at noon.  All regional and direct qualifiers will come together on Sunday April 17th in Tyndall for the state championship with a 1pm start.  Good Luck!

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