This season the Small Town Poker Tour finished in Monroe, Louisiana. Almost 300 players were struggling for the first place and $3,000 Visa Gift Card and a seat at the STPT World Amateur Championships. The players came from Arkansas, Alabama, Texas and many other southern states. After the first day there were 105 players left claiming the first place.
A remarkable thing is that ten women have taken part in the tournament, but only two women made the final table: Michelle Rison who finished third (by the way it was her first live tournament), and Debbie Goodwin who managed to finish eighth in spite of the competition and chemotherapy she is going through. No doubt, it is a very difficult period in Debbie’s life, but nevertheless she managed to find time and strength to join the charity tournament.
John Nowell is the man who won the second chance event and got a seat at the STOT Championships and a Visa Gift Card.
“I was very impressed by the turnout of volunteers we had from the Uniformed Officers of Ouachita Parish, they helped make it a success,” Mark Fracalossi, STPT Executive Producer said. So, the event benefited Uniformed Officers of Ouachita Parish.
About the Small Town Poker Tour: the aim of the tour is to look for the world’s best amateur poker players and to help charities use poker as an instrument of raising funds. The season ends in Las Vegas with the Small Town Poker Tour World Amateur Championships which is open to all amateur players from all over the world.
The remarkable thing about the Small Town Poker tour is that all the events are filmed for a TV special.