Here’s your chance to participate in a two-day benefit to support the Warrior Dog Foundation on Dec. 6 and 7. The Warrior Dog Foundation helps transition dogs from an operational environment into a state-of-the-art kennel facility while educating the public on the importance of K-9s in the combat environment.
Event 1 (Dec. 6) is a Shooting 101 class with a Navy SEAL. It’s a $75 donation plus the cost associated at the range. Former SEAL and bestselling author Mike Ritland will go over fundamentals of shooting as well as signing copies of his book. There will be a raffle for a new Glock 17.
Event 2 (Dec. 7) at 1 p.m. is the charity tournament at One-Eyed Jacks at Sarasota Kennel Club. Registration starts at noon and costs $170 ($100 prize pool, $20 house fee, $50 donation). Also, add-ons will be split between the prize pool and the charity. There will be complimentary draft beer during the registration period, and Ante Up Poker Cruise package for two drawing for preregistered participants and many more prizes.
TAMPA BAY DOWNS: For more info, visit warriordogfoundation.org or call the One-Eyed Jacks poker room. The PPC held its third and final series at Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs in mid September, handing out numerous Aruba packages, including four in the main event. John Ott had an amazing heads-up battle with Dana Craven, who did her best to continue the streak of female winners in the Fall Classic (Pam Buzzetto of Derby Lane won last year). The other package winners were Tony Pellegrini (third place) and Wally Maddah (fourth). A few other notables headed to Aruba: Mike Beattie, Jerry Panagrossi, Danny Lobato and Sam Medina.
HARD ROCK TAMPA: The Little Slick returned to the Seminole property, and this time it didn’t end in a 16-way chop, though a deal was made when it reached three-handed.
Early on it looked as if there would be one champion as Tyler Ramsdell came to the table with the chip lead and ran it up to 80 percent of the chips in play with three players left. But variance caught up to Ramsdell and in the wee hours he chopped with Daniel Li and Michael Scott. Li got $27K, Ramsdell $24K and Scott $22K.
LOVING THIS: Sarasota’s Carlos Loving is on a nice heater. He took down one of the Hard Rock Hollywood undercard events for $12K during its $10 million guarantee series, then fast forward to the Stax Poker Room at Coconut Creek and he chopped a $350 event for $31K. We are seeing more and more of the players from this area travel to these series and perform well.
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