The eventual winner is no stranger to fierce competition, stamina, and chasing championship rings; Chris Getzlaf is not only a Slotback for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, his brother Ryan also plays in the NHL for Anaheim’s Might Ducks…we would have to say Chris knows all about the spirt of playing for the title.
This was Getzlaf’s first win and third major tournament cash in Regina, having finished twice previous just outside the final table. His first place finish here earned him $36,978 dollars; the rough average of an annual Rookie starting salary in the Canadian Football league. Chris has been in the CFL for 4 years now, so we’ll assume he’s making out better than that, though it’s also safe to say this little raise and win came with a bit of an adrenaline rush of it’s own.
The 4 event series more than met it’s combined projected prize-pools; coming in at $559,910 or about 12% higher than expected. Every field attracted 180 players or more, from across Canada and the even northern States like North Dakota. Event #2 was won by David Colland of Carrington ND, while Steve Berger of St. Anthony ND also cashed twice over the series.
While we want to congratulate all the players who played and made the money, 2 players definitely deserve special mention over this series; Event #1 winner and Regina local Rick Eberts backed up his $27,435 first place finish with another final table in Event #4, adding another $8031 to his haul. Calgary’s Ron Campbell scored the most loot by a single player in the tournaments at the 2011 Harvest Classic; after a late night resulting him in winning the $1100 Event #3, Campbell dragged himself back to the felt to make another early morning final table; this time finishing 3rd here for another $15,500. All told Campbell pockets better than $55,000 for the series.
Here are the final results for Event #4:
|Place||Name – City, Province||Prize|
|1st||Chris Getzlaf – Regina, SK||$36,978|
|2nd||Dave Galon – Regina,SK||$23,409|
|3rd||Ron Campbell — Calgary , AB||$15,623|
|4th||Sharon Pedlow – Brandon , MB||$10,951|
|5th||Rick Eberts – Regina , SK||$8031|
|6th||Michael Rupcich – Bladworth , SK||$6136|
|7th||Brent Aamodt – Dinsmore , SK||$4866|
|8th||Braden Hall – Calgary , AB||$3988|
|9th||Robert Colbert – Makwa , SK||$3364|
|10th||Chris Gould – Estervan , SK||$2911|
|11th||Tuoyu Wang – Saskatoon , SK||$2573|
|12th||Joe Gray – Brownlee , SK||$2318|
|13th||AL Brown – Saskatoon , SK||$2122|
|14th||Gene Scott – Regina , SK||$1968|
|15th||Trent Sapach – Thompson, MB||$1846|
|16th||Evan Ashdown – Hudson Bay , SK||$1748|
|17th||James Werry – Beausejour , MB||$1669|
|18th||Daniel Hall – Edson , AB||$1604|
|19th||Andrew Sinclair – Saskatoon , SK||$1551|
|20th||Garett Gelsinger – Regina , SK||$1551|
|21st||Danette Holzwarth – Lethbridge , AB||$1551|
|22nd||Tommy Kriekle – Regina , SK||$1551|
|23rd||Jay Watson – Saskatoon , SK||$1551|