Canadian Players Being Sought For Live Sponsership By Official Eyewear of WSOP- Steve Kerr Announced as First Team Member


The Canadian Subsidiary of Blue Shark Optics, the official eyewear of the WSOP®, recently released that they are “Looking for a few good amateur poker players to become part of Team Blue Shark Optics Canada”.

Steve Kerr, an Ontario player and founder of the Orangville Poker Tour has already been “proudly announced” as the teams first member. Kerr has had some decent success on both the Canadian and Las Vegas tournament felts; including multiple final table finishes in medium limit tournaments at Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, winning the Binions Poker Classic in 2010 and several cashes in $1,500 No Limit Hold’em World Series of Poker events. Steve’s poker aspirations have also been featured in the “Orangeville Banner” newspaper and “Poker Pro Canada” Magazine.

According to a press release by Canadian Distributor and spokesperson Stephen Brydson, “most of the teams will be comprised of primarily unknowns” who play poker because they love the game and are trying to make a name for themselves. Steven Kerr is said to run a quality tournament series for amateur players in the (Orangeville) region.

Kerr, who will be playing the $1,000, $2500 and $5,000 events at the 2012 Fallsview Poker Classic, as well as having already won a seat to a WSOP event via the OPT league, will now also be proudly sporting Blue Shark Optics glasses and patch while he competes.

Other participants at Steve’s Orangeville events have also had some very notable results, including winning a WSOP bracelet in 2011, taking down a Venetian DSE, shipping a PokerStars CCOOP and winning the $550 Manitoba Poker Classic.

Steve is also a forum member at and we congratulate him on this opportunity. Having met and spoken with Kerr on several occasions, we believe he is definitely outgoing, dedicated and a student of the game that will represent any brand well.

The remaining spots on the team are to be filled by a few select individuals from all over Canada, providing “a unique opportunity for amateur players to get started on their way toward a career as a professional. Team Blue Shark Optics Canada members will be given publicity and support in the poker community and through sponsorship should gain some extra legitimacy and weight at the poker tables.”

The overall Blue Shark Team (USA and Canada) will be comprised of some big-name professionals such as Chris Moneymaker, Hoyt Corkins, Jonathan Little and Humberto Brenes.



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Jon Harnish
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    • Search “Blue Shark Optics” on Facebook and post why you should be picked on their wall. They will contact you via PM if they like what they see.

      Good Luck!


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