Ron Campbell Wins Harvest Poker $1,100 NLH Event

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Ron Campbell 1st Place Harvest Poker Classic
Ron Campbell took the 1st place prize in the 2011 Harvest Poker Classic

After a great turn-out of 184 starting runners, the $1,100 buy-in Harvest Poker Classic Main Event winner at Casino Regina was determined, concluding in a tough final table that took till just past 4:00am to wrap up; In the end Calgary’s Ron Campbell walked away with the win after some epic 3-handed play that included Regina local and 2011 WSOP bracelet winner Tyler Bonkowski and Medicine Hat’s Bernard Scott.

While this wasn’t Campbell’s first big score in Regina, having chopped the $500 NLH with 2011 COPC Main Event winner Bo Fric at the 2008 Harvest Classic for $30,000, Ron has however, been chasing his first “official” win since; the CPT “Player of The Year” for 2008 has had more than a dozen medium limit final table finishes over the past few years that included a total of four frustrating 2nd place finishes. Campell has been playing very well over the past month; on the heels of some oh-so-close finishes that include a recent 4th place finish at Edmonton’s $1000 2011 Canadian Poker Championships and a 10th place finish in the 2011 BCPC $1,100 he has finally
broke the curse here; adding $49,000 to his career statistics.

Congratulations to him and all the others making the money in Regina’s Main Event;
here is the complete final results:

HARVEST POKER CLASSIC 
$1100 FREEZE OUT RESULTS
Friday, NOVEMBER 11/2011
1st Ron Campbell – Calgary, AB $49,081
2nd Bernard Scott – Medicine Hat, AB $31,226
3rd Tyler Bonkowski – Regina , SK $20,983
4th Michael Meekins – Saskatoon, SK $14,836
5th Robbie Parry – Pleasantdale, SK $10,994
6th Graham Lupton – Binbrook, SK $8,503
7th Michael Rupcich – Bladworth, SK $6,831
8th Ken Olson – Estevan, SK $5,676
9th Joe Gallo – Tisdale, SK $4,856
10th Dan Coupal – Regina, SK $4,259
11th David Galon – Regina, SK $3,815
12th Brent Aamodt – Dinsmore, SK $3,480
13th Travis Brown – Winnipeg, MB $3,221
14th 201571 – Regina, SK $3,018
15th Garth Arnason – Liz Lake, MB $2,858
16th Paul Weenusk – Oxfordhouse, MB $2,729
17th Allen Pedlow – Brandon, MB $2,625
18th Don Matwiy – Regina, SK $2,540
19th Joe Ferry – Courtice, ON $2,469
Total Prize Pool: $184,000
Entrants — 184
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35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.

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