The fourth annual Atlantic Canada Poker Championship was hosted over the weekend at the Red Shores Racetrack & Casino in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The event broke attendance records by selling out several days before the start of the tournament.
A total of 320 players competed for a massive $160,000 prize pool. The buy-in was $500 and the tournament ran four qualifying Day 1 sessions of eighty players each. This No-Limit Hold’em tournament event attracted many players from across Canada.
The final heads-up matchup was between Ryan Theriault of Fall River, NS and Kyle Myers of Dartmouth, NS. In the final hand of the match, Ryan was holding :Ah :9h and Kyle had :7s :Kd. The board was :6c :7d :3s :Td :8h which initially favoured Kyle who had flopped a pair of sevens, but the game of poker is full of surprises and the river card gave Ryan the straight and the victory. Ryan won $40,000 for first prize and claims the 2011 ACPC Champion title. Kyle’s 2nd place finish secured him $24,000. The tournament paid the top 32 players, 10 percent of the field.
Congratulations to all the winners and to the Red Shores Casino staff for hosting a really great poker tournament.
Here is the final list of winners:
|1||$40,000||Ryan Theriault||Fall River||NS|
|4||$10,880||Rob Davis||Wassis Lincoln||NB|
|5||$8,000||Cecil Luke||Wassis Lincoln||NB|
|10||$3,360||John Boutilier||Alder Point||NS|
|11||$3,360||Jeff Kennedy||St. John||NB|
|15||$2,720||Gerald MacLeod||Cape Breton||NS|
|16||$2,080||Norman Overdyke||Cape Breton||NS|
|20||$1,440||Craig Rout Gallant||Charlottetown||PE|
|22||$1,440||Mitchell Proctor||Lower River||NS|
|24||$1,280||Joseph Hinkley||Cape Breton||NS|
|25||$1,280||Emmerson Duff||Glace Bay||NS|
|31||$1,120||Raymond Boutilier||Sydney Mines||NS|
|32||$1,120||Troy Gallant||St. John||NB|