2016 was a record year for the Fitzwilliam Casino & Card Club, culminating in the hugely successful 2016 November Poker Festival. The event was completely oversubscribed, with over 232 entrants for the televised event on Eir Sport, a reflection of the interest in this year’s festival.
Defending champion Andy Black made a great defence of his title making the final table and finishing 9th. A mixture of Fitzwilliam regular members and a few new members to the club made up the final table of 9, while two women made it through to the final 9 as well, demonstrating how popular the game is becoming with the club’s female membership.
Following 4 days of fantastic play just two players remained standing: Paul Keogh & Lee Egan. Following an intriguing battle one man stood tall. Congratulations to Lee Egan the 2016 November Festival Champion!
With a prize fund of €92,800 on offer to the competing players, the winner received a cheque of €30,000 while the top 27 people also got paid for their efforts over the 4 days.
This was the first year on television for the festival, the first year with celebrity hosts and the first year in partnership with the second largest poker organisation in the world. The Fitzwilliam would like to thank everyone involved for their support including: all of the club members both who played and supported the concept; TV partner Eirsport, the wonderful host Kara Scott, commentators and producers Ken Doherty & Padraig Parkinson, 888 for their sponsorship of the festival, all of the Fitz staff who worked on the event as well as everyone who posted, commented or re-tweeted the festival to help make it the poker event of 2016.
Keep an eye on www.fitzwilliamcardclub.com for details of the next big poker event in mid-2017.
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Dublin 2, Ireland