Chris Bowers Wins SIGA Poker Championship for $60,500

Chris Bowers SIGA Poker Championship

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Association (SIGA) held their Poker Championship tournament for 2014 recently at Dakota Dunes Casino just outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The two-day, $550 tournament gave players from Saskatchewan and across the prairies the chance to compete for the estimated prize pool of $250,000.

A total of 420 runners made their way to Dakota Dunes, sitting down to compete for the top prize of $60,500, including a seat at the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. After two days of hard-fought poker action, the top five prizes all went to local talent from Saskatchewan.

Chris Bowers of Swift Current got an inaugural entry on his Hendon Mob page, picking up first place for $50,500 plus the ticket to the Big Dance next year in Vegas, beating out Saskatoon’s Jordon Cossette, who took home $36,000 for his second-place finish. Rounding out the top five were Trevor Norlander in third winning $22,000 and William Mullen in fourth for $15,000, both from Saskatoon. Mike Smith from Fort Qu'Appelle took fifth place, winning $11,000 to bring his lifetime earnings over $300,000.

The top 10 results are as follows:

1Chris Bowers$50,500 + WSOP ME seat
2Jordon Cossette$36,000
3Trevor Norlander$22,000
4William Mullen$15,500
5Mike Smith$11,000
6Jason Topp$9,000
7Bradford Bouvier$7,000
8Gordon Petker$5,000
9Larry Bourne$4,000
10Ernest Cameron$3,000

* Results and photo courtesy of Dakota Dunes Casino

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