Joe Bohl Leads Day 1a at 2018 SIGA Poker Championship

Joe Bohl Leads Day 1a at 2018 SIGA Poker Championship 0001

The 2018 Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) Poker Championship got underway with the first of two Day 1s on Friday. The $675 event is the premier event on the SIGA poker calendar every year, and Day 1a drew a total of 134 entries. The player with the most chips at the end of day was Joe Bohl.

Players started the day with a stack of 30,000, and play proceeded throughout the day with 30 minute blind levels. Day 1s of the SIGA Poker Championship play down to 15% of the field, or 16 levels, whichever comes first. In this case, they played 16 full levels and when the clock was stopped there were just 24 players remaining with chips in front of them

The man at the top of the list was Joe Bohl, sitting on a stack of 317,000, just a bit ahead of Brian Borsheim, the second stack of 307,500. They were the only players on Day 1a to crack the 300,000 chip barrier, but Mark Whitstone came close with 290,000.

Some other notables to make it through to Day 2 included Kyle Stronski, Jordan Cossette, Phil Riley, and Sol Bergren. The full list of players bagging chips after Day 1a is below.

PlayerChips
Joe Bohl317000
Brian Borsheim307500
Mark Whitstone290000
Chris Charlton284500
Brad Vernette268000
Ed Ramsay242000
Kyle Stronski235500
Jordan Cossette204000
Phil Riley183000
Telo Bird175500
Moon Yuen175000
Sol Bergren161500
Steve Wilson135000
William Casavant132500
Gary Welygan115000
Kelly Loudon110000
Scott Dyck102000
Walter Skiehar96000
Bradley Naytowhow94500
Sandra Loudon90500
Joseph Deane77500
Cal Gee76000
Doug Bates69000
Curtis Rak59000

Players still have another chance to book a seat in Day 2, with the second Day 1 running on Saturday. Day 2 kicks off at noon on Sunday, and play will continue until the champion is crowned.

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