Thoughts on the Acadiana Poker Series

The two day tournament to benefit the United Way was in a way a victim of its own success. I talked to a number of players there and they told me last years event had over 700 people play. The event was slammed and understaffed to accommodate such a swell of people, again this is according to the players.

This year, with a great effort by the Small Town Poker Tour, they had plenty of tables, dealers, chips, drinks, and anything you could ask for. Unfortunately, I fear many of the players didn't return because of the chaos of last year. Team GCP didn't get on board to promote the event until three weeks prior to it and I think the traveling players from New Orleans, and Mississippi were really torn.

The IP Classic, which Team GCP attended on Wednesday and Thursday, had started and held their biggest event turnout wise that Friday. We were in Lafayette and heard stories of many of the players we know opting to go East instead of West. To be honest, they missed out.

The Acadiana Poker Series benefitted a great cause and was a terrific tournament. The hard work of all the volunteers from Chevron, ULL, the other corporate sponsors, meant the event could have handled another 700 easily. The rebuys, add-ons and deep stacks really afforded a lot of play. For rounders the opportunity was there as Friday's tournament had an overlay and a lot of people were there for the experience and not for the prize.

Heck, Team GCP was there for the experience and for the United Way, but it was hard to ignore the guaranteed $20,000 prize pool for Friday's tournament. The IP only guaranteed 15k if I'm not mistaken. I truly hope the Acadiana Poker Series accomplished its goals, and encourage our readers to contact them to donate more to the charity if they have time or money. Also, the event was so first class it'd be a shame to lose it from next year's calender. We plan on keeping info up on our front page for the near future about the tournament just as a reminder to the people that missed out to make a donation and to play next year.

Also, as soon as we get pictures and results we will post them on the players that went deep into the event.

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MOOSE said…
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MOOSE said…
THANKS TO GCP FOR A GREAT COMMENT ABOUT THE ACADIANA POKER SERIES. IT WAS A SHAME THEY HAD SUCH A SMALL TURN OUT. WE WHERE READY FOR A 1000 PLAYERS. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL TRY ANOUTHER ONE IN THE SPRING NEXT YEAR, THERE TALKING ABOUT IT ALL READY. WE AT SMALL TOWN POKER TOUR ARE BEHIND THEM ALL THE WAY. FOR THOSE PLAYERS THAT DID SHOW UP I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

SINCERELY MOOSE ANTLEY TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR STPT
Thanks Moose. You guys did a great job. Met some good folks there and had a great time.

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