Posted on 06 August 2011
Friday 5th August 2011
Media Release for Immediate Release
Former New Zealand Cricketer Paul McEwan has taken out the 2011 New Zealand Poker Champs (NZPC) Media Charity Event.
(NZPC) Media Charity Event held last night at Christchurch Casino. Paul, also the director of the
Canterbury Neonatal Trust Fund managed to knock out over 50 other media competitors to take
home not only the coveted Media Charity Event Winner Trophy but also $5,000 for his charity.
After a hotly contested fun Poker tournament, over 50 media personalities were whittled down to
just ten, of which were then matched with ten Canterbury charities for the final table showdown.
Among those who were knocked out early were Brooke Howard Smith, Mike King, Amber Peebles
and Tane Norton, although playing a strategic game they were no match to the top ten contenders.
Paul McEwan, with the largest chip stack began to eliminate the other competitors at the final table
including past All Black Fergie McCormick who put up a great fight. After an exhilarating hour for
both the charities and competitors only three remained in contention, but in the end Paul was the
Winner, Paul McEwan, says that he’s
thrilled with the win, “I’m so happy to
have won for my Charity! It was tough,
but lots of fun. I can’t thank the
Christchurch Casino enough; this
money will go a long way”.
After taking out the other contenders,
Paul was presented with the coveted
2011 NZPC Media Charity Event Winner
trophy and a $5,000 cheque for his
charity the Canterbury Neonatal Trust
Andrew Currie of TV3 came second winning $3,000 for St John with third place of $2,000 going to
the Student Volunteer Army.
The New Zealand Poker Championships officially begins this Saturday 6th August at Christchurch
Casino, with the Main Event final taking place on Sunday 14th August.
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