Texas Hold ‘Em Championship Tournament | VideoJulie Leonardi | 12/28/2012
This is the ninth year for the event with many coming from out of state and out of the country to participate. The final winner is announced on New Year`s Eve and will win $45,000. Wendy Rupert, co-founder of the tournament, said it`s like a family reunion every year, seeing everyone come back to play.
“We created this to be a marquee for the community during a slow time of the year and we`ve achieved all those goals so the tournament has grown in size, fame, notoriety. So it`s a really exciting event.”
Sam Dickson, the 2008 tournament winner, said it’s a fun and exciting time and a chance to win some money.