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Ryan Cairns Wins 2014 Canadian Poker Tour Player of the Year

Monday, 12 January 2015 10:37

The Canadian Poker Tour (CPT) had a strong showing in 2014 with several marquee events in the western provinces. Throughout the year, players accumulated points for their results in a race for the Player of the Year title. As the numbers are tallied with 2014 behind us, Ryan Cairns stands on top with the most points.

Through a combination of hosting their own events and sanctioning other poker series, there was a total of 67 tournaments last year that qualified for CPT points. Each person who cashed earned points, and there were 967 unique players who got their name on the leaderboard in the race for Player of the Year.

There were some big names to contend with in the top end of the annual rankings. Players like Mike Leah, Logan Dunn, and Thi Nguyen were in the top 10. But on top of them all was Edmonton, Alberta's Ryan Cairns.

A relative newcomer to the scene with not quite $40,000 in lifetime tournament earnings, Cairns earned the Player of the Year title by scoring seven notable cashes in the year. He had a total of 11 cashes in the year when looking beyond his CPT results, and seven of those were final tables.

He got it started in February with the CPT Grey Eagle Monthly Challenge — a monthly $330 tournament at Calgary's Grey Eagle Resort & Casino that helps players top up their CPT points throughout the year. He finished fifth in that tournament, earning $2,675.

Cairns' next result came in April at the CPT Spring Showdown, again at Grey Eagle. In the $550 Mega Stack event, Cairns came third for $10,450.

In late July, CPT Summer Showdown came back to Grey Eagle again, and Cairns booked one more result. He finished fifth for $2,480 in the $300 Win The Button event, and then finished fifth in the August rendition of the CPT Grey Eagle Monthly Challenge for another $2,050.

In September, DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) came to Grey Eagle for their first-ever Canadian event, and Cairns booked his first win. In the $100 Grinder's Classic, Cairns earned $3,645 for being the best of 178 players. He went on to cash the Main Event at the same series, finishing 21st for $2,398.

Cairns' final CPT result of the year, and the only one that didn't come from Grey Eagle, was at the West Coast Poker Championship (WCPC) at Edgewater Casino in Vancouver, B.C. CPT accepted results from this casino-organized event for the CPT Player of the Year race, and Cairns scored a min-cash, finishing 25th out of 257 for $4,112 in the $2,200 Main Event.

An outstanding year for Cairns showed a consistent ability to run deep in these Canadian events. His Player of the Year win with only one small tournament win also showcases CPT's unique points system that values consistent effort over big, single wins.

Ryan Cairns Wins 2014 Canadian Poker Tour Player of the Year

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WCPC's in Vancouver Eligible for CPT PoY Points

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:08

We are pleased to announce that the West Coast Poker Championships at Edgewater Casino in Vancouver will be eligible for CPT Points towards our Player of the Year competition.

CPT Summer Showdown Event 8 Main Event – Results

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:45

Date: August 3, 2014  |  Buy In: $1,100  |  Number Entries: 308  |  Prize Pool: $292,600

1

Clifton George Green

$68,000

Eckville

2

Quentin Siffledeen

$42,300

 

3

Dustin Centanni

$29,500

Coquitlam

4

Thomas Alexander Taylor

$22,645

Medicine Hat

5

Doug James

$17,500

Vancouver

6

Chu Ming Ao (DA)

$13,900

Vancouver

7

Chris Clisby

$10,241

Winnipeg

8

VN

$8,047

Edmonton

9

Duane Wong

$6,876

Calgary

10

Chris Symesko

$5,852

Red Deer

11

Zariyan Qayyum

$5,267

Calgary

12

Richard Mask

$4,682

Vancouver

13

Peter Koumoutsidis

$4,095

 

14

Rahim Hassam

$3,805

Calgary

15

Jay Tan

$3,510

Hong Kong

16

Ruren Perceval

$3,365

Montreal

17

Logan Dunn

$3,365

Vancouver

18

Mike Leah

$3,220

Innisfil

19

Thomas Sifka

$3,220

Edmonton

20

Josh Wallace

$3,075

Calgary

21

Seyed Hossein

$3,075

Calgary

22

Joe T

$2,925

Calgary

23

Sheraz Nasir

$2,925

Edmonton

24

Jimmy Lee

$2,780

Edmonton

25

Leanne Brown

$2,780

Red Deer

26

Wayne Hoffert

$2,780

Airdrie

27

Alemu Makonen

$2,630

Edmonton

28

Daniel Butts

$2,630

Coquitlam

29

Latif Utar

$2,630

Calgary

30

Michael Manarovici

$2,490

Calgary

31

Steve Worr

$2,490

Red Deer

CPT Summer Showdown Event 10 – Results

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:42

Date: August 3, 2014  |  Buy In: $330  |  Number Entries: 180  |  Prize Pool: $33,300

1

Daniel Butts

$8,325

Vancouver

2

Shane Brotherwood

$5,830

Calgary

3

Frank Longinotti

$3,995

Calgary

4

Irina Roman

$2,995

Calgary

5

Frank Tse

$1,998

Calgary

6

Matt Mckenzie

$1,665

Niagara Falls

7

Willy Hernandez

$1,330

Calgary

8

Jerome Makohen

$1,070

Edmonton

9

Sheraz Nasir

$865

Edmonton

10

George Mounsel

$765

Edmonton

11

Matt Palka

$700

Calgary

12

Ahmad Abdelhadi

$665

Calgary

13

Rudy Balogun

$600

Calgary

14

Mike Leah

$565

Toronto

15

Nick Civitarese

$530

Calgary

16

Denis Huot

$500

Penticton

17

Shawn Burton

$465

Edmonton

18

Sunny Liu

$437

Calgary

CPT Summer Showdown Event 8 – Main Event Day1B Chip Count

Sunday, 03 August 2014 10:46

Date: August 2, 2014  |  Buy In: $1,100  |  Number Entries: 180  |  Players Remaining: 23

1

Duane Wong

181,900

2

Cliff Green

137,500

3

Michael Manarovici

78,000

4

Seyed Hosseini

156,000

5

Ryan Schoonbaert

289,700

6

Jesse Titley

225,200

7

Quentin Siffledeen

500,200

8

Jerome Makonen

180,100

9

Eric Davis

100,400

10

Mike Leah

196,500

11

Ehsan L.

87,000

12

Chris Symesko

186,700

13

Yong Lu

124,000

14

Thomas Slifka

824,400

15

Tony Comeh

236,200

16

Josh Wallass

121,800

17

Steve Worr

63,000

18

Thomas Taylor

299,700

19

Jimmy Lee

252,700

20

Tai Nguyen

284,300

21

Daniel Butts

120,800

22

Zariyan Qayyum

545,200

23

Jay Tan

231,300

CPT Summer Showdown Event 9 – Results

Sunday, 03 August 2014 10:44

Date: August 2, 2014  |  Buy In: $200  |  Number Entries: 69  |  Prize Pool: $11,799
 

1

Alyssa Webber

$4,500

Calgary

2

Frank Longinotti

$2,700

Calgary

3

Harpreet Singh Padda

$1,700

Calgary

4

Craig Einarson

$1,100

Brooks

5

The Mania

$720

Calgary

6

Wei Zhang

$590

Vancouver

7

Logan Dunn

$489

Vancouver

CPT Summer Showdown Event 7 – Results

Friday, 01 August 2014 08:21

Date: July 31, 2014  |  Buy In: $200  |  Number Entries: 69  |  Prize Pool: $41,735

 

1

Seyed Hosseem

$14,700

Calgary

2

Eric Tran

$9,000

Calgary

3

Logan Dunn

$6,600

Vancouver

4

Chris Campbell

$4,300

Edmonton

5

Gordon Wong

$3,000

Lethbridge

6

Richard Quan

$2,300

Calgary

7

Bill Thomson

$1,835

Calgary

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