Saturday brought Free Poker Network’s (FPN) Minnesota State Championship. It was Karaoke Phil’s 11th consecutive MN State Championship. Perhaps more importantly, it was the final state championship which will have qualifiers from Erick’s Bar. The City of St. Paul purchased the bar and it is now closed.
|Our own Karaoke Phil, a two-time FPN National Qualifier, again went deep. He ultimately finished 32nd his third deep-showing-with-a-miss finish. But, it meant 5 Erick’s qualifiers finished in the top 32 and four of the final 20 players were Erick’s players.
Among the 20 winners pictured right are Nick Krier, Tim Dieterle, John Rossbach and David Wilts – all from Erick’s.