James Sloat wins inaugural Ante Up Set Sail Series at Dover Downs

September 16, 2015, Scott Long  

James Sloat has bested 210 other players to win the Main Event of the inaugural Ante Up Set Sail Series, held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Del.

Sloat earned $18,948 for winning the $560 buy-in Main Event of the Delaware Poker Championship and will appear on the cover of the October issue of Ante Up Magazine.

Other champions in the five-event series Sept. 3-7 were Mike Zhang, Matteo Menna, Timothy Worley and Oliver R. Carroll.

The Ante Up Set Sail Series is a designation on any tournament series that guarantees at least five Ante Up Poker Cruise packages as prizes.

Dover Downs held a drawing during the first break of all five events, and all players seated in the tournament or a cash game were entered. The five players winning packages for the Nov. 7 sailing out of Tampa, Fla., are: Lashawn Casper of Norfolk, Va.; Edward Wilson of Millsboro, Del.; Debora Brooke of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Jonathan Sundej of Chesapeake, Va.; and Wayne Lehman of Dover, Del.

Dover Downs has designated its Masters Poker Series Oct. 28-Nov. 1 as an Ante Up Set Sail Series. More information on that event can be found here.

Delaware Poker Championship - Ante Up Poker Tour
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - Dover, Del.
Event #1 - Pot-Limit Omaha
Buy-in:
$125
Entries: 68
Prize pool: $7,480
1 Mike Zhang $2200
2 Nancy Hyre $1705
3 Craig Ciurca $1705
4 Michael MacDonald $748
5 Gregory Frawley Jr. $598
6 William Webster $524

Delaware Poker Championship - Ante Up Poker Tour
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - Dover, Del.
Event #2 - No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-in:
$150
Entries: 207
Prize pool: $28,955
1 Matteo Menna $7,003
2 Richard Santana $4,000
3 Thomas Ruff $2,316
4 David Kim $2,027
5 Shelton Sykes $1,737
6 David Strittmatter $1,448
7 Henry Couchara $1,332
8 Sean Debblay $1,245
9 Anthony Wing $1,100
10 Kyle Abranson $1,013
11 Ryan Koski $869
12 Valorie Daman $811
13 Jack Scales $753
14 David Mesquita $695
15 Jason Daniels $579
16 Sylvester Hubbard III $521
17 Ronald Anderson $463
18 Michele Sharka $405
19 Fitzhugh Odell $348
20 Gregory Hoke $290

Delaware Poker Championship - Ante Up Poker Tour
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - Dover, Del.
Event #3 - No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Buy-in:
$560
Entries: 211
Prize pool: $105,500
1 James Sloat $18,948
2 Richard Mercure $14,000
3 Christopher Lillie $14,000
4 Lawrence Larabee Jr $7,385
5 Sylvester Hubbard III $6,330
6 Anthony Anastasi $5,275
7 Joshua Chavis $4,642
8 Geoigio Gregoraskos $4,220
9 John Lecato Jr $3,587
10 Dean Naturale $3,271
11 Adam Crell $3,165
12 Dudley Peters $2,954
13 Matteo Menna $2,743
14 John Iraj $2,532
15 Glenn Cole $2,321
16 William Stackhouse $2,110
17 Pamela Field $1,794
18 Mark Sewell $1,477
19 Michael Jenkins $1,372
20 Robert Flathman Jr $1,266
21 Paul Goray $1,055
22 Margaret Frierman $1,053

Delaware Poker Championship - Ante Up Poker Tour
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - Dover, Del.
Event #4 - No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-in:
$125
Entries: 168
Prize pool: $16,800
1 Timothy Worley $5000.00
2 John Lecato Jr $2214.00
3 Robert Brabson $2213.00
4 Michele Sharka $2213.00
5 William Wilcox Jr $1358.00
6 Gertrude Dinnocenzo $1164.00
7 Walter Meding $970.00
8 Frank Collins $776.00
9 Ahmad Gharahi $776.00
10 Robert Jones $679.00
11 Lorne Patterson $582.00
12 Christina Stinnette $388.00
13 Brian Cole $388.00
14 Robert Latham $291.00
15 Kevin Mcgee $194.00
16 Mary Archbell $194.00

Delaware Poker Championship - Ante Up Poker Tour
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - Dover, Del.
Event #5 - No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-in:
$35
Entries: 230
1 Oliver R Carroll $1036
2 Barbara L Damron $475
3 Robert W Kocis $475
4 Sherly A Dorsey $475
5 John L Thielbahr III $475
6 Janet M Tilger $475
7 Robert E Carey Jr $475
8 Brunilda Burgos $247
9 George W Banks $219
10 Charles Dill $201
11 Alexander McDonald $173
12 Kevin Wiley $161
13 Jody Luckett $144
14 Mark Sewell $132
15 Michael Atkins $115
16 Shawn Davis $98
17 Daniel Minor 3rd $75
18 Ahmad Gharahi $63
19 Margaret Kocis $58
20 Bruce Clutter $52
21 Hartman Lord $46
22 Theodore Baxter $40
23 Michelle Schutter $40