Jason Stockton wins Ante Up Poker Cruise Main Event

April 21, 2015, Scott Long  

You can safely say this will be an Ante Up Poker Cruise Jason Stockton will remember forever.

Just three days after proposing to his girlfriend, Kelly Dash, on the sugar-white sands of Royal Caribbean's private island of CocoCay, the Halethorpe, Md., resident was declared the champion of the Main Event after a three-way deal when he was an overwhelming chipleader. Teresa Chaput, Rockey Hagan and Stockton split a prize pool of $1,360.

Stockton won a personalized Ante Up Poker Tour champion's jacket in addition to the cash.

Dave Chaput was a two-time tournament winner on the eight-night cruise that visited Port Canaveral, Fla.; CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; and Key West, Fla., and Carol Evans won an event in just her second poker tournament ever. Chris Pratt and Aaron Pinson also picked up tournament wins.

All tournament cashers also earned Ante Up Poker Tour points.

Ante Up Poker Cruises has six upcoming cruises, with the next being an Oct. 25, 13-night voyage from Boston to Tampa with stops in the Southern Caribbean.

Ante Up Poker Cruises transforms the conference centers aboard regularly scheduled Royal Caribbean and NCL sailings into a professionally equipped and staffed poker room, complete with cash games, tournaments, poker classes and an open-bar cocktail party.

For more information, visit Ante Up's cruise webpage or contact Jeanne Cosenza at (727) 742-3843 or cruises@anteupcruises.com.

ANTE UP POKER CRUISE - April 10-18
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas - Baltimore, Maryland
Event #1 (April 11) - No-limit hold'em with rebuys
Buy-in: $20, Entries: 15, Rebuys/add-ons: 35

1. Chris Pratt, Chambersburg, Pa., $405
2. Anthony Chester, Baltimore, Md., $245
3. Mark Brown, Baltimore, Md., $165

Event #2 (April 11) - All In or Fold
Buy-in: $30, Entries: 22

1. Aaron Pinson, Baltimore, Md., $215
2. John Stockton, Cuille, Md., $135
3. Gaylon Winkler, Baltimore, Md., $85

Event #3 (April 16) - No-limit hold'em bounty
Buy-in: $75, Entries: 13

1. Dave Chaput, Brookeville, Md. $225
2. John Stockton, Cuille, Md., $135
3. Teresa Chaput, Brookeville, Md., $95

Event #4 (April 16) - All In or Fold
Buy-in: $30, Entries: 24

1. Carol Evans, Harrington, Del., $240
2. Gaylon Winkler, Baltimore, Md., $145
3. Scott Long, Safety Harbor, Fla., $95

Event #5 (April 17) - No-limit hold'em Main Event
Buy-in: $100, Entries: 17

1. Jason Stockton, Hailthorpe, Md., $680
2. Teresa Chaput, Brookeville, Md., $410
3. Rockey Hagan, Denver, Colo., $270

Event #6 (April 17) - All In or Fold
Buy-in: $30, Entries: 12

1. Dave Chaput, Brookeville, Md., $150
2. John Stockton, Cuille, Md., $100
3. John Fosdick, Phoenix, Ariz., $65