$260+$40 Ladies Go First
Level 20: 6,000/12,000/2,000 ante
Total Entries: 54
There was a special event on the 2018 Borgata Summer Poker Open schedule, kicking things off with a Ladies Go First tournament before the open events begin on Tuesday. The tournament was set up to be a fun day of poker and it was everything we expected. The tournament drew 54 entries and Sarah Weyer dominated most of the day to walk away with the title for $4,766,
Sunday afternoon saw some of our familiar female faces show up to the poker room to battle against each other. There were a lot of good times early but everyone settled in for the grind once registration closed. They created a prize pool worth $13,619 and the last nine spots were paid.
Some of those in the crowd we are used to seeing included Nancy Martin, Alyson Parker, Marguerite Spagnuolo, Angie Gambone, Pat Knoll, Karen Donnelly, and perennial Ladies Event final table member Dawn Wilno. She made this final table to add to her dozen other appearance but fell short of the title.
Sarah Weyer was the chip leader throughout the day and was the top stack at each break except for one. Borgata regular Stephanie Hubbard held the lead when they made down to the money but Weyer quickly took it back. She ran over her opponents with big hands and fortunate runouts. Weyer began heads-up play against Atlantic City poker author Sheree Bykofsky with 1,000,000 of the 1,080,000 chips in play. The battle did not last long and soon Weyer owned her second career Borgata Ladies Event title.
Congratulations to Sarah on her well-earned victory and a huge thank you to all the players who came out to support the event.
Ladies Go First results:
1st: Sarah Weyer – $4,766 + Borgata Trophy
2nd: Sheree Bykofsky – $2,588
3rd: Lori Moniz – $1,634
4th: Karen Donnelly – $1,226
5th: Dawn Wilno – $953
6th: Stephanie Hubbard – $817
7th: Alida Veliu – $681
8th: Kate Faaland – $545
9th: Lorraine Marke – $409