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Here are the preliminary event recaps for the 2016 PPC Tampa Downs Fall Classic:

Event 1: $160 NLHE Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guarantee

September 14th, 2016

Total Entries: 64
Total Prize Pool: $6,502 + $1,626 PPC Aruba Package = $8,128

Michael LeMay - Event 1 Champion ($1,741 + $1,626 PPC Aruba Package)

Michael LeMay – Event 1 Champion ($1,741 + $1,626 PPC Aruba Package)

Bill Linderman led the way headed into the final table but it was the Michael LeMay show the rest of the way. LeMay cracked the aces of Tom Clements to get the final table started and then pulled off a double elimination with five players remaining to open up a massive chip lead.  Doug Erwin made a spirited run to try to catch up pulling off the last two eliminations but in the end he and LeMay made an agreement to end the tournament leaving LeMay as the Event 1 Champion and sending him to the PPC Aruba World Championship.

Results:
1st: Michael LeMay – $1,741 + $1,664 PPC Aruba Package
2nd: Doug Erwin – $1,742
3rd: Bill Linderman – $932
4th: Gene Gauthier – $660
5th: David Seijas – $497
6th: Eugene Castagliuolo – $396
7th: Brian McKane – $334

Event 2: $230 NLHE (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guarantee

September 14th, 2016

Total Entries: 58
Total Prize Pool: $9,141 + $2,285 PPC Aruba Package = $11,426

Shawn Barnett - Event 2 Champion ($2.749 + $2,285 PPC Aruba Package)

Shawn Barnett – Event 2 Champion ($2.749 + $2,285 PPC Aruba Package)

Shawn Barnett and Bobby Dugan had a decisive chip lead at the start of the Event 2 final table but the two of them ended up in a massive clash early.  Barnett won the battle eliminating Dugan in 8th place to completely take command of the tournament.  Barnett then proceeded to pick up three more eliminations along the way including a decisive blow taking out Robert Smedley in 4th place.  Ian Feller fought back from a short stack to finish third after he was eliminated by Wally Maddah and then Maddah made a deal with Barnett to end the tournament giving Barnett his second PPC title and a trip to Aruba.

Results:
1st: Shawn Barnett – $2,749 + $2,285 PPC Aruba Package
2nd: Wally Maddah – 2,720
3rd: Ian Feller – $1,389
4th: Robert Smedley – $960
5th: John Mack – $704
6th: Jeremy Stokes – $539

$160 NLHE Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guarantee

September 15th, 2016

Total Entries: 63
Total Prize Pool: $3,851 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package + $3,150 in Bounties = $8,001

Ned Wright - Event 3 Champion ($741 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package)

Ned Wright – Event 3 Champion ($741 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package)

Ned Wright stunned Alan Commesso with eleven players remaining in the tournament to carry a huge lead into the Event 3 final table.  Joe Pesha was the nearest competitor to Wright and pulled off two eliminations on the final table to try to close the gap.  Brian Roakes did his part as well including taking away the chips from Russ Jordan sending Jordan to the rail in 5th place.  With Roakes and Wright nearly even, the remaining four players decided to make a deal to end the event.  When the chips were counted, Wright had just managed to hold Roakes off to win the Event 3 title and the PPC Aruba Package sending him to the island paradise in November.

Results:
1st: Ned Wright – $741 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package
2nd: Brian Roakes – $741
3rd: Joe Pesta – $741
4th: Michael Dunn – $741
5th: Russ Jordan – $294
6th: Jeff Todd – $235
7th: Mike Vitale – $198

Congratulations to all of our preliminary event winners in the 2016 PPC Tampa Downs Fall Classic!