BPO Champion Caryn Bustos
CONGRATULATIONS to Caryn Bustos, the 2017 Bar Poker Open NATIONAL CHAMPION!!!!  Caryn played her way through 817 players to be crowned the Best Bar Poker Player in America!

In addition to the trophy and bragging rights, Caryn walked away with $40,407.00!!!!



The FINAL TABLE was televised on Twitch and YouTube with a 30 minute delay!
CLICK HERE or follow the link below to watch the FINAL TABLE:


Caryn played amazing poker, eliminating 5 of the 8 players at the final table!  She faced a huge chip deficit when they reached heads up play, however she whittled away at the monster stack until taking the chip lead.  On the final hand her A-7 offsuit held up against her opponents A-4 and the title of Best FREE Poker League in America belonged to The Poker Pub of Tucson!

Caryn Rail

Several loyal Poker Pub players were on hand to watch Caryn take down the title!  Her rail was by far the loudest and most supportive!  We are proud to call all of you our "Poker Family!"
Alicia Maloney Charles Nicolai Van Williams
Alicia Maloney, Charles Nicolai & Van Williams also cashed for over $550.00 each finishing in the TOP 20 in their flights!  Last year's Tournament Runner Up Phil Willmeth just missed the money finishing 2 spots from cashing in his flight!  36 Poker Pub Players from Arizona & New Mexico represented us well in Vegas!

The Bar Poker Open is a simple 2 step process: Step 1. WIN a token at one of our live venues (check the calendar page for BPO locations) Step 2. Play the online tournament on Sunday mornings and WIN YOUR SEAT in the 2018 BPO NATIONALS! First place in the Sunday online events receives a seat in the $100,000 GUARANTEED East Coast Championship at the Borgata in Atlantic City, a seat in the $200,000 GUARANTEED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at the Golden Nugget in Vegas and a trip to Vegas! 
Join us at your favorite venue and WIN YOUR SHARE OF $300,000 in CASH PRIZES!!!!


CONGRATULATIONS to Fritz "Doc" Pence from Casa Grande for earning a $1,070.00 Buy-in to the Arizona State Poker Championship!  Fritz along with 5 other players earned their Buy-ins by finishing in the TOP 6 at The Poker Pub $6k Semi Annual Tournament on October 6th & 7th at R Place in Tucson!  Fritz will be playing for a share of the $1 MILLION prize pool at the Arizona State Poker Championship next August!

$6k Semi Annual Final Table Results:

Jeff Snyder ~ Tucson, AZ = $1,070.00 Buy-in to AZ State Championship
Dayne Downey ~ Tucson, AZ = $1,070.00 Buy-in to AZ State Championship
Gaye Diederich ~ Tucson, AZ = $1,070.00 Buy-in to AZ State Championship
Sue Lopez ~ Tucson, AZ = $1,070.00 Buy-in to AZ State Championship
R.C. Leonard ~ Tucson, AZ = $1,070.00 Buy-in to AZ State Championship
Fritz "Doc" Pence ~ Casa Grande, AZ = $1,070.00 Buy-in to AZ State Championship
Mike "Big Poppa" Bonner ~ Casa Grande, AZ (The Bubble)
Daniel Cannon ~ Albuquerque, NM
Eiska Broes ~ Albuquerque, NM
Mike Melichar ~ Albuquerque, NM

We would like to congratulate everyone that qualified and participated in this special event! 

We would like to thank R Place for hosting this special event!  THANK YOU to ALL of our LOYAL VENUES for hosting our events and to ALL of our LOYAL PLAYERS for continuing to support our venues while playing in our games!

PLEASE NOTE:  We will not be hosting any games in Casa Grande for the next few weeks.   We will resume the regular schedule on October 30th at Silver Bullet.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The Monthly Points Leaders tournament for September is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 28th at Silver Bullet. (Time TBA)  Please check back on October 23rd for updates.

The next $6k Semi Annual Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th at R Place (3412 N. Dodge Blvd in Tucson, AZ) The start time is 1PM on both days with Registration starting at 11AM. Due to the large number of players qualified for this event we suggest that you arrive no later than noon in order to guarantee your seat.
Attached is a list of all players qualified from each region and their starting chip counts.

We will be awarding six $1070.00 Buy-ins to the Arizona State Poker Championship!!!! This year there was over $1 MILLION in the prize pool and the WINNER walked away with OVER $233,000.00!!!!
We have had some players asking why we aren't awarding cash prizes at this Semi Annual event. We will be offering a less cash option to the winners of the Semi Annual event if they can't attend the AZ State Championship or a HPT $1060.00 Buy-in event in New Mexico. Players will need to let us know 45 days prior to the AZ State Championship (tentatively scheduled for late August 2013) if they choose to opt for the less cash option. Obviously we would prefer that you play in the AZ State Championship or an HPT event and have an opportunity to WIN life changing money!

We would like to congratulate ALL of our players that qualified for the Semi Annual event and THANK YOU to ALL of our LOYAL players for continuing to support your venues while you play "NO ENTRY FEE ~ NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM" with The Poker Pub! GOOD LUCK in the tournament and ..."May all your cards be live!"

We are pleased to announce that the date is set for our exclusive $6k Semi Annual Tournament FINALS!!!! This special event will be held on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th at R Place. This is a two day event. The start time is 1PM on both days with registration starting at 11AM. Make sure you bring your tickets for entry and extra starting chips! We will be posting a list of qualified players along with the starting chip counts on the website and at the games in September.

We will be awarding OVER $6,000 in CASH & PRIZES at this special event!!!!

and don't forget to ..."GO ALL IN!"

We are in search of new venues.  The schedule next week will be Tuesday and Thursday at Silver Bullet.  Games are at 6 & 8:30PM.  Please remember that the poker is FREE for Customers of the venues!  Please continue to support the venues when you play.  Cabo's is under new management and has decided to stop all forms of entertainment including karaoke, the DJ and Poker.  We encourage all of you to call the new manager and let her know how much you enjoyed playing poker at Cabo's and approximately what you spent there each week.  The new manager's name is Kim.  Her number is 520-426-3500 ext. 603.  If you help us find a new venue there will be a reward!  See Jodi or Cisco at any game for details or send us an email at info@thepokerpub.com.

CG players at NTOC

We would like to thank all of you for going with us to VEGAS this year! We had a GREAT TIME with each and every one of you and can't wait until next year!


We went from 3 people going to Nationals last year to 17 this year! We hope to double that number next year so tell your friends about Poker Pub so they can join us!

Cisco RC and Bryan

Congrats to our very own Cisco Medina for being Co-Champion of The Poker Pub 2012 National Tournament of Champions! Great job Cisco!

Please stay tuned to the website for the new schedule and new venues! See you at the tables and don't forget to ..."GO ALL IN!" 

Cisco and R C
Cisco Medina & R.C. Leonard

CONGRATULATIONS to Cisco Medina & R.C. Leonard the Poker Pub 2012 National Tournament Co-Champions!!!! With 6 players left and Cisco holding a commanding chip lead the players agreed to chop the $10,000 prize pool! We played it out until we reached heads up and Cisco and R.C. were virtually even in chips. They decided to share the title of The Poker Pub 2012 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!

2012 Final Table

We witnessed some amazing poker at Nationals with plenty of bad beats and all in moments! We would like to congratulate everyone that qualified and participated in Nationals! We would like to thank Binion's (the birthplace of the World Series of Poker) for hosting this special event! As usual they did a GREAT JOB of running the tournament! Special thanks to ALL of our LOYAL Players and Venues for helping make The Poker Pub the premiere FREE POKER LEAGUE in the Southwest!!!!

2012 Nationals Final Table Results:

Co-Champion ~ Cisco Medina (Casa Grande, AZ) = $5,000 WSOP Seat!
Co-Champion ~ R.C. Leonard (Tucson, AZ) = $1,000 WSOP Seat!
Third Place ~ Bryan Mazon (Tucson, AZ) = $1,000 WSOP Seat!
Fourth Place ~ Mark Skorvanik (Albuquerque, NM) = $1,000 WSOP Seat!
Fifth Place ~ Andrew McMillan (Tucson, AZ) = $1,000 WSOP Seat!
Sixth Place ~ Sherry Circle (Tucson, AZ) = $1,000 WSOP Seat!
Seventh Place ~ Nick Reisen (Tucson, AZ) = The money bubble
Eighth Place ~ Phil Willmeth (Green Valley, AZ)
Ninth Place ~ Diane Hooper (Albuquerque, NM)
Tenth Place ~ Utimio Trujillo (Tucson, AZ)

Last years defending co-champion Derek Harrington was the final table bubble finishing in eleventh place!

Once again thanks for playing and supporting your venues! See you at Nationals next year!

PLEASE NOTE: We are suspending the games at Cabo this week in so we can all recoup from Vegas.  Please check the website this Friday for new schedule.  Thanks for playing and don't forget to "GO ALL IN!"

PLEASE NOTE:  This Monday, June 18th the games at Cabo are moving to Silver Bullet at 6 & 8:30PM.  We will be having the pre Vegas player meeting for Nationals!  We are also suspending the games at Cabo next week since we will be in Vegas for Nationals.  We will resume the games at Cabo starting on Monday, June 25th.  There will be NO games at Silver Bullet tonight and we may suspend them for the rest of the Summer.  We will keep you posted.  Thanks for playing and don't forget to "GO ALL IN!"

june 2012

Thanks to everyone that celebrated Jodi's birthday and participated in the June Monthly tournament on Wednesday, June 6th at Cabo'sMuriel Thomas finished first and WON a SEAT AT THE 2013 POKER PUB NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS along with her hotel stay!!!!  Mike "Big Poppa" Bonner also WON a nights stay at Apache Lodge in Prescott along with $25 CASH!!!!

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