Congratulations Eric Chelekis! Out of the 407 players that qualified, 181 came to play! The APC $1,715 Grand Championship was held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the American Legion in Duluth.
To qualify for the Season Grand Championship you had to finish:
- Top 50 in overall points for the season
- Top 10 in any individual venue points race for the season
The final table:
10. Barry Johnson
9. Jeff Lockerman
8. KC Carter
7. Robert Johnson
6. Steve K
5. David Migliore
4. Jackson Zhang
2. John Davis
and the Grand Champion – ERIC CHELEKIS!
The Grand Champion will receive a $550 WSOP Package + $150 travel + 6 Month V.I.P. Membership $99 + Rectangular APC Silver Coin
- 2nd Place Wins $365 WSOP seat + $75 travel
- 3rd Place Wins $250
- 4th – $150
- 5th – $50
- 6th- 10th – APC Gear
CONGRATULATIONS to ERIC CHELEKIS!
How long have you lived in Atlanta?
I've lived in Atlanta for 23 years. I have a 17 year old son named Jag.
How long have you played with the APC?
I started playing in the APC 8 years ago. I hadn't played for about 4 years and started back regularly 2 years ago.
How did it feel to win the Grand Championship?
It was a great feeling to win the Grand Championship. I'm playing a WSOP event on November 26th, so it's great to have that entry fee covered!
Have you played in WSOP and/or WPT events?
I've played in 3 WSOP Tournaments at Harrah's Cherokee Casino and I've cashed in all three. In April 2016, I finished 13th out of 3,069 entrants and won $7200.00.
What do you think of your APC experience as a whole?
I really love playing with the Atlanta Poker Club. I've met a ton of really nice people and have made some very good friends. It's a great place for new players to hone their skills and learn the game as well.