2011 PCA Event #1: Pro baseball pitcher wins Fish & Chips event

PCA-2010-thumbnail.jpgMinor League baseball pitcher Wade Townsend won yesterday's inaugural Fish & Chips Showdown, the first event of the 2011 PCA.

Townsend, 27, from Austin, Texas, picked up $6,375 for his win in the $2,300 event after scoring a total of 25 points - 20 points for winning the poker derby and five points for third place in the fishing derby.

Canadian mother-of-two Dana Weeks, 40, who runs fishing lodges in British Columbia's Haida Gwaii islands with her husband Rick, won the fishing derby after reeling in a massive barracuda.

Weeks came joint second overall for $2,175. PokerStars SuperNova Calvin Anderson was also runner-up for $2,250. Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker came fourth and Kenneth Hicks, a regular qualifier for European Poker Tour events, came fifth.

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Dana Weeks