Grafton’s Aiden Tredinnick wins WPT League Tweed Coast Championship Main Event

Aiden Tredinnick

Thirty-year-old father of three Aiden Tredinnick has claimed his first Australian mid-tier title and a cool $9,600 payday after winning the WPT League Tweed Coast Championship Main Event.

Tredinnick, from Grafton, outlasted a field of 403 entries to score victory, denying runner-up Russell Fogarty – who win the APLPT Adelaide Main Event in June – another major mid-tier title in the process. Both players also scored a WPT Prime Main Event Passport, as did third-place finisher Johnny Vaiangina.

Tredinnick told PokerMedia Australia after sealing the win that playing the WPT League Tweed Coast Championship Main Event was always on his bucket list, but he hadn’t had the opportunity until now.

“I’m pretty stoked to win this!” he beamed. “I’d seen this everywhere on facebook and wanted to come and play it … and now to get my photo on the honour board, I’m very, very happy!”

WPTL Tweed Coast Championship Main Event final table placings:

1stAiden Tredinnick $9,600*
2ndRussell Fogarty$8,500*
3rdJohnny Vaiangina$5,055*
4thScott Thornton$3,760 
5thGrant Byers$2,830 
6thCameron Betts$2,170 
7thDarien Dooli$1,685 
8thDylan Atkinson$1,325 
9thGregg Guyden$1,060 

* Denotes WPT Prime Main Event Passport

Treddinick wasn’t the only big story to emerge from the Tweed over the weekend, with Melbourne’s Sean Ooi being crowned Player of the Series after claiming two titles.

Ooi, who won $2,000 plus a WPT Prime Main Event entry for his POTS honours, took down the Short Deck Hold’em early in the series, then backed it up with another first place in the Deep Freeze.

It could well have been a third, too, with Ooi’s Biggest score of the week being a third-place finish in the Super High Roller for $15,240.

The Super High Roller was ultimately won by Queensland’s Charles Tsai, who outlasted the field of 125 starters for his first WPT League Championship title. Brandon Bailey was runner-up, collecting $21,120 for his efforts.

“It was a see-sawing battle [against Bailey], and he had an edge there at the start, but I just had to be patient … I’m ecstatic to get the win, definitely the highlight of my career,” Tsai said.

Charles Tsai won the Super High Roller

A shout out must also go to former WPT League Championship POTS Sam Adams, who collected his third WPTL title to finish second in this POTS race.

Other notable achievements included Jodi Broughton winning two rings – both of them in PLO events, and local grinder James Camilleri, who defeated fellow Queenslander Robert Damelian heads-up in the $660 6-Max for his second WPTL title and a $13,205 payday.

Jodi Broughton won two rings in PLO

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