All in the family: Tanya Sue wins WPT Australia Ladies Championship

A unique and historic mother-and-son quinella has been completed, with Tanya Sue taking down the WPT Australia Ladies Championship yesterday at The Star Gold Coast.

Heads-up against Yuen Ching “Flora” Pun, it was an internationally-flavoured battle between New Zealand and Hong Kong, with the Kiwi prevailing to win a top prize of $16,320 and a $6,000 WPT Ladies World Championship Passport.

The result will see both her and her son – Opening Event champion JP Rounce-Sue – both head to the WPT World Championship in Las Vegas later this year.

WPT AUSTRALIA LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP ($660 buy-in, 80 entries, 10 players paid)

1stTanya SueNew Zealand$16,320 + WPT Passport
2ndYuen Ching “Flora” PunHong Kong$9,320
3rdAndrea AdorjanAustralia$5,856
4thNatalia RozovaNew Zealand$3,960
5thHua Wei LinTaiwan$3,000
6thMayuko SawadaJapan$2,448
7thJenny PhillipsAustralia$2,112
8thEmma ApostolouAustralia$1,872
9thHarmony TenenbaumAustralia$1,632
10thQi XinChina$1,440

In other results, Western Australia’s Patrick Meng has picked up his maiden WPT title in the PLO Action Clock, with a four-way deal struck at the closing stages of the final table, with chip leader Michael Doumani collecting the lion’s share of the cash.

WPT AUSTRALIA $675 PLO ACTION CLOCK ($675 buy-in, 389 entries, 40 players paid)

1stPatrick MengAustralia$27,000*
2ndMichael DoumaniAustralia$42,452*
3rdMatthew WinghamNew Zealand$27,000*
4thArmon Van WijkAustralia$22,000*
5thFedon PhaedonosAustralia$11,087
6thNima HosseiniAustralia$9,196
7thZhengmin ZhangAustralia$7,702
8thDavid SebesfiAustralia$6,255
9thDarren MossAustralia$4,831

*Denotes four-handed deal.

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