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)
|1st||Tanya Sue||New Zealand||$16,320 + WPT Passport|
|2nd||Yuen Ching “Flora” Pun||Hong Kong||$9,320|
|4th||Natalia Rozova||New Zealand||$3,960|
|5th||Hua Wei Lin||Taiwan||$3,000|
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)
|3rd||Matthew Wingham||New Zealand||$27,000*|
|4th||Armon Van Wijk||Australia||$22,000*|
*Denotes four-handed deal.
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