Shane Tamihana

As one of New Zealand’s largest poker tournaments, the SKYCITY Festival of Poker was attended by more than 100 players who enjoyed the ten side events which had a range of $50 to $1100 buy in. The Festival of Poker culminated in the main event with a prize pool over $170,000.

The nine-day tournament began on Saturday 19 November with the main event held from 24-27 November.

The 2016 Festival of Poker was located in the newly opened SKYCITY Auckland Poker Room which offers its own private bar, smoking balcony and toilets.

We would like to say a massive congratulations to the 2016 SKYCITY Festival of Poker winner Shane Tamihana. After 3 days of excellent poker Shane walked away with $51,890 and bragging rights for a year! We would also like to congratulate Jackson Zheng who came 2nd winning a total of $33,480 and Te Rangi Matenga who came 3rd winning $21,930!”

$1650 NLH Main Event
Results

1

Shane Tamihana

$51890.00

2

Jackson Zheng

$33480.00

3

Te Rangi Matenga

$21930.00

4

Jordan Ropotini

$16740.00

5

Jamie Sadler

$12890.00

6

Henry Luo

$8370.00

7

Matt Beck

$6700.00

8

Michael Poona

$5860.00

9

Sam Ruha

$5020.00

10

Michael Fu

$4520.00

 

Event 1: $1,100 NLH Warm Up - 12.15pm Saturday 19 November
Results

1

Nick Li

$14000.00

2

Cole Swannack

$8750.00

3

Jordon Ropotini

$5600.00

4

Joshua Langham

$3850.00

5

Hamish Crawshaw

$2800.00

Event 2: $275 NLH Deep Stack Turbo – 12.15pm Sunday 20 November
Results

1

Daniel Sing

$4610.00

2

Rocky Ford

$3000.00

3

Bruce Symondson

$1880.00

4

Peter Gamlen

$1380.00

5

Paul Reid

$1000.00

6

John Parker

$630.00

Event 4: $275 NLH Ladies – 5.30pm Monday 21 November
Results

1

Angie F

$2200.00

2

Sarah S

$1420.00

3

Angela B

$950.00

4

Justine H

$680.00

Event 5: $275 NLH “Central Stars” – 6.30pm Monday 21 November
Results

1

Renae Baker

$6000.00

2

Cory Fransham

$3940.00

3

Alicia Tangiiti

$2510.00

4

Daniel Sing

$1950.00

5

Brooke Howard-Smith

$1440.00

6

William Qiu

$940.00

7

Jamie Sadlier

$750.00

8

Pajit Maicharoen

$660.00

9

Stephen Thompson

$560.00

Event 6: $550 NLH Turbo – 5.30pm Tuesday 22 November
Results

1

Keith Shoer

$6800.00

2

Oliver Helm

$4250.00

3

David McEwen

$2720.00

4

Bruce Symondson

$1870.00

5

Zinzan Ho

$1360.00

Event 7: $550 NLH/PLO Rotation – 5.30pm Wednesday 23 November
Results

1

Yibo Song

$5460.00

2

Yu Ting Lee

$3510.00

3

Matt Beck

$2340.00

4

Allen Kennedy

$1690.00

Event 8: $50 NLH Flipout – 6pm Saturday 26 November
Results

1

Alicia Tangiiti

$1080.00

2

Jay Yang

$720.00

3

Dean Moore

$480.00

4

Joe Henry

$400.00

5

Rob Harrison

$320.00

6

Rau Tangiiti

$280.00

7

Jesse Lewis

$240.00

8

Jimmy McCaskill

$200.00

9

Sam Ruha

$160.00

10

Chad Ellwood

$120.00

Event 9: $550 NLH with $100 Bounties – 12.15pm Sunday 27 November
Results

1

Sarah Saifi

$9240.00

2

Angie Fitzgerald

$6070.00

3

Clayton Bradbury

$3700.00

4

Johnny Rakich

$2900.00

5

Ben Hagar

$2110.00

6

Jay Yang

$1320.00

7

Bill Hayward

$1060.00

Event 10: $275 Omaha with Rebuy&Addon – 6pm Sunday 27 November
Results

1

Yuting Lee

$3760.00

2

Manu Luke

$2420.00

3

Brett Unkovich

$1610.00

4

Rocky Ford

$1160.00