The Sicilian Match Poker Championships took place in the four months between February and May
2017 comprising of a series of Match Poker qualification tournaments throughout the provinces of
Palermo, Ragusa, Syracuse, Catania and Messina. A total of more than 300 players from 50 towns took
part in the championships, which concluded with the semi-finals and final at the beach town of Capo
Mulini (Catania) on 20th May 2017. It was a tremendously successful series and IFP is very grateful for
the hard work and dedication shown by its Italian member FIGP for organising and hosting the events,
and its technical team working tirelessly from Hyderabad, India in support. The championships
proved to be an immensely valuable beta test of IFP’s new Match Poker app that will now be launched
in both Android and iOS versions later this summer.
Sicilian Match Poker Championships – Final Results:
The prize for the winning team from Syracuse is a Champions League Final Experience (flights from
Italy to the UK, accommodation, transportation + tickets to see Juventus vs Real Madrid in the
Champions League Final in Cardiff on 3 rd June 2017).
The winning team:
Benedetto Drago, Luca Cocola, Andrea Floresta, Piergiorgio Cocola , Giuseppe Zagami & Angelo Drago.
(Substitutes: Antonino Ognibene, Paolo Listro)