Sharpless wings it at poker
Published 11:34 am Monday, July 27, 2009
By By Chandler Myers
In the first night of Alabama Wing House’s Thursday night poker league, an employee was able to walk away with the first seat at the final table, which now only has eight available seats.
Jay Sharpless, an employeed at AWH and a student at Northview High School took his chances and became the first big winner going all in on the final hand.
Sharpless said he sometimes plays poker and was happy to win the first night.
Twenty nine people signed up for the opening night of the league with some participants coming all the way from Mobile.
Jessica Cloud, one of the owners of the Alabama Wing House, said the first night was a huge success.
With such a strong showing for the poker league, business also got a little stronger for the Wing House.
Cloud said players came in and ate whenever they pleased during the tournament.
As for the winner, he received something that will be awarded to weekly winners, a Alabama Wing House Gift Certificate.
Cloud said that the big prize has yet to be determined.
Sharpless said he is excited about the rest of the tournament, and added he is going to continue playing.
With only eight weeks left, the owners and employees of the Alabama Wing House are still looking for more people to play.
Cloud said she wants everyone to remember that it does not cost anything to play.
For more information about the poker league contact Alabama Wing House at 446-4000.