VERONA, NY; MARCH 3, 2006–How would you like to pocket $55,000 and 10 luxury-suite tickets at Fenway Park, while doing it at the expense of a half-dozen Yankees fans?
Here’s what it will take to make it happen: a $2,500 entry fee; actual poker acumen; lots of personality; and a passion for your Boston-based sports teams. As well as, perhaps, a healthy hatred for the Evil Empire
Party Poker has begun to cast for its “Boston vs. New York” Poker Challenge No. 2. There is an open call on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Game On sports cafe in Fenway Park. According to 813 Casting (www.813casting.com), it will conduct this call from between 10:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. More info about the event can be found at www.boston.com/sports/nesn/programming/shows/party_poker
The tournament is co-sponsored by NESN and the YES network, and it will be filmed at Turning Stone Casino in upstate, NY (Verona, NY).
If you can’t make the open call, but think you have what it takes to compete on the show, send us a picture of yourself playing poker in one of our YH caps. Also write–in 100 words or less–why you should represent Boston fans in the poker free-for-all. We will select one entry from the batch, and make a formal recommendation to the casting director that you be considered the “YH” representative in the 12-player field (please note that this website will not cover the costs associated with the tournament). We can’t guarantee that our recommendation will get you on the show. But it can’t hurt: the casting director contacted us to ask for our help in finding the right players from Boston