Sports Legends Challenge Postponed to 2010

Sports Legends Challenge Postponed to 2010

Monday, 7 September 2009

Those looking forward to rubbing shoulders with the rich, famous and athletic at the Bahamas soon will be disappointed – the Sports Legends Challenge has been postponed to a future date (2010) in an undecided US location.

The event was meant to start next Monday at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The event is intended to bring together poker players and, well… sports legends in a festival of poker, golf and everything in between.

Ultimate Bet pro Annie Duke, Antonio Esfandiari, Full Tilt Pro Gavin Smith and poker legend Johnny Chan were all expected to put up $10,000 and compete for their share of over $10m in cash and prizes. In addition, skating God Tony Hawk and UFC warrior Randy Coutre were both making plans to attend the event.

An e-mail from Sports Legends Challenge organisers Larry Lubin and Bruce Bibbero explained the reasons for the change:

“The essence of the program will be unchanged - creating unique opportunities for sports and gaming fans to interact with some of the greatest Sports Legends of our time along with some of the world’s top poker pros while competing for major cash prizes,” wrote the alliteratively-named Bibbero and Lubin. “However, we plan to use the time leading up to the rescheduled event to add elements and make adjustments that will make it even more exciting.”

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