DGA Poker 2011

DGA Foundation Third Annual Poker Tournament

April 28, 2012 A Directors Guild Foundation Benefit Event:

On April 28, the Third Annual Directors Guild Foundation (DGF) Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament took place at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles. The tables filled and the excitement built as 275 DGA members, guests and sponsors assembled for an evening of fun and competition.

“Tonight is all about coming together to enjoy an evening of spirited competition, prizes and camaraderie with all proceeds going to support the good work of the DGF,” said tournament Co-Chair Donald Petrie, as he and Co-Chair Gil Cates, Jr. welcomed the players.

Before the first hand was dealt, they acknowledged the tournament’s host committee, the impressive list of sponsors, and all the individuals whose participation made the evening possible. There was also a special nod to two missing giants, Past President, Gil Cates, Sr., and past DGF Chairman and 2011 second place poker champion, John Rich.

“Everyone here tonight is here in support of your brothers and sisters in the DGA,” added Cates. “Good luck…and we’ll see you at the Final Table!”

After several hours of friendly play, the finalists’ table was winnowed down to two: David Henrie, a guest of director Alejandro Monteverde and Eddie Goldstone, a guest of bronze sponsor Keller Williams Realty. Henrie drew the winning hand and received the 2012 DGF Poker Tournament Champion Bracelet and was awarded the grand prize: a seat in a 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Texas Hold’em Event in Las Vegas along with a three-night stay at the tournament site, the Rio Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, as well as other prizes.


Poker Tournament Winners

2012 DGF Poker Tournament
  • DGA Poker Tournament Champion Bracelet
  • World Series of Poker Seat in a 2012 Texas Hold’em Event in Las Vegas
  • Three-night Hotel Stay at the Rio Las Vegas (WSOP Tournament Site)
  • The Patrón Spirits Company Royal Flush Basket
  • Nobu Los Angeles Gift Certificate
  • World Series of Poker Chip Set and Hat

First Place - David Henrie
Guest of Director Alejandro Monteverde

2012 DGF Poker Tournament
2012 DGF Poker Tournament
2012 DGF Poker Tournament
Second Place
Eddie Goldstone
Guest of Keller Williams Realty
Third Place
Kevin Klein
Guest of Director Ryan Travis
Fourth Place
Richard Baxter
Guest of AD Nikki Nash
2012 DGF Poker Tournament
2012 DGF Poker Tournament
2012 DGF Poker Tournament
Fifth Place
Tom Willnik
Guest of AD Nikki Nash
Sixth Place
Dan Dodd
Sponsor IngleDodd Publishing
Seventh Place
John Elmore
DGA Second AD Member
2012 DGF Poker Tournament
2012 DGF Poker Tournament
2012 DGF Poker Tournament

Eighth Place
Jay Kelman
DGA First AD Member

Ninth Place
John Rowell
Guest of Director James Spencer

Tenth Place
Janice Sendejas
Sponsor City National Bank

see larger photos of the winners in the gallery below


The DGA Foundation Board of Trustees wishes to express its gratitude and thanks to our Tournament Sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors: Jackson Catering • The Patrón Spirits Company •

Gold Sponsors: Bush Gottlieb Singer Lopez Kohanski Adelstein & Dickinson • Entertainment Lighting Services • Henegan Construction Co., Inc. • Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co. • Nigro, Karlin, Segal & Feldstein • Norm Levin & Company • Peerless Building Maintenance Co. • The World Series of Poker • Town & Country Event Rentals •

Silver Sponsors: ABLE Engineering Services • ASCAP • Bernstein Real Estate • Chef Robért Catering • City National Bank • Dolby Laboratories Inc. • EMCOR Services • IngleDodd Publishing • Legacy Partners • Lutron • Mata Construction • NTT Data • R.E. Smith Co. • Rossmore Property & Casualty • Securitech Security Services • Standard Parking •

Bronze Sponsors: 360 Group International • Alligator Pear Catering • Amtech Elevator Services • Champion Security • Cinema Technology Services • Colliers International • DFS Flooring • Edwards Technology • EPC Electric • Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino • Harrah’s Laughlin Casino and Hotel • Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel • Jacob Feinberg Katz & Michaeli Consulting Group, LLC • Keller Williams Realty • Law Offices of Peter H. Alpert, Inc. • Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs • Lirol Productions • The London West Hollywood • NBC/Universal • Nobu LA • Parisian Florist • Progressive Productions • Shlemmer Algaze & Associates • Wolfgang Puck Catering • WunderFilm, Inc. •

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