Casey Jarzabek - St. Catharines, Ontario
Casey Jarzabek, known as "bigdogpckt5s" across most sites, is a staple of the high-stakes MTT community.
Jarzabek began on Absolute Poker, crushing the SnGs at the highest level. He has placed first in the weekly
tournament leaderboard upwards of 25 times on Absolute Poker, showing his dominance on the site from 2005 through 2007.
Jarzabek eventually moved on to MTTs, where he has been a force to reckon with. He has outrights wins in two FTOPS,
winning Event #9 in November of 2008 for $277,930 and a HORSE 500+35 for another $75,600 in February of 2009.
He has also won the FTP Sunday Brawl, the Sunday Mulligan, Pokerstars Second Chance and the Sunday Warm up.
Overall, Jarzabek has an estimated $5,500,000 in online winnings, including wins in fourteen Sunday majors across various sites.
Casey is also a spokesperson for Bubble Protection and a signed pro for Lock Poker. At different points in his career,
Jarzabek has been ranked #1 on officialpokerrankings.com on both Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars.
He has also began his ascension on the live circuit, with a 2nd in a WPT preliminary event as well as several WSOP circuit final tables.
He currently resides in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Casey wears the Jonathan Little Signature (picture coming soon).
Steven Kerr - Orangeville, Ontario
Steven started playing poker in 2005 and founded and runs the OPT - Orangeville Poker Tour - a quality
tournament series for amateur players in the region, and a good stepping stone to the WSOP as he runs
several WSOP Satellites throughout the year.
Steven's efforts in developing players has lead to several of his friends cashing big in major tournaments
including a WSOP bracelet and a WSOPc ring and close to 2 million dollars in tournament winnings.
As well as developing players via the OPT, Steven himself has had several tournament cashes in Ontario
and at The WSOP and other tournaments in Las Vegas and other destinations.
Steven wears the Bull Shark, Swamp Shark, and Saw Shark.
Mark Martin - Barrie, Ontario
Mark has been a strong supporter of Blue Shark Optics ever since they entered into Canada.
Mark started playing poker in the free to play bar leagues and soon found that with his strong background in chess (3rd in U16 Canadian Nationals one year in high school) that those skills transferred well to poker.
Mark is a regular player in several poker leagues in Ontario including the Orangeville Poker Tour with multiple wins and cashes in the York Region Poker League and the 705 Ontario Poker League.
Mark wears the Hoyt Corkins Limited Edition.
Bonnie Castillo - Ottawa, Ontario
Bonnie Castillo is a cash and tournament player who has made the money in WPT, WSOP, WSOPc, and local events.
She mainly plays No Limit Texas Hold 'Em but also enjoys Omaha Hi/Lo, PLO, and Stud events.
When she's not playing, Bonnie is a Regional Brand Manager with High Heels Poker Tour, a National Sales Manager for PMS Poker Wear, and a Team PPI member with Poker Players International.
She has appeared in Canadian Poker Player Magazine and has been a guest on The Poker Dish with Ontilt Radio and a guest on The Division of Poker ESPN Radio Show.
She is a proud supporter and is excited to be representing Blue Shark Optics as a member of Team Canada.
Look for her in upcoming media and tournament events and watch for her at a final table in a Poker Room near you!
Bonnie wears the Jonathan Little Limited Edition.
Todd Hunter - Airdire, Alberta
Todd resides just north of Calgary, Alberta and is a fixture on the Canadian Poker scene.
Todd has numerous cashes in Canada such as a win in the 2009 $500 Road to the World Series in Calgary for $34K and a second place in the $2000 2011 CPT Championships for $23K.
Todd also has a WSOP Main Event cash which came in 2009 for a $33K payday.
A true student of the game, Todd is a regular contributor to many online poker strategy forums such as www.twoplustwo.com.
This as well as his continued success in online multi-table tournaments proves that he has advanced his game to the point where he is at the top of the field of bankable players in the Alberta poker scene.
Todd wears custom frames with Blue Shark lenses.
Norman Overdijk - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Norm grew up in Northern Ontario and now resides on the East Coast.
An adrenaline and action junkie, you can find Norm cruising on his Harley, scuba diving or skydiving when he is not raking in big pots on the felt.
A true road warrior, Norm racked up several great finishes in 2011 including final tables in seven provinces on his way to Canadian Poker Tour Player of the Year.
This honour has earned Norm the front cover of Canadian Poker Player magazine.
Norm wears custom clip-ons and custom prescription Blue Sharks. (pic coming soon)
April Facey - Port Moody, British Columbia
A successful business-woman, April Facey grew up on Vancouver Island and has lived
in both Toronto and Los Angeles - she currently resides in Port Moody, BC.
Her passion for poker began in 2006 when she appeared on Fox Televisions
Calvin Ayre Wildcard Poker
as an amateur. Since then April - aka 'Pokerfacey',
has won and cashed in several BC tournaments. The 2011 ladies WSOP saw April finish
108th when she got her AA all in pre-flop against the KK of Erica Schoenberg.
Active in the poker community, April has published articles in Poker Pro Canada,
and helps with the Women's Poker Classic in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation at Cascades Casino. A big believer in giving back, April often donates
a portion of her winnings to various causes.
April's number one priority in life is her young son Ryder who loves when his
mom cashes, because he always gets a percentage for his bank.
April wears the Kathy Liebert Signature Edition.
Jean-Robert Quirion - Montreal, Quebec
Jean-Robert is a bilingual Montreal based actor/comedian working in television
and cinema. He has been playing poker for over 8 years including the last 2 years
as a semi-professional making his living through a combination of acting and poker.
Playing mostly online under the name Blackpoule, J-R as some great results in the
last few years including a satellite win to the 2011 WSOP. J-R will be playing in
the Celebrity Showdown tournament organized by Espacejeux - Loto-Quebec's Online
Gaming Site as well as the Grand Loto-Quebec Poker Tournament - the biggest
tournament ever held in Canada with a $25,000 buy-in and an over $1,000,000 prize
pool including a ticket for the One Drop Foundation Tournament.
J-R has a real passion for the game and he is always more then willing to
discuss strategy and the evolution of the game with other players. His acting
foundation makes him a very good spokesperson and he is very active the Montreal
Jean-Robert wears the new Swamp Shark.