06/22/2006 11:00PM

Tiernan wins Lone Star qualifier

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Dennis Tiernan of The Woodlands, TX earned a grand prize of $5,000 and a trip to Las Vegas with his victory in the Lone Star Park handicapping tournament last weekend. The two-day tournament was held on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. Rounding out the top three spots were Wesley Kucera of Forney, TX and Bill Gossage of Ozark, Arkansas. Kucera earned $2,500 for his runner-up finish while Gossage collected a check for $1,000. Both will join Tiernan at Bally's Las Vegas next January for the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.

Prize Breakdown
1st Place: Dennis Tiernan
2. Wesley Kucera
3. Bill Gossage
4. James Gidden ($750)
5. Michael Frank Forzano ($500).
6. Rocky Alvarado ($250).