The San Diego Syndicate: Poker

The San Diego Syndicate - WSOP Qualifier Series
established in 2006


It's hard to believe it's almost been a month since our annual Vegas Carmine's Dinner!


So far nine of our Syndi winners have played for us at the WSOP and we have four cashes!! Remember, Matt & Kelsi deferred and will be playing for the Season-17 Syndi next summer - so we're still in action!!


As the Main Event takes a day off before final table action resumes, here's a recap of all of our player's cashes at the Series this summer:

San Diego Syndicate 05/12/2023

Syndicators- all season 17 results are now official and the website is updated!! Let’s get ready for Vegas!!

San Diego Syndicate WSOP Qualifier Series


The winner! Heads-up started with Mark holding a 13 to 1 advantage over Matt. Eventually Matt took the chip lead and Mark was on the ropes. Then Mark made a comeback to take it down. congratulations and good luck in Vegas Mark!!

Photos from The San Diego Syndicate: Poker's post 05/07/2023

Just in time for our WSOP trip to Vegas - the new Syndicate merch is ready!! By popular demand (ie Anthony) we are bringing back our original design from way back in season 2.
You can get this, and any of our other designs, by following the links on our merch page. FYI- the Redbubble site works best on a desktop/laptop. If you access from your phone just sort by Newest)

Photos from The San Diego Syndicate: Poker's post 05/07/2023

Since I managed to not be in this tournament today I have time to update our FB page!
Catching up on our recent winners - congratulations to:
Event 12 - Wendi
Event 13 - Ranjit
Event 14 - John B
Event 15 - Kelsi

You can find all the details on our website

Photos from The San Diego Syndicate: Poker's post 05/07/2023

Our season-ending Bonus Final Table Tourney is now underway with the winner earning a $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat! Good luck to Anthony, Keithy, Mark, Matt, Kelsi, Gary, Rene, Don, Patsy, and Ranjit!


Congratulations to our playoff winners last night! Don Bisco, Patsy, Ranjit and LenaEvans88 all earned $1500 WSOP seats and will play for the syndicate in Las Vegas this summer. And Don, Patsy and Ranjit advanced to play in our Bonus Main Event Final Table Tourney today.

Photos from The San Diego Syndicate: Poker's post 05/01/2023

Syndicators - complete regular season results are now updated on our website. Congratulations to for his first Syndicate victory and to Paul Hopkins and John Borges for their 1st & 2nd place overall finishes and WSOP Main Event prizes.


Season 17 - Event 10
Everyone's favorite Raider fan (obviously an oxymoron) Paul Hopkins took this tourney down and gained a share of the overall season lead!

Final Table:
1. Paul H
2. Tombie
3. Gary B
4. Dave Readman
5. Lisa
6. Alan
7. Rob
8. Keithy
9. MC
10. Buck


Season 17 - event 9. With the big swell hitting our shores this past weekend we moved our event up to the bluffs overlooking Trestles just south of San Clemente. And wouldn't you know it - one of Trestle's most revered shredders, our own Anthony "Cowabunga" Ruggieri, rode the poker waves to victory!

Final Table:
1. Anthony
2. Rene
3. Lena
4. Keithy
5. Jimmy X
6. Anders
7. MC
8. Kelly
9. Joy
10. Amy


Congrats to Mark Sawkar (aka Jonny Quest) for winning event 8. Full details and results are on our website.


Congratulations to Chris "Buck" Buckel for his victory in Event 7. This is Buck's first Syndicate win, and it comes in just his sixth even with us.


Congratulations to Jon “Trouble” Towers for his victory in event 6.
Check our website for full results and more!


Congratulations to Gary For winning event 5 of our 17th season on Saturday. Full results are up on our website


Season 17 - Event 3 Final Table
1. Matt B
2. Drew
3. John B
4. Buck
5. Wayne
6. Paul H
7. Kelsi
8. Don B
9. Donnie
10. Alan

Website is now updated!


Season 17 - Event 2:

1. Ranjit
2. TJ
3. Scotty
4. Rob Defay
5. Paul H
6. Kelsi
7. Rene
8. Kelly
9. Keith
10. Chad
11. Matt B
12. Mark S
13. Alan
14. Jim H
15. Anders

Next event is Sunday October 2nd.
Also - the website is still down. Hopefully not for much longer.


Season 17 - Event 1:

1. Alan
2. Jonkey
3. Mark Ross
4. Buck
5. Sharon
6. Farid
7. Scotty
8. Wayne
9. John B
10. Donny
11. Matt B
12. Don B
13. Gary B
14. Mona
15. Keithy

Invitation for the service of Dominic Ruggieri at O'Connor Mortuary 08/14/2022

Hi Everyone,

As many of you know, the memorial service for Anthony’s son Dominic is tomorrow, Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m. in Irvine. It will be streamed for those who are unable to attend. That link is

Additionally, 30% of the prize pool for the Tiki will be donated to help defray the costs of the service, and we’ll probably provide some other ways to help out that day. If you can’t attend the Tiki and want to help out–or just want to chip in some more– you can send donations to Anders, who has offered to collect them. His Venmo is -wright, or you can reach out to him directly.

Thanks everyone, and thanks for being a part of this community. It’s great that we’re able to come together to help out one of our own. Let me or Anders know if you have any questions.

Invitation for the service of Dominic Ruggieri at O'Connor Mortuary


Speaking of the Tiki Tourney - Anthony's son passed away last month and he could use some help with the memorial expenses. We are going to have the Tiki be fundraiser with 30% of the buy-in going to help him out. But anyone - whether they're playing the Tiki or not - can help Anthony out by sending a Venmo to -Wright . Anders will then make sure all contributions get to Anthony. Thanks in advance to everyone who helps out!!


Syndicators - during Covid we ended up using the GroupMe app so much that we let this page go. But we're now back and I'll get us caught up over the next couple of weeks.
First up is the Tiki Tourney on August 20th. We are currently sold out with 60 players - but please let me know if you want to play as we always get cancelations.

Photos from The San Diego Syndicate: Poker's post 02/22/2022

It's time to catch up the Syndy Meta page! Let's start with current events:
On Saturday night we had our ninth event of season 16 and it will surprise no one (unless you've seen him play before) that Mark Ross took it down. Mark has many passions in his life but two of the main ones are Porsche Boxsters and telling everyone how smart he is. So, after a little research into his life, we worked up two different winner's photos - because we like Mark just that much!


Syndicators - as I reported recently, one of the Syndicate’s founders and its first commissioner, Mark Antis, passed away last week. Mark had just played with us at the Tiki and our first event of the new season after a long absence so we know how unexpected this was. Mark was having a tough time financially during covid and didn’t leave any resources for a proper memorial and other expenses. His brother and a friend have set up a GoFundMe to help handle this and I’d like to encourage our members to help out if they can. As I mentioned last week - even if you didn’t know Mark, or know him well - our club and all the relationships it has created are only possible because of his efforts in forming it and guiding us at the beginning. Please help if you can and mention this is for The Syndicate in your comment if you leave one.
Thanks, Jonkey


Season 16 - Event 1. The Syndicate is back!! Steven S. Alkema is the winner of our first event of the Season. Head over to our website for all the details and Syndicate news.

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Congratulation to the winners of Season 15!
Ranjit, Wendi, and Jon Towers won main event seats while David Benjamin, Dana, Rowan, Matt, Anthony, Farid, Bob W, Rene, Matthew, Thomas B, Mark, and Jonkey won $1500 seats. Check out all the details here on our website:

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