First Annual GIGSE Charity Sumo Wrestling Grudge Match

1 April 2004

First Annual GIGSE Charity Sumo Wrestling Grudge Match

Wed., May 19, 4PM-5PM

Metro Toronto Convention Center

River City Group is planning a charity fund-raiser for Wednesday, May 19 (4PM-5PM) at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C.

The proceeds of this year's inaugural event will be designated for the U.K-based non-for-profit organization GamCare to further responsible gaming policy/education (anyway, maybe mention something about why GamCare or responsible gaming). Organizers River City Group have pledged a $1000 donation to kick off the charity event.

Sponsored by Golden Palace, the Sumo wrestling card will include five "grudge" matches between various I-gaming industry leaders who will use this forum to settle some rivalries. They will wear the rubber sumo wrestling costumes and compete in best of 3 match rounds for this charity event.

The fight card is still being developed, but current match-ups include:

-Sue Schneider (River City Group) vs. Sting (Gambling

-John Wallis (Sunny Group) vs. Jay Stubina (Mohawk Internet Technologies)

-Peter Kjaer (Dr. Ho) vs. Peter Bridge (Lasseters) (to be confirmed)

-Steve Ives (BetFair) vs. Michael Carlton (Victor Chandler)

-David Carruthers (Bet On Sports) vs. Cole Turner (Bo Dog)

-Bryan Bailey (CasinoMeister) vs. To Be Announced

Members of the audience will be given play money and, in exchange, encouraged to give a donation to support the work of GamCare. Alan Weinrib and Mark Blandford of will function as "celebrity" bookmakers so members of the audience can bet on their favorite to win. At the end of the final match, the member of the audience with the most play money will win a free registration to GIGSE '05 in Montreal.

Kevin Smith of River City Group will function as the ring announcer and Keith Furlong of the Interactive Gaming Council will function as the referee.