Andi Cameron of Holland Landing Claims the Title of 2015 MONOPOLY Canadian Champion
TORONTO, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ - After 2 days of intense dice rolling and deal making, Andi Cameron of Holland Landing, Ontario proved her MONOPOLY might and was named the winner of the 2015 MONOPOLY Canadian Championships.
Defeating 47 other MONOPOLY enthusiasts, Andi Cameron rose to the top of the tournament that took place at the Design Exchange Facility in Toronto. Andi, the first Canadian female champion since 1975, wins the prestigious title of MONOPOLY Canadian Champion, $10,000, and the honour of representing Canada at the MONOPOLY World Championships, which will be held September 7-9, 2015 at The Venetian Hotel in Macao, China.
'It is an incredible honour to win the title of Canadian Champion and I am thrilled to represent Canada at the MONOPOLY World Championships,' said Andi. Andi is a hard working mom of two young children who enjoys spending time outdoors and crafting. This was her first time competing in a Canadian MONOPOLY Championship Tournament.
"We were thrilled to celebrate the MONOPOLY brand's 80th anniversary by gathering a group of passionate and talented MONOPOLY players at this year's MONOPOLY Canadian Championships, "said Greg Ferguson, vice president of marketing at Hasbro Canada. "We want to congratulate Andi Cameron on her victory and look forward to seeing her bring her MONOPOLY skills to the World Championships in China this fall!"
The tournament kicked off on May 1st with 48 finalists with varying MONOPOLY backgrounds and experiences representing provinces across the nation. Each player participated in 3 preliminary rounds and the four players with the highest points competed in the grand finals on May 2nd.
In celebration of the brand's 80th anniversary, the MONOPOLY World Championship will host players from around the world to compete for MONOPOLY glory and a prize of $20,580 USD – equivalent to the total amount of cash in a standard MONOPOLY game.
The MONOPOLY brand is the world's favorite family gaming brand and has been played by more than one billion people in 114 countries around the world. The MONOPOLY brand offers kids and families the thrill of owning it all across a variety of platforms and formats. Whether fans play the game face-to-face, on their mobile devices or online there is a MONOPOLY experience to fit every lifestyle. Learn more about the MONOPOLY brand at www.Monopoly.com and join the conversation at Facebook.com/Monopoly or by using the hashtag #MONOPOLY80.
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SOURCE Hasbro Canada
Image with caption: "Andi Cameron is crowned 2015 Canadian MONOPOLY Champion. From left to right: Greg Ferguson, Hasbro Canada, Andi Cameron, 2015 Canadian MONOPOLY Champion, Will Lusby, 2009 Canadian MONOPOLY Champion, Julia Minicucci, Hasbro Canada (CNW Group/Hasbro Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150504_C6837_PHOTO_EN_16132.jpg
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