The dates and venues for the joint PartyPoker/Dusk till Dawn Grand Prix Poker Tour have been released plus details of a £100,000 leaderboard competition.
The joint venture between Party Poker and Dusk till Dawn has not been much of a secret. Dusk till Dawn´s Rob Yong wrote a blog back in February with his initial thoughts about the “tour”, but such is the scale of the project that it has taken a little while to organise.
At last, nearly all the dates and venues have been confirmed, and the tour promises to be a blockbuster. The 2015/16 Grand Prix Poker Tour will consist of 8 live venue events and 4 tournaments played on PartyPoker, with each of the legs having a modest buy-in of £60.00 + £10.00 and the first three at least having a guaranteed prize pool of £250,000.
A leaderboard competition and a Golden Chips promotion will run alongside the events – the top one hundred places on the leaderboard paying future WPT UK Main Event seats and WPT500 UK seats, and the Golden Chips promotion offering players the chance to win an overseas holiday or a £40,000 Porsche.
The Dates and Venues for the GPPT
The Grand Prix Poker Tour kicks off at Dusk till Dawn on 17th/18th October and then visits some of the most iconic football stadiums in the country (with some online action thrown in between for a bit of variety).
|28th/29th November||Stamford Bridge, London|
|December||Online at PartyPoker|
|16th/17th January||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|20th/21st February||St James´ Park, Newcastle|
|March||Online at PartyPoker|
|9th/10th April||Elland Road, Leeds|
|14th/15th May||Hampden Park, Glasgow|
|June||Online at PartyPoker|
|30th/31st July||Amex Stadium, Brighton|
|TBC||City Stadium, Cardiff|
|October||Online at PartyPoker|
A twist to the usual PartyPoker and Dusk till Dawn format of multiple online Day 1s is that, players who qualify through to Day 2 of an event via a “Players Choice” online Day 1, can choose which Day 2 they attend. For example, a player could make it through three online Day 1s prior to the Stamford Bridge event, but choose to play in Day 2s at Manchester, Leeds and Brighton
The Leaderboard Competition and Golden Chips Promotions
The leaderboard competition will reveal the most consistently successful players on the Grand Prix Poker Tour, with points only being awarded to players when they reach a Day 2. The points (or WPT Rewards as they are being called) will accumulate on a leaderboard over the next year, and the top thirty players will each win entry into a 2016 WPT UK Main Event worth £2,200. Players who finish outside of the top thirty spots, but within the top one hundred places on the leaderboard will each win a 2016 WPT500 UK seat worth £550.
The Golden Chips promotion promises to be very popular. Players who win one of the £5.50 or £22.00 buy-in “UK Major” tournaments that run every night at 7:00pm on PartyPoker will be awarded a Golden Chip. Every time a player enters Day 1 of a Grand Prix Poker Tour event, their Golden Chip count falls by one. If a player reaches the final table of any GPPT event with a Golden Chip intact, they will win an overseas holiday. If a player wins a GPPT event with a Golden Chip intact, they also win a £40,000 Porsche!
You Have to be In It to Win It
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