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WPT League Annual Poker Championship Starts 31 March
In just a few days, the WPT League will launch into its biggest series of the year: the WPT League Annual Poker Championship. Not only is the action headed for Sydney, St. John’s Park Bowling Club will host it in the Pavilion Poker Room that will be the official home of the WPT League going forward.
Players are undoubtedly ready for live poker. That’s where the WPT League Sydney comes in with 16 APC events in 12 days. There will be big guarantees and a Player of the Series Promotion with a new MG3 car set aside for the winner.
If the turnout for the WPT League Quarterly Poker Championship last month was any indication, the APC could be one of the biggest ever.
The WPT League Sydney Annual Poker Championship (APC) will kick off on Wednesday, 31 March. Its 16 tournaments will span 12 days and wrap up on Thursday, 11 April.
The series will offer $500K in total guarantees, with $200K of that for the APC Main Event alone. There are reentries and freezeouts on the schedule, bounties and teams, and even a PLO for those four-card fans. Buy-ins range from $50 to $1,150.
It will be held in the Pavilion Poker Room at St. Johns Park Bowling Club on Edensor Road. What used to be the Pavilion Bar was recently repurposed into a permanent poker room and the official home of the WPT League. The room can seat up to 150 players at a time, and players will be able to view sporting events on the 15 large-screen televisions around the room.
After the APC ends, the Pavilion Poker Room will host nightly poker events per player requests.
Further, the WPT League will host regular events – monthly and quarterly in the new room. According to Poker Media Australia, it will be a hub for all WPT events and satellites in the Asia-Pacific region.
WPT League licensee Bruno Rao described the room as a “facility for the middle market” with upgraded, casino-grade equipment. He said the room will be a “gateway for WPT events internationally, whether that be Asia or the US.”
Without further ado, the schedule of APC events is as follows:
- Event 1 / 6:30pm on 31 March: $250 NLHE All-In for Cancer Charity (Reload $100; $30K GTD)
- Event 2 / 6:30pm on 1 April: $150 NLHE Opener (Single reentry $150; $20K GTD)
- Event 3 / 2pm on 2 April: $175 NLHE Big Bounty (Single reentry $175; $25K GTD)
- Event 4 / 7pm on 2 April: $55 NLHE Reload (Single reload $20, $5K GTD)
- Event 5 / 12pm on 3 April: $1,150 NLHE High Roller (Reentry $1,150; $75K GTD)
- Event 6 / 6pm on 3 April: $350 NLHE Warrior (Single reentry $350; $30K GTD)
- Event 7 / 7pm on 4 April: $70 NLHE One Shot (Freezeout; $5K GTD)
- Event 8 / 2pm on 5 April: $60 NLHE Patriots (Single reload $60; $20K GTD)
- Event 9 / 6pm on 5 April: $50 NLHE Bounty (Single reload $20; $5K GTD)
- Event 10 / 6:30pm on 5 April: $350 PLO (Single reentry $350; $10K GTD)
- Event 11 / 6:30pm on 6 April: $125/PP NLHE Teams (Freezeout; $10K GTD)
- Event 12 / 6pm on 7 April: $150 NLHE Single Bullet (Freezeout; $20K GTD)
- Event 13 / 8-10 April: $675 NLHE Main Event (Single reentry $675; 4 flights; $200K GTD)
- Event 14 / 8pm on 10 April: $70 NLHE Turbo Freeze (Freezeout; $3K GTD)
- Event 15 / 2pm on 11 April: $450 NLHE Big Freeze (Freezeout; $40K GTD)
- Event 16 / 7pm on 11 April: $70 NLHE One Shot (Freezeout; $5K GTD)
An additional note for the Main Event: The four starting flights will be as follows: Day 1A at 6pm on 8 April; Day 1B at 6pm on 9 April; Day 1C at 12pm on 10 April; and Day 1D will be a turbo at 7pm on 10 April. The tournament will bring initial day survivors back for Day 2 of the tournament on 11 April.
Levels, starting chips, and late registration information for all tournaments are available on the official schedule.
Player of the Series
Series organizers will track the players as they play multiple events throughout the APC. They will award points based on tournaments played and in-the-money finishes. Cash prizes will await some of the top finishers of the $25K Player of the Series Promotion, but the ultimate winner will receive a new MG3 Excite Sports car valued at $18,900.