Around 400 of the Victoria’s top poker players are expected to descend on the Dingley International Hotel/Motel in Melbourne’s south-east this week (November 4-6) for the 888Poker League (888PL) and Australian Poker League’s (APL) State Championship series.
PokerMedia Australia is happy to announce that we’ll reporting live when the three-day event culminates on Sunday, November 6 with the $25,000 State Championships. Registration opens at 9am for a 10.30am start. Players will begin with a stack of 10,000 and blinds increase every 25 minutes.
To have qualified players needed to have: finished top 3 of a regular away event scoreboard; finished top 5 on any regional scoreboard; or won a special event with an advertised State Champs Seat included in the prize.
As well as a generous cash component, there will be several seats to the MAIN EVENT awarded to the top performing players. Presented by Full House Group, owners of 888PL and APL, the MAIN EVENT will be held at Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne in February 2012, where an estimated $500,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.
Full House Group is one of the largest suppliers to the hospitality and entertainment industry and purchased APL – the world’s largest poker league in July this year. Co-founder and CEO, Garry Nicholson is excited about this upcoming Victorian State Championships – the first dual-branded 888PL and APL event presented under their stewardship in this State.
888PL/APL Victorian State Championship schedule
November 4 (7pm rego, 8pm start) Event 1: $10 888PL TD Bounty (start stack 5000 with 2 x Passports worth 5000, standard 888PL structure)
November 5 (noon rego for 1pm start) Event 2: $100 Terminator (start stack 10,000, 20-minute blinds)
November 5 (6pm rego for 7pm start) Event 3: $100 Partners Event (start stack 5000 per player, 15-minute blinds)
November 6 (9am rego for 10.30am start) Event 4: State Championships (start stack 10,000; 25-minute blinds)
November 6 (2pm rego for 3pm start) Event 5: $20 MAIN EVENT Rebuy (start stack 3000; 15-minute blinds for the first 10 levels, then 12 minutes)
November 6 (6pm rego for 7pm start) Event 6 $50 888PL MAIN EVENT Freeze Out (20,000 start stack; 20-minute blinds for the first four levels, then 15 minutes)
Go to www.888pl.com.au for more information