The 888PL/APL State Championship spotlight shifts to Victoria later this week with three days of action at one of the best known pub poker venues in the country – the Dingley International.
The PMA live reporting team will be on hand to cover the action from 10.30am on Sunday (April 29) as players from across Victoria vie for a share of the $25,000 guaranteed prizepool, including eight MAIN EVENT seats.
Western Australia’s pub poker players will also be out in force for their version of the State Championships this weekend, which will be played at Tompkins Park, Canning Hwy & Dunkley Avenue in Alfred Cove on Sunday. Two MAIN EVENT seats have been included in the $5000 guaranteed prizepool for WA players.
Only in recent days, the Full House Group confirmed that the next MAIN EVENT will be played at Crown Melbourne on September 5-9. Once again there will be a guaranteed prize pool of at least $100,000 for first place, and the field will be capped at 600 runners.
Victorian State Championships schedule
Event 1: $10 Cash Bonanza (Friday, April 27; registration 7pm for 8pm; cash-only prizes dependent upon the number of entries)
Event 2: $100 4-Person Teams Event (Saturday, April 28; registration 1pm for 2pm; cash-only prizes dependent upon the number of entries)
Event 3: $100 Terminator (Saturday, April 28; registration 6pm for 7pm; $80 into the prize pool per player and $20 per KO)
Event 4: State Championships ($25,000 guaranteed prizepool; Sunday, April 29; registration 9am for 10.30am start; 15,000 start stack; 25-minute levels)
Qualification: Top 5 on the Season 1 Regional Scoreboard; top 4 in any regular Season 1 nightly venue Scoreboard; winner of any Season 1 Special event; top 10 on any monthly Victorian APL Player of the Month Leaderboard; top 30 on the Victorian 888PL State Scoreboard for Season 1)
1 $4000 + MAIN EVENT seat
2 $2200 + MAIN EVENT seat
3 $1300 + MAIN EVENT seat
4 $1000 + MAIN EVENT seat
5 $800 + MAIN EVENT seat
6 $700 + MAIN EVENT seat
7 $600 + MAIN EVENT seat
8 $500 + MAIN EVENT seat
Event 5: $20 MAIN EVENT Satellite w/ $20 rebuys (Sunday, April 29; registration 2.30pm for 3.30pm start)
Event 6: $60 MAIN EVENT Freezeout Satellite (Sunday, April 29; registration 6pm for 7pm start)
WA State Championships schedule
Event 1: State Championships ($5000 guaranteed prizepool; Sunday, April 29; registration: 10am for noon start; buy-in $20 – due to State Legislation, there is no qualification into the WA State Champs and therefore it is an open event)
1 $750 + MAIN EVENT seat
2 $400 + MAIN EVENT seat
Note: “Gaming Function” by permit issued under section 51 of the Act issued to ‘Tompkins Park Community and Recreation Centre’ between the approved hours of 12pm and 8pm. If you believe you have a problem gaming issue, we encourage you to contact: 1800 858 858 and also see www.gamblinghelponline.org.au