NPF UK Forum Team Challenge

Newcastle Poker Forum and Grosvenor Casino Newcastle will be hosting a Poker Team Event for Poker Forums and Organisations in the UK on the weekend of 21-22 February 2009.

The event will be a 2 day fully dealer dealt NL Hold'em tournament with space for 200 runners and is fully expected to be a sell out. Teams consist of 10 players per team and points will be awarded to those players who finish in the top 50 (more details below). The buy in is £50 + £5.50 (£555 payable per team) with 80% of the buy in towards the team event and 20% of the buy in towards the individual event.

Forums should appoint a team captain (playing or non playing) to arrange team selection and organise their team. Teams are encouraged to wear team shirts to represet their forum/organisation and ensure there is a competitive spirit. A free buffet will also be provided by Grosvenor Casino for all the poker players.

Entry Details

To register your interest in this event please e-mail us using the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page. Include team name, team captains name, e-mail address and we will return with details for sending your deposit.

Teams will be required to send a £50 cheque as a deposit to reserve a spot with the remaining £505 being paid in cash on the day. Cheques will not be cashed until 2 February 2009 so please feel free to post date the cheque to this date. In the unlikely event that the event is cancelled, cheques will be returned to the sender or refunded.

A full list of team players will be required before 14 February 2009 and there will no entries allowed after this date. If a team does not turn up with a full team, it is the team captains responsibility that the full buy in is paid.

Tournament Structure

The tournament will start at 2pm with 45 minutes per level with day 1 ending at approximately 1am. Structure Updated - The structure has been updated with an increased starting stack to 7500 from the original 6000 and some slight changes in the ante structure. This will allow for an anticipated 27 players returning for day 2 and ensure that day 1 does not end close to the bubble.

The above structure is subject to change and if so, will be notified before the start of the tournament.

Points and Payouts

The team event will be based on a points structure with the top 50 players receiving points for their team.

1st - 65
2nd - 61
3rd - 58
4th - 55
5th - 52
6th - 49
7th - 47
8th - 45
9th - 43

10th - 41, 11th - 40 with each place decreasing by one point down to 50th who receives 1 point.

Team prizes will be based on a 50%, 30%, 20% payout structure based on the anticipated 200 runners. The first place team is expected to receive £4,000. The first place team will receive the trophy plus each team player will receive smaller trophies/medals. The individual event will have prizes allocated for the final table of 9.

We look forward to seeing all the teams and hope that we have some of the best UK players from the best forums playing with excellent sportsmanship.

The event will be held at Grosvenor Casino Newcastle - 100 St James Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BN | 0191 260 3303. There is a private secure car park and parking is free. It is also situated directly opposite the bus station and a 5-10 minute walk from Newcastle Central Train Station. For more information on the casino, visit the Grosvenor Casinos website.
Hotel details nearby can also be found at the link below to Newcastle Poker Forum

Full details of this event and how to enter can be found at Newcastle Poker Forum.


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