GUKPT Blackpool Schedule 2011
The penultimate leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour takes place at the Grosvenor Casino on Blackpool´s South promenade from Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th November. Just why Grosvenor have decided to schedule a tournament at a North-West seaside resort in the bleakest part of the year (and the week after the illuminations are switched off!) is a mystery to us all, but you can be assured of one thing – good poker!
Known as “The Sandcastle”, the Grosvenor Casino in Blackpool is a popular local entertainment centre – offering weekly live acts, a fully equipped casino, an excellent restaurant and late bar to provide poker players with quality sustenance. Poker tournaments take place every night of the week as well as a selection of cash ring games in their 200 seater poker auditorium.
The fantastic atmosphere which accompanies such an active poker “scene” is disturbed once a year for the GUKPT Blackpool, and although no tournament was held in 2010 (due to redevelopment) the week long pokerfest has a history of attracting large fields and producing exciting finishes to the Main Event.
GUKPT Blackpool 2011 Main Event
This year´s feature tournament has two start dates – Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November to cope with the anticipated demand for places, with play continuing throughout Saturday and Sunday until a winner is crowned.
Buy-in for the Main Event is £1.000.00 + £70.00, or players can qualify through a series of “Super Satellite” tournaments available as part of the side event schedule or hosted by the casino in the four afternoons leading up to the start of the Main Event.
There is also an excellent online qualification program available on GrosvenorCasinos.com which hosts a Sunday Super Satellite with 4 seats guaranteed to the GUKPT Main Event of your choice. A feeder program to the Sunday Super Satellite runs daily, with entry starting at freeroll level and a choice of buy-ins available through the different stages of the feeder program.
GUKPT Blackpool 2011 Side Events
As much as the Main Event at Blackpool GUKPT 2011 is going to be hotly contested, the side events also have a reputation for attracting large fields and making the prizes even more valuable. Furthermore, a good performance in any of the side events earns valuable points in the GUKPT Leaderboard competition, and the winners of each event are invited to London later in November to complete in the £150.000 Champion of Champions tournament.
The full schedule of side events for Blackpool GUKPT 2011 is as follows:-
6th November 2011 £30 + £5 NL Hold’em Re-buy 10 Seat Super Satellite to Main Event 7.30pm
7th November 2011 £100 + £10 £NL Hold’em Re-buy 7.30pm
8th November 2011 £500 + £50 NL Hold’em Freeze-out 7.30pm (2 days)
9th November 2011 £250 + £25 Omaha Double Chance Freeze-out 6.00pm
9th November 2011 £150 + £15 NL Hold’em Freeze-out Super Satellite to Main Event 8.30pm
10th November 2011 £200 + £20 NL Hold’em 6 Max Freeze-out 7.30pm
11th November 2011 £100 + £10 Main Event Super Satellite 1 x Re-Buy or Add-On 7.30pm
12th November 2011 £250 + £25 NL Hold’em Freeze-out Re-entry 6.00pm (2 days)
13th November 2011 £100 + £10 NL Hold’em Bounty Booster Tournament 5.00pm