After a sell out Main Event and bumper prize pool in Nottingham, the next stop on the GCBPT will be in Bristol from 18th to the 22nd June, for the first of two festivals to be held this year at the impressive Gala Harbourside Casino.
After a successful start to the Tour in Edinburgh, Nottingham was an even greater success with the highest number of runners to date and a huge prize fund of £161,000. Bristol promises to be an even more exciting prospect and a foretaste of what the Grand Final in December has in store.
As in previous events, the Main Event will be a £500+£50 NLHE freeze-out, with two starting days to allow for the maximum number of entrants. Day 1a will take place on Friday 20th June and Day 1b Saturday 21st June, with the remaining players returning for the final day on Sunday 22nd June. With a capacity of 220 runners, the estimated £110,000 prize pool will be swelled further with an additional £5,000 to be added by Gala Poker.
Gala Casinos Tournament Director, Robin Blair, said: "Throughout the tour so far we've managed to maintain a really good balance between the amateur and the professional, making it accessible yet credible. The high turnout at Nottingham is a testament to how successful this approach has been."
There are three ways to get a seat at the Bristol Main Event. Firstly you can buy in directly at the cashier desk at your local Gala Casino. Secondly you can enter an online satellite at Gala Poker, who are offering four guaranteed seats a week with two daily freeroll qualifiers. Or finally, an exciting way to win your seat is by qualifying via a live satellite in a Gala Casino near you. Over 75 seats are available through live satellites and the dates have been finalised as follows: -
Satellites for day 1a
Gala Casino Leeds, last registration 7.45pm, buy in £10
Gala Casino Birmingham, last registration 8.15pm, buy in £20
Gala Casino Teesside, last registration 8.20pm, buy in £20
Gala Casino Leicester, last registration 7.45pm, buy in £20
Gala Casino Bradford, last registration 6pm, buy in £10
Gala Casino Maid Marian Way Nottingham, last registration 7.15pm, £20
Satellites for day 1b
Gala Casino Dundee, last registration 8pm, buy in £20
Gala Casino Maybury, Edinburgh, last registration 3.45pm, buy in £10
Gala Casino Liverpool, last registration 8.15pm, buy in £20
Gala Casino Harbourside, Bristol, last registration 7.45pm, buy in £10 Friday/£20 Saturday
Gala Casino Bournemouth, last registration 7.55pm, buy in £20
Full Festival Schedule
£100+£10 NLHE Freezeout, starting at 6pm with 30 minute clock and 7,500 starting chips. This event offers a Main Event Bonus Seat for the winner as an additional incentive!
£200 + £20 NLHE Freezeout starting at 6pm, with 30 minute clock and 7,500 starting chip. This event also offers a Main Event Bonus Seat for the winner.
Main Event (Day 1a) £500 + £50 NLHE Freezeout with £5,000 added to the prize pool, starting at 3pm with 60 minute clock and 10,000 starting chips.
Main Event (Day 1b) £500 + £50 NLHE Freezeout with £5,000 added to the prize pool, starting at 3pm with 60 minute clock and 10,000 starting chips.
Main Event (Day 2) £500+£50 NLHE Freeze-out with £5,000 added to the prize pool, starting at 3pm with 60 minute clock and 10,000 starting chips.
The next stop on the GCBPT after Bristol will be at Gala Casino in Liverpool from 17th – 21st September, where more bumper prize pools and exciting action at the tables will be expected.