The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk is the venue for the fourth leg of The Irish Tour 2012, a three day festival that will boast four No Limit Hold'em tournaments.
Dubbed The Northern Open, the festival will kick off with the €300 No Limit Hold'em Main Event that sports a €30,000 guaranteed prize pool. This main event starts at precisely 18:00 on Friday 5 October, with Day 2 taking place at the early time of 13:00 (Sat 06 Oct) and the final day's play scheduled to begin at the even early time of 12:00 on Sunday.
For those players who prefer to participate in side events there are a handful of those being made available. According to the Hendon Mob database, at 16:00 on Saturday there is a €125+€25 tournament, then on Sunday at 15:00 there is a €100+€20 event, with a €50+€10 Turbo completing the festival at 19:00 on Sunday.
This is the last chance for players to earn leader board points for the Irish Tour 2012's season-long league. An in-the-money finish will net players five points, which increase depending on the finishing position, with a maximum of 100 points going to the eventual winner. At present it is Mick McCloskey who leads the way with 160 points, followed by Jarlath Noone on 109, with Barry Mullarkey and Chris Jupp both tied on 83 points.
The winner of the leader board takes home €1,800 worth of entries to the 2012 Irish Tour events, the runner-up nets €1,200 worth whilst the player in third place grabs €600 worth of entries. It really is still all to play for!
Lead image courtesy of The Irish Tour 2012