With only the Blackpool leg and the Grand Final of the 2014 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) left to play, the long-runing tour’s management team have unveiled the full schedule for the 2015 GUKPT.
The tour begins at the Victoria Casino in London on Sunday 25 January with its £1,000 buy-in Main Event before heading to Manchester Bury New Road, north of the border to Edinburgh, back down to the Welsh capital Cardiff, Reading, a return to Leeds, to the familiarity of Luton, and Blackpool before going full circle and returning to the Victoria Casino for the £2,000 Grand Final on November 22, 2015.
2015 GUKPT Schedule
|Leg||Date||Venue||Main Event Buy-in|
|1||January 25||Victoria Casino||£1,000|
|Grand Final||November 22||Victoria Casino||£2,000|
The eagle-eyed among you will notice that both Walsall and Brighton miss out on a GUKPT festival in 2015, but will almost certainly host one of Grosvenor’s popular 25/25 events at some point during the year.
Dates are also set for the GUKPT Student Championships and the Goliath.
Coventry’s Ricoh Arena will be full of fun-loving students in April for the latest instalment of the UK Student Championships. The festival has grown year-on-year and the 2015 edition looks set to be the biggest, best and richest on record. The Main Event for the Student Championships runs from April 8 through April 12 and costs £35 to enter.
The 2014 Goliath saw 2,374 entries and 1,020 rebuys taking the total attendance to 3,394, quite a remarkable total. With such an impressive turnout, it would not surprise us here at PokerNews if the £250,000 guarantee from the 2014 Goliath is increased towards £300,000 or even beyond. Watch this space.
Before we can get too excited about the 2015 GUKPT, we first have to finish 2014. The Blackpool leg of the 2014 GUKPT runs from November 9 through to November 16 and should see a good sized crowd head to the seaside town. The last time the GUKPT was in the land of the illuminations and famous donkeys, it was Richard Trigg who outlasted the 226-strong crowd to claim the winner’s trophy and £53,000.