Students Set to Descend On Coventry’s Ricoh Arena
Head to the Grosvenor Casino inside Covetnry’s Ricoh Arena during the Easter weekend and you will be greeted by an army of poker loving students thank to the 2015 Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championships returning there for what will be an exciting week of action at the felt.
The £30+£5 buy-in Main Event is the tournament that all of the participating students want to win and if the 2015 edition continues in the trend of the past couple of years then those playing in it could be set for a big pay day.
In 2013, a record 469 players piled into the casino and created a £14,060 prize pool, the lion’s share of which — £3,540 – ended up in the back pocket of Ben Foxwell who defeated Lucas Durney heads-up to become the champion.
Twelve months later and the UKSPC Main Event broke its own attendance record when 544 entries and 35 rebuys were taken, creating a prize pool of £15,850. The final four players in that event, namely Alexander Marsdan, Matt Buckingham, Ryan Mantara and winner Michael Dorman, struck a deal that saw each of the foursome walk away with between £2,000 and £3,275 for their efforts.
2015 Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championships Schedule
|Wed 8 Apr||1:00pm||£30+£5 NL Hold’em Main Event Day 1a|
|Thu 9 Apr||1:00pm||£30+£5 NL Hold’em Main Event Day 1b|
|Thu 9 Apr||5:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em High Roller|
|Fri 10 Apr||1:00pm||£30+£5 NL Hold’em Main Event Day 1c|
|Fri 10 Apr||2:00pm||High Roller Day 2|
|Fri 10 Apr||5:00pm||£20+£5 NL Hold’em Ladies Event|
|Sat 11 Apr||1:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 11 Apr||2:00pm||NL Hold’em 6-Max Online|
|Sat 11 Apr||5:00pm||£25+£5 Omaha 4/5/6 card|
|Sun 12 Apr||1:00pm||Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 12 Apr||5:00pm||£25+£5 NL Hold’em Deep & Steep|
Each of the events listed in the table above are being played to a re-entry format, which makes the likelihood of a bumper attendance even greater. Please bear in mind that this weekend is the Easter Weekend with Good Friday and Easter Sunday being the prominent dates so transport may be reduced plus the Day 1c field of the Main Event will be massive on this day.
All you need to enter is your buy-in and a valid student ID and you’re in. If you graduated within the past three years and can prove it by showing your NSU card, degree certificate or degree acceptance letter then you are welcomed to buy in too.