The 2016 edition of the UK Student Poker Championships (UKSPC) is right around the corner, taking place at the Grosvenor Casino at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry between April 4-10.
Last year’s Main Event saw 801 entries, breaking the attendance record and seeing more than a 30 percent increase on 2014’s field of 544. Cillian Berragan of the University of Hull was the last student standing, claiming the £6,190 first place prize, a £120 Goliath seat, and a £550 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour entry.
A total of nine tournaments are scheduled, most of which are open to all players, but the six-max, High Roller and the Main Event are only available to those who meet the UKSPC’s criteria as being a student.
In order to be eligible to play in these tournaments, players must currently be a student, or have been a student within the last three years. Students must show a Student Card that has an expiration date of 2013 or later otherwise they will be refused entry. The same proof is also required on Day 2 should they make it that far.
2016 UK Student Poker Championships Schedule
|Mon 4 Apr||7:30pm||All||£26 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em £1,000 guaranteed|
|Tue 5 Apr||2:00pm||Students||£220 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em High Roller (2 x re-entry)|
|Tue 5 Apr||7:30pm||All||£31 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Win The Button (1x re-entry)|
|Wed 6 Apr||12:30pm||Students||£36 buy-in Main Event Day 1a (2 x re-entry per flight)|
|Wed 6 Apr||2:00pm||Students||High Roller Day 2|
|Wed 6 Apr||7:30pm||All||£31 No-Limit Hold’em Side Event (1 x re-entry)|
|Thu 7 Apr||12:30pm||Students||£36 buy-in Main Event Day 1a (2 x re-entry per flight)|
|Thu 7 Apr||7:30pm||All||£26 buy-in DC 4/5/6 pot-limit Omaha (1x reload, 1x re-entry)|
|Fri 8 Apr||12:30pm||Students||£36 buy-in Main Event Day 1a (2 x re-entry per flight)|
|Fri 8 Apr||7:30pm||All||£36 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Side Event (freezeout)|
|Sat 9 Apr||12:30pm||Students||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 9 Apr||6:30pm||All||£46 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Side Event (1x re-entry)|
|Sun 10 Apr||12:30pm||Students||Main Event Day 3|
Each flight of the 2016 UKSPC Main Event is capped at 240 entries and players can re-enter twice per flight should they dust off their 15,000 chips during the late registration period, which lasts for 4.5 hours. Students can pre-register for the UKSPC Main Event at their local Grosvenor Casino if they wish to guarantee themselves a seat.