British Masters Poker Tour to return for a second season.

British Masters Poker Tour to return for a second season.

Monday, 15 March 2010

The Coral British Masters Of Poker Tour will be back again this year with six events taking place at Gala Casinos throughout the UK.

The action gets under way at Bristol's Gala Harbourside Casino on 7th May 2010 before heading to Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Stockton-on-Tees and Edinburgh. Each mini festival will feature a £500+£50 Main Event with a pair of side events with £200+£20 and £100+£10 buy-ins.

The winner of each Main Event plus the player with the most winnings on Tour and the top online qualifier will go through to a single table play off where the winner will take away sponsorship package worth £10,000 for 2011.

Mark O’Donnell, Head of Casino and Poker for, said: “We were so thrilled that the 2009 tour was so popular and developed such a following that we’re delighted to announce the dates for 2010. They’re fantastic events and I love being part of them.”

O’Donnell continued: “We’re kicking off in Bristol this year and as it’s one of the best card rooms in the country and is packed out every night, we’re expecting it’ll be a sell-out. We’re keeping the £500 main event as we know that’s what the players really like about the tour. We’re really looking forward to getting the 2010 events underway and seeing all the familiar faces and friends soon.”

2010 CBMPT champion and sponsored player, Mark Trett,  said: “It’s fantastic to have another professional poker tour in the UK where you can play for five figure sums and be part of a European ranking event. It’s a great platform for the good local players to dip their toe in and mix with the big boys. I’ll be attending all of the main events and as many of the side events as possible.”

The full schedule is as follows:

•         Bristol – Gala Harbourside Casino: 07 to 09 May
•         Leeds – Gala Casino Leeds: 11 to 13 June
•         Liverpool – Gala Leo Casino: 09 to 11 July
•         Nottingham – Gala Casino, Maid Marion Way: 30 July to 01 August
•         Stockton-on-Tees – Gala Casino Teesside: 10 to 12 September
•         Edinburgh – Gala Maybury Casino: 29 to 31 October

Players can qualify for all events online by visiting Coral Poker.

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