Wednesday, 17 February 2010
One addition to this year’s newly expanded Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) was the Club Championship series, which got underway in four venues this past weekend.
The Club Championships series is a collection of £200+£20 No Limit Hold ‘em events held in a variety of clubs throughout the country. The opening series of events took place over the weekend and were a decidedly mixed bunch. The Thanet tournament attracted the biggest field of 42-runners and was won by Anthea Jordan followed by Danny Ng, Anthony Conner, Bernard Litman and Alan Dean. Jordan collected a first prize of £3,150. Roger Harvey took the honours in Swansea, outlasting a field of 38 runners to claim the first prize of £3,040. Ian Bosley, Brian Sheppard and Emad Al-Saab also made the money. The fields were much smaller in both Blackpool (19-runners) and Leeds (just 10). The competing attraction of the UKIPT event in Manchester can’t have helped and organisers will no doubt be hoping for bigger fields in future events. Gary Holden won in Blackpool, finishing ahead of Montgomery and Gregory Hunt to claim £1,900. Chris Johnson won in Leeds, taking £1,400 for the win with Michael Sharkey the only other player making the money. In addition to the first prize cash each winner also gained a seat to the £150,000 GUKPT Champion of Champions tournament in December. The next round of GUKPT Club Championships take place in Bolton, Dundee, Southampton and Stoke on Saturday 10th April. The buy-in for all four events is £200+£20. Walsall’s Grosvenor Casino is the venue for the next GUKPT Main Tour event. The festival kicks off this Saturday 20th February with the Main Event running from 25th to 28th February.
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