GUKPT set for 2011 return

GUKPT set for 2011 return

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour will be back for a new season in 2011 with monthly stops throughout the Britain, and for the first time Ireland.

The 2011 gets under way in Manchester in January with further £1,000 Main Events scheduled for Walsall, Luton, Coventry and Blackpool. There will also be a £1,500 buy in tournament in London in March with a £2,500 Grand Final, also scheduled for The Vic in December. For the first time ever, the GUKPT will be heading across the Irish Sea for a tournament in Ireland at an as yet unnamed venue.

The popular Summer Series events with smaller buy-ins and twin locations will also be making a return between May and July with Brighton, Dundee, Bolton, Plymouth, Sheffield and Southampton all hosting tournaments.

The 2011 Tour will also feature £200,000 in added prize money, £75,000 of which will go to the top finishers on a points based Leader Board. Players can earn points in all GUKPT Main Events as well as in side events (depending on the number of entrants, buy-in and finishing position). Organisers have also hinted at new added value for individual events with details expected to be revealed shortly.

The full line up is as follows:

January 24th - 30th (Main event: £1,000) Manchester
March 14th -20th (Main event: £1,500) London Victoria
April 25th - 1st May (Main event: £1,000) Walsall
May 12th - 15th Summer series: Brighton & Dundee
June 9th - 12th Summer series: Bolton & Plymouth
July 7th - 10th Summer series: Sheffield & Southampton
August 15th - 21st (Main event: £1,000) Luton
September - Ireland (Main event) TBC October 10th -16th (Main event: £1,000) Coventry November 7th - 13th (Main event: £1,000) Blackpool
November 21st - 4th December (Grand final: £2,500), Plus World Heads Up Championship (£2,000) & Champion of Champions, London Victoria

There's still of course time to get in on this season's GUKPT action. Side events in Blackpool are currently in full swing with the first of two opening days for the £1,000 Main Event starting tomorrow. There's a £150+£15 Main Event freezeout super satellite at the G Casino in the seaside resort starting at 8.30pm tonight.

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