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    What a night - locked out at 7pm with 185 entries and a few missing out.We managed to get all 185 in as seated or as an alternate.Poker is booming here!RESULTS
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    great nite danny well organised with all ppl seated.Finished in the top 30 at my 2nd attemp.Everybody i talked to was pleased with the amount of ppl turning up and the way you are organising more and more things coming upgood luck with it all.
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    Yes. Well done Danny & team to manage to cope with such a huge and unexpected amount of entries for a weekly tourny.I too did well, managing to finish in the top 160 in only my 94th attempt.

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    Danny and the team - you continue to amaze me- 185? is quite remarkable.

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    I think the chance to enter the draw to vegas attracted a lot of players, I know that was one of the reason I entered.Definately well organised, well done, even though the live games was a chaos with names filled up on the whole board. Can't wait till round 2.

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    Danny, congrats on the increase of new poker players for crown.I have a questions re: thursdays series.I understand that $13 per entry goes toward the $10,000 entry into Australian championship. With the extra entries, you may (probably) have a significant amount of money in excess of the $10,000.00. What will be done with that money? "$13 deducted from each buy-in for end of series playoff for $10,000 2006 Crown Australian Poker Champs entry. 11th to 20th moneyback. "Will there be another cash prize, or potentially a second seat, or will Crown simply profit from the extra cash? The reason why I ask of course is because it has been advertised that the $13 will go to the seat, but what if its in excess? (I don't really care if its like a grand, but 185 (number of players in first of series) x $13 (contribution that crown takes for seat distribution) x 9 (number of weeks it runs) = $21,645.00. This is a significant difference, and I would like to know where the funds are going to end up?This amount is of course in addtion to the $12 admin fee that you already take out. (which I have no objection to).Please note, I am not objecting to the amount, simply quering as to where the extra funds will be spent.Thanks.

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    Nuftoby,i know the point your making, which is a very valid one, but the 185 entries last thursday has been probably the biggest in sometime by about 30-40people so even though your calculations show enough $$$ for 2 seats i dont think there will always be this many so id say theres only enough for 1.5 seats, but like yourself im also curious what happens to the leftover $$$, does it just goto second place once first is given a seat from the final play off????CheersDaniel

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    Absolutely Daniel, I totally agree with you that 185 was a record, but poker is definately likely to grow, and as such I was simply curious as to what will be occurring to the extra funds.I was in no way meant to sound accusing, or hostile. I think your suggestion of it going to the second place is a smashing idea, and would totally support it.

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    Nuftoby, good point on last week's numbers.The list is as follows as where the extra funds go to. At the moment it stands at:$10k entry each series$500 to points leader each series$500 to 2nd place in play off each series$2000 and trophy to points leader for whole yearVegas Trip retail value $11000 although I expect actual cost will be a little less unless trip is taken is absolute peak time for travel. The above was based on roughly 125/130 each week as a breakeven to cover these prizes.For series 1 we probably averaged around the 130's so was about right but if we continue to get the numbers we had last week there is obviously more funds to use.As per my prizepool structure post on the PN, I will now also award 21st to 25th money back if we get over 160 players with these funds to come out of the $13 deduction.If numbers continue to stay at this level though there will still be surplus funds.Possibilities on which way to go if the numbers continue include:1. Value added satellite for 10k entries - maybe open only to players who have earned points (including bonus) on at least one occasion. 2. Increasing prizes for series points winners, and/or 2nd place in the playoff.3. Prize for 3rd place in the play off.4. Value added final Thursday tournament of each series or year.5. Reducing the number of rounds for each series like we did this year.(not possible until 2006 due to Vegas promotion terms and conditions)6. Reducing the deduction.7. More minor placings being paid from the $13 deduction.I account for each week's $13 deduction through a Casino Cage Account and would be happy for any player to view the paperwork. Until Series 4 of last year,I only once had a surplus on Thursday Series of about $200 awarded to the points leader. I am holding a surplus of approx $1400 from Series 4 of 2004, while Series 1, 2005 was close to the mark allowing for all prizes.Nuftoby is right that if numbers stay at 185 there will be a sizeable surplus.It is essentially players funds so i welcome all players to put forward ideas on utilising the surplus assuming these numbers continue.
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    I think a free drink from the bar mite be a good idea too :P

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