Christchurch Casino Announces Two Championships

Posted at 07:00 2006-10-03 Following the success of the 2006 New Zealand Poker Championships, Christchurch Casino have announced a further two championships - so mark your calendar now.

The first event will be the "Christchurch Casino No-Limit Holdem Championships" which will run from Nov 30th, 2006 to Dec 3rd, 2006. The long weekend will consist of 4 tournaments including the 'Christchurch Masters' main event on the Sunday. This will be a $500 freezout tournament limited to 70 seats, so book now if you intend to play. There is a also a King of the Table prize for those that enter all 4 tournaments.

The complete schedule;

  • Thursday 30th November - $250+25 No-limit Holdem sponsored by Bluff Australasia magazine.
  • Friday 1st December - $100+20 with $50 rebuys first 3 levels 2007 NZ Champs Main Event ($4000) Satellite
  • Saturday 2nd December - $200+20 with $100 rebuys first 3 levels Aussie Millions Satellite
  • Sunday 3rd December - $500+50 Main Event Christchurch Masters

    All tournaments start at 1pm (apart from Thursday which will be a 6.30pm start).

    The second event is the "2007 New Zealand Poker Championships". This event will be held between the 14th and 22nd of April 2007, with the winner taking home approximately $160,000 and a seat at the 2007 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Christchurch Casino expect that the prizepool with be more than double that of the 2006 championships, perhaps reaching $500,000 if there is a full field of 150 players. The main event in 2007 will be $4000 to enter.

    All tournaments and prizes are in NZ$. For more details on both events, and to book your seat, visit http://www.christchurchcasino.co.nz/games/poker.shtml.

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