Fifteen Qualify From Auckland For ANZPT Queenstown Main Event

Posted at 15:36 2010-07-20

The SKYCITY Auckland Poker room was bustling over the weekend as poker players from all over the world played it out on the first two days of the Auckland leg of the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) Queenstown Event.

The ANZPT Queenstown Event will be held at the SKYCITY Queenstown Casino from Wednesday 21 July until Sunday 25 July. Based on full participation of 200 players, the expected total prize pool will be NZ$450,000.

In a unique twist to the event, qualifying kicked off in Auckland on Saturday 17 July with a mixed field of 38 international and domestic players from nine countries hitting the felt, including representatives from Australia, Singapore, Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

At the end of Day 1, 24 players had made it through to Day 2. Home-grown talent was outshining the international field in Auckland with 58% of Day 2 players coming from New Zealand. Late on Sunday afternoon the final 15 players had kept their cool to qualify to head down to the alpine adventures of Queenstown to join up with the ANZPT Main Event on Day 3 on Saturday 24 July.

Entries are still open for SKYCITY Queenstown Day 1a and Day 1b which is taking place on Wednesday 20 July and Thursday 21 July at SKYCITY Queenstown Casino.

SKYCITY Queenstown Casino is Queenstown’s premier entertainment destination located in the heart of central Queenstown offering fun and excitement seven days a week. With eight gaming tables, 86 gaming machines, free live entertainment and great value local cuisine at Wild Thyme Bar and Restaurant, SKYCITY Queenstown is the place to be. SKYCITY Queenstown Casino is part of the SKYCITY Entertainment Group, comprising properties across Australasia in Auckland, Hamilton, Queenstown, Adelaide and Darwin.

For full terms and conditions, more information including entry forms, structures and prize payouts see www.skycity.co.nz/poker.

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Auckland qualifiers on their way to Queenstown for the ANZPT Main Event Auckland qualifiers on their way to Queenstown for the ANZPT Main Event

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