National Final Details
The CPL National Final is almost here! The tournament will be taking place on the 18th and 19th September 2010 at Birmingham's Star City Casino!
The National Final 2010 is the highlight of the league calendar with approx. 300 of the league's best poker players attending from across the country. Players from Aberdeen down to Devon will vie to become the National Poker Champion along with their share of over £10,000 in prizes.
The event has been scheduled over two days at Birmingham's Star City Casino, 32 Watson Road, Birmingham, B7 5SA which is just moments away from Junction 6 of the M6 motorway and just a short walk away from Aston rail station. The complex is host to a large variety of restaurants, as well as a bowling alley, arcades, mini-golf, laser quest, indoor football, a 30 screen cinema and several bars. There's also Sky Sports on the casino TVs, so there is plenty to do if you get knocked out early!
Dates and times of the weekend are as follows:
Day 1 - 18th September 2010 - Registration from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Tournament begins 12:30pm.
Play continues down to final 80 players who are invited back for day 2
Day 2 - 19th September 2010 – Registration for 80 players from 12:00pm. Tournament begins 12:30pm.
(Please note – the casinos' gaming tables will not be open until 12:00pm each day)
Guests are more than welcome to attend the final to support the players and partake in the various other casino activities available, but will not be allowed to play in the main tournament. There will be various Multi Table Tournaments which will be ongoing over the weekend, as well as the casinos' own schedule as below:
Friday 'Credit Crunch' Night - 9pm - £1 entry, £10 re-buy, Double chips add on, £1,500 Guaranteed
Saturday - 9pm - £20 Entry with one optional re-buy or add-on
Sunday - 4.30pm - £10 re-buy, double chips on top up, re-buys for 90 mins.
Sunday night - 9pm – Single Table Satellites
In order to ensure we have sufficient seating for all players, we are asking our players to confirm their attendance prior to the start of the tournament. To do this please either click the button in the email we have sent out or reply to the text message as per the instructions in the text.
Additionally, we will be providing every player that confirms by the 4th of September with a free Champions Poker League National Final 2010 T-shirt. You will be given the opportunity to chose a shirt size during the confirmation process, but if for some reason you want to change your chosen shirt size after confirming, or did not choose a shirt size during the confirmation process, you can click the button below to pick a size. Please note, after the 4th of September you will be unable to change your shirt size.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recent technical issues some players may have experienced problems confirming. Please email email@example.com with your name and desired shirt size and we will confirm you.
We will be giving away over £10,000 in prizes on the day, with the top 20 positions all receiving a prize. Full details of the prize structure will be released closer to the date of the final.
Local Accommodation from £24.50 per person per night
We have organised for a special discounted rate of £49 (hot breakfast included) per room (double or twin) at the local Hampton by Hilton Hotel, less than 5 minutes walk from the Circus Casino Star City. This rate is only available if booked through CPL and there is limited availability so please book early to avoid disappointment.
To book a hotel room, click here.
The National Final is only open to the players who have qualified for the tournament through the Quarterly Finals or Second Chance Sunday tournaments and places may not be re-assigned or 'passed down'. If a player cannot attend their position is forfeit. Any latecomers will be allowed to join the tournament up to the end of 3rd level with reduced chip stack; after this time they will be unable to join the tournament. A free buffet will be provided for all players on day 1 and day 2.
The tournament will take place in two locations within the casino, on the gaming floor and in the Vegas Bar, your seat will be allocated on the day. If you are not a member of the casino then it is advisable to bring photo ID to join as anyone who looks under 21 may be asked to prove their age.