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National Final Details

It's time for the Champions Poker League National Final

The National Final has changed location (see forum posting next week) and will now be held at the

Circus Casino at Star City, Birmingham

on the 19th of September. Registration will start at 12:00pm and end at 1:30pm. The tournament will start at 2:00pm.

Star City 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, a 30 screen cinema and several bars. The casino will also be running cash games as well as other casino activities and complimentary food will be provided on the day. There's also Sky Sports on the casino TVs, so there is plenty to do if you get knocked out early.

A buffet and 5 table voucher to be used on the gaming tables will be provided for all players. There will be a 5 admin charge levied by the casino to the players. The Final will have a starting stack of 3000 chips, with an optional 3000 chip rebuy or add-on for 5 up until the end of the first break.

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. No players will be allowed to buy-in on the 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 cash games available throughout the day with a 20 tournament starting at 9.30pm as well.

If you are not a member of the casino then you must bring photo ID to join.

Confirming your attendance and choosing the size of your free T-shirt

At this years National Final, we will be providing every player with a free Champions Poker League T-shirt at the start of the tournament.

If you have qualified for the national final (check the list here) and have not already confirmed through the e-mail invitation then please contact us as soon as possible either by email at admin@championspoker.co.uk or by phone on 08456 8000 12 stating your name, membership number and the size of T-shirt you would like (from small to extra extra large).

We cannot guarantee that we will have the correct T-shirt size available for players who confirm after the 4th of September, so please confirm as soon as possible.

Prize structure

We will be giving away 10,500 in prizes on the day, with the top 20 positions all receiving a prize.


1st


Buy-in to the GUKPT Grand Final event + 350 spending money.
Our first place Winner will receive a buy-in to the GUKPT grand final main event to be held on the 26th - 29th of November at the Grosvenor Victoria casino in central London. There is an estimated prize pool for this event of 1,000,000.

Champions Poker League will also be providing our National Final winner with 350 in spending money and the National Champion Trophy!


2nd

Buy-in to the GUKPT Champion of Champions tournament + 350 spending money.
We will be providing a buy-in to the exclusive 'Champion of Champions' tournament, an invitation only event not open to the general public. With a 100,000 prize pool the G Casino in Luton will be host to all of the players who have won GUKPT main or side event, all competing to become 'Champion of Champions'!

Champions Poker League will also be providing our National Final runner up with 350 in spending money!


3rd

Buy-in to the GUKPT Champion of Champions + 150 spending money.
Our third place player will also receive a buy-in to the Champion of Champions tournament, along with 150 spending money.


4th


Omega Seamaster (James Bond's watch!)
As seen on the wrist of Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, the Omega Seamaster comes with a stainless steel case and bracelet. Click here and here to see it in action, courtesy of youtube.


5th


42" Samsung 1080p Plasma screen TV
42" full 1080p high definition plasma screen television with 100hz technology and 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. HDMI, scart and component connectors and SRS TruSound HD surround sound speakers.


6th


Hugo Boss Watch
Combining contemporary style with Swiss matchmaking, this stylish watch has a round black face and a splashproof quartz movement, helping it keep perfect time.


7th



iPhone 8gb 3G
One of the most desired phones in the world, the iPhone combines the music and video playing capabilities of an 8gb iPod touch with a 3g camera phone and can be expanded using the famous app store to do almost anything!


8th


LG 23" 1080p TV
23" full 1080p high definition LCD TV with 20,000:1 contrast ratio for fantastic picture quality. Has HDMI and VGA connectors to allow connection to a PC for use as a monitor.


9th



Elonex Laptop
Ultra-portable laptop with 10" screen ideal for surfing the internet on the go. comes with 80GB hard drive, 3-in-1 card reader, wireless card and battery capable of providing 2 and a half hours of use.


10th



Xbox 360 Arcade
Xbox 360 console with wireless controller. Enjoy high definition gaming and DVD playback with great titles such as Halo and Call of
Duty 4: Modern Warfare online with your friends over Xbox Live.


11th



Nintendo DS +
game
Red Nintendo DS portable games console with Big Brain Academy. Take your gaming everywhere with the world's most popular portable gaming console and improve your mind with Big Brain Academy's great mini-games!


12th



Playstation Portable
Playstation portable console with high quality widescreen TFT LCD screen fantastic for playing console-quality games such as Fifa 2009 or watching movies and TV shows on the move!


13th


Poker table + Chip set
A high quality Champions Poker League 500 piece Texas Hold'em Poker chip set presented in a large metal case with carry handle and a red oval Champions Poker League folding poker table with wooden edging and rim cushion.


14th


Samsung 10MP camera
10 megapixel digital camera with 2.5" LCD screen and 3x optical zoom. Comes with Face Detection and beauty shot technology, auto contrast balance, red-eye removal and digital image balancing.

15th



Alba Pocket Camcorder
5 megapixel digital camcorder with flip out 2" TFT screen. Comes with fixed focus mode and 8x digital zoom as well as cables allowing the camera to be connected to a television or PC for video editing.


16th



4GB iPod Shuffle 3rd Gen
The 3rd edition of the ipod shuffle is the smallest music player in the world and also the first talking one. With 4gb of storage you can store up to 1000 songs at a time and the stainless steel case and clip means you'll never lose it.


17th


Poker Table
A red oval Champions Poker League folding poker table with wooden edging and rim cushion. Comes with carry bag for easy transport and storage.


18th



500 Piece Poker Chip set
A high quality Champions Poker League 500 piece Texas Hold'em Poker chip set presented in a large metal case with carry handle. Perfect for your home poker games and practising those chip tricks.


19th



iPod Shuffle Silver 2nd Gen
The 2nd edition iPod shuffle is one of the smallest MP3 players in the world, weighing just half an ounce. Take up to 250 of your favourite songs with you and listen in fantastic iPod quality wherever you are.


20th


4GB MP3 player
High quality MP3 Player with touch sensitive interface, 2.0" TFT screen, MP3, WMA and video playback, photo viewer, internal speaker and FM radio.



Local Accommodation

We have made arrangements for our players to receive a special discounted rate of 39 (49 with breakfast) per room (maximum 2 people per double or twin room) at the local Blueberry Hotel, just around the corner from Star City.

To book, e-mail reservationsbirmingham@blueberryhotels.com or call 0121 327 1183 and quote "Champions Poker". You will need to make a deposit to guarantee the room.

If you have any questions regarding the National Final, please email admin@championspoker.co.uk and we will answer during office hours.