|This year, championship points will be awarded in a slightly different fashion. The objective will be to crown 5 separate champions throughout the year so every few months our points will reset and everyone will be starting over.
The year will be split into 4 quarters of 5 or 6 tournaments each.
Points will be awarded based on the following schedule.
1 point will be earned for each PPT event you play in
1 point will be earned for each player you beat at a PPT event
1 bonus point will be earned every time you win the bounty
10 bonus points will be earned for finishing 1st in a PPT event
5 bonus points will be earned for finishing 2nd in a PPT event
3 bonus points will be earned for finishing 3rd in a PPT event
1 bonus point will be earned for any in the money finish other than 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a PPT Event
At the end of the quarter, a champion will be crowned and our points will be reset to zero. All but your lowest finish will be counted with a missed tournament counting as 0. That way we can miss 1 tournament per quarter and still compete for the championship. As an added benefit, players that join the tour mid-year will also be able to compete for the championships.
At the end of the year, we will crown a Grand Champion, awarded to the player with the highest point total for all 4 quarters.
Participation in the WSOP Entry will not be required to be crowned Champion.
For those members that choose to participate, we will also be competing for an entry into the WSOP $1000 NLH event. We will be sending at least 1 champion, however depending on the level of participation; we might be able to send 2. The fee for participation will be the same as last year, $10 per tournament entered.
The 1st player we send will be selected by way of a playoff of the top 6 members. Players will be selected as follows:
1. Grand Champion (Highest points earner for the entire year)
2. Quarter 1 Champion
3. Quarter 2 Champion
4. Quarter 3 Champion
5. Quarter 4 Champion
6. Grand Champion 1st Runner Up (Next highest points earner for the entire year)
In the event a qualifier has not elected to participate or a member qualifies for more than one entry, the position will be filled by the next highest points earner.
In the event we are able to send a 2nd player, the Grand Champion will automatically earn a WSOP entry and will not participate in the playoff tournament. The 6th playoff seat will be filled with the winner of the Last Chance Tournament.