For the past few weekends, I have been trying to qualify for the Canada Cup of Poker on Full Tilt. Only 310 players as I did my late registration tonight for the province of Alberta. Only the top 27 qualifiers win.
These are the rules:
Represent your Province in the Canada Cup of Poker. Seven teams from different regions of Canada will battle it out on TV for a share of CAD145K. The winning team will play against the Full Tilt Poker.net pros for a chance to win up to CAD250K.
The Canada Cup of Poker is a new kind of tournament where teams play relay-style with a community stack, rotating “on the button”. You play as an individual, but win or lose as a team.
Seven teams of three will fly to Toronto this August to compete in the televised final table. All teams will take home prize money, with the winning team splitting CAD75K. All three members of the winning Canada Cup team will go on to play heads-up against Full Tilt Pros for up to CAD250K.
Promotion Dates: Friday, June 12th, 2009 to Sunday, August 2nd, 2009.
Each day between Friday, June 12th and Sunday, August 2nd of 2009, Full Tilt Poker.net will hold Canada Cup of Poker Freerolls where players can win entry to the televised Canada Cup of Poker tournament.
Round One Freerolls will be held daily at the following times:
• 19:20 ET: Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PE, NF)
• 19:20 ET: Quebec
• 20:20 ET: Northern Ontario
• 20:20 ET: Southern Ontario
• 21:20 ET: Prairies/North (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut and NWT)
• 21:20 ET: Alberta
• 23:20 ET: British Columbia
Each Round One Freeroll will award the top 27 finishers a seat to a Canada Cup of Poker Final.
Canada Cup of Poker Finals will take place on:
• Saturday June 27th
• Saturday July 18th
• Sunday August 2nd
Canada Cup of Poker Finals will take place at the following times:
• 13:20 ET: Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PE, NF)
• 13:20 ET: Quebec
• 14:20 ET: Northern Ontario
• 14:20 ET: Southern Ontario
• 16:20 ET: Prairies/North (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut and NWT)
• 16:20 ET: Alberta
• 17:20 ET: British Columbia
Each Canada Cup of Poker Final will award the winning player a Canada Cup of Poker prize package.
To keep your chances of qualifying fair to everyone, we have broken the country down into seven regions instead of 13 Provinces & Territories. This will ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to qualify for their respective team.
Provincial teams are organized as follows:
• Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PE, NF)
• Northern Ontario
• Southern Ontario
• Prairies/North (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut and NWT)
• British Columbia
Winners will fly to Toronto this August to play on TV at the Canada Cup of Poker. All teams will take home prize money. The winning team is guaranteed CAD75K to share. All three members of the winning team will then play heads-up against Full Tilt Pros on TV, for the chance to win up to CAD250K in additional prize money.
So with my late registration, I have to wait till I am the big blind to play. It's starts off OK & I win a few hands & I'm sitting around 70th-80th position. After a couple of breaks in the game, it goes crazy, the bets & raises get larger.
I win a nice hand & it keeps me in 2nd place with all the players at the tables.
Then I drop to 3rd with another win.
I loose a hand to Polly81 & that drops me down to 6th place with 28 players left. I keep watching the tourney chart for a player to be eliminated.
Then bang! A player is gone & the game is over after 2 1/2 hrs of play. The last 27 players get this message:
So next Saturday night, I play against a bunch of other Albertan's from all over the province for a chance to go to Toronto.
I'm not holding my breath for next Saturday night but wish me luck.