Season 3 game 8 will be held Monday June 9th at 7:00 pm.
Game: NLHE Format: Freezeout Stack: 5,000 chips Blinds: 20 minutes Payout: 5 players 1st 100%, 6-8 players 1st 65% 2nd 35%, 9-18 players 1st 50% 2nd 30% 3rd 20%, 19-30 players 1st 50% 2nd 25% 3rd 15% 4th 10%.
The Season Format: The season will consist of 10 games and will be held on Mondays for 10 consecutive weeks, unless unable to host due to illness, vacation, weather, holliday etc. And a make up game will be scheduled for the following Monday. All games will be in a NLHE (No Limit Hold Em) format and will have 20 min blind levels, though as more players register, later stage levels may be decreased to have the tournament finish in a timely fashion. After all it is a Monday. This season will have a final tournament of champions that requires players to qualify through the season in order to play in it. There will also be a points system that is used towards the final tournament of champions as well. Each game also has a +$5 and this is paid to OAPL to cover costs of running the league ex. Cards, chips, food and drink, tables, chairs, website etc. Each game will have drinks and food provided, either chips or pizza or alike.
Late Registration: Players who have pre-paid, or have confirmed they are coming and will just be late, will have their chips placed in their assigned seat, and will be blinded out until player arrives. There will be no late registration for players who have not rsvp'd or who have not called to say they will be late. If there is no communication and I don't know your coming, no chips will be placed on the table, however you may still stay to watch, and play in the cash game should one start after the tournament, or enough players bust.
Late Players/No Shows: Any player who has confirmed and is registered for an event will have their chips placed on the table and blinded out until they arrive. No Shows or players not informing OAPL of their inability to make the tournament will receive a No Show badge and will be required to pre-pay for future events. Each player will have until 1 hour before the start time to inform OAPL of their inability to not make it without being badged as a No Show. If a player has subsequently made it out to 4 straight games after being badged a no show, having prepaid and shown up for 4 games, the no show badge will be lifted and no longer have to prepay for each game.
Location: All games will be held at Alex’s place in Waterdown unless otherwise stated and is located close to the intersection of Highway 6 and Parkside drive. Address will be given out to confirmed members. This is a personal residence and should be treated as such, respect of my house and property is essential as I do this for the love of poker and don’t want to fix damages etc for being a host.
Cash Games: These will be rake free games and will be started after the tournament has ended, or enough players have busted to start a cash game. These games will have a max time limit each week as games are held on Mondays. Stakes played can be as low as .50/1.00 or as high as 2/4 and will be at the discretion of the players involved.
The Tournament of Champions: The final tournament will be a restricted event to only those that have qualified and will have a progressive prize pot that is accumulated throughout the season. The seasons 10 games will have 10% of the prize pool set aside for the tournament of champions. The final tournament will be a freeze out with a starting stack of 10k chips and blinds of 25 minutes. In order to qualify for the final tournament you must have played in a minimum of 4 season games. For the tournament of champions, there is a buy in of $10 and will have an additional $10 added on to your buy in fee for every game missed in the season up to a maximum of 6 games and $60. The maximum buy in for the tournament of champions will be $70. The player at the end of the regular season with the most amount of points will receive an absolutely free buyin to the final tournament as their prize for finishing first in the league.
Points System : Players will receive points at every game, regardless of position and buy-in but additional points will be calculated based on a points system that relies on the amount of players, the amount of buy in and the final finishing place of the players. All players will receive minimum points at every game and additional points will be given to those players who made the cash. Paying positions will be based on the amounts of players in the tournament. Each 20 points accumulated during the season will be worth $25 in tournament chips and will be added to your final stack at the tournament of champions.
Points will be calculated as follows:
$50 games Each player receives a minimum of 10 points. 1st – 100 2nd – 80 3rd – 60 4th – 40 (will only be if enough players sign up for a top 4 pay)
All amounts will be rounded up for the higher finishing places, and rounded down for the lower finishing places, to even out monies paid out and leave more for the obvious winner.
Photos- Each week, as is tradition of the OAPL, we will be taking a picture of the winning player, holding there 2 winning cards, or displaying them however, and their chip stack. You may opt out of being in the picture and will then in turn take a picture of your stack and cards, or however you choose to represent your win.
***!!!***For members who have not yet been to my place, once you have rsvp'd, I ask that each player sends me a private message, and gives me their cell number and I will then reply with the address. Address will always be sent out at least one day prior to the game. But only to members who have contacted me in enough time and have forwarded their contact information as well.***!!!***
Alex MacNab will be the tournaments director and players are encouraged to follow “Roberts rules of poker” and if an issue arises that cannot be resolved by such players, my ruling will be made in the fairest interest of the game and will be considered final.