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21/05/2018 - The Return of the King of the Hill! -

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WA Poker League Presents

Date - Wednesday 23rd May, 2018

Time - Registration & Cash Tables from 6pm

 Tournament Start 7:00pm

Cost - $50 buy-in

Location - Sorrento Football Club, Beddi Rd, Duncraig

Get down early! There is a limit of 40 seats

Details - This is a tournament variation we designed ourselves over a decade ago and called King of the Hill. We know you'll enjoy it! Spread the word and join in on the fun!

  • Each player starts the tournament with 8,000 chips, and a "Crown". If you lose your chips, you lose your crown but have a "life" re-entry to continue in the tournament. (Note: This re-entry does not cost money, it is part of the tournament variation)
  • If a crowned player knocks out another crowned player, the losing players crown is removed from the tournament.
  • If an uncrowned player knocks out a crowned player, they get the crown and therefore have another "life" re-entry should they get knocked out again.

The winners are the Top 10% of players with crowns removed from the tournament (by being knocked out by remaining crowned players, and the overall winner (last crowned player remaining) will be crowned "King of the Hill"!

Yes, this means that the tournament may finish whilst other players without crowns are still actively trying to win their crown back to make the money...

Payouts are based on our Payout Structure ($42 entry to prize, $8 to Sorrento FC costs & fundraising.)

There will be Cash Tables and Gold Rush Flips available, so this is definitely an event not to miss!

Other important tournament notes -
  • The "re-entry" for losing a crown is either 4000 in chips OR 2x the current big blind, whichever is greater. (Big blind is based on the hand in which the player was knocked out)
  • If a crowned player is knocked out in a hand with more than one uncrowned player splitting the pot, the uncrowned player with MORE chips takes the crown. If they had identical stacks, the crown goes to the player left of button (worst position relative to the dealer)
  • If a crowned player is taken out in a hand with one uncrowned player splitting the pot with another crowned player, the uncrowned player takes the crown
  • If a shorter stacked uncrowned player is all-in in a hand vs multiple other players, which sees a higher stacked crowned player get knocked out by another player (either crowned or uncrowned), even if the short stacked uncrowned player wins their all-in, if they didn't have the crowned players chips covered, they cannot claim the crown
  • To be eligible for a Crown re-entry, when getting knocked out you MUST immediately raise your hand with the Crown and call over a staff member. If you try to hold off for the next blind change or any other delaying tactic, you will be disqualified from the tournament.

Unless altered above, all WAPL Pro League Rules apply to this tournament.

We look forward to seeing you at the King of the Hill event, and anticipate another great night of poker!

Have you been with us long enough to remember this?

If so, we KNOW you will be looking forward to us bringing our WAPL Original King of the Hill Tournament back for you all! (after 7 long years!)

Gaming Function by Permit issued under Section 47 of the Act for Sorrento Football Club

15/05/2018 - 2 Player Teams Event this Wednesday @ Sorrento FC! -

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It's Teams Event time!

 Wednesday 16th May
Sorrento Football Club
6pm Registration, 7pm Start

$50 buy-in per player ($100 per team)
2 Player Teams
20,000 Start Stack (10k per player)
20 minute blinds
Team members play alternate blind levels

LIMITED SEATS, REGISTER EARLY VIA FACEBOOK PM ( facebook.com/WAPokerLeague )OR EMAILING info@wapokerleague.com.au !

If you can't find a teammate in time, come down anyway and we'll match you up with someone! :)

First team member starts @ 25/50 with 10,000 chips. Second team member replaces first @ 50/100 and brings an additional 10,000 chips to stack. From then on team members alternate every blind change.

Here's some help to find the venue -

25/08/2017 - The Gold Rush - Main Event Info & Flip Rush Qualifiers! -

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Gold Rush Main Event Series!

Day 1 - Thursday 26th April, Scarborough Sportsmen's Club

6:00pm registration, 6:45pm seating, 7pm start!

Day 2 - Tuesday 1st May, Joondalup Sports Association

6:45pm seating, 7pm start!

Welcome to the Gold Rush - Here's all the information you need to make your fame and fortune!

The Gold Rush is a regularly run, dealer dealt Main Event, hosted over 2 days, with a tournament structure which ensures a result that is not rushed, allowing for great poker to be played right to the last hand!

You can buy-in directly, or qualify for your $700 Gold Rush seat for as little as $5 via our Flip Rush, which are available at our regular events! These are 4 player, all-in pre-flop "Flips" where the winner gets through!

There are 4 Flip Rush levels, $5, $15, $50, and $185, all are 4 handed, so you have a 1 in 4 chance at each! 4 flip wins, and you're in to the Gold Rush to play for the $10,000 first place (at our 32 player cap)

Flip Rush

$5 | $15 | $50 | $185 Flips

4 players only! 1 winner!

All-in pre-flop flip!


$5 flip wins a $15 Flip Rush

$15 flip wins a $50 Flip Rush

$50 flip wins a $185 Flip Rush

$185 flip wins a $700 Gold Rush Seat!

The Gold Rush

$700 buy-in

25,000 starting stack

40 minute blind levels

Prize Pool - $20,000 (Based on 32 max players)

1st - $10,000

2nd - $5,000

3rd - $3,000

4th - $2,000

The Super Gold Rush (Occasional Event)

$700 buy-in

25,000 starting stack

30 minute blind levels

Prize Pool - $45,000 (Based on 72 max players)

1st - $20,000

2nd - $7,500

3rd - $5,000

4th - $3,500

5th - $3,000

6th - $2,500

7th - $2,000

8th - $1,500

We are really looking forward to rolling this exciting new structure out to our existing and new venues and events, and hope that you enjoy taking part in it as much as we think you will! Please spread the word and help us make this a huge success!

Additional Important Information -

Flip Rush "flips" are individual satellite tournaments which are played all-in pre-flop by 4 players. If the hand is split, the players who split play another hand all-in pre-flop, until a winner is determined.

Each event you play, your prize winnings (Gold Rush $) will be recorded against your name and held securely. You can contribute to this running record via multiple Flip Rush wins, or top up with cash in order to build up a Gold Rush entrance amount of $700. For example, you may win 2x $50 flips, ($370 total for 2x $185 Flip Rush entries), then elect to use that value from your records, plus $330 cash, to play in the Gold Rush.

For players who love our Gold Rush structure, and build up Gold Rush Seats faster than we can run the events, players with 2+ Gold Rush Seats recorded ($1400+ value) may also use an extra Gold Rush Seat to buy direct in to our WAPL Live Table for $700, for the ultimate Cash Game experience, streamed online to the world!

Gold Rush Main Events (Not the Super Gold Rush Events) will be scheduled regularly, and the frequency with which we schedule to run them will vary with the speed at which Gold Rush Seats are won. We anticipate to announce an upcoming date for the following month once we have had 16 Gold Rush Seat winners, which gives us a $10,000 prize pool, and a month for the next 16 Seats to be won (or filled up by direct $700 buy-ins!)

Gold Rush Events and Super Gold Rush Events are run over 2 days. We may adjust what venues Day 1 and Day 2 are played on once we have tested and seen what works well for us and our players. We also plan to move the regular Gold Rush Events between our venues to allow the majority of players to attend different Gold Rush Events from different locations. (ie. not always North based venues for Gold Rush events, we will bring them Central and South too periodically.)

Super Gold Rush Events will be scheduled occasionally as demand builds at this stage, and these venues and dates will be advised well in advance.

In accordance with WAPL's strict adherence to RGL requirements, all funds collected and held for players as part of the Gold Rush Events will be held securely and by agreement between the Permit Holding Not for Profit/Charities and will be reconciled frequently by your WAPL Team and the Permit Holding Organisations. You can be informed of the current balance of your Gold Rush funds in person at our events or via another identifiable medium (WAPL Facebook Page Private Message, via an email address we have registered with your WAPL Membership sent to info@wapokerleague.com.au , etc.)

Gold Rush funds are non-refundable and non-transferable except in extenuating circumstances (if the player is permanently leaving the state/country, banned from the league, etc, they may request in writing to have their balance transferred to another player)

Upon such a time that we may decide to cease the Gold Rush Series of events, any outstanding moneys held by the Permit Holding Organisations will be returned to their confirmed winners.

All Gaming Functions by Permit issued under Section 47 of the Act for various not for profit organisations.

We promote and conduct responsible gaming. If you feel you may have a problem gaming issue, we encourage you to call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 and also see www.gamblinghelpline.org.au

10/07/2017 - Introducing the WAPL Live Table - Watch us play! -

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We have been running the WAPL Live Table since April 2017, recording and releasing footage (if you've missed it) to our YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/wapokerleague) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/wapokerleague)

Now we've expanded to live streaming the action from the table, with a 15 minute delay!

From May, we will (unless we experience issues) be streaming our WAPL Live Table games to our Twitch.tv channel, http://twitch.tv/wapokerleague

Make sure you head there and follow us, so you get notified when we go live!

Our live games are delayed by 15 minutes, to avoid the potential for viewers to influence hands in play, so that means that for a 6pm-midnight event, you should be able to watch us live from 6:15pm until the end of gaming.

Please get involved, hop into the live chat and give us your comments, suggestions, and any criticisms you might have for us to make the WAPL Live Table experience the best it can be for our viewers, members, and players, and help us spread the word around the local (and wider) poker communities.

If you want a seat on the WAPL Live Table, email us (info@wapokerleague.com.au) and we will find you a spot, but please be patient as seating is in high demand!

WAPL Events are conducted at Gaming Functions by Permit issued under Section 47 of the Act for various charity and not for profit organisations.

We promote and conduct responsible gaming. If you feel you may have a problem gaming issue, we encourage you to call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 and also see http://www.gamblinghelpline.org.au

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Western Australian Poker League promotes and conducts responsible gaming. If you feel you may have a problem gaming issue, we encourage you to call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 and also see www.gamblinghelpline.org.au