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The Gold Rush - Main Event & Satellite Structures

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

6:30pm registration, 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 qualify for the Gold Rush via direct to Main Event satellites, or via two stages of single table Sit'N'Go Satellites, which are available at our regular events. These are the Bronze and Silver Satellites, and can be played by either 4 or 8 players.

Every Bronze and Silver Satellite you play in gives you a 50% chance of making the prizes, so you only have to get past half of the field to win at LEAST a second chance at the same Satellite!

Prospector Satellites (Multi-table Satellite Tournaments)

$50 or $100 buy-in

16,000 starting stack

Level 1-3 - 20 minute blind levels

15 minute blinds thereafter


Top player(s) win Gold Rush ME seats for every $700 in the prize pool!

Bronze Satellite

$140 buy-in

10,000 starting stack

15 minute blind levels

Prizes (4 players)

1st - Silver Satellite Seat (worth $300)

2nd - Bronze Satellite Second Chance (worth $140)

Prizes (8 players)

1st & 2nd - Silver Satellite Seats (worth $300 each)

3rd & 4th - Bronze Satellite Second Chance (worth $140 each)

Silver Satellite

$300 buy-in

15,000 starting stack

20 minute blind levels

Prizes (4 players)

1st - Gold Rush Seat (worth $700)

2nd - Silver Satellite Second Chance (worth $300)

Prizes (8 players)

1st & 2nd - Gold Rush Seats (worth $700 each)

3rd & 4th - Silver Satellite Second Chance (worth $300 each)

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 (twice per year)

$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 -

Each time you play, your prize winnings (Gold Rush $) will be recorded against your name. You can contribute to this running record via multiple of the same Satellites, or top up with cash in order to build up a Gold Rush entrance amount of $700. For example, you may play 2x Bronze Satellites, win them both, ($600 total for 2x Silver Satellite Seats), then elect to use both Silver Satellite values from your records, plus $100 cash, to join in on a 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 on the Gold Rush Day 1!)

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, but initially we will look at having both Day 1 and Day 2 of a Gold Rush run at the same venue, 1 week apart. (ie, a Wednesday night Day 1, with the Day 2 conclusion being held the following Wednesday night. We anticipate that this will work best for players trying to fit a two day structure into their week and time requirements. 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 twice per year 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