2013 Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open – April 17th – 21st

Now into their third year, both the bi-annual tournament majors dubbed the Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open (Spring) and the Manitoba Lotteries Poker Championships look to return to McPhillips Station Casino for 2013.

This year’s “Poker Open” is scheduled to take place from April 17th to 21st and looks like a previously unseen 4th open event has been added to the line up; the $400 PlayNow.com No Limit Hold’em. This now brings the potential combined series sell-out prize-pools to nearly $685,000 making it possible to reach one of the top 5 Canadian tournament series of 2013.

With Manitoba now having recently joined the PlayNow.com online poker network with British Columbia and Quebec’s EspaceJeux, we can hopefully expect to see online qualifiers announced as we have seen for other live events within those provinces onboard.

Already ranked #7 on our 2012 Canadian tournament rankings, this in-turn should help to bring more interest from even more non-local players. Currently, a sell out across the previous 3 staple events had the capacity of reaching about $600,000 in combined series prize-pools. More realistically, across the 4 prior installments of the Manitoba Lotteries events we were looking in the $400,000 range. With that said, the smaller buy-ins, the bounty event in particular drew more than 400 players on several occasions and the addition of the 4th event should see this series top the $500,000 mark, if not find it’s way to the $600,000 goal for total moneys awarded. For those interested in the most recent results from the McPhillips Station “Majors”, be sure to check out our past Manitoba Lotteries Poker Results and Photo Galleries.

 

DAY 1 – Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open Multi-Table Satellite Invitational

Only the top 100 point earners from January 2 – April 11, 2013 will receive an invitation.

Start time – 7:00 PM

 

•Starting Chip Stack – $5,000 in tournament chips

•20 minute blind levels beginning with $25-$50 blinds

•20 minute break after every five levels

•Play to completion

•The top finishers will receive an entry to the $1,100 Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open

 

Single Table Satellite Day  Start time – 7:00 PM

•Table will start as soon as ten Players register

•$70 buy-in – Winner receives entry to the $600 event

•$120 buy-in – Winner receives entry to the $1,100 event

•10 minute blind levels

 

DAY 2 – Thursday, April 18, 2013

WINNIPEG SUN No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament

 Start time – 12:00 PM

 

•$600 buy-in ($550 + $50 registration fee)

•Starting Chip Stack – $10,000 in tournament chips

•Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted until the end of level 3

•30 minute blind levels beginning with $25-$50 blinds

•20 minute break after every three levels

•Antes begin at Level 10

•75 minute dinner break after Level 9

•330 Maximum number of players

•Play will cease at 1:30 AM – after Level 21

•Remaining Players will continue on Friday, April 19 at 12:00 pm

 

DAY 3 – Friday, April 19, 2013

Stage 1 Start time – 12:00 PM

•The remaining players from Day 2 will resume play

•Resume play at Level 22

•45 minute blind levels

•20 min break after every 3 levels

•Play to completion

•Prize payouts are 10% of the playing field.

•Potential prize pool – $181,500 (based on a sell-out event)

 

92 CITI FM Bounty Tournament

Start time – 1:00 PM

$300 buy-in ($225 towards the prize pool, $50 towards the bounty pool, and $25 registration fee)

 

•Starting Chip Stack – $5,000 tournament chips

•Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted until the end of level 5

•20 minute blind levels beginning with $25-$50 blinds

•20 minute break after every five levels

•Antes begin at Level 10

•75 minute dinner break after Level 10

•330 maximum number of players

•Play to completion

•Prize payouts are 10% of the playing field.

•$50 taken from the buy-in will be used to pay $50 bounties as players are eliminated

•Potential prize pool – $90,750 (based on a sell-out event)

 

DAY 4 – Saturday, April 20, 2013

Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open

Start time – 12:00 PM

$1,100 buy-in ($1,000 + $100 registration fee)

 

•Starting Chip Stack – $15,000 in tournament chips

•Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted until the end of level 2

•45 minute blind levels beginning with $25-$50 blinds

•20 minute break after every three levels

•Antes begin at Level 10

•75 minute dinner break after Level 6

•330 Maximum number of players

•Play will cease at 1:30 AM – after Level 15.

•Remaining Players will continue on Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 PM

 

DAY 5 – Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stage 1 Start time – 1:00 PM

•The remaining players from Day 4 will resume play

•Resume play at Level 16

•60 minute blind levels

•20 min break after every two levels

•75 minute dinner break after Level 19

•Play to completion

•Prize payouts are 10% of the playing field.

•Potential prize pool – $330,000 (based on a sell-out event)

 

 

Stage 2  Start time – 2:00 PM

PlayNow.com No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament

$400 buy-in ($375 + $25 registration fee)

 

•Starting Chip Stack – $8,000 in tournament chips

•Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted until the end of level 5

•20 minute blind levels beginning with $25-$50 blinds

•20 minute break after every five levels

•Antes begin at Level 10

•75 minute dinner break after Level 10 (5:30-7:00)

•220 Maximum number of players

•Play to completion

•Prize payouts are 10% of the playing field

•Potential prize pool – $82,500 (based on a sell-out event)

 

How to Register

Online:

Tickets for the Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.

Registration – April 18 – WINNIPEG SUN No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament
Registration – April 19 – 92 CITI FM No Limit Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament
Registration – April 20 – Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open
Registration – April 21 – PlayNow.com No Limit Texas Hold’em

 

Ticketmaster Box Office:

Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster Box Office.

This is a licensed event with admission to patrons of legal age (18+) only.

McPhillips Station Casino | 484 McPhillips Street Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada | R2X 2H2

 

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