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National League

New to 2019 – National League

In 2019 Grosvenor Casinos is running an all new National League which will see players win ‘Diamond’ and ‘Platinum’ 2020 GUKPT Packages worth up to £11,000 each.

The National League runs from Thursday 10th to Monday 11th November 2019 at 9am.

The National League will be based on a points system and points will be awarded to players taking part in any Grosvenor Casinos’ poker tournament which feature Multi Day 1 flights and a buy-in of £100 or more.

2% will automatically be deducted from these tournament prizepools and added to the National League prize fund. The remaining 98% will remain in the tournament prizepool and distributed as normal. There is no admin charge for taking part in The National League.

 Events included in The National League;

    • GUKPT Main Event, Mini Main Event, PLO, £250 NLH and bounty GUKPT side events
    • 25/25 Main Event
    • Deep stacks Main Event
    • Seasonal specials
    • Goliath Main Event and HighRoller
    • Online GUKPT £10K (NEW – 6pm on Final Sunday of every GUKPT)
  • Online GCOOP Main Event (Sun 5th May)

Events excluded in The National League

  • UKSPC Main Event
  • UKSPC HighRoller
  • Local competitions over £100
  • Local Multi flight specials

The Points

The points are determined using a specific formula which include 3 key criteria

  1. The cost of entry
  2. The size of field
  3. Individual finishing positions

 77 Prizes on offer

  • 1st place wins the title “Grosvenor player of the year”, a 2020 Diamond package and the National League trophy
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th position also win a Diamond package
  • The next 72 players will play for the remaining prizes at The National League Playoff which takes place at The Poker Room, London during the GUKPT Grand Final on Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • The National League Playoff will see an estimated 10 platinum packages up for grabs
  • All players taking part in the National League Playoff and do not win one of the platimun packages on offer will take home £200 in cash
  • The 77 players will be announced on 9am on Monday 11th November 2019.

 The Packages

The Diamond packages consist of;

  • 4 x £1,110 Main event seats
  • 4 x £560 Main event seats
  • 1 x £2,650 Grand Final seat
  • £2,000 accommodation allowance managed by Main event travel (no cash alternative)

The Platinum packages consists of;

  • 4 x £1,110 Main event seats
  • 4 x £560 Main event seats
  • 1 x £2,650 Grand Final main event seat

The Playoff

  • The National League Playoff will take place at The Poker Room, London during the GUKPT Grand Final on Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • All players taking part in the National League Playoff and do not win one of the platimun packages on offer will take home £200 in cash
  • Players who qualify must attend and play the play off final to receive their £200 bonus.
  • All players will start with the same chip stack for the playoff regardless of points collected in the league.

National league

Terms and Conditions

  1. 1. The national league will apply to all “Grosvenor casinos presents” events as follows
      • a. GUKPT
      • b. 25/25
      • c. Deep stack
      • d. Goliath (main event and high roller)
      • e. Seasonal specials
      • 2. The national league will only apply to events with a stake of £100 and over
      • 3. Two percent of the money collected in each of the above events will be kept to one side to form the prize for the national league
      • 4. All money collected will be returned to the players as prizes, Grosvenor casinos are not applying a charge to this
      • 5. The two percent will only be taken from the stakes and after any overlay, if there is one, has been calculated
      • 6. Players will be awarded points according to a set criteria based on
      • a. The cost of entry
      • b. The size of the field
      • c. The Individual finishing positions
    • 7. The following table gives examples of how the points are calculated

Cost of entry

Total number of players

Finishing position

League points awarded

£100

100

50

3.79

£100

100

1

11.59

£200

200

100

4.32

£200

200

1

20.68

£500

200

100

5.37

£500

200

1

31.25

£1,000

200

100

6.57

£1,000

200

1

43.16

      • 8. Only one entry will be counted per event and that will be the players last entry, re-entries on subsequent flights do not count
      • 9. On multi flight competitions players finishing position will be determined by
      • a. The level they went out
      • b. The elimination time stamp of that player on card room magic
      • c. This is regardless of which flight they play
      • 10. The league table will be available weekly in all Grosvenor poker rooms
      • 11. The final standings will be available after 9am on Monday 11th November 2019 in all Grosvenor poker rooms and on GUKPT.com
      • 12. The top scoring 77 players will be eligible to win the prizes
      • 13. The player with the most points will win the Title of “Grosvenor player of the year” a diamond package and trophy
      • 14. The next four players with the most points will also win a diamond package
    • 15. The remaining 72 players (8 tables of 9) will play off for the remaining prizes.
      • 16. The play off will take place at the Grosvenor Victoria casino during the grand final on Saturday 23rd November 2019
      • 17. The playoff will be for an estimated ten platinum packages dependent on the prize pool collected
      • 18. In the event of a tie for any of the top prizes (before the play off) this will be decided by
      • a. Number of top three appearances
      • b. Number of final table appearances
      • c. If there is still a tie after this the prizes will be equally shared and the title of player of the year will be applied to all players that have tied
      • 19. The prizes will be as follows
      • 20. The Diamond packages consist of
      • a. 4 x £1,110 Main event seats
      • b. 4 x £560 Main event seats
      • c. 1 x £2,650 Grand Final seat
      • d. A £2,000 accommodation allowance managed by Main event travel (no cash alternative)
      • 21. The Platinum packages consists of
      • a. 4 x £1,110 Main event seats
      • b. 4 x £560 Main event seats
      • c. 1 x £2,650 Grand Final main event seat
      • 22. Where there is not enough money collected to create the full number of packages, the number of packages will be reduced accordingly
      • 23. Where extra money is collected via the 2% rake over and above that required to create the main prizes will be used to create more platinum packages
      • 24. Where whole packages are not able to be created GUKPT vouchers will be issued to the value of the excess
      • 25. Grosvenor Casinos Limited reserves the right to discontinue or change this competition at any time and for any reason, without notice.
      • 26. This competition is also subject to Grosvenor Casino Limited’s General Terms and Conditions.
      • 27. Grosvenor Casinos Limited is the sole arbiter of this competition and its decision is final and binding.  No correspondence will be entered into.
    • 28. Promoter: Grosvenor Casinos Limited and Grosvenor Casinos (GC) Limited, The Rank Group Plc, Tor building, Saint-Cloud Way, Maidenhead, SL6 8BN.