HOW THE PREMIER LEAGUE WORKS
The BCPC Online Leagues are the internet arm of our club and are open to anyone, provided they are able to join up to our “Home Games” section on PokerStars.
Each season is normally 15-20 games (although this can change dependent upon the number of players):
- 5 players or less – winner takes all
- 6-8 players – top 2 paid
- 9 players or more – top 3 paid
At the end of the season the top 4-7 players in the league automatically qualify for a Live Final which takes place at the BCPC home venue of The New Talbot, Black Lake, West Bromwich B70 0PR. Chip stacks for the Live Final will be determined at a rate of 200 per point gained during the season.
The players in positions four below automatic qualifying play heads-up for a place in the Live Final. These games will be played prior to the start of the Live Final, unless players agree to play online. These will be best-of-three, but should BOTH players not be able to make a 7pm start, it will be moved back to 7.30pm and become sudden death.
BCPC keeps the 10% rake on each game played and this is then paid back, along with the entry fees taken, in prize money after the Live Final. Payouts are announced prior to each season.
Chip stacks for the Live Final will be determined at a rate of 200 per point gained during the season.
The Entry Fee to the Premier League is $40-$60 per season paid via PokerStars to the League Secretary.
The cost of each game is $15.
The player finishing top of the Premier League will win a cash prize.
The player winning the Premier League Live Final will be crowned Premier League Champion and receive a trophy, cash, and a live seat at DTD (or similar) in which he/she will split any winnings 50/50 with the other Premier League players for that season.
Players finishing second and third at the Premier League Live Final will also receive cash prizes.