Tampa Bay Tournament Rules
Our Derby Lane Charity Tournaments for 2019 have a $65.00 entry fee for 5,000 starting chips. This includes $34.00 to the cash prize pool, $15.00 Derby fees, $11.00 for Fund Razors and food, and $5.00 dealer tip. An optional $20 “charity add-on” will give the player an additional 5,000 chips, for a total of 10,000 starting chips. All the charity add-on funds go to charity donations. Events in April, August and December are our “Poker with a Purpose” Multi-Charity events, where multiple charities are able to participate (see below).
Any time a player gets knocked out within the first hour, they have the option to purchase a re-entry for $85.00 to receive 10,000 chips. At the end of the first hour, any player has the option to “forfeit” their existing chips in order to qualify for the $85.00 re-entry, for a new stack of 10,000 chips. This must be completed prior to the end of the first break. The re-entry fee includes $5.00 going to the “dealer tip”, $34.00 to the cash prize pool, and $20 to the charity the player represents.
Players may register online or pay at the Derby Lane tournament registration window. Players purchasing online with a credit card should go to the window upon arrival to verify their identity and receive their seat assignment. Players should specify that they are playing in the “PokerDawgs charity tournament” at the registration window.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and $2.70 drafts will be available to all Pokerdawgs players registered for any tournament series event.
The cash prize pool payouts are awarded to the top 10% of our tournament players.
Blinds increase at 15-minute increments and there are no antes. After hour one, there is a 10-minute break. There will be a 5-minute break after each additional hour of play. An additional 5-minute break will be allowed once the “final table” has been determined.
Blinds Structure: 25/50, 50/100, 75/150, 100/200, 200/400, 300/600, 400/800, 500/1,000, 600/800, 800/1,600, 1,000,2,000, 1,200/2,400, 1,500/3,000, 2,000/4,000, 3,000/6,000, 5,000/10,000, 7,000/14,000, 10,000/20,000, 15,000/30,000, 20,000/40,000, 30,000/60,000, 40,000/80,000, 50,000/100,000, 75,000/150,000, 100,000/200,000.
The 2019 Tampa Bay Pokerdawgs Charity Tournament series will consist of six events. The top five (5) players from each event will automatically qualify for the 2019 Tournament of Champions Tournament, which will be held on January 11, 2020. A total of 30 seats for the Tournament of Champions will be awarded; maximum one entry per player. Any open seats are considered “wild card” seats and will be awarded to additional 2019 tournament series players based on total Final Table Points. Those points are awarded at each tournament as follows: first place receives 10 points; second place receives 9 points; each lower place receives successively one point less, resulting in the 10th place player receiving one point.
All players qualifying for the Tournament of Champions will be awarded 5,000 starting chips. Bonus starting chips will be awarded to the top five (5) players in each tournament series event as follows: 1st place = 3,000 bonus chips, 2nd place = 2,000 bonus chips, 3rd place = 1,000 bonus chips, 4th place = 500 bonus chips, 5th place = 250 bonus chips. Although there is a maximum one entry to the Tournament of Champions per player, players that have already qualified for the Tournament of Champions tournament and finish in the top five in any remaining tournament series event will be awarded additional bonus starting chips as listed above.
Players awarded a “wild card” seat for the Tournament of Champions event will receive 5,000 starting chips. If there is a tie from the eligible players that qualified for the “wild card” seats, the tied player who attended the most series events will be awarded the “wild card” seat. If there is still a tie after that qualification, then the seat will be awarded by random selection amongst the tied players at the end of our December event. Alternates will also be assigned by the director in case any of the 30 players are unable to attend. These alternates will consist of the previous years championship winner, if not already qualified, a representative from Rollins Jewelry and other players that were awarded final table points.
First Place in the 2018 Tournament of Champions tournament will receive the 2019 Pokerdawgs Champion Bracelet and a $700.00 cash prize. Second Place will win a $300 cash prize.
Before the 2019 Tournament of Champions Tournament begins, players will need to pay $25.00 fee and receive 4,500 additional starting chips. This add-on will help cover the Derby Lane house fee, dealer tip and food expense for the evening.
For additional questions, call League Director Larry Timmer at (813) 245-1582, or send me an email.
Tournaments not designated as a Multi-Charity event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. Fund Razors, Inc. hosts the PokerDawgs events and is a non-profit 501(c)3 Charitable Organization created to raise money for charities.
Multi-Charity Tournament Rules
Tournament rules will be identical to the Pokerdawgs rules mentioned above.
Entry rules for the charities are as follows:
Each approved charity is allowed to sell as many seats as they wish until the 60 seats available at a single tournament event are sold. Seats are counted based on the online registration and payment of the tournament entry fee. The charities will provide a name list to Fund Razors of the players representing that charity. 100% of the money those players donate to the charity add-ons, ($20), will go to the charity that player is representing. Charities will also be allowed to provide one auction item for every 5 registered players representing that charity. All monies from that auction item will go to the charity which provided the item. Charities will also need to provide a door prize, ($20 value), for every 10 players representing that charity. Each charity will receive their donation monies by the end of the tournament. A 4% fee will be deducted for any credit card purchases over $100 on auction purchases. Charities with 10 players could easily raise $300-$600 with minimal work. It is requested that one charity representative be present 90 minutes prior to the start of the event to assist with set up and registration.