The long version with full details.
The Players Championship Tournament
is a points-based system which rewards League Members who play and place at League games. The league tracks your PCT Trimester Points via a Leader Board listed on our website under the "Rankings"
tab. To view the PCT Rankings for any one specific venue in the League, view the "Venue Rankings / Leader"
page under the "Rankings"
YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED LEAGUE MEMBER TO EARN POINTS
Membership is free and easy. Simply click on the Register button at the top of our website and complete the registration form.
The "Season" is comprised of multiple stages; 26 weeks of Qualifying, Championships (Venue and Regional), and PCT Final.
Our "Spring/Summer Season 1" has the following schedule;
Qualifying: April 1 - September 28
Earn PCT points at each tournament by finishing in the top 30% of the tournament field. Check our Schedule Updates to find locations and dates that offer 2X PCT Points as they are a great way to help increase your points total quickly.
Venue Championships: October 13 - October 19
Each Venue hosts it's own Venue Championship. The top 15 players at the Venue are invited to participate and will have starting stacks awarded based upon their finishing position at the venue. View details below about how to increase your Starting Stack for the Venue Championship. The winner of a "Silver" Venue Championship advances to the PCT Final. "Gold" Venues will have the top 2 players to the PCT Final, and "Platinum" Venues will advance the top 3 players to the PCT Final.
Regional Championships: October 27
Players whom have earned 100+ league points during the Season are invited to participate in one of the Regional Championships. The top 10% of all players with 100+ points will earn bonus starting chips at the Regional Championship. The top 10% of the field from each Regional Championship will advance to the PCT Final. Venue Championship winners are not eligible to compete in a Regional Championship.
Instant Access Invitations: The top 10 overall point earners during the Season earn an automatic Invitation into the PCT Final. Any ties for 10th place will be decided by the player with the most wins. Instant Access winners are not eligible to compete in Venue or Regional Championships.
PCT Final: Tentative Date December 8
Each Seasonal Championship will have a $5,000.00 minimum cash prize pool. Other promotions throughout the year may offer additional ways to qualify for the Championship as well as increase the Prize Pool. Stay tuned!
About the Venue Championships (VC):
Each venue hosts it's own VC during their regularly scheduled weekly game. If you did not
qualify for a VC, don't worry, there is still a standard tournament held for all players at each
venue during VC week. Both the VC and Standard weekly Tournament will offer normal PCT
Player Points for the new qualifying season.
How to Qualify for a Venue Championship:
The top 15 players (and all ties) at each venue are invited to that venue's VC.
Your starting chip stack for each Semi-Final Tournament is based upon your Trimester Status.
Earn your STATUS
There are three different STATUS' that can be earned.
Your STATUS is determined at the end of the Season after all points have been calculated and will
determine your starting chip stack at each VC you are eligible for.
||Ranked 1-5 at Venue
||Ranked 6-10 at Venue
||Ranked 11-15 at Venue
: In the event a venue ceases hosting their tournaments prior to their Venue Championship, the top 10 ranked players at the Venue will receive bonus league points for their overall PCT Total. Points will be awarded based upon the amount of events hosted during the qualifying season, with each player earning a minimum of 5 points.
VIEW THE VENUE RANKINGS
VIEW THE LEAGUE LEADERBOARD
About the Regional Championship
There will be multiple Regional Championships hosted on the same day after the Venue Championships have completed. If you are eligible, you choose which Regional Championship you would like to attend. Details with the location and registration times for each Regional Championship will be available near the end of Qualifying each Season.
The top 10% of all players with 100+ points will earn a 30% larger starting stack.
The top 10% of each Regional Championship will advance to the PCT Final.
Venue Championship winners and Instant Access winners are not eligible to compete in a Regional Championship.
* All Prizes are subject to change based on attendance at events and number of current league locations.
Do your part to help ensure the prizes don't change. Please support the venues with your patronage.
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