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LABOR DAY SPECIAL DAY & NIGHT EVENTS! Monday, September 4, 2017

08-17-2017 10:48:47 AM

LABOR DAY SPECIAL DAY & NIGHT TIME EVENTS ADDED! SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
RHODE ISLAND-$1,000 GUARANTEED PAYOUT!

The Islander- 2318 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI
1:30 PM Registration I 2:00PM First Hand
50,000 Starting Stack
15 Min Blinds
$25 Lunch Buffet Special
Followed up with the 7PM event

NORTH SHORE- $1,000 GUARANTEED PAYOUT!
Lakeside Tavern- 595 North Ave, Wakefield, MA

1:30 PM Registration I 2:00 PM First Hand
50,000 Starting Stack
15 Min Blinds
$25 Buffet Special
Followed up with the 6:30PM event

SMA- $600 GUARANTEED PAYOUT!

Slapshotz Pub, 524 Broadway, Raynham, MA
1:30 PM Registration I 2:00 PM First Hand
50,000 Starting Stack
15 Min Blinds
$25 Buffet Special
Followed up with the 7PM event


CHARITY- LABOR DAY MAXX STAXX
Italian American Club- 109 Stone Street Walpole, MA

12:30 PM Registration l 1:00 PM First Hand
30,000 Starting Stack with extra $10 donation
25/50 Starting blinds, re-entry available
20/30 Minute Blinds Levels (30 min after level 10)

Followed up with the 7PM $80 Mini Mega event!


All night time events are on as regularly scheduled!
North Shore- Lakeside @ 6:30 PM
FRAM- Speaker's Night Club @ 7PM
LWL- Claddagh Pub @ 7PM
CMA- Liz's Diamond Bar @ 7PM
RI- The Islander @ 7PM
SMA- Slapshotz @ 7pm
SCoast- VFW Post 486 @ 7PM
Charity- 7PM

JULY POTM- $10,000 PAYOUT + 3rd (8) WILDCARD SEATS-- 11AM START!

05-03-2017 12:54:15 PM

On August 26, 2017, we are having our 3rd Player of the Month under the NEW format! We will be giving away the 3rd SET OF (8) Wildcard Seats into the new $30,000 Annual Championship to First Prize. There will also be a $10,000 PAYOUT at the JULY Player of the Month.

Where:
Natick Elks- 95 Speen St, Natick, MA 01760

Registration: ***EARLIER START***
10:30 AM/ First Hand Dealt 11:00 AM

The Top players in each region will advance into an invite only $10,000 Cash payout + FINAL 8 receive WildCard Seats into the $30,000 Finals!

** $10,000 PLAYER OF THE MONTH EVENT **
The season starts fresh EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH!!!
No drawn out seasons or waiting 6 months to cash in that win.
(Past Day 1A & Day 1B have been combined and shortened to only 1 month long!)

TWO WAYS TO QUALIFY, OR BOTH:

1) WIN AND YOUR IN!!
- A SINGLE WIN AND YOUR IN AT ANY OF OUR PUB EVENTS!

2) FINISH TOP 10% IN POINTS IN YOUR REGION
- STAY IN THE TOP 10% OF YOUR LOCAL LEADERBOARD FOR A SHOT AT $10K!

**DOUBLE QUALIFY** BY FINISHING WITH BOTH POINTS AND A WIN AND GET EXTRA CHIPS DURING THE MONTHLY.

PLAY FOR A $10,000 PAYOUT TO THE FINAL 16 PLAYERS
FINAL 8 PLAYERS ADVANCE TO THE $30,000 FINALS


$30,000 TELEVISED FINALS FOR 120 PLAYERS
- 8 "WILD CARD SEATS" Every Month for 1 year (96 Total) advance to the $30K FINALS
- 8 "WILD CARD SEATS" To The Regional Cumulative Points Leaders for 1 Year
- 16 "WILD CARD SEATS" to be given out for special awards, special events, and prizes to be announced shortly.
Tournament Format
10,000 Chips, 20 minute levels, no antes
(25/50 Starting Blinds with dealers!)
$25 Buffet Cost for All Participants

Tentative Future POTM Dates:

NEW FORMAT - $10,000 Monthlies!
09/16- August POTM- Natick Elks
10/14- September POTM- Walpole VFW

SEASON 28- NEW FORMAT!! $10,000 MONTHLY & $30,000 FINALS!

05-03-2017 12:29:32 PM

A new era in Eastern Poker Tour will be in full effect since starting May 1, 2017! 
We have a new format we are excited about implementing as announced this past weekend at Foxwoods! We hope you are ready for some big, but amazing changes for MORE and FASTER REWARDS!!
VIEW $150K CHAMPIONSHIP FLYER  HERE

** $10,000 PLAYER OF THE MONTH EVENT **

The season starts fresh EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH!!!
No drawn out seasons or waiting 6 months to cash in that win.
(Past Day 1A & Day 1B have been combined and shortened to only 1 month long!)

TWO WAYS TO QUALIFY, OR BOTH:

1) WIN AND YOUR IN!!
- A SINGLE WIN AND YOUR IN AT ANY OF OUR PUB EVENTS!

2) FINISH TOP 10% IN POINTS IN YOUR REGION
- STAY IN THE TOP 10% OF YOUR LOCAL LEADERBOARD FOR A SHOT AT $10K!

**DOUBLE QUALIFY** BY FINISHING WITH BOTH POINTS AND A WIN AND GET EXTRA CHIPS DURING THE MONTHLY.

PLAY FOR A $10,000 PAYOUT TO THE FINAL 16 PLAYERS
FINAL 8 PLAYERS ADVANCE TO THE $30,000 FINALS


$30,000 TELEVISED FINALS FOR 120 PLAYERS
- 8 "WILD CARD SEATS" Every Month for 1 year (96 Total) advance to the $30K FINALS
- 8 "WILD CARD SEATS" To The Regional Cumulative Points Leaders for 1 Year
- 16 "WILD CARD SEATS" to be given out for special awards, special events, and prizes to be announced shortly.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR BPO $200,000 GTD EVENT?

02-01-2017 12:09:39 PM

It's official, we will be hosting the Largest Bar Poker Championship in U.S. History on June 11 - 14, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas!!

Mark your calendars, we plan to have at least 150 Eastern Poker Tour Players there with a TON of great ways to earn invites, win seats, win packages, and experience the Largest Bar Poker Championship in U.S. History!

How Do You Win Your Seat?

It's going to be an insane 5 Months leading up to this event for our players with A TON of added prizes every single night to celebrate this incredible event and make sure we do everything we can to ensure that Eastern Poker Tour Players take down the lion's share of this incredible prize.
The best part of all of these promotions is that they are ALL ADDED TO OUR GREAT Nightly and Seasonal Prizes!!

Here is How You Win A Seat or Qualify:

Top 10% Every Night

Win $30 Travel Satellite Vouchers
Starting 2/4/17, every night, the top 10% that event will earn a $30 Travel Satellite Vouchers to play for Full Vegas Packages Every Saturday on the house!

Saturday Travel Satellites are Back
Starting 2/18 as part of the Saturday Charity Events, there will be $30 Travel Satellites every Saturday at 12:00 PM to win full Vacation Packages! Top 10% Ticket Holders will play in this event Free!

Top 3 Every Night | 2 Steps to $200,000
Come in Top 3 Any Night and win tokens to play against other leagues on BarPokerOpen.com every Sunday at 11AM. Top 5% win seats into the $200K Championship and First Place is a Full Vegas Package for First Place.

Top 15% Win $200K Invites
If your qualified for our local $36,000 Championship, you are also invited to buy-in to play in the $200,000 National Championship for only a $235 total cost. Not a bad price for the enormous prize pool!

Charity Events
Winner Every Night At Every Event for the full Season, can win a seat into the $200,000 Championship. As a seat winner, your only cost would be $35 house fee in Vegas.


Now take a the time look below to see what a record breaking Bar Poker Championship looks like for a payout. All by joining us at the local bars... Insanity...

• 90 Spots Guaranteed $500 or More
• $43,200 to First Place and over
• 5 People winning $10,000 or more!!

POINTS UPDATES EXPLAINED-- JUST A REMINDER

01-03-2017 01:10:23 PM

POINTS UPDATES EXPLAINED As you have noticed, the points system and rankings have had a substantial overhaul.  To ensure fairness, we have always had players advance through their local regional leaderboards to all championships.  We felt this was much more of a fair measure of success than just one universal EPT leaderboard.  The problem with that has always been that players did not receive credit for points if they played in an event outside of their region ... that has changed on a controlled basis. 

In order to allow players to check out another regional event and still get credit, get credit for their championship scores, and also get credit for any and all charity events, we had to make some updates and upgrades. We hope these upgrades also make it easier to understand the points as well.

Player Statistics

The player statistics is not gone, you just have to log in first in order to see them. Once logged in you can look at your profile and quickly see your current ranking for the seasonal leaderboard, monthly leaderboard, all time leaderboards, and your player statistics.

TYPES OF EVENTS CLASSIFIED

Primary Region Points
Your primary region is decided based on what region you play the majority of the time of the season. Based where you play the most that season, you become a ______ region player.  your points are put in a monthly and season leader-board that matches your primary tournament (region). This is displayed on your player profile.

Secondary Region Points
Secondary Region points means you played outside of your region.  Before these would not have counted at all for you, but now  they can count for your primary region, as long as you did not play more than 20% of your primary region in a secondary region.  A good rule of thumb is to play secondary events no more than 1 in 5 times your primary region.   In order to start getting "inactive" points to become activated, you will have to play in more primary regional events.

If a secondary region is not being counted, it will be grey to display that it is inactive until more primary events are attended.

Charity/Neutral Events
Charity events count as their own region and also count as a neutral event for players who's home region is another pub region. Charity events will count as a neutral event if you are primarily a pub poker player for those that play the majority of the time in charity event will become a primary charity player and compete on the charity leaderboards.

Saturday events are neutral events as well. A player in any region can play in our Saturday events and the points will count towards whatever region you play.

Championship Events
Championship events are counted as neutral events. Our monthly, seasonal, and championship events held throughout the year will always count towards your points races on whatever leader-board you call home.

Monthly Points
Even though your profile only shows the secondary points released for the season, the same restriction applies to the monthly leaderboards.  If you play outside of your primary region at an event that is not considered neutral, you need 5 primary seasons to release 1 secondary region in that particular month.

QUALIFY FOR THE $200,000 BAR POKER OPEN EVERY NIGHT- FEB 2017!

01-03-2017 01:09:40 PM

Represent Eastern Poker Tour in Las Vegas, and play in the Largest Bar Poker Championship in U.S. History, just by playing in our nightly events!!

2 Steps to Win A Seat Instantly in Pub Events
Step 1: Finish Top 3 At Any Eastern Poker Tour Event- win a token to use at any weekly online qualifier on barpokeropen.com

Step 2: 1 in 20 Win a Seat in Weekly Qualifiers- Every Sunday at 11:00 AM- First Place even wins a full vacation package that includes flight, hotel, and seat into the championship.
Finish in the Top 15% For the Season for an Invite
Didn't win a seat? It is OK! We want as many players as possible representing Eastern Poker Tour in Vegas. Keep yourself in the Top 15% this Season, and you earn an invite to Buy-in to the $200,000 Championship for only $235 total cost.

Win and Your In! at Charity Events Started in 12/12/16, all players that win a single Charity Event, instantly win a seat to play in the $200,000 Championship. Your only cost as a seat winner will be the $35 house fee.

FEBRUARY IS BAR POKER OPEN Wildcard Month. For the entire month of February, players can WIN AND YOUR IN AT ANY PUB EVENT!
That seat going to be added to the normal nightly prize. This is a $200+ value!

If you have any questions regarding out qualifiers to the Bar Poker Open $200,000 Championship, please do not hesitate to ask!

BAR POKER OPEN | $100,000 EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP | DEC 2 - 5, 2

11-22-2016 07:32:27 PM

Eastern Poker Tour is representing in a HUGE way at Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City with hundreds of players that have either won a seat or are invited to play for $100,000 against 30+ bar poker leagues across the United States.

We anticipate at least 150 EPT Players here, so don't miss out on the fun!!

Head to:
EastCoast.BarPokerOpen.com for more info

Who's Invited? What's an Invite?
Invited players are invited to participate but will pay the full buy-in and entry fee of $180 total to play for a $100,000 Guaranteed Payout. EPT Players can guarantee themselves the ability to play by keeping their points in contention.

Bar Poker Open Super League Ranking
- The top 189 on the Bar Poker Open Super League are invited to participate.
- See that list here
- RSVP by email to ensure no issues during registration: gretel@easternpokertour.com

Eastern Poker Tour's Top 15%

That's right, if you qualified to play in our $36,000 Championship, you are also invited to join us and represent Eastern Poker Tour with hundreds of other players from our community!

Click Here To See To Make sure you are on our Top 15% List
- RSVP by email to ensure no issues during registration: gretel@easternpokertour.com


Who won a Seat?
Win seats either in the Bar Poker Open Online Qualifiers or Win and Your In at any local charity event! Players that won a seat only have to pay the $35 venue fee (staffing drinks, dealer costs, ect).

BPO Online Seat Winners
- 50+ EPT Players won their seat by playing in the Sunday Online Qualifiers
- 5+ EPT Players also won full Vegas Packages in the same Sunday Online Qualifiers!

How?
- Top 3 Every Night Win a Seat Into Weekly Online Qualifiers
- Finish Top 5% Online for Seats into the $100,000 Championship
- Win the Online Event for a Full Vegas Package to Compete in the $200K Las Vegas Nationals

EPT Charity Event Winners
- 80+ EPT Charity Winners have won their seat in the upcoming $100,000 East Coast Championship
- Use your won seat at this event to play for $100,000, or lose it!

PLAYERS WITH WON SEATS SHOULD HAVE ALREADY RSVP'D VIA THE BAR POKER OPEN SITE. IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE THIS, EMAIL US: gretel@easternpokertour.com TO AVOID ISSUES DURING REGISTRATION.


Questions?
If you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to ask!

WIN A TRIP TO SAINT MAARTEN WSOP WITH EPT AND BAR POKER OPEN!!

09-20-2016 11:11:18 AM

We have TWO WSOP Packages to give away in the next 30 days, as members of Eastern Poker Tour, you all have TWO chances to win a WSOP Caribbean Package of your dreams!!

The package includes:
A full WSOP Package to compete for $250,000 on November 12 - 16, 2016.
- $1,675 Main Event Seat
- All- Inclusive Hotel in Paradise for 5 Days and 4 Nights
- $500 Airfare Reimbursement

How Can You Win one of TWO Packages?


1. With Eastern Poker Tour
We are adding a package to our $10,000 Guaranteed Event planned for October 1, 2016. This means you will be competing for a massive $10,000 Guaranteed Prize plus a WSOP Caribbean Vacation to Saint Maarten Package worth $4,000+.

Hotel and Airfare is ADDED to the prize payout ($1,675 Main Event Seat will be deducted from overall payout if we break the $10,000 guarantee).

This means, you are guaranteed to play for $10,000 Payout + An All-Inclusive WSOP Caribbean Vacation!!Because we are adding this that with the normal 80% payout + the added package you are playing in a rake-free event for the first time in history. Don’t worry, this will not hurt the charity. The Hotel provided us with this package, so the charity will still make out just as good as a normal Saturday Event as well!

When?
Saturday, October 1, 2016
12:00 PM
$160 for 30,000 Chips
20 Min Levels (first 10 levels)
30 Min Levels (after level 10)

Where?
Demetri's Function Facility
2 Washington Street
Foxboro, MA

2. With Bar Poker Open
Remember all the Top 3 Tokens people are winning every night?
Usually those tokens give access to the weekly qualifiers for the $100,000 East Coast Championship in Boragata on December 2 - 6, 2016 or the $200,000 National Championship in Las Vegas in June 2017.

If you have accumulated 2 or more tokens... you want to be in this!!You can cash in 2 Tokens (2 of your Top 3 Finishes) for a seat into the first Bar Poker Open Online High Roller Challenge on October 15, 2016.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:15 AM
on BarPokerOpen.com

Cost:
2 Tokens for 2,000 Chips

Format:
15 Min Levels
2 Token Re-buys allowed when players have 2,000 chips or less (you can utilize this right away)
2 Token Add-on allowed at break

Prize:
First Place will win the Full WSOP-C Caribbean Vacation Package!

JOIN US!
Even if you don't win a package, join us anyways!

The Hotel Provided us with the airfare and hotel package in hopes that other players will join our two winners to compete together, in paradise, for $250,000.

Join us in Saint Maarten the weekend after our Championship Weekend for some fun in the sun and compete for $250,000 and 9 WSOP-C Rings... packages will never be this low again!

Package Prices on this Website are deeply discounted and will never be this low:
- $2,300 Package that includes a $1675 Main Event Seat! (Airfare not included)
- $1,100 Package that includes $600 in side event play! (Airfare not included)

Dates of overall Series are between November 3 - 16, 2016
Suggested dates for Main Event Players is November 11 - 15, 2016


For more information on the WSOP-C Caribbean Event please click here.

If you are interested in joining us and buying a package to Saint Maarten, please email glenn@easternpokertour.com for even deeper discounts on the published packages.

BAR POKER OPEN - EAST COAST $100,000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!

07-24-2016 10:31:39 AM

We are leading the charge and continue to help bar poker throughout the country evolve into staggering heights with the Bar Poker Open!  In fact, in the 2016 - 2017 season, we will get to play for $300,000 in Championship Payouts in which our league can make up 20-30% of the field!

So now on top of two $36,000 local championships, 12 - $5,000 Player of the Month events, you can qualify to participate in the Bar Poker Open's $300,000 in annual championships!

Upcoming Championships to Qualify for:

December 2016 - $100,000 East Coast Championship
- top players from leagues from across the country are invited to participate in a $100,000 National Championship on the East Coast for only Bar Poker Players.  This championship event is not open to the public,  only to players that have qualified.

June 2017 - $200,000 National Championship
- top players from leagues from across the country are invited to participate in a $200,000 National Championship in Las Vegas for only Bar Poker Players.  This championship event is not open to the public,  only to players that have qualified.


How Do You Qualify?

There are multiple ways to get invited, win a paid seat, and even win a full travel vacation to Las Vegas!!  The only way to do it locally is through all Eastern Poker Tour events!

Get Invited
Top ranked players from Eastern Poker Tour from July 3 - Oct 30 are all invited based on a super league rankings formula and how many events we host to play in the December East Coast Championship!  We are projected about 175 players will be invited to participate.  An invite does not mean it's free, but the cost of the buy-in and entry is only $180 to play in a $100,000 Championship.  See our Bar Poker Open super league ranking here.

We are also inviting our top 15% in Season 26 as well.  This means if you qualify for the Points Championship in October, you are also invited to play in the Bar Poker Open $100,000 for only $180.  There will be a lot of the same people as the super league ranking but it will also allow for more EPT players to plan on joining us in November!


Win a Seat Online with EPT and Bar Poker Open!
Every night, our top 3 players
, wins a ticket/token to play in a weekly online tournament.  By winning that token, you can participate in any Sunday Step 2 Online Qualifier hosted right on www.barpokeropen.com.

First place prize in this event is a Full Vegas Package worth $1,000+ as well as entry into both the East Coast $100K, and the Vegas $200K. 

Seats are also given away based on how many entries total, winners of these seats only have to pay the $35 dealer fee to participate in the championship of your choice.  That's right, winners of these seats can opt to play right away this December or hold on to the seat until the June Event in Vegas. 

Win a Seat at Charity Events
Seats are also given away to the $100,000 East Coast Championship at every Charity Event we host from July - November. Just one single win at any one of our charity events, and you can play for $100,000 in December for only the $35 dealer fee.

If you have any questions on these events, or the qualification, please do not hesitate to contact us!

POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP LEVELS

03-18-2014 04:38:35 PM

We use a percentage, instead of a flat cut-off, for our chip advantages to ensure fairness across all the regions.  The leader-boards have levels and chip icons representing the Tiers and Chip-stacks for our DAY 1B - $36,000 Points Championships.

With the nature of differing fields of players per region, it was necessary to make the chip advantages based on a percentage instead of a flat cut-off.  As participation increases in your region, the tiers will expand as you can see.

Level 1 - Top 15% of Region
- You are qualified in the top 15% of the region
- Base 20,000 starting stack

Level 2 - Top 12% of Region
- You are qualified in the top 12% of the region
- 22,000 starting stack

Level 3 - Top 9% of Region
- You are qualified in the top 9% of the region
- 24,000 starting stack

Level 4 - Top 6% of Region
- You are qualified in the top 6% of the region
- 26,000 starting stack

Level 5 - Top 3% of Region
- You are qualified in the top 3% of the region
- 28,000 starting stack

Level 6 - Top 1.5% of Region
- You are qualified in the top 1.5% of the region
- 32,000 starting stack

CHAMPIONS CUP - TOP PLAYER OF THE REGION
- Instantly Win a Seat into the Ceresi Cup
- (8 Players, $1,600 total payout, 1 player advances to $36k Finals)
- 32,000 starting stack

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. We are always striving to improve the league for all the players!

$2 MILLION + PLAYED FOR AND WON AT EPT TOURNAMENTS IN 2014!!

11-18-2013 01:53:15 PM

EASTERN POKER TOUR
2014 YEAR OF PRIZES REVIEW

We'd like to thank all of bar owners, charities, employees, tournament directors, and most importantly our players to help us break records yet again in 2014!! This is exactly why we stand by our claim, that EPT players play for more than any other bar league in the country (by far), and quite possibly the world.

You might have to deal with snow here in New England, but at least you can take solace in that right in your backyard is the #1 Most Rewarding Bar Poker League!

With tournament numbers heating up all over the tour, and big plans for the Bar Poker Open 2015, this year might even be more rewarding than the last! So head over the tables tonight and get yours!

$2 Million Total Prizes was won by EPT Players AT EPT Events in 2015:
(meaning this does not include Eastern Poker Open or Bar Poker Open buy-in events or prizes won by those who qualified for WSOP events or local Casino Events!)

- $29,000
- Bar Poker Open Nationals (what EPT players won of the $40K)
- $60,000 - Monthly Championships
- $72,000 - Seasonal Prizes
- $10,000 - Battle of Champions
- $60,000 - EPT at WSOP Packages
- $10,005 - EPT at WSOP Circuit Packages
- $25,000 - Bar Poker Open Packages
- $740,000 - Nightly Charity Event Prizes
- $739,443 - Nightly Pub Prizes
- $12,300 - WSOP Top 3 /30 days x $60 (wsop circuit)
- $36,900 - TOP 3 TICKETS for 60 days x $90 (BPO qualifier tickets)
_________
$2,035,693!


Click here for our schedule of prizes and promotions


NO OUTSIDE DRINKS ALLOWED AT ANY EPT EVENTS

10-09-2013 12:36:24 PM

SPECIFICALLY THE CHAMPIONSHIP VENUE WILL BE MONITORING THIS.

Francis Farm management also wanted to make sure we announced to all players before the event, that it is their policy and MA State Law not to allow any outside beverages at a liquor licensed establishment, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic. There was a few incidents last season that has now required us to hire a security staff to enforce this rule for this championship.

As part of our agreement to host the event, we have ensured to Francis Farm that we will disqualify any players attempting to bring outside beverages onto their property, this includes the parking lot
. Coffee and plenty of beverage options will be available for purchase by Francis Farm. We take this policy very serious, please respect this at our championship and all EPT events. Finish up your coffee on the way in your car, or purchase one there.

Players caught trying to hide any beverages, nips, beers, waters will be disqualified from the tournament. Players found out going to their car for beers or liquor will also be disqualified from the Championship.

FUTURE OF EPT PUB EVENTS

In the past year, there has been an escalating amount of complaints from venues where players have been found to bring in outside beverages into our hosting venues. Some of these venues have actually dropped our events because of it.  I blame myself for not making sure our staff is enforcing this, but that needs to come to an end.

Keep in mind that all our hosting venues put a lot of resources and efforts into hosting a great event with the expectation that you will patronize their establishment. Whether you realize it or not, bringing in a beverage from another business is taken as a gross insult to them (yes even your dunkies).  Good venues are hard to find so please do your part in making sure our current venues enjoy your presence at our events.

TIP YOUR WAITSTAFF
Please also keep in mind that staff will gladly take care of you, if you take care of them in return.  Treat all waitstaff with respect and dignity, and please show some appreciation with a standard gratuity.  Standard expectations for someone who got your a drink is $1, we did not create this expectation it is just what any bartender or waitress would appreciate for their efforts and what they usually get from other patrons.

I think we all agree that these tournaments are a lot of fun, please do not ruin it by insulting our venues or staff at our events. In order to ensure the future of this league, we will be enforcing maximum penalties of suspension or possible expulsion from future EPT events for players that do not respect our no outside beverages policy.

Good venues are hard to find so please do your part in making sure our current venues enjoy your presence at our events. 

Here is the simple math on our bar poker tournaments:
The more our venues appreciate us will mean word of mouth is great = more places to play
More Places To Play = More Prizes and Larger Championship Prizes

NEW RANKINGS ARE LIVE!

06-30-2013 11:09:35 AM

As you might have noticed, we have done a significant amount of updates to the rankings engine and database driving the new points system. The new rankings page is cleaner, faster loading, and now gives the capability to go out of region and still get points in your primary region!

NEW RANKINGS PAGE

It might still look similar but is without the clutter of non-relevant information making it easier to navigate and also load the rankings that are relevant.

NEW POINTS SYSTEM EXPLAINED

We created an algorithm that assigns players to a particular region based on where they play the majority of the time. Players can control this by playing more in the region that they feel they would have the best shot of advancing to the Points Championship or just based on where they like to play the most.

Primary Leader-board Totals=
Primary Region Points + Secondary Region points (< 20% of primary) + Universal Events

OUT OF REGION POINTS

You can now be awarded your points inside of your primary region, even when you play outside of the primary area on a limited bases. Our system determines your primary region based on the majority of tournaments you play, then in chronological order you are given credit for out of region tournaments so long as that doesn't make up more than 20% of your primary events.

There are also "universal" events that will always count towards your home region ranking. Currently our universal events are the championship events, special events, and the charity events, you can go to any universal event and get credit for both the Monthly Ranking and the Seasonal 20 Ranking without it counting against your 20% out of region allowance.

For Example:
Jim Doe went to 100 total events this season and his primary region is Rhode Island.
80 Rhode Island Events (out of region allowance is 20% of primary #)
10 Out of region events (allowance is up to 16 events based on 80 primary events)
10 Universal events are always added to score

Because Jim went 80 times to his home region, he could have gone 16 times to still get full credit at another region.


Why did we make this change?
• Allow players to try out another area without missing out on points once in a while and get the full EPT experience but still keep the same competition among the regions.
• Allows players to always be able to play special events, championship events, and charity events without missing out on points.
⁃ Player of the Month Points Count!
⁃ Championship Event Points Count!
⁃ Holiday Event Points Count!
• Cleans up database and get's rid of duplicate names in different regional leaderboards.
• Cleans up schedule so that there are not 4 event results for different regions (i.e. Luxury Box). This was confusion players who would look at the past event to see only 4 names.
• Bonus points now calculated based on total attendance that day (not attendance from your region)


How should you adjust your play?

• Pick a home region that you feel is the most convenient for you and make sure that the majority of the events you are attending is from that area.
• Make sure the ratio of where you are playing outside of your home region is never more than 20%

Charity Players
• Even though the charity events are considered Universal for players from pub regions, it still counts as a primary region for those that play charity events the majority of the time.
• This also means you can play a pub event once in a while and still increase your charity ranking. If you go to 40 charity events in a season, you can try out 8 pub events to still get credit towards your Charity Leaderboard.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are glad to help!

$20 SUPERSATELLITES FOR THE 80% SUPERSTACKS

06-11-2013 11:46:39 AM

We will be having $20 super-satellites on 6/15, 6/22, and 6/29 to celebrate our new 4:00 PM 80% SUPERSTACKS!

6/29/2013
Walpole German Club, 8 County St, Walpole, MA
1:00 PM - $20 for 15,000 starting stack

- 15 min levels, 100/200 starting blinds, no antes
- 1 in 12 advance to $150 SUPERSTACK AT 4PM
- Raincheck event - players with 6/15 or 6/22 vouchers that could not make the event can redeem their voucher on this date.


Players may redeem $20 super-satellite vouchers on the date specified, please note the later time than what the voucher mentions. You must have printed ticket to redeem for seat into this event, otherwise all players are welcome to participate for $20.

MAY- PLAYER OF THE MONTH FREE-ROLL

05-31-2013 12:08:50 PM

On June 15th, 2013, we will be giving away the first wild-card seats into the Season 20 - $36,000 Championship Finals on top of the generous $1,200 in cash we already give out for our monthly free-roll.
To play in our Player of the Month tournament, just get yourself into the top players in any month, the points reset on the first of every month, and we will also have 4 more wildcard seats to give out to instantly pass into the final round of the $36,000 Televised Championship.

LOCATION:

Walpole VFW
109 Robbins Rd,
Walpole, MA 02081

Registration opens at 10:30 AM
First Hand Dealt at 11:00 AM

10,000 starting stack, 20 min levels
25/50 starting blinds (200x's bb), deep-stacked levels, dealers at all tables, no antes

Players that still have their Super Satellite Ticket from the Championships can redeem it for a rain-check super-satellite ticket for Saturday, June 29th or play the super-satellite at 1:00 PM.

You must have the ticket in your possession and bring it to the monthly for the exchange, there are no exceptions.
These top players from the month of May are invited:
Rhode Island - Top 20 Players
Southern Massachusetts - Top 20 Players
Central Massachusetts - Top 10 Players
Greater Lowell - Top 15 Players
Framingham - Top 10 Players
Charity Tournaments - Top 15 Players
Southcoast - Top 10 Players
North Shore - Top 10 Players



Players are invited to compete for a $1,200 Total Payout:
1st - $500 + Wildcard Spot into final 36 of the $36K Televised Championship (Value $1,000)
2nd- $300
3rd - $200
4th - $100
5th - $100


See you on the 15th!

SEASON 20 - 36K FINALS INFORMATION

05-21-2013 08:14:35 AM

The final 36 are now in the records and on June 1st we will see who's got what it takes to take home the lion's share of the $36,000.

Location:
EPT Headquarters & Studio
380 Jefferson Blvd, Suite H, Warwick, RI
Streaming Featured and Final Table with 30 min delay

Start time:
10:15 AM REGISTRATION BEGINS
11:00 AM FIRST HAND DEALT
Players will start with 100,000 starting stack
Levels will start at 40 minute and finish up with 60 minute

DAY 1A - POINTS CHAMPIONSHP
Deborah Silve - CHA
Fred Morra - RI
Diane Ellis - S.MA
Mary Shea - FRA
Mike Valentine - RI
John Murray - S.MA
Ray Chauvin - RI
Jason Darrach - FRA
Jaime - Miranda - SMA
Don Harris - SMA
Michael Craven - N.SHORE
John Kane - S.COAST
Ken Allder - N.SHORE
Kevin Russell - RI
Tom Hand - CHA

DAY 1B - TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Nicholas Kourtelidis - CHA
Louis Gallucci - RI
Jerry Beausoleil - LOW
Jim McGonagle - FRA
Stephen Rajcula - CHA/N.SHORE
Laura Libby - LOW
Herb Hillman - LOW
Mark Chobanian - CHA
Shane Matthews - CMA
Jim Macnamara - LOW
Robyn Londergan - SMA
David Anthony - SMA
Scott Trainito - N.SHORE
Angel Molina - LOW
Tommy Thompson - S.MA

WILDCARD SEATS
JANUARY POTM - Kyle Trammel C.MA
FEBRUARY POTM - Joseph Colton S.COAST
MARCH POTM - Carlos Sierra LOW
APRIL POTM - Susan Gomes S.COAST
BATTLE - Victoria Torres - S.MA
CERESI CUP - Kyle Trammel - C.MA - * Double Qualifier

Players Information:
Blind Structure, Payouts, And More Details on the event Click Here

Click Here to Download and Fill Out Media Release


$36,000 CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND MAY 18 - 19TH

05-06-2013 02:42:02 PM

SEASON 19- $36K CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE CHARITY POKER WEEKEND
(MAY 18 – MAY 19, 2013)

ALL TOURNAMENTS AT:
FRANCIS FARM, 27 FRANCIS FARM RD, REHOBOTH, MA

TIME: (FOR BOTH MAY 18TH and MAY 19TH)
9:30 AM REGISTRATION BEGINS
10:30 AM FIRST HAND IS DEALT
**ANY PLAYER WHO HAS NOT REGISTERED BY 10:15 AM WILL RECEIVE AN INSTANT 2,000 CHIP PENALTY. THIS MEANS SHOW UP 10:15 AM AT THE LATEST TO AVOID PENALTY. **
Players who have a reasonable excuse for not making it on time must contact us via email 24 hours in advance


POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS (SATURDAY, MAY 18th at 10:30 AM):
You must have finished in the top 10% for your local region during season 18 (November 10, 2012 – May 17th, 2013) to compete in POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP. For your convenience, you can see your personal ranking as well as a link to the ranking right on your player profile. You can also see your ranking on the rankings page and see where you stand during your season. TOP 15 ADVANCE TO FINALS ON JUNE 1ST.

Eligible players are the top players in Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts, Central Massachusetts, Framingham, Lowell, Southeastern MA, North Shore MA, and Charity Events. Players who have qualified in top 10% for more then one region must chose their highest ranking for chip advantage, we do not combine points from different regions.


TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (SUNDAY, MAY 19th at 10:30 AM):
You must have won an Eastern Poker Tour sponsored tournament between the dates NOVEMBER 12, 2012 – MAY 17, 2013. For your convenience, you can see if you qualified on the seasonal wall of champions page online. Your first win will get you into the tournament with 20,000 chips to start and then every additional win will get you an extra 2,000 chips to start (up to 30,000 max). TOP 15 ADVANCE TO THE FINALS ON JUNE 1ST.


CHARITY TOURNAMENTS THIS WEEKEND:
(Saturday, 5/17, 6:00 PM) $110 DEEPSTACK w/ 1 re-entry
(Sunday, 5/18, 6:00 PM) $70 DEEPSTACK w/ 1 re-entry)
Proceeds benefit Braveheart Animal Shelter and Shane Hammond Believe Foundation
½ No Limit Ring Games, $20/$30 Satellites, and $50/$80/$120 Sit N Go’s Available


~ NEAR-BY HOTELS TO FRANCIS FARM ~
Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA (508) 336-7300 - 3 miles
Days Inn, 1116 Washington St, Attleboro, MA (508) 761-4825 - 5 miles

We also recommend you search hotels.com in the Seekonk, MA Area for nearest and best available rates.

Click Here For the Full Flyer, Schedule, Payouts, Structure, and Information

APRIL PLAYER OF THE MONTH - MAY 4TH

04-26-2013 02:24:54 PM

On May 4th, 2013, we will be giving away another wild-card seats into the 36,000 Championship Finals on top of the generous $1,200 in cash we already give out for our monthly free-roll.
To play in our Player of the Month tournament, just get yourself into the top players in any month, the points reset on the first of every month, and we have 4 more wildcard seats to give out to instantly pass into the final round of the $36K.

Saturday MAY 4th, 2013

LOCATION:
Hillside Country Club
82 Hillside Ave
Rehoboth, MA
Registration opens at 10:30 AM
First Hand Dealt at 11:00 AM

10,000 starting stack, 20 min levels
25/50 starting blinds (200x's bb), deep-stacked levels, dealers at all tables, no antes

These top players from the month of March are invited:
Rhode Island - Top 20 Players
Southern Massachusetts - Top 20 Players
Central Massachusetts - Top 10 Players
Greater Lowell - Top 15 Players
Framingham - Top 10 Players
Charity Tournaments - Top 15 Players
Southcoast - Top 10 Players
North Shore - Top 10 Players



Players are invited to compete for a $1,200 Total Payout:
1st - $500 + Wildcard Spot into final 36 of the $36K Televised Championship (Value $1,000)
2nd- $300
3rd - $200
4th - $100
5th - $100


See you on Saturday, the 4th!

SEASON 16 PREMIERES ON COMCAST SPORTSNET APRIL 8TH!

03-29-2013 03:21:31 PM

Eastern Poker Championship is back on television in Full HD! This time with a new cast of characters, some freshly added commentators, and an all new look!

We are proud to be celebrating our 5th year on Comcast Sportsnet New England.

The Eastern Poker Championship is seen across over 5 Million Homes in the New England Market and an additional 30 Million Homes nationally on DirecTV. Virtually everyone with cable or DirecTV can get CSNNE.



To find out what the channel is in your area click here


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About Season 16

Season 16 marks our first collaboration with Rockingham Park and Seabrook Park. Players played in local nightly tournaments for a period of 6 months. At the season's culmination, the top 10% points holders, and nightly winners were all invited to play in the EPT $30,000 Championships.

  Players at the televised final table included:

#1  Murray, John
#2  Maille, Shawn
#3  Champeau, Scott
#4  Peterson, Gary
#5  Carvalho, Joseph
#6  Wilson, Conor
#7  Warner, Andy
#8  Shuman, jeff




Tournament Air Dates:

4/8 MON 8:30 PM - EPT Season 16 Episode 1

4/14 SUN 4:00 PM - EPT Season 16 Episode 1

4/15 MON 8:30 PM - EPT Season 16 Episode 2

4/21 SUN 4:00 PM - EPT Season 16 Episode 2

4/22 MON 8:30 PM - EPT Season 16 Episode 3

4/28 SUN 4:00 PM - EPT Season 16 Episode 3

Tune in April 8th!

MARCH PLAYER OF THE MONTH

03-05-2013 11:06:06 AM

On April 13th, 2013, we will be giving away another wild-card seats into the 36,000 Championship Finals on top of the generous $1,200 in cash we already give out for our monthly free-roll.

To play in our Player of the Month tournament, just get yourself into the top players in any month, the points reset on the first of every month, and we have 4 more wildcard seats to give out to instantly pass into the final round of the $36K.


Saturday April 13th, 2013

LOCATION:
Natick Elks Lodge
95 Speen St
Natick, MA

Registration opens at 10:30 AM
First Hand Dealt at 11:00 AM

10,000 starting stack, 20 min levels
25/50 starting blinds (200x's bb), deep-stacked levels, dealers at all tables, no antes

These top players from the month of March are invited:
Rhode Island - Top 20 Players
Southern Massachusetts - Top 20 Players
Central Massachusetts - Top 10 Players
Greater Lowell - Top 15 Players
Framingham - Top 10 Players
Charity Tournaments - Top 15 Players
Southcoast - Top 10 Players
North Shore - Top 10 Players



Players are invited to compete for a $1,200 Total Payout:
1st - $500 + Wildcard Spot into final 36 of the $36K Televised Championship (Value $1,000)
2nd- $300
3rd - $200
4th - $100
5th - $100


See you on Saturday, the 13th!

FEATURED
PLAYERS

David D'Iorio
Jesse Mason
Justin Guimond
Steven Walsh
Andre Pereira
John Murray
Mike McGeehan