Eliminate Taz Parker to earn an extra $5,000!
Won at PJ's on Thursday 2013-05-23
, beating a field of 13
Eliminate Shawn Shelnutt to earn an extra $5,000!
Won at Vintage on Thursday 2013-05-23
, beating a field of 15
Eliminate NICHOLAS DI BELLA to earn an extra $5,000!
Won at PJ's on Friday 2013-05-17
, beating a field of 32
Eliminate JP Price to earn an extra $5,000!
Won at Parkway Pub on Friday 2013-05-17
, beating a field of 11
Eliminate Jeff Jones to earn an extra $5,000!
Won at Classic Lanes on Friday 2013-05-17
, beating a field of 9
Eliminate Todd Martin to earn an extra $5,000!
Won at Mustang Shelly's on Friday 2013-05-17
, beating a field of 15
Eliminate MJ Pokey to earn an extra $5,000!
Won at PJ's on Friday 2013-05-17
, beating a field of 8
Major Changes for Summer Session!
May 19, 2013
Badger Poker is pleased to announce some major changes and improvements in our overall league structure. In accordance with your feedback, these changes and improvements are intended to:
• Increase the integrity of the game
• Increase transparency
• Improve player accountability
• Enhance the overall player experience through improved customer service and a simpler overall structure
Here is a summary of the changes that will go into effect at the beginning of the summer session:
1. DISTRIBUTION OF EXTRA CHIPS: Extra chips (drink chips, tip chips, etc.) will only be added to any player's stack by the designated Tournament Director, in order to ensure that legitimate chips are entering the tournament.
What this means for you: When you make bar purchases, your bartenders will hand out tokens that can be redeemed at the table with the Tournament Director. Simply wave the tickets so that the TD can see them, and he or she will redeem them for the appropriate value in tournament chips.
2. TRANSITION TO A SYSTEM OF FOUR $5K QUARTERLIES: Instead of our current system of four $1500 prize pool quarterlies and one $10k yearly final tournament, we will now practice a simplified and enhanced system of four $5k quarterlies.
Why make this change? One reason is that it will be easier for you to know where you are in the standings. The only ranking you will need to pay attention to will be the overall leaderboard. Another reason is to increase the level of excitement. Players will have multiple chances every year to play in a very big, high-stakes tournament. No matter what day it is, you will never be more than three months away from a $5k prize pool final tournament.
What this means for you: Badger Bucks and super credits, which have become a competitive concern, will no longer be necessary. Don’t worry–you’ll still have plenty of chances to use up your existing super credits. We will hold a couple of final “super” tourneys, and allow a period of a few weeks during the summer session where Badger Bucks can still be redeemed at the location from where they were issued. Ultimately, we will replace the existing Badger Poker-sponsored “super” tourneys with a more broadly appealing structure.
3. INCREASED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: Tournament Directors—and Tournament Directors alone—will always do the equipment set-up and take-down, as well as the chip color-ups during breaks. Tournament Directors also will be expected to deal the final table after they have been eliminated from play themselves. Although our TDs certainly appreciate the help offered with these duties by other players in the past, assigning these tasks solely to the TD will improve transparency, consistency, and customer service.
What this means for you: With the addition of these new duties, along with the responsibility of redeeming drink tickets, we will be relying heavily upon our TDs to maintain an enjoyable overall experience for all players. Please continue to tip them generously at the start of each tournament!
Badger Poker will release more details regarding about these rule changes as they are unrolled next session. But the three items above cover the broad strokes of what you can expect to see. We realize that there will be a period of transition as we finish out the final yearly qualifiers and crown a yearly champion. Please bear with us while we, too, get used to some of these changes—and please continue to share your feedback with us!
**LAST OF THE YEARLY FINALS QUALIFIERS**
May 18, 2013
Once the In-House Finals are completed, here are the dates of the last qualifiers before the 2013 $10,000 Yearly Finals on 6/8 & 6/9.
Saturday 5/25 is the April ToC at Bitter End in West Allis at 2:00. If you had a win in April, you qualify for this tourney.
Sunday 5/26 is the "Wild Card" tourney at Master Z's in Waukesha at 12:00. This is for players who had points at venues that started Session 44 late or discontinued early, or for current venues that held events on non-scheduled days. Your highest qualifying stack plays in this tourney. This would include Sunday Classic Lanes, Sunday Shooter's, Wednesday Classic Lanes, & Wednesday DJ's Goalpost.
Friday 5/31 is the "Point Leader" tourney at Parkway Pub in West Milwaukee at 6:30. This is for players who were point leader at any individual venue, OR were a Weekly Point Leader any of the 13 weeks in Session 44.
Saturday 6/1 is the May ToC at PJ's On Lincoln at 6:00. If you won any tourney in May, you qualify to play.
Sunday 6/2 is a "Last Chance" tourney at Bootz Saloon in Oak Creek at 1:00. This is an open field, anyone can play, just come on out !!!
Tuesday 6/4 is the "Runner-Up" tourney at Rooter's in Waukesha at 6:30. This is for any player who finished 2nd in any qualifier during Sessions 41, 42, 43, & 44 BUT HAS NOTE YET qualified for the Yearly Finals.
**2013 $10,000 YEARLY FINALS FORMAT**
May 17, 2013
To qualify for the 2013 $10,000 Yearly Finals, a victory is needed in one of the qualifiers listed in yellow on the calender. These would consist of In-House Finals, Session Finals & ToC's
Each session, there are also (3) additional qualifiers, consisting of the "Point Leader", "Wild Card", & "Runner-Up" tourneys.
Your 1st qualifier win would enter you in EITHER Day 1A OR 1B, but NOT BOTH.
A 2nd qualifier win enters you in BOTH 1A & 1B . The larger stack remaining from 1A & 1B advances to day 2.
Both Days 1A & 1B will consist of 8 levels.( 60 mins / level including breaks )
Day 1A is scheduled for 6/8 at Bitter End in West Allis at 1:00
Day 1B is scheduled 6/9 at Master Z's in Waukesha at 1:00.
Day 2 play will continue until a winner is determined.
A 3rd qualifier win enters you to a Bonus $1000 tourney. Any additional wins AFTER 3 gains you multiple stacks at the Bonus $1000 tourney.
As with the $1500 Session Finals, the 2013 $10,000 Yearly Finals will pay the ENTIRE final table as follows:
1st - $3800
2nd - $2100
3rd - $1300
4th - $800
5th - $600
6th - $400
7th - $300
8th - $300
9th - $200
10th - $200
At the release of this article, (90) players have qualified for 1A OR 1B, only (34) players have qualified for BOTH Days 1A & 1B, and only (16) players are qualified for the Bonus $1000 Tourney !!!
**NEW & CHANGED VENUES FOR SESSION 45**
May 16, 2013
Here is a list of new or changed venues effective for Session 45 that began on 5/11.
Master Z's in Waukesha has added a Sunday tourney with a 1:00 start time. 1st tourney is 5/12.
PJ's On Lincoln has replaced the 1022 Pub with a Sunday at 7:00 tourney. 1st tourney is 5/19.
PJ's On Lincoln has replaced the 1022 Pub with a Friday 9:00 AM tourney. 1st tournyey is 5/24.
The White House Tavern in Bay View joins Badger with a Friday 7:00 tourney. 1st tourney is 5/24.