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Interleague Challenge Sept 2021 - Details & Team Captains

The Live Interleague Challenge / Interleague Challenge 16 (2021 - Midlands)
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Irish Tom
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02/06/2021 12:49
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The INTERLEAGUE CHALLENGE is a LIVE LPPL team event where teams of 12 players, each representing their own LPPL Regional League, come together for a weekend of poker, booze and… well, more poker and more booze!

Every year each Regional League will have a Team Captain chosen by LPPL who will look to lead their team to glory – the team that are crowned Champions then have the honour of defending their title the following year, with the event hosted in their Region, with the actual venue (usually an LPPL host pub / club, but it could be a casino etc) and date co-ordinated by LPPL – historically, it is held around Sep-Oct.

For some events we have also involved 1 or 2 ‘invitational teams’ – for example, previously we’ve had a team from APAT, but mostly, invitational teams are made up from LPPL members who didn’t make it into their Regional team – where a invitational team wins, then as Defending Champions that winning team is invited back to defend their crown, with the next location chosen by LPPL.

The INTERLEAGUE CHALLENGE 2020 was cancelled due to Coronavirus, with 2019 being won by an invitational team, and therefore that team has been invited back to defend their title, and LPPL has elected to host the event over the weekend of Friday 3rd Sep 2021 at the Northfield Conservative Club, 1 The Mill Walk, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 4HL.

HOWEVER, WHILST WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD FOR 3RD SEPT, PLAYERS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO ONLY BOOK HOTEL AND TRAVEL ETC THAT THEY CAN CANCEL FREE OF CHARGE.

Each Team Captain has a place in their team, with further places available to be ‘won’ via LPPL games / leaderboards etc, leaving the remaining to be decided on by Team Captain ‘Wild Card’ choices (must be members of LPPL who have played in LPPL).

The weekend will run like previous years as follows:

Friday 3rd Sept

20:00 A social / poker night in the venue

OR

21:00 Interleague STTs (12 tables x 6-handed)


Saturday 4th Sept

12:00 - 13:00 - Team Introductions / Walk-Ons

13:00 – 17:00 STTs (all players from all teams play 1 STT each - points awarded for finishing position) (OR 12 tables x 6-handed)

19:00 – 23:00 Final Table 10 ‘Tag’ (top 10 from 12 scoring teams from Round 1)

Bar closes 1am with 1 hour drinking up time

We’re delighted to confirm all competing teams for the INTERLEAGUE CHALLENGE 2021, which will include our latest league ‘Angies Room’, and an ‘Invitational Team’ are as follows:

Defending Champions
Fleur Deluchi (Team Captain)

East Scotland
Ruth Fullarton (Team Captain)

West Scotland
Scott Watson (Team Captain)

North East
Sean Weldon (Team Captain)

Yorkshire
Damien Auty (Team Captain)

Humber
Mandy Coultard (Team Captain)

Lincolnshire
Tony Blee (Team Captain)

Midlands
Nigel Waldron (Team Captain)

Southern
Dave Paxton (Team Captain)

South West
Pete Berry (Team Captain)

Angies Room
Angie Doherty (Team Captain)

Invitational
Mark Rowbottom (Team Captain)

As usual, all teams must wear ‘team shirts’ and this year the shirts will be ‘printed’ t-shirts or polo shirts and therefore teams are free to choose whichever colour shirt they wish as it will be the ‘design’ that differentiates each team from another - and the colour and design of the shirt is chosen by Team Captains and all team members must purchase the shirt at £25 per player paid via Teams Captains in advance. The Top 3 winning teams will split a ‘cash prize’ from the event as donated by LPPL as £720/£420/£300.

'National Championship Weekend' prize package vouchers may be used for this event, which will include 2 nights shared accommodation, buyin to the Fri evening poker game, payment of the £25 for their team membership and a £25 bar tab in the Club on Saturday - this will appear in the LPPL Online Shop and players will be able to 'purchase' this option once their team place has been confirmed by their Team Captain. An option to use 'National Championship Poker Entry' prize package vouchers will also be available for the above without the accommodation.




Last edited by Irish Tom on 02/06/2021 at 12:49:18
Irish Tom
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02/06/2021 12:45
|It's all systems go for Interleague 3rd / 4th Sept 2021 smile

Following discussions with the venue, and taking into account the current uncertainty around Covid and social distancing etc, we have agreed a contingency plan which will allow us to still host the event if social distancing is in place with similar rules as we have had recently - ie 6 persons max to a table in a pub etc - if this happens, the venue cannot cope with the number of tables that would be needed for Interleague (18 x 8-handed) to be hosted on the Saturday only.

So the only way we could do it is to split the 1st round of STTs (to qualify for the Final Table) and therefore we have planned that 6 members from each team could play on Fri evening (12 tables x 6-handed), with the remaining 6 playing on Sat afternoon (12 tables x 6-handed), and with the Final Table on Sat evening with the top 10 scoring teams from the STTs qualifying for the Final Table Tag (meaning 2 teams don't qualify). If this happens, there would be no other LPPL games on the Fri evening (except maybe the odd cash game, but we certainly couldn't run an MTT like we have done previously).

Obviously, of course, Covid and/or the Government could mean we may not get to host Interleague at all - but we are forever hopeful smile but still strongly recommend everyone to book travel / accommodation etc that can be cancelled free of charge.


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03/06/2021 23:05
|We have pre-booked hotel accommodation in The Greenlands Inn (5 mins walk from Prem Inn - and closer to the Northfield Club) for those who may wish to use a 'package' for the weekend.

All players with a 'National Championship Poker Weekend' package may use it now in the LPPL Shop for Fri and Sat night shared (twin bed) hotel accommodation, £25 Interleague team member cost (includes team shirt) and a £25 bar tab - plus entry to the Fri night £10 charity game (if not held then £35 bar tab). You of course may also advise us of whom you'd wish to share with. Purchase here https://lpplleaguepoker.com/browse?k=C_066&id=869

Anyone holding an 'International Poker Trip' package may also convert it into 2 x National Championship Weekend' packages and then use one of them to 'purchase' the above for the Interleague weekend. Convert here https://lpplleaguepoker.com/browse?k=C_065&id=868

Or if you wish to convert your 'International Poker Trip' package to use for Interleague for 2 people in a 'double bed' room then you may do so. Convert and purchase it here https://lpplleaguepoker.com/browse?k=C_066&id=870

ALL THE ABOVE ARE FULLY REFUNDABLE IF FOR ANY REASON WE ARE UNABLE TO HOST THE INTERLEAGUE

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