Players pack the snowboards and poker faces for New Zealand Poker Tour Queenstown – SKYCITY Snowfest!
SKYCITY Entertainment Group is pleased to announce the 2011 PokerStars.net New Zealand Poker Tour (NZPT) Queenstown - SKYCITY Snowfest poker tournament will be coming to the wintry slopes of Queenstown from 22 – 28 August 2011.
Poker players will be lining up to play in this unique poker tournament in the adventure capital of New Zealand. The tournament will be joining two world poker tours run by PokerStars.net, bringing a truly international field into Queenstown. Big names including Joe Hachem who is Australia’s only World Poker Champion will be hitting the felt during the tournament and hitting the slopes in the off days.
Danny McDonagh, PokerStars.net NZPT Tournament Director is excited to be coming back to Queenstown in 2011. He says:
"Without a doubt Queenstown is the Number 1 tourist destination in New Zealand and players coming to play the PokerStars.net NZPT Queenstown - SKYCITY Snowfest are not only assured of some great poker action in the boutique SKYCITY Queenstown Casino, but also experiencing the holiday of a lifetime. It will be my third tournament at this fabulous alpine resort and I can't wait to return there."
Michelle Ballie, SKYCITY Queenstown Executive Manager looks forward to the action the tournament brings to Queenstown each year. She says:
“We are thrilled to be hosting this world-class international poker tournament again in beautiful Queenstown and expect this year to be our biggest tournament yet. With close to 200 players expected in town for a week along with friends and family, not only will there be fantastic poker action, but it will be a great boost to Queenstown tourism and the local economy.”
The PokerStars.net NZPT Queenstown – SKYCITY Snowfest will take place from Monday 22 August and run until Sunday 28 August providing a week long poker extravaganza. The NZPT Queenstown - SKYCITY Snowfest will offer players an expected total prize pool of $540,000 NZD* in the $3,000 NZD buy-in Main Event. Participation in this event will be capped at 200 players and is always a popular tournament with players in New Zealand as well as those overseas. Players are advised to start registering now to avoid disappointment.
To register for the tournament or for more information visit www.skycity.co.nz/poker
*Based on full participation of 200 entrants