WSOP Player of the Year format will be the basis for a national player point system, there are four ways to qualify and points vary by buy-in level.
• The 2010-11 WSOP Circuit Event tour will use a Cumulative Player Point System to track player success in all official WSOP Circuit open gold ring events.
• The point system is modeled after the WSOP Las Vegas Player of the Year format.
• Players earn points at each WSOP Circuit stop in the United States.
• You must cash in an event to earn points.
• All buy-ins for official preliminary ring events (from $300-$1,000 buy-in) will awards points on a 0.5 times basis. (100 points x 0.5 = 50 points).
• All buy-ins for official Main Event ($1,500 buy-in level) will award points on a 1.0 basis. (100 x 1.0 = 100 points).
• All buy-ins for official Regional Championships ($10,000 buy-in level) will award points on a 5.0 basis. (100 x 5.0 = 500 points).
There are 4 different ways to qualify for the WSOP Circuit National Championship. They are:
1. Win the $1,500 Main Event at any WSOP Circuit event. (1 per stop; 12 players total)
2. Be the “Casino Champion” accumulating the most points at any of the individual WSOP Circuit stops’ 10 official “ring” events. (1 per stop; 12 players total)
3. Make the final table (9 players) at any of the four $10K buy-in “Regional Championships” [Horseshoe Hammond; Harrah’s Atlantic City; Harrah’s Rincon; Harrah’s New Orleans] (36 players total)
4. Accumulate enough points between all the WSOP Circuit stops to be positioned in the Top 36 cumulative point standings at the end of the 2010-11 WSOP Circuit tour.*
*Note: There will likely be several duplicate names who automatically qualified. Each player can only qualify once, therefore the duplicate names will be scrubbed and the next highest-point getters in the cumulative point rankings will qualify.
The point system that will be used for the 2010-11 WSOP Circuit Tour:
|STANDARD RING EVENT ||$1500 MAIN EVENT ||$10,000 REGIONAL |
|Place||Points ||Place||Points||Place||Points |
|1st ||50 ||1st ||100||1st||Automatic Seat|
|2nd ||37.5 ||2nd ||75||2nd||Automatic Seat |
|4th ||27.5 ||4th||55 ||4th ||Automatic Seat |
|5th||25 ||5th ||50 ||5th ||Automatic Seat |
|6th ||22.5 ||6th ||45 ||6th ||Automatic Seat |
|7th||20 ||7th ||40 ||7th ||Automatic Seat |
|8th ||17.5 ||8th ||35 ||8th ||Automatic Seat |
|9th ||15 ||9th ||30 ||9th ||Automatic Seat |
|10th-18th ||10 ||10th-18th ||20 ||10th – 18th ||100 |
|19th-27th ||5||19th-27th ||10 ||19th – 27th ||50 |
|Cashing ||2.5 ||Cashing ||5||Cashing ||25 |
• Standard ring event is any officially-designated WSOP Circuit Event in the U.S. with a $300-1,000 buy-in that offers a gold ring to the winner.
• $1500 Main Event is the championship event at each property that awards a ring to the winner.
• $10,000 Regional event is the nationally-televised event at Horseshoe Hammond; Harrah’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Rincon and Harrah’s New Orleans that awards the final 9 players in each event an automatic seat in the national championship.
• Points model based on standard nine, eight or six-handed events. Shootouts and heads up tournaments score differently. Please see WSOP.com for details.