The WSOP Circuit Event schedule in 2010-2011 will be a full-fledged national tour with stops throughout the U.S. and a Cumulative Player Point System that awards points for cashing in official gold ring events
The Top 100 qualifiers from the WSOP Circuit season will be awarded seats in the WSOP Circuit National Championship, to be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in May, 2011 and televised nationally.
The WSOP Circuit National Championship will award a WSOP Gold Bracelet, the first-time ever an official WSOP bracelet has been awarded outside the annual WSOP in Las Vegas, or the annual WSOP Europe in London.
In addition, the 100-player field that will make up the WSOP Circuit National Championship will be competing for a prize pool of $1 million, with the final 10 players receiving prize money.
No Limit Hold’em will be the game format for the WSOP Circuit National Championship and there will be no buy-in required for any of the 100 players who qualify.
All WSOP tournament rules will be enforced during the WSOP Circuit National Championship.
Players should ensure their Total Rewards card remains the same throughout the tour, because players will be tracked using their unique TR number. This will be the way tournament officials contact players to confirm participation as well. (Players must keep all contact and mailing information updated too).
There are 4 different ways to qualify for the 2010-11 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 open “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.