Party Poker is the only online room that will be giving away prize packages for the 2009 Canadian Poker Tour Finals. The prize packages they’re giving away are worth $8,500 and they cover the buy-in to the CPT Finals Main Event, hotel accommodations at the Sun Village Resort, and spending money.
Players at the Canadian Poker Tour Finals will be playing for a prize pool of $500,000 and the overall winner will receive a $100,000 sponsorship contract with the Canadian Poker Tour. The CPT Finals will be held from January 20th to the 22nd in the Ocean World Casino Resort; Ocean World is a marina and casino complex located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Party Poker is currently running satellites and qualifiers for the CPT Finals with the cheapest satellite costing $2 to enter. Those who wish to buy directly into the main qualifier can enter for $425 + $35 and they must register before the event begins on Sunday at 20:10 ET. 1 out of every 20 players who enter the main qualifier will receive an $8,500 prize package for the CPT Finals.
Party Poker is also giving out prize packages to other events which will be running in January. Players are currently battling for $5,000 prize packages to the Irish Poker Championship which will be held from January 2nd to the 5th. This will be the first major European poker tournament in 2009 and is expected to draw some of the biggest names in the game with Mike Sexton, Neil Channing, Padraig Parkinson, and last year’s champion Jude Ainsworth all attending this year. Ainsworth defeated over 400 players at the 2008 IPC and earned over $230,000 for the victory.
The Asian Poker Tour Manila event is another place that Party Poker will be sending players to and this will be held from January 27th to February 1st. Party Poker’s APT Manila prize packages are worth $6,000 and this will include the $2,700 buy-in to the Main Event, $2,500 in spending cash, and hotel accommodations at the prestigious Dusit Thani Manila Hotel.
The other January poker event that Party Poker will be giving out prize packages for is the World Poker Showdown. This happens on January 23rd at the Dominican Republic’s Sun Village Resort and players will receive a $6,500 prize package for this tournament.The $6,500 prize package will take care of the $2,650 Main Event buy-in, seven nights at the Sun Village Resort, and $1,500 in travel/spending cash.