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11/12/2017 - Welcome to Season 36! Season 35 Grand Finals this wekeend! -

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Thanks for your support during Season 35!

Congratulations to our Season Champions! Both leagues saw VERY close finishes again (only 95 points in the Pro League!), and two new Season Champions crowned, congratulations!

The Pro League Season was won by Kevin Kenny!

The Free League Season was won by Andrew Sebastian!

Pro League Results!

Free League Results!

It's Finals Time for Season 34!

We have the Grand Finals coming up this Sunday, 17th December, at the Joondalup Sports Association!

Registration opens for Pro and Free Leagues @ 11am, with seating @ 12 midday. The Pro buy-in is $100 and open to all members. It is strictly limited to 5 tables, 40 seats, and first in first served for seats. Be sure to get in as soon after 11am as you can to ensure you get your spot!

More info regarding the Grand Finals can be found at -


Season 36 starts this week!

Yes, season 36 starts this Tuesday (12th December) at Joondalup Sports Association (Beaumaris) and 14th December at Woodvale Tavern. Our last game for the year is at Woodvale on 21st December, then we're back from the 4th January (also at the Woodvale). The Season will run until the 8th April before Season 37 starts and we have the Season 36 Grand Finals.

Thank you for your support during 2017!

We wish you all a fun, festive, and save holiday period, and look forward to the last couple of weeks of poker for the  2017!

Your WAPL Team

15/11/2017 - Gold Rush Main Event #1 Postponed to early 2018! -

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It's with deep sadness that we must announce that the first Gold Rush Main Event will be postponed until early 2018.

We have had an unexpected death in the family, and need to spend some time coming to terms with it, so unfortunately we need to focus on ourselves for the time being, over the stress of preparing final numbers and arrangements for the Gold Rush.

Many of our Sydney WSOP playing crew will no doubt be happy at us rescheduling this event, as the first dates clashed with many travel arrangements for what looks to be a massive Australian poker tournament, and we wish those who are heading east for it all the very best.

With Christmas so close by, we decided to push Gold Rush #1 into early 2018 instead of trying to squeeze it in around our Grand Final next month.

We've listened to many of your great suggestions, and will continue to run satellites to the Gold Rush for you all to qualify for what will be a great event. One of the main questions we've been asked is "Will the Gold Rush be Dealer Dealt?" - Yes, yes it will! :)

Our apologies for changing the date, but given the circumstances we feel that we would be better able to host the event for you once we get through this difficult time and are back on track. Our list of main event participants will be contacted with further information shortly.

Please email info@wapokerleague.com.au if you have any specific questions and I'll endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for your understanding,


25/08/2017 - The Gold Rush - Main Event & Satellite Structures -

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Gold Rush #1 Main Event Early 2018! Dates TBA

Day 1 - 6:00pm registration, 6:45pm seating, 7pm start!

Day 2 - 6:30pm registration, 6:45pm seating, 7pm start!

Welcome to the Gold Rush - Here's all the information you need to make your fame and fortune!

The Gold Rush is a frequently run Main Event, hosted over 2 days, with a tournament structure which ensures a result that is not rushed, allowing for great poker to be played right to the last hand!

You can qualify for the Gold Rush two stages of single table Sit'N'Go Satellites, which are available at our regular events. These are the Bronze and Silver Satellites, and can be played by either 4 or 8 players.

You can also play in our $60 Prospector Satellite Tournaments, where 1 in 3 players win Bronze Satellite entries worth $140 each!

Every Bronze and Silver Satellite you play in gives you a 50% chance of making the prizes, so you only have to get past half of the field to win at LEAST a second chance at the same Satellite!

Prospector Satellites (Multi-table Satellite Tournaments)

$60 buy-in

5,000 starting stack

10 minute blind levels

Prizes (1 in 3 players win!)

1 in 3 players win a Bronze Satellite Seat (worth $140)

Bronze Satellite

$140 buy-in

10,000 starting stack

15 minute blind levels

Prizes (4 players)

1st - Silver Satellite Seat (worth $300)

2nd - Bronze Satellite Second Chance (worth $140)

Prizes (8 players)

1st & 2nd - Silver Satellite Seats (worth $300 each)

3rd & 4th - Bronze Satellite Second Chance (worth $140 each)

Silver Satellite

$300 buy-in

15,000 starting stack

20 minute blind levels

Prizes (4 players)

1st - Gold Rush Seat (worth $700)

2nd - Silver Satellite Second Chance (worth $300)

Prizes (8 players)

1st & 2nd - Gold Rush Seats (worth $700 each)

3rd & 4th - Silver Satellite Second Chance (worth $300 each)

The Gold Rush

$700 buy-in

25,000 starting stack

40 minute blind levels

Prize Pool - $20,000 (Based on 32 max players)

1st - $10,000

2nd - $5,000

3rd - $3,000

4th - $2,000

The Super Gold Rush (twice per year)

$700 buy-in

25,000 starting stack

30 minute blind levels

Prize Pool - $45,000 (Based on 72 max players)

1st - $20,000

2nd - $7,500

3rd - $5,000

4th - $3,500

5th - $3,000

6th - $2,500

7th - $2,000

8th - $1,500

We are really looking forward to rolling this exciting new structure out to our existing and new venues and events, and hope that you enjoy taking part in it as much as we think you will! Please spread the word and help us make this a huge success!

Additional Important Information -

Each time you play, your prize winnings (Seat $) will be recorded against your name. You can contribute to this running record via multiple of the same Satellites, or top up with cash in order to build up a Gold Rush entrance amount of $700. For example, you may play 2x Bronze Satellites, win them both, ($600 total for 2x Silver Satellite Seats), then elect to use both Silver Satellite values from your records, plus $100 cash, to join in on a Gold Rush.

For players who love our Gold Rush structure, and build up Gold Rush Seats faster than we can run the events, players with 2+ Gold Rush Seats recorded ($1400+ value) may also use an extra Gold Rush Seat to buy direct in to our WAPL Live Table for $700, for the ultimate Cash Game experience, streamed online to the world!

Gold Rush Main Events (Not the Super Gold Rush Events) will be scheduled regularly, and the frequency with which we schedule to run them will vary with the speed at which Gold Rush Seats are won. We anticipate to announce an upcoming date for the following month once we have had 16 Gold Rush Seat winners, which gives us a $10,000 prize pool, and a month for the next 16 Seats to be won (or filled up by direct $700 buy-ins on the Gold Rush Day 1!)

Gold Rush Events and Super Gold Rush Events are run over 2 days. We may adjust what venues Day 1 and Day 2 are played on once we have tested and seen what works well for us and our players, but initially we will look at having both Day 1 and Day 2 of a Gold Rush run at the same venue, 1 week apart. (ie, a Wednesday night Day 1, with the Day 2 conclusion being held the following Wednesday night. We anticipate that this will work best for players trying to fit a two day structure into their week and time requirements. We also plan to move the regular Gold Rush Events between our venues to allow the majority of players to attend different Gold Rush Events from different locations. (ie. not always North based venues for Gold Rush events, we will bring them Central and South too periodically)

Super Gold Rush Events will be scheduled twice per year at this stage, and these venues and dates will be advised well in advance.

In accordance with WAPL's strict adherence to RGL requirements, all funds collected and held for players as part of the Gold Rush Events will be held securely and by agreement between the Permit Holding Not for Profit/Charities and will be reconciled frequently by your WAPL Team and the Permit Holding Organisations. You can be informed of the current balance of your Gold Rush funds in person at our events or via another identifiable medium (WAPL Facebook Page Private Message, via an email address we have registered with your WAPL Membership sent to info@wapokerleague.com.au , etc.)

Gold Rush funds are non-refundable and non-transferable except in extenuating circumstances (if the player is permanently leaving the state/country, banned from the league, etc, they may request in writing to have their balance transferred to another player)

Upon such a time that we may decide to cease the Gold Rush Series of events, any outstanding moneys held by the Permit Holding Organisations will be returned to their confirmed winners.

All Gaming Functions by Permit issued under Section 47 of the Act for various not for profit organisations.

We promote and conduct responsible gaming. If you feel you may have a problem gaming issue, we encourage you to call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 and also see www.gamblinghelpline.org.au

10/07/2017 - Introducing the WAPL Live Table - Watch us play! -

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We have been running the WAPL Live Table since April 2017, recording and releasing footage (if you've missed it) to our YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/wapokerleague) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/wapokerleague)

Now we've expanded to live streaming the action from the table, with a 15 minute delay!

From May, we will (unless we experience issues) be streaming our WAPL Live Table games to our Twitch.tv channel, http://twitch.tv/wapokerleague

Make sure you head there and follow us, so you get notified when we go live!

Our live games are delayed by 15 minutes, to avoid the potential for viewers to influence hands in play, so that means that for a 6pm-midnight event, you should be able to watch us live from 6:15pm until the end of gaming.

Please get involved, hop into the live chat and give us your comments, suggestions, and any criticisms you might have for us to make the WAPL Live Table experience the best it can be for our viewers, members, and players, and help us spread the word around the local (and wider) poker communities.

If you want a seat on the WAPL Live Table, email us (info@wapokerleague.com.au) and we will find you a spot, but please be patient as seating is in high demand!

WAPL Events are conducted at Gaming Functions by Permit issued under Section 47 of the Act for various charity and not for profit organisations.

We promote and conduct responsible gaming. If you feel you may have a problem gaming issue, we encourage you to call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 and also see http://www.gamblinghelpline.org.au

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Western Australian Poker League promotes and conducts responsible gaming. If you feel you may have a problem gaming issue, we encourage you to call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 and also see www.gamblinghelpline.org.au