Menu
Sport

Auckland awaits poker pros

QUEEN'S Birthday weekend will see over 200 of New Zealand's top card players gather at Auckland's Sky City casino for the 2011 NZ Poker Open.

Qualifying stages will whittle down the Main Event starting field in the days leading up to the long weekend.
The 'final table' will take their seats on Monday 6 June.

It costs $1100 to enter the Main Event, but it's still possible to get into the field via one of the so-called Satellite events at the casino's Poker Room during May.

The Satellites are already underway and entry ranges from $20 to $240.

"This tournament promises to show the poker community of New Zealand who the real players are," said Peter Lawrence, SkyCity Auckland's General Manager - Table Games.

The Main Event was won last year by Aucklander Jackson Zheng. His pair of queens on the final hand defeated his heads-up opponent, fellow Auckland player Kevin Clark.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners