Developing the UK University Poker League

I need funding to develop a business that will help University Societies accross the UK

Developing the UK University Poker League
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Completion Date: Thu 11 Apr 2013

We need £500 to set up the UKUPL in style! We already have members from over 30 Universities around the UK, so I want to put on a live event for them at the end of the season.

 

The Project

- I'm Stuart Brown and I started this project as a way to bring people from all over the UK of similar interests together, with the hope of eventually providing funding to university poker societies all over the UK.

- University is supposed to be the greatest time of your life! Societies play a massive role in this and many are underfunded and underachieving. I want to quite literally make UK universities the most fun places to be!

 

What is the Funding For?

- The funding is to host a live tournament at the end of the season for members (who signed up for free). I want to be able to cover the ticket price of 50 people to the event, plus additional money to subsidise transport for various UK societies.

- I have a quote of £350 from a casino in the centre of Manchester for the event. An extra £100 I want to make available to teams travelling from a far to subsidise their travel costs, and then a £50 bar tab for the VIP Players.

- The tournament is going to be a £15 buy in Hold 'em tournament, with one £10 re-buy and one £10 add-on available. 

 

The UK University Poker League (UKUPL) begins on the 27/01/2013

Big prizes are on offer for the winning society and player (top of the online league when the season ends) on top of any cash winnings made from the tournaments! We have already got a PS3 and a Bluray Player up for grabs! Check the website for more!

The league already has representatives from around 30 UK Universities and will be an epic first season! With over 70 players joined, it's a great chance for guys and girls to get involved in a nationwide poker league and really test your skills! Best of all, it's free to join!

The online poker club will have:

- Weekly tournaments (£3.30 buy in with one re-buy and one add on) contributing to a league season of 15 tournaments, with a prize for the winning player and the society that they belong to!

- A 24/7 practice table where you can go with your rivals/fellow UK poker society members to practice for the big tourneys without spending a penny!

- A 24/7 Low Stakes table where you can go with your rivals/fellow UK poker society members to win some money!

- Students keep whatever they win at the tournaments and with a potential 50 universities involved, prize pots are going to be massive!

 

Rewards

Here you can have a look at the custom merchandise I have put on offer as rewards!

UKUPL Custom T-Shirt Red

UKUPL Custom T-Shirt White

 

UKUPL Custom Cap

 

The Future of the UKUPL

The UKUPL all depends on this vital first season so lets make it a good one and get as many people involved as possible! I have some fantastic plans for the future! These will involve:

Live Venue Poker

We eventually want to be having as much live poker involved in the UKUPL as possible! Hosting live "grand final tournaments" at specialised poker venues around the UK! We've already had a casino chain contact us regarding an end of the season tournament! More details to follow!

Bigger Prizes

As we build up the player base I will be able to offer bigger and better prizes! I'm thinking large cash sums, holidays and even entry fees paid into proffessional poker tourneys!

Society Sponsorship

Again as we build the player base I will look into putting money back into student societies. Being a student myself I know how hard it is to run a society on a miniscule budget, so I have made it my mission to devote some investment into you guys!

 

Links

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Money Isn't Everything

Even if you can't afford to help out financially, please share this page with people who can!

 

Thank you!

 

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For £10, your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And you will get a £2 discount on your buy in!

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For £15, your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And you will get a £7.50 discount on your buy in!

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For £22, your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And because your premium, we will take care of the £15 buy in too

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Pledge £25 or more

For £25 you will receive a custom-made limited edition UKUPL T-shirt + your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And you will get a £2 discount on your buy in!

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Pledge £25 or more

For £25 you will receive a custom-made limited edition UKUPL Cap + your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And you will get a £3.50 discount on your buy in!

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Pledge £50 or more

For £50, we will name the third place trophy after you! Plus your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And because your premium and very generous, we will take care of the £15 buy in too.

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Pledge £65 or more

For £65, we will name the second place trophy after you! Your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And because your premium, we will take care of the £15 buy in too! You will also receive a custom-made limited edition UKUPL Cap!

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Pledge £90 or more

For £90, we will name the first place trophy after you! Your place at the tournament is guaranteed! Not only that but you will be one of the VIP's who get to come to the tournament "early doors" before the rest of the players, where there will be free drinks! And because your premium, we will take care of the £15 buy in too! You will also receive a custom-made limited edition UKUPL Cap!

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