The Dublin stop of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) has been cancelled because of “unforeseen circumstances”, according to a message on the tour’s official website.
The May 6 to 13 fifth leg of the GUKPT – which was to be held at the Irish capital city’s Regency Airport Hotel – has left organisers “very disappointed”, although there is still a chance that a new date might be found for a stop on the Emerald Isle later this season.
Grosvenor Casinos head of poker Russell Tamplin said: “We are very disappointed that this new leg of the popular GUKPT has been called off. We have been trying to resolve the issues, but now know that they cannot be settled in time for the May dates.”
However, as some players will have already qualified online for the Dublin leg, the GUKPT have decided that they “will have the opportunity to play in a different leg” of the tour.
Dublin Qualifiers Offered Refund
These disappointed players should also note that they can exchange their GUKPT Dublin package for an event of equivalent value or take the opportunity to accept a cash refund that will be placed in their account.
With the Dublin event cancelled, the fifth stop on this year’s tour will now pull into Belgian town Blankenberge from June 3 to 11. This stop will include a €1,000+€70 No-Limit Hold’em main event that starts on June 7 for the first of two Day 1 streams.
Before then, however, the GUKPT arrives in Stockton-on-Tees – up in north-east England – on Sunday for an eight-day tournament until the 15th. This third leg of the tour is to include a £500+£50 Deep Stack main event from the 13th to the 15th.
Thereafter, the fourth leg arrives in Thanet – in the south-east of England – just a week later for another eight days from April 22 to 29, and is set to include a £500+£50 Six-Max main event that will run from the 27th to the 29th.