World Poker Exchange is busy organizing the first annual Intercollegiate
Poker Championship encompassing 100 top universities throughout the
The championship will begin as an online tournament on February 13, 2005 and culminate on March 10, 2005 during spring break with a live tournament in Cancun, Mexico.
The tourney is an online and offline poker championship that requires no entrance fee and awards as a Grand Prize a $25,000 school scholarship package. The lucky Grand Prize Student Winner will receive a $10,000 cash scholarship, a laptop computer and an all expenses paid 5-day trip to the United Kingdom to compete in the World Poker Exchange London Open in August, 2005.
At the London Open, the "Best College Player in the Country" will receive free entry into this high stakes tournament, worth $10,000, and have the opportunity to share in a minimum prize pot of $2 million while playing against some of the top poker players worldwide.
There will be three phases to the tournament, the first of which occurs online to find the "Best Player on Campus" in which rival schools will be scheduled to compete on the same day. Those winners will then continue on to the second phase where they will compete for "Best Player in the Region."
The six regional prize winners will each receive a laptop computer and a free trip for two to Spring Break in Cancun, where the third and final portion of the championship will be held to determine which student will be crowned "Best College Player in the Country."
The World Poker Exchange will also be awarding to the 321 best student poker players in the country valuable prize packages in a combination of cash scholarships, MP3 players, DVD membership subscriptions, free music download service and major retailer gift cards.
Players must be a U.S. or Canadian resident at least 18 years of age and currently registered at one of the 100 participating colleges. Players can sign up starting February 7, 2005 at http://www.worldpx.com/college, the official site for the championship, where complete rules, regulations, deadlines and a list of participating schools can be found.