ECOAP International Team Championship

2 Day Event - Wed 1st & Thu 2nd August 2018

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European Amateur Poker Championship

2 Day Event - Sat 4th & Sun 5th August 2018

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ECOAP ROE (NLHE/PLO) Championship

1 Day Event - Sun 5th August 2018

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GOLIATH MAIN EVENT

WHEN

26TH JULY - 6TH AUGUST

WHERE

G CASINO, RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY

BUYIN

£125

SATELLITES

GROSVENOR POKER

250000

GUARANTEE

25000

STARTING STACK

40

MINUTE LEVELS

7

DAY ONE'S

WHAT IS GOLIATH ?

 Goliath is the largest live poker tournament outside of Las Vegas.  Brought to you by Grosvenor Casinos, who run the well renowned GUKPT and 25/25 tours in the UK, Goliath runs each year at the G Casino, Coventry.  This year’s Goliath promises to be a giant affair, with an army of poker players preparing to descend on the Ricoh Arena, Coventry and wage war- on the poker felt.  With a £250,000 Guaranteed Goliath Main Event (£100+20 buy-in) headlining 11 days of rip-roaring action, get yourself booked in early to avoid disappointment. Win your seat online for pennies.  The 2016 Event saw 5,232 entries, creating a staggering £523,000 prizepool in the biggest live poker event in Europe.

It’s such a great tournament though, everyone wants to play !!!

VENUE

G Casino, Coventry

Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE

T: 02476 684747

OPENING TIMES

12pm – 6am (Monday – Friday). 24 Hours (Saturday – Sunday)

PARKING

Find us off the A444 where we will be happy to validate your ticket for free parking.

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ONLINE SATELLITES

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  • Daily Step 2’s on the hour
  • Daily Step 3’s- 9pm

QUALIFY FROM JUST 25p

Get yourself into the Super Satellites from a 25p Step 1 and you could turn pence into tens of thousands of pounds.

9pm Super Satellites on Grosvenor Poker

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GOLIATH 2017

The Goliath 2017 Main Event welcomed an epic 6,385 entries, of which 4,022 were unique players. Grosvenor Casinos and its players are yet again the proud owners of the record for the largest live poker tournament outside of Las Vegas – breaking both the record for unique players and overall entries.

The vast numbers involved generated a prize pool of £638,500 – an unbelievable amount of money to play for, particularly for a buy-in of £120 and even more so for the nearly 1,000 qualifiers who won their seat for less! All 4,022 players dreamt of being the last person standing winning the £85,760 first prize. For Scunthorpe Bricklayer Elliott Marais that dream became a reality as he took home the title, comfortably beating his last recorded tournament win of £275. This now gives him the funds to take poker to the next level with plans for 2018 WSOP on the horizon. Elliott, 34, beat runner up and popular Birmingham player Tai Hoang heads up, for the enormous first prize winnings and the coveted trophy. Spectators were kept enthralled as the chip lead changed hands several times during the gruelling heads-up battle.

The final table showcased exactly what the Goliath is about, having fun whilst taking part in a great structured poker event, bringing together players from all walks of life and experiences.
3rd place finisher was Sheffield native and football mad Levan Reid. He held the chip lead coming into Day 3 and ended up taking home £44,630. During the final table Levan’s thoughts were with his two kids and his main aim was to earn enough to take them to Disneyland.

Ex-Marine Paul Morris bowed out in 4th for £31,670, beating his last cash of £2,500.
Robert Shore held his nerve to finish in 5th for £21,900. Recently retired after being made redundant, Robert soon found poker at his local pub and has since played regular small buy-in tournaments at Grosvenor Casino Reading South where he’s immersed himself into the local poker community. This was Robert’s first time at the Goliath and after finishing in 5th for £21,900, we’re sure it won’t be the last!

In 6th place was University of Leicester student Calum Goodwin, who set his eyes on the Goliath after taking part in the UK Student Poker Championship also held at Grosvenor Casino Coventry earlier in the year. Calum plans to use his £15,390 winnings on heading to Las Vegas next summer, soon after his 21st birthday.
Reading was represented for the second time on the final by Oneib Saeed who finished in 7th for £12,005. Oneib was one of the more experienced players on the table with a few big online scores already under his belt.
Portuguese Fabio Liriomiranda finished in 8th for £9,895. Fabio recently moved to London and works as a receptionist in a London hotel.
Completing the final table, Pub Poker player Dean Perry, originally from Somerset but now living in Warrington, finished in 9th for his best result to date of £8,490.
Once again Grosvenor Casinos are blown away by the support of the Goliath over the years, seeing growth of over 20% from last year alone. Not long after the final hand was dealt talk turns to the Goliath 2018 with Grosvenor Casinos’ new goal to surpass the 7,000 mark and attempt to beat the record held by the WSOP for the most entries in to a live poker tournament.

FULL SCHEDULE
Wednesday 25th July
Event: National 25/50 Event Flight A – Online only
Venue: Online on Grosvenorpoker.com
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry period 120 mins
Days: 2 days
Levels on Day 1: 12
Clock: 20min
Blinds start at 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000

Thursday 26th July
Event: National 25/50 Event Flight B
Venue: in club poker and sports room only
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Levels: 12 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: 9.00pm, 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am, finish at 3.45am

Friday 27th July
Event: National 25/50 Event Flight C
Venue: in club poker and sports room only
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Levels: 12 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: 9.00pm, 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am, finish at 3.45am

Saturday 28th July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight A
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 15 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:00pm
Event: £25,000 Redtooth
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £80+15
Guarantee: £25,000
Start time: 12.00pm
Re–entry: 1 Re-entry during late registration
Entry Period: 145 mins (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 30 mins
Blinds start: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 2:00pm then every 120 mins
Event: National 25/50 Event Flight D
Venue: Hall 3 and 5
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Levels: 12 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: 9.00pm, 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am, finish at 3.45am

Sunday 29th July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Vegas 100 & £3,000 Redtooth
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £27+8
Guarantee: Vegas100 Prizes and £3,000
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: No Re-entry
Entry Period: No late registration
Days: 1 day
Clock: 30 mins
Blinds start: 25/50
Starting stack: 15,000
Breaks: First break at 1:00pm, then every 120 mins
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight B
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 15 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:00pm
Event: National 25/50 Final Day
Venue: Hall 5
Start time: 1:00pm
Clock: 40 min
Breaks: First break at 3:15pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 15 mins
Event: Grosvenor UK women’s poker championship (GUKWPC)
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £50+8
Guarantee: £5,000
Start time: 6.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 135 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 6 x 20 min levels then a 30 min clock
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 12,000
Breaks: First break at 9:30pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 100 mins and last for 15 mins
Event: Redtooth Win the Button
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £30+10
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: No re-entries
Entry Period:  135 min late registration (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 20 mins
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break at 9:30pm and then every 120 mins

Monday 30th July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight C
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 15 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:00pm
Event: 4/5/6 Omaha (7 Max)
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £30+8
Start time: 5:30pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 135 min registration (3 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 3 x 40 min then 25 min clock for all levels
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 12,000
Breaks: First break is 7:30pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 100 mins (4 levels)

Tuesday 31st July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight D
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 15 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:00pm
Event: Win the Button
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £30+8
Start time: 5:30pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period:  135 min registration (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 4 x 30 min then 25 min clock for all levels
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break is 7:30pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 100 mins (4 levels). Each break lasts for 15 mins
Wednesday 1st August
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50, £34 for High Roller and £57 SNG
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight E
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 15 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:00pm
Event: European Championship Of Amateur Poker (ECOAP) International Team Championship
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £100+10
Start time: 2:00pm
Re–entry: No re-entries
Entry Period: No late registration
Days: 2 day
Clock: 30 min clock
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 5,000
Breaks: First break at 4:00pm
Event: Tag Team
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £60+16 per team of 2
Start time: 7:00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (4 levels + breaks)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 4 x 30 min clock then 25 min
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break at 9:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 100 mins, Each break lasts for 15 mins.

 

Thursday 2nd August
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50, £34 for High Roller and £57 SNG
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight F
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 15 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. Dinner break will be at the end of level 9, for group A 5:20pm and for group B at 6:20pm, both lasting an hour.
Finish: 11:20pm
Event: European Championship Of Amateur Poker (ECOAP) International Team Championship Day 2
Venue: Hall 5
Start time: 3:00pm
Clock: 25 min clock
Break: First break at 5:05pm
Event: Joker is Wild
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £50+8
Start time: 7:00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (4 levels + breaks)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 4 x 30 min clock then 25 min
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break at 9:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every  100 mins (4 levels). Each break lasts for 15 mins.

Friday 3rd August
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight G
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 15 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. Dinner break will be at the end of level 9, for group A 5:20pm and for group B at 6:20pm, both lasting an hour.
Finish: 11:20pm

Saturday 4th August
Event: Goliath Main Event Day 2
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 11:00am
Clock: 40 min clock
Levels: 15 min levels
Blinds start at: 4,000/8,000/1,000
Breaks: First break at 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 120 mins, Each break lasts for 20 mins. Dinner break will be end of level 9 at 5:40pm.
Finish: 11:00pm
Event: European Amateur Poker Championship (ECOAP) Day 1
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £100+10
Start time: 5.00pm
Re–entry: No re-entry
Entry Period: late registration open till 10pm (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Clock: 45 mins
Starting stack: 15,000
Breaks: First break is 7:15pm
Finish: 2:15am
Event: Super High Roller Day 1
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £300+35
Start time: 7:00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited Re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (3 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Clock: 3 x 40 min clock, then 35 min clock
Starting stack: 25,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Levels: 12 levels played
Breaks: First break is 9:00pm, then every 140 mins, lasting 15 min each.
Finish: 2:45am

Sunday 5th August
Event: Goliath Final Day
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 11:00am
Clock: 40 min clock
Breaks: First break at 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 120 mins, Each break lasts for 15 mins. Dinner break TBC.
Event: Super High Roller Day 2
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 11:30am
Clock: 35 min clock
Breaks: First break at 1:50pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 140 mins, Each break lasts for 15 mins.
Event: European Amateur Poker Championship (ECOAP) Day 2
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 12:00pm
Clock: 45 min clock
Breaks: First break at 3:15pm
Event: European Championship Of Amateur Poker (ECOAP): Round OF Each (NLHE /PLO)
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £50+8
Start time: 12:30pm
Entry Period: Late registration open till 5:45pm (7 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 30 min clock
Starting stack: 15,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Breaks: First break is 3:30pm
Event: Grosvenor UK senior poker championship (GUKSPC) (Over 50)
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £50+8
Start time: 1:00pm
Re-entries: Unlimited Re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 6 x 20 min clock then 25 min clock
Starting stack: 12,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Breaks: First break is 3:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 100 mins and last for 15 mins.
Event: Deep and Steep
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £30+8
Start time: 2:00pm
Re-entries: Unlimited Re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 4 x 30 min clock then 25 min clock
Starting stack: 20,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Breaks: First break is 4:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 100 mins and last for 15 mins.