Tuesday, Feb 8, 2005 World Poker Exchange Holds First National Intercollegiate Poker Championship
one of the world's fastest growing online poker sites, will host the first annual Intercollegiate Poker Championship encompassing 100 top universities throughout the United States. 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 World Poker Exchange Intercollegiate Poker Championship, the first of its kind, 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 1st Place 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 in poker online games 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."
In Cancun, the finals will be hosted by MTV Real World Las Vegas star Trishelle. She starred in the 2003 Playboy Reality DVD, The Surreal Life and has most recently hosted this years Lingerie Bowl.
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 www.worldpx.com/college, the official site for the championship, where complete rules, regulations, deadlines and a list of participating schools can be found. The first 2,000 registrants will receive a limited edition WorldPX.com t-shirt.
About World Poker Exchange:
The World Poker Exchange (www.worldpx.com) is licensed and regulated according to the laws of Antigua. The multi-player internet poker room has served the online community since the outset of online poker play. Established in spring 2001, World Poker Exchange is one of the world's fastest growing online poker sites.