College students can take some time off from hitting the books and hit the poker felt this weekend. The World College Poker (WCP) Fall Brawl is set for Saturday and hosted by PokerStars.
The event is free to all actively enrolled college, university, and vocational students of all poker skill levels. Players have a chance to win some major prizes. The tournament will make use of Stars free-to-play platform, PokerStars.net.
“The success of our first Main Event was phenomenal,” WCP co-founder Craig Tapscott said. “We had an international field represented at the final table. We expect the second annual Fall Brawl to be an exciting battle to the finish.”
World College Poker offers up some big prizes
In July, WCP held its inaugural Main Event Championship with 1,400 students joining in the action. In the end, Hankuk University (Republic of Korea) foreign studies student Jeon Changhyun took the victory.
The prizes for the winner included a $9,000 European Poker Tour package, a Solve for Why training package in Las Vegas, and a personal vacation from PLO Quick Pro.
Players who participate in the Fall Brawl can expect some nice prizes once again: Those include:
- Vacation packages
- Poker training subscriptions
- Mindset training
- Swag and apparel
“We expect the second annual Fall Brawl to be an exciting battle to the finish,” Tapscott said, “with the final two players battling heads-up for the title.”
How to register and what to expect
College players can now sign up for this weekend’s action. All students must be 18 or older and have a valid student ID to participate.
On Dec. 11, the tournament will play down to 16 finalists. Those return on Dec. 12 in heads-up battles to determine the ultimate winner.
Plans for the future
The WCP has already announced plans for more events in 2022. The Global College Championships are next up for the tour in 2022 with a date to be announced soon.
Tapscott has many plans in the coming months and thinks college poker players will be excited to see what’s ahead.
“We do plan to have a college club team event throughout 2022,” he said, “with biweekly events to earn points to the championship team final at the end of 2022.”