POINTS AND RULES

Our Points System:

VIEW THE MASTER POINTS HERE

  • WPT will qualify up to 120 players for the quarterly tournament.
  • In order to qualify, a player must gain points in any our weekly events.
  • Venues where players can receive points are:
    • Johnny's on Second
    • Club Habits
    • The Fifth
    • Molly Blooms
    • Paper Moon
    • Fox Hole
    • Club DJ's
    • Bout Time WVC
    • Bout Time Herriman
    • Club 90
    • Kegler Lounge
    • The Point After
    • All Star - West Jordan
    • All Star - Tooele
    • The Break
    • Maxwell's
  • Players receive points for finishing in the top nine places for any main tournament.
  • One point for 9th, eight points for 2nd, etc. Nine points are awarded for taking 1st on any main tournament.
  • At the end of a main tournament, the soul chip leader will receive 1 point for every table in the tournament, in addition to any points the player receives for finishing in the top nine places.
  • Points are adjusted according to the number of players in the tournament. Points are multiplied by 3 for every 30 players in the tournament, by 4 for a 40 player tournament, and so on.)
  • In side games, players receive points for finishing 1st (14 pts) or 2nd (6 pts) in any Hold 'em side game. For Dealer's Choice side games the final four players will earn points, 1st (20 pts), 2nd (15 pts), 3rd (10 pts) and 4th (5 pts.) Side Games are not eligible for 'Double Points' promotions.
  • Points will be recorded and displayed online.
  • Players names must be recorded on the 'Points Sheet' in order to receive points. It's each player's responsibility to write, clearly and legibly, their own name or alias on the points sheet.
  • Names or aliases may be used for points tracking purposes. Names and aliases must comply with these guidelines:
    • Names must include both first and last names -in order to avoid confusion among the thousands of names in the points database.
    • Aliases must also be unique.
    • Aliases may not include vulgarities, in English or otherwise.
    • If one is transitioning from name to alias or visa versa, it must be done in writing. A written note on a points sheet or by email to contact@WasatchPokerTour.com are both acceptable.
  • Points will be recorded over a roughly three month period.
  • If you notice that your name has been misspelled (or your point total does not seem correct), you have two options. First option: get over it and try not to write so damn messy next time. Second option: email me at contact@WasatchPokerTour.com and let me know.
  • Points will be updated about once week.
  • Note: Players with the same point totals will be listed in alphabetical order (by first name) until the final posting.
  • Rules and terms are subject to change at the discretion of WPT, however every effort will be made to inform players of any changes.
  • Good Luck!

Tournament Rules for Wasatch Poker Tour (WPT) Events

The following set of rules constitutes the -house rules- for Wasatch Poker Tour tournaments. WPT has adopted a modified version of TDA rules. Exceptions have been made where the rule in question is simply not practical for bar poker. In all cases not mentioned here, TDA rules will be followed.

  • Floor people are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision making process. Unusual circumstances can dictate that the technical interpretation of the rules can be ignored in the interest of the game. The floor person's decision is final.
  • Tournament play will use a dead button.
  • A player must be at the table by the time all players have complete hands in order to have a live hand. Players must remain at the table if they still have action pending on a hand. Players must be at the table to request -Time.-
  • Once a reasonable amount of time has passed & a -clock- is called for, a player will be given a maximum of (30) thirty seconds to make a decision. If action has not been taken before time expires, there will be a 5-second countdown followed by a declaration to the effect that the hand is dead. If the player has not acted before the declaration, the hand is dead
  • One player to a hand.
  • A penalty may be invoked if a player exposes any card with action pending, throws a card off the table, violates the one-player-to-a-hand rule, or similar incidents occur. Penalties will be invoked for soft play, abuse, disruptive behavior, or cheating.
  • Penalties may include verbal warnings and missed-hand penalties. Tournament staff can assess one-, two-, three- or four-round penalties or disqualification. Repeat infractions are subject to escalating penalties. A player who is disqualified shall have his or her chips removed from play. In some cases a player may be told to leave the venue for the duration of the event and MAY not be allowed in the host venue or at any WPT event in the future. ALL penalties are at the sole discretion of WPT.
  • Players are obligated to protect other players in the tournament at all times. Therefore players, whether in the hand or not, may not:
    • 1. Disclose contents of live or folded hands,
    • 2. Advise or criticize play at any time,
    • 3. Read a hand that hasn't been tabled.
    • The one-player-to-a-hand rule will be enforced. Among other things, this rule prohibits showing a hand to or discussing strategy with another player, spectator, or advisor.
  • Violence and threats of violence will not be tolerated at WPT events. Penalties include expulsion from the tournament, forfeiture of points and prizes, suspensions -short and long term- and outright bans from all WPT events.
  • Deck changes may not be requested by players.
  • English only at the tables.
  • All cards will be turned face up once a player is all in and all action is complete.
  • All cards must be turned face up to be eligible to win.
  • A raise of 50 percent or more of the previous bet but less than the minimum raise, will be required to be completed to a full raise. The raise will be exactly the minimum raise allowed. In no-limit and pot-limit, an all-in bet of less than a full raise does not reopen the betting to a player who has already acted. Putting a single oversized chip into the pot will be considered a call if the player doesn't announce a raise. If a player puts an oversized chip into the pot and says, -Raise,- but doesn't state the amount, the raise will be the maximum allowable up to the denomination of that chip.
  • When time has elapsed in a round and a new round is announced, the new limits apply to the next hand. A hand begins with the first riffle.
  • Players must keep their highest denomination chips visible at all times.
  • Verbal declarations as to the content of a player's hand are not binding; however at WPT's discretion, any player deliberately miscalling his hand may be penalized.
  • No rabbit hunting is allowed.
  • There is no cap on the number of raises in no-limit games. A raise must be at least the size of the previous raise. In limit events, there will be a limit of one bet and four raises even when heads up until the tournament is down to two players. Once the tournament becomes heads-up, there is no bet cap.
  • If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no redress and will not be entitled to his or her money back. An exception would be if a player raised and his or her raise had not been called yet, he or she would be entitled to receive his or her raise back.
  • A dealer cannot kill a winning hand that was turned face up and was obviously the winning hand. Players are encouraged to assist in reading tabled hands if it appears that an error is about to be made.
  • Players are entitled to be informed of the pot size in pot-limit games only. Dealers will not count the pot in limit and no-limit games.
  • When heads up in blind games, the small blind is on the button and acts first. When beginning heads-up play, the button may need to be adjusted to ensure no player takes the big blind consecutively.
  • Dealers will be responsible for calling string raises.
  • At the end of the last round of betting, the player who made the last aggressive betting action in that betting round must show first. If there was not bet, the player to the left of the button shows first, and so on in a clockwise direction. In stud games, the player with the high board must show first. In razz, the lowest board shows first.
  • Action should be in turn. Out of turn action MAY be binding. Repeat offences are subject to penalties.
  • In flop games, exposure of one of the first two cards dealt is a misdeal. Players may be dealt two consecutive cards on the button. In stud-type games, if any of the players' two down cards are exposed due to dealer error it is a misdeal. The dealer may call a misdeal at any time.
  • Side pots will be pushed and split, if necessary, as separate pots.
  • Pots will be split as evenly as possible. Any odd (extra) chips will be given to the high hand in high/low games or the out of position player.