The inaugural UK Team Challenge is in full swing over at partypoker with 173 teams vying for a slice of the £35,000 prize pool.
Each team must earn at least 250,000 chips by playing in the $5.50 and $22 buy-in Daily UK Majors at partypoker if they are to earn a place in the live final, which is hosted at Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) in Nottingham on the weekend of October 10-11. To date, 94 teams have earned enough chips to see them progress to the final, but none of them have accumulated more than the awesomely named The Ninja Turtles.
Made up of a quartet of players, DoobieFish, hittheshowers, VanH3Lzing and Fugliee, The Ninja Turtles have dominated the UK Team Challenge since the opening day and have so far amassed 3,216,400 chips, and with another 17 days of action we wouldn’t bet against them progressing with more than 4,000,000 chips.
Pushing The Ninja Turtles all the way are the HITSQUAD ALSORANS. Rosjim1, pred888, EBBERDON47 and andrew111226 have ran good and played better and currently sit in second place with 3,076,200 chips between them, the only other team to break through the 3,000,000 chip barrier.
partypoker UK Team Challenge Top 10 (September 14, 2015)
|1||The Ninja Turtles||3,216,000|
|6||Herd of Donkeys||1,994,400|
|8||The donkey hunters||1,931,200|
Nitsandnatter Leads the Star Player Race
In addition to teams accumulating chips, there is a Star Player leaderboard that rewards the top 20 chip earners with either a £2,200 World Poker Tour UK seat – the Star Player – and those finishing in positions 2-10 with a $109 ticket for the next Grand Prix Million.
Below are the front runners in this race:
|3||DoobieFish||The Ninja Turtles||1,108,400|
|6||pokerskillz1983||The donkey hunters||866,600|
|8||hittheshowers||The Ninja Turtles||837,400|
Qualify for the PokerNews Cup For Free!
While it is no longer possible to register your team for the UK Team Challenge, you still have the chance of winning a package to the 2015 PokerNews Cup for free thanks to PokerNews and partypoker.
Everyone who downloads or who has downloaded partypoker via PokerNews links and made a deposit using our bonus codes is eligible so long as they have deposited at least $25 into their partypoker account during 2015.
If this describes you, you can enter all four of the special freerolls that take place at 8:00 p.m. CET on September 16, September 30, October 14 and October 28 where the winner of each is awarded a €1,100 PokerNews Cup package.
Each package awards its winner:
- €250 buy-in to the PokerNews Cup Main Event
- €400 paid into your partypoker account for flights and spending money
- Three-nights accommodation at the King’s hotel
When the PokerNews Cup ran in February 2015, the €200,000 guarantee was smashed and Germany’s Christian Krupp walked away with €57,473. Will it be you who is crowned champion this time around?