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Ninja Turtles the Team To Catch in the UK Team Challenge

UK Team Challenge


  • £35,000 to play for in the live final at Dusk Till Dawn

  • nitsandnatter on course for a £2,200 World Poker Tour UK seat for being the Star Player

  • Win your way to the PokerNews Cup for free!

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)

PlaceTeamTotal Chips
1The Ninja Turtles3,216,000
4Team Kick-Ass2,249,800
5IRONMAN 3+12,117,400
6Herd of Donkeys1,994,400
7Quad Kings1,971,400
8The donkey hunters1,931,200
9BLONDE TAMM1,766,400
10BRS Sprawlers1,722,200

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:

2richkingIRONMAN 3+11,164,600
3DoobieFishThe Ninja Turtles1,108,400
4mrdoovdeTeam Kick-Ass1,080,800
6pokerskillz1983The donkey hunters866,600
7csceramicUK destroyers865,200
8hittheshowersThe Ninja Turtles837,400
9rosjim1HITSQUAD ALSORANS829,200
10stujones7Quad Kings762,200

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?

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