University Poker Championship begins

Empire Casino, London

Universities and colleges have consistently produced some fantastic poker players and now there are two terrific free tournaments for students on either side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Life of Sports Inc. has announced the launch of its University Poker Championship (UPC) weekly online freeroll tournaments in both the U.K. and North America. will be providing the tournaments in the U.K. while will be looking out for U.S. and Canadian players.

Players will have a great deal of incentive as North American students will be competing for a top prize that includes a seat into a European Poker Tour Event and one year's paid tuition. Meanwhile in Britain students will get a chance to win their way into the 2008 WSOP in Vegas as well as getting their tuition paid for a year. Both grand prizes include travel expenses.

"We're excited to be involved in this event because it offers students an opportunity to further their education with the free tuition," said PokerStars Spokesperson Carly Sawers.

To make your way to the University Poker Championship all you have to do is take part in the weekly qualifiers on Cake Poker and PokerStars. The top three finishers each week will qualify for the finals in April.

Both tournaments are now under way. You must be a registered student to take part.

Best Poker Sites - Editor`s Pick

Latest Blogs »