May 7, 2021 12:30 pm - May 10, 2021 12:00 am Christchurch Casino Poker Room

 2021 New Zealand Poker Championships | 25th – 29th August 2021


25th August – $1650 (1500 + 150) Canterbury Championships –  25k Chips Freeze-out – Start time 12:30PM Blind Schedule

26th August $3000 Main Event Day 1A –  (2800+200) buy in – 35k Chips – Repêchage- Start time 12:30PM Blind Schedule

27th August – $2000 South Island Championships (1800+200) buy in – 30k Chips – 1 Re-entry allowed – Start time 12:30PM Blind Schedule

28th August $3000 Main Event Day 1B –  (2800+200) buy in – 35k Chips – Freeze-out – Start time 12:30PM Blind Schedule

29th August $1100 Big Bounty  (1000+100) buy in – 20k Chips – 1 Re-entry allowed – Start time 12:30PM Blind Schedule

29th August – Main Event Day 2 – 12:30 Blind Schedule

Buy Tickets

You may only buy one seat per tournament per person. Any additional seats sold per event will be refunded. Thank you for understanding.


We have 8 tables for the 2021 New Zealand Poker Championships. All tournaments run 10 players max per table. It is advised you buy your seats promptly.

Main Event info – Day 1A is a Repêchage. This means should you bust out of Day 1A, you can not re-enter into that day. You may buy back into Day 1B should you wish assuming we have seats available. If you buy into day 1A you CANNOT buy into day 1B as well (unless busted). Should you do this, the ticket will be refunded. 10 levels will be played on Day 1A. Should you finish Day 1A we will count chips and re assign seats for Day 2. If you wish to forfeit your stack and retry day 1B then this is permitted. If you finish the 10 levels for day 1A you may not play day 1B.

Day 1B – This is a Freezeout event. 10 levels to be played. All players from day 1A and 1B that survive the first 10 levels will return to play Day 2 on Sunday the 29th. Seats will be randomly drawn at the conclusion of each day. The stacks you finish with are carried through into day 2. Stack sizes are kept within our system and stacks will be remade out on the day. We will endeavour to make sure the stack sizes are correct. However, we encourage you to arrive early and check that your stack size is correct. Should you stack size be incorrect a tournament director will recount and fix the stack. This must be done prior to tournament restart. Once the clock begins, no changes to stacks will be made.

Please Note: While we try to plan and finish tournaments on the day, this is not always the case. Should any tournament fail to finish we will attempt to conclude them on Monday 30th August from 12:30pm. Should multiple tournaments be required we will run these at the same time unless there is a player in multiple events. Should that be the case, the Main Event will be played first, followed by the South Island, Canterbury Championships and the Big Bounty. Should a player be unable or unwilling to play on the Monday, their chip stack will be removed and paid out (if applicable) in the current last position. Christchurch Casino will not be initiating an ICM chop for any tournament. Players are free to make deals, however Christchurch Casino will not be involved.

Seat Sales: Seats will go on sale for anyone that wishes to come into the Casino and purchase their seats on Wednesday 23rd from 12pm. 24 hours (Thursday 24th)  later, seats will go on sale online at 12pm.

Christchurch Casino will be running satellite events for the Main Event and the South Island Championship. Buy Tickets here