In the wake of the world’s International Women’s Day celebrations, a special Women In Poker Bounty Tournament is set to be held on the ClubWPT platform. The tournament will be played on Sunday March 13 at 6 pm Eastern Time and will distribute $9,000 in cash prizes and WPT Prime Passports.
The winner of the tournament will receive a $1,000 WPT Prime Passport, which can be used to play in new WPT live events, the first stops of which will be in Vietnam, Cambodia and Taiwan. If Asia is in your travel plans, you now have a new reason to play the tournament!
In addition, as you can see in the image above, the World Poker Tour has partnered up with four wonderful organizations that promote the inclusion of women in the poker industry. Each of those organizations will have a designated bounty player and whoever eliminates them will also receive a $1,000 WPT Prime Passport.
There will be a total of seven featured bounties in the tournament, including:
- Katie Stone from LearnWPT / ClubWPT Username: KatieStone
- Kim Lepa from Poker League of Nations / Username: PokerKarma96
- Kyna England from Poker Power / Username: KynaCool
- Linda Johnson from Card Player Cruises / Username: ILovePoker
- Lupe Soto from Ladies International Poker Series / Username: PokerLupe
- Lynn Gilmartin from World Poker Tour / Username: LynnGilmartin
- Terry Hatcher from Women’s Poker Association / Username: hatcherhomes
An extra $1,000 in cash prizes will also be awarded to the top tournament finishers. The tournament will also be livestreamed with Lynn Gilmartin as commentator with these special guests: Linda Johnson, Natalie Hof, Katie Stone, Lupe Soto, Erin Lydon, Xuan Liu, Jamie Kerstetter, Tara Windsor-Smith and Jacqueline Marchan.
- Date: Sunday March 13, 2022
- Time: 6:00 PM ET
- Eligibility: VIP & Diamond – and logged in physically playing from a prize eligible location
- Game: No-Limit Texas Hold’em
- Buy-In: 500 TP’s
- Lobby Name: $9,000 WIP Bounty Tournament under VIP tournaments tab
- Registration: Opens 1 hour prior to the start of the event
The top 20 finishers in the tournament will also receive cash prizes, as follows:
- $1,000 WPT Prime Passport + $200
- to 20th place $20
Save the date and have fun playing the Women In Poker Bounty Tournament this Sunday! It’s a great opportunity for all women to learn the game and play in a super-fun tournament online. Poker needs more women at the tables, and this is an excellent idea to help bring new women players to the game!
Top Women in Poker Organizations Join Forces
Here’s some more information about those four great aforementioned leading women in poker advocacy organizations that the WPT has partnered up with in the wake of International Women’s Day for this fantastic promotion:
Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS)
It’s a global female community supporting and celebrating all women in poker. In the words of their founder Lupe Soto: “Ladies International Poker Series is the first poker tour established for women and expands the game of poker through live and online events across the United States.”
Poker League of Nations (PLoN)
It’s an international organization that actively increases the participation of women in poker through special events, staking opportunities, and its community.
As per Lena Evans, CEO and founder of PLoN: “Our community welcomes all who are aligned with our goal of empowering women through the game of poker. We aim to make women more confident in all facets of life through honing the skills necessary to be successful at the poker table.”
It focuses on the connection between the valuable lessons that are present in the game of poker and real-life application of those lessons.
Erin Lydon, GM of Poker Power, said: “Our organizations share a commitment to bring more women to the table and to empower them with game-changing skills. The power of poker is that by playing a game of strategy, we learn to master the game of leadership. As more women learn and play, the impact will be transformational for generations to come. It’s time to stop playing not to lose and start playing to win.”
Women’s Poker Association (WPA)
The WPA is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that works tirelessly to empower, elevate, and educate women in poker.
Said Tara Windsor-Smith, Vice President of WPA: “It’s crucial that women, at any stage of their poker journey, always feel welcomed and supported, plus know what resources are available to them within the poker community. Through strategic and thoughtful partnerships within the poker industry and purposeful WPA programs, we continue to bring awareness to women in poker within our industry. This has resulted in positive changes and forward-thinking initiatives which are being recognized and carried out worldwide by poker operators and the poker community. What has been accomplished over the past decade for the recognition and advancement of women in poker, is just amazing! However, the job isn’t finished yet, and the WPA still has a ton more to do.”