The 2018 Summer Championship Series at Turlock Poker Room & Casino runs from Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 20. The 10 tournaments culminate in a Main Event with a $1,100 buy-in and a $100,000 guarantee.
Event 1 on May 10 starts at 4 p.m. with a $150 buy-in no-limit Hold’em bounty tournament. Stacks are 10,000, levels are 20 minutes, bounties are $25 and unlimited re-entries are allowed for six levels.
Event 2 is Friday at noon, with a $150 buy-in for no-limit Hold’em. Stacks are 15,000, levels are 30 minutes, and re-entries are unlimited through four levels. Event 3 the next day at noon has all the same specifications, except the buy-in is $200.
Event 4 on May 13 also has a noon start time. This $125 no-limit Hold’em tournament has stacks of 10,000 and 20-minute levels, plus re-entries for six levels. Event 5 is Monday at 4 p.m.is the same as Event 4, only the buy-in is $100. Event 6 follows a similar format the next day, but the $125 buy-in features $25 bounties.
Event 7 on Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. is limit Omaha 8-or-better with a $125 buy-in, stacks of 12,000, 20-minute levels, and no re-entries (although registration remains open for six levels). Event 8 begins later that day at 6 p.m. and is a $115 50/50 no-limit Hold’em bounty tournament. Stacks of 10,000, 20-minute levels, and $50 bounties are featured here. Event 9, on Thursday at 4 p.m., has the same $150 buy-in, $25 bounties, and other details as Event 1.
Day 1A of the Main Event begins Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The buy-in for this $100,000 guaranteed event is $1,100 and it will have 40-minute levels, 25,000 starting chips, and unlimited re-entries through 10 levels. Day 1B is Saturday at 11 a.m. and Day 2 is Sunday at 11 a.m.
Satellites to the Main Event are already running. Fridays at 5 p.m. are an $85 buy-in tournament with $20 bounties that will award one seat the Main Event. Sundays at 4:30 p.m. they have $125 tournaments that will award a Main Event Seat for every 10 entries.