POY Sigua coming to Lucky Derby

The Cardroom’s 2012 Player of the Year is coming to the Lucky Derby on Aug. 18 for the Rellie Sigua Player of the Year Bounty Poker Tournament. This is the third year the Derby has sponsored a tournament featuring the Player of the Year, and last year’s event was the biggest tournament they’ve ever held.

Make the trip to Citrus Heights and take on Northern California’s top player and you may take home the $100 bounty on his head. In addition to the POY bounty, participants will also receive $10 for every player they eliminate.

Tournament begins at 4:00 p.m. and has a $60 buy-in for 10,000 in starting chips. As part of this event they’re gathering back-to-school supplies to be donated to a local school. For every item you bring you will receive an extra 1,000 in chips (5 items max for 5,000 chips).

Sigua says he’s looking forward to the event and the chance to take on the top players in the Sacramento area as well as the rest of Northern California.

If you’re ready to get your pong balls wet, then the Derby’s annual Beer Pong & Poker Tournament is for you. It will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m. and feature a $60 buy-in per person with teams of two people each. Your entry fee gets you into the double-elimination beer pong tournament plus the poker tournament, and they’ll even feed you a barbecue lunch with refreshments. (Entrants will not be required to drink any alcohol. Cups in the beer pong event will be filled with water.)

The Derby is also holding a $100 buy-in Mega Deep Stack Poker Tournament on Saturday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. Players will start with 10,000 chips, but can increase that to 15,000 with an optional $5 staff appreciation fee. Re-entries will be permitted up to the first break.

The Double Down $20 into $1,500 Blackjack Tournament will be held in August. The first day will be Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 7:00 p.m. with five more days to qualify for Day 2. First place is guaranteed $1,500.

The Derby’s Labor Day Poker Tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 3 at 3:00 p.m. Your $40 buy-in gets you 5,000 in chips with an extra 2,000 chips available for a $5 staff appreciation fee.

They are also bringing back the Turn $30 into $2,500 No Limit Poker Tournament. There will be six Day 1 opportunities to enter at $30 each on Sept. 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 13 at 6:00 p.m. On each of those Day 1s they will play down to 15 players or 25% of the field. If you qualify on more than one Day 1 you bring your biggest stack to Day 2 which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5:00 p.m. the Derby is holding the “Wanna Felt Me” Mega Deep Stack No Limit Poker Tournament. For a $100 buy-in you receive 10,000 chips with 5,000 more available for a $5 staff appreciation fee.