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The Crucible Sports and Social Club hosts a weekly No Limits Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament every Friday evening.

Registration is from 6:30pm with the tournament commencing at 7pm.

Tournament Rules

  • Chris Smith has been appointed as Tournament Director by the club and is responsible for ensuring each tournament is run in accordance to the Tournament Rules.
  • Chris may nominate another member to officiate over tournaments in his absence.  The nominated person is fully responsible for ensuring tournaments are run in accordance to the Tournament rules.
  • All monies collected towards the Final Table must be handed to Crucible staff at the end of the evening to be passed to Andy Bolter who will ensure the monies are available for pay-out at Final Table.
  • Crucible staff will call last orders at 11:30 pm.  Tournaments must be completed by 12:00 midnight.  Tournaments may not continue past midnight under any circumstances.
  • If at 11:30 pm the Tournament is still not complete, then blinds are to be raised each hand to ensure the Tournament is complete by midnight.  Under no circumstances are games to continue past midnight.
  • Players must return promptly following intervals during the tournament or miss a hand.  Games must not be held up by players not returning on time.
  • All entrants must pay the full entry fees.  No fee’s paid = no points awarded.
  • Non Crucible members do not qualify for ranking points and cannot qualify for Final Table tournaments.
  • Non Crucible members MUST pay the guest fee to the Crucible as well as entry fees to the tournament.  Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the Tournament.
  • Expired Members do not qualify for ranking points until membership has been renewed.  Points will not be backdated to cover period between expiry and renewal of memberships.
  • BetFred Poker Tournaments are run alongside Crucible Tournaments.  Only current and fully paid up members are eligible to be entered into the BetFred Tournaments.
  • BetFred Rankings are in accordance with the BetFred League and results stand as per BetFred’s rules.  No Crucible member of staff nor the Tournament Director can override the BetFred League to ensure a different outcome.
  • Abusive behaviour (either physical or verbal) will not under any circumstances be tolerated.  This includes abusive or threatening behaviour towards the Crucible staff, Tournament Director or nominated Director, to other Tournament entrants, Crucible members not participating or Guests of the Crucible.  Players found to be behaving untowardly on Crucible premises (including the car park) will be removed from that week’s Tournament and depending on the severity of the behaviour or repeated offences, may face a period of exclusion from further weekly Tournaments or if deemed necessary by the Directors of Crucible Sports, memberships may be revoked and the offending person barred from the premises.
  • The Directors of Crucible Sports Ltd reserve the right to change or cancel any or all weekly Tournaments.

Club Members will also be registered automatically with Betfred Pub Poker and be allocated ranking points in the Betfred Pub Poker Pub Poker Tournament for the chance to enter the highly prestigious £10,000 Betfred Pub Poker Grand Final!

Please note that the ranking points system and season lengths are different between the in-house league and the Betfred league.

Crucible Poker League runs 2 x 6 months seasons each year and points are awarded depending on the number of entrants.

The Betfred League run 2 x 13 week seasons each year and points are awarded as follows:

1st – 100 points

2nd – 90 points

3rd – 80 points

4th – 70 points

5th – 60 points

6th – 50 points

7th – 40 points

8th – 30 points

9th – 20 points

All other eligible entrants each week will receive 10 points.


Click here to download a membership form.

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