Announcing the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule

The weather is warming, trees are coming into leaf, and flowers are budding. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it's nearly spring! With a token nod to nature now out of the way, let's talk about the best part of the season of renewal: the Spring Championship of Online Poker, aka SCOOP.

SCOOP is quite simply the biggest and the best thing in online gaming for poker tournament enthusiasts. Whatever the state of a player's bankroll - modest, stratospheric, or somewhere in between there's a SCOOP event to suit at an appropriate buy-in; low, medium or high.


The medium buy-in is generally about 10 times larger than the low, and the high is about 10 times larger than the medium. SCOOP 2017 will be the most accessible Spring Championship ever, with the lowest buy-ins priced at $5.50 (low), $55 (medium), and $530 (high) .

The full schedule for SCOOP 2017 is listed below, but first here are some interesting facts about this year's Spring Championship:

It's longer: This series runs for an extra week, from April 30 to May 23.
o The extra week is dedicated to SCOOP Event #1,
'phase' tournaments, that promise to be huge. Buy-ins for Event #1 phase tournaments will be $11, $109, and $1,050.
It's the biggest ever: The total series guarantee is more than $55 Million. This is $15,000,000 more than SCOOP 2016, and makes this spring Championship the biggest series in the history of online poker!
It has more choice: SCOOP 2017 features three high roller Events (#15, #26, and #40) with buy-ins ranging from $1,050 all the way up to $25,000.
It has variety: The 'Win the Button' format, first introduced in WCOOP 2016, will be featured in three different Events (#10, #42, and #50)
It's fun: There will be one event using the Progressive 100% Knockout format. These are unusual tournaments, in that the entire buy-in (besides the fee) serves as a bounty on each player. The only way to win money in these tournaments is by eliminating other players. Some will find it a controversial choice for a Championship series, but two things are certain; these tournaments will be unusual and more importantly, FUN!

Now the part for which you've been waiting. I am pleased to present the schedule for the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker:

SCOOP-01 Phase 1 tournaments for Low, Medium, and High30 Apr - 6 May various
SCOOP-02-L: $11 NLHE07-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-02-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE]07-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-02-H: $1,050 NLHE07-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-03-L: $27 NLHE [Progressive KO]07-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-03-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]07-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-03-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO]07-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-04-L: $27 NLHE07-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-04-M: $215 NLHE [Sunday Million SE]07-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-04-H: $2,100 NLHE07-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-05-L: $27 PLO [6-Max]07-MaySunday15:30
SCOOP-05-M: $215 PLO [6-Max]07-MaySunday15:30
SCOOP-05-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max, Sunday Grand SE]07-MaySunday15:30
SCOOP-06-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max]07-MaySunday17:00
SCOOP-06-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max]07-MaySunday17:00
SCOOP-06-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max]07-MaySunday17:00
SCOOP-07-L: $27 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]08-MayMonday11:00
SCOOP-07-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]08-MayMonday11:00
SCOOP-07-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]08-MayMonday11:00
SCOOP-08-L: $5.50+R NLHE08-MayMonday13:30
SCOOP-08-M: $55+R NLHE08-MayMonday13:30
SCOOP-08-H: $530+R NLHE08-MayMonday13:30
SCOOP-09-L: $11 HORSE08-MayMonday15:00
SCOOP-09-M: $109 HORSE08-MayMonday15:00
SCOOP-09-H: $1,050 HORSE08-MayMonday15:00
SCOOP-10-L: $27 NLHE [Win the Button]08-MayMonday16:30
SCOOP-10-M: $215 NLHE [Win the Button]08-MayMonday16:30
SCOOP-10-H: $2,100 NLHE [Win the Button]08-MayMonday16:30
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]09-MayTuesday11:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]09-MayTuesday11:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]09-MayTuesday11:00
SCOOP-11-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max]09-MayTuesday12:00
SCOOP-11-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max]09-MayTuesday12:00
SCOOP-11-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max]09-MayTuesday12:00
SCOOP-12-L: $11 NLHE09-MayTuesday13:30
SCOOP-12-M: $109 NLHE09-MayTuesday13:30
SCOOP-12-H: $1,050 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE]09-MayTuesday13:30
SCOOP-13-L: $5.50 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO]09-MayTuesday17:00
SCOOP-13-M: $55 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO]09-MayTuesday17:00
SCOOP-13-H: $530 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO]09-MayTuesday17:00
SCOOP-14-L: $27 Razz10-MayWednesday11:00
SCOOP-14-M: $215 Razz10-MayWednesday11:00
SCOOP-14-H: $2,100 Razz10-MayWednesday11:00
SCOOP-15-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]10-MayWednesday13:30
SCOOP-15-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]10-MayWednesday13:30
SCOOP-15-H: $25,000 [8-Max, High Roller]10-MayWednesday13:30
SCOOP-16-L: $11 PLO8 [6-Max]10-MayWednesday16:00
SCOOP-16-M: $109 PLO8 [6-Max]10-MayWednesday16:00
SCOOP-16-H: $1,050 PLO8 [6-Max]10-MayWednesday16:00
SCOOP-17-L: $11 NLHE10-MayWednesday17:00
SCOOP-17-M: $109 NLHE10-MayWednesday17:00
SCOOP-17-H: $1,050 NLHE10-MayWednesday17:00
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]11-MayThursday11:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]11-MayThursday11:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]11-MayThursday11:00
SCOOP-18-L: $27 FL Triple Draw 2-711-MayThursday12:00
SCOOP-18-M: $215 FL Triple Draw 2-711-MayThursday12:00
SCOOP-18-H: $2,100 FL Triple Draw 2-711-MayThursday12:00
SCOOP-19-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO]11-MayThursday13:30
SCOOP-19-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO]11-MayThursday13:30
SCOOP-19-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]11-MayThursday13:30
SCOOP-20-L: $27 PLO [Heads-Up]11-MayThursday15:30
SCOOP-20-M: $215 PLO [Heads-Up]11-MayThursday15:30
SCOOP-20-H: $2,100 PLO [Heads-Up]11-MayThursday15:30
SCOOP-21-L: $11 FL Badugi12-MayFriday11:30
SCOOP-21-M: $109 FL Badugi12-MayFriday11:30
SCOOP-21-H: $1,050 FL Badugi12-MayFriday11:30
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]12-MayFriday13:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]12-MayFriday13:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]12-MayFriday13:00
SCOOP-22-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max]12-MayFriday14:30
SCOOP-22-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max]12-MayFriday14:30
SCOOP-22-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max]12-MayFriday14:30
SCOOP-23-L: $27 NLHE [6-Max, Zoom]12-MayFriday16:00
SCOOP-23-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Zoom]12-MayFriday16:00
SCOOP-23-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Zoom]12-MayFriday16:00
SCOOP-24-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]13-MaySaturday09:00
SCOOP-24-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]13-MaySaturday09:00
SCOOP-24-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]13-MaySaturday09:00
SCOOP-25-L: $27 8-Game13-MaySaturday11:00
SCOOP-25-M: $215 8-Game13-MaySaturday11:00
SCOOP-25-H: $2,100 8-Game13-MaySaturday11:00
SCOOP-26-L: $215 NLHE [Heads-Up, High Roller]13-MaySaturday13:30
SCOOP-26-M: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up, High Roller]13-MaySaturday13:30
SCOOP-26-H: $25,000 NLHE [Heads-Up, High Roller]13-MaySaturday13:30
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]13-MaySaturday14:30
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]13-MaySaturday14:30
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]13-MaySaturday14:30
SCOOP-27-L: $11 NLO8 [8-Max]13-MaySaturday16:30
SCOOP-27-M: $109 NLO8 [8-Max]13-MaySaturday16:30
SCOOP-27-H: $1,050 NLO8 [8-Max]13-MaySaturday16:30
SCOOP-28-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO]14-MaySunday05:00
SCOOP-28-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO]14-MaySunday05:00
SCOOP-28-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO]14-MaySunday05:00
SCOOP-29-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max]14-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-29-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE]14-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-29-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max]14-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-30-L: $27 NLHE [6-Max]14-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-30-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]14-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-30-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max]14-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-31-L: $27 NLHE14-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-31-M: $215 NLHE [Sunday Million SE]14-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-31-H: $2,100 NLHE14-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-32-L: $11 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]14-MaySunday16:30
SCOOP-32-M: $109 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]14-MaySunday16:30
SCOOP-32-H, $1,050 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]14-MaySunday16:30
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]14-MaySunday18:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]14-MaySunday18:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]14-MaySunday18:00
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]15-MayMonday11:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]15-MayMonday11:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]15-MayMonday11:00
SCOOP-33-L: $27 FLHE [6-Max]15-MayMonday12:30
SCOOP-33-M: $215 FLHE [6-Max]15-MayMonday12:30
SCOOP-33-H: $2,100 FLHE [6-Max]15-MayMonday12:30
SCOOP-34-L: $27 NLHE [4-Max]15-MayMonday14:00
SCOOP-34-M: $215 NLHE [4-Max]15-MayMonday14:00
SCOOP-34-H: $2,100 NLHE [4-Max]15-MayMonday14:00
SCOOP-35-L: $5.50 NLHE [Bubble Rush]15-MayMonday16:30
SCOOP-35-M: $55 NLHE [Bubble Rush]15-MayMonday16:30
SCOOP-35-H: $530 NLHE [Bubble Rush]15-MayMonday16:30
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]16-MayTuesday11:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]16-MayTuesday11:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]16-MayTuesday11:00
SCOOP-36-L: $11 PLO8 [8-Max]16-MayTuesday12:00
SCOOP-36-M: $109 PLO8 [8-Max]16-MayTuesday12:00
SCOOP-36-H: $1,050 PLO8 [8-Max]16-MayTuesday12:00
SCOOP-37-L: $27 NLHE16-MayTuesday14:00
SCOOP-37-M: $215 NLHE16-MayTuesday14:00
SCOOP-37-H: $2,100 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE]16-MayTuesday14:00
SCOOP-38-L: $11 Stud816-MayTuesday16:00
SCOOP-38-M: $109 Stud816-MayTuesday16:00
SCOOP-38-H: $1,050 Stud816-MayTuesday16:00
SCOOP-39-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive 100% KO]17-MayWednesday11:00
SCOOP-39-M: $109 [Progressive 100% KO]17-MayWednesday11:00
SCOOP-39-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive 100% KO]17-MayWednesday11:00
SCOOP-40-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]17-MayWednesday13:30
SCOOP-40-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]17-MayWednesday13:30
SCOOP-40-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]17-MayWednesday13:30
SCOOP-41-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max]17-MayWednesday15:00
SCOOP-41-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max]17-MayWednesday15:00
SCOOP-41-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max]17-MayWednesday15:00
SCOOP-42-L: $5.50 NLO [8-Max, Win the Button]17-MayWednesday16:30
SCOOP-42-M: $55 NLO [8-Max, Win the Button]17-MayWednesday16:30
SCOOP-42-H: $530 NLO [8-Max, Win the Button]17-MayWednesday16:30
SCOOP-43-L: $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stacks]18-MayThursday11:00
SCOOP-43-M: $55 NLHE [Deep Stacks]18-MayThursday11:00
SCOOP-43-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks]18-MayThursday11:00
SCOOP-44-L: $27 NLHE [Progressive KO]18-MayThursday14:00
SCOOP-44-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO]18-MayThursday14:00
SCOOP-44-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]18-MayThursday14:00
SCOOP-45-L: $11 NL 5-Card Draw18-MayThursday15:00
SCOOP-45-M: $109 NL 5-Card Draw18-MayThursday15:00
SCOOP-45-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw18-MayThursday15:00
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]18-MayThursday16:30
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]18-MayThursday16:30
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]18-MayThursday16:30
SCOOP-46-L: $11+R NLHE19-MayFriday11:30
SCOOP-46-M: $109+R NLHE19-MayFriday11:30
SCOOP-46-H: $1,050+R NLHE19-MayFriday11:30
SCOOP-47-L: $27 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout]19-MayFriday14:30
SCOOP-47-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout]19-MayFriday14:30
SCOOP-47-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout]19-MayFriday14:30
SCOOP-48-L: $11 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max,Turbo, Zoom]19-MayFriday16:00
SCOOP-48-M: $109 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom]19-MayFriday16:00
SCOOP-48-H: $1,050 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom]19-MayFriday16:00
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]19-MayFriday17:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]19-MayFriday17:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]19-MayFriday17:00
SCOOP-49-L: $27 NLHE [6-Max]20-MaySaturday10:30
SCOOP-49-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max]20-MaySaturday10:30
SCOOP-49-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max]20-MaySaturday10:30
SCOOP-50-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Win the Button]20-MaySaturday12:00
SCOOP-50-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Win the Button]20-MaySaturday12:00
SCOOP-50-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Win the Button]20-MaySaturday12:00
SCOOP-51-L: $27 NLO8 [6-Max]20-MaySaturday13:30
SCOOP-51-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max]20-MaySaturday13:30
SCOOP-51-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max]20-MaySaturday13:30
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 1]20-MaySaturday15:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Phase 1]20-MaySaturday15:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 1]20-MaySaturday15:00
SCOOP-52-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw20-MaySaturday16:00
SCOOP-52-M: $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw20-MaySaturday16:00
SCOOP-52-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw20-MaySaturday16:00
SCOOP-53-L: $5.50 PLO [6-Max]21-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-53-M: $55 PLO [6-Max]21-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-53-H: $530 PLO [6-Max]21-MaySunday08:00
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Turbo, FINAL Phase 1]21-MaySunday09:00
SCOOP-01-M: $109 NLHE [Turbo, FINAL Phase 1]21-MaySunday09:00
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, FINAL Phase 1]21-MaySunday09:00
SCOOP-54-L: $27 NLHE [8-Max]21-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-54-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]21-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-54-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max]21-MaySunday11:00
SCOOP-01-L: $11 NLHE [Phase 2]21-MaySunday12:30
SCOOP-01-M: $109 [Phase 2]21-MaySunday12:30
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 2]21-MaySunday12:30
SCOOP-55-L: $109 NLHE [Main Event]21-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-55-M: $1,050 NLHE [Main Event]21-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-55-H: $10,300 NLHE [Main Event]21-MaySunday14:00
SCOOP-56-L: $11 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO]21-MaySunday17:00
SCOOP-56-M: $109 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO]21-MaySunday17:00
SCOOP-56-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo], Progressive KO]21-MaySunday17:00
SCOOP-57-L: $11 [Players' Choice]22-MayMonday14:00
SCOOP-57-M: $109 [Players' Choice]22-MayMonday14:00
SCOOP-57-H: $1,050 [Players' Choice]22-MayMonday14:00

Mike Jones
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