Party Prep for the Women's Sunday's Second Birthday
It takes time to prepare for a big party. Details have to be confirmed. The celebration has to be organized. Invitations must be sent. We've been working behind the scenes to do just that.
Someone bring us some cake, please.
That's right. The second birthday of the Women's Sunday is approaching! That big birthday tournament will be held on March 24. It's been an exciting two years for us, as we watched the Women's Sunday mature and gather a unique and close-knit following. It all started in March of 2011 when luzzzy captured the first Women's Sunday title, only to repeat that victory several months later and become the first woman to win it twice.
Last year, we celebrated the Women's Sunday's first birthday with a community chat, lots of freerolls, and a double-guarantee Women's Sunday with double bounties. We had a stellar turnout of 557 women, boosting the prize pool to $27,850.00, and RiusVIP won the top prize of $5,236.13. Quite a birthday, it was!
We are hosting another such tournament this year. The Women's Sunday Birthday Special tournament will take place on March 24 with a $20K guarantee and $100 bounties on the heads of each of the Team Pros in the field. It will be at the usual 14:30 ET time with an hour of late registration.
What about satellites and freerolls, you ask? We have you covered. There will be satellites all week prior to the tournament, at various times of the day and night. And there will be freerolls from Monday through Saturday of the week leading up to the Women's Sunday, offering lots of satellites tickets and even some $55 Women's Sunday seats.
Speaking of pre-party happenings, we are hosting a YouTube party on Saturday, March 23 at 14:00 ET. Using Google Hangout and our PokerStars YouTube channel, the party will feature some of our top Team Pros. Sarah Grant, one of the star interviewers of PokerStars.TV, will host the 30-minute chat, and Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome will join in the fun. We expect visits from several Team PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree, Fatima Moreira de Melo, and Celina Lin. Also celebrating with the crew will be PokerStars writers and players Jen "jenium" Shahade and Katie "hotjenny314" Dozier. Your role will be to log in, watch, and type questions in the "comments" section for the guests.
(Pssst. We will be hosting a $500 freeroll later that day, and the password will be given exclusively to Hangout/YouTube viewers.)
We will offer more details in the coming week. For now, mark the dates. We hope you can join in the Women's Sunday Second Birthday celebration!
For more information on the Women's Sunday, visit this page.
Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.