APPT Sydney: Last chance to qualify online for APPT Grand Final

The countdown to the 2008 APPT Grand Final is on, with just one week until the first hand is dealt in the battle for the AUD $1 million first prize.

Players have already started arriving in Sydney, Australia for a week of preliminary events before the finale of season two for the record-breaking APPT. With summer less than a week away, the temperature is hovering in the low 80s – just to make you folk in the northern hemisphere jealous!


Beach during the day, poker at night ... where would you rather be than Sydney for the APPT Grand Final.

This week is your last chance to qualify online at PokerStars for the APPT Grand Final. There are 15 packages available to be won, including a direct freeroll on Friday night open to all Australian and New Zealand players.

All times below are in North American ET (PokerStars server time) followed by Australian Eastern Daylight Saving time (Sydney time) in italics.

• Tues 25 Nov 3:00am (Tues 25 Nov 7:00pm) – $475 Last Chance Satellite (eight packages Guaranteed!) – many qualifiers to this satellite are running now
• Tues 25 Nov 7:03am (Tues 25 Nov 11:03pm) – Direct qualifier - $22 with rebuys (one package guaranteed)
• Tues 25 Nov 10:03am (Wed 26 Nov 2.03am) – Direct qualifier $22 with rebuys (one package guaranteed)

Two-Phase Freerolls – Australasia: Phase 1 – Daily at 4.30am (8.30pm); Phase 2 – Sunday 30 November at 4.30am (8.30pm), one package

Direct Freeroll – Open to all Australian and New Zealand players, Friday 28 November at 3.45am (7.45pm), one package. A massive field of 10,000 is anticipated!

VIP Qualifiers – Open to all Australian/New Zealand players SilverStar and above; 1000 FPP buy-in on Wednesday 27 and Saturday 29 November at 4.45am (8.45pm), one package

There are live chances to qualify at Star City Casino this Wednesday at 6.15pm in a $330 buy-in Mega-Satellite. Last week there were more than 300 participants in this event and they awarded about 15 seats! And there will be some more live satellites in the lead-up to the event next week.