It's never too early to look ahead to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, particularly as the nights begin to draw in, the temperature drops, and sunshine, so recently ever present during the day, now seems nothing more than a distant memory cast in shadow.
The PCA though can solve all of that with winter sunshine for all--or at least the potential for it. For if you succeed at the PCA it typically means you haven't been outside for longer than the time it takes to find coffee--the endless supply of games spread during the festival will keep you upright in your seat rather than prone on the beach.
Among that long list of tournaments is the Women's event, which is on the schedule again for 2015, and remains one of the biggest women-only tournaments on the poker calendar. And once again you can be a part of it for a fraction of the $600 buy-in via qualifying events on PokerStars.
Starting on November 2, you can qualify for the Women's PCA in one of the special satellite tournaments, with a choice on offer of a full package, or seat, plus a variety of expenses options.
Here are the details you'll need:
Sunday November 2, at 14:00 ET $215 qualifier with guaranteed $2,700 Women's PCA package ($600 seat, three nights hotel $876 expenses.)
Sunday November 9, at 14:00 ET $162 qualifier with guaranteed $1,500 Women's PCA Seat Only package ($600 seat + $900 expenses.)
Sunday November 16, at 14:00 ET $109 1R1A qualifier with guaranteed $2,700 Women's PCA package ($600 seat, three nights hotel $876 expenses.)
Sunday November 26, at 14:00 ET $215 qualifier with guaranteed $1,500 Women's PCA Seat Only package ($600 seat + $900 expenses.)
(More satellites will be scheduled in December.)
With the focus on the PCA it does mean that EPT satellites, scheduled on those days, will be paused to make way.
Of course, there is a more direct route to the PCA Women's event and that's to buy-in directly. That'll cost you $600 with the first day starting on January 13, 2015.
For more details about the PCA women's event, and everything about PS Women, check out the webpage. In the meantime, leave room in your bag for a trophy if it "goes well", damp swim wear and tanning lotion if not.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.