Biggest UK Ladies Event to take place at Goliath
Sunday 22nd July, 2018

Biggest UK Ladies Event to take place at Goliath

By Mad Harper

A brand new tournament is taking place at this year’s Goliath at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry – with the first ever Grosvenor UK Women’s Poker Championship. The £50 + £8 buy-in tournament takes place next Sunday (July 29) and will be hosted by Grosvenor Ambassador Katie Swift.

In addition to the hefty guarantee, Grosvenor is also awarding a Goliath Main Event ticket to both the winner and unfortunate bubble girl, along with a real money online ticket for all finalists. The final table will be streamed live from the feature table, courtesy of Cardroom Direct.

This year’s Goliath is set to break all records with more than 6,500 players expected to compete in the Main Event. This will be the 11th year that Goliath is taking place at Casino Coventry in the Ricoh Arena. The £100 + £25 Main Event, which starts next Saturday, is the largest live poker tournament outside of the USA and comes with a £100,000 guarantee.

Main Event Travel Special Offer

We’re celebrating this year’s Goliath with a great discount on double or twin rooms at the Royal Court Hotel with special two-night packages from August 3-5. Packages are available as “hotel only” or with buy-in included. The beautiful Grade II listed hotel is set in stunning gardens and features a fully equipped gym, pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room – perfect for winding down after a hard day at the poker tables. A twin or double room at the Royal Court Hotel will cost just £150.

As well as the Goliath Main Event, there are numerous other tournaments on the schedule. Elliott Marais won the 2017 Goliath Main Event for a career-best cash of £85,760, with a total of 682 players finishing in the money and getting a share of the staggering £638,500 prize pool.

Goliath history:

2017: 6,385 entries, winner Elliott Marais, £85,760
2016: 5,232 entries, winner Vamshi Vandanapu, £62,750
2015: 4,210 entries, winner Miikka Toikka, £70,800
2014: 3,394 entries, winner Ryan Foster, £62320
2013: 2,568 entries, winner Jake Skidmore, £29,690

As the Official Travel Partner for the GUKPT and Goliath, we have secured several special offers on double or twin rooms at the Royal Court Hotel. Check out our Special Offers page for full details.

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