Friday, June 24, 2011

Three Sponsored Poker Players Finish in the Money at UKIPT Newcastle

Triple Victory for Players at the UKIPT NewcastleThree players sponsored and mentored by finished in the money at the recent Newcastle leg of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). is the original and leading online poker staking site.

With three years’ Badbeat sponsorship under his belt, Tim Slater finished in 5th place, adding £14,050 to his lifetime winnings. Johnathan Gawith took 6th place taking home £11,210, while Ralph Watson picked up £850 for his 59th place – having only under a year of mentorship and training from the poker staking giant.

“We’re delighted that three of our sponsored players finished in the money, with two in the top ten!” said John Conroy, Badbeat Managing Director. “It really demonstrates that our training and mentoring system works for them, not only online but also in the field.”

“The mentoring training made all the difference. It’s world class. You’re part of a team and the ethos of Badbeat and the large presence there pushed me to want to impress my peers,” said Slater. “It wasn’t my first big live tournament -- I’ve played most the UKIPT tour this year -- but it’s a prestigious event and I still felt the nerves kick in with two tables to go. The support from the team helps you believe in yourself.”

Every player receives cutting-edge software tools and a structured development path with advanced learning aides, coupled with the knowledge, expertise and support from a pool of world class mentors and support staff. stakes many professional players, offering them financial backing, mentoring and guidance, so that their game can develop profitably without them risking their own finances. For more information on how to become a sponsored player, please visit:

Next stop for Badbeat sponsored players is the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.