Bath Poker Showdown

A project by: Bath Poker Showdown



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This project received pledges on Wed 22 Jan 2020
Bath Spa University Vs University of Bath Poker Tournament

A short summary of the project

We have decided to package and present an inter-university poker tournament between Bath Spa University and the University of Bath. We aim to have a final winner as well as being able to award a winning university. We need sponsorship money to help make the event the best it can be.

Who are we?

We are a team of 3rd year Festivals and Events students, putting on a poker tournament as part of our course.

The Team

Ross Evans = 3rd year Business and Management Student from Bournemouth.

Matt Gerrard = 3rd year Business and Management Student from Bristol.

Daniel Hall = 3rd year Business and Management Student from Colchester.

Your story

Poker is a game of skill and intelligence; what game would be more perfect for both Bath-based Universities to battle it out for the best-of-the-best?

Our course assignment is to simply put on an event, the rest was up to our imagination. We had pre-conceived connections with the Bath Spa Poker Society so decided to get in contact with them. We knew poker was what we wanted to do, but we wanted something different, not just a normal poker tournament but something that hadn't been done before. Upon speaking with the society, it was decided that a battle of Universities was the way forward, with ultimate bragging rights in the city up for grabs.

For us, we need to put on the best, most successful event we can. We have the great idea, the event is planned but we need monetary donations to push it above and beyond. This will not only help us achieve the best grade we can but will enhance the poker experience for both the tournament players and the spectators.

Each University has submitted 20 of their best poker players, all of which receive a personal invite to play in the tournament. Spectators are allowed at our event so feel free to come and support your University - ticket price is £2 on the door which the proceeds used to cover the costs of the event. 

We have rented out two rooms in Main House, Bath Spa University, to hold the event. The main study room will hold the tournament and then East Wing Coffee House will be home to our bar.

Where will the money go?

With our event we are not aiming to make any profits, we only wish to cover our costs. We have tried to keep costs as low as possible to ensure the ticket prices for both the tournament players and spectators are as attractive as possible. But, this means we do not have much to spend on dressing our venue to help fabricate a luxury casino Royale-esque theme. 

Our costs:

Venue and Catering  - £150

Winner's Trophy - £20

Event Staffing - £150

Printing costs - £10

Any extra funds will be put towards decoration costs.


For every donation of £3 or more you will receive a free spectator ticket for the tournament.

For a donation of £5, patrons will receive a free ticket to spectate the tournament as well as being listed on our patrons board at the event.

If you would like to donate £15 or more you will receive a free ticket to the event as well as a shout out on our social media to recognize your efforts in helping us greatly!

Find us here

Follow us on Instagram to get regular event updates and pictures of the event on the night! - @bathpokershowdown

Help us succeed!

If you can't donate towards our event, even a share on Facebook or mentioning our event to any friends that may be interested in spectating would be a massive help in order to raise as much as possible which can therefore be donated.

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