The PCA is about to get a lot prettier. It's also about to experience the wrath of some of the best female poker players in the world. In both cases, it sounds like an improvement.
PokerStars has announced that the 2010 PCA will include a Ladies Weekend and satellites are already underway. For as little as $2.20, ladies can win packages worth up to $3,500. That package gets a female player three nights at Atlantis, $900 toward travel expenses, and a $250 spa voucher. The package also gives qualifiers a free $250 entry into the Ladies Poker Boot Camp hosted by the likes of Vanessa Rousso, Victoria Coren, and Katja Thater. Finally, qualifiers will get an entry into the $1,000 ladies event on January 9.
That event also happens to be the final event of the High Heels Poker Tour season. PokerStars sponsors the group aimed at giving women of all ages the opportunity to expand their skills at the poker table.
The PCA Ladies Weekend comes on the high heels of Ladies Night at EPT London, an event that was an unqualified success and filled a ton of tables with the best women in European Poker. Poland's Dagmara Aleksandrowicz won the event for £7,500 that saw the likes of Vicky Coren, Melissa Hayden. Veronica Dabul, Michelle Orpe, Celina Lin, and Marion Nedellec in the field.
Satellites for the PCA Ladies Weekend can be found in the PokerStars tournament lobby under "Events" and "PCA", or by typing "PCA Ladies Weekend" into the event filter. You can also buy-in directly to the grand final for $1,250 + $100, or turn up on the day of the event to do the same.
For more information on the PCA, go the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure home page.
We'll see you in the Caribbean.