Join Team Ireland – Nominate a deserving person to play a dream event in the Bahamas

November 26, 2018

Do you know someone who is pining for a Platinum Pass to the PSPC? Time is running out to win one, but with your nomination that person could be heading to the Bahamas as part of Team Ireland.

The PokerStars Players Championship is all about the players. The clue is in the name.

Continuing that ethos, we want to give away a Pass to someone that the poker community feels deserves to join the guys in the Bahamas.

Nominate someone to join Fintan Gavin and the rest of Team Ireland (Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie)

It could be someone who just missed out on a pass before, or someone who has contributed in to poker over the years in a great way and should be recognised, or just someone they think deserves a chip and a chair and the chance to win life changing sums of money in an amazing location.

Eleven Players from Ireland have claimed a Platinum Pass for the PSPC so far, and therefore Ireland has significant representation at the PSPC. At a recent MegaStack event in Dublin (November 17), we leveraged the event to bring some of these guys together as a team.


Fintan Gavin (MegaStack Ulster Main Event winner)
Alex Irwin (PokerStars Festival Marbella winner)
Karol Wojciechowsk (PokerStars MegaStack Dublin winner)
Dwyer Tobin Monaghan (shoot-out winner)
Jord Matthews (Daniel’s Negreanu’s #DonateWithDaniel competition)
Sven McDermot (Twitch freeroll winner)
Darren Millar (Mammoth 2018 winner)
Darren Brennan (MegaStack Dublin winner)
Andrew Grimason (Mammoth 2018 High Roller winner)
Pierre Lewandowski (MegaStack Dublin winner)
Gary Thompson (APPT Manila winner)

(Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie)


Send an email to telling us in no more than 50 words who you are nominating and why.

Nominated players should have a demonstrable connection to Ireland (such as nationality, residency (past/present), family, contribution to the Irish poker scene and/or local community.

Send in nominations by December 10, they will be shortlisted down to 5 and the winner chosen by December 14.

You can also nominate via Twitter with the #jointeamireland hashtag.


• Nominations open from November 25 until December 10
• Nominations will be shortlisted and the winner chosen by December 14 by a judging panel
• Prize is a $30,000 Platinum Pass to PSPC in the Bahamas. The prize is non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives
• If the winner chosen is not able to attend the PSPC in the Bahamas then the prize will be given to the runner up. If the runner up can’t attend, pass will be given to the 2nd runner up, etc. etc.
• Winners must confirm attendance in writing by December 17. Failure to provide written confirmation by the required date will result in forfeiture of the prize
• You must have the permission of the person you intend to nominate to include their name and/or details for this promotion
• Platinum Pass includes $25,000 buy-in to PSPC, six night’s accommodation at the Atlantis Resort, Nassau, The Bahamas, $2000 in travel expenses and room folio (which will be credited to you upon arrival in The Bahamas)
• Winners will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements, at their own cost, to arrive in the Bahamas ready to play in day 1 of the PSPC on January 6


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