Today's topic will discuss the many different ways members may earn points in the Snowman Poker League (SMP). Members should first take the steps recommended in the previous post regarding membership information verification. Once the member knows that they are using a validated ID number, they can then be assured that all points earned, and legibly recorded, will be credited to their record.
Points are awarded to any member placing 16th or above at any SMP tournament. A graduated scale of points is given for each place, as well as a corresponding percentage of the points determined by the number of players in that particular tournament. For a breakdown of the points awarded for each place and a demonstration of how the number of players increases these points, visit the SMP website at SnowmanPokerLeague.com/points.htm
Points Promotions / Benefits
In addition to receiving points by placing first thru sixteenth place at any SMP tournament, there are many more ways for members to earn points in the league. These points may qualify the member for entry into a qualifying tournament, or may be used to purchase SMP merchandise. The league currently offers SMP merchandise for purchase at all of our regional and state events. The league hopes to be able to offer the SMP merchandise for point redemption during the upcoming year.
SMP Loyalty Bucks
SMP offers several points promotions for the members. On June 1 the league began the first SMP loyalty tournament. Each member playing in any SMP tournament during the month of June will receive a "Loyalty Buck" which they can redeem for points, or for entry into the SMP loyalty tournament to be held in July.
Player Appreciation Points
In addition to loyalty bucks, player appreciation points are awarded at all new venues during their first month of play. 25 points are awarded for each tournament played at these venues if the player count is below 30. 50 points are awarded for each tournament played at these venues if the player count is greater than 30! Check out the promos page at http://www.snowmanpokerleague.com/promos for a list of current venues offering player appreciation points
Newsletter Sign Up
We are hoping to offer a monthly newsletter with an excel calendar of events to our members soon. Members may earn 50 points by signing up for the newsletter. Simply select the Newsletter sign up option off the Members tab on the home page. Fill out the short form and hit the submit key. Newsletter points are awarded at the end of each month.
Sit and Go / Consolation Tournaments
Many hosts offer a consolation tournament for the members who go all in early and do not win the hand. These players may participate in a secondary tournament in which the first place winner receives 25 points. Make sure you let the host know who won the tournament, and that they write down the correct member information. Sit and Go Consolation tournament points are recorded on the website as 17th place.