We’re back … and its going to be huge!

Sing it with me!

‘I’ve created a monster ‘cause nobody wants to play Holdem no more, they want Mixed, with chopped pots and missed rivers…

Well, if you want mixed, this is what I’ll give ya, a little bit of 2 to 7 mixed with some 8 or better.

Some Badugi that’ll jump-start your heart quicker than a shock when you get scooped on the river. By the dealer when the decks not co-operating, when you wanna flip the table while his pitch is operating. HEY!

You waited this long, now stop debating, ’cause we’re back in Brissy, North of the River, and you’re salivating.

They won’t let me be, or let me be me, so let me see. They tried to shut me down and stop the play, but it feels so empty without MGA!

Will the real MGA please stand up!

I just hope you laughed as much as we did at HQ in developing the above tune. There was talk around the water cooler that we should actually perform this. It was agreed/instructed/re-inforced/advised that I’m not, in fact, a rapper, regardless how many hoodies and beanies I have.

In the words of Bruce Buffer, “IIIIIIIIttttttttt’sssssss tttiiimmmeeeeeee”, the MGA hibernation is over and I’m very excited to announce a bunch of info missing from the ‘teaser’ poster you have hopefully seen by now!

Check it out right HERE!

Let’s get down to some of the nuts and bolts:

Where will this awesome Mixed Games Festival be held?

We are being hosted by Wantima Country Club located at 530 South Pine Road, Brendale, Brisbane, QLD in collaboration with the legends from Empire Poker.

Empire Facebook page

Wantima Country Club website

Thanks for the address, give me more info on the location!

Located just 700 metres up the road from Eatons Hill Hotel. Wantima Country Club is conveniently located just 30 minutes North of Brisbane CBD and approximately 25 minutes from the Airport.

Where should I stay?

Our recommended, preferred, and chosen accommodation partner is Eatons Hill Hotel located at 646 South Pine Road, Brendale, QLD. I recommend you book early to avoid disappointment; it is a very popular destination and as word spreads about mixed games, they will fill up (I’m praying to the poker gods the entire building is full of mixed game players!)

The hotel has many conveniences at its doorstep including Woolsworths, cafés, restaurants and more. Even better, it’s a short 700m walk to the venue!

Click here for Accomodation

What are you asking me to do?

Request leave from work, book a flight and accommodation, pack your Country Club attire (no thongs, singlets or hats in the bar area – what will I do, y’all know I love a good hat!), and come play some mixed games for the weekend!

I’m convinced, I’m in, tell me about the games!

The full schedule will release shortly, but I’m going to give you a sneak peak for what’s in store for you:

Day 1 – Friday 19th July

Triple Triple Draw – 12 noon

This eclectic mix will consist of 2-7, Ace to 5 and Badugi as a beautiful rotation of Lowball draw games.

Dealers choice – 16 games – Evening game 19:30

This mix isn’t as scary as it may seem (for those not used to this many variants), the following games and associated betting structures are included:

No Limit Holdem, Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Limit Omaha Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Big O (5 Card PLO Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Pot Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, No Limit 2-7 Single Draw, Limit Ace to five Triple Draw, Badugi (Triple Draw), Badeucey (Triple Draw), Seven Card Stud, Razz, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo – 8 or better.

At the start of the tournament we will randomise the button via high card process and again for who has first game choice – from there we will play six hands of the selection, then the player in the next seat to the left chooses and so on. There are no rules, pick anything on the list, it’s up to you!

Day 2 – Saturday 20th July

Main event – 10 game rotation – 12 noon

Games and order:

NLH, Stud, Omaha Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Razz, PLO, Hold’em, Badugi, No Limit 2-7 Single Draw, Stud Hi/Lo – 8 or better, 2-7 Triple Draw.

Our main event is scheduled for two days, deep structure, longer blind levels giving all players the opportunity to show how the cream rises to the top. A perfect mix of big bet and fixed limit games – who is the most well rounded player??

8 Game rotation – evening game 19:30

Games and order:

2-7 Triple Draw, Hold’em, Stud Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Razz, Omaha Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Stud, NLH, PLO.

Saturday’s are for the mixes! Bringing you a slightly smaller mix by dropping the cruelty of Badugi and the uncertainty of No Limit 2-7 Single Draw.

Day 3 – Sunday 21st July

Day 2 – Main event (qualifiers only)

H.O.R.S.E.  – 2pm

A pure fixed limit grind with the following games and order included:

Hold’em, Stud Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Razz, Omaha Hi/Lo – 8 or better, Stud.

This is old school fixed limit at its finest. A coveted trophy for any cabinet.

No Limit 2-7 Single Draw – 19:30

The only single game variant we will play this series. This game has been around since the dawn of time and is surging in popularity amongst the poker community.

How else can I get in the mix?

We have some samplers for you. Imagine a satellite type game, but instead of being toward a specific game you can use your prize for any game, or games, during the series. It’s money in your own MGA bank!

Here’s how it works:

  • 8 players
  • Each player selects a game variant
  • The 8 variants chosen become your rotation
  • Sit n’ Go baby!

Single table tourney, 8 max, top 2 paid, prizes can be used toward any MGA event you wish to play!


Cost is $200 ($175+$25) … it’s almost a gift! Come give it a try, dip your toes in the water, then dive in the deep end!

And that, as they say in the classics, will be a wrap! Well almost, I would like to tell you a story about the ‘Cock of the walk’ …

Some definitions and a little history about the origin and history of the “Cock of the Walk”.

“The leader in a group, especially one with a conceited, domineering manner”

“Someone who dominates others in a group”

“The best of the best”

The term is over 200 years old and comes from animal husbandry, where an enclosure for domestic fowl was called a “walk”, and in that area the roosters would fight for supremacy until only one remained – the supreme leader, or, “Cock of the Walk”.

One story suggests that in the early 1800’s, boatmen traveling the Mississippi River held prize fights between champion fighters from different boats for entertainment. The winner was awarded the title “Cock of the Walk” meaning “best of the best”.

There are many parallels we can draw to this beautiful game of poker we love (and sometimes hate), we play multi table games where, ultimately, there can be only one champion.

Well, the “Cock of the Walk” champion will be decided across all six tournaments – full disclosure of the points system will be released in good time. This trophy is bragging rights, and that should be enough.

Who will be crowned “Cock of the Walk” this July?

Looking forward to seeing you all at the series, if you need any further info then feel free to reach out at anytime!

Get in the mix!

It’s good for your soul!

TD Prince


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