Poker Seating Rules

  • Players cannot be added to the waiting list by proxy, but must add themselves to the list in person.
  • Those on the waiting list should ensure that they are present to hear their own name being called. The organisers accept no responsibility for players who fail to respond when their name is announced.
  • Seats will be allocated by the organisers, and their prime consideration at all times will be the continuation of games by seating new players at the table with the least number of players.
  • A player may only have a single seat in a single game at any given time.
  • Players with a know relationship outside the game, be this familial, romantic, occupational or otherwise, may be requested to be seated at separate games.
  • Individuals who are not playing poker may not take a seat at a table.
  • On spectator may sit behind a player in a non-tournament game, but they must not attempt to look at the cards of other players or cause any type of distraction.
  • Seats in a new game will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Should two or more players arrive at the table simultaneously, the player named first on the waiting list will be given first choice, the player named second on the list will be given second choice, and so on.
  • In very special circumstances (such as disability) the organisers may reserve a specific seating position for a particular player.
  • If an additional seat is ever brought to a table by the organisers at the beginning of a game, it will be removed as soon as it becomes vacant.
  • The organisers reserve the right to re-seat a player, including re-seating at a different table should this become necessary. Refusal to cooperate with such a re-seat request will result in the player leaving the game.
  • Existing players can request in advance to be re-seated when a vacant seat becomes available. Such requests will be dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis, but will be given priority over the seating requests of those who have not yet started playing.