Ultimate Bingo Championship to Take Place in Gibraltar

Bingo tournaments are popular at many internet bingo sites. Players usually sign up early and get ready for some stiff competition. There have been several land based bingo tournaments but this year’s 2011 Ultimate Bingo Championships will be one of the biggest bingo events to date. The event will be held in Gibraltar and is sponsored by Gala bingo, one of Britain’s largest bingo operators. Gala operates several land based bingo halls in addition to its online bingo operations. Like many brick and mortar bingo providers Gala went online to remain profitable after the imposition of the national smoking ban that decimated bingo halls in 2006-07.

The best bingo players in the UK will meet in Gibraltar on November from Monday, the 7th of November to Wednesday, the 9th. Top players will be flown to Gibraltar and will enjoy luxurious four star accommodations for the entire duration of the event. With £100,000 ($158,800.15 USD) up for grabs the competition promises to be one of the best. At the end of the championship games winners will share the £100,000 prize pool and one very lucky player will be crowned the 2011 Ultimate Bingo Champion.

Qualifying games are taking place daily at Gala’s internet bingo site. From Monday to Saturday there are four chances to gain entry to the Sunday playoff game. There are also three chances on Sunday. Every Sunday night winner will win a spot at the Gibraltar championship games. 70 year old Isobel O’Rourke will be joining fellow contestants in Gibraltar. O’Rourke is very excited and won her place at the Ultimate Bingo Championship games at her local Gala bingo hall in Stack Leisure Park. She is now in a competition to win a £20,000 ($31,760.00 USD) plus a luxury vacation in fabulous Las Vegas.

O’Rourke told newspaper reporters “I couldn’t believe it when I won the regional title, I still can’t believe it. Gibraltar is somewhere I have always wanted to visit, so I am very excited about going. I never realised I had so many friends. People have been coming up and congratulating me and wishing me well.” O’Rourke also said “I think if I won you would have to pick me up off the floor — I am not that lucky! But you have to be in it to win, so I have just as much chance as anyone else.” This promises to be one of the biggest bingo events this year and bingo news sources will be monitoring the results closely.