$100 buy-in NLHE tournament.
Assuming participation of at least 100 bloggers, the winner gets an entry into the main event at the 2006 WSOP. Places 2-11 each get 5% of the winner.
Either that or we just give our money to CJ.
There seems to be some concern about getting 100 bloggers to pay $100. We would need to give plenty of notice to accomplish this. From my end, I am willing to pay more if we can not get the full 100. I have (semi-seriously) considered a ten person qualifier where every player would get 5% of the winner. It would be a fun idea for any home gamers who have the ability (*cough* G-Vegas *cough*) to put up that kind of money.
I also have often considered the TripJax method of multiple tournaments that would set aside a portion of the buy-in to create a pool that would eventually send the overall winner the WSOP. I would fully support such a plan as I would not want any blogger not to play due to a high entry fee. I have not been able to formulate such a multi-tourney plan that makes a whole lot of sense for online players but I am sure someone else could ( and may have already with TripJax efforts).
In short, I am willing to participate in almost any endeavor that gives me a chance to qalifiy for the WSOP Main Event knowing that I will most likely know the winner, if not personally, at least by reading thier blog.
As for the smaller events, I would like to see qualifiers for those start soon so we can send a boat load of bloggers to the WSOP. Fifty players at $30 sends one of us to an event. I'd play one of these a week at least. I'll even play some for O8 so Drizz, BoobieLover, and Sir can show their stuff.
Thanks for everyone's response.