APAT, The Amateur Poker Association & Tour, today announced details of its premier UK based live event. The APAT United Kingdom Amateur Poker Championship, a two day event will be hosted by Aspers Casino, Newcastle, on December 2nd & 3rd, 2006.
Players can buy their tournaments seats for this event from the APAT website. Seats will be avaiable for purchase from Saturday November 4th. Entry is exclusively open to members of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour.
The tournament will be a huge one for APAT with a 210 seat capacity and some of the finest amateur players expected to attend from around the UK. The players will battled it out for an estimated prize pool of £15,000, the winner taking a substantial cash prize, prestigious title, Silver Challenge Cup, plus a sponsored $12,000 tournament entry package to the World Series Of Poker main event in Las Vegas.
Aspers Casino General Manager Paul Sculpher commented, "Aspers is delighted to host such a prestigious event and we look forward to welcoming APAT members and their guests, and to putting on a first class tournament."
Tony Kendall, Chairman of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour, added, "We are delighted to be bringing an APAT event to the North East. Aspers is a fantastic venue and our players are going to have a wonderful time."
The tournament will have a structure designed to encourage creative play throughout. Players will start with a healthy 10,000 chips. APAT standardised rules will be in operation.
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