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Betfair Poker to Sponsor APAT Season 4

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News of another big partnership in UK poker now as Betfair Poker has been unveiled as the new sponsor of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT). The online poker room will be sponsoring the newly unveiled season 4 of the popular tour as well as organising online events too. Season 4 will see APAT host twenty eight live tournaments in total, in both the UK and Ireland, and as an exciting addition this Season’s tour, three events in mainland Europe. Betfair Poker will be the exclusive online qualifying home for APAT, and will also host the APAT National Online Championship and League fixtures.

Betfair Poker will offer APAT members the added value chance to win 33 seats to the GUKPT main events, as well as 23 seats to APAT Professional events. In addition, APAT’s leading amateur and professional player at the end of the Season will each win a £20,000 APAT sponsorship package for 2011.

Des Duffy; Managing Director, commented “APAT launched the UK’s first national poker tour in 2006 and it has become a proving ground for new and developing players, with members winning WSOP, EPT and GUKPT titles, amongst many others. This partnership with Betfair Poker brings a well-known and respected brand to APAT, as well as a tremendous amount of additional value and opportunity for our members”.

Matt Mowlam, Head of UK Poker for Betfair Poker added,
“Our tie-up with APAT signals our commitment to grass roots poker. APAT are a professionally run, fun tour, and one that has been keenly contested by thousands of players in the three seasons to date. This partnership offers something to all players from across the Poker spectrum, who previously may not have been able to enjoy Betfair’s famed Live Event hospitality. It’s great for both parties and I'm looking forward to another record breaking season

Betfair Poker to Sponsor APAT Season 4 101

The new tour has some great new additions, including a ‘Pro Tour’ to take place alongside it. This will be a series of £250 Pot Limit Hold’em events at APAT festivals. At the same time there will also be niche side events such as PLO, Omaha Hi Lo, Stud, Razz and Draw. There is also for the first time a heads up event and a 6 max event alongside the varied schedule at the Dusk Till Dawn World Championships.

There will also be increased web tv coverage at APAT events and an exclusive APAT Magazine about to be released.

AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

2 day events - £75 buy in - unless stated

20/3 - Welsh Amateur Championship - Aspers, Swansea
17/4 - United Kingdom Amateur Championship - Grosvenor Victoria, London
15/5 - Central European Amateur Championship - Austria
19/6 - Scottish Amateur Championship - G, Aberdeen
31/7 - Northern European Amateur Championship - Estonia
27/8 - World Amateur Heads Up Championship - DTD, Nottingham - 1 day - £50
27/8 - World Amateur Team Championship - DTD, Nottingham - £100
28/8 - World Amateur Stud Championship - DTD, Nottingham - 1 day - £50
29/8 - World Amateur Omaha Championship - DTD, Nottingham - 1 day - £50
30/8 - World Amateur Six Max Championship - DTD, Nottingham - 1 day - £50
29/8 - World Amateur Poker Championship - DTD, Nottingham - 3 day - £100 - 414 runners
31/8 - World Amateur HORSE Championship - DTD, Nottingham - 1 day - £50
25/9 - Irish Amateur Championship - Dublin
23/10 - English Amateur Championship - G, Luton
27/11 - European Amateur Championship - G, Coventry
8/1 - Southern European Amateur Championship - Spain
29/1 - United Kingdom Team Championship - G, Bolton

PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

1 day events - Pot Limit Hold'em - £250 buy in - 10,000 chips - 40 minute clock

20/3 - Professional League Swansea - Grosvenor, Swansea
17/4 - Professional League London - Grosvenor Victoria, London
19/6 - Professional League Aberdeen - G, Aberdeen
28/8 - Professional League Nottingham - DTD, Nottingham
25/9 - Professional League Dublin - Dublin
23/10 - Professional League Luton - G, Luton
27/11 - Professional League Coventry - G, Coventry

SPECIALIST SERIES

1 day events - £25 buy in - mixed structures to be advised a month prior to events.

21/3 - Specialist Series Pot Limit Omaha - Grosvenor, Swansea
18/4 - Specialist Series Razz - Grosvenor Victoria, London
20/6 - Specialist Series NLHE - G, Aberdeen
26/9 - Specialist Series Omaha Hi-Lo - Dublin
24/10 - Specialist Series Stud - G, Luton
28/11 - Specialist Series Draw - G, Coventry

ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIP

1 day events - $50 buy in (main events) $20 buy in (Omaha) - Saturday 8pm (main) 9pm (Omaha)

27/2 - Welsh Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
27/2 - Welsh Online Championship - Betfair
27/3 - United Kingdom Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
27/3 - United Kingdom Online Championship - Betfair
1/5 - Central European Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
1/5 - Central European Online Championship - Betfair
22/5 - Scottish Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
22/5 - Scottish Online Championship - Betfair
3/7 - Northern European Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
3/7 - Northern European Online Championship - Betfair
23/7 - World Online Six Max Championship - Betfair
24/7 - World Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
25/7 - World Online Poker Championship - Betfair
14/8 - Irish Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
14/8 - Irish Online Championship - Betfair
21/8 - UK Online Team Championship - Betfair
2/10 - English Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
2/10 - English Online Championship - Betfair
6/11 - European Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
6/11 - European Online Championship - Betfair
11/12 - Southern European Online Omaha Championship - Betfair
11/12 - Southern European Online Championship - Betfair

ONLINE NATIONAL LEAGUE

Three Divisions - $10 buy in - Sunday 8pm - 2 leagues run over course of Season 4

7/3 - National League 1 - 1 - Betfair
14/3 - National League 1 - 2 - Betfair
28/3 - National League 1 - 3 - Betfair
11/4 - National League 1 - 4 - Betfair
25/4 - National League 1 - 5 - Betfair
9/5 - National League 1 - 6 - Betfair
30/5 - National League 1 - 7 - Betfair
13/6 - National League 1 - 8 - Betfair
27/6 - National League 1 - 9 - Betfair
11/7 - National League 1 - 10 - Betfair

8/8 - National League 2 - 1 - Betfair
22/8 - National League 2 - 2 - Betfair
5/9 - National League 2 - 3 - Betfair
19/9 - National League 2 - 4 - Betfair
10/10 - National League 2 - 5 - Betfair
31/10 - National League 2 - 6 - Betfair
14/11 - National League 2 - 7 - Betfair
5/12 - National League 2 - 8 - Betfair
19/12 - National League 2 - 9 - Betfair
2/1 - National League 2 - 10 - Betfair

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