UK Pokernews Roundup: Scott Wilson Wins APAT Scottish Championships, GUKPT Summer Series Hits Walsall, and more
Scott Wilson Wins APAT 2010 Scottish Amateur Poker Champion
127 players made their way to the International Casino in Aberdeen for the APAT 2010 Scottish Amateur Poker Championships over the weekend creating a £10,300 prize pool. The eventual winner was 18 year old (Doesn’t it make you sick?) Scott Wilson of Edinburgh who has the most aggressive player at the table and took a three to one chip lead into the heads up match with Kevin Wallace of Dundee.
Wilson won £3,000 and a GUKPT seat courtesy of sponsors Betfair. APAT members have the chance to win thirty three seats to GUKPT main events and twenty three seats to APAT Professional League tournaments. In addition, each of the season’s seventy five amateur, professional and online tournaments are run completely registration free for players.
1- Scott Wilson £3,000 + GUKPT seat
2- Kevin Wallace £1,800
3- Jack Prime £1,000
4- Shug Cairnie £550
5- David Blacklaw £550
6- Kris Buckley £550
7- Timothy Boyle £550
8- Omeed Farzin £550
9- William Hanratty £550
There was also the matter of the APAT Professional league event, the best value tournament around because the fields are always small and there is tons of added value in the form of GUKPT seats and a sponsorship package to the points leader. James Edwards eventually took down this event for £3,000 and a GUKPT seat.
APAT now moves on to Tallinn, Estonia for the Northern European Amateur Championships in July, followed by the World Championship of Amateur Poker at DTD in Nottingham in August. You can buy into these events and qualify for them only at Betfair Poker.
Summer Series Walsall Underway
The next leg of the popular Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Summer Series is underway today at the popular venue of Walsall. It includes five side events and a £500 main event. Commencing on Thursday 24th June, the Grosvenor Casino in Newcastle hosts a four-day festival with three side events and a £300 main event. All the events on the tour also award a seat in the £150,000 Champion of Champions event to the winner.
You can qualify for the Summer Series event of your choice at Blue Square Poker, who are offering mix and match packages to play whatever combination of main and side events you wish.
2010 World Series of Poker Live Updates
4 bracelets for the Brits already and you can almost smell the 5th one. Check out all the fortunes of our boys and girls in Vegas via our exclusive 2010 World Series of Poker Live Updates.
PartyPoker Drive the Dream Final at Fox Poker Club
The fantastic value Drive the Dream Promo at PartyPoker will be held on Saturday 2nd October at The Fox Poker Club, which opens on Shaftesbury Avenue in London in August. Nine players will take their seats to battle it out for an amazing first prize – a 2010 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe!
Drive the Dream online freerolls run until Sunday September 12th. The lucky winners from the main satellites that are held every second Sunday of the month at 14.00 ET then have the opportunity of a lifetime to play for the car at the Fox Poker Club. PartyPoker.com will fly those that make the final table to London to play a nine handed table for the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe! It is not a case of winner takes all, however, as all nine players who have made it to London all win fantastic prizes! The next chance to win a London seat is on Saturday 10th July at 14.00 ET.
The prizes for the live final table in London are as follows:
1st - 2010 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
2nd - Lamborghini Extreme Driving Academy Package
3rd - Ferrari Driving Experience Package
4th - Porsche Sport Driving School Package
5th - F1 Grand Prix Brazil Package (Sao Paulo)
6th - F1 Grand Prix Santander D'Italia Package (Monza)
7th - US$4,000 Cash
8th - US$3,000 Cash
9th - US$2,000 cash
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