Ben Young Wins APAT UK Amateur Poker Championship

Ben Young

Over the weekend APAT held the second event in season 5, sponsored by 888 Poker, with the UK Amateur Poker Championships held at the Aspers Casino, Newcastle. 156 runners played to win over £3,600 as part of a £11,700 prize pool.

WCOAP Champion Ben Young became the APAT UK Amateur Poker Champion 2011 winning £3,625 and a UKIPT Main Event seat. He also became the first two time APAT National Champion.

1st Ben Young £3625
2nd Craig Simpson £2340
3rd Robert Dunbar £1521
4th Chris Peers £1053
5th Andres Sanchez £760
6th Andrew Harrison £468
7th JP Round £351
8th Mark Langdale £292
9th Paul Mallett £234

Also taking place that weekend was the UK & Ireland Home International Team Championship with eight teams of four players each from the Home Nation Countries competing across Heads-Up, Single-table and Multi Table disciplines for the team title.

The result was as follows:

Ben Young Wins APAT UK Amateur Poker Championship 101

Wales A 173
England B 146
Ireland A 134
England A 125
Scotland A 124
Wales B 124
Scotland B 124
Ireland B 122

APAT now moves to the third National Championship of Season Five with the Welsh Amateur Poker Championship in May.

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