The ever-popular Amateur Poker and Association Poker Tour (APAT) heads for Glasgow this weekend for the APAT Scottish Amateur Poker Championship, but if you were planning on heading there and entering the Main Event you may have to make other plans as it appears the tournament has completely sold out!
The £75+£8 No Limit Hold’em Main Events that APAT run are extremely popular due to the fact they are cheap to enter yet still have an excellent blind structure that allows for plenty of poker to be played. APAT have scores of members from Scotland so it is little wonder that this particular event has reached the 120 player capacity.
Should you wish to play, there is a reserve list being compiled on the APAT site in case anyone who has reserved their seat drops out, but being on the reserve list does not guarantee a seat in the Main Event. However, with such interest being shown in this tournament, we are positive the Alea Casino – the venue for the APAT Scottish Amateur Poker Championship – will run a number of side events and cash games, but it is best to contact the casino directly before you start your journey.
When this tournament ran in February 2011, 131 players helped to create a prize pool of £9,825 that was shared out amongst the top 24 finishers. The lion’s share of this prize pool, £3,095 to be exact, went to Grant Spiers who also picked up a seat to a GUKPT Main Event of his choice as an added bonus. This year the number of entrants should be even greater and so should the prizes!
For more details be sure to check out the APAT website. Good luck to everyone who is participating in the APAT Scottish Amateur Championships this weekend.