The 2013 edition of the ever-popular APAT World Championships (WCOAP) is almost complete meaning there have been medals and prize money galore awarded at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham. Here is a rundown of who has won what in this fabulous festival of poker.
WCOAP Team Championship
There was more than prize money at stake in the WCOAP Team Championship, there was also national pride. This particular tournament took place over two days of intense action and saw bad beats, huge bluffs and heated railbird action throughout. The final set of matches pitted Spain against Canada for the bronze medal while England took on Italy for top honours.
Canada managed to edge out Spain by a 3-2 score line, Cat Gartmenn securing third place for Team Canada. Matters were a little more one sided in the grand final, with England running out 3-0 winners.
Stuart Ward beat Guiseppe Maggisano to make it one-nil to England, then Carl Pilgrim sent Luigi Belleri to the rail to make it two-to-nothing. The third match witnessed Tony Trippier beat Gariel Lemmito to complete the whitewash and leave the England team to celebrate long into the night.
WCOAP Stud Championship
Seven-card stud is not a game that is commonly spread anymore but APAT love to accommodate all of its players so offered a £50+£5 Seven Card Stud championship event in this year’s World Championship.
Forty-three players bought in and the final six finishers all picked up prize money The biggest cash haul was that of Kieran Plater who emerged victorius to claim £709.50 and a much sought after gold medal.
WCOAP Six-Max Championship
Six-handed tournaments are somewhat of a rarity in live poker circles, so it was not surprising that the £50+£5 WCOAP Six-Max Championship attracted a bumper field of 211 runners. The eventual winner was Angus Macdonald who triumphed after a six-hour long final table!
WCOAP High Roller
APAT prides itself on offering superb structured tournaments at affordable buy-in levels, so even the High Roller, priced at £250+£25, was within reach of most players. Fifty-three players bought into the High Roller, with Dusk Till Dawn regular Peter Linton walking away with the lion’s share of the spoils.
The H.O.R.S.E. event always proves popular and this year was no exception as 40-players turned out for some mixed game action. The lion’s share of the prize pool, an ISPT Day 1 seat and gold bracelet found its way into the back pocket – and on the wrist – of Leon Blackwell.
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WCOAP Cash Championship
Cash game specialists were also taken catered for with the addition of the WCOAP Cash Championship. Forty-players sat down with £100 and played no Limit Hold’em with blinds of £0.50/£1. After three hours of play the top eight stacks moved to a final table and played for a further three hours. The top three stacks at the end of play were deemed to be the winners. Here’s how they finished.
UK & Ireland PokerNews will bring you the results from the Pot Limit Omaha, Razz, the well-attended Main Event and the heads-up championship in an article tomorrow.
All images and information courtesy of APAT.