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APAT Announce Schedule for the 2014 WCOAP


With the recent PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the 2014 Aussie Millions and the behemoth that is the European Poker Tour Deauville festival hogging the headlines so far in 2014, it is easy to forget that not all first class live poker tournaments cost and arm and a leg to buy into.

Poker players in the United Kingdom are spoiled for choice when it comes to low buy-in tournaments with great structures, but nobody ticks all of the boxes like the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) do.

One of APAT’s most popular festivals is its World Championship Of Amateur Poker, which is now in its sixth season. Known by the APAT members by the acronym WCOAP or “The Worlds,” the week-long festival gives APAT members the chance to compete in a variety of events much akin to the World Series of Poker.

The sixth annual WCOAP takes place between April 15 and April 21 at the UK’s original Super Casino at Aspers Stratford Casino and promises to be the biggest and best WCOAP that APAT has ever run. Featuring 16 bracelet events across multiple poker disciplines and with affordable buy-ins that do not ever compromise on the tournament’s structure, the 2014 WCOAP should be a spectacular live poker festival.

Des Duffy, Managing Director of APAT, is proud of the WCOAP and had this to say about the upcoming events: “APAT created the World Championship of Amateur Poker in 2008 to offer a true WSOP style experience to recreational players in the UK who, for whatever reason, couldn't get to Vegas to experience the real thing.

“We've continued to develop it over the past six years and now I don't believe there is a series quite like it in the UK, and certainly not at the affordable prices that APAT are making this available at. In addition players come from all over Europe to play now, which is just crazy for a low buy in series.

“There are 16 bracelet events in multiple formats - Stud, Omaha, Omaha 8, Horse, Razz, Mixed, Heads Up, Six Max, High Roller, Shootout, Antes Only, Cash, Team and a 3 day Main - it's all there! Great structures too, at buy ins between £55 and £220.”

Kicking off the 2014 WCOSP is a £55 buy-in No Limit Hold;em Championship that is almost certain to sell-out – in fact I would expect the combination of superb tournaments and the busy Aspers casino to result in plenty of sell outs to be honest.

Other highlights include a £220 High Roller, the £55 H.O.R.S.E championship, a Six-Max championship and the eagerly anticipated World Amateur Championship, which costs £110 to enter.

2014 APAT World Championships Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) Schedule

Tue 15 Apr2pmWCOAP #1 No Limit Hold’em Championship£55
Tue 15 Apr6pmWCOAP # 2 Stud Championship£55
Wed 16 Apr12pmWCOAP #3 High Roller Championship£220
Wed 16 Apr6pmWCOAP #4 Mixed Game Championship£55
Thu 17 Apr12pmWCOAP #5 Antes Only Championship£55
Thu 17 Apr2pmWCOAP #6 World Amateur Team Championship Day 1 
Thu 17 Apr7pmWCOAP #7 H.O.R.S.E Championship£55
Fri 18 Apr12pmWCOAP #8 Shootout Championship£55
Fri 18 Apr1pmWCOAP #6 World Amateur Team Championship Day 2 
Fri 18 Apr4pmWCOAP #9 Six Max Championship£55
Fri 18 Apr8pmWCOAP #10 Razz Championship£55
Sat 19 Apr12pmWCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 1a£110
Sat 19 Apr2pmWCOAP #12 PL Omaha O8 Championship£55
Sat 19 Apr7pmWCOAP #13 Cash Championship£65
Sun 20 Apr12pmWCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 1b£110
Sun 20 Apr2pmWCOAP #14 Pot Limit Omaha Championship£55
Sun 20 Apr8pmWCOAP #15 Season Seven ChampionshipChampions qualify
Mon 21 Apr12pmWCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 2 
Mon 21 Apr2pmWCOAP #16 Heads Up Championship£55

Players wishing to buy into these limited-space events can do so via Coral Poker or by reserving their seats via this website for a small non-returnable fee.

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