Largest Ever World Championship of Amateur Poker Begins
The 2014 World Championship of Amateur Poker, brought to you by the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) gets under way on Tuesday 15 April with the first of 16 bracelet-awarding events. These events have buy-ins ranging from £55 to £220 and have extra value attached thanks to APAT adding three trips to Las Vegas, commemorative bracelets and medals with a combined estimated value of £50,000.
Kicking off the seven-day festival of poker is the £55 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Championship that should see the 120 capacity reached in record time. Later on the same day, Seven Card Stud specialists will descend on the Aspers Stratford Westfield casino as the £55 buy-in Stud championship begins.
Other highlights of the festival include a £220 High Roller, a £55 Mixed Game Championship, a £110 buy-in World Amateur Team Championship and the eagerly anticipated £110 buy-in World Amateur Poker Championship that is played over three-days its structure is that good!
2014 APAT World Championships Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) Schedule
|Tue 15 Apr||2pm||WCOAP #1 No Limit Hold’em Championship||£55|
|Tue 15 Apr||6pm||WCOAP # 2 Stud Championship||£55|
|Wed 16 Apr||12pm||WCOAP #3 High Roller Championship||£220|
|Wed 16 Apr||6pm||WCOAP #4 Mixed Game Championship||£55|
|Thu 17 Apr||12pm||WCOAP #5 Antes Only Championship||£55|
|Thu 17 Apr||2pm||WCOAP #6 World Amateur Team Championship Day 1|
|Thu 17 Apr||7pm||WCOAP #7 H.O.R.S.E Championship||£55|
|Fri 18 Apr||12pm||WCOAP #8 Shootout Championship||£55|
|Fri 18 Apr||1pm||WCOAP #6 World Amateur Team Championship Day 2|
|Fri 18 Apr||4pm||WCOAP #9 Six Max Championship||£55|
|Fri 18 Apr||8pm||WCOAP #10 Razz Championship||£55|
|Sat 19 Apr||12pm||WCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 1a||£110|
|Sat 19 Apr||2pm||WCOAP #12 PL Omaha O8 Championship||£55|
|Sat 19 Apr||7pm||WCOAP #13 Cash Championship||£65|
|Sun 20 Apr||12pm||WCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 1b||£110|
|Sun 20 Apr||2pm||WCOAP #14 Pot Limit Omaha Championship||£55|
|Sun 20 Apr||8pm||WCOAP #15 Season Seven Championship||Champions qualify|
|Mon 21 Apr||12pm||WCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 2|
|Mon 21 Apr||2pm||WCOAP #16 Heads Up Championship||£55|
In 2013, Lithuanian Erimas Livonas outlasted a 451-strong field in the £110 Main Event to get his hands on the £10,000 first place prize, showing how well supported the APAT WCOAP is. For a look at the 2013 WCOAP results and reports, check out this article.
UK & Ireland PokerNews has one ear to the ground and will report back all news and results from this spectacular event so stay tuned!