The Amateur Poker Dissociation & Tour (APAT) gave its members a superb Christmas present by announcing the full schedule for the 2015 World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP).
Now in its seventh year, the WCOAP is one of the most eagerly anticipated festivals on the APAT calendar and when you look at the fantastic array of events that the APAT management teams has pulled together for the 2015 edition it is easy to see why.
Taking place at Aspers Casino in Stratford between March 28 and April 6, the 2015 WCOAP features no less than 20 bracelet-awarding events across a range of poker variants that is only rivalled by the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
Players will go to battle in Hold'em, Omaha, Open Face Chinese Poker, Stud, Razz, Crazy Pineapple, HORSE, Omaha Hi/Low, and in various formats such as full ring, six-max, mix max and heads-up.
2015 World Championship Of Amateur Poker Schedule
|Sat 28 Mar||14:00||Event #1: Pot Limit Omaha Championship 8-Handed Day 1|
|Sat 28 Mar||19:00||Event #2: Irish Championship|
|Sun 29 Mar||12:00||Pot Limit Omaha Championship 8-Handed Day 2|
|Sun 29 Mar||14:00||Event #3: Antes Only Championship|
|Sun 29 Mar||19:00||Event #4: Open Face Chinese Championship|
|Mon 30 Mar||12:00||Event #5: Mix Max Championship|
|Mon 30 Mar||17:00||Event #6: Pot Limit Omaha Championship 4/5/6 Dealers Choice|
|Tue 31 Mar||12:00||Event #7: No Limit Hold'em Championship|
|Tue 31 Mar||17:00||Event #8: Mixed Game Championship Round of Each NLHE & PLO|
|Wed 1 Apr||12:00||Event #9: Stud Championship|
|Wed 1 Apr||17:00||Event #10: High Roller Championship|
|Thu 2 Apr||12:00||Event #11: World Amateur Team Championship Phase 1 Heads-Up|
|Thu 2 Apr||15:00||Event #12: Six Max Championship|
|Thu 2 Apr||16:00||World Team Championship Phase 2 NLHE|
|Thu 2 Apr||18:00||Event #13: Razz Championship|
|Thu 2 Apr||20:00||World Amatuer Team Championship Phase 3 NLHE & PLO8|
|Fri 3 Apr||12:00||Event #14: Shootout Championship|
|Fri 3 Apr||12:00||World Team Championship Phase 4 NLHE & PLO|
|Fri 3 Apr||15:00||Event #15: Cash Championship Day 1a|
|Fri 3 Apr||16:00||World Amataeur Team Championship Phase 5 MTT|
|Fri 3 Apr||20:00||Event #16: Crazy Pineapple Championship|
|Sat 4 Apr||12:00||Event #17: World Amateur Poker Championship Main Event Day 1a|
|Sat 4 Apr||18:00||Event #18: Pot Limit Omaha 8 Championship 8-Handed|
|Sat 4 Apr||21:00||Event #19: Cash championship Day 1b|
|Sun 5 Apr||12:00||World Amateur Poker Championship Main Event Day 1b|
|Sun 5 Apr||16:00||Event #19: HORSE Championship|
|Mon 6 Apr||12:00||Cash Championship Day 2|
|Mon 6 Apr||12:00||Event #20: Heads Up Championship|
|Mon 6 Apr||14:00||World Amateur Poker Championship Main Event Day 2|
APAT has kept the buy-ins for each tournament at the same affordable level as 2014, with the side events costing £50+£5, the Main Event being £100+£10 and both the Team Event and High Roller setting you back £200+£20.
Details of each tournament's structure are yet to be released into the public domain, but if previous APAT events are anything to go by they should be superb value for money. We will have more on the 2015 WCOAP in the near future.