The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) is one of the longest-running poker tours in the United Kingdom, having completed eight seasons in total. Season 9 starts in almost two weeks’ time and everything points towards it being one of the biggest and best APAT seasons ever.
A number of changes have been made to this season’s schedule and they all look to be well received by regulars on the APAT circuit. Fans of non-Hold’em games will be delighted to learn that games such as seven-card stud, Open Face Chinese, Crazy Pineapple, pot limit Omaha and Omaha high/low will be spread at the various National tours and not only at the World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP).
Once again, APAT sets sail for foreign shores with Belgium being chosen to host the inaugural Benelux Amateur Poker Championship and Benelux Team Championship. Teams and players from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg look set to boost the attendance figures in this particular stop.
APAT Season 9 Schedule
|May 30-31||English Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor G Casino, Coventry|
|Jul 4-5||Scottish Amateur Poker Championship||Genting Casino Fountain Park, Edinburgh|
|Aug 28-30||Welsh Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor Casino, Cardiff|
|Sep 25-27||Belgian Amateur Poker Championship||Casino de Namur, Namur|
|Oct 3-4||European Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor G Casino, Manchester|
|Oct 25-26||Irish Amateur Poker Championship||Regency Hotel & Health Club, Dublin|
|Nov 10-15||Benelux Amateur Poker Championship||Casino de Spa, Spa|
|Nov 13||Benelux Team Championship||Casino de Spa, Spa|
|Jan 30-31||UK Team Championship||Grosvenor G Casino, Luton|
There’s plenty of added value in the APAT event thanks to the management team giving away a trip to Las Vegas. Champions of the APAT events during Season 9 receive a seat to the WCOAP Main Event in addition to their prize money and gold medal. The winner of the WCOAP Main Event and the Player of the Year, each receive a trip to Las Vegas in 2016.
UK & Ireland PokerNews will have more details of each of Season 9’s legs closer to their start dates.