The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) has announced the schedule for what is the 10th season of its ever popular tour for recreational players, and a new headline partner for the coming season.
Grosvenor Casinos and APAT join forces for Season 10, meaning all of the stops held in the United Kingdom are hosted at Grosvenor properties. The partnership with Grosvenor Casinos adds plenty of value for the APAT players in the form of £550 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour seats for the winners of the yet-to-be announced online championship events.
Season 10 once again sees the APAT head to Belgium – twice – while a stop in Dublin is also on the cards, as is a trip to Las Vegas in 2017. Speaking of Las Vegas, as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, APAT is awarding thousands of pounds’ worth of added and guaranteed Las Vegas packages throughout the season. Seats to the Colossus event at the 2017 World Series of Poker plus travel and accommodation will be awarded to the:
- Nine APAT National Amateur champions
- World Championship Of Amateur Poker Main Event champion
- The APAP number one ranked player
- Live Pub Poker League National champion
- APAT live event Vegas satellite winners, with guaranteed seats
- APAT online satellite winners, with guaranteed seats
APAT Season 10 Schedule
|May 28-29, 2016||English Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor Newcastle|
|July 9-10, 2016||European Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor Luton|
|August 12-15, 2016||Belgian Amateur Poker Championship||Spa, Belgium|
|September 16-18, 2016||Welsh Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor Cardiff|
|October 30-31, 2016||Irish Amateur Poker Championship||Regency Hotel, Dublin|
|November 10-13, 2016||Benelux Amateur Poker Championship||Namur, Belgium|
|November 26-26, 2016||UK Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor Portsmouth|
|February 4-5, 2017||Scottish Amateur Poker Championship||Grosvenor Edinburgh|
|March 11-12, 2017||UK Team Poker Championship||Grosvenor Blackpool|
|April 8-17, 2017||World Championship of Amateur Poker||Grosvenor BNR Manchester|
|Jun 2017||North American Poker Championship||Las Vegas|
Returning for another season is the World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP), which this season features a total of 18 bracelet-awarding events. Keep April 8-17, 2017 free and head to Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road in Manchester to get involved in the WCOAP.
Lastly, all of the National Amateur Championship events are to be live streamed in addition to the usual live blog. These streams are to be recorded for future playback on APAT’s video channel, with viewers able to engage with the live stream like never before thanks in part to the soon-to-be-released Staker game.