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Season Ending APAT World Championships Commence April 8

WCOAP Main Event Bracelet
  • Eighteen bracelet events are scheduled for the 2017 World Championship of Amateur Poker.

While professional poker players around the globe are planning their schedules for the upcoming 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, hundreds of budding poker players are making the trip to Manchester, UK, for the Amateur Poker Association & Tour World Championships of Amateur Poker.

The WCOAP is the crown jewel of each APAT season and when you look at the schedule it is easy to see why. Think of the WCOAP as amateur poker’s WSOP. Each championship event awards the eventual winner a custom-made bracelet in addition to a significant cash prize.

2017 World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) Schedule

Sat 8 Apr12:00pm8-Game Players Championship Day 1£11050,00056
 1:00pmIrish Championship£5610,00054
 5:00pm6-Max Championship Day 1£6010,00084
Sun 9 Apr12:00pmWCOAP Main Event Day 1a£11020,000150
 1:00pm8-Game Players Championship Day 2   
 2:00pm6-Max Championship Day 2   
 6:00pmNLHE Turbo Championship£5610,00080
Wed 12 Apr12:00pmShootout Championship£568,000100
 2:00pmH.O.R.S.E. Championship£568,00056
 6:00pmAntes Only Championship£5610,00070
Thu 13 Apr12:00pmTeam Championship Day 1£110VariableN/A
 1:00pmMixed (ROE NLHE/PLO) Championship£5610,00056
 5:00pmHigh Roller Championship Day 1£22025,00070
Fri 14 Apr12:00pmWCOAP Main Event Day 1b£11020,000150
 1:00pmTeam Championship Day 2   
 2:00pmMix Max Championship£5615,00072
 5:00pmHigh Roller Championship Day 2   
Sat 15 Apr12:00pmWCOAP Main Event Day 1c£11020,000150
 4:00pmPot Limit Omaha Championship Day 1£6020,00096
 6:00pmOpen Face Chinese Championship£5610,00072
Sun 16 Apr12:00pmPot Limit Omaha Championship Day 2   
 1:00pmPot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Championship£5620,00080
 2:00pmWCOAP Main Event Day 2   
 6:00pmCash Game Champinship£66£6060
Mon 17 Apr12:00pmHeads Up Championship£565,00064
 2:00pmWCOAP Main Event Final Day   
 3:00pmCrazy Pineapple Championship£5610,00072

Grosvenor Casino on Bury New Road in Manchester is the chosen venue for the 2017 WCOAP and will host 18 bracelet-awarding events between Apr. 8 and Apr. 17. Buy ins for these events range from £56 up to £220 with the latter reserved for the two-day High Roller event, which commences on Apr. 13.

WCOAP offers a wide variety of poker variants, including 8-Game, Irish, 6-Max, turbo structures, H.O.R.S.E, Antes-Only, a shootout event, a team tournament, Mix Max, pot-limit Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, crazy pineapple, a heads-up tournament, Open Face Chinese, a cash game tournament and the tournament that every APAT member wants to win, the WCOAP Main Event.

When the WCOAP Main Event ran in Mar. 2016, a field of 393 descended on Aspers Casino in Stratford, London to create a £39,300 prize pool. The top 45 finishers were paid at least £220, each of the nine finalists won at least £825 and the champion banked £8,300.

Andrew Dobson was victorious in 2016, defeating Kaveh Kiavand heads-up for the title.

2016 WCOAP Main Event Final Table Results

1Andrew Dobson£8,300
2Kaveh Kiavand£5,770
3Mark Vasconcelos£3,710
4Joel Holmberg£2,750
5Matt Carter£2,060
6Lisa Greer£1,650
7Paul Rice£1,375
8Balazs Roka£1,100
9Frederic Gautrin£825

This year’s WCOAP Main Event champion not only wins the first place prize but also a gold bracelet worth £3,000 and an expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to play at the 2017 WSOP.

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