APAT Releases Most Ambitious WCOAP On Record
The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) runs its World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) every year and the 2018 editions is its most-ambitious yet.
Hundreds of APAT members look forward to the WCOAP schedule being published as it gives them the chance to experience a poker festival similar to the World Series of Poker but with buy-ins that are affordable and opponents who are like-minded.
APAT recently revealed the full schedule for the 2018 WCOAP and the tour’s vibrant forum has been buzzing with excitement ever since. Taking place at the Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road in Manchester from Mar. 31-Apr. 8, the nine-day festival features a staggering 33 bracelet-awarding events and a Champion of Champions tournament, which pitches previous APAT champions against each other and where the eventual winner bags themselves a trip to Las Vegas in June 2018.
Some of the scheduled events include a seven-card stud championship, an 8-game championship, a bounty tournament, a Deepstack championship, pot-limit Omaha, Tag Team event, a heads-up tournament and open-face Chinese poker.
Buy-ins for the 2018 WCOAP events start at £57 and increase up to £220; the 2018 WCOAP Main Event commands a £110 buy-in. Last year’s Main Event attracted a field of 257 entrants and saw Dave Howard outlast them all to secure a £7,055 payout.
2018 WCOAP Schedule
|Sat 31 Mar||12:00pm||PLO Double Chance Championship||£57||1||90|
|12:30pm||7-Card Stud Championship||£57||1||49|
|3:00pm||Main Event Day 1A||£110||3||70|
|8:00pm||Deuces Wile (NLHE) Championship||£57||1||60|
|10:00pm||PLO Cash Championship Day 1.1||£67||2||30|
|Sun 1 Apr||12:00pm||8-Game Championship Day 1||£110||2||56|
|12:30pm||ROE (NLHE/PLO) Championship||£57||1||90|
|4:00pm||Win the Button Championship||£57||1||60|
|8:00pm||PLO Survivor Shootout Championship||£57||1||72|
|10:00pm||NLHE Cash Championship Day 1.1||£67||2||30|
|Mon 2 Apr||12:00pm||8-Game Championship Final|
|12:30pm||Main Event Day 1b||£110||3||150|
|10:00pm||PLO Cash Championship Day 1.2||£67||30|
|Tue 3 Apr||12:00pm||Champion of Champions||£60||2||72|
|12:30pm||Mixed Game Max Championship||£57||1||54|
|1:30pm||Stud Round of Each (Stud/Razz/Hi-lo)||£57||1||49|
|4:00pm||NLHE Headhunter Championship||£57||1||70|
|9:00pm||Mississippi Straddle (NLHE) Championship||£57||1||45|
|10:00pm||NLHE Cash Championship Day 1.2||£67||2||30|
|Wed 4 Apr||12:00pm||Champion of Champions Final Table|
|12:30pm||PLO Championship Day 1||£60||2||81|
|1:30pm||NLHE Shootout Championship||£57||1||72|
|2:00pm||Team Championship Day 1||£110||2||64|
|4:00pm||Deepstack Championship NLHE Day 1||£220||2||72|
|10:00pm||APAT Awards Night|
|Thu 5 Apr||12:00pm||Team Championship Day 2|
|12:15pm||PLO Championship Day 2|
|12:30pm||Deepstack Championship Day 2|
|1:00pm||PLO Shootout Championship||£57||1||90|
|4:00pm||Main Event Day 1c||£110||3||80|
|8:00pm||NLHE Survivor Shootout Championship||£57||1||80|
|10:00pm||PLO Cash Championship Day 1.3||£67||2||30|
|Fri 6 Apr||12:00pm||Main Event Day 1d||£110||3||130|
|5:00pm||Tag Team NLHE Championship||£57pp||1||60|
|10:00pm||NLHE Cash Championship Day 1.3||£67||2||30|
|Sat 7 Apr||12:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|1:00pm||Mix Max NLHE Championship||£57||1||72|
|10:00pm||PLO Cash Championship Day 1.4||£67||2||30|
|Sun 8 Apr||12:00pm||Main Event Final Table|
|4:00pm||Crazy Pineapple Championship||£57||1||108|
|6:00pm||NLHE Cash Championship Day 1.4||£67||2||30|
|8:00pm||APAT 15/15 NLHE Championship||£57||1||50|
|9:00pm||APAT 15/15 PLO Championship||£57||1||45|
|10:00pm||PLO Cash Championship Final|
|10:00pm||NLHE Cash Championship Final|
APAT aims to have each day finish around 2:00 a.m. and the schedule has been designed to allow players have other events to play if they bust from tournaments early.
Players wishing to reserve a seat in any of the events can do so via Eventbrite or you can buy in directly to each event via the Grosvenor Poker lobby. If you download Grosvenor Poker via UK & Ireland PokerNews, you can claim a 200 percent up to £700 first deposit bonus.