30 Mar England, Linton And MacDonald Win WCOAP Titles On Day Two
On another busy day at the APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker at Dusk Till Dawn three Bracelet events were concluded.
At the end of the two day World Amateur Team Championship England beat Italy in the final stage; the Heads Up matches, to secure the title. England, captained by former APAT UK Amateur Champion Steve Redfern and with a team also comprising double APAT Champion Carl Pilgrim, Stuart Ward, Asa McGrath and Tony Trippier, had secured a commanding lead on the first of the two days over a series of Hold Em and Pot Limit Omaha Sit and Go formats. Although day two saw the points haul tail off towards the end of the day, they had done enough to secure a place in the title match against the Italian team who had overtaken England in the points standings in the final round of matches. Italy, finishing second had the consolation of knowing they had the top individual points scorer in captain Luca Canella who won three of his five matches and was second in another.
In the Bronze medal play off Canada defeated Spain to close out the medal positions. Amongst the other teams, Portugal started well on day one and lay second after the first phases of play. Sadly they faded out of the top four. The event saw the debut of Malaysia, a young team who impressed observers with their excellent play throughout.
In individual events, day two of the WCOAP saw two tournaments play out. The APAT WCOAP Six Max attracted a record field for an APAT side event, 211 runners creating a £10,550 prize pool. After thirteen hours play, and a six hour final table that saw dramatic fluctuations in chip stacks Angus MacDonald beat Ross Freeman to the bracelet with Suhail Elorfi finishing third. MacDonald won £2,100 for his victory and added value of an ISPT day one seat.
The final table result was as follows:
1 Angus Macdonald £2,788.85
2 Ross Freeman £1,611.55
3 Suhail Elorfi £965.00
4 Malachi Wizzard £675.50
5 Mark Curwen £530.75
6 Karl West £434.25
7 Sophie Stynes £386.00
The £250 buy in APAT High Roller attracted 53 players including a WSOP bracelet winner in Lawrence Gosney and many regular UK poker festival circuit players. The winner was the 2012 WPT Marbella runner up Peter Linton, a DTD regular who beat Alistair Carins to the title and won £4,372.
The final table result was as follows
1 Peter Linton £4,372.50
2 Alistair Carins £2,782.50
3 Nick Secker £1,855.00
4 Anonymous £1,325.00
5 Frank Flanagan £927.50
6 Neil Dobney £795.00
7 Peter Wigglesworth £662.50
8 Andrew Overton £530.00