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« on: March 09, 2017, 02:11:46 AM »

Ladies & Gents, confirmation of details for the UK Team Championship is below - questions/comments etc on the weekend of events should be sent by PM to myself via HERE
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APAT SEASON 10 IN ASSOCIATION WITH GROSVENOR - UK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, 11TH-12TH MAR 2017

The UK Team Championship will take place at Grosvenor Casino, Blackpool on Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th March 2017.

Matt Dale, Leigh Wiltshire, Lucy Amos and I will be your APAT Hosts for the weekend, providing a full player tracking and ongoing team score updating service, a live update/blog with pictures via the APAT Forum and Facebook/Twitter and a live stream of the Main Event.

A full list of teams and members, plus table draw/seating plan and alphabetical list of players can be found HERE

Venue:

Grosvenor Casino,
The Sandcastle,
Promenade,
Blackpool
FY4 1BB
Tele: 01253 341222
Web: HERE

All players must join Grosvenor Casinos as members, which is free, and photo ID is needed.  If you are already a member of Grosvenor Casinos then you should bring your membership card to allow use of a fast track entry available (players swipe their card and there is no need to be manually signed in at the desk). If not a member of Grosvenor Casinos, it is necessary to bring either your driving licence or passport otherwise you risk not being allowed into the casino.

Smart Casual dress is required.

LIMITED free parking is available at the casino.  Limited parking is also available with Travelodge (nearby) at £8 per 24 hours with a code from reception, Osborne Road Car Park (adjacent to Travelodge) at £8 per 24 hours or, free parking is available on both roads either side of Travelodge - Osborne Road and Balmoral Road.

The casino is open 24/7 (Bar 8am - 5:30am) (Restaurant 6pm - 11pm).

The Poker Room will be open as follows:

Sat - from 12pm
Sun - from 11am

ON SATURDAY FROM 12:00 ALL TEAM PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN BEFORE THE START OF THE EVENT - PLEASE THEREFORE ARRIVE AT 12:00 OR ASAP THEREAFTER TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AND TO ENSURE THE EVENT STARTS ON TIME - IT DOES USUALLY TAKE AROUND 2 HOURS - SO PLEASE DO ARRIVE EARLY SO WE DON"T DELAY THE START OF THE EVENT

APAT Weekend Schedule Of Events

Players are NOT required to register for the Main Event at the venue - we have pre-registered all players and the table draw / seating plan has been completed in advance and is available as above - therefore, all players" chip stacks will go into play at the start of the event, whether you are in your seat or not, and when not in your seat you will be blinded out accordingly.

However, we ask that you please be seated 5 minutes prior to the event advertised start time, which is 14:30.

The weekend schedule of events is as follows:

Fri 10th Mar

Venue event: 20:00 (late reg 2 hours 15 mins) Unlimited re-entries £30+£6 20k stack £2,000 GTD.

Sat 11th Mar:

14:30-01:30 Main Event: APAT UK Team Championship (NLHE) (Day 1) £75+£7 per person 15k stack 45 min clock (33 teams x 8 players each = 264) - £19,800 prize fund.

18:00-01:00 - Destination Vegas STTs (On demand on the hour - expected duration 60 mins each) Single Table Satellites £10+£2 2k stack 10 min clock - winner gets entry into the Sunday "APAT Destination Vegas 2017" where 1 Vegas 2017 Package is GUARANTEED.

Sun 12th Mar:

12:00- Main Event: APAT UK Team Championship (Day 2)

12:00-15:00 - Destination Vegas STTs (On demand on the hour - expected duration 60 mins each) Single Table Satellites £10+£2 2k stack 10 min clock - winner gets entry into the Sunday "APAT Destination Vegas 2017" where 1 Vegas 2017 Package is GUARANTEED.

15:00- APAT Destination Vegas 2017 NLHE (Max 1 Rebuy OR 1 Re entry OR 1 Add On £75 for 10k to first break) £75+£7 with 10k chips on a 20 min clock - same structure as Main Event with late entry to and including first break, which will be after Level 6.  Deals are not allowed for Vegas Packages, but may be considered for any additional cash winnings.  Buyins retained for "APAT Destination Vegas 2017 Packages" for every £1750 - money for lesser amounts paid out - 1 PACKAGE GUARANTEED

Venue event: 17:00 (late reg 2 hours 15 mins) 1 Re-entry £25+£6 25k stack £1,000 GTD

The Main Event Tournament Structure can be found HERE, although 12 levels will be played on Day 1 - ending around 01:00    

Prizes

The winner(s) of the Main Event, the UK Team Championship, will be:

Team - highest combined scores from all team member finishing positions in top 100 (1st = 100, 100th = 1)

Individual - finishing position

The Top 3 Teams and Top 18 Individuals will be paid on a 50/50 split of buyins as follows:

Top 3 Teams (50% of buyins = £9,900) - 1st=£5,000 - 2nd=£3,000, 3rd=£1,900 - payouts will be made to Team Captains.

The default APAT prize structure (individual) can be found HERE = £9,900 - payouts will be made to winning individuals.

This event awards APAT Medals - top 3 teams and top 3 individuals - and APAT POTY Points (Top 18).

The Destination Vegas event also awards APAT POTY Points (Top 5).

APAT Main Events do NOT allow deals to be made, and Side Event deals are only allowed under the control and rules of APAT.

The individual winner of the UK Team Championship will win an "added value" APAT Destination Vegas 2017 package, with flights (3rd/10th June), 7 nights hotel accommodation and entry to the WSOP Colossus included.

Live Updates

A live update/blog and live stream will be provided on the Main Event with player pictures, chip counts and "team leaderboard" throughout the weekend.

Feel free to tell your friends and family, who can follow your progress on the APAT forum - guests will need to register as a member on the forum to see pictures from the event and to post on the forum - member registration is free.

Terms and Conditions

Please note the event is subject to the terms & conditions of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour.

Finally

As a member of the Amateur Poker Association and Tour, we would like you to be aware of your expected role in our collective responsibility to ensure that the weekend is memorable and enjoyable for not only every participant - but for everyone involved within the venue.  We would appreciate you doing your bit to ensure that every player comes away having had the best possible poker experience with APAT.

The best of luck to everyone playing over the weekend of events.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 00:49:45 AM by IrishTom » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 18:19:39 PM »

The venue have confirmed that they are running the following events over the weekend:

Friday:   20:00 (late reg 2 hours 15 mins) Unlimited re-entries £30+£6 20k stack £2,000 GTD.
Sunday: 17:00 (late reg 2 hours 15 mins) 1 Re-entry £25+£6 25k stack £1,000 GTD.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 00:49:19 AM by IrishTom » Logged

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