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ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« on: July 06, 2017, 11:02:00 AM »


It is my absolute pleasure to announce that we can confirm the venue and dates for the ECOAP.

The oldest casino in the world will be the host for the 2017 APAT European Championship of Amateur Poker (ECOAP).

The Casino de Spa was established in 1763 and still has some of the grandeur of the past. The idyllic town of Spa is situated in a valley of the Ardennes, 35km south of Liège and 45km southwest of Aachen (Germany). The town of Spa is famous for its several natural mineral springs, and is also the location of mineral water producer Spa, whose mineral water is exported worldwide.

The ECOAP will take place from 11 to 15 October 2017 and will include an International Team Championship (Oct 12-13) and a 2-day Main Event with 2 starting days (Oct 13-14-15).

The Team Championship will be an invite only where 4-player national teams will compete in a series of events to claim the European Amateur Poker Team Champions title.

The Main Event will feature 2 starting days (Oct 13-14), playing down the a winner on the Oct 15th.

In the next few days we will publish more details for hotel and transport information.

We created a designated ECOAP e-mail address 'ecoap@apat.be' for all your questions and queries, so don't hesitate to get in touch.


Spa: (Casino de Spa)
Oct 11, Wed --- 20:00 --- Progressive Bounty (€75 buyin, €20 bounty)
Oct 12, Thu --- 14:00 --- ECOAP (International) Team Championship Day 1 (invitation only) (4x €110)
Oct 12, Thu --- 16:00 --- Side Event tbd
Oct 12, Thu --- 19:00 --- Crazy Pineapple (€60)
Oct 13, Fri --- 14:00 --- ECOAP (International) Team Championship Day 2
Oct 13, Fri --- 16:00 --- ECOAP Main Event: European Amateur Poker Championship Day 1a (€120)
Oct 13, Fri --- 20:00 --- PLO 4/5/6 Dealer's Choice (€60)
Oct 14, Sat --- 12:00 --- ECOAP Main Event: European Amateur Poker Championship Day 1b (€120)
Oct 14, Sat --- 20:00 --- NLH Mix Max (€60)
Oct 15, Sun --- 12:00 --- ECOAP Main Event: European Amateur Poker Championship Day 2
Oct 15, Sun --- 14:00 --- HORSE (€60)
Oct 15, Sun --- 16:00 --- NLH Double Chance (€60)

(note that small changes to the schedule are still possible)


Hotel information to follow!
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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 10:56:15 AM »
European Amateur Poker Team Championship
October 12th/13th - Spa, Belgium.

Whilst Germany look to defend their title, and Belgium hope to go one better, it is with great pleasure to confirm that long term APATer JP Round will captain England at the ECOAP.

Now, if Carlsberg did.....

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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 10:30:02 AM »
I just added the tournament schedule in the OP. Small changes are still possible, but nothing life changing :)

We will soon add travel and hotel information!
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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 13:21:19 PM »
On a side note: for UK/international players that are not in a team, we are planning to have a private Side Event on Thursday afternoon as well... More details soon.
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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 14:17:33 PM »
On a side note: for UK/international players that are not in a team, we are planning to have a private Side Event on Thursday afternoon as well... More details soon.


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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 23:05:34 PM »
I just added the tournament schedule in the OP. Small changes are still possible, but nothing life changing :)

We will soon add travel and hotel information!

Have you confirmed the schedule for the team event Tom?
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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 11:04:21 AM »
I just added the tournament schedule in the OP. Small changes are still possible, but nothing life changing :)

We will soon add travel and hotel information!

Have you confirmed the schedule for the team event Tom?

Schedule confirmed JP, I think you are in with a shout this year.


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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 15:46:12 PM »
I just added the tournament schedule in the OP. Small changes are still possible, but nothing life changing :)

We will soon add travel and hotel information!

Have you confirmed the schedule for the team event Tom?

Schedule confirmed JP, I think you are in with a shout this year.




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Makes team selection easier anyway 😉
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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 21:09:21 PM »
I just added the tournament schedule in the OP. Small changes are still possible, but nothing life changing :)

We will soon add travel and hotel information!

Have you confirmed the schedule for the team event Tom?

Schedule confirmed JP, I think you are in with a shout this year.



This schedule is biased against the English team and JP should lodge a complaint.

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Re: ECOAP Oct 2017 - Belgium
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 10:16:19 AM »
First of all my apologies for the late response to some of your e-mails and messages (due to a combination of vacation and some personal issues).

Unfortunately we don't have a hotel deal in Spa (we were talking to a hotel that was closed in October but maybe wanted to open up for us; unfortunately they couldn't get enough of their regular staff so they chose to stay closed)

Below I can give you some advice for hotels. Also there are some very nice B&B's and apartments for rent in the area, so if you are travelling with a group, this is certainly a very cheap and easy solution!

A selection of houses/appartments

A selection of hotels


Tickets for all the events are on sale here


The Team Captains have received all the details of the format. As agreed with Des and Tom we have made a few changes that will be evaluated after the event. In brief, the team format looks like this:

Day 1:
1/ 2x HU -- 2x 4-max
2/ 2x NLH -- 1x PLO -- 1x CP
3/ 4x NLH Team SNG (every player starts his SNG, but after a few levels of play, all team stacks are added together and play continues as a 'super SNG' with 1 player for every country playing, having to make a substitution every level)

Day 2:
4/ 6-max SNG's with 2x NLH -- 1x PLO -- 1x CP
5/ MTT with all players
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