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IrishTom
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« on: November 12, 2017, 15:59:59 PM »

Ladies & Gents, we are pleased to confirm details for the English Amateur Poker Championship, where I look forward to being your host for the weekend, with Lucy Amos providing a live update/blog/pictures throughout and Leigh Wiltshire producing a Live Stream of the action on Sunday.

For questions, queries etc, then please PM myself HERE

Overview of events:

(Dec 1, Fri 12:20 Newbury Races (1st Race) (last race 15:35))
£6.40 Return train:  
Reading-Newbury Races 11:15-11:44
Return Newbury Races-Reading 16:12-16:38 & 17:12-17:38
SEE SEPARATE APAT FORUM POST HERE

Dec 1, Fri 18:00 Main Event: English Amateur Poker Championship (NLHE) Day 1a £75+£7
Dec 1, Fri 21:00 PLO8 £33+£7

Dec 2, Sat 14:30 Main Event: English Amateur Poker Championship (NLHE) Day 1b £75+£7
Dec 2, Sat 20:00 NLHE £33+£7

Dec 3, Sun 12:00 Main Event: English Amateur Poker Championship (NLHE) Day 2
Dec 3, Sun 13:00 ROE NLHE/PLO £33+£7
Dec 3, Sun 17:00 APAT 15 (NLHE) £33+£7

APAT SEASON 11 IN ASSOCIATION WITH GROSVENOR POKER
ENGLISH AMATEUR POKER CHAMPIONSHIP
FRI 1 DEC - SUN 3 DEC 2017




The English Amateur Poker Championship will be played at the Grosvenor Casino Reading (South), Reading on Friday 1st Dec with Day 1A starting at 6pm, Saturday 2nd Dec with Day 1B starting at 2:30pm and Sunday 3rd Dec with Day 2 starting at 12:00 noon.

Venue

Grosvenor Casino Reading (South), Rose Kiln Lane, Reading, RG2 0SN  
Tele: 01184 027800
Web: HERE

The Casino is open 24 hours.

The POKER ROOM is open 24 hours if demand is there (usual poker hours are 18:30-late).

The poker room is open for APAT EVENT REGISTRATION from one hour before the FIRST APAT 'buy in' event of the day, so:

Fri 17:00 for 18:00 and 21:00 events
Sat 13:30 for 14:30 and 20:00 events
Sun 12:00 for 13:00 and 17:00 events

To play poker you must be a full member of Grosvenor Casinos - and to join as a Member you need to present photo ID.  

Dress code is casual - no shorts - hats and sunglasses are not allowed on the casino floor but are inside the poker room.

There is limited parking on site.

The casino has the following entertainment:

Friday 1st December - 7pm
Comedy & Curry night -  this is booking up fast and it is a privately run charity event - tickets @ £40 pp from the venue

Sat 2nd December -  9:30pm
The Soultones -  modern soul 7-piece band playing old school classics from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson to Chaka Chan.
Tickets £10pp.

APAT Weekend Schedule Of Events

Day 1 structures are as follows (subject to change):

Fri Day 1A - Levels - Sat Day 1B

18:00-18:45 Level 1 14:30-15:15
18:45-19:30 Level 2 15:15-16:00
19:30-20:15 Level 3 16:00-16:45

20:15-20:30 Break   16:45-17:00

(End of late entry / Alternates)

20:30-21:15 Level 4 17:00-17:45
21:15-22:00 Level 5 17:45-18:30

22:00-22:15 Break   18:30-18:45

22:15-23:00 Level 6 18:45-19:30
23:00-23:45 Level 7 19:30-20:15

23:45-00:00 Break   20:15-20:45

00:00-00:45 Level 8 20:45-21:30
00:45-01:30 Level 9 21:30-22:15

Friday 1st Dec

18:00-01:30 (9 levels) - Main Event APAT English Amateur Poker Championship (NLHE Freezeout) Day 1A - £75+£7 with 15k chips on a 45 min clock.  Structure HERE with late entry to and including first break (after L3).  No Deals Facilitated.  Estimated maximum players 60.  Amateur Poker Player only.

21:00 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Hi-Lo) (PLO8) (1 x re-entry allowed)- £33+£7 with 15k chips on a 20 min clock with late entry to end of L3.   Deals allowed.  Estimated maximum players 27.  Open to all poker players.

Saturday 2nd Dec

14:30-22:15 (9 levels) Main Event APAT English Amateur Poker Championship (NLHE Freezeout) Day 1B - £75+£7 with 15k chips on a 45 min clock.  Structure HERE with late entry to and including first break (after L3).  No Deals Facilitated.  Estimated maximum players 90.  Amateur Poker Player only.

20:00 NLHE (1 x re-entry allowed) - £33+£7 with 10k chips on a 20 min clock with late entry to end of L6.  Deals allowed.  Estimated maximum players 40.  Open to all poker players.

Sunday 3rd Dec

12:00- Main Event APAT English Amateur Poker Championship Day 2

13:00 Round Of Each NLHE/PLO (1 x re-entry allowed) - £33+£7 with 15k chips on a 20 min clock with late entry to and including first break (after L6).  Deals allowed.  Estimated maximum players 40.  Open to all poker players.

17:00 APAT 15 - NLHE (1 x re-entry allowed) - - £33+£7 with 15k Stack on a 15 min clock with 15 seconds decision time  with late entry to end of L6.  Deals allowed.  Estimated maximum players 40.  Open to all poker players.

PRIZES/ADDED VALUE

Each event prize pool breakdown will be confirmed at the venue after the event has closed for further entries.  An example of the default APAT prize structure can be found HERE.  APAT do NOT facilitate deals for Championship Main Events.  

The winner of the Amateur Poker Championship will win an added value prize of a GUKPT Main Event Seat worth £550.

The top three finishers will receive the coveted APAT National Championship Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Season 11 Player Of The Year (POTY) ranking points will be awarded for both the National Championship (Top 18) and all Side Events (Top 5).  POTY details can be found HERE and the POTY will win the ADDED VALUE of a GUKPT Main Event seat worth £550.

GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT IN ADVANCE
 

Reserve a seat for the MAIN EVENT via APAT Eventbrite HERE which will close when all allocated seats are reserved or at 21:00 on Thu 30th Nov latest for Day 1a, and at 21:00 on Fri 1st Dec latest for Day 1b.  

Clarification on the APAT Eventbrite facility is available HERE, and ALL players who reserve a seat must register in person, and pay the FULL buy-in and reg fee, at the venue poker room cash desk AT THE LATEST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE EVENT START TIME - otherwise the seat will be freed up AT THIS TIME.



Download the software for APAT/Grosvenor HERE register in advance and pay the full buyin in advance for BOTH the MAIN EVENT and the PLO8 (HI-LO).

ALL players bought-in in advance either via the APAT/Grosvenor Online Holding tank or via APAT (eg Online Satellite token/Added Value), will have their chips put into play at the start of the event and, if not seated, will be blinded out from the start - you DO NOT need to register in the venue prior to the event start - APAT will provide your name to the venue and register you into the event - so just turn up and take your seat (even if late arriving) - any player who registers and buys in AT THE VENUE will also have chips put into play at the start if they are not seated.

If you register online via the holding tank, and subsequently do not de-register online before the holding tank closes, and subsequently you are unable to use your seat, then you need to use the APAT Seat Exchange facility HERE to off-load your seat.

ON THE DAY

Players can buy-in at the venue for available seats on a first-come-first-served basis, for events THAT DAY, from 1 hour prior to the first APAT 'buyin' event start time that day.

Players who have registered for an event, but are placed on the Alternates list, will be offered a seat as it becomes available.

EVENT REGISTRATION


You are advised to turn up well in advance to complete event registration, including allowing time to join as a member if needed.  

ALL event registration for a particular day will open in the venue 1 hour prior to the first APAT 'buyin' event that day (so at 17:00 on Fri, 13:30 on Sat and 12:00 on Sunday) for those NOT bought-in in full in advance and is on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.

For those who have reserved a seat for the Main Event in advance via the APAT Eventbrite facility, they are reminded they need to register in person and pay the full buyin/reg fee AT LEAST 30 minutes before the event start time, when AT THIS TIME all unclaimed reserved seats will be freed up.

Players may leave the venue after registering for an event but we encourage you to be back and seated by 5 minutes prior to the event advertised start time.  However, it is not obligatory to be in your seat at the start of the events and if not chips will be put into play, and remain in play, and you will be blinded out.

Live Updates

A live report update/blog will be provided on the Main Event throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a Live Stream of the Main Event Day 2 on Sunday.

Terms and Conditions

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

All events are subject to APAT/Venue discretion on the day, and structures/levels may be altered and timings changed if viewed in the best interests of the event.

Cancellations

Once a seat has been purchased, and if plans change, then players need to utilise the APAT Seat Exchange within the APAT Forum HERE to trade their seat at the face value.  Seat Exchange Guidelines HERE apply.

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 everyone comes away having had the best possible poker experience with APAT.

The best of luck to everyone playing over the weekend of events.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 18:56:24 PM »

For those wishing to play APAT Reading Main Event Day 1A on Friday at 6pm, or Day 1B on Saturday at 2:30pm, then you simply need to turn up at the venue ON THE DAY... registration opens 'on the day' for Friday Day 1A at 5pm, and for Saturday Day 1B at 1:30pm...


The Grosvenor Online Holding Tank for Day 1A of the Main Event is now closed with the following entrants, who are reminded that they do NOT need to register in the venue, and their chips will go into play from the start of the event whether they are in attendance or not:

Paul Rice
Brian Yates
Kieran Collins
Giovanni Canali
Brian Jones
Judith Edwards

The APAT Eventbrite reserve a seat facility for Day 1A of the Main Event is now closed with the following players having reserved a seat and they need to turn up in the venue poker room and register and pay the FULL buyin before 5:30pm at which time the seat will become free if they have not done so:

Dave   Kingswell
Matt   Harrison
Chris   Davies
James   Lynott
Lucy   Clare
Graham Pound
Brian Yates

The Grosvenor Online Holding Tank for Friday's PLO8 (Hi-Lo) is also now closed with the following entrants - who are reminded that they do NOT need to register in the venue, and their chips will go into play from the start of the event whether they are in attendance or not:

Adam David Szerlowski
Mike Buck
Mark Lassman
Daniel Sheehan
Graham Pound
Daniel Roberts
Ian Thompson
Linda Iwaniak
Neil Sheehan
Derek Rowland
Paul Davis
Simon A Lawlor
Sean Lassman
Peter Wigglesworth
Alan Ellis
Steven Bradbury

The Grosvenor Online Holding Tank for Day 1B of the Main Event is now closed with the following entrants, who are reminded that they do NOT need to register in the venue, and their chips will go into play from the start of the event whether they are in attendance or not:

Ian Witt
Michael Doyle
John Round
Marc Morris
Adam David Szerlowski
Karen Balbi
Mike Buck
Mark Lassman
Hugh Cairnie
Stephen Roderick
David Griffiths
Donald Roberts
Hugh Smyth
Paul Lomas
Omar Khan
Ian Thompson
James Orchard
Kevin O Hanlon
Peter Little
Liam Bint
Linda Iwaniak
Lee Wyatt
Shirley Cole
Joby Plunkett
Simon John Venn
Jason Kemp
Stephen Maynard
Paul Davis
David Paxton
Stephen Timmis
Simon A Lawlor
Sean Lassman
Craig Dawson
Alan Ellis
Tim Magnus
Steven Bradbury

The APAT Eventbrite reserve a seat facility for Day 1B of the Main Event is now closed with the following players having reserved a seat and they need to turn up in the venue poker room and register and pay the FULL buyin before 2:00pm at which time the seat will become free if they have not done so:

Thomas   Bacon
Gerry   Bishop
Callum   Bowler
Joe   Carr-Hill
Meghan   Christie
Colin   Christie
Oliver   Clark
michael   dobbs
phillip   Evans
Kelvin   Gray
Lisa   Greer
Ben   Greer
clive   handy
Geoffrey   Langrish
Thomas   Lees
James   Lindley
Patrick   Newman
Stephen   Redpath
Danny   Strange
Christopher   Webber
Peter   Wigglesworth

Others:

The following have been pre-registered/bought-in in advance by APAT and do NOT need to turn up at the venue to register on the day - simply turn up at any time and take your seat as you have already been registered into the event by APAT and your chips will go into play at the start of the tournament even if you are late to arrive - although late arrivals will be blinded out from the start of the tournament.

Friday Main Event Day 1A

Alex Mason (LPPL)

Saturday Main Event Day 1B

Bob Law (LPPL)


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