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Title: Why no Aspers for WCOAP 2017?
Post by: peripheraldecision on December 30, 2016, 16:28:30 PM
Been going down there from Nottingham past couple of years for the HORSE and PLO8 and really like it, just wanted to know the reason for the change?

Also are any of these non holdem events re-entry?


Title: Re: Why no Aspers for WCOAP 2017?
Post by: Paulie_D on December 31, 2016, 12:14:20 PM
A variety of reasons.

From the players side....

Aspers in Stratford was not universally popular amongst the APAT community. It"s not centrally located in the country which made travel difficult for many. Not me, I loved it.. but for many, it was a major stumbling block.

Accommodation was more expensive and harder to find in and around the venue, especially in London around the Easter holidays.

Some felt the higher cost of food and, especially, drink was a big turn off too.  

As I said, a whole bunch of reasons over and above any financial ones for APAT in putting on the festival. After all, Grosvenor ARE the APAT sponsors this year.

I"m sure we"ll be back in the future but in the meantime Manchester will do us fine, I"m sure.

That reminds me, time to start booking my hotel. πŸΊπŸ˜€


Title: Re: Why no Aspers for WCOAP 2017?
Post by: Paulie_D on December 31, 2016, 12:16:49 PM
Oh, and I don"t believe ANY of the events non-HE or otherwise allow re-entry...  But I would have to check.


Title: Re: Why no Aspers for WCOAP 2017?
Post by: IrishTom on December 31, 2016, 19:19:51 PM

Oh, and I don"t believe ANY of the events non-HE or otherwise allow re-entry...  But I would have to check.


You are correct Paulie... although I suppose we could class the "Cash Tournament" as a bit "in between".. sort of.. ish


Title: Re: Why no Aspers for WCOAP 2017?
Post by: peripheraldecision on January 02, 2017, 17:53:34 PM
Cheers. A number of friends and I will be up from Nottingham to Manchester to play. I placed 3rd in 2015"s HORSE :)