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IrishTom
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« on: November 07, 2014, 10:29:50 AM »

Ladies & Gents, we are pleased to be able to confirm details for the UK Team Championship as below.

APAT SEASON 8 IN ASSOCIATION WITH CORAL - UK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, 29TH - 30TH NOV 2014 - PLAYER BRIEFING

The UK Team Championship will be played at Grosvenor G Casino (Bury New Road), Manchester on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014.

Matt Dale and I will be your APAT Hosts for the weekend of events.

There are a few separate forum threads already running for this event:

APAT Official / Latest Information HERE

List of Teams / Members & Discussion Thread HERE

Table Draw / Seating Plan HERE

Wed 19 Nov - Opportunity to join the Sponsors and play for Team Coral for only £6.60 to win entry and £200 expenses HERE - download the Coral software HERE to take part.

Venue

Grosvenor G Casino
Bury New Road
2 Ramsgate Street
Manchester
M8 9SG

Tele: 01618 316370
Web: HERE

The casino is open 24/7.  The Poker Room will be open as follows:

Fri - 5pm to 8am Sat morning
Sat - 12pm to 8am Sun morning
Sun - 11am to 8am Mon morning

ON SATURDAY FROM 12:00 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

Membership:   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.  The casino has a challenge 25 policy.

Dress:   Dresscode is smart casual, no tracksuits, football shirts or sports shorts are permitted.  Members may wear hoodies and caps in the poker room only.

Car Parking:   There is a free secure car park on the premises of the casino with circa 150 spaces split between the front and rear of the casino. 

A FREE BUFFET will be provided for Main Event players on Saturday evening and soft drinks, tea and coffee are complimentary.

APAT Weekend Schedule Of Events

Players are NOT required to register for this event at the venue - we have pre-registered all players and the table draw / seating plan has been completed in advance and is available HERE - 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.  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 28th Nov:

20:00 - Venue Event £25+£5 NLHE Freezeout, 20k Stack, £2k Guaranteed, No re-entries, Late registration until 10:15pm.  Maximum capacity 150 but if the tournament is full players will be guaranteed a seat as long as they have registered before 10:15pm (and players then have the choice to withdraw when a seat becomes available to them if it reaches level 8 or beyond).

Sat 29th Nov:

14:30-02:30 Main Event: APAT UK Team Championship (NLHE) (Day 1) £50+£5 per person (33 teams x 8 players each = 264)

20:00- APAT NLHE Side Event - £25+£5

Sun 30th Nov:

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

13:00- APAT PLO Side Event - £25+£5

The Main Event Tournament Structure can be found HERE - the 02:30 finishing time is an estimate which will be confirmed late on Saturday evening - breaks are usually after every 3 levels, and a "split" dinner break will take place after L6 (50% of tables will proceed to the dinner break after L6 whilst the other 50% play on through L7 - then they will change over).  

APAT UK Team NLHE/PLO Tournament Side Events

Players must register/buy-in for these events at the venue poker room cash desk from 18:00 on Saturday for the NLH Side Event being played at 20:00 that night, and from 20:00 on Saturday for the PLO Side Event being played at 13:00 on Sunday.  You are advised that these Side Events may be subject to a maximum player capacity, with alternates and max 1 re-entry up to the first break.  Alternates/Late Entry will have priority over Re-entry.

Multi-tabling is NOT allowed, consequently, no player still in the UK Team Championship Main Event can buy-in to any side event before their exit from the Main Event.

The poker room runs a High Hand Jackpot on the NLH cash tables.  This involves £1 from each pot £25 or more plus the company standard of 5% rake capped at £5.  A straight flush is worth 10% of the Jackpot (capped at £250) and a Royal Flush will see ALL NLH cash game players paid.  Currently the Jackpot is circa £12k and expected to approach £30k if it is not won by the time of our event.  The poker room also runs the usual array of cash games including Dealer's Choice and Omaha.

Prizes

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

Team - highest combined scores from all team member finishing positions (1st = 100, 2nd = 99.... 100th = 1)

Individual - finishing position

The Top 3 teams and Top 20 Individuals will be paid on a 50/50 split of buyins as follows:

Top 3 Teams (50% of buyins = £6,600) - 1st=£3,600 - 2nd=£1,800, 3rd = 20% £1,200 - payouts will be made to Team Captains.

The default APAT prize structure (individual) can be found HERE= £6,600 - payouts will be made to winning individuals.

This event DOES award APAT Medals - top 3 teams and top 3 individuals.

Each side event prize pool breakdown will be confirmed at the venue after the event has closed for further entries.

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 winner of the UK Amateur Poker Championship will win an "added value" main event seat at the WCOAP, where the main event winner will win the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas in the summer of 2015.

Season 8 Ranking Points will be awarded as per HERE

Live Updates

Resources (technology, personnel and time!) allowing, a live update will be provided on the Main Event with player pictures, chip counts and "team leaderboard" throughout the weekend. For those members who feel they may be able to offer assistance in this area then please come over at any time during the weekend and let us know - you can start immediately!

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.
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