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Irish Amateur Championship 2009 - Player Briefing
« on: May 23, 2009, 22:13:18 PM »
Final event details for players entered in the Irish Amateur Poker Championship on May 30th & 31st, are as follows:


The Fitzwilliam Card Club
Clifton Hall
Lower Fitzwilliam Street,
Dublin 2,

Tel:          +353-1-611-4677
Fax:         +353-1-611-4678


Clean and tidy dress is strongly recommended.  By order of the Casino - No football shirts, no ripped jeans, no tracksuit bottoms.  Regular Jeans and Trainers are absolutely fine.


Will be available at the venue from 12.00pm. 

For registration you are required to complete a Member Applicaton Form and produce a valid proof of identification.  You can complete the form via the link above, or at reception in Dublin.

Please note that any friends or family members that wish to accompany you into the Casino will also have to complete a Casino Member Application Form.

Registration is only available to individuals aged 18 years of age and older, with a valid proof of identification.


Please bring a valid Passport or Drivers License.  If you do not have one of those, then a credit card AND recent utility bill will suffice.  Your guests will also need to bring a similar proof of identity.

If you cannot present valid identification to the Fitzwilliam, you will not be allowed to enter the premises.


Play commences at 2.30pm sharp on Saturday and play is expected to finish at around 1.00am.  Players left in will return for a 2.30pm start on Sunday, with the final expected to finish at around 10.00pm. 

Due to the nature of tournament Poker, end of day timings are estimated.


1st - A prize of £3,000 - Engraved Irish Championship Cup - Gold Medal - GUKPT Main Event Seat - 18 ranking points - Significant Media Exposure.

The GUKPT Main Event Seat comprises a paid entry to a Grosvenor UK Poker Tour main event being played later this year.  The GUKPT entry is worth approximately £1,060. 

Ranking points count towards the player of the year first prize of an expenses paid entry to a GUKPT Main Event.

2nd - £1,850 - Silver Medal - 17 ranking points.

3rd - £1,000 - Bronze Medal - 16 ranking points.

4th to 9th - £600 each - 10 to 15 ranking points.

10th to 15th - £300 each - 4 to 9 ranking points.

16th to 18th - 1 to 3 ranking points

Alternates will be allowed the opportunity to take part during the first two levels.

An additional prize of £75 will be created as a result of each alternate who is allowed to enter.  This money will be awarded to the players finishing directly outside the above prize pool, so if for example 4 alternates take part in the event, then finishing positions from 16th to 19th will each win back their buy in of £75. 

The alternates will be chosen from the APAT controlled reserve list started at the venue at 12.30pm on the first day of play.  This may enable a small number of additional members to participate in an APAT event.

Please note, if players have not turned up to play by the end of level three, their chips will be removed from play.

Under our terms & conditions, APAT will not support deal making.  This is a unique National Championship event and the onus is on every player to try their utmost to win it outright. 

Please note that all entrance fees will be paid out in prize money.  APAT will not retain any fee for running this event for our members.

The prize fund outlined above is subject to 150 paid entries at £75.00 per player.  Please note the prize fund will be paid out in Euros in Dublin.


A free buffet will be laid on for players on Saturday and Sunday. 


Journalists and a photographer will be present on both days.  We hope to feature a number of images from the tournament on our website soon after the event.  

By entering this tournament you accept that your image may be used in APAT TV, press and marketing campaigns.


Technology allowing, APAT intend to run a live update on the event and we will be posting player pictures and chip counts throughout the weekend.  Feel free to tell your friends and family, who can follow your progress on the forum.  Guests will need to register on the forum to see pictures from the event.  Registration is free.


For anyone still to book accomodation, we can suggest using the Late Rooms link in the header above.  The venue is in Dublin 2 and it is possible to identify accomodation in that area via the Late Rooms website.  


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


As a member of the Amateur Poker Association, we would like you to be aware of your role in our collective responsibility to ensure that the weekend is memorable for every participant, and not just the winner at the end.  We would appreciate you doing your bit to ensure that every player comes away having had the best possible tournament experience. 

It only remains for all of us at APAT to wish every player the best of luck in the event.
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