Season 11 Announcement
May 11, 2017, London: The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) is delighted to announce details of the eleventh season of its critically acclaimed tour for recreational players. Following on from it’s tenth anniversary season, which saw every APAT Champion win an added value Las Vegas package, Season 11 will open with the North American Amateur Poker Championship in Las Vegas on June 7th 2017 and run to the APAT World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) in Manchester, from March 31st to April 8th 2018.
Season highlights include:-
Headline partner: APAT is pleased to announce the continuation of their relationship with the UK’s largest casino chain, Grosvenor Casinos, as its headline sponsor in Season 11. The partnership will see each APAT main event Champion win an added seat at a GUKPT main event, worth £550. The partnership continues to flourish on the back of 10 years of close cooperation and highlights a continuing commitment to the development of players at every level.
Media partner: APAT is pleased to partner with Bluff Europe, Europe’s largest poker magazine, which will feature regular content on APAT’s live tour throughout Season 11.
Viva Las Vegas: APAT is hosting the first event of Season 11 in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Downtown Fremont Street, on Wednesday 7th June 2017, featuring a $150 buyin and a $20,000 guarantee.
Online: Grosvenor Poker will host APAT’s online Championship events and the winner of each will receive an added seat at a GUKPT main event worth £550.
WCOAP: The extremely popular World Championship Of Amateur Poker will be hosted at Grosvenor Casino, Manchester, between March 31st and April 8th, 2018. The festival will feature the prestigious 8-Game Players Championship, World Amateur Team Championship and World Amateur Poker Championship main event.
Champion Of Champions: A special event hosted during the WCOAP in Manchester, with every live APAT National Champion and WCOAP Main & Side event winners from eleven APAT seasons eligible to compete to be crowned the APAT Champion Of Champions, with the added value of a Las Vegas 2018 Package.
Live Stream/Blog: APAT will broadcast live from all National Amateur Championship events in Season 11, in addition to providing comprehensive live updates through the APAT forum.
APAT Season 11 Schedule:
|Jun 7, 2017:||Las Vegas (North American Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Jul 1-2, 2017:||Spa (Belgian Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Aug 5-6, 2017:||Coventry (UK Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Sep 29-Oct 1, 2017:||Cardiff (Welsh Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Oct 11-15, 2017:||Spa (European Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Oct 29-30, 2017:||Dublin (Irish Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Nov 10-12, 2017:||Namur (Benelux Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Dec 1-3, 2017:||Reading (English Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Feb 3-4, 2018:||Blackpool (UK Team Poker Championship)|
|Mar 3-4, 2018:||Edinburgh (Scottish Amateur Poker Championship)|
|Mar 31-Apr 8, 2018:||Manchester (World Championship of Amateur Poker)|
The Amateur Poker Association & Tour created the UK’s first national poker tour in 2006. Since launch, APAT has developed into a global operator in the live events arena, holding multiple festivals in Europe and North America, in addition to a comprehensive schedule in the United Kingdom. The organisation remains dedicated to the development of amateur players, providing an affordable, professionally run tour that enables members to enhance their poker skills in a fun, but competitive, environment. Members who have final tabled APAT national events have gone on to win WSOP, WPT, EPT, Irish Open, GUKPT and many other internationally recognised professional poker titles.