Over the years, the team from England have arrived at APAT International Team Events as one of the favourites, with the expectations of a nation on their shoulders.  Some England squads have come close, but ultimately, all have failed to live up to that top...

Twenty year old Kieran Plater from Walsall has won the first bracelet event of the 2013 APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker at Dusk Till Dawn, the WCOAP Stud Championship. Kieran, the youngest player in the field, beat 42 other competitiors to take down the...

APAT are pleased to announce details of the opening event of Season Seven. The APAT Poker Masters will take place at Wembley and will form part of the first ever International Stadium Poker Tour (ISPT) event between May 31st and June 5th, 2013. Click For ISPT Website The...

APAT are excited to announce details of the National Online Cup, which will be played via APAT Online, starting on Sunday February 3rd at 7.30pm. Teams of between four and six players will compete over 7 weeks of MTT's on a Sunday night to win...

The Amateur Association & Poker Tour (APAT) dropped anchor in the G Casino in Luton this weekend for its annual APAT UK Team Championships. Although the tournament was essentially a standard freezeout, the 200 players who had bought in were also part of one of 25 teams. Players earned their team points based on their own finishing positions, with the £10,000 prize pool split evenly between teams and individuals. With individual and team pride at stake, the stakes were much higher than the money involved, with everyone wanting to win. However, it was a case of history repeating itself a the Gambling Network Forum cruised to victory for the second consecutive year.

The final table of this weekend's Genting APAT United Kingdom Amateur Poker Championship brought with it a strong sense of deja vu, as familiar names took their seats in front of a large rail at Stoke's Genting Casino. Amongst them were Manchester Pro Am Champion George...

The 2012 APAT Scottish Amateur Poker Championship was played at Glasgow’s Alea Casino over the weekend of October 13th & 14th. The event was sold out weeks earlier and the excellent structure saw players start with 15,000 chips on a 45 minute clock, with the prestigious Scottish Amateur title up for grabs. Defending Champion and Scottish International Grant Spiers exited late on day one, when his pocket Sevens failed to improve against the pocket Aces of Jonathan Bannerman. It was sweet revenge for Bannerman, who finished just outside the medal positions in last year’s Championship. Among those making the final twenty seven who would make day two were Internationals Shug Carnie (59k), Steve Roderick (82k), James Eccles (49k), John Murray (36k), David Blacklaw (36k), alongside strongly fancied Scottish players Ben Burnhill (99k), Alan Horsburgh (62k), the last remaining lady player Helen Godfrey (26k) and chipleader Grant Mushet (151k). The action was fast and furious at the start of day two. 2010 UK Champion Murray was the first of the leading runners to exit, his Jacks no match for Neil Rankin’s trip Kings. Overnight chipleader Mushet somehow found himself out after a mere hour of play, losing several key pots, particularly to Steven Tracey.  Shortly after Burnhill and Russell Skimington got involved in a raising war, only to find Horsburgh behind holding pocket Aces to knock them both out.

A great summer of sport will shortly conclude with the London 2012 Paralympics; and it seems strangely fitting that long term APAT member and wheelchair user, Carl Pilgrim, chose this of all weeks to take down the main event at the APAT European Championship of...

The Republic of Ireland; captained by Dublin's Frank Bailie, have won the two day APAT European Amateur Team Championship.  Leading from the outset, the Irish held their nerve under tremendous pressure to run out comfortable winners in the end; repeating their European title win of...

Bath's Suzanne Hayward won the Six-Max Championship title on day two of the APAT European Championship of Amateur Poker. Outlasting a field of 165 runners, Suzanne beat WCOAP Stud Silver Medalist Peter Thorpe heads up, with Sharon Roberts taking the Bronze medal. Hayward; winning her first...

Wayne Smith took the Gold Medal in the opening event of the European Championship Of Amateur Poker. Taking place at Nottingham's Dusk Till Dawn poker club, Stud specialist Smith outlasted a tough field to take the title, and an early lead in the ECOAP Player...

The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) have today announced a partnership with the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT), which will cover four APAT Championship festivals in season six. The partnership will start with this weekend's APAT European Championship of Amateur Poker (ECOAP) which takes place...