Season Eight Dates Announced

The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) is delighted to announce details for Season 8 of its critically acclaimed tour for developing poker players.

Seasonal highlights include:-

Pot Limit Omaha first  The two day Irish Amateur Poker Championship will be played in the Pot Limit Omaha format, a first for APAT. In another first, the two day festival will take place at a hotel – Bewleys Hotel, Dublin Airport -and feature a series of mixed side events and round the clock cash games.

WCOAP Expands  The World Championship of Amateur Poker which grew to 16 events over 7 days in Season 7, will have its schedule extended to 10 days in Season 8. The festival will once again take place at Aspers Casino in Stratford, and a full schedule of mixed format events will follow in early September.

APAT Belgium  APAT have announced the launch of a Belgian language website and an Amateur Championship event which will take place at the Casino de Namur in September. Belgium has also secured its position as one of the competing countries at the 2015 World Amateur Team Championship.

Added Value  APAT Amateur Champions will each win an added main event seat at the WCOAP, where the main event winner will earn the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas in the summer of 2015. They will be accompanied to Las Vegas by the Season 8 Player of the Year, crowned from the combined Live and Online Rankings. Coveted APAT National Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will continue to be awarded to Live and Online main event Champions as will Bracelets to all WCOAP Champions.

APAT have announced that Coral Poker will continue as a headline partner for Season 8. Players will be able to satellite, reserve or buy their seats online at Coral Poker, with the action starting at the Welsh Amateur Poker Championship on the weekend of July 5th and 6th.

APAT Season 8 Schedule:-

Jul 5th-6th – Welsh Amateur Poker Championship, Rainbow Casino, Bristol (formerly Gala Harbourside)

Sep 6th-7th – English Amateur Poker Championship, G Casino, Luton

Sep 19th-21st – Belgian Amateur Poker Championship, Casino de Namur, Namur

Oct 11th-12th – UK Amateur Poker Championship, Grosvenor Casino Westgate, Leeds

Nov 29th-30th – UK Team Championship, Grosvenor G Casino, Bury New Road, Manchester

Jan 10th-11th Irish Amateur Poker Championship, Bewleys Hotel, Dublin

Feb 7th-8th – European Amateur Poker Championship, G Casino, Coventry

Feb 28th-Mar 1st – Scottish Amateur Poker Championship, Genting Casino Fountain Park, Edinburgh

Mar 28th-Apr 6th – WCOAP Aspers Stratford, London

For more details or to join the discussion, click through to the Season 8 Forum Thread.