Easter Monday saw the conclusion of the 5 day APAT WCOAP festival, 5 days which saw over 900 entries into the range of events across poker disciplines from Hold Em to HORSE and Razz. 64 players returned from the 451 starters over two days of the...

With three APAT WCOAP events, plus a regular evening tournament place taking place, Sunday at DTD saw every table in use, in a packed club. For Day1b of the Main Event, 212 players joined the 239 who played 1a to create a 451 runner field and...

A crowd of over 200 people watched the presentation of APAT's Annual Awards at Dusk Till Dawn last night. Popular member and travel guru Paul Davis was inducted into the 'Hall of Fame' for his service to APAT and its community. Elsewhere, double National Amateur Champion Carl...

The third day of the five day APAT WCOAP festival saw another two bracelets awarded, and the first day one of the main event where 239 players took to the felt and by the close only 33 remained led by Scunthorpe player, Natalia Breviglieri. The chip...

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...

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...

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 APAT European Championship of Amateur Poker will take place at Nottingham's Dusk Till Dawn between August 24th and 27th.  The ECOAP will feature Championship events Stud, Omaha and Six-Max in addition to the European Amateur Team Championship and the European Amateur Poker Championship main...

The centrepiece of the five day APAT WCOAP festival at Nottingham's Dusk Till Dawn Club was the No Limit Hold’em World Amateur Poker Championship main event, which attracted 405 runners over two starting days, creating a £42,900 prize pool with a first prize of £12,900. The event was run in partnership with www.DTDPoker.com who provided several added value seats to Dusk Till Dawn events for WCOAP Champions. 199 players took part in Day 1a, each starting with 15,000 chips and a deepstack structure affording bountiful play. After 14 levels and 12 hours play 26 players made it through to the final day. On Day1b 206 players began and, with somewhat tighter play to the fore, 38 players made it through.
The final table began with three young players, Liam Batey, Liam Crawford and chip leader Daniel Partridge all holding over 250,000 chips. Short-stack Lukas Dasynski, the winner of the APAT Welsh Amateur Championship earlier in the current APAT season, was eliminated on the first hand of the final by Partridge. Portugese player Nuno Andrade, a member of the medal winning Portugal team in the WCOAP Team Championship, was then extremely unlucky in consecutive hands. He pushed Pocket Kings and was called all-in by Ian Gregory with Ace-Five suited. Gregory rivered a gusthot straigt to leave Andrade severely low on chips. Next hand, finding King-Queen he shoved and was called by the big blind Partridge with Four-three. Andrade flopped a King but two threes fell on the board to knock him out sixth. Partridge by now had a commanding position, especially after he knocked Gregory out in fifth. Partridge was playing with flair, in most pots. Liam Crawford fell in fourth at the hands of APAT regular Phil Tompkinson, losing a race with Ace-Queen against pocket Tens. Tompkinson himself fell in third, Liam Batey flopping top pair maning local player Liam Batey and Daniel Partridge began Heads Up with equal stacks.
Forty-eight players participated in this popular Championship, now a mainstay of the World Championship Of Amateur Poker festival. Six thousand starting chips and a thirty minute clock with Limit variants of the various HORSE disciplines afforded plentiful play with the unfortunate first exit, APAT stalwart Gerard Smyth, not departing until well into the fourth level. After over eight hours play the final table lien up was reached as follows: 1 Steve Redfern 24,800 2 Phil Mildon 23,100 3 Ben Burnhill 13,200 4 Andrew Duncan 23,400 5 Dave Howard 105,700 6 Paul mcGuinness 42,200 7 Andrew Macleod 41,900 8 Paul Robinson 13,300 Mildon and Duncan thus made their second Championship final tables of the WCOAP festival, with winning WCOAP team event captain Paul McGuinness following up his team's triumph with another strong showing in his own right. Ben Burnhill, Paul Robinson and Steve Redfern fell before the cash positions were reached. The minor cash positions were filled by Andrew Duncan, in fifth, and Philip Mildon in fourth. Dave Howard knocked Andrew Macleod out in the bronze medal position to enter Heads Up with a commanding lead against his Welsh competitor.