Grosvenor’s APAT Irish Amateur Poker Championship (NLHE) €100 + €20 returned for the second year running to be played alongside the International Poker Open at The Regency Hotel in Dublin over the Irish Bank Holiday weekend on 30th and 31st October. Attracting a huge field of...

The Regency Hotel, Dublin saw no less than 13 nationalities fight it out to be crowned the APAT Irish Amateur Poker Champion.  This included a strong Irish and UK contingent joined by players from France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, China, Lithuania, Sweden, Hungary...

Over the weekend of 10th & 11th January, APAT continued their trendsetting performance with a successful Coral Irish Amateur Poker Championship taking place at Bewley's Hotel, Dublin, in conjunction with LS Promotions. This was the first APAT championship where the main event was played in a...

The Fitzwilliam Card Club, Dublin, Ireland hosted the APAT 2013 Irish National Poker Championship, where almost 100 runners gathered to play the 2-day deepstack spectacular in the latest event of the APAT Season 7 Calendar. APAT National Championships always attracts players from far and wide and this event was no exception, as players from the UK travelled to the Emerald Isle to take on the Irish contingent – mainland Europe was also well represented, as players from France, Germany, Poland and even Latvia were in attendance, truly emphasizing APAT’s ever-growing reputation across Europe.
Glorious weather came to Cork over the weekend, as did an influx of leading amateur poker players from Ireland, the United Kingdom and further afield.  The occasion was the sixth annual Irish Amateur Poker Championship; the stage - Cork’s Macau Sporting Club. Players started the tournament with 15,000 chips and a 45 minute clock, but the excellent structure bared its teeth as early as the sixth minute when the Kings of Don Roberts ran into the Aces of fellow English player Paul Gildea.   Robert’s hand failed to improve and the Londoner was sent to the rail as the tournament’s first casualty.  Robert's wasn't alone and several big hands clashed during the opening levels as the field began to whittle down. A feature of the tournament throughout however was the good humour shown by all competitors and that banter reached a crescendo when stripper Abens Maurice announced that he had to leave his stack to blind for the last hour of play on day one, due to ‘work commitments’ on the south coast.  Needless to say the two ladies at his table were merciless in their teasing, but Abens had the last laugh, making the end of day one chip counts with an average stack of 50k.  In the melee of the final level, Welsh Amateur Championship runner up JP Round lost his opportunity to assume the lead in the National Amateur Rankings when his pocket Sevens were beaten by Ed Roycroft’s rivered Ace. Off the baize, many of the players enjoyed the craic at several of Cork’s colourful bars before returning to the Macau on Sunday, their focus set on securing the prestigious Irish Amateur title.  20 players remained as the chips were un-bagged.  Among them were two Frenchmen Remy Rollon and Benjamin Abbou, English players Ken McBride and James Ellis, Davie Croke – a runner up in the previous year’s Irish Classic, and lady players Rita Galvin and Valerie McGrath.  At the head of the pack was Jason Buckley, holding 132k chips.

Over the weekend of 25th-26th September 2010 APAT held the latest event in it’s fourth season, sponsored by Betfair, with the Irish Amateur Poker Championships held at the Fitzwilliam Card Club in Dublin. Courtesy of Betfair the winner of the Championship wins an entry to a...

The APAT Poker Association & Tour concluded it's highly successful second season with the European Team Championship, held at the Grosvenor Casino, Brighton on 1st-2nd November. The event featured eight national teams of four players from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Netherlands, France, Germany and Hungary with...