On 21st-22nd April at Aspers Casino Newcastle, APAT held the inaugural UK & Ireland Home International Team Championship sponsored by 888poker.com, with eight teams of four players each from the Home Nation Countries competing across Heads-Up, Single-table and Multi Table disciplines for the International Championship title.
In a very finely contested tournament, The Welsh A Team; the reining World Amateur Team Champions, defeated England B and Ireland A into Silver and Bronze positions respectively, largely thanks to an outstanding team effort in the final Multi Table Tournament discipline late on day two.
The Welsh A team comprised (left to right) Dan Owston, Steve Roderick (captain), Dylan Herbert and Richard Rudling Smith.
The final result was as follows:
Wales A 173
England B 146
Ireland A 134
England A 125
Scotland A 124
Wales B 124
Scotland B 124
Ireland B 122