Scott Gray

It’s Gray’s day at APAT Dublin

The Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT) Irish Amateur Poker Championships took place at Bewley’s Hotel in Dublin from 10-11 January. It was an historic event in that it marked the first time an APAT Main Event was played as Pot-Limit Omaha instead of the industry standard No Limit Hold’em. The switch to four hole…

Carl Norris

Norris takes his golden shot in Leeds

APAT’s first visit to Leeds for the UK Amateur Poker Championship attracted 123 players, with Carl Norris the sole survivor after two gruelling days at the felt to take home a gold medal and £2,815, plus a seat into the APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker next year. Norris defeated APAT legend Rob Swindells heads-up…

Shirley Cole

Cole second woman to win APAT national title

The Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT) crowned its second female national main event winner when the tour stopped off in Luton for the English Amateur Poker Championship from 6-7 September. Shirley Cole followed in the footsteps of Marie Sherwood, who won the European Amateur Poker Championship at Brighton in 2012, to become only the…

Jake Dursley

Dursley wins Welsh amateur title

Season eight of the Amateur Poker Association and Tour got underway from 5-6 July at the Rainbow Casino in Bristol with the £75 Welsh Amateur Poker Championship, supported by a hold’em side event on Saturday and PLO on Sunday. The main event, which attracted a field of 154, went the way of Jake Dursley, who…

Tristan Chaplin

Chaplin APAT WCOAP main event champion

The APAT 2014 World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) was held at the Aspers Casino Westfield, London, from 15-21 April 2014, with Tristan Chaplin the WCOAP Main Event champion. When the nine-handed final table was reached Guy Taylor had 280,000 chips, Anthony Gale 1.2m, Stephen Howell 565,000, Claire MacGregor 900,000, Levente Varga 920,000, Rob Quinn…