DTD to Host World Championship of Amateur Poker

DTD to Host World Championship of Amateur PokerThe Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT) are staging their premier event of the year at Nottingham´s Dusk till Dawn Poker Club from Thursday 25th of August through to Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday Monday). The World Championship of Amateur Poker is the UK´s most prestigious event limited to amateur players and follows the same format as the professional circuit – only with far more reasonable buy-ins.

That is not to say of course that the financial value of winning the Main Event is insignificant. Last year, Cardiff´s Ben Young beat a field of 425 to collect a first prize of £9,000.00 for his £100.00 entry, and the five side events which supported the Main Event provided almost £15,000.00 in prize money to those who cashed in the events.

For the 2011 World Championships of Amateur Poker, the buy-ins and prizes are going to be in Euros because of the large international field that is drawn to the event. Players from Poland, Italy, Zimbabwe and Cyprus cashed in 2010 and, with fourteen different nationalities competing in the World Amateur Team Poker Championships in the days leading up to the Main Event, many more international players are anticipated to be involved this year.

The World Championship of Amateur Poker Schedule:

Thurs 25th Aug – World Amateur Team Poker Championship (DAY 1) – Nottingham
Thurs 25th Aug – World Amateur Stud Poker Championship – Nottingham (1 day) (108 capacity)

Fri 26th Aug – World Amateur Team Poker Championship (DAY 2) – Nottingham
Fri 26th Aug – World Amateur Heads Up Poker Championship – Nottingham (1 day) (64 capacity)

Sat 27th Aug – World Amateur Poker Championship (main event) DAY 1a – Nottingham (200 capacity)
Sat 27th Aug – World Amateur HORSE Poker Championship – Nottingham (1 day) (48 capacity)

Sun 28th Aug – World Amateur Poker Championship (main event) DAY 1b – Nottingham (200 capacity)
Sun 28th Aug – World Amateur Six Max Poker Championship – Nottingham (1 day) (108 capacity)

Mon 29th Aug – World Amateur Poker Championship (main event) DAY 2
Mon 29th Aug – World Amateur Omaha Poker Championship – Nottingham (1 day) (108 capacity)

Buy-ins for the Main Event is €120 (c. £104), with the side event entries costing €60 (c. £52).

The World Championship of Online Amateur Poker

At the conclusion of the live WCOAP series, Dusk till Dawn will be hosting a World Championship of Online Amateur Poker, with the following titles up for grabs:-

Tuesday 30th August – 8pm – NLHE 6 Max Online Event – €20+€2

Wednesday 31st August – 8pm – PLO Hi/Lo Online Event- €20+€2

Thursday 1st September – 8pm – NLHE Heads Up Online Event- €20+€2

Friday 2nd September – 8pm – PLO Online Event- €20+€2

Saturday 3rd September – 8pm – NLHE Main Event- €55+€5