APAT to Host WCOAP on PartyPoker Starting January 23

PartyPoker has put many formerly-live tournaments online during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only does it allow players to participating, it often promotes the tour brand and its opportunities to parts of the world previously unfamiliar.

That seems to be the case with the World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP). The operator is the Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT), which started in and primarily operates in England. Since it began in 2006, it did expand to some parts of Europe and into North America, but it can be tough to compete with other brands on the scene.

The APAT is an organization dedicated to amateur poker players. It boasts of more than 60,000 members. It offers affordable live events – when not in a pandemic – and creates a friendly environment for players still learning the game and trying to improve their skills.

APAT and PartyPoker are partners. Members can play in events every evening in Poker Squads – individually or as a part of a team – for a $5.50 buy-in. There are also monthly APAT Championship events with $33 buy-ins.

12th Annual WCOAP

Normally a live annual poker event, the World Championship of Amateur Poker is online this year for its 12th iteration. The action will consist of a regular series with 16 bracelet events and a mini version of the series with lower buy-ins for its 15 events.

There is more than $750K guaranteed in the prize pools. There will also be a leaderboard competition for the Player of the WCOAP 2021, with a $5,300 MILLIONS Online ticket for the winner and $55 MILLIONS Online satellite tickets for the rest of the players in the top 10.

To participate, players must register (at no cost) for APAT membership. The organization and PartyPoker will then facilitate the authorization to play in APAT events, including the WCOAP. The reason for this is to ensure that its members are, in fact, amateur poker players.

Players from anywhere in the world may register.

Full WCOAP Schedule

Without further ado, this is the complete schedule, including the mini versions of each event:

  • Event 1 on Jan 23: Invitational International Team Championship
  • Event 2 on Jan 24-25: $55 NLHE 6-Max Knockout Championship ($75K GTD)
  • Event 2 on Jan 24-25: $5.50 Mini 6-Max Knockout ($10K GTD)
  • Event 3 on Jan-25-26: $55 Mix-Max Championship ($25K GTD)
  • Event 3 on Jan 25-26: $5.50 Mini Mix-Max ($5K GTD)
  • Event 4 on Jan 26-27: $55 PLO-8 Knockout Championship ($15K GTD)
  • Event 4 on Jan 26-27: $5.50 Mini PLO-8 Knockout ($3K GTD)
  • Event 5 on Jan 27-28: $265 NLHE High Roller Championship ($75K GTD)
  • Event 5 on Jan 27-28: $27.50 Mini NLHE High Roller ($15K GTD)
  • Event 6 on Jan 28-29: $55 FL 7-Card Stud Championship ($2.5K GTD)
  • Event 6 on Jan 28-29: $5.50 Mini FL 7-Card Stud
  • Event 7 on Jan 29-30: $55 PLO Knockout Championship ($15K GTD)
  • Event 7 on Jan 29-30: $5.50 Mini PLO Knockout ($3K GTD)
  • Event 8 on Jan 30-31: $55 NLHE 6-Max Championship ($25K GTD)
  • Event 8 on Jan 30-31: $5.50 Mini NLHE 6-Max ($5K GTD)
  • Event 9 on Jan 30-Feb 1: $55 NLHE Knockout Championship ($75K GTD)
  • Event 9 on Jan 30-Feb 1: $5.50 Mini NLHE Knockout ($10K GTD)
  • Event 10 on Feb 1-2: $55 PLO-8 Championship ($10K GTD)
  • Event 10 on Feb 1-2: $5.50 Mini PLO-8
  • Event 11 on Feb 2-3: $55 NLHE Heads-Up Championship ($10K GTD)
  • Event 11 on Feb 2-3: $5.50 Mini NLHE Heads-Up ($1K GTD)
  • Event 12 on Feb 3-4: $530 NLHE Super High Roller ($100K GTD)
  • Event 12 on Feb 3-4: $55 Mini NLHE Mini Super High Roller ($20K GTD)
  • Event 13 on Feb 4-5: $55 PLO Championship ($10K GTD)
  • Event 13 on Feb 4-5: $5.50 Mini PLO ($2.5K GTD)
  • Event 14 on Feb 5: $55 NLHE Turbo Knockout Championship ($40K GTD)
  • Event 14 on Feb 5: $5.50 Mini NLHE Turbo ($7.5K GTD)
  • Event 15 on Feb 6: $55 NLHE Turbo Championship ($20K GTD)
  • Event 15 on Feb 6: $5.50 Mini NLHE Turbo ($4K GTD)
  • Event 16 on Feb 7-8: $109 NLHE Main Event ($150K GTD)
  • Event 16 on Feb 7-8: $11 Mini NLHE Main Event ($20K GTD)

Every tournament on the schedule is a freezeout. In addition, almost every event will play out over two days, with the exception of Events 14-15, which have turbo structures.

In addition, there are numerous satellites on PartyPoker to offer entry to the above tournaments at discounts.

 

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen

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