Partypoker will work with the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) and Dusk Till Dawn to host the World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) in June.
The World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) returns after nine years to Dusk Till Dawn and enters the new and improved live program of the famous gambling house in Nottingham.
WCOAP will return to the live stage in June. The last time the WCOAP took place in a live environment was in 2019 at the Concord Card Casino in Austria. Partypoker took the reins in 2020 and 2021, hosting the series online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Now, with unrestricted live tournaments, Partypoker is bringing the world’s largest amateur event to the Dusk Till Dawn for the first time since 2013. As always, the series, which runs from June 29 to July 3, will be held in conjunction with the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT).
Partypoker and APAT collaborated during the pandemic to keep the amateur association’s low-stakes events online. Now, this partnership has led to a new WCOAP life.
The UK’s largest live poker room, Dusk Till Dawn, will host 12 events over five days, including the £ 150 ($ 180) WCOAP main event. Other highlights of this year’s World Amateur Poker Championship are:
June 29-30: £ 120 ($ 145) WCOAP International Team Championship
June 29: £ 60 ($ 75) WCOAP Short Deck Championship
July 2: £ 120 WCOAP Tag Championship ($ 145).
The goal of all APAT events is to provide a professional-level tournament experience for amateurs. Although the definition of what constitutes professional poker is somewhat subjective, APAT defines an amateur as someone who does not earn a living from poker.
“The organization remains dedicated to the development of amateur players, providing an economical and professional tour that allows members to improve their poker skills in a fun but competitive environment,” reads APAT’s statement of intent.
Therefore, WCOAP and similar events have low buy-ins. This makes them convenient for amateurs and, in general, keeps them away from the radars of professional poker players. In addition, every WCOAP 2022 tournament will be freezeout,
Adding to that is a jovial atmosphere and a sense of camaraderie between members of the APAT community and WCOAP 2022 should be another fun event for recreational gamers.