Planet Championship of Amateur Poker Heads Back to Dusk Till Dawn

Planet Championship of Amateur Poker Heads Back to Dusk Till Dawn

Partypoker is taking the Planet Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) back to Dusk Till Dawn right after nine years as portion of its new and improved reside schedule.


Partypoker will function alongside the Amateur Poker Association &amp Tour (APAT) and Dusk Till Dawn to host the World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) in June. (Image: APAT)

After nearly two years in lockdown, Partypoker’s tournament team has come out swinging in 2022. In addition to the return of Reside Millions and the launch of the Partypoker Championship tour, reside/on-line hybrid events have been added to the roster.

The WCOAP will join these events on the roster and make a return to the live scene in June. The final time the WCOAP ran in a reside setting was in 2019 at Concord Card Casino in Austria. Partypoker took the reins in 2020 and 2021, hosting the series on the web due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Now, with reside tournaments running with out restrictions, Partypoker is taking the world’s largest amateur event back to Dusk Till Dawn for the initial time considering that 2013. As constantly, the series, which will run from June 29 to July three, will be held in conjunction with the Amateur Poker Association &amp Tour (APAT).

Reside poker’s return spurs revitalized series

Partypoker and the APAT teamed up during the pandemic to hold the amateur association’s low-stakes events running online. Now, this partnership, in tandem with Partypoker’s renewed zest for live events, has resulted in a new incarnation of the WCOAP.

The UK’s biggest reside poker room, Dusk Till Dawn, will play host to 12 events more than the course of 5 days, like the £150 ($180) WCOAP principal occasion. Other highlights from this year’s Planet Championship of Amateur Poker are:

  • June 29-30: £120 ($145) WCOAP International Group Championship
  • June 29: £60 ($75) WCOAP Quick Deck Championship
  • July 2: £120 ($145) WCOAP Tag Championship

Partypoker and APAT bringing amateurs collectively

The aim of all APAT events is to provide a specialist-level tournament experience for amateurs. Although the definition of what constitutes a skilled poker is somewhat subjective, APAT defines an amateur as somebody who does not make a living from poker.

“The organization remains committed to the improvement of amateur players, providing an affordable, professionally run tour that enables members to enhance their poker abilities in a fun, but competitive, environment,” reads APAT’s mission statement.

As such, WCOAP and events like it have low purchase-ins. That tends to make them affordable for amateurs and, generally, keeps them off the radars of expert poker players. Moreover, every tournament at WCOAP 2022 will be a freezeout, which means nicely-bankrolled players cannot get their way to a title.

Add to this a jovial atmosphere and a sense of camaraderie amongst members of the APAT community, and WCOAP 2022 should be one more fun event for recreational players.

Written by

Daniel Smyth

Dan Smyth is a poker media journeyman who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all around the globe, not just America.

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