First APAT World Championship Champions Crowned

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  • Several poker players became APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker winners this weekend.

The first champions of the of the Season 10 finale of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour’s World Championships Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) at the Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road have been crowned.

Chris Webber Crowned Irish Championship Winner

Chris Webber: Irish Championship winner
Chris Webber: Irish Championship winner

Chris Webber was the first APAT player to get his hands on a coveted APAT gold medal and a WCOAP bracelet after he won the Irish Championship. Webber also scooped £350 cash after defeating Warren Jones heads-up for the title.

Irish Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Chris Webber£350
2Warren Jones£210
3Norbert Andrzej Bobra£140
4Mark Porter 
5James Lee 
6Tristan Chaplin 
7Stacey Brown 
8Kevin O’Hanlon 
9Natalie Bromley 

Asa McGrath Wins Two WCOAP Bracelets in a Week

Asa McGrath: 8-Game Championship winner
Asa McGrath: 8-Game Championship winner

Asa McGrath won an AAT WCOAP title in 2013 when he was part of the winning team in the World Amateur Team Championship. Now he has an individual title after winning the 8-Game Championship in 2017.

McGrath got his hands on the title after defeating Warren Brooks heads up. McGrath held {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Brooks held {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{4-Clubs} in the final hand, a pot-limit Omaha round. The five community cards ran {2-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} to gift McGrath a flush and the title.

8-Game Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Asa McGrath£1,600
2Warren Brooks£1,060
3Michael Perry£710
4Nino Tachajian£490
5Ross Freeman£350
6Glenn Laming£270
7Simon Lawlor£220
8Craig Bashford 
9Andy Duncan 
Asa McGrath: Turbo Championship winner
Asa McGrath: Turbo Championship winner

After McGrath was the last man standing in the 8-Game Championshipm he went on to win the Turbo Championship to round off a superb weekend of poker action.

McGrath defeated Stephen Hollinshead, who won the 6-Max Championship, heads up to get his hands on another gold medal and WCOAP bracelet.

Turbo Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Asa McGrath£935
2Stephen Hollinshead£620
3Norbert Bobra£416
4Neville Betty£290
5Christian Garvin£205
6John Murray£155
7Mark Lassman£130
8Glenn Laming 
9John Hanley 

Stephen Hollinshead Triumphs in the 6-Max Championship

Stephen Hollinshead: 6-Max Championship winner
Stephen Hollinshead: 6-Max Championship winner

Stephen Hollinshead secured his third live poker title by taking down the 6-Max Championship. Hollinshead won a £46 buy-in tournament at Dusk Till Dawn in May 2010 and then a £20 buy-in event in April 2016. Now he can boast of a hat trick of victories after topping the field in this WCOAP tournament.

6-Max Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Stephen Hollinshead£1,060
2Ash Thomas£680
3Robert Wichers£470
4Malcolm Speak£320
5Chris Ashton£230
6Ian Szerlowski£180

Paul Haycock Bags Up Biggest Main Event Stack

Paul Haycock: WCOAP Main Event Day 1a chip leader
Paul Haycock: WCOAP Main Event Day 1a chip leader

Paul Haycock bagged up the most chips in the first of three starting flights over the weekend. Haycock has almost $135,000 in live tournament winnings, thanks in part to winning $46,168 in June 2016 when he was victorious in a $600 buy-in tournament in Las Vegas.

Haycock ended Day 1a with a 182,000 stack and is now in pole position to add more money to his lifetime winnings.

WCOAP Main Event Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChips
1Paul Haycock182,000
2Craig Heaton115,000
3Amin Amirifar114,000
4Jason Jones107,000
5James Lee96,000
6Steven Bayliff84,000
7Simon Douglas79,000
8Lee Lawrenson72,000
9Andrew Duncan68,000
10Warren Jones65,000

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