First APAT World Championship Champions Crowned

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

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

Place Player Prize
1 Asa McGrath £1,600
2 Warren Brooks £1,060
3 Michael Perry £710
4 Nino Tachajian £490
5 Ross Freeman £350
6 Glenn Laming £270
7 Simon Lawlor £220
8 Craig Bashford
9 Andy 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

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

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

Place Player Chips
1 Paul Haycock 182,000
2 Craig Heaton 115,000
3 Amin Amirifar 114,000
4 Jason Jones 107,000
5 James Lee 96,000
6 Steven Bayliff 84,000
7 Simon Douglas 79,000
8 Lee Lawrenson 72,000
9 Andrew Duncan 68,000
10 Warren Jones 65,000

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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 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

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

Place Player Prize
1 Asa McGrath £1,600
2 Warren Brooks £1,060
3 Michael Perry £710
4 Nino Tachajian £490
5 Ross Freeman £350
6 Glenn Laming £270
7 Simon Lawlor £220
8 Craig Bashford
9 Andy 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

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

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

Place Player Chips
1 Paul Haycock 182,000
2 Craig Heaton 115,000
3 Amin Amirifar 114,000
4 Jason Jones 107,000
5 James Lee 96,000
6 Steven Bayliff 84,000
7 Simon Douglas 79,000
8 Lee Lawrenson 72,000
9 Andrew Duncan 68,000
10 Warren Jones 65,000

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