- The popular UK Team Championship hosted by APAT is returning this year after being canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19
- Dusk Till Dawn Casino to host UK Team Championship from February 11to 13
- 35 teams will compete for the championship title and £28,000 in total prize pool
The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) is returning to live action with the UK Team Championship hitting the felts at Dusk Till Dawn from February 11-13.
Around 35 teams will compete in the 2022 edition of the popular team championship event which carries a prize pool of £28,000.
A total of 35 teams are competing this year, comprised of eight members each, including the team captain. The participating teams each paid £120 as entry fee. The top five teams as well as the top nine individual players will win a share of the £28,000 prize pool, with the top three teams also taking home gold, silver, and bronze medals.
The UK Team Championship was last held in 2020 just before COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the globe. The 2021 edition had to be dropped over health and safety concerns.
“Two and a Half Nits” were declared the 2020 champions, with Haydn Campbell, Farhan Ahmed, Paul Jackson, David Tyler, Patrick Clouden, Jordan Gillard and Matthew Gillard each walking away with £875.
“Hetton Mob” took home the silver medal, while “APAT Degens” was awarded the bronze. Tom Clark, who played under the “East Herts Poker League“, was crowned the 2020 individual champion after defeating Matt Dale heads-up. Clark shipped the individual gold medal plus £1,700 in top prize. Clark’s team placed fourth in the overall team rankings.
Defending champion “Two and a Half Nits” is competing again this year, alongside Clark’s team, the “East Herts Poker League“.
The schedule also includes three side events – a Bounty Hunter event on February 11, and two No-Limit Hold’em tournaments running on the 12th and 13th. However, not everyone will get the opportunity to play in these events as they come with a strict player cap. The Bounty Hunter event has a limit of just 252 players, while the two NLH tournaments are capped at 108 and 135 players respectively.
Those keen on taking part in the three side events can pre-register using the Luxon Pay app or buy-in directly during the actual day of the event. APAT will accept players on a first-come-first-served basis.