Put on your best plaid for APAT Scottish event

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The Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT) is heading into the fourth event of its inaugural season this weekend as the Scottish Amateur Poker Championship gets underway tomorrow at the Gala Maybury Casino in Edinburgh.

The entry fee for the poker tournament is £75, and there is no required registration fee for APAT members for the event.

The winner of the event will get £3,000 as well as paid entry into a European Poker Tour event, not to mention the title of Scottish Champion with the engraved championship cup that comes with it.

"APAT is increasingly becoming 'the' affordable proving ground for players wanting to realize their potential in high quality live events, and a guaranteed added value prize pool is great news for our players," said Tony Kendall, APAT chairman.

"I look forward to welcoming existing and new APAT members to Edinburgh and am confident of giving you an outstanding experience."

The event is limited to 130 players, but this relatively small event and buy-in doesn't mean small play. Each player will start with 10,000 in chips, giving players the experience of a large-stack tournament.

Previous winners from APAT events this season are:

  • Daniel Phillips at the Amateur Poker Championship, September 2006. He won a seat at the 2007 EPT Copenhagen event.
  • Max Ward at the U.K. Amateur Championship, December 2006. He won entry into the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event.
  • Lee Mulligan at the Welsh Amateur Poker Championship, February 2007. He won entry into the EPT Dortmund event.

Following the Scottish event, the next event will be the Irish Amateur Poker Championship scheduled for sometime in May. An exact date and venue is yet to be determined.

For more information, visit www.apat.com.

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