World Championship of Amateur Poker Returns to Partypoker; UK’s Dusk Till Dawn Hosts Live Events

The World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) returns to partypoker Live this month, running online June 19-26 and live June 29 – July 3.

The World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) returns to partypoker Live this month in association with the Amateur Poker Association and Tour.

The series runs June 19-26 online and then June 29 – July 3 in a live setting, offering amateur players plenty of opportunities to get in the action. The schedule continues a trend at partypoker of offering both live and online options during the same series.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the WCOAP back to Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham (United Kingdom),” APAT CEO Leigh Wiltshire said in a news release.

“Along with the incredible online schedule provided by partypoker, recreational poker players will have an amazing two weeks of poker to get involved with. We hope everyone has a great poker experience in whichever WCOAP events they choose to play.”

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Inside the partypoker WCOAP series

Players will find plenty of options in the World Championship. All tournaments in the series are freezeouts, helping to create a level playing field, according to partypoker officials.

The first starting flight of the £150 Main Event begins online. All players finishing in the top 15% of the field then head to Dusk Till Dawn to complete the tournament.

While the online starting flight is a freezeout, players who bust can still enter a live Day 1. The WCOAP Online comes with several tournament formats including:

  • Six-Max
  • Eight-Max
  • Progressive knockout (PKO)
  • Turbo PKO

All online-only events feature a $55 buy-in with the exception of the $109 Eight-Max Championship. That event is set for June 26 with a $75,000 guarantee.

A look at the live schedule

The series then moves to a live setting, the first time Dusk Till Dawn has hosted the series since 2013. The live schedule offers a variety of events including Short Deck, “round of each” (NLHE/PLO), tag team, mix-max, and bounty tournaments.

The Main Event resumes live on July 1 with an additional starting flight the following day. The champion will be crowned on the final day of the series.

All live championship event winners earn a commemorative bracelet on top of the prize money. Online satellites for the WCOAP Live are already underway.

Players can also buy into the WCOAP via holding tanks at partypoker, the LuxonPay app, or in person at Dusk Till Dawn. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

2022 partypoker World Championship of Amateur Poker

DateEventTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
June 192PLO : $7.5K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$7,500
June 1918-Max KO : $40K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$40,000
June 2036-Max : $25K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$25,000
June 215PLO8 KO : $7.5K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$7,500
June 214FLHE : $2.5K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$2,500
June 2266-Max KO : $40K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$40,000
June 238PLO : $7.5K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$7,500
June 237Mix-Max KO : $40K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$40,000
June 2497-Max Turbo : $15K GTD [1-Day Event]$55$15,000
June 25107-Max Turbo KO : $25K GTD [1-Day Event]$55$25,000
June 2613APAT World Championships Main Event [2-Day Event]£150
June 2612PLO KO : $10K GTD [2-Day Event]$55$10,000
June 26118-Max Championship : $75K GTD [2-Day Event]$109$75,000
June 2913WCOAP International Team Championship [STTs, 64 Player Cap]£120
June 2913WCOAP International Team Championship [STTs, 64 Player Cap]£120
June 2914WCOAP Short Deck Championship [1-Day Event, 120 Player Cap]£60
June 3013WCOAP International Team Championship [STTs, 64 Player Cap]£120
June 3015WCOAP High Roller Championship (Open Event) [1-Day Event, 48 Player Cap]£340
June 3013WCOAP International Team Championship [STTs, 64 Player Cap]£120
June 3016WCOAP ROE (NLHE/PLO) Championship [1-Day Event, 120 Player Cap]£60
July 113APAT World Championships Main Event [2-Day Event, 180 Player Cap]£150
July 118WCOAP Bounty Championship [1-Day Event, 135 Player Cap]£120
July 213APAT World Championships Main Event [2-Day Event, 225 Player Cap]£150
July 219WCOAP NLHE Tag Championship [1-Day Event, 54 Player Cap]£120
July 220WCOAP NLHE Mix Max Championship [1-Day Event, 72 Player Cap]£120
July 313APAT World Championships Main Event [2-Day Event, 80 Player Cap]£150
July 321WCOAP Shootout Championship [1-Day Event, 180 Player Cap]£60
July 322WCOAP PLO Championship [1-Day Event, 144 Player Cap]£120
July 323WCOAP Win The Button Championship [1-Day Event, 72 Player Cap]£60

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Online-Live Hybrid Series Heads to Partypoker, Dusk Till Dawn With Grand Prix UK; Magic Cards Return

The Grand Prix Spring Edition from PartyPoker runs March 16 – April 3 with buy-ins from $0.55 to $109 with a total of $3 million guaranteed.

Partypoker is teaming up with Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club in the United Kingdom for the Grand Prix UK from Feb. 27 to March 14. The festival becomes the first online-live hybrid partypoker series.

That means opportunities for online poker players to enter events in whichever format they choose. Players will find a $625,000 guaranteed prize pool and the series brings something new to the platform.

“The resumption of normal service in the live poker calendar is something we’ve been looking forward to for what feels like a very long time,” partypoker head of poker room management Chris Donnachie said in a news release. 

“Creating a hybrid series of live and online events will allow more players to get involved in the festival, no matter where they are located. The combination of live and online events in the Grand Prix UK will change the way players engage with our poker festivals and we’re eager to see how this inaugural hybrid series is received.”

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Details on the partypoker Grand Prix UK

The first week of the festival brings a $109 Seven-Max PKO online event. The tournament comes with a $250,000 guarantee. An $11 Mini Knockout also gets underway with a guarantee of $50,000. Players will find numerous starting flights in both events.

The £150 Main Event kicks off on March 6 with several Day 1 flights and a £150,000 guarantee. There will be several ways for players to buy into the tournament including: 

  • buying into partypoker holding tanks
  • Luxon Pay
  • cash at Dusk Till Dawn

Live action begins when Dusk Till Dawn hosts part of the Main Event from March 10-13. A total of 12 Main Event Day 1 flights are planned, with nine running online and three running live.

The second and final day of action is set for March 13 with all players reaching Day 2 making it in the money.

Geared toward recreational players

With the Grand Prix UK, party is once again reaching out to recreational players. To accommodate this player segment, three of the online starting flights will be in the “Sprint” format.

Levels last just three minutes, speeding up the process and allowing competitors to get into the money faster.

Players of all bankrolls can battle for a shot to be a Main Event champion. Numerous online satellites are planned with buy-ins starting from just one cent.

Those registering for the championship online also have a chance for some added value. These participants are automatically entered into a “Last Longer” competition.

The top 10 finishers in the Last Longer receive a range of prizes including: 

  • a $22 Grand Prix Mini ticket
  • an official golden chip card protector
  • a collectors’ merchandise goodie bag

The winner of the Last Longer earns a £550 ticket for a future live event at Dusk Till Dawn.

The $22 Mini Main Event also offers nine starting flights and a $50,000 guarantee. The tournament concludes on the final day of the series.

The last day of the festival also brings a $109 Super109 Six-Max PKO with a $75,000 guarantee. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

2022 partypoker Grand Prix UK

DateEventTournamentBuy-in
Feb. 271Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
Feb. 272Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
Feb. 271Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
Feb. 272Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
Feb. 271Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
Feb. 272Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
Feb. 281Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
Feb. 282Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
Feb. 281Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
Feb. 282Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
Feb. 281Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
Feb. 282Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 11Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 12Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 11Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 12Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 11Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 12Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 21Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 22Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 21Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 22Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 21Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 22Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 31Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 32Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 31Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 32Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 31Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 32Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 41Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 42Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 41Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 42Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 41Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 42Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 51Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 52Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 51Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 52Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 51Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 52Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 61Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 62Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 63Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [200 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 61Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 62Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 63Main Event - Day 1 Sprint : £150K GTD [50 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 61Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 62Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 71Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 72Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 71Knockout - Online Day 1 : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$109
March 72Mini Knockout - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]$11
March 73Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [150 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 71Knockout - Online Final Day : $250K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]-
March 72Mini Knockout - Online Final Day : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 7-Max PKO]-
March 73Main Event - Day 1 Sprint : £150K GTD [50 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 84Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 83Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [150 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 84Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 84Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 94Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 93Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [150 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 94Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 94Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 104Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 103Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [150 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 103Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [150 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 104Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 104Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 114Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 113Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [200 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 113Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [150 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 114Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 114Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 123Main Event - Day 1 : £150K GTD [200 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 124Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 124Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 123Main Event - Day 1 Sprint : £150K GTD [50 Cap, 2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]£150 ($204)
March 124Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 133Main Event - Final Day : £150K GTD [2-Day Live Event, Day 2 Live at Dusk Till Dawn]-
March 134Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 134Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 134Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 144Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 144Mini Main Event - Online Day 1 : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]$22
March 145Super109 - Online 1 Day Event : $75K GTD [1-Day Online Event, 6-Max PKO]$109
March 144Mini Main Event - Online Final Day : $50K GTD [2-Day Online Event, 8-Max]-

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Free prizes up for grabs with Magic Cards

In other site news, the Magic Cards promotion returns to partypoker this month, offering players a chance at free prizes.

The site is giving away a daily free pick and players can earn an additional higher-value pick by playing fastforward, cash, or SPINS games.

Players competing in those games are in luck with Magic Cards, which runs through March 1. After playing any qualifying formats, they can head to the “Offers/Promotions” section.

Players then start a poker journey to earn a daily pick. Those participating choose one of four cards and each selection could reveal an instant prize.

Rewards can include poker tickets, free sports bets, free casino spins, cash prizes, and more. The promotions section shows when they can next unlock a Magic Cards pick.

Beyond the daily free pick, players can give themselves an extra chance to win each day. Players contributing $3 in rake earn a second daily pick.

“We are bringing Magic Cards back as a non-intrusive engagement layer to create extra winning moments for all our players,” partypoker’s promotions and planning manager Robin van den Heuvel said, “and create more enjoyment for their favorite fastforward, cash, and SPINS games.”

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