Patrick Blye was the big winner this week in a APAT WCOAP event. The event took place on the 8th February, and picked up $27,408 to show for his excellent performances. As well as the huge prize money, he also claimed a unique WCOAP bracelet and a gold medal to showcase his win.
The main event included over 1,700 players, with each player having to part with $109 to get involved in the action. That meant that there was a prize pool of $150,000 up for grabs during the event, which made for a huge event for the amateur players. Every player that made it to the final table walked away with at least $2,116, which also illustrates a great result for all players involved.
Blye Holds Off Competition
However, it was Blye that was able to top the leaderboard, after seeing off Randy Vermette in the final heads-up challenge. It was a tense battle between the two Canadian players, but Vermette was forced to make do with a place in second on the leaderboard. Still, he was able to pick up $18,618 in returns from the event. Players from the United Kingdom dominated the final top nine in the standings, as there were four British players that made the final table.
The highest placed of the Brits was Jamie O’Connor, who managed to seal third place and returns of $12,709 from the event. He was able to outlast two other Brits, as Michael Errington and Shane Pollington finished in fourth and fifth respectively. Errington claimed $8,436 in returns for his finish in the main event, while Pollington picked up $5,748.
European Countries Well Represented
There were a host of other European nations represented on the final leaderboard, as Austria’s Zachary Lipeles claimed sixth spot in the final standings, and picked up $4,390 for that performance. Dutchman Jelmer De Visser was the next European on the leaderboard, as the player from the Nertherlands claimed 3,405 in returns for his excellent showing.
The final player from the United Kingdom to make it onto the final leaderboard was Stephen Prandstatter, who was the second player to get knocked out on the final table. However, his eighth place finish still saw him claim $2,706 in prize money from the event. The final player to claim a place in the top nine was Julian Selinger, as the player from Malta picked up $2,116 for making it to the final table at the event.
There were a number of other massive events to take place throughout the APAT WCOAP series, with the Team Championship being won by Wales. Meanwhile, there were also wins for Tenno Tonts in the Super High Roller Championship and Dan Owston in the PLO Knockout Championship. The Turbo Championship was also one on the final events to take place during the series, and that was won by Georgios Koufouros, who picked up $5,696 in returns for that victory.