w_midlands_1_winner_web217 runners attended the South West & South Wales Regional Final at the Gala Casino in Bristol. Among those players was Caerphilly’s top poker player Martin Britton, who won both leagues last season at the Cwrt Rawlin Inn and the league at the Irish Tymes, taking his tally to nine leagues in four seasons.

All ten players who reached the final table also qualified for the National Final. Ryan Wilton from the Bell Inn in Yeovil began the final table as chip leader with 295,000 in chips along with Luke Pritchard in second place with 190,000. After starting the final table with just 45,000, Dave Rabey from the Victory Inn made it to a heads up battle with Ryan.

After fifteen minutes of play Ryan came out on top when he had Jd 8d to Dave’s 10d 8s. The flop showed 6h 2d 2s and the 10h on the turn gave the advantage to Dave but Ryan came out on top when Jc came out on the river.

National Final Qualifiers & Cash Prize Winners
1st Ryan Wilton – Bell Inn, Yeovil
2nd Dave Rabey – Victory Inn, Mount Hawke
3rd Jolene Sinclair – Sloop Inn, Kinkerswell
4th Luke Pritchard – Three Brewers Hotel, Cardiff
5th Phil Warne – Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water
6th Ryan Langley – Kings Arms, Caerphilly
7th Leon Harris – New Inn, Cardiff
8th Rhys Cleverley – Cwrt Rawlin Inn, Caerphilly
9th Mark Harvey – Fortescue Hotel, Plymouth
10th John MacNiven – New Inn, Cardiff