s_england_webA larger field than last season would all squeeze into Duff’s Full House for our latest South England Regional Final.

The top six would make the National Final and top eight would all win a share of £1000. Play would get under way in good time as the tournament ran very smoothly as a whole. Chris Cameron from the Plough in Seaford and Eddie Backer from the West End in Southampton were the two unlucky players to miss out on a National Final place. Although the £50 they shared would slightly soften the blow.

Two of the medium stacks as the final table got under way would make the heads-up match, Dave Steadman from the Greyfisher in Salisbury and James Purkiss from the Famous Old Pines in Bournemouth. The final hand of the tournament would see Dave’s K6 off suit match up against James’s T5 off suit. There would be no help for either on a flop of 732, James picked up extra straight outs on an A turn but the river was a meaningless J. Dave’s K high would hold up to give him the victory he deserved. Congratulations Dave!

National Final Qualifiers & Cash Prize Winners
1st Dave Steadman – Greyfisher, Salisbury
2nd James Purkiss – Famous Old Pines, Bournemouth
3rd Ray Marino – Old Farmhouse, Totton
4th Jim White – Swans, Verwood
5th Jez Guttridge – Plough & Barleycorn, Waterlooville
6th Matt Stanley – Coach & Horses, Pilsey

Other Cash Prize Winners
7th Eddie Backer – West End, Southampton
8th Chris Cameron – Plough, Seaford