122 players entered Liverpool’s Gala Casino with the hope of leaving with one of six National Final seats and a share of £1000.

Cards were in the air at 2pm prompt with Mark Holland from the Bears Paw in North Warrington being the first to be eliminated.

As Gary Leman from the Old Custom House exited the tournament in 9th place, we were down to our final table of eight. All eight players would receive a cash prize and as Dave Campbell had already got a National Final seat under his belt, qualifying would move down a spot to 7th.

Steven Lamb started the final table as chip leader and he made no mistake as he secured the North West Two title and collected the £500 cash. Steven, from the Charnley Arms in Wigan, defeated Nick Ince from the Seven Woods in the heads-up match. Nick can have no complaints as Steven got his chips in with A4, slighty ahead of Nick’s K2. The board ran out J7A 3 4 to give Steven two pairs. Although, Nick still has the comfort of a £200 cash prize and a National Final seat. Congratulations to all winners!

Cash Prize Winners
1st Steven Lamb – Charnley Arms, Wigan
2nd Nick Ince – Seven Woods, Warrington
3rd Alistair Braidwood – Dibbinsdale, Bromborough
4th Tom Nolan – Park, Southport
5th Phil Pendergest – Air Balloon, Blackpool
6th Dave Campbell – Chapel House, Warrington (Already Qualified)
7th Carl Sutton – Blue Cap, Northwich
8th Leslie Brett – Riley’s, Wigan

National Final Qualifiers
Steven Lamb
Nick Ince
Alistair Braidwood
Tom Nolan
Phil Pendergest
Carl Sutton