A record 269 runners took part in the West Midlands regional final at the Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton. The final table began with Graham Hunt from the Duck on the Pond in Longitchington as chip leader. Graham eventually finished in fourth place behind winner Mike Bunting from the Bulls Head in Wooten Wawen, runner-up Lee Byrne from the Three Tuns in Sutton Coldfield and third place Steve Blake from the copcut Elm in Droitwich. The heads up battle between Mike and short stacked Lee saw Mike with As Kd and Lee with Qh 5c with Jd Qd Ad on the flop, Kc on the turn and 9s on the river giving Mike two pairs and Lee one pair.

 Final Places (National Final Qualifiers):


  • 1st: Mike Bunting, Bulls Head, Wooten Wawen
  • 2nd: Lee Byrne, Three Tuns, Sutton Coldfield
  • 3rd: Steve Blake, Copcut Elm, Droitwich
  • 4th: Graham Hunt, Duck on the Pond, Longitchington
  • 5th: Adam Mainwood, Crown and Anchor, West Bromwich
  • 6th: Earl Gilmartin, Centurion, Birmingham
  • 7th: Matt Westwood, Three Crowns, Wolverhampton
  • 8th: Dave Whitehead, Merry Boys, Wolverhampton
  • 9th: Brent Metcalf, Land Oak, Kidderminster
  • 10th: Scott Darrock, Park Inn, Telford
  • 11th: Daaran Lawson, Woolpack, Telford
  • 12th: Ant Gill, Rainbow, Coven
  • 13th: David King, Land Oak, Kidderminster
  • 14th: Adam Collett, Blackpole Inn, Worcester