Neil Skinner from the Royal Hotel in Orkney became the first player in Redtooth history to travel from outside of the UK mainland to play in a regional final. The Royal Hotel have recently completed their second season with Redtooth Poker but after their first season a ferry cancellation dashed any hopes of playing in our North Scotland regional final. On this occasion their luck wasn’t much better as the ferry was again cancelled. But the pull of a Redtooth Poker regional final was so big for Neil that he decided to pay £200 to fly from Orkney so he could play.

Unfortunately there was no fairy tale ending as Neil finished in 50th position.