west_mids_two_webWhen you make a list of the worlds top poker venues, you may well include the Bellagio and the Venetian in Las Vegas, the Crown Casino in Melbourne and even the home of Redtooth Poker’s National Final, Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham. Rarely would the Spring Meadow in Droitwich get a mention, but the pub provided both players in the heads-up battle at the second West Midlands Regional Final of season 3 at the Circus Casino in Star City, Birmingham.

Lorraine Greenman was the chip leader as the final table began with 325,000, closely followed by James Atherley with 230,000. James eventually won the heads-up battle with two pair of jacks and nines to Lorraine’s one pair of nines. Spare a thought for the third player from the Spring Meadow, Tony O’Hara, not only was he the designated driver on the day, he also went out early in 169th out of a 192 player field. Congratulations to all winners and qualifiers.

National Final Qualifiers And Cash Prize Winners
1st James Atherley – Spring Meadow, Droitwich
2nd Lorraine Greenman – Spring Meadow, Droitwich
3rd Nick Fountain – Musketeer, Oxon
4th Malcolm Dewsbury – Old Windmill Inn, Coventry
5th Janet Page – Golden Hind, Birmingham
6th Duncan Taylor – Alfred, Burton-Upon-Trent
7th Jack Daneshyar – Da Vinci Bar And Lounge, Solihull
8th Darren Lewis – Pack Horse, Birmingham