1. James Taylor – Greyhound, Blandford

2. Pascal Ryan – Admiral Hardy, Weymouth
3. Mark Barnard – Two Brothers, Southampton
4. Stuart Best – Old House at Home, Havant
5. Nic Martin – Cuckoo Pint, Stubbington
6. Michael Bowman – Hythe & Dibden Cricket Club, Hythe
7. Ian Larder – Richmond Arms, Bournemouth
8. Martin Parker – Admiral Hardy, Weymouth

Portsmouth’s Grosvenor Casino hosted our growing South England regional final which saw around 150 Redtooth members take their seats. We also shared £500 amongst the day’s top players along with the fantastic VEGAS100 prize.

The best represented venue was also awarded with a prize in the shape of a crystal glass trophy to take back to the pub. With two finalists this award went to the Admiral Hardy in Weymouth. Congratulations to Pascal Ryan, Martin Parker, Pete Dark & James Duncan.

Our final table of 10 had no previous VEGAS100 qualifiers present so a new face would be joining the elite next year. After a long and tactical 3 hour final table we were down to our heads-up encounter between Pascal Ryan and James Taylor. The final hand saw James get the chips in with the best of it holding A-5 to Pascal’s K-8. Pascal needed help with him being at risk but a final board of 6-10-2-A-2 only strengthened James’s lead to eliminate Pascal in 2nd place and become the new South England regional final champion.

Final Table Chip Stacks

1. Nic Martin – 155,000
2. Ian Larder – 135,000
3. Mark Barnard – 104,000
4. Stuart Best – 71,000
5. Michael Bowman – 60,500
6. James Taylor – 59,500
7. Pascal Ryan – 54,000
8. Martin Parker – 44,000
9. Babs Smith – 34,000
10. Andrew Clark – 30,000