london_west_hiresThe popular Loose Cannon Club in London played host to another of our Regional Finals. Over 150 players turned up to play this time around as the tournament was declared running at around 2:00pm.

Nine players sat down as the final table got underway, with Leo Chabert keeping the final table in good spirit throughout. Leo is deaf, but he didn’t let that hinder his progress as with a bit more luck, could of gone home as our Regional Final champion. But we are all glad he’ll be joining us in Nottingham next year for our National Final. One thing is for sure, he’ll be ready for a battle. Wayne Ginger from Rileys in Wealdstone emerged as the winner, 4 places ahead of his compatriot, Richard Scott. Doug Sharp from Bar Malden in New Malden was our unlucky 2nd place finisher as his ‘monster’ 72 of spades hand could not get the better of Wayne’s Q2 as the board ran out QT3 9 5, at least it was suited, eh Doug? You could say unfortuantely or luckily for Doug, as this was his second 2nd place finish this year, as he repeated his feat from season 1, and as you could imagine, he really wanted to go one better this time around but it just wasn’t to be. Perhaps he could could claim his elusive 1st place in our National Final next year. A cool £500 and a nice Regional Final trophy goes to Wayne.

National Final Qualifiers And Cash Prize Winners
1st Wayne Ginger – Rileys, Wealdstone
2nd Doug Sharp – Bar Malden, New Malden (Already Qualified)
3rd Martin Harle – Emma Hamilton, Wimbledon
4th Christine Warne – Sportsman, Reading
5th Richard Scott – Rileys, Wealdstone
6th Jamie Lynn – White Hart, Hayes
7th Leo Chabert – Butler’s, High Wycombe
8th Christian Borromeo – Elephant, Finchley