WINNER – Dennis Pietragallo – Crown, Bridgnorth

02 Nick Peet – Timberdine, Worcester
03 John Stephens – Old Horns, Birmingham
04 David Shorter – Old Lion Inn, Kidderminster
05 Nick Watkins – Beacon, Telford
06 Mark Bruerton – Redtooth Tavern, Online
07 Lee Phillips – Cleveland, Wolverhampton
08 Ashley Bates – George, Warley
09 Carl Mason – Swan, Kingswinford
10 Phil Hart – Drakes Drum, Birmingham

Our West Midlands One regional final was played at the Grosvenor Casino in Walsall which saw around 150 players take their seat in the hope of qualifying for our VEGAS100 National Final next year. We also awarded the best represented venue along with £500 in cash shared out amongst places 2nd to 8th. This guaranteed over £1,500 worth of prizes.

The first prize to be awarded was the team event trophy which was won convincingly by the Albion in Wolverhampton with 4 top 50 finishers! Congratulations to Mitch Reece, David Beards, Mark Elwell & Brian Harris.

Our 10 player final was led by John Stephens from the Old Horns with a stack of 112,000 but he was closely followed by our online qualifier and past VEGAS100 member Mark Bruerton on 95,000. The performance of the final table went to Nick Peet who started on just 32,000 but managed make the heads-up encounter against Dennis Pietragallo. Nick went close to completing the comeback on several occasions but after around 90 minutes of heads-up play Dennis turned the tournament on it’s head and got some fortune when it mattered the most as his A-10 defeated Nick’s A-J on a 10-6-7-2-4 board to become the latest West Midlands One regional final champion and our day’s VEGAS100 qualifier.

Final Table Chip Stacks

01 John Stephens – 112,000
02 Mark Bruerton – 95,000
03 Dennis Pietragallo – 93,000
04 Ashley Bates – 88,000
05 David Shorter – 87,000
06 Nick Watkins – 68,000
07 Phil Hart – 55,000
08 Lee Phillips – 55,000
09 Nick Peet – 32,000
10 Carl Mason – 22,000