WINNER – Jonathan Vasey – Shuttle & Loom, Darlington

02 Keith Johnson – Durham Ox, Northallerton
03 Nathan Holt – Apple Tree, Carlisle
04 Ian Gunnell – Park, Hartlepool
05 Nick Jennings-Slater – Teal Arms, Ingleby
06 Adrian Upfold – Newton Park, Newcastle
07 Carl Wright – Durham Ox, Northallerton
08 John Holt – Queen Victoria, Gosforth
09 Chris Pratt – Peregrine, Newcastle

Our North East members went to Grosvenor Casino in Newcastle to play out their regional final with a golden ticket into VEGAS100 going to the day’s winner. 2nd to 7th would also share £500 to soften the blow of missing out on the top prize.

Our best represented venue was the Park Inn in Hartlepool. They win a crystal glass trophy to display in the pub. Well done to Daniel Campbell, Carl Lloyd, Ian Currell & Barry Currell.

Our 2 big stacks on the final table held over 50% of chips in play and they didn’t disappoint as they faced off in the heads-up encounter as Nathan Holt‘s exit in 3rd place left Keith Johnson to battle Jonathan Vasey for the VEGAS100 seat. The final hand saw Keith table Q-8 to Jonathan’s 6d-9d with Keith at risk for his tournament life. The gods shone down on Jonathan when he needed it the most as the board ran off Ad-2-2d-A-Jd to give Jonathan the flush and crown him the new North East regional champion.

Final Table Chip Stacks

01 Keith Johnson – 180,000
02 Jonathan Vasey – 160,000
03 Nick Jennings-Slater – 97,000
04 Adrian Upfold – 68,000
05 Carl Wright – 54,000
06 Chris Pratt< – 46,000
07 John Holt – 30,000
08 Nathan Holt – 22,000
09 Ian Gunnell – 17,000