WINNER – Richard Thomas – Rotunda Tavern, Cheltenham

02 Teresa Beard – Old Plough, Bristol
03 Kieron Coward – Old Plough, Bristol
04 Luke Ross – Twelve Bells, Trowbridge
05 Ricky Hickman – Coronation Club, Gillingham
06 Ian Packford – Duke, Bratton
07 Ian Smith – Red Lion, Gillingham
08 Jim Smits – Bailey’s Court Inn, Bristol
09 Paresh Aggarwal – Old Inn, Weston-super-Mare
10 Mick Carey – Turmut Hoer, Gloucester

The West Country’s regional final was held at the Grosvenor Casino in Bristol. Another Redtooth Poker member would be off to Sin City next year to compete in VEGAS100 and maybe even the WSOP!

Occupying 2 of the top 3 finishing positions, the Old Plough in Bristol were the team event winners. Congratulations to Shaun Crowley, Kieron Coward, Pat Nicholson & Teresa Beard.

Teresa Beard started the final as the chip leader on 101,000 hoping to finally join the VEGAS100 after numerous 2nd and 3rd’s. Mick Carey was hoping for a miracle as he started with just 1,000 chips as the final got under way! Teresa again worked her way through the field and reached the heads-up match, this time against Cheltenham’s Richard Thomas. Unfortunately for Teresa the wait goes on as Richard’s A-K was in good shape against A-9. A final board of 5-3-J-6-10 eliminated Teresa in 2nd place and confirmed Richard Thomas as the new West Country champion and latest VEGAS100 qualifier.

Final Table Chip Stacks

01 Teresa Beard – 101,000
02 Ian Smith – 74,000
03 Kieron Coward – 72,000
04 Richard Thomas – 65,000
05 Ian Packford – 61,000
06 Luke Ross – 53,000
07 Jim Smits< – 38,000
08 Paresh Aggarwal – 25,000
09 Ricky Hickman – 19,000
10 Mick Carey – 1,000