WINNER – Stavros Achilleos – Ship Inn, Paignton

02 Valdas Abramavicius – White Hart Hotel, Holsworthy
03 Stuart Gilroy – Duke of Cornwall, Ivybridge
04 Jer Heard – Brendon Arms, Bude
05 Kurt Aplin – John Bull, Torquay
06 Tony Rogers – White Hart Hotel, Holsworthy
07 Stephen Hayes – DT’s, Torquay
08 Dave Evans – White Hart Hotel, Holsworthy
09 Kevin O’Shaughnessy – Threemilestone Social club, Threemilestone
10 Miranda Lloyd-Gregg – Fortesque Hotel, Plymouth

Plymouth’s Grosvenor Casino played host to a growing South West region which saw the final South West VEGAS100 qualifier of the year. £500 was also awarded to the day’s top finishers.

Even though the final table was dominated by the White Hart in Holsworthy, they were split between their 2 poker nights. This meant the Ship Inn in Paignton took the honours thanks to Stavros Achilleos, Naomi Hayter, Elaine Chpman & Phil Knight.

Tony Rogers led a close final with 97,000 in chips, just 2,000 ahead of Valdas Abramavicius. Unfortunately Tony could only manage a 6th place as Valdas made the heads-up encounter against team event winner Stavros Achilleos. The final hand saw Valdas dominated holding J-10 to Stavros’s Ks-Js. Valdas couldn’t find the help he was looking for as the final board came down 5s-J-As-5-Qs to crown Stavros Achilleos the new South West regional final champion.

Final Table Chip Stacks

01 Tony Rogers – 97,000
02 Valdas Abramavicius – 95,000
03 Kevin O’Shaughnessy – 77,000
04 Kurt Aplin – 56,000
05 Stavros Achilleos – 46,000
06 Stephen Hayes – 45,000
07 Dave Evans< – 42,000
08 Stuart Gilroy – 32,000
09 Ricky Hickman – 32,000
10 Miranda Lloyd-Gregg – 8,000