WINNER – Greg Coles – Black Horse, Trowbridge

02 Joe Young – Royal Oak, Gloucester
03 Nick Collins – Village Inn, Swindon
04 David Thorne – Three Brooks, Bristol
05 David Plumpton – Pike & Musket, Gloucester
06 Symon Isaacs – Spencers Sports & Social Club, Melksham
07 Shane Robinson – Trident, Bristol
08 Jim Smits – Baileys Court Inn, Bristol
09 Tracey Thornton – Pike & Musket, Gloucester
10 Graham Hookings – Coronation Club, Gillingham

Our West Country regional final was played in the Grosvenor Casino in Bristol as one lucky Redtooth Poker player would be leaving the casino with a golden envelope after an exciting day of poker. £500 was also awarded to the day’s top finishers along with a team event trophy for the day’s best represented venue.

The first trophy awarded was the team event which was won by the Village Inn in Swindon and they were well represented by Stacie Wearne, Nick Collins, Dave Turazs & Kyle Mabberley.

Our 10 finalists took their seat with 9 of them looking at Joe Young‘s mountain of chips, more than double the 2nd biggest stack. David Plumpton held the short stack on just 15,000 hoping for a bit of early luck to get back into the tournament. When Nick Collins exited in 3rd place we were down to our final two players in Greg Coles and Joe Young. Unfortunately for Joe his luck ran out at the last minute as his K-10 couldn’t keep it’s pre-flop advantage over Greg’s 8-5 during the final hand. The board ran out 8-7-4-6-2 to Greg’s delight to make him the latest VEGAS100 qualifier.

Final Table Chip Stacks

01 Joe Young – 175,000
02 David Thorne – 78,000
03 Nick Collins – 57,000
04 Symon Isaacs – 34,000
05 Shane Robinson – 32,000
06 Graham Hookings – 30,000
07 Greg Coles – 25,000
08 Jim Smits – 24,000
09 Tracey Thornton – 21,000
10 David Plumpton – 15,000