The Gala Casino in Dundee got our latest round of Regional Finals underway, the first of 15 throughout England and Scotland! This is one of your final chances to qualify for our National Final in March.

A record field in our North Scotland Regional Final locked horns to battle it out for some of our remaining National Final seats, while the top 8 places all received a cash prize.

Once the final table had been set, Darren Campbell from the Granary in Elgin was the chip leader with 71,000 in chips, closely followed by Gary Wood from the Royal Oak in Huntly with 68,000 in chips respectively. Unfortunately for Darren, he could only come home in 4th place, just missing out on a National Final qualifying place but he did get £60 for his efforts, which softened the blow.

The big story of the final table belongs to Bob Hoggs who came back from only 7,000 in chips to make the heads-up match against John Alexander Snr. Unfortunately the victory was a step too far for Bob as his QJ off suit couldn’t improve to beat John’s 22. The final board of the night ran out 577 4 6 which sees John take home £500 and a lovely Redtooth glass trophy.

National Final Qualifiers & Cash Prize Winners
1st John Alexander Snr – Strath Bar, Dundee
2nd Bob Hoggs – Dolphin Bar, Dundee
3rd Brian Russell – Imperial, Cupar

Other Cash Prize Winners
4th Darren Campbell – Granary, Elgin
5th Andrew Armstrong – Butchers Arms, Aberdeen
6th Graham Park – Argyll Hotel, Ullapool
7th Gary Wood – Royal Oak, Huntly
8th Colin Tucker – Cheiftain Hotel, Inverness