139 players attended the Loose Cannon Club in London to see who could become the latest East London champion. Chris Allbany’s stay, from the Royston Arms in Chingford, was short and sweet as he was the first to be eliminated, but Darrell Thorn and Vince Wilson were still left flying the flag for the Royston Arms. Although unfortuantly neither player could make the National Final qualifying places this time around.
Only 7 players took to the felt for the final table because we had a joint finish for 8th & 9th place as Colin Best and Lee Fuller, both from the Queens Arms in Didcot went out on the same hand and as they had the same amount of chips at the start of the hand, they decided to share the £20 cash for 8th place. Shaun Nash from the Horseshoe in Thornton Heath started as the big stack with 189,000 but could not convert it into a win as he fell short in 3rd place. Instead it was Glen Bater who emerged victorious when his K10 kept it’s marginal preflop advantage against our runner up Alan Stern’s Q3. A very made up Glen Bater took the £500 cash and the East London Regional Final trophy for season 3.
National Final Qualifiers And Cash Prize winners
1st Glen Bater - Dutch House, Feltham
2nd Alan Stern - Flyer, Chelmsford
3rd Shaun Nash - Horseshoe, Thornton Heath
4th Russ Tarbox - Southgate Members Club, London
5th Gary Beecham - Rose & Crown, Woodford Green
6th Tom McLaughlin - Clockhouse, London
7th Mitchell Higgon - Roaring Donkey, Clacton-On-Sea
Other Cash Prize Winners
8th Lee Fuller - Queens Arms, Didcot
8th Colin Best - Queens Arms, Didcot