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See previous entry "April Quarter Final Summary"See next entry "National Final 2017"

July Quarter Final Summary

Champions Poker League, the UK's #1 Pub Poker League
Write up’s for July's 2017 Quarter Finals

A brief summary of the days play held at each quarterly final venue can be found below. Photos and finishing positions can be found on our finals page or by clicking here.

Play began t 15.05 with 61 taking part, we had to wait to the last hand before the break, exactly one hours play to lose our first player Marie Gibs. The top lady on the day was Vanessa Winterburn coming 7th and making the final table and going onto the final in a couple of months time. The other 9 players on the final table going through aswell. At approx.. 20.30 we had our showdown hand between Julian and Pete. Julian a 5 & 7, Pete Ace & 8, the flop was 4 & 6 & 8, the turn a 3 and river a 4, Julian winning the event with a straight.

Another busy day at the Tavern which saw 41 players taking part with players coming from as far away as Kent!

With 12 entrants already qualified places were well and truly available for Sheffield.

Derehams’ Maria Steward was first to crash out shortly followed by the ‘Joker of the Pack’ Kyle Pease. Brisk play followed and we quickly reached our final table of 8.

It was just left to Mike (F) Lyons to outplay Kev Powley. Kev wasted his larger stack and finally lost when his 2.7 bluff didn’t come off. Well done to Mike

The game at Bristol on 29/7/2017 started at 1pm with 26 players in attendance, due to this being holiday season the numbers were a bit low. The game went well with all players still in at the break. This changed when we returned as we slowly lost players and were reduced to 2 tables.

Although not having too many players, it did take some time before having the number of players for the final table, which ended up with 9 as 2 went out just before.

The final table lost a couple fairly quickly, the rest playing carefully so as to stay as long as possible, as only 3 qualified for the finals in Sheffield.

3 people on the table had already gained their place at the final, so it went down to 7th.
The final 3 left on the table were DAVID ERRINGTON, DAVID JACKSON and STEVE LYONS.
STEVE being the eventual winner, after a lot of back and forth of the chips.


Play got under way just after 2pm with only 51 players registered for the day's play and we lost our first player after 30 minutes of play and the unlucky player to receive a big applause from all the rest of the players and the customary photo to go with it was MARGOT KEEPING.

After the lunch break we had a steady flow of players going out and we got down to the final table at 7:15pm after a quick break and a couple of pictures we got back down to play and to see who would take the final chance to qualify for the national final in September with 6 places up for grabs at the final and 6 places being paid out. The unfortunate player who busted out on the bubble for the final and a paying place was RON FARRINGTON.

We got to heads up between MARTIN BRANSCOMBE and PETE BLAKE at 8:25 pm and after 15 minutes of play both players announced the famous words ‘all in’ and with MARTIN turning over Kd,Qc and PETER holding Qs 5h the race was on.
The flop came 7c,7h,Jh it didn't really help either player. So on to the turn card which was As leaving MARTIN still with a slight advantage. The river card came down and would you believe it the 10h showed its face which gave MARTIN the straight and the win.

Well done MARTIN and good luck to the rest of the players who managed to qualify for the NATIONAL FINAL. Lastly a big thanks to the casino and to the rest of the players who also turned up. Hope to see you at the next quarter final.

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