New Harrogate Poker Champion
Harrogate has a new poker champion, after almost eight intense hours of poker Adam Wagstaff proved to be a worthy champion after a masterful display at the final table.
In what would be the tightest table in the history of HPL and despite accumulating chips in the early part of the evening Tom Benson would be the first player to be busted out after almost five and half hours of play falling to then chip leader John Gilmour.
After a further half hour Dom Gil & Josh Cooper would be eliminated in consecutive hands but it would be yet another hour before our seventh place finisher Dave Horsman was despatched by Adam Wagstaff who had by this time taken over the chip lead.
Scott Wallace and Jackie Stead were both short stacks and fell to John Gilmour and Paul ‘Tucker’ Fryar respectively before the clash of the big stacks went the way of Adam who called of a huge bluff by John Gilmour.
Previous champion Kirk Mercer put up a brave fight but succumbed to the huge stack of Adam, who wasted no time and acquiring the chips of gallant runner up Paul Fryar.
This was one of the hardest fought tables ever seen in the HPL and is a tribute to the improvement in the standard of play throughout the league.
Congratulations to all those who took part, those who played well enough to reach the final table and to Adam who deservedly carries the Harrogate Poker Champion mantle until at least July of 2015.
Congratulations also to Phil Donnelly who capped a fine season by winning the accompanying roadshow, the ‘End of Season’ Bounty.
The Harrogate Poker Champion HPL XII
The Harrogate Poker League (HPL) is a Texas Hold em Poker competition played in pubs and clubs in and around the Harrogate area and will start its thirteenth season (HPL XIII) on Sunday 4th January 2015.
Each tournament is professionally run by trained tournament directors and prizes are paid in cash as all the entry fees are returned to the participants.
In addition to those cash prizes for each event, a points system forms the basis of a league table for each venue and a global table encompasses every fixture throughout the twenty week season.
Qualifiers from these tables are invited to a FREE end of season poker extravaganza where trophies are presented and substantial cash prizes can be won.
Congratulations to Adam Wagstaff, who was crowned
Harrogate Poker Champion for HPL XII
View the fixtures calendar by clicking on the link below
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Harrogate Poker League Roadshows
The now legendary Harrogate Poker Roadshows offer a lucrative escape from the pressures of the league events by combining different formats and structures of poker tournaments at venues with a license that can support an increased prize fund.
With deepstacks, rebuys and a seasonal team challenge just some of the events in the calendar, all with excellent prize funds these events often attract 60 or more runners and always provide us with days out that live long in the memory.
Please note that some events require advance membership of the host venue.
View the roadshow calendar by clicking here
Harrogate Poker League Business Partners
If you would like to join our business network, then please call Paul Underwood on
07875-687291 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack.
The Fantasy Poker league
The Fantasy Poker League is now unfortunately no longer unique, however we do believe we were the first poker league anywhere in the poker world to provide this competition for its members.
Sponsored by our colleagues at EPS in Harrogate the Fantasy Poker League is a competition based loosely around the football dream team principles run in the national press where each manager is given an imaginary fund to buy football players who are given points based on their performances in the English Premier League.This competition has a double barreled prize fund with half providing prizes for the top finishers in the league and the other half funding a FREEROLL poker tournament for all the managers who take part. If you wish to enter a team the closing date is 29th December 2014 and an application form can be downloaded form the link below.
View the FPL page here