Darren Mapley Takes Maiden WPT National Newcastle

Darren Mapley Takes Maiden WPT National Newcastle

Friday, 9 May 2014

The World Poker Tour made its first visit to the North East over the Bank Holiday weekend with 411 players taking to the tables for the WPT National Newcastle.

Amongst the hopefuls at Aspers were some top pros including Surinder Sunar, Jack Elwood and Irish Open winner Ian Simpson, not to mention a sprinkling of local celebrity in the form of boxing champ Stu Hall and Geordie Shore star Jay Gardner.

After a busy few days of action it was midlander Darren Mapley who was the big winner though. The man from Wolverhampton claimed the leg four title and with it a first prize of £17,500 after beating Mark Gray heads up.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1 Darren Mapley £17,500.00
2 Mark Gray £12,245.00
3 Hazel Birchnall £7,875.00
4 Gary Copeland £5,825.00
5 Andrew Hetherington £4,375.00
6 Alexander Walton £3,500.00
7 Mark Harding £2,905.00
8 James Arthur Brady £2,325.00
9 Robert Patrick £1,740.00

The next stop on the WPT UK Tour is London with Aspers Casino in Stratford doing the honours from 3-6 July 2014. The format will once again be an acumulator with the buy-in for each level standing at £200+£20. Full details are available on the Aspers website.

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