London Calling Festival recap London Calling Festival recap

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Organisers of the London Calling festival were hoping to offer something new to small stakes players at the Fox Poker Club in London and they certainly succeeded, attracting thousands of players to the month long series.

In total, over 2,350 players bought into the 57 events, which featured a selection of Hold'em, Omaha and HORSE tournaments at very affordable buy ins, starting from just £20. Marketing Director, Simon Prodger, said, “Congratulations to all those who took part! London Calling has shown that not all poker tours need the pricey buy-ins which currently dominate the market. Instead London Calling delivered quality tournaments to the masses with the average buy-in of around £25.”

The sponsors will have been delighted to see their players dominating the series, with's finest taking home no fewer than a quarter of the titles up for grabs. Simon Wing topped the bill after winning the £300 Main Event for £15,171 with PKR.TV presenter Ashley Hames also bagging a title and the little red bus which went to each winner.

Stephen Philips made sure it wasn't just a affair though, taking the biggest prize outside the Main Event after winning the £70 freezeout. Other four figure winners included Niels Volvath in the £70 HORSE, Andy Campbell in the Deepstack and Stewart Forsyth in the six-max event.

Chris North, Managing Director of the Fox Poker Club in association with commented, “London Calling has been a great hit; we have been overwhelmed with the feedback and demand for a London Calling little red bus. Congratulations to all of the winners.”

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