Steve “_gruntpig_” Hutchinson takes the Newcastle leg of the Sky Poker UK Tour

Steve “_gruntpig_” Hutchinson takes the Newcastle leg of the Sky Poker UK Tour

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Hinckley’s Steve “_gruntpig_” Hutchinson beat a field of 140 qualifiers to claim the north eastern leg of the Sky Poker UK Tour at Aspers Casino in Newcastle last Saturday.

The event, which was compered by Sky Poker’s Tony “Tikay” Kendall and also featured regular Sky pundits Norman Pace and Trevor Harris, saw Hutchinson claim a first prize of £1890 and a seat at the SPUKT Grand Finale.

“As with previous legs of the Sky Poker tour, all our players enjoyed meeting up in person and playing live poker, which for some was a first,” said Emma Crowe, Head of Marketing at Sky Poker. “There is a great community feel and the players love to meet the Sky Poker analysts and presenters. Playing live against Trevor and Norman is something they will be proud to tell their mates about, regardless of where they were placed in the tournament.”

The televised Grand Finale will be held at Dawn Till Dusk in Nottingham on 13th and 14th June and will see the players battle for a prize pool of £25K.

Satellites for the next leg of the tour at Aspers in Swansea on Saturday 9th May and for the Grand Finale itself are ongoing at

The final result was:

1st Steve Hutchinson £1,890
2nd Richard Nelson £1,100
3rd Stephen Wills £770
4th Gary Roberts £630
5th David Lloyde £510
6th Gary Graham £420
7th David Thomas £350
8th Derek Miller £280
9th Graeme Morl £210
10th Paul Rutherford £140

Each player in the top 10 also won a seat at the Grand Finale.

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