BCPC A Win 2015 BCPC Team Championship

Team 2015 1More photos are on the BCPC Facebook page.

The 5th annual BCPC Team Championships kicked off just after noon on Saturday March 7th with a record 20 teams of 5 players giving us a Club-Record prizepool of £3000.

The venue was moved to The New Britannia from the regular New Talbot as the amount of players this year would have been too much for them to cope with and initial reaction of everyone was good.
The first round of games are always cagey as the alcohol has not yet kicked in and only 5 “Wild-Cards” were in play. From these, only Kev O’Driscoll of the BCPC “A” made his count, winning table 6 to score a maximum 20 points while Poker Mob “B” player Richard Latham took out Wild Card Sean Priest in 5th on table 8 and went on to win to also score the maximum 20 points. Julie Whitworth (Angies Room “A”), Darrell Hewitt (Angies Room “B”) and late replacement Ashley Hall (Poker Mob “D”) all drew a blank.
Pre-Tournament favourites Poker Mob “A” made a great start with Captain Gary Peniket leading from the front by taking down a marathon on an ultra-tough Table 4. Alan MacDonald was 2nd on table 5 while Caroline Cove, Matt McKinlay and Darren Sprengers all weighed in with 4 points to give them 29 points, a total bettered only by the BCPC “A” on 30 and leaders Sky Hit Squad on 31, for whom both David Behan and David Harvey won their respective tables.
Many Captains were leading by example as Tony Griffiths (Old Goths Never Die) & Graham Gorton (Raven) joined Peniket in winning round one while Real Men Wear Pink also had two victories with both Robert Douras and Steve Watkins doing the business.
Only one team drew 5 bagels in Round One and that was Cowboys & Indians while holders BCPC Double “D” also made a poor start, lying equal 14th with just 7 points coming from Adam Smith’s 2nd on table 9.
Into Round Two and Real Men Wear Pink collapsed, scoring zero points, while APAT “A” produced the highest scoring round of the day, netting 41 points as Ger Smyth took out Wild Card Bobby Bahra and went onto win table Table 8. Glenn Lamming almost followed suit as the team’s Wild Card on table 7 but was thwarted Heads-Up by Forum Voyage In Poker’s Val Morris. Stu Ward also weighed in with a second place on table one but couldn’t defeat Sky’s David Behan, who followed up his win in Round One with another in round two, only this time he also took out Wild Card Andrew Whitehouse to give him 30 points total and the individual lead after two games.
Behan’s 20 point haul helped Sky Hit Squad to 30 in round 2 after Max Ball also added a victory and that took them to 61 points and kept them ahead by 4 points from BCPC “A”, for whom Brian Yates knocked out Wild Card Steve Smart before going on to win Table 10. Poker Mob “B” remained in the hunt with 4 of their 5 players scoring but the Mob “A” team collapsed as just Gary Peniket with a single point troubled the scorers.
Bobby Bahra’s 2nd place as the Cowboys & Indians Wild Card got them off the mark and off the bottom of the table but once again, none of their other players troubled the scorers.
That left the top of the table like this….
1. SKY HIT SQUAD 61  2. BCPC “A” 57,  3. APAT “A” 51,  4. POKER MOB “B” 49,  5. FORUM VOYAGE IN POKER  37.
Round 3 kicked off close to 9pm and by now the beer had well and truly kicked in for some of the players. Individual leader David Behan was going for an unprecedented 3 wins out of 3 but exited table 10 early in 8th spot. Brian Yates took advantage of this, knocking out Wild Card Adam Smith in 4th in a 3-way pot before losing Heads-Up to Simon Smith (Raven) to lock up 14 points for an individual total of 36. Would that be enough to lift the individual Title? Well Poker Mob “B” player Richard Lathan took out Wild Card Julie Holloway in 5th on table 2 and then needed at least a 2nd place finish to pass Yates’s total. He went one better by winning that table, securing 20 points for the 2nd time in 3 games and added to his 2nd place finish in game 2, that gave him 47 points for the individual Title plus £125.
Round 3 was a great one for BCPC players as Paul Foy (beating Wild Card Robert Douras Heads-Up), Andrew Duncan, Adam Phelan and Tony Trippier were all table winners.
Tod Wood and Steve Healey both ground out 2nd places on their respective tables to give the BCPC “A” a superb 38-point haul in round 3 to take them to a record 95 points which proved good enough to lift the trophy by 17 points from Poker Mob “B” in 2nd while an awful final round score of 8 points saw Sky finish in 3rd spot, just ahead of the BCPC “B” in 4th, who got better and better as the tournament progressed.
On reflection the tournament was a roaring success and undoubtedly the best yet run by the BCPC. It should see a lot of the players returning in July for the Deepstack and hopefully again next year when the BCPC will try to keep the trophy at the Club for a 4th consecutive season.
POS ODDS TEAM NAME RD 1 RD 2 TOTAL RD 3 TOTAL
1 7*2 BCPC ‘A’ 30 27 57 38 95
2 5*1 POKER MOB ‘B’ 25 24 49 29 78
3 3*1 SKY HIT SQUAD 31 30 61 8 69
4 5*1 BCPC ‘B’ 10 22 32 33 65
5 4*1 APAT ‘A’ 10 41 51 4 55
6 6*1 RAVEN POKER CLUB 26 7 33 20 53
7 5*1 FORUM VOYAGE IN POKER 16 21 37 14 51
8 12*1 ANGIES ROOM ‘A’ 8 22 30 21 51
9 7*2 REAL MEN WEAR PINK 25 0 25 21 46
10 8*1 APAT ‘B’ 16 15 31 13 44
11 7*2 BCPC ‘C’ 7 10 17 27 44
12 5*2 POKER MOB ‘A’ 29 1 30 11 41
13 14*1 OLD GOTH’S NEVER DIE 13 15 28 12 40
14 5*1 POKER MOB ‘C’ 3 17 20 12 32
15 16*1 ANGIES ROOM ‘B’ 6 6 12 15 27
16 4*1 BCPC ‘DOUBLE D’ 7 11 18 8 26
17 20*1 BRAVO NINE ZERO 6 16 22 0 22
18 6*1 POKER MOB ‘D’ 6 2 8 8 16
19 20*1 COWBOYS & INDIANS 0 14 14 1 15
20 25*1 FAIR PLAY POKER 8 3 11 1 12

 

POS NAME TEAM GAME 1 GAME 2 GAME 3 TOTAL PRIZES
1 RICHARD LATHAN POKER MOB ‘B’ 20 7 20 47 £70
2 BRIAN YATES (CAPT) BCPC ‘A’ 2 20 14 36 £35
3 paul foy (capt) BCPC ‘B’ 7 7 20 34 £35
4 DAVID BEHAN SKY HIT SQUAD 10 20 0 30 £70
5 ADAM PHELAN BCPC ‘A’ 8 7 10 25 £35
6 ROBERT DOURAS REAL MEN WEAR PINK 10 0 14 24 £35
7 KEV O’DRISCOLL BCPC ‘A’ 20 0 0 20 £35
8 GER SMYTH (CAPT) APAT ‘A’ 0 20 0 20 £35
9 VAL MORRIS FORUM VOYAGE IN POKER 0 20 0 20 £35
10 JASON CHILLMAID APAT ‘B’ 14 2 4 20
11 MAX BALL SKY HIT SQUAD 4 10 4 18 £35
12 ANDREW DUNCAN BCPC ‘C’ 0 7 10 17 £35
13 DENISE GORTON RAVEN POKER CLUB 7 0 10 17 £35
14 COURTNEY PENN (CAPT) BCPC ‘C’ 7 1 7 15
15 ALAN SUTTON FORUM VOYAGE IN POKER 7 1 7 15
16 DAVE COTGRAVE POKER MOB ‘B’ 0 7 8 15
17 GLENN LAMMING APAT ‘A’ 0 14 0 14
18 TONY GRIFFITHS (CAPT) OLD GOTH’S NEVER DIE 10 4 0 14 £35
19 BOBBY BAHRA COWBOYS & INDIANS 0 14 0 14
20 sean priest BCPC ‘B’ 2 10 2 14 £35
21 PHIL MATTY OLD GOTH’S NEVER DIE 2 4 8 14
22 SIMON SMITH RAVEN POKER CLUB 0 4 10 14 £35
23 ANGELA DOHERTY (CAPT) ANGIES ROOM ‘A’ 0 4 10 14 £35
24 WILL WHEATLEY ANGIES ROOM ‘B’ 2 2 10 14 £35
25 STEVE HARRIS ANGIES ROOM ‘A’ 8 4 0 12
26 DAVID HARVEY SKY HIT SQUAD 10 0 2 12 £35
27 tony whitehouse POKER MOB ‘C’ 1 7 4 12
28 GARY PENIKET (CAPT) POKER MOB ‘A’ 10 1 0 11 £35
29 carlos carlito POKER MOB ‘C’ 1 10 0 11 £35
30 PETER RAYNOR ANGIES ROOM ‘A’ 0 10 1 11 £35
31 DAVE PILKINGTON APAT ‘B’ 2 7 2 11
32 ADAM SMITH BCPC ‘DOUBLE D’ 7 0 4 11
33 STUART WARD APAT ‘A’ 0 7 4 11
34 JON DAVIES FORUM VOYAGE IN POKER 7 0 4 11
35 GARETH HOWARD (CAPT) REAL MEN WEAR PINK 4 0 7 11
36 CAROLINE COVE POKER MOB ‘A’ 4 0 7 11
37 STEVE RODERICK (CAPT) APAT ‘B’ 0 4 7 11
38 TONY TRIPPIER BCPC ‘B’ 0 1 10 11 £35
39 CLIVE PADDEN BCPC ‘DOUBLE D’ 0 10 0 10 £35
40 STEVE WATKINS REAL MEN WEAR PINK 10 0 0 10 £35
41 GRAHAM GORTON (CAPT) RAVEN POKER CLUB 10 0 0 10 £35
42 phill fryer APAT ‘A’ 10 0 0 10 £35
43 CALUM McLUCKIE (CAPT) BRAVO NINE ZERO 0 10 0 10 £35
44 NIGEL PARRY ANGIES ROOM ‘A’ 0 0 10 10 £35
45 ALAN MACDONALD POKER MOB ‘A’ 7 0 2 9
46 DAWN WILSON (CAPT) FAIR PLAY POKER 7 1 0 8
47 KEVIN BERRIE RAVEN POKER CLUB 7 1 0 8
48 ANDREW WHITEHOUSE POKER MOB ‘B’ 0 8 0 8
49 STEVE BALL (CAPT) SKY HIT SQUAD 7 0 1 8
50 NIC RAWLINGS OLD GOTH’S NEVER DIE 1 4 3 8
51 BILL SHEPPARD BCPC ‘C’ 0 0 8 8
52 DANIEL SHEEHAN POKER MOB ‘D’ 0 0 8 8
53 TOD WOOD BCPC ‘A’ 0 0 7 7
54 STEVE HEALEY BCPC ‘A’ 0 0 7 7
55 saranne branter POKER MOB ‘C’ 0 0 7 7
56 SCOTT FORKER POKER MOB ‘B’ 4 2 0 6
57 STEPHEN JENNINGS POKER MOB ‘D’ 4 2 0 6
58 DWAYNE MILLER BRAVO NINE ZERO 4 2 0 6
59 DARREN SPRENGERS POKER MOB ‘A’ 4 0 2 6
60 CAROLINE SPENCER ANGIES ROOM ‘B’ 2 0 4 6
61 AMY COSHAN RAVEN POKER CLUB 2 2 0 4
62 JULIE WHITWORTH ANGIES ROOM ‘A’ 0 4 0 4
63 CLAIRE McKEE ANGIES ROOM ‘B’ 0 4 0 4
64 MATT McKINLAY POKER MOB ‘A’ 4 0 0 4
65 TONY PEARCE BRAVO NINE ZERO 0 4 0 4
66 matt kay BCPC ‘B’ 1 2 0 3
67 DAVE JENNINGS BCPC ‘B’ 0 2 1 3
68 DAN RODMELL ANGIES ROOM ‘B’ 2 0 1 3
69 KEV BLOOR (CAPT) FORUM VOYAGE IN POKER 2 0 1 3
70 claire thornton BCPC ‘C’ 0 1 2 3
71 MARK TAYLOR FAIR PLAY POKER 0 2 0 2
72 JO HOWARD APAT ‘B’ 0 2 0 2
73 STEVE SMART OLD GOTH’S NEVER DIE 0 2 0 2
74 EMMA BULLARD BRAVO NINE ZERO 2 0 0 2
75 TONY MOORES POKER MOB ‘B’ 1 0 1 2
76 LAURA RHODEN BCPC ‘DOUBLE D’ 0 0 2 2
77 WILL YOUNG BCPC ‘DOUBLE D’ 0 0 2 2
78 JULIE HOLLOWAY FORUM VOYAGE IN POKER 0 0 2 2
79 ANDY OVERTON (CAPT) BCPC ‘DOUBLE D’ 0 1 0 1
80 JAY SCOTT REAL MEN WEAR PINK 1 0 0 1
81 ANDY BENNETT FAIR PLAY POKER 1 0 0 1
82 dennison ranson POKER MOB ‘C’ 1 0 0 1
83 NEIL SHEEHAN (CAPT) POKER MOB ‘D’ 1 0 0 1
84 RICHARD WATSON POKER MOB ‘D’ 1 0 0 1
85 MATT WILSON OLD GOTH’S NEVER DIE 0 1 0 1
86 LEE KAVANAGH FAIR PLAY POKER 0 0 1 1
87 roy farrant POKER MOB ‘C’ 0 0 1 1
88 KEVIN CHURCHILL COWBOYS & INDIANS 0 0 1 1
89 DALE MACCHIARELLI BCPC ‘C’ 0 1 0 1
90 MARK SANDERS REAL MEN WEAR PINK 0 0 0 0
91 ANDY JONES FAIR PLAY POKER 0 0 0 0
92 DARRELL HEWITT ANGIES ROOM ‘B’ 0 0 0 0
93 ASHLEY HALL POKER MOB ‘D’ 0 0 0 0
94 WARREN JONES APAT ‘A’ 0 0 0 0
95 MATTHEW BIRD APAT ‘B’ 0 0 0 0
96 ROB GREENWAY COWBOYS & INDIANS 0 0 0 0
97 KEN ORR COWBOYS & INDIANS 0 0 0 0
98 HITESH MODHWADIA COWBOYS & INDIANS 0 0 0 0
99 IAN SENIOR SKY HIT SQUAD 0 0 0 0
100 GEORGE WESTWOOD BRAVO NINE ZERO 0 0 0 0

 

2015  – (7/3/15)…20 TEAMS – PRIZEPOOL OF £3000. BLACK COUNTRY POKER CLUB A (BRIAN YATES, ADAM PHELAN, STEVE HEALEY, KEV O’DRISCOLL, TOD WOOD)