Monday 15th April, 2024

Mcaulay wins GUKPT Edinburgh

By Mad Harper

Huge congratulations to Scottish player Paul Mcaulay (pictured) who has won GUKPT Edinburgh for £34,110. Mcaulay, who runs a flooring company near Glasgow, beat 2022 Player of the Year Matt Davenport heads-up to secure his first major tournament victory. There were 184 entries creating a prize pool of £153,980.

Meanwhile an hour earlier, Davenport’s fiancée Sinead Priestley (pictured below) – who finished 16th in the Edinburgh Main Event – managed to defeat Cal Morreale heads-up to take down the GUKPT Edinburgh Cup for £10,280. This is Priestley’s second big win of the year after victory in the 888poker UKPL Luton Opening Voyage tournament in March for £17,865. She also made the final of the UKPL Luton Main Event for £4,390 and was fourth in the UK Poker Open Mini for £21,516 in February.

Ankit Ahuja (pictured below) won the Edinburgh High Roller, outlasting a 50-entry field – and beating Grosvenor sponsored pro Jamie Nixon heads-up, to seize the trophy and £25,200 first prize. Scottish player Craig Smith, who was fourth in last year’s Edinburgh Main Event, won the £220 Mini Main for £14,620. There were 344 entries in the Mini Main, creating a £67,750 prize pool.


Matthew Cartwright (pictured below) took down the 80-entry PLO tourney for £3,330 while Paulo Santos won the £180 Turbo for £2,930 after beating GUKPT regular Callum Gordon heads-up. Anthony Gray beat an 87-entry field to take down the Seniors event for £2,760.


Next up for GUKPT fans – Leg 5 in Luton from April 25 to May 5. Don’t miss the chance to win up to 100% of your MET-booked travel costs in credits! The GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event is one of scores of tournaments this year which are eligible for MainEventTravel’s amazing #FinalTableFreeroll promotion.

GUKPT stops in 2024
Following Edinburgh, it’s up to Luton for the start of the next GUKPT on April 25. Then it’s back to London in May, Leeds at the beginning of June, a second trip to Luton in September, Blackpool #2 in October and then the final leg of 2024 back in London for the Grand Final. Goliath runs from July 25 to August 4 at the Coventry Arena.

MainEventTravel’s #FinalTableFreeroll promotion
All this year’s GUKPTs – plus Goliath of course – are eligible for MainEventTravel’s amazing #FinalTableFreeroll promotion. All you have to do to enter is book your poker travel with MainEventTravel.com and then tag @MainEventTravel.com and #FinalTableFreeroll before the Main Event starts. If you reach the official final table, post a pic of yourself – including the tags – before the event begins and you’ll get a travel credit worth 10% of your MET-booked travel costs. Make it to heads-up and you’ll score a travel credit worth 50% of your travel costs and, if you win, you’ll receive a travel credit worth the full amount of your MET-booked travel. Globally, there are a lot of Eligible Events to choose from – but you can get cracking with the new 888poker UK Poker League tour.

National Poker League
Don’t forget Grosvenor’s exciting National Poker League Player of the Year contest. Over the course of the year, players can accrue points in 100 different events all over the country to win a £40k Player of the Year sponsorship package and a host of other prizes including
GUKPT events and Goliath in July. At present, Cal Morreale looks set to win the leaderboard for the second year running. He has a huge lead already and has just enjoyed another load of point-accumulating results in Edinburgh.

 Photo Credit - Grosvenor Poker

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