At the poker tables Roy is a winner of an unparalleled sixteen European Ranking tournaments with a host of near misses which are as equally impressive.
They include a runners-up spot in both the World Heads-Up Championship and the Paris Open of Poker, plus a third-placed effort in the William Hill Grand Prix.
‘Cashing’ in three European Poker Tour events ‘The Boy’, as he is universally known, has final table finishes in approximately 60 notable tournaments around the globe and has landed two televised events including the Betfair Poker Masters of Europe.
His status as a serial tournament winner started when the Internet poker boom was dawning and the 39-year-old landed the first commercially sponsored televised poker tournament way back in January 2002.
Living proof that success breeds success ‘The Boy’ also acts as commentator for SKY Sports on the Ladbrokespoker.com Poker Million, and has given his expert views on the Paddy Power Grand Slam, the Irish Open, the Ladbrokespoker.com European Ladies Championship, the Fulltilt Million Dollar Monte Carlo Invitational, Channel 5′s Partypoker.com European Open, Matchroom Sport’s Ladies Poker Tour, Fox Sport’s World Cup of Poker and events produced by The Poker Channel (including the World Speed Poker Championship).
Whilst not in the commentary box Roy is also a familiar face to armchair viewers with interviews on ‘Up Close & Personal’ and ‘Heads-Up with Richard Herring’ along with appearances on BBC’s They Think It’s All Over, their Breakfast Time show and the Racing Channel.
As a newspaper columnist Roy has provided columns for the Sun, the Sportsman, the Racing Post and Scotland’s Daily Record. He maintains columns in numerous trade publications.