The tournament consisted of a preliminary round with two tables. The top two players from each table at the first round advanced to a final round. Players used the Speed Die (first time this was used for an Australian championship) and $1500 starting cash.
For winning, Leon received a trip to the 2009 World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Players who competedEdit
|1st - Champion||Leon Hechtman||Defending Champion (2004)||Melbourne, VIC|
|Christopher Harrison||New South Wales - Jan 10, 2009||Parramatta, NSW|
|Anthony Jucha||Queensland - Jan 11, 2009||Sydney, NSW|
|Graham Mason||Western Australia - Jan 17, 2009||Karrinyup, WA|
|5th||Alexander Jenner-O'Shea||South Australia - Jan 18, 2009||Wayville, SA|
|Timothy Hawes||Victoria - Jan 31, 2009||Blue Mountains, NSW|
|Gerard Abideen||ACT - Feb 1, 2009||Canberra, ACT|
|5th||Kelly Altair||Wildcard Winner||Werribee, VIC|