He triumphed in the £1,000 buy in main event after overcoming a massive chip deficit to beat Zachary Ford in the heads-up to take the £96,500 first prize.
The main event was the culmination of the nine-day festival with 341 players contributing to a £226,000 prize pool.
Clarke, a nightwatchman who now lives in Blackpool, began the final table with just 132 thousand chips, the smallest stack.
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Andreas Hoivold, who was only the second Norwegian to make the final table of a UKPT event and who won the EPT Dortmund event in 2007, led with 838 thousand.
Darren Hickman (509k) and Alan Vinson (497k), who had previously made a final table of a UKPT main event, and Gareth Jones (394k) - a two-time winner of the British Championships and former Scottish Champion - followed.
Damian Evans (337k), Guy Johnson (301k), Eddie Lundon (244k) and Ford (217k) who was third in Manchester earlier in the year came next
Evans went out in ninth place for £7,650 when Vinson hit a five on the flop to land a pair and eliminate him; Johnson followed when he went All-In and was instantly called by Ford who held pocket rockets; and a pair of Aces for Vinson then saw Jones, who had gone All-In holding Ace, King, eliminated in seventh.
At the dinner break Vinson and Ford were close to a million chips with Clarke down on 130 thousand. But he doubled up twice in quick succession before Lundon went out in sixth for £16,200 after going All-In from the big blind with King, Queen only to lose out to Hoivold's Ace.
Hoivold was the executioner again as he made Queens to end Hickman's hopes before Vinson, not long after holding the chip lead, went out in fourth for £27,300 as the man looking to become the first Scandinavian player to win a UKPT event sent him packing with his pairs of jacks.
Clarke doubled up several times before Ford called Hoivold's All-In and his Ace, King bettered the Ace, Queen. The board brought no help to Andreas and he took £40,900 back to Norway.
Clarke took the first hand of the heads up battle when he rivered a five to take the pot and after one hour of heads up play he emerged victorious as Clarke rivered queen trips to beat Ford's pair of Aces.
Clarke will now take his place at the £3,000 Grand Final in London later this month where Marc Goodwin will enter the tournament top of the UK Poker Tour rankings after taking top prize in the £150 PL hold'em freezeout, the largest side event in the tour's two-year history with 237 players.
Luton winner Sam Trickett also tasted success at leg nine as he took down the £300 NL hold'em event, outlasting a field of 133 players.
Results:
Event: £1000 NL Hold'em Freezeout Main Event
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Brian Clarke £96,500 150
2nd Zachary Ford £56,250 120
3rd Andreas Hoivold £40,900 96
4th Alan Vinson £27,300 78
5th Darren Hickman £21,300 66
6th Eddie Lundon £16,200 54
7th Gareth Jones £12,800 42
8th Guy Johnson £10,250 30
9th Damian Evans £7,650 24
10th Stephen Slavin £5,100 18
11th Sunny Chattha £3,400 12
12th Martyn Cavanagh £3,400 12
13th Herbert Kasbauer £3,400 12
14th Mohammed Shoahebe £2,550 12
15th Jason 'Trey' Jones £2,550 8
16th Paul McIntyre £2,550 8
17th Martino Libertini £2,550 8
18th John Marles £2,550 8
Event: £300 NL Hold'em Freezeout
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Sam Trickett £12,760 45
2nd Mark Ridley £7,180 33
3rd Antonio Di Cesare £5,190 24
4th Abed Eid £3,590 18
5th Tom McCready £2,690 12
6th Stephen Croft £2,190 9
7th Alan Steam £1,800 6
8th Paul Murphy £1,400 4.5
9th Billy Ngo £1,000 3
10th Paul Wilson £600
11th R Whitmore £500
12th Sean Allen £500
13th David Stanley £500
Event: £150 NL Hold'em Freezout
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Gavin Ball £10,750 45
2nd Jamie Lucas £6,220 33
3rd Daniel Hook £4,440 24
4th Todd Robinson £3,020 18
5th Sue O'Connor £2,310 12
6th Dave Gardiner £1,780 9
7th Mark Wilson £1,420 6
8th Andrew Steel £1,070 4.5
9th Andrew O'Flaherty £520 3
Event: £300 NL Hold'Em Freezeout
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Marc Goodwin £18,790 60
2nd James Green £10,870 44
3rd Tony Kendall £7,760 32
4th Andy Thurbon £5,280 24
5th Lynne Beaumont £4,040 16
6th John Hopkins £3,100 12
7th Alan Barnacle £2,480 8
8th Lee Biddulph £1,860 6
9th Paul Stewart £1,550 4
10th Mark Wilson £930
11th Neil Rutter £780
12th Chao Li £780
13th Paul Jackson £780
14th Kendra Agnew £620
15th Suzanne Pyefinch £620
16th James Browning £620
17th Pippa Flanders £620
18th Vita Lockhart £620
Event: £500 NL Hold'em Freezeout
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Ben Callinan £23,780 75
2nd Paul Murphy £13,740 55
3rd Thomas Middleton £9,810 40
4th Neil Greenhaigh £6,670 30
5th Iwan Jones £5,100 20
6th Ash Hussain £3,920 15
7th Rana Gurnham £3,140 10
8th Andrew Steel £2,360 7.5
9th Gary Chatterton £1,960 5
10th Joe Grech £1,180
11th Ian King £980
12th Daniel Hook £980
13th Mark Greenwood £980
14th Gavin Ball £780
15th Tom Cunningham £780
16th Simon Zach £780
17th Tony Caygill £780
18th Gex Hilton £780
Event: £250 PL Omaha 1 Rebuy
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Reyaaz Mulla £12,160 30
2nd Mickey Wernick £6,790 22
3rd Frank Deeming £5,000 16
4th Ian Woodley £3,580 12
5th Mark Cullumbine £2,500 8
6th Sam Wardlaw £1,970 6
7th Marc Goodwin £1,610 4
8th Karl Mahrenholz £1,250 3
9th Dave Colclough £890 2
Event: £100 NL Hold'Em Freezeout
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Loraine Healy £3,240 15
2nd James Mitchell £1,800 11
3rd James Gray £1,330 8
4th William Fry £950 6
5th John Collins £660 4
6th Mark Winnemore £520 3
7th Tom Cunningham £430 2
8th Paul Taylor £330 1.5
9th Lee Barrett £240 1
Event: £100 NL Hold'em Freezeout
Result (Prize / UKPT Ranking Points)
1st Kevin Rigby £2,600 (+ a seat in the Champion of Champions tournament) 15
2nd Mick Oakes £1,250 11
3rd James Gray £920 8
4th Aaron Barry £660 6
5th Paul Fox 460 4
6th Peter Walling 360 3
7th Craig Byrom 360 2
8th Allan Aasterud 230 1.5
9th Kei Lueng 160 1
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