We are a friendly bunch of players who meet every other Thursday to play Texas Hold ‘em Poker. Two tournaments are played with a £5 entry fee for each, both tournaments have points and cash prizes. There is no obligation to play in both tournaments you choose whether you want to play one or both. Points towards the league are granted for playing, being placed in the top 8, consecutive placings in the top 8 and the elusive Royal Flush! Not so elusive this 2019 season as two dealt in two weeks! The points go towards your placing in the league and the final top 8 get to play in the grand finales one in summer and one in winter. At the grand finale the top 8 from the league are given chip stacks according to their position and get to play for cash prizes and a trophy. The losers as we affectionately call anyone who doesn’t make the top 8 (and there’s a lot of us) play a friendly side game in between watching the final and enjoying a drink and a buffet.
New players are always welcome, and we will do all possible to support beginners so don’t be shy… give it a try. Registration is at 7.20 for a 7.30 sharp start.
For further info contact Andy Pearson or Becci Grogan.
With just one more qualifying week to go just before this season’s grand final there is plenty to fight for. At the moment, anything more than 67 points will get you to the top table.
Linda Rich notched up double places and a couple of consecutive top eight bonus points this week to bolster her position up to 6th. Mike Nel and Pam Glanville have possibly put themselves into a good position to pounce but will realistically need a win and a good place to make top eight despite great efforts rising 5 and 6 places respectively. Ray Ebsworth, Keith Brooks and Catherine Johnson all dropped places but still remain in contention. Manny and Mike Clark both rose three places and are certainly well in the mix. It will be an exciting last tournament and there is absolutely no doubt that Ray will keep up tradition with his in play scoring going on to keep us informed as to who makes it and who doesn’t make top eight.
There will as usual be a fun fancy dress theme for the grand final night – this year it will be Christmas cruising. Following on from the holiday season we are continuing the cruise with a Christmas twist so glam up for the captain’s table, come as a crew member, put on your swim suit with a bit of tinsel, be part of the entertainment team, it is full steam ahead for a great night out. As well as the grand final table itself, there will be plenty of other action. Assuming the seas are not too rough the pool (table) will be available, there will be the traditional “loser’s” tournament for those that did not make top eight. The find the joker (also currently with a cruising theme – with Marella cruises cards) will be in play. There will be the usual sweepstakes being run so have a wager on a random chance and see who you need to support in the final. Of course there will also be some magnificent food from the galley. Do not plan to eat before you come, there will be plenty for everyone.
Thank you to all those this week who assisted with the poker evening – you know who you are and it would not work without you. Well done to all those placed this week too.
Find the joker currently stands at £38 jackpot and 50 cards.
See you all at the next and last points opportunity poker evening on Thursday 28th November. Register by 7:20 for a 7:30 prompt start.
14th Nov 2019- Tournament #1 – 29 players
1st Rachael Rice (£76)
2nd Dave Hood (£37)
3rd Michael Clark (£12)
4th Ben Rice
5th Dean Smith
6th Ray Ebsworth
7th Pam Glanvill
8th Linda Rich
14th Nov 2019- Tournament #2 – 27 players
1st Michael Nel (£70)
2nd Pam Glanvill (£35)
3rd Manny Conde (£11)
4th Becci Grogan
5th Linda Rich
6th Dave Hood
7th Adrian Meredith
8th Miles Williams
Next Poker Night: Thursday 28thNovember 7:00 – 7:20 registration for prompt 7:30pm start. Any Queries To Andy : A14425pearson@outlook.com