About Us

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.Hi all,
Short and sweet update this time round basically due to my (Andy) lateness providing it.
Well done to our 1st’s Andy Pearson and Ray Ebsworth, 2nd’s Sara Notley and Richard Grace and 3rd’s Becci Grogan and Mike Warner.
Apparently the poker evening at The Castle went well and they appreciated the OSC crew going down there. Watch this space to see if it will be a regular thing. Mike Chalmer from the Castle crowd joined us for the 2nd game this week.
Thanks as always to those that help with all the jobs that make the evening run smoothly. We will miss Sue doing the admin this week as she will be on holiday – hope she has a great time.
Talking of holiday – not long now until there is plenty of opportunity for those not away on Thursday 17th October to get some much needed league points. Judging by attendance levels I believe only 2, perhaps 3 tables will need setting up for that evening. If all the people on the list that are not known to be away come that night and there are no newbies then potentially 21 people could be there but they are not all necessarily regulars. We will be over half way through the season by then so points may be vital.
Again on the holiday subject – please could those that are on the cruise consider taking some poker chips in their luggage to distribute the load as collectively they are quite heavy. The chips will be provided to you to pack. This would be appreciated – thank you. (I did suggest we take club chips…. but we won’t.)

Next poker evening Thursday 19th September see you there before 7.20 for registration and prompt start at 7.30
Find the joker jackpot currently £340 with 35 cards left.

All the best