During the Leverick Bay Poker Run, participants travel a pre-designated route, drawing a card at each stop until they complete the route at Leverick Bay Resort & Marina. At the end of the journey, participants holding the best poker hand are crowned Poker Run champion. Large portions of the participants’ entry costs are donated to local charity Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust.
The stop-logistics for Sunday May 28, 2017
Everything starts with the sound of boats coming in to the Bay around 7 am and the excitement continues to build up as participants gather at the Leverick Bay Marina.
How does it work?
The first thing is to register; beginning at 8 am participants will be able to register their boats by purchasing at least one "hand" per boat (a hand is a wristband that allows entrance into each stop, and at each stop, participants pick up a card for the game). Each wristband will have a unique number that will match the selected card at each stop (meaning there is no way to cheat!). If you are a boat owner, you also receive a participating sticker for your vessel with your registration number.
The cost of a hand is $250 dollars. After purchasing a hand, participants receive a sponsors' goodie bag filled with lots of surprises. Buying a hand means that you, as an individual, will be participating officially and have the chance of winning big cash prizes by obtaining the best poker hand possible. Purchasing a hand will also provide you the opportunity to receive a raffle ticket to increase your chances of winning other prizes that add up to over $10,000.
The event committee encourages everyone to buy at least one hand. The more hands/wristbands we sell, the larger the cash prizes will be and also contributes to the funds that can be donated to local selected charities.
At 10:15am, the first card is selected at random (only by those who purchased a hand and who are participating officially).
The official start of the run is at 11 am
ALL BOATS BACK AT LEVERICK BY 5:30PM
Leverick Bay Annual Poker Run prizes will be announced.
Every stop will have live music, great atmosphere, merchandise from the various sponsors, lots of fun people cheering the event and, of course, many surprises and chances to win cash prizes.