Games Night :: Feb 21

pokerchipsandcards Welcome to a night of games and poker madness and terrific company and some yummy food and libations!  The proceeds from this event will provide scholarship support for the First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s retreat. We’re trying something a little bit different so that all players can have a chance to play throughout the evening, rather than having some people go bust early.  Half of the total entry fees will go to the winning players.  We promise a night of high entertainment and fun.  Below are location, evening format and prize details.  We hope you can join us and have some fun!

Where: Swan’s Market Cohousing, 535 10th Street (between Washington and Clay)
When: Saturday, Feb 21  5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Note: Plan to arrive at 5:00 PM SHARP for Poker tutorial and meet and greet.

Why: Help provide scholarship support for our annual Church retreats, AND win the champion prize pool!

Who: Anyone who knows how to play poker (or NOT).  Training will be provided.  All genders and gender orientations are welcome.

Cost:  $20 entry fee and $20 donation for the scholarship fund, food and drinks are free.  Entry fee includes food and drinks and enables you to play all night.  A supply of snacks, light food and beverages will be available.  If you want to bring beverages and food to share, please do.

Only 36 people will be able to participate in Poker. 

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Poker Format: $20 entry fee provides each participant with a full stack of chips. After each round, each player gets to start fresh with a complete stack of chips.

Scoring: At the end of each round, players’ chip counts will be recorded. Prizes will be awarded at the end of every round. Movement from table to table is simply to have fun.

Round 1: Five Card Draw. All participants will be assigned randomly to one of six tables with six participants each. At the end of 30 minute period, the top players by chip count from each table will go to table 1. The 2nd place players will go to table 2. The 3rd place players to table 3. The 4th, 5th & 6th place players will go to tables 4, 5 and 6 respectively.

Round 2: Seven Card Stud. 30 minutes. At the end of the round, players will move according to their chip count.

  • At table 1, the top two players will stay. The 3rd & 4th place players will go down to table 2. The 5th & 6th place players will go to table 3.
  • At tables 2 and 3, the top two players will go up to table 1. The 3rd place player will stay. The 4th, 5th & 6th place players will go down to tables 4, 5 & 6 respectively.
  • At tables 4, 5, and 6, the top player at each table will go to table 2. The 2nd place players will go to table 3. All other players stay put.

Round 3: Texas Hold ‘Em.  30 minutes. Resolve seating as per Round 2.

Round 4: Five Card Draw. 30 minutes. Resolve seating as per Round 2.

Round 5: Seven Card Stud. 30 minutes. Resolve seating as per Round 2.

Round 6: Texas Hold ‘Em. Championship Round.

Grand Champion’s Prize pool will be awarded by total chip count from all 6 rounds.

Prize Pool (If we get all 36 players)
Round Winner $15
Grand Champion $110