Poker FUNdraiser – Feb 2, 2013

PokerNight8Welcome to a night of poker madness and terrific company.  The proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for the First Unitarian Church of Oakland Men’s Fellowship retreat, though all are welcome to join in this fundraiser.  We’re trying something a little bit different so that all players can play throughout the evening, rather than having some people go bust early and then not having anything to do.  Half of the collected entry fees will go to the winning players.  We hope you can join us.  This should be a night of high entertainment and fun.  See below for details, evening format and prize details.

Where: Downtown Oakland, near Swan’s Market.
Directions will be emailed to registered participants.
When: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
ARRIVE AT 6PM SHARP FOR POKER 101 TUTORIAL
Cost: $40 entry fee enables you to play all night.  A nice supply of snacks and beverages will be available, but it is byob or byo-wine bottle.
Why: To win the champion prize pool! And to provide scholarships for men attending the First Unitarian Church of Oakland Men’s Retreat on March 22-24, 2013.
Who: Anyone who knows how to play poker.   All genders and gender orientations are welcome.

Register here! Only 36 people will be able to participate!

Poker Format: $40 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 by total chip count from all 6 rounds. 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.

Thirty Minute Break…

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.
Prize pool will be awarded by total chip count from all 6 rounds.

Prize Pool (If we get all 36 players)
20% to 1st place ($300)
7% to 2nd place ($100)
4% to 3rd and 4th place ($60)
2.7% to 5th and 6th place ($40)
1.4% to 7th to 12th place ($20)

Register here! Only 36 people will be able to participate!