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  1. #1
    Registered Chris288's Avatar
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    Color me POOR !! ( NYC Poker-Run )

    WOW, is all I can say,, I was actually considering joining in the fun at the NYC Hudson river poker run... Well after some investigating, I found that the entry fee is a wopping 550.00.... So much for boating on a budget... It also stated that over 175 boats register for the event, some simple math, and that means they collect over 85 THOUSAND DOLLARS,,,, with a grand prize of 5,000 going to the winner with the best poker hand.. So much for getting my feet wet...

    Does anyone else think 500 bucks to enter a poker run is a little STEEP ????.....

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    Registered PhantomChaos's Avatar
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    Thumbs up

    That seems ridiculous! Sure sounds like a “for profit” poker run!

    Check out what SCOPE is doing this year…………….

    A 3-day event in August! Here is the scoop:

    SCOPE (or AHBA) members: $200
    Non-Members: $240

    Includes the following:
    2 T-Shirts
    2 Poker Hands
    Photos and negs of your boat running
    1 year N/C subscription to the Robb Report Magazine
    Friday: Team Archer Kick-off party Tequila Jacks for ALL your crew (evening)
    Saturday : Multiple events happening during the day and dinner at night
    Sunday: Poker run with 170+ boats!

    Over $25,000 in cash and prizes!!!!!!!

    1st Prize: $10,000
    2nd $5,000
    3rd $4,000
    4th $3,000
    5th $2,000
    6th $1,000

    Plus other prizes and awards. More info is coming soon!

    I guess that’s the difference between a Non-Profit organization and others.

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    Charter Member Charter Member Dean Ferry's Avatar
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    Chris, I kinda feel the same way, kinda high for my wallet I've yet to have the opportunity to run in a poker run, but @ those $$, I guess us little dogs will have to stay on the porch!

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    Smoke on the water is $1,000 to enter wow

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    Registered birdog's Avatar
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    Nope not worth that kind of scratch to me !!!!!!

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    That is part of the reason why I watch the event from the TZ bridge, too small a boat is the other. You are more than welcome to meet up with me that day. I think that some other OSO members are planning on doing the same.


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    Team Dysfunctional Charter Member Hot Boat's Avatar
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    I'll be one of the spectators at the bridge. After running the A bay poker run and seeing what you get for a $300 USD entry fee it don't compare. It was a all day event with thousands of spectators and some of the most beautiful scenery. Not like the 2 hour long run on the river that I run on all summer long. I don't find that you get much bang for the buck. Now maybe if they made it longer with more stops and further up the river it would be better. You never get to see any scenery. The last stop of the run is where the scenic part of the river begins. How about have the run go past West Point and Bannermans Castle (SP?) up through the Hudson Valley.I don't find boating down by Yonkers and the Bronx with abandoned buildings as scenery that enjoyable.

    dckrafft.... I'll see you at the bridge

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    Registered Chris288's Avatar
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    Thanks for the reassurance guys !!!...

    Man,,, Glad I'm not the only one thinking that 550.00 is alittle STEEP.. I guess this little dog will be staying on the porch...

    I am planning on making the trip down to watch, so hopefully I will get to meet a few members of the OSO family.

    Hot-Boat, I am always up in the Gully's, Bannerman's and west point area,and your right, the scenery is really nice up in our neck of the woods.

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    Wild Horses
    Gee... That's only about $880 Canadian. What's your problem?

    They need to get a reality check!

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member CigDaze's Avatar
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    WOW, I had no idea the costs run so high.
    I'm with Chris(and others) on this one...Not worth the money!

    That could buy a lot of other boat goodies!

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