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Old 05-16-2005, 05:03 PM
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Question What makes a great Poker Run?

Chicago Powerboat Club is hosting the Chicago Poker Run on July 22-23 2005. I am looking for input from OSO on what you believe makes a Poker Run fun.

Here is a little about what we have planned so far.

www.ChicagoPokerRun.com
non-profit run to benefit Children's Memorial Hospital
$395 for boat with 2 people
$75 each additional person
Extra card for sale to benefit the charity
Cash and Prizes
Card stops in scenic downtown Chicago
Multiple helicopters taking video and still photographs
Land based video and photographs
Extreme Boats magazine coverage
Extreme Boats Magazine subscription
DVD to all participants
Reception party of Friday evening
Breakfast at Marina
Lunch barbeque
Sit-down dinner and award ceremony at Resort's Casino Ballroom
Discounted Hotel Rooms available at Casino Hotel
All activities on adjacent property with Hotel, casino, marina, boat launch and trailer parking.
Web based sign-up with credit card processing for payment
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Old 05-16-2005, 05:08 PM
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What have you liked or disliked about Poker Runs you have attended in the past? What makes one better than another? We strive to make The Chicago Poker Run one of the best in the country and appreciate your input.

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What about the nice big Trophies???
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What about the nice big Trophies???

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Treat everyone with equal enthusiasm. Try to have people placed to help out wherever possible. And concentrate on HAVING FUN.....that's what it's all about.

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what about a Calcuta to get the pot higher?
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The POKER RUN 10 COMMANDMENTS

(1) Absolutely no alcoholic beverages until the Poker Run is OVER.

(2) All participating poker run boat occupants must wear PFD's



(3) Driver must wear ignition safety switch lanyard(s) while the boat is underway



(4) No sitting on top of the seats or on sunpads when the boat is on plane



(5) Break starts up into groups based on speed

(6) Medical/rescue personnel onboard at least one boat in every group



(7) No passing the paceboat



(8) Minimum separation of 100' fore-and-aft and 50' side-to-side between boats when on plane



(9) Written instructions/charts handed out by organizer with appropriate speed limit and safety notations.



(10)Strict speed limits in congested areas.



* Created by NJPPC Member Chuck Sprague


With the cooperation of all the entries, this formula has worked really well!
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Everything you listed sounds great, and trophies or plaques are always cool. My #1 requirement for a poker run is low stress. Long on dock space and low on morons trying to kill themselves.
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everyone go in the same direction, good band ,great food and of yea lots of women! :
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Silent charity auction
Live aution
Oil wrestling or wet t-shirt contest
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nice cones
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