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Old 10-18-2011, 08:50 PM
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My biggest gripe is the actual poker playing. When i first got into this type of stuff we got cards at each stop in a brown envelope, it was pure luck, and alot of fun to sit around and open cards... now its a matter of who wants to spend the most money.. You get to play 4 hands, during each hand you can buy up to 4 extra cards, 5$, 10$, 15$, 20$. So each hand to be competive i need to spend an extra 50$, x 4 hands, were talking about $200.00 more. On top of that, at Emerald coast, after you spend the extra 200$, all it does is put you in the winners table with 10 other guys (assuming you beat out the other 150 people) who spent 200$ to buy the best cards, and now you have to do it all over again and spend 3x as much at the winners table

it just isnt fun anymore, its expensive... fun was drawing cards at each stop, not having a clue what i had, and sitting around a table with a bunch of guys who had no financial advantage, just luck, drinking a beer, and watching everyone open

paying 75-100$ for each extra person also pisses me off. i usually have a crew of 6-8 people, who all came from out of town, on planes, stay in hotels, etc... paying 100$ per extra person, for a buffet is crap
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Good Point Boomer!

I was holding a second place hand after all the cards were in and the President of the club decided they were not good enough to win (didn't sell enough hands) and re-opened the buying of hands for 15 minutes. Needless to say I got bumped out of second to nothing!
It was a big event too and I would have made out pretty well!

I have no problem if people want to pre-buy extra hands BEFORE the run starts but not after you start opening!
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Passing along everything said here. Please keep the thoughts coming.

Also, this is about the BUILDERS, too. Let them know your thoughts besides "boats are too expensive".

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the 2011 tickfaw 200 we didnt not ask for any money from venders . if they wanted to then fine, just asked to bring people and buy hands. also anyone could come to the friday night party and the party after the run for free. 5 stops had food for lunch. (buy your own were you would like) Had a gator drop all the money was given back, not a doller kept from the pot ($500). pay out of the run was upped with every extra card and the limit was 2 extra.(limit bought hands)

boat builders ill hang, give out what what ever they want. they can come set up a display in the marina. what ever they need as long as they come

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Good to hear from you Casey.
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hey, we weren't invited!
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Sorry, Jackie. I did not make the list of invitees myself. I just walked in like I owned the place. LOL.
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Me either !! Or a whole lot of others!
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You were a topic used as a GREAT example.
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Hmmm. Might be an idea to get event organizers and and other stakeholders from around the country in a conference room at the time of the Miami Boat Show, Gregg. They have done that in the past to address safety issues with considerable success. There have been a lot of good ideas brought forward in this thread that can form a basis for discussion. Participant input here can play a valuable part in helping organizers understand better what offshore boating enthusiasts are looking for. Thank you for taking the initiative on this.

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