2013 Poker Run Winners
The 16th annual SMLBA Tom Maynard Poker Run held May 17th and 18th was once again a huge success. The Poker Run consisted of 7 card stops located at sponsored locations on the lake which this year included Magnum Marine, Crystal Shores (Platinum Sponsor), Bayside Marine, Va. Dare Portside, The Landing, Mexico Viejo and Gills Creek Marina. Chuck Poss (vice-president) was the MC of the Kick Off Party on Friday night that took place at Mango’s Restaurant. All participants enjoyed dinner and dancing after transportation by shuttle bus round trip from Mariners Landing.
Saturday morning festivities at Mariners Landing started with breakfast for all participants that was followed by a mandatory safety meeting for Captains which was hosted by Sgt. Karl Martin of Games and Inland Fisheries along with Chairman Chuck Poss and President Marshall Prilliman. The start took place at 11:30am with the Smith Mountain Lake Fire and Rescue boats shooting water spray into the air signifying “GO” with the helicopter in the air taking the aerial shots of all participants. The SMLBA Poker Run is a family oriented event that is not a race so all boats had 4 hours to complete the event which was followed by a dinner and awards presentation.
|Best Hand||$1,500||Dana Kuhn||Four 7′s|
|2nd Place||$500||David Street||Full House|
|3rd Place||$250||Tom Branch||Full House Donated Money back to SMLBA Class Act|
|Worst Hand||$200||Jason Kuhn||Son of Dana Kuhn (Best Hand)|
|Most Miles Traveled||$200||Allan Hasty||Houston, Texas|
|Most Players on a Boat||$200||Rick Smith||Doated Money back to SMLBA Class Act|
|Best Appearing Crew||$200||David Sult|
|Best Appearing Boat||$200||Sonny Bannister||36 Spectre Cat|
Many of the participants did not want to leave SML on Sunday morning and went out for one last run before departure. We encourage everyone to go to our website www.smlba.com to see the pictures of this year’s event and review our sponsors.
The SMLBA would also like to extend an invitation to everyone for the 2014 Tom Maynard Poker Run which all proceeds go to the SML Fire and Rescue Team and other charities on the lake.
Thanks for a great turnout and I look forward to seeing everyone next year.
Chuck and Pam Poss Co-Chairman 2013 SMLBA Tom Maynard Poker Run
Photos below are 2012 event. 2013 will be here in a few days