February 23, 2013

Poker Run Results

The annual poker/bucket run was held on Sunday, February 17th. The fun started in the Goat Creek Sno-park where registration took place. Approximately 200 buttons were sold to support the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association activities.

Registration for the Poker Run
Prize Table
Riders then headed out to collect their hands at the four stations set up along the trail. Before reaching Station 1,  the lookout beckoned and a stop was made.

View towards Winthrop
View westward towards Hwy 20
Paul V. & Jerry H. @ Station 1
Paul T., Steve S. & Bob A. @ Station 2
George B. drawing @ Station 2
Looking Back up the Beaver Slide after Station 2
Whiteface between Stations 2 and 3
Ed S., Chuck U., & George B. @ Station 3
Bill & Estelle I. @ Station 4
After drawing cards at the four stations on the trail, it was back to the sno-park. Instead of drawing a card to complete the poker hand, accuracy with a dart throw came into play. One chance to hit a card that would propel the rider on to having the winning hand.

Darts @ Station 5

Then it was time to chow down on grilled hot dogs or Betty's famous chili, or both!

Betty V. with her homemade chili
Once everyone was back in the sno-park, the winning hands were announced and prizes were given out.

Top Three Hands
1st Place / $240 - Rob P. with 4 Kings
2nd Place / $144 - Lynn M. with a Flush
3rd Place / $96 - Dale S. with a Straight

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!
Door prizes donated by local merchants were then handed out by Gail S.

Karson drawing numbers for door prizes
Georgia & Udell S.
Many thanks to the local merchants who made this year's Poker Run a success.

Aero Methow, Twisp
Antler's Saloon & Cafe, Twisp
Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Twisp 
Cascade King's, Twisp
Courtyard Quail, Winthrop
Do-It-Center, Twisp
Duck Brand Hotel & Cantina, Winthrop
Glass Works of Winthrop, Winthrop
Hamilton Farm & Equipment, Okanogan
Hank's Harvest Foods, Twisp
Jerry Holm, Winthrop
Hometown Pizza, Twisp
Karen's Salon, Winthrop
Methow River Lodge, Winthrop
Michael's Espresso, Twisp
Mitch's Automotive, Twisp
NAPA Auto Parts, Twisp
NOCA Coffee House, Winthrop
Omak Marine, Omak
Poppie Jo Galleria, Winthrop
Quality Lube, Twisp
Rascal's, Winthrop
Red Apple Market, Winthrop
River's Edge Resort, Winthrop
Rocking Horse Bakery, Winthrop
Sears Roebuck & Company, Omak
Tenderfoot, Winthrop
Three Fingered Jacks, Winthrop
Twisp River Pub, Twisp
Ulrich's Valley Pharmacy, Twisp
Winthrop Motors, Winthrop
Xtreme Powersports, Okanogan

And of course, THANKS to the club members who volunteered!

If you have pictures from the Poker Run you would like to share, please email methowvalleysnowmobile at gmail (.) com. They will be added to our gallery page.