Rempel wins Season 16 poker tournament

Seventeen different players participated in the past season taking advantage of the free weekly Texas Hold`m Poker game

(l-r) Chris Morre

(l-r) Chris Morre

Goldie Krawec

Season 16 of Wells Gray Poker Club has finished. Seventeen different players participated in the past season taking advantage of the free weekly Texas Hold`m Poker game at the Wells Gray Inn on Wednesday evenings.

For you players who see monster hands often when you play on the internet, it is not quite so simple at a live game. Monster hands are few and hard to come by. Some of the high hands this past season have been: Four of a Kind (Quads) 3`s twice and Quad 7`s. Some of the best full house hands have been Aces over 10`s (three times), Aces over 3`s and Kings over Aces. We had no straight flushes this season.

Season 16 players placing in the top eight positions are: Fred Roach 9,250 points, Goldie Krawec 9,000, Millie Rempel 8,950, Chris Moore 8,000, Cheryl MacHale 7,650, Deb Watson 6,650, Cody Hodges 5,300, and Colby Doerkson 4,250. The wild card player determined on Dec. 16th was Mike Handford.

With having extra points awarded each week to players for the best hand of the evening, as well as a bounty on the previous week`s winner, players seem to be quite keen at trying for these elusive extra points each week.

Although fewer players turned out this past season, donations to the food bank have been steady. Last year (2014) our club donations to the Clearwater Food Bank was approximately $1,500.

Season 16 winners

Winners of Season 16 Poker tournament held Dec. 23 are: 1st, Millie Rempel; 2nd, Cheryl MacHale; and 3rd Chris Moore.

Season 17 begins

Play begins again in the new year starting on Jan. 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Wells Gray Inn. If you have never played poker before, or think you are good at it, why not come out and try a game with our club.