This season’s winners of the Wells Gray Poker Club hold cards showing their respective rankings. (L-r) Fred Roach, third, Millie Remple, first, and Carol Fraser, second.

Wells Gray Inn Poker Club wraps up season 26

By Goldie Krawec

A group tournament was held on Wednesday, June 27 with nine of the top point winners of the season taking part.

Winners of Season 26 tournament are: Millie Rempel, first place. Carol Fraser, second place and Fred Roach in third place.

Winner of the Fun Table was Craig Wilm.

High point winners for this season are: Goldie Krawec 7600; Crystal Hanson 7400; Terri Searls 7200; Fred Roach 7150; Mike Fraser 5200; Jack Searls 5200; Shirly Wheelhouse 5050; Millie Rempel 4650; Carol Fraser 4250.

The top four players had only 450 points between first and fourth place.

The Club works on a point system to determine who plays in season tournaments. Points are awarded in descending order of the position you attain during each game.

Extra points are also awarded for the best hand each evening and also to the person who takes out the player who won the previous week’s game.

During the past season 27 different people took part in the weekly event held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Wells Gray Inn, which started on April 4 and ended on June 20.

A tournament takes place on the last Wednesday of each quarter.

Many spectacular hands were played during the 12 weeks of play. High hands consisted of four of a kind, which we term “Quads.”: Quad Ks; Qs; Js; eights; sixes; and twos; the next best hands were A full of K; A full of T; A full of five; K full of Q; K full of eight; K full of two.

One evening players recorded three Quads hands. The player with the Quad Ks won that evening.

I think this is a record number of Quad hands in one evening since the Club was formed more than six years ago.

If you play Texas Hold’m on the internet or at home for fun, perhaps you might want to join us for a game or two, or more.

We have players, all non-professional, that gather each week for a friendly game of cards.

Do you have a poker face? We really would like to see you. Some of our players have tried wearing sunglasses, baseball caps and hoodies to disguise themselves during the game.

It’s a game of chance, and some of our players are pretty aggressive at times and put us all on notice for the evening.

Season 27 started on Wednesday July 4 at 7 p.m. at the Wells Gay Inn.

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