Chris Moore wins Season 19 poker tournament

The season tournament was played on Wednesday, Sept 28 with nine players participating

Top three players at the Season 19 tournament of the Wells Gray Inn poker club were (l-r) Kevin Sauer

Goldie Krawec

Season 19 of the Wells Gray Inn poker club has ended. The season tournament was played on Wednesday, Sept 28 with nine players participating.

Winners of the tournament were: 1, Chris Moore; 2, Kevin Sauer; and 3, Fred Roach.

Each winner of an evening game receives a gift certificate against purchases sold by the sponsor, and the person who takes out the previous week’s winner receives an extra 100 points towards seasonal points. This person then becomes the Bounty for the game the following week. If no one takes out the Bounty player, they get to keep the points themselves. In the past season one player defended his Bounty several times.

Twenty-three different players tried out their luck during the three month season. There are four seasons during the year. Season 20 started on Oct. 5 and the season tournament will be on Dec. 21. Season 21 will start on Jan. 4.

The top nine players for this past season were: 1, Bob Daoust, 10,850 points; 2, Goldie Krawec, 7000; 3, Deb Watson 6100; 4. Chris Moore 6100; 5. Kevin Sauer 5200; 6. Chrysta D, 5150; 7, Fred Roach, 4950; 8, Millie Rempel, 4550; 9, Amber Handford, 4300.

The highest points garnered in any season previous to this was 9300. This amount of points is from very consistent playing, having good cards and possibly some luck along the way.

If you play on the Internet or at home, please come out and experience a live game. Every player at the table learns how to shuffle cards, deal, handle your own chips, betting structure and interacts with the rest of the players at the table.


Try a season of Texas Hold’m poker at the Wells Gray Inn. The game starts at 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening, with few exceptions. Each player collects points depending on finishing position each game for a three-month period, which is termed a season. A tournament is held on the last Wednesday of each season with the top nine players participating. These top nine players also receive a free T-shirt from the sponsor.



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