Watson wins Season 15 poker tournament

Play is held each Wednesday evening at the inn, with a tournament at the end of each three-month period

Top three finalists of the Season 15 Poker Tournament celebrate their winning. Pictured are (l-r) second place winner Justin Morrison

Top three finalists of the Season 15 Poker Tournament celebrate their winning. Pictured are (l-r) second place winner Justin Morrison

Goldie Krawec

Play for Season 15 has concluded with 25 different players taking advantage of the free weekly poker game at the Wells Gray Inn Poker Club.

Play is held each Wednesday evening at the inn, with a tournament at the end of each three-month period. Players collect points each time they play depending on where they finish each evening. The top eight players plus a wildcard player play for prizes at the end of each season.

Season 15 tournament qualifiers with points gained during the season are the following: Chris Moore, 8,400; Goldie Krawec, 7,800; Millie Rempel, 7,100; Fred Roach, 6,600; Deb Watson, 6,000; Justin Morrison, 5,550; Cody Hodges, 5,500; and Mike Handford, 4,750.

The wildcard player was determined on the evening of Sept. 16 as Robin Torpes. He was the highest ranking player of the evening who did not qualify during the past 13 weeks of play.

Two players this season were really lucky for the evening. They won the best hand of the evening, took out the previous week’s winner and also won the game.

Several players during the season recorded best hands for the evening as four of a kind (quads) Kings, 9’s and 6’s. There was a straight flush A-5 and one evening the best hand was won by three players in the same hand. The hand consisting of three 9s and two 7s and were what we call the table cards (flop, turn and river cards).

Each evening of play, the player who records the highest hand with the tournament director is rewarded with a little gift plus 100 extra points. There is also an extra 100 points awarded to the player who takes out the bounty player. The bounty player is the player who won the game the previous week. There are also weekly prizes awarded.

The extra points and prizes were introduced into the game starting last April and seems to be a great incentive to take out the previous week’s winner and to win extra points towards season point standings.

Winners of the Season 15 Poker Tournament were: 1, Deb Watson; 2, Justin Morrison; and 3, Goldie Krawec.

 

Season 16 of Wells Gray Inn Poker started on Wednesday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.