4th Texas Hold'em Poker Cruise 2012
The Let’s Go Cruisin’ team all enjoy hosting the annual Texas Hold’em Poker Cruise at Williamstown’s Seaworks complex. Why?
- We were again blessed with nice summer weather
- The unique location with cars filling the Ann St pier
- Our Poker game that has 600+ entrants all hanging on each card drawn from a pack at the Flop
- The kids all lined up to play their card game
- Working with local volunteer groups such the Williamstown Maritime Association and the Williamstown Rotary Club
- The 300 + great cars that filled the complex
- The $500 cash giveaway at 3pm. Boy, does get everyone’s attention. The winner sprinted back to his car and drove it back the presentation area to collect the 5 x $100 notes.
- The great sounds from ‘The Headliners’
- The smiles on the faces of prize winners
We managed to squeeze 310 entrants cars into the complex, [we wish it was bigger but it isn’t!] and we appreciate entrants cooperating with our members when we helped you find a park.
The Poker Game.
At 1pm, it was time to host our unique form of Texas Poker. The first game was for the ‘Blue/Black’ cards and we managed to sort out a winner for 1st 34” TV/DVD and esky hamper up for grabs. Three entrants each had the same 3 Kings winning hand. After each of the three cut a card from a fresh deck, the ultimate winner was settled, with the runners up also receiving hampers. While our judges sorted out the winners from the first Poker game, it was the entrant’s girls turn at ‘High Card draw’ and lots of prizes soon disappeared off the prize table.
It was then time for the Red Deck ‘Flop’. A single winner was soon scooping up another 34” TV/DVD. The lucky winner needed helpers to carry away the hamper that went with it. The boys lined up for their turn at High Card Draw and the resulting attack on the prize table soon cleaned it out.
The Best Presented award was probably the toughest one we’d ever had to judge with so many great cars beautifully presented. The nod went to Ward’s Ice Blue ’66 Mustang with you guessed it, custom number plates ICE - 66. What some people will do to collect the $200+ of car care products! To collect this award against the competition at this event helps describe how well Ward’s Mustang was turned out. Congratulations.
Williamstown Maritime Association
Hobson’s Bay Council
Williamstown Rotary Club
The Variety Club
Classic and Wooden Power Boat Association
Garage Classics Williamstown
And the hard working crew from LGC
Photos: Graham Hutson