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Poker Runs West annual Tahoe poker run DIMPLED BALLS RUN 2009 will also feature the BIG WOODIE RUN where the big dogs will find out who really knows to make power out of thin air. BIG WOODIE named after GARWOODS famous wet woodie drink will showcase the big guys like PREDATOR=WICKED ADDICTION=SWEEPER=GONE AGAIN=ELIMINATOR=FAT CAT=RISKY BUSINESS=COLLEGEWOOD AND MORE.

PRE-REGISTER TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPACE & THE EVENT HAPPENING

THURSDAY JULY16---------------ON SITE REGISTRATION AT GARWOODS 5-7
FRIDAY JULY 17-----------------ON SITE REGISTRATION AT FRESH KETCH 6-8
SATURDAY JULY 18--------------9:30 DRIVERS MEETING LAKE FRONT OF TAHOE KEYS
10:00 POKER RUN STARTS
11:30 LUNCH GARWOODS
1:00 BIG WOODIE RUN-GARWOODS
2-5 POKER RUN
5 AWARDS PARTY GARWOODS

Throughout the week many will be attending the celebrity pro-am golf tournament at Edgewood. Park your boat on the beach and join in some celebrity gazing.

We will have professional photographers and videographers at this event putting together a killer video show for you.

GO TO www.pokerrunswest.com to REGISTER-----VERY IMPORTANT SO EVENT DOES NOT GET CANCELLED*********************************
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I already signed up via your site!!! Had a blast last year at the Tahoe poker run and can't wait until this year. There is nothing like crusing tahoe in 80 degree weather.

I hope more people can make it out. See you on the crystal blue water!!!:)devil
 

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If the boat is back in time from Skater we will be there for sure!!!! It's gonna be close. If not, Im gonna co drive Predator with Gary, so I guess Ill be there no matter what!!!:D

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I will be there...

Just an FYI they are supposed to be inspecting EVERY boat that launches for the quagga mussels. They are saying an inspection fee between $10-60 for the inspection.
 

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I will be there...

Just an FYI they are supposed to be inspecting EVERY boat that launches for the quagga mussels. They are saying an inspection fee between $10-60 for the inspection.

When did this start? I launched awhile back and they just inspected my hull and engine compartment at the Lake Tahoe marina. I don't mind the inspection on the boat but to charge a fee is SAD news!! Hopefully the charge is not every time we launch.
 

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There were no fees up until June 1. Now from what I understand its mandatory. I'm not sure how it works if you were to pull your boat out everyday.
 

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There were no fees up until June 1. Now from what I understand its mandatory. I'm not sure how it works if you were to pull your boat out everyday.
I believe you can buy a season "pass" and as long as the pass stays intact you're good to go...but thats just what I've heard havent had my boat in up there yet this year

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Its looking like there's going to be some really nice boats there:)devil
Just a little heads up... if you want to meet, take pictures with, get autographs and talk to the celebrities the best days for that are Wednesday and Thursday.

Is there a reason why the lunch, run and party are going to be at Garwoods when most people will be staying at Tahoe Keys and the golf course is located on South Shore? The awards party should be located somewhere closer to south shore so we don't have to drive back to Garwoods (45 mile round trip)
 

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Tahoe fun==schedule==mussels==golf

Its looking like there's going to be some really nice boats there:)devil
Just a little heads up... if you want to meet, take pictures with, get autographs and talk to the celebrities the best days for that are Wednesday and Thursday.

Is there a reason why the lunch, run and party are going to be at Garwoods when most people will be staying at Tahoe Keys and the golf course is located on South Shore? The awards party should be located somewhere closer to south shore so we don't have to drive back to Garwoods (45 mile round trip)

Many people including myself are staying in the keys and we are having the on site registration cocktail party there Friday night. Although we will go near the golf course during the start of the run on Saturday we will be having lunch and the awards at garwoods and the stops will be in the northern part of the lake. Following completion of the awards at Garwoods about 6-7 all of the boats living at Southshore will make the run back. We go north in the morning and head south in the early evening so you will not be doubling back. Gotta keep our carbon footprint low ya know...............

Every launch area is now under mandate to inspect all boats going in the lake. When you pull out they put a seal on your bow eye to the hook on your winch and if it is not broken there is no reinspection or fee. Yearly permits are available at Obexers in Homewood for $250.00 and then you launch and come out any time without inspection.

Lots of interest in Tahoe this year. The special BIG WOODIE RUN we will hold about 1 is open for all but primarily designed to see once and for all who has the fastest cat and V-bottom on the lake. This also gives those of us in our "normal" boats a chance to see the big dogs run. This little fun run will start and end in front of Gar Woods.

Everyone needs to pre-register and then complete their registration on site at either Garwoods on Thursday or Fresh Ketch on Friday. Check www.pokerrunswest.com on Wednesday July 15 for any changes to the schedule.

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Thanks for the clarification. Any chance of getting some face time on NBC on Saturday because they broadcast live from the tourney? Normally they broadcast from 12-3, if we could plan a "fly by" with all the boats somewhere between those times I don't see how we couldn't get on t.v. ...just an idea.:)bulb
 

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Many people including myself are staying in the keys and we are having the on site registration cocktail party there Friday night. Although we will go near the golf course during the start of the run on Saturday we will be having lunch and the awards at garwoods and the stops will be in the northern part of the lake. Following completion of the awards at Garwoods about 6-7 all of the boats living at Southshore will make the run back. We go north in the morning and head south in the early evening so you will not be doubling back. Gotta keep our carbon footprint low ya know...............

Every launch area is now under mandate to inspect all boats going in the lake. When you pull out they put a seal on your bow eye to the hook on your winch and if it is not broken there is no reinspection or fee. Yearly permits are available at Obexers in Homewood for $250.00 and then you launch and come out any time without inspection.

Lots of interest in Tahoe this year. The special BIG WOODIE RUN we will hold about 1 is open for all but primarily designed to see once and for all who has the fastest cat and V-bottom on the lake. This also gives those of us in our "normal" boats a chance to see the big dogs run. This little fun run will start and end in front of Gar Woods.

Everyone needs to pre-register and then complete their registration on site at either Garwoods on Thursday or Fresh Ketch on Friday. Check www.pokerrunswest.com on Wednesday July 15 for any changes to the schedule.

Chris


Chris,

Can't wait for another fun year. I signed up last week and was wondering if it might be bigger this year or about the same amount of boats as last year. Thanks for setting this up and let me know if you need any help.

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Chris,

Can't wait for another fun year. I signed up last week and was wondering if it might be bigger this year or about the same amount of boats as last year. Thanks for setting this up and let me know if you need any help.

Jeff B (Las Vegas)
I can't answer for Chris but all the buzz I've heard and talk from people going it sounds like it will be 3 times the size of last year.:)devil
 

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Tahoe=Celebrities=TV=Hot Women

Like Cobalt 23 I have heard lots of buzz which I am sure will translate into a good event.

All you guys and gals buzzing out there BE SURE TO REGISTER NOW. IF I DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY ARE COMING I CAN NOT MAKE THE RIGHT NUMBER OF SHIRTS OR MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS PROPERLY.

CHECK THE WEB SITE LATE IN THE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT SO YOU CAN PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE EVENT RULES AND SCHEDULE.

Whether 20 or 50 boats we will have fun.

We fly by the golf tourney on Saturday morning but not later in the day when they are live. I suggest one of the hot ladies go up to the camera guys during the week and let them know where the parties are and tell them we will be going by around 10:45 Saturday they could film us and show it later like they do with lots of other filler items.

Friday and Sunday should be the days to hit the beach in mass and do some runs by.

Always watch the www.pokerrunswest.com website for updates right up to Friday night.
 

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7-3-09 Tahoe Big Woody update

TAHOE BIG WOODY SCHEDULE UPDATE 7-3-09

BOAT INSPECTION: All boats entering Tahoe must be inspected for those creepy little mussels. MAKE SURE THERE IS NO WATER in your bilge or anywhere else in your boat. There is a charge for the inspection and it will take time so plan appropriately. Let’s keep Tahoe clean.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. If you wait to register at the lake you run the risk of missing out on some things.

Thursday July 16: Anyone wanting to handle their onsite registration is to call me at 916-704-7022 otherwise you can meet us at the Fresh Ketch Friday 6-7 at the Tahoe Keys Marina.

Chambers Landing 6pm Sunset cocktails anyone?

Friday July 17: Check out the action at the celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Country Club at South Shore. Great place for lunch.

Fresh Ketch on site registration 6-7.

Saturday July 18: 10:00 Drivers meeting in front of Tahoe Keys
10:30 Helicopter overhead --- formation cruise behind pace boat to Edgewood area.
10:45 Regroup behind pace boat ==== restart the run
11:30 Lunch at Gar Woods----Cards
1:00 Big Woody run-----fast guys strut their stuff
1:30:-4:30 Poker Run Stops on lake---locations and times to be provided---------all in North Tahoe area
5-7 Gar Woods awards party----event officially over
9 Big Woody BBQ party at White Sands house in Keys
RSVP REQUIRED if attending--916-704-7022
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SHIRTS: A custom resort style embroidered shirt for each boat captain registered is being made. A few extras may be available for those not pre-registered but there is no guarantee. This is one reason pre-registration is important.

FILMING: Our new film crew this year will be putting together a DVD of video and stills from the event and one will be mailed to every registered boat following the event. Rough cut viewing may happen at the BBQ party.

FOOD: Everyone is on their own for lunch food. Cocktail food will be provided at the Awards party at Gar Woods. BBQ party food guaranteed for RSVP participants and guests.

POKER HANDS: Two per boat included. Other hands priced at $100 to discourage a boat from buying a whole bunch and swaying the odds in their favor. Just trying to keep it fair for all.

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS: Fee of $30.00 to cover food and costs.

ALCOHOL: Driver of boat not permitted to drink during the event. Have all cans and bottles put away during filming since it is tough to tell if a can, bottle or glass has alcohol in it and we do not want anyone pointing an evil finger at us.

CONDUCT: Simply by the type of boat we have many people resent us. When in a public area please try to keep everything PG rated, well maybe PG17. Let’s not give someone cause to file a complaint. Any nudity, body shots, oral involvement or blatant promiscuity must be conducted under my supervision.

AWARDS: Special awards are being made for the cat and V winners of the special Big Woody run and we have special gifts for all registered boats along with unique awards for the winner of the Poker Hand.

FUTURE EVENTS: I realize we are in stressful economic times and we all have many choices as to how we spend our leisure time. Since 1998 when I started PRW I have always attempted to provide a quality environment for fun on the water. In the beginning event fees were $300-$500 per boat. With sponsorship involvement I was able to reduce some event costs to $100. Rarely do poker run fees ever cover the actual hard costs of an event. Now that sponsorship has disappeared due to global economic concerns how we do business must change.

I will continue to put forth the effort to produce these events, however beginning with the DELTA BIG RAT RUN August 29 and the LONG BEACH “Stimulate This” POKER RUN September 19 we will need to meet a minimum number of boats pre-registered by a certain date to guarantee an event will take place.

Your efforts to promptly pre-register will enable us to plan better and provide you a better event. Reserving hotels, restaurants, getting permits and insurance etc. takes time and money so we need to know as early as possible. If you do not want to attend any more events we want to know that also. Your suggestions, comments and ideas really help us so do not hesitate to make them.
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Want to get signed up for the poker run. Do you still have space? Do I need to fill out something else to do the big woodie shootout? Do I need to have a helmet for the big woodie shootout?

Looking forward to it, thanks.
 
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