Summer Poker Run Tour

June – August 2018

FLORIDA POWERBOAT CLUB has attended all of these events in recent years, and will attempt to return to as many as possible for 2018. FPC will continue to show sponsor support at these poker runs, with vouchers and prizes that can be awarded to the winning teams and/or used as charity auction items. At present, the FPC Cigarette Paceboat is still in “Project 1080” status, getting rigged with Mercury Racing 540 Stern drive power, and upon completion, will be on tour to some of these summer events.
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June 8-9, 2018
Lake Hartwell Poker Run — Benefiting Meals on Wheels

COMPLETED: Almost 200 boats were in attendance! Stu Jones participated with FPC Member John Woodruff on Team Windship, a 48 MTI. Congratulations to the organizers for a great event…which raised money for Meals on Wheels

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June 15-20, 2018
FPC Bahamas Poker Run – Grand Bahama- Hope Town, Abacos

Florida Powerboat Club departs Fort Lauderdale 7Am Friday June 15th, with about fourteen registered boats, for this amazing six-day tour of the Northern Bahamas, from Grand Bahama to Hope Town in Elbow Key, and back through the Bahama Bank to Bimini.
Register Here >>

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June 20-24, 2018
Texas Outlaw Challenge— Kemah & Clear Lake, TX

This is a 150+ boat event every June with some high-dollar hardware and big parties! The Friday pool party at a private residence is epic, making social media headlines every summer. Other supporting events include a motorcycle rally, F1 tunnel boat race, hot-rod car show and high-speed powerboat shoot-out event. The poker run takes place on Clear Lake and in the Galveston Bay area…and has great prizes.  Register: https://texasoutlawchallenge.com/product/gunslinger-poker-run-registration/

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June 22-24, 2018
Erie Poker Run, Erie PA — (On Lake Erie)
Learn More

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June 22-24, 2018
Cumberland Thunder Run, Lake Cumberland KY

Several Poker Runs take place this 4th weekend in June, and FPC is proud to once again support the Cumberland Thunder Run, with FPC prices that will have organizers raise money for local charities.

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June 28—July 1, 2018
Open Weekend — Event TBA

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July 13-15, 2018
Boyne Thunder Poker Run — Boyne City, MI

FPC will have to sit this one out, but once again Mike Knoblock from American Custom Marine and the Boyne City-based organizers had a sell-out event, and this one brings the big dogs from all over the Great Lakes region and Canada too!
www.boynethunder.com

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Third Weekend of July- Three BIG EVENTS!

 

July 19-21, 2018 
Pirates of Lanier Poker Run— Lake Lanier, GA

Return to Lake Lanier, GA, with the all-new Margaritaville Resort to host this annual event, that celebrates the Pirate’s Life, and raises money for local charities. Excellent accommodations, dining, boat launching, docking facilities, pools and amusements for the family…all located at this one-stop destination. www.lanierpartners.com

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July 20-22, 2018
Rock the Coast Poker Run: WMO – Grand Haven, MI

West Michigan Offshore is a growing force on the Great Lakes boating scene, and this event is one of their premier events on their summer tour. Michigan has long been known as hotbed of high-performance boating, and this event will generate over 100 entries, at the height of the short summer boating season on Lake Michigan.  More info at: www.michiganoffshore.com

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July 20-22, 2018
Thunder in the City Poker Run- Chesapeake Bay , MD

This event celebrates it’s 12th anniversary, and will once again be hosted in the quaint vacation village of Chesapeake City, Maryland, where an average of sixty teams are headquartered at the Chesapeake Inn…a vibrant waterfront restaurant with floating docks that draws all the locals out to enjoy the spectacle. Register online at:

http://www.thunderinthecity.com/

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July 27-29, 2018
Open Weekend — Event TBA

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Aug 3-5, 2018
Open Weekend — Event TBA

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Aug 10-12, 2018
Put-In Bay, Ohio — Lake Erie

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Aug 10-12, 2018
Ray Nuchereno Memorial Poker Run- Buffalo NY

Try something different with this unique poker run that explores the waters of Lake Erie and the Niagara River, as it follows the US/Canada border around Grand Island towards Niagara Falls. Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-ray-nuchereno-memorial-poker-run-buffalo-poker-run-registration-42048760976

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Aug 14-20, 2018
FPC Emerald Coast Powerboat Poker Run: Destin — Florida Panhandle

Join the Florida Powerboat Club for this “Powerboat friendly” format. Separating from former event partner Emerald Coast Foundation  eliminates the slower Ruby class, removes nine unnecessary checkpoints from the course which had caused safety challenges, and takes all the land-based parties back to VIP status for the participants. Event organizers remain focused on fund-raising for local charities, with a Grand Prize car from OffleaseOnly and a brand new Harley from Emerald Coast Harley Davidson! 
Register Here

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Aug 23-26, 2018
Lake of the Ozarks: LOTO Festival & Poker Run

This event draws thousands of boaters for the high-speed shootout, and a Friday afternoon poker run format. FPC plans to attend with the all-new Project 1080 Mercury Racing-sponsored 38 Cigarette, with headquarters at Performance Boat Center.

Contact Performance Boat Center for registration details: www.performanceboatcenter.com

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Aug 30- Sep 2, 2018
Open Weekend — Event TBA

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Sept 7-9, 2018
Lake Cumberland Poker Run 2018 – State Dock

(no current registration information available- updates coming soon)

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Sept 14-16, 2018
Open Weekend — Event TBA