Tournament Results

PokerDawgs Tampa Bay Charity Poker Tournaments

to benefit Special Olympics Florida and other charities.

Organization Supported:
June 01, 2019
Fund Razors Inc., Special Olympics Florida
1st Place: Ken Rogers, Jr. $437 & 8,000 chips
1st Place: Laurel Harmon, $435 & 7,000 chips
3rd Place: Mark Raynor, $435 & 6,000 chips
4th Place: Brian Carpenter, $195 & 5,500 chips            5th Place: Fred Martini, $130 & 5,250 chips                6th place: Mark Durina                                                 7th place: Larry Timmer                                                    8th place: Kelly Bickford                                                  9th place: Gay Romine                                                  10th place: Donna Bordner

11th Annual Tampa Police Charity Poker Tournament June 03, 2017
Winner Mark Schreiber (center)
Runner-up Isidro Garden (left)
Gordon Sharp (right)

2018 PokerDawgs Champion
January 05, 2019
Gay Romine (left)
with winner John McCarthy. Bob Bado (right), presented the bracelet which was made and donated by Rollins Jewelry.

11th Annual Tampa Police Charity Poker Tournament June 03, 2017
Leonard Wester, (center)
Dave Williams (right)
Larry Timmer, (left)
Alan Cross, (not pictured)

13th Annual Tampa Police Charity Poker Tournament June 01, 2019
Ken Rogers, Jr. (center)                             Laurel Harmon (left)
Mark Raynor (right)

Tournament of Champions qualifiers and chip count scheduled for January 11, 2020

Top 30 Qualifiers (2019)

Name: Starting Chips:
1. Laurel Harmon  9,500
2. Ken Rogers, Jr.  8.000
3. John Heathcote  8,000
4.  8,000
5.  8,000
6.  8.000
7. Bruce Williams  7,500
8. Fred Martini  7,250
9.  7,000
10.  7,000
11.  7,000
12. Lynda Wallack  6,500
13. Mark Durina  6,250
14. Mark Raynor  6,000
15.  6,000
16.  6,000
17. Brian Carpenter  5,500
18. Craig Roberts  5,500
19.  5,500
20.  5,500
21.  5,500
22. Barbara Munday  5,250
23.  5,250
24.  5,250
25.  5,250
26.  5,000
27. Wild Card  5,000
28. Wild Card  5,000
29. Wild Card  5,000
30. Wild Card  5,000

I might be bias, but I thought our 13th Annual Tampa Police Charity Poker Tournament was “AWESOME“. The dinner was great, including the snow crab and steak and the poker was long but fun. We had 47 players and one re-entry. John McCarthy, thanks for re-entering prior to the break, but apparently your cards were second best for the short part of the evening, because you were also the first knocked out after the first break, which is a first of Poker Dawgs.

Speaking of first, congratulations goes out to long time Pokerdawg Ken Rogers, Jr. This was his first time winning the police trophy. His name will be added to the other ten players on the trophy. Craig Roberts and Mark Schreiber won it twice each. Ken, Laurel Harmen and first time Pokerdawg player John Raynor, decided to chop the pot and then play on for final table bonus chips and the trophy. Brian Carpenter and Fred Martini rounded out the top five.

Because Ken, Laurel and Fred already qualified for the Championship in January, that gives us four “wild card” spots available, making 6th-10th finishers even more important. Remember, any ties in final tables points, the next qualifier is who attended the most events for that year. So we have three more events before January, so come out and play.

Barbara Munday won the 50/50. She won $355 and Special Olympics got the other $350. To help pay for the fabulous dinner, we did have add-ons and we raised another $450 from that. Thanks to Ken Rogers, Jr., Donna Gulledge, Jeanne Ferguson and Mark Raynor for donating to the silent auction. We had six $25 gift cards given away as bounties and another four gift cards given away as door prizes. We also gave away more Torch Run shirts and hats for door prizes.

Our next event is August 03, 2019. Hors D’Ouevres will be served at 5:00pm and poker starts at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there.

2019 Events:
August 03, October 05, and December 07, 
2019. The tournament will begin at a new time of 5:30pm. The Championship event will be Saturday, January 11, 2020.

August and December will be multi-charity events.
All Players Welcome

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Larry Timmer at 813-245-1582.

Go to the Upcoming Events page for additiional Pokerdawg dates or to register for the next event.