PokerDawgs Tampa Bay Charity Poker Tournaments
to benefit Special Olympics Florida and other charities.

Organization Supported:
August 01, 2020                                                                                                              Fund Razors & Special Olympics
1st Place: Brian Carpenter $575/8,000 chips
2nd Place: Tom Dudley, $325/7,000 bonus chips
3rd Place: Bill Ferguson, $220/6,000 chips
4th Place: Rick Paul, $25 GC/ 5,500 chips
5th Place: Gay Romine 5,250 chips
6th place: Lori Harmon
7th place: Fred Martini
8th place: Jim McCleary
9th place: Barbara Munday
10th place: Cliff Roberts

2019 PokerDawgs Champion
Alan Wallack (left) receives bracelet from Bob Bado  (center) Runner-up Kelly Bickford (right). Thanks Rollin James Custom Jewelers for your continued support!!!!

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 Rollin James Custom Jewelers.

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 (2020)

Name: Starting Chips:
1. Dave Romine  8,000
2. Brian Carpenter  8,000
3.  8,000
4.  8,000
5.  8,000
6. Alex Gem  7,000
7. Tom Dudley  7,000
8.  7,000
9.  7,000
10.  7,000
11. Craig Roberts  6,000
12. Bill Ferguson  6,000
13.  6,000
14.  6,000
15.  6,000
16. Lynda Wallack  5,500
17. Rick Paul  5,500
18.  5,500
19.  5,500
20.  5,500
21. John Heathcote  5,250
22. Gay Romine  5,250
23.  5,250
24.  5,250
25.  5,250
26.  5,000
27.  5,000
28.  5,000
29.  None
30.  None

Welcome back players!!!!!

We had 27 players with 28 seats available. Because three registered players were unable to make it, we didn’t have any standbys. That may not be the case for October. I will try and get a fifth table, which will allow us to seat 35 players for our October event. Because of social distancing, every other table is not in use. This limits the amount of cash players they can have. As of this typing, they did away with their 6:00 pm tournament, so we had several players asking if they could join our tournament, which normally would be great. However, I had to let them know this was a private, charity tournament. I am worried if I open it up, our regular players may not get a seat. I don’t think we can get a sixth table, so players may have to register early to secure a seat.

Everyone said they felt safe while playing based on Derby Lane’s precautions. I also plan to add a November event, probably Saturday, November 07th, so we can still give away $1,000 for our championship event. If we can have that November event, we will have 28 players qualifying for January’s event.

I still do not plan on serving food, because we still can’t have food near the poker tables, which limits the amount of seating, while eating.

Congratulations to Brian Carpenter for winning August’s event. Tom Dudley came in second, and Bill Ferguson was third. Thanks Bill for donating a large portion of your winnings back to Special Olympics.

Cliff Roberts won $130 from the 50/50 raffle, giving half of his winnings back to Special Olympics. Patrick Queen, Larry Brame and Kyle Massey won a $25 gift card each, which were given away as door prizes.

Our next event will be Saturday, October 03rd, again at 5:30pm.  Because of limited seating, I don’t plan on supporting outside charities at this point. Right now seating is limited to 28 players. Only players that have played at previous events will be allowed to play. I am currently closing the event to new players.

2020 Events:  October 03, and December 05th. The tournaments will begin at 5:30pm. The Tournament of Champions event will be Saturday, January 09, 2021.

Due to Covid-19, we are limited on players, so no new players we be accepted at this time.

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

Go to the Upcoming Events page for additional Pokerdawg dates or:

Click Here to register for the next Tampa Bay Charity Tournament.

Click Here to make a donation now to Special Olympics Florida.