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

Organization Supported: Fund Razors, Inc. and Special Olympics Florida

Tournament Date-April 02, 2022                                                                


1st Place: Bob Schamp, $518 plus 8,500 bonus chips
2nd Place: Debbie Wheeler, $515 plus 7,500 bonus chips
3rd Place: T.C. Thompson, $250 plus 6,500 bonus chips
4th Place: Mark Delage, $145 plus 6,000 bonus chips
5th Place: Donna Bordner, $25 Gift Card plus 5,750 bonus chips
6th place: Laura Harmon
7th place: Brian Carpenter                                                                                  8th place: Tom Jablonowski                                                                                  9th place: Terry Goddard 
10th place: Fred Martini


2021 PokerDawgs Champion
Kelly Bickford (left) receives bracelet from Bob Bado  (center) Runner-up Gay Romine (right). Thanks Rollin James Custom Jewelers for your continued support!!!!

2020 Champion

2020 PokerDawgs Champion
January 09, 2021
Ken Rogers Jr.  (far left) came in third, John McCarthy (left center) second. Barbara Munday (first place), receiving bracelet from Bob Bado (right), player and representative, 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)


Tampa Police Charity Poker 2019 winner was
Ken Rogers, Jr. (center)
Laurel Harmon (left)
Mark Raynor (right) Due to COVID, 2020 & 2021 event was cancelled. 

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

Top 30 Qualifiers (2021)

Name: Starting Chips:
1. Jon Barrera  8,500
2. Bob Schamp  8,500
3.   8,500
4.   8,500
5.   8,500
6.   8,500
7. Lynda Wallack  7,500
8. Debbie Wheeler  7,500
9.   7,500
10.  7,500
11.   7,500
12.   7,500
13. Rachel MacDonald  6,500
14. T. C. Thompson   6,500
15.   6,500
16.   6,500
17.   6,500
18.   6,500
19. Larry Timmer  6,000
20. Mark Delage  6,000
21.   6,000
22.   6,000
23.    6,000
24.   6,000
25. Bob Bado  5,750
26. Donna Bordner  5,750
27.   5,750
28.   5,750
29.   5,750
30.   5,750

Congratulations to Bob Schamp for winning April’s tournament. Debbie Wheeler came in second. Debbie and Bob chopped the prize pool and Bob had the most chips. TC Thompson was third, Mark Delage fourth and Donna Bordner fifth. Thanks Bob and Debbie for donating some of your winnings back to the charity.

We had 36 reserved seats, with several standbys. Well, Derby Lane gave us a fifth table, allowing everyone that attended had a seat. Welcome back Debbie Matula from 10 plus years ago. She brought Thomas and Valerie Jablonowski. Laura brought son Brian Harmon. Sebastian Meyer brought in Josh Bolles. Naturally, without a fifth table, some of our new players would not have had a seat. Please, if our next tournament is open on your calendar, give me a “heads up” that you plan to attend. This allows me to justify extra tables. If something comes up, you know I will refund your monies as long as I have a couple hours notice. 

Brian Carpenter won the 50/50 worth $500. His share was $250. Ken Rogers Jr. won the high hand early, with quad threes. Donna Bordner, Tom Jablonowski and Mark Delage, each won $25 Outback gift cards. The royal flush prize is now $176.00

We are bringing back the Tampa Police Tournament. It will be the 14th Tampa Police Charity Poker Tournament. This was cancelled the last two years due to the pandemic. What is different from the other tournaments, is that we add an actual dinner included with your regular registration. Dinner will be at 4:30 p.m., on the 4th floor of Derby Lane. The up escalator takes you right to it. Of course, the elevator is also available.

It is important that everyone shows up on time, as this year, we won’t have a buffet available, but a selection of one of four dishes. We will have a chicken, beef, seafood and vegan plate. Your selection will have to be in advance. The specifics are yet to be determine. I should have that later this week. 

Because I have to pay for the food 10 days in advance, most of you will have to pay online in advance. A handful of regulars are excluded from online payment, and you know who you are. 

We will have a $25 addon to help the charity recover from the dinner expense. The addon will give you another 5,000 chips for a total of 15,000 starting chips. Past winners of the TPD event will have a $25 gift card bounty on them. In return, I will comp their addon. 

Persons that want dinner only will be allowed. That price is $35 per person. That has to be prepaid online. 

Past winners of the Tampa Police Charity Poker Tournaments:                                                                  2007-Craig Roberts, 2008-Cliff Roberts, 2009-Craig Roberts, 2010-Deb Matula, 2011-Mark Schreiber, 2012-Rick Paul, 2013-Jim Harris, 2014-Rick Paulson, 2015-Fred Martini, 2016-Beverly Sykes, 2017-Mark Schreiber, 2018-Victor McGregor, 2019-Ken Rogers Jr.

We will also be offering our “Calendar that Cares” 2022 calendar at our December tournament. Remember, you have 650 opportunities to win either $25 any day your 4-digit number is drawn by the State of Florida, or $250 if your number is drawn on the 15th of the month. Charities are selling these calendars for $20-$25. Your cost is $10 to any players at our Pokerdawg tournaments. 

2022 Events:  June 4th, August 6th, October 1st, December 3rd.  The Tournament of Champions event will be Saturday, January 7th, 2023.

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

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