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-August 06, 2022                                                                         



1st Place: Craig Roberts, $350 plus 8,500 bonus chips
2nd Place: John Heathcote, $350 plus 7,500 bonus chips
3rd Place: John McCarthy, $350 plus 6,500 bonus chips
4th Place: Debra Matula, $25 Gift Card plus 6,000 bonus chips
5th Place: Sebastian Meyer, 5,750 bonus chips
6th place: Mark Yost
7th place: Larry Timmer                                                                                              8th place: Victor McGregor                                                                                        9th place: Kyle Massey
10th place: Martin Shapiro


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 2022 winner was


Alex Gem (left)
Kyle Massey (right)  

Tournament of Champions qualifiers and chip count scheduled for January 07, 2023

Top 30 Qualifiers (2022)

Name: Starting Chips:
1. Jon Barrera  8,500
2. Bob Schamp  8,500
3. Alex Gem  8,500
4. Craig Roberts  8,500
5.   8,500
6.   8,500
7. Lynda Wallack  8,250
8. Debbie Wheeler  7,500
9. Kyle Massey  7,500
10. John Heathcote  7,500
11.   7,500
12.   7,500
13. Rachel MacDonald  6,500
14. T. C. Thompson   6,500
15. Mark Raynor  6,500
16. John McCarthy  6,500
17.   6,500
18.   6,500
19. Larry Timmer  6,000
20. Mark Delage  6,000
21. Monika Barker  6,000
22. Debra Matula  6,000
23.    6,000
24.   6,000
25. Bob Bado  5,750
26. Donna Bordner  5,750
27. Sebastian Meyer  5,750
28.   5,750
29.   5,750
30. Wild Card (Most Final Table Points)  5,000

Congratulations to Craig Roberts for winning August’s tournament. John Heathcote came in second and John McCarthy came in third. All three had similar chip stacks and decided to chop the cash prize and play for positioning for the championship event. All three received $350 each. Thank you, Craig for donating all your winnings back to charity. Craig has always donated everything back to charity. John Heathcote gave $75 back to charity, which was also deeply appreciated. Debra Matula came in fourth and Sebastian Meyer finished fifth.  All five top finishers automatically qualified for the championship event in January.

We had 28 players for this event, justifying the four tables needed. Many of our regulars were out of town. Martin Shapiro won the 50/50 for two events in a row. He won $195. He donated $95 back to the charity. Thanks Martin.

Deb and Ken Rogers, along with Gay Romine and Martin Shapiro also won $25 gift cards for door prizes. Josh Bowles won a $25 gift card for four jacks.

Thank you for your patience with some minor changes. The first four players to receive quads or better will receive a $25 gift card. That applies to the end of the tournament. Anyone getting a royal flush will receive $100 cash. 

Derby Lane apparently had our tournament on their website and we had two new players register from that. I want to welcome Brad Jungemann and Ray Burrows to Pokerdawgs. 

We will only have the pre-event add-ons in June and December. It will be $25 for 5,000 chips. That will only be available when we do the complimentary buffet upstairs prior to the tournament. The buffet will be at 4:30pm, with the tournament beginning around 5:30pm. 

Every event will have a first break add-on for $20 and you will receive 5,000 chips. Every event will also allow a player to re-buy during the first hour for $50 to receive 10,000 chips. Remember, you must have at least one chip to qualify for the $20 first break add-on. 


Our next event is October 1st. We will begin poker at 5:30 p.m. Remember, I need a 10-day notice to ensure I have enough dealers to handle each event. Either register online or send me an email to let me know you plan to attend. 

2022 Events:   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.

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.