This years Poker Classic will be on Thursday 29th December at 8pm in the Buffers Alley Clubhouse. Tickets, priced at €20, will be on sale shortly from club members. This event is a fundraiser for the new Community Arena which is up and running and has proven to be a great addition to the facilities for the local community.
There will be a limit of 120 tickets available and admission will be strictly ticket only. There is guaranteed prize money of €000 but we would expect to match, if not exceed, last year’s prize fund. It will be ordinary 5 card draw poker and there will also be prizes for the first Poker, Straight Flush and Royal Flush. Buy backs and top ups will again be in operation. The bar will also be running promotions for card players on the night and there will be refreshments served during the half time interval.
Páuraic Roche emerged from over eighty players as the overall winner in last year’s classic. In all over €1300 in prizes was given out last year. All the players at the final table on the night received prizes: 1st Pauraic Roche, 2nd Cormac Foley, 3rd Paul McBride, 4th Jack Hall, 5th Francis Sinnott and 6th Mick Butler. All players at that final table will receive complimentary entry into this year’s classic. Dan Doyle and Paul McBride received prizes for the first Straight Flush and Poker respectively.