$1000 Total Prize Money!
$800 for Best Hand!
$200 for Worst Hand!

Rules and Info

Saturday, July 23, 2005
First bike out 8:00am, last bike out 9:

Entry Fee is $10/hand. You can play as many hands as you like.
Of course, co-riders are also encouraged to play.


For each hand you're playing, you will receive one card when you sign in, one card at each stop and one card at the end of your run.  If you are playing more than one hand, you must designate which hand you are drawing for BEFORE you draw!  Your card at each stop will be recorded on a sheet that you will carry with you.


You will have 2 opportunities to purchase additional cards:

1) $5 Bonus Card: At the designated “Bonus” stop, you may buy one extra card per hand.
2) $5 Draw Card: After your final card is drawn, you may discard one card and draw a replacement.

You MUST choose your discard BEFORE drawing the new card.

After all cards are discarded and drawn,
your best (or worst)
5 CARD hand will be your entry!

Poker Hands

Poker hands are made from the best arrangement of five cards and are ranked as follows:

·         Royal Flush: A-K-Q-J-10, all same suit

·         Straight Flush: any five consecutive cards, all same suit

·         Four-of-a-Kind: four cards, same value (eg. four 7's)

·         Full House: Three-of-a-Kind and a Pair

·         Flush: any five cards of the same suit

·         Straight: any five consecutive cards

·         Three-of-a-Kind: three cards, same value

·         Two Pair

·         Pair

·         No Pair: five dissimilar cards, mixed suits.

      There are no wild cards. All suits are ranked equally.
      The lowest possible hand is A-2-3-4-6, mixed suits.  Straights and Flushes are high hands.


A portion of the proceeds to benefit Martha’s Vineyard