1000 Islands Poker Run 2011

Posted July 20th, 2011 in Events by admin

1000 Islands Poker Run 2011 The weekend of August 5th the towns of Kingston and Brockville play host to North America’s largest poker run. More than 50,000 spectators are expected at this year’s 1000 Islands Poker Run. For those interested in competing, register before August 3rd to save yourself the late fee. Click here for a registration form. It’s not all about speed, the Poker Run is a charted course, and at checkpoints participants collect playing cards, the best hand at the end of the day wins. The event starts at 10 am, departing from Kingston and heading towards Brockville, with card stops in Prescott and Gananoque afterwards. Head to the Limestone City and enjoy 3 days of high performance boats and lots of live-entertainment. There is scant information online but for the public the boats will be on display Friday night. For those interested in partaking here is some basic information regarding registration:

For those interested in competing, you can only register in advance and the check-in tent is located at Confederation Park, Ontario Street in downtown Kingston. You must register on Friday.

On Friday, August the 5th, there is the Poker Run street display near Downtown City Hall and a reception party at Zappa’s on Ontario street.

On Saturday, August the 6th, everything gets underway at 10:00 am (drivers have a mandatory meeting at 8:00 am).

Poker Run Kingston

On July 22nd, 20 boats took part in a rendez-vous in the town of Gananoque. The event was a gathering for all kinds of different watercraft – boats both exotic and fast. Everything went well, according to Mark Offord. “The breakfast by the Lion’s Club and the lunch service at the Rockport Boathouse and Caiger’s was excellent.” Although next year they hope more boaters show up to take part in the fun. There was a speed challenge, a boat rodeo skill contest and a BBQ to wrap things up.