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Leverick Bay Poker Run 2019 off to exciting start

Thousands of residents and hundreds of boats are on hand for the 2019 edition of the Leverick Bay Poker Run which kicked off Today Sunday, May 26, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
With the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust set to benefit from the 2019 proceeds, the Poker Run got off to an exciting start around 11:00 am this morning where prizes include up to $15,000 cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with more special prizes for the 4th, 5th, and 6th place winners. Photo: Team of Reporters
With the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust set to benefit from the 2019 proceeds, the Poker Run got off to an exciting start around 11:00 am this morning where prizes include up to $15,000 cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with more special prizes for the 4th, 5th, and 6th place winners. Photo: Team of Reporters
2019 prizes include most original boat, best boat performance, best dressed crew, and best dressed lady. The best poker hand will also win the grand prize of ‘big money’ based on the total number of entries. Photo: Team of Reporters
2019 prizes include most original boat, best boat performance, best dressed crew, and best dressed lady. The best poker hand will also win the grand prize of ‘big money’ based on the total number of entries. Photo: Team of Reporters
Patrons take a 'selfie' at the 2019 Leverick Bay Poker Run. Photo: Team of Reporters
Patrons take a 'selfie' at the 2019 Leverick Bay Poker Run. Photo: Team of Reporters
The run moved off from Leverick Bay this morning and will touch more stops in Virgin Gorda, at Foxy's Taboo, and at Foxy's Bar. Photo: Team of Reporters
The run moved off from Leverick Bay this morning and will touch more stops in Virgin Gorda, at Foxy's Taboo, and at Foxy's Bar. Photo: Team of Reporters
LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Thousands of residents and hundreds of boats are on hand for the 2019 edition of the Leverick Bay Poker Run which kicked off Today Sunday, May 26, 2019.

With the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust set to benefit from the 2019 proceeds, the Poker Run got off to an exciting start at around 11:00 am this morning where prizes include up to $15,000 cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with more special prizes for the 4th, 5th, and 6th place winners.

For 2019, additional prizes include most original boat, best boat performance, best dressed crew, and best dressed lady.  The best poker hand will also win the grand prize of ‘big money’ based on the total number of entries.

12 Years of Excitement 

In its 12th year, event organiser Nick Willis had promised and exciting display filled fun and big prizes and the event has not disappointed patrons.

The run moved off from Leverick Bay this morning and will touch more stops in Virgin Gorda, at Foxy's Taboo and at Foxy's Bar.

Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) will bring you more information on the winners and outcome of this year’s Poker Run. 

13 Responses to “Leverick Bay Poker Run 2019 off to exciting start ”

  • one eye (26/05/2019, 16:23) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Look boats demand
  • True (26/05/2019, 17:30) Like (4) Dislike (82) Reply
    Hundreds of boats lol not much more than 100 plus the ferry/party boats way down from previous years, but what do you expect when the owners of Leverick take over everything, want everything and get rid of the main PR partner for the event. Plus the stops this year are pathetic, 2 at Foxys thats no good
  • Poker Run Fan (26/05/2019, 19:57) Like (5) Dislike (54) Reply
    With all new faces, its has lost its touch. The restaurant manager
    and his wife is as clueless as they comes. Poorly organized from the get go. No marketing and some joker talking
    on TV crap. I hope the trust take a good look at the it. This was such a great event now its gone to the DOGS.
  • Just saying... (26/05/2019, 23:38) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
    The bvi tourist board should take over this event
  • Lawyer oponion (27/05/2019, 09:56) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    If the license authority is a Trust,
    trustees needs to be involved and visible to avoid
    any legal challenges, which can easily happen without notice.
  • Chris, (27/05/2019, 11:25) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    For true. The PR partner actually resigned from the Poker Run months ago when he discovered there was no more free Black Label at Leverick.
    Record number of poker hands and a great time seemed to be had by everyone until the rain came at 8 o clock and damped down the mass party.
    Record amount going to charities.
    This is the only event that the government does not give taxpayers money to and it has never asked to be bailed out.
    The license is for VG charitable trust who receive the majority of the charitable donation. In the past moneys have gone to Animal Rescue and control , raw skills track club , Diabetes Society and many others .
    All volunteers are not paid , just get free food donated by the restaurant . They did not get free alcohol as happened in the past . They are people who donate their services to help the various charities and I really appreciate their valuable contributions. Without them it could not be the success it is.
    New faces are a part of the post Irma way of life as nick and Monica who originated the poker run and built it up over the last 18 editions are now retired and living in Africa . They did a great job but life moves on and everyone I have talked to today is full of good talk about the 19th POker Run
    To the critical review about the venues I can only say a big thank you to the 4 venues that did allow the run to stop when in the aftermath of Irma so many potential stops were destroyed .
    We look forward to 2020 and would welcome any positive suggestions from anyone about how you feel we can improve the event .



  • Love in the eye of the beholder (27/05/2019, 13:56) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Lawd dude you got a face you must fall in love with ...christ.
  • Monica and Nick (28/05/2019, 03:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So happy the event was a success and bigger than ever. To be able to give to the charities in the BVI once again is such an achievement.


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