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5256233AA GORE BOAT & WATER SKI CLUB
POKER RUN 30TH MARCH 2013
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Fun day out for the family at Lake Manapouri
This weekend is sure to be a big hit with the annual Gore Boat Club Poker Run at Lake Manapouri being held on
Sheltered and safe lake: Lake Manapouri where the Gore Boat Club Poker Run is held
Winners: Bill Hillis congratulating a participant at a previous
The event, popular with families and
boat enthusiasts alike, has attracted
large numbers in the past 12 years it
has been running, and numbers are
expected to be just as good this year, if
Convener Bill Hillis says in previous years
they have attracted up to 90 boats to their
nautical card game event, and average
around 60 each year.
Bill puts its success down to the safe
conditions of Lake Manapouri and the
organising to make it a family outing
everyone can enjoy.
''With lots of islands and sheltered coves
to pull into, even on a rough day Lake
Manapouri is a sheltered lake,'' Bill says.
Both kids and adults have something to
look forward to, with a child's quiz,
heaviest fish and most fish caught
competitions, as well as treats along the
The term 'poker run' may be unfamiliar to
some people, but not only is it a straight
forward game, but it's an
enjoyable experience that every-
one with a boat and the correct
safety equipment can enjoy.
Skippers buy a hand for $25 and
their passengers are also wel-
come to buy a hand for $10.
The aim for participants is to
collect a poker hand of five cards
in sealed plastic bags, which are
opened at the end of the day.
All money goes into prizes for
The first card will be dealt at the
9am registration at the Mana-
pouri Pub, the next three at
designated points on the lake
where children can expect a little
treat, and the last card should be
collected by 4pm at the
Manapouri town hall with prize
giving to follow at 5pm.
With plenty of time between
collecting the three cards on
Lake Manapouri, people are
encouraged to fish, water-ski,
picnic, or just cruise around and
enjoy the scenery.
Participants in the event can
expect a day filled with fun,
spot prizes, and prize money
if they get the best hand of
the run. Prizes can include
bottles of wine, big easter
eggs, and a fishing rod for
the children if they catch the
heaviest or most fish.
''Most people take something
home with them,'' Bill says.
Newcomers to boating who
might lack the confidence to
undertake the trip on their own are also
welcome and a helping hand is readily
available if required.
With Gore Boat Club members at the
ramps to help launch, retrieve boats,
rescue and ensure everyone has life
jackets and the correct safety equipment,
the day is ensured to go without a hitch,
and Bill encourages everyone with a
passion for boating to participate.
''There are plenty of people there if
something goes wrong,'' Bill says.
For more information call Bill
Hillis on (03) 203 7052.
at a glance...
What: Gore Boat Club Annual Poker Run
When: March 30
Where: Lake Manapouri
Registration: 9am, Manapouri Pub
Cost: Skippers - $25 per hand of cards, passengers - $10 per hand of cards
CONTACT: Bill Hillis, organiser, for more information: (03) 2037 052.
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