Due to COVID-19, the 2020 has been cancelled. We hope to see everyone again next year!
The following is from 2019. We left it here to give anyone who is new to a Poker Run, information on what it's all about.
2019 COLORADO 99s POKER RUN September 14, 2019
Join in the fun and contribute to a woman getting her wings!
We are very excited to host this event for the fourth year in a row. All proceeds will be go toward our Scholarship Fund, which helps women pilots in Colorado earn their primary pilot license.
What is a Poker Run?
A poker run is a flying poker game. Each pilot flies to each airport, picks a card for each “hand” in their plane, and flies on to the next stop until all cards are picked up. Begin at any airport you wish, and everyone meets up at the designated terminus airport to reveal their hands and claim their prizes. Each player – pilots and passengers – can buy as many hands as they want. Hands and/or extra cards can be bought at the “end” airport.
Who Can Participate? Anyone! Pilots may fly any type of aircraft. Non-pilots may drive part or all of the route – or just join us at the terminus and purchase extra cards there.
What does it Cost to Enter?
Each hand is $20, purchased at your first airport. Players may purchase any number of hands (score cards).
Which Airports are on the Route?
The 2019 Poker Run airport stops are: BDU, BJC, FMM, FNL, and GXY.
Do I Have to Land at Every Airport?
No, you do not have to land at every airport. We hope you do - for the valuable cross-country experience - but if you don’t, you may pick up the remaining cards to complete your hand at the terminus. No need to stretch your personal limits at an airport with strong crosswinds!
When Do I Need to Be at the Terminus?
Arrive at KGXY no later than 1:00pm. Park in transient parking in front of the terminal building. Lunch will be available for purchase from the cafe. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30. You must be present to win prizes.
Other Important Info
- One card per hand is drawn at each airport. You will receive a bonus card at 2 airports, giving you a total of 7 cards to make your best 5-card hand.
- Remember, this is not a race! Please take your time and be safe. If weather is marginal at one of the airports we may not use it. Call Terry at 650-307-2304 by 8 AM if weather is “dicey” and you will be given instructions.
- Scoring: Standard Five Card Draw. No Jokers or Wild cards. Points will be assessed not only for hands, but card values within hands. Your hands will be put onto a score sheet for tallying upon arriving at the terminus.