Ridin’ For The Roof! – First Annual Fire Company Poker Run

Details for the poker run follow, but also be sure to check this update!

Delano Fire Company No. 1 will be holding it’s first Poker Run during this years Block Party!  Registration will run 9 AM to Noon on Saturday, August 12th. at Delano Fire Company No. 1.. Kickstands up at Noon!  Registration fee is $20 for drivers and $15 for riders.  Participants will be required to sign a release form. Prize amount will be determined by the final number of registrants with the best hand taking 50% of the pot.  This year’s theme is “Ridin’ For The Roof” with proceeds dedicated towards a new roof at the fire company.

The official rules are those that will be posted at the registration area, as follows:

There will be a map provided at registration with 5 check points.  Participants must use the official route and hit all 5 check points.  A marker will be provided to participants at each checkpoint.  All 5 markers will be required to draw your cards at the end of the run.
After the last check point, on return to the fire company, participants with all 5 markers will draw their cards.  Up to two additional cards may be purchased during the draw to increase your hand. Each additional card will be $5 (maximum $10).  Your hand will be marked on an official score sheet, and the cards returned to the deck for the next rider.
Best hand wins!
In the event that there is a tie, there will be a play off between tied participants in a new 5 card poker draw with the high hand winning.


Poker Hand Rank


1. Royal Flush – This is the highest poker hand. It consists of ace, king, queen, jack, ten, all in the same suit. As all suits are equal, all royal flushes are equal.

2. Straight Flush – Five cards of the same suit in sequence – such as J-10-9-8-7.  Between two straight flushes, the one containing the higher top

card is higher.

3. Four of a kind – Four cards of the same rank – such as four queens. The fifth card can be anything. Between two fours of a kind, the one with the higher set of four cards wins.

4. Full House – This consists of three cards of one rank and two cards of an
other rank. When comparing full houses, the rank of the three cards

determines which is higher.

5. Flush – Five cards of the same suit. When comparing two flushes, the highest card determines which is higher.

6. Straight – Five cards of mixed suits in sequence. When comparing two sequences, the one with the higher ranking top card is better.

7. Three of a Kind – Three cards of the same rank plus two other cards. When comparing two threes of a kind the hand in which the three equal cards are of higher rank is better.

8. Two Pairs – A pair is two cards of equal rank. In a hand with two pairs, the two pairs are of different ranks, and there is an odd card to make the hand up to five cards. When comparing hands with two pairs, the hand with the highest pair wins.

9. Pair – A hand with two cards of equal rank and three other cards which do not match these or each other. When comparing two such hands, the hand with the higher pair is the winner.

10. High Card – Five cards which do not form any of the combinations listed above. When comparing two such hands, the one with the better highest card wins. If the highest cards are equal the second cards are compared; if they are equal to the third cards are compared.

If a poker player should draw the same exact card that they already hold in their hand they MUST KEEP the card. Suit will not matter when the player is collecting cards that make a “flush”, “pair”, “three of a kind”, “two pairs”, “full house”, or “four of a kind”.

Determination of the judges is final.

First Annual Poker Run Event Poster – Delano Fire Company No. 1


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