Underwater Poker Run Contest at Wheeler Branch Park

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    Wheeler Branch Park

    2099 County Road 301, Glen Rose, TX (map)

     

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  • Come on out Saturday 8/19 to the Scubadillo Dive Club's annual Poker Run event where dive-buddy contestants compete to have the best five-card poker hand from our underwater "playing table." This year our event will be held at Wheeler Branch Park in Glen Rose, site of our Spring Luau. Just look for the Scubadillo signs and banners for where we are setting up our event.

    We will fire up the grill around Noon and the club will supply hamburgers and the "fixins," plus a cooler of water for lunch. Please bring a side dish to share and since we have the grill going, then bring something for yourself to cook if you don't want hamburgers.  

    After lunch, the "playing field" will be laid out with two decks of special plastic-coated cards (one red, one blue) on lines with clips attaching the cards. Each buddy team will be allowed to collect a maximum of five cards at one time, but you will have 45 minutes to "improve" your hand as you take and replace cards to create the winning standard poker hands (flushes, straights, four-of-a-kind, full houses, etc.). Great prizes will be given out to the top poker hands presented at the end of the time period. You do not have to have a buddy to come. We will buddy you up if you do not have one.

    To get to Wheeler Branch Park in Glen Rose, just take I-35 south of Dallas and then take Hwy. 67 to Glen Rose. In Glen Rose, take Bo Gibbs Boulevard and turn north on County Road 301. At "Y" intersection veer left on CR 326 and follow to park entrance. The city park entrance fee is $8. Bring all of your dive gear, a chair, usual dive outing comforts and favorite beverage (for after the dive event). We will see you then!