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POKER RUN RULES
Thunder Valley Rally poker run is available to anyone 18 and older. You do not have to “pay to play.” Those who are under 21 can participate in the free poker run but may not engage in any gaming activities such as drawings, coupons or cash prizes. The City of Cottonwood/Cottonwood Motorsports or any organization associated with the poker run or events coinciding with the poker run do not assume any liability for any claims which may arise as a result of your participation in this event.
Pre-registration is through Thursday, September 13 online or at the Cottonwood Recreation Center. It continues Friday, September 14 at the Event Headquarters in the Cottonwood Community Club House (Cottonwood Civic Center), 805 N. Main Street, from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Day-of registration takes place Saturday, September 15 at the Event Headquarters in the Cottonwood Community Club House (Cottonwood Civic Center) from 8 am to 10 am and is $5 more.
This is not a timed event. No prizes will be awarded for arriving first to each venue. Riders must arrive at each stop in numerical order with the first stop being #1.
Participants will receive 1 ride stop card at registration. Participants will select a different number at each ride stop. The ride stop volunteer will punch the number chosen by the participant and will initial the card. To be considered a winner you must confirm your card with a T.V.R. associate at The Freedom Bird Entertainment Park (Riverfront Park) Event Headquarters at the Riverfront Reclamation Plant by 5:00 pm. Hands with 5 of a kind are not permitted. High Hands will be ranked as follows: 1)Royal Flush 2)Straight Flush 3)Four of a Kind 4)Full House 5)Flush 6)Straight 7)Three of a Kind 8)Two Pair 9)Pair & 10)High Card. For Low Hands: straights & flushes do not count as low value; aces are counted as low/ones; below twos.
At the end of their ride each participant must have five (5) numbers on their ride card. Each number the participant has chosen corresponds to a poker card (5 numbers = 5 poker cards = 1 poker hand).
If you purchase an Extra 6th Number, your ride card must have six (6) numbers on it. Each number the participant has chosen corresponds to a poker card (6 numbers = 6 poker cards). One card of the rider’s choice will be disregarded when making that rider’s final poker hand.
Ride begins at 10 am and will end at the Riverfront Reclamation Plant/The Freedom Bird Entertainment Park Event Headquarters at 5 pm. Ride Cards not previously checked by a T.V.R. associate will be disqualified as of 5:15 pm. Poker winners are announced at approximately 8:00pm before the main national act on Saturday. High/Low hand holders must be present to win.
This is not a race or a timed event. Be safe, observe all traffic laws and be a defensive, courteous motorist. All laws must be followed.
The process for matching numbers to playing cards is conducted through random selection by a T.V.R. associate.
Prize money is awarded in the amount of $1,000 for High Hand and $1,000 for Low Hand. If paid by check, awards will be delivered by mail during the weeks following the event.
If a tie happens, the prize money for that division will be divided among the winners of that hand.