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December 19th

Season 55 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Mark Trevena
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Karl Duigan
Kuripuni -
Levin Cossie Club -
Manawatu Darts Assoc -
Bulls RSA -
Bubbles -
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro -
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -

Season 54 Regional Final

1st - Jono Muirhead
2nd - Jay Cunningham
3rd - Rhys Nielsen
4th - Adrian Naylor
5th - Riki Hampstead
6th - Johnny Robert
7th - Crevice Lewis
8th - Kane Wilson (WGTN)
9th - Luke Tyrer
First Out - Junior Tufue

Season 54 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Mike Osmond
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Andrew Tyler
Kuripuni - Riki Hampstead
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Michelle Makene
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Bubbles - Rhys Nielsen
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Peter Jackson
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Karl Duigan

Season 53 Manawatu Final

1st - Terry Curran
2nd - Paul Link
3rd - Stephen Kumeroa
4th - Mark Trevena
5th - Lee Hautapu
6th - Marisa Trevena

Season 53 Regional Final

1st - Josh Moore
2nd - Leonie George
3rd - Sebastian Fiddicke
4th - Scott Norris
5th - Michelle Makene
6th - Andy Ward
7th - Will Bell
8th - Anita Wilson
9th - Alan Hunter
First Out - Harley Wilson

Season 53 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Phil Wahanui
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Lindsay Power
Kuripuni - Junior Tufue
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Wed) - Mike Osmond
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Bubbles Rotational - Roger Harris
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Ray Simpson
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Fri) - Michelle Makene
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Leonie George

Season 52 Regional Final

1st - Scott Norris
2nd - Kane Wilson (PN)
3rd - Kust Karaitiana
4th - Grayden Bell
5th - Vikki Nielsen
6th - Michelle Makene
7th - Roy Feldmann
8th - Junior Tufue
9th - Mike Lings
First Out - Haley Malcolm

Season 52 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Nui Kendall
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Andrew Tyler
Kuripuni - Pat Cole
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Wed) - Susanne Hewson
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Bubbles Rotational - Leonie George
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Peter Jackson
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Andrew Tyler

Season 51 Regional Final

1st - Richie Nielsen
2nd - Joel Nugteren
3rd - Bill Bligh
4th - Andrew Tyler
5th - Dave Goddard
6th - Dave Martin
7th - Riki Hampstead
8th - Adam Tyrer
9th - Mark Royal
First Out - Crevice Lewis

Season 51 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Mark Trevena
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Sonny Broughton
Kuripuni - Graeme Ransom
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
D4 On Allen - Detlef von Rohden
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Wed) - Susanne Hewson
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Bubbles Rotational - Rhys Nielsen
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Wendy Tilney
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Karl Duigan

Season 50 Manawatu Seasonal Final

1st - Mike Osmond
1st - Mark Trevena
3rd - Lindsay Power
4th - Thomas Lovejoy

Season 50 Regional Final

1st - Riki Hampstead
2nd - Marisa Trevena
3rd - Andrew Tyler
4th - Robert Dimattina
5th - Richard Hebenton
6th - Stephen Kumeroa
7th - Kurt Karaitiana
8th - Mark Kisby
9th - Conor Moylan
First Out - Jonathan Morten

Season 50 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Marisa Trevena
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Grant Edwardson
Kuripuni - Jason Herangi
Levin Cossie Club - Keith Hopa
D4 On Allen - Andy Steel
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Wed) - Nui Kendall
Bulls RSA - Wanda Jones
Bubbles Rotational - Rhys Nielsen
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Robert Dimattina
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Fri) - Jackie Cowley
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Stephen Kumeroa

Season 49 Horowhenua District Final

September 23rd
Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Levin
For more information, see your Poker Manager at the Levin Cossie Club on a Tuesday night

Season 49 Regional Final

1st - Marisa Trevena
2nd - Jason Herangi
3rd - Bobby Alexander
4th - James Pilcher
5th - Steve Hodson
6th - Harry Harrison
7th - Jason Wilton
8th - Shiva Nair
9th - Tim Burling
First Out - Marteen Jackson

Season 49 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Lee Hautapu
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Nui Kendall
Kuripuni - Brandon Pye
Levin Cossie Club - Keitha Hopa
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Wed) - Susanne Hewson
Bulls RSA - Wanda Jones
Manawatu Hotel - Jeff Kuen
Bubbles - Rhys Nielsen
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Peter Kerr
Manawatu Darts Assoc (Fri) - Michelle Makene
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Karl Duigan

Season 47 Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Vinni Pilling
2nd - Thomas Lovejoy
3rd - Mark Royal
4th - Oscar Sharland

Season 48 Regional Final

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Molly Delmare
3rd - Stephen Kumeroa
4th - Jake Belfield
5th - Kay Hollis
6th - Kurt Karaitiana
7th - Riki Hampstead
8th - Jason Wilton
9th - Logan Bethell
First Out - Lloyd Gandy

Season 48 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Mark Royal
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Peter Crofskey
Kuripuni - Luke Tyrer
Levin Cossie Club - Evan Boyce
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Karl Duigan
Bulls RSA - Wanda Jones
Manawatu Hotel - Roger Clement
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Wendy Tilney
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Stephen Kumeroa

Season 47 Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Max Wyllie
3rd - Leonie George
4th - Pete Cook

Season 47 Regional Final

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Caine Osborne
3rd - Jason Herangi
4th - Stephen Kumeroa
5th - John Greenwood
6th - Keith Hopa
7th - Bill Bligh
8th - Sebastian Fiddick
9th - Susanne Hewson
First Out - Dion McIvor

Manawatu Festival Of Poker

Joker Poker - TJ Theunissen
Pot Limit Omaha - Vinni Pilling
Bounty - Lindsay Power
Crazy Pineapple - Johnny Robert
5 Card Draw - Richie Nielsen
Joker Big "O" - Leonie George
Pairs - Carl Solly & Brandon Brooks
Deep Stack -Brett Sheehan

Season 47 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Mark Trevena
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Andrew Tyler
Kuripuni - Kurt Karaitiana
Levin Cossie Club - Ryan Gardiner
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Mike Osmond
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Garry Phillips
Bubbles Rotational - Roger Harris
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Wendy Tilney
Oxford Hotel - Riki White
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Andrew Tyler

Season 46 Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Gerry Keating
3rd - Pete Cook
4th - Leonie George

Season 46 Regional Final

1st - Lucy Sheehan
2nd - Grant Edwardson
3rd - Troy Beran
4th - Chris Wruck
5th - Catherine Herrick
6th - Memory Rota
7th - Lee Middleton
8th - Kelly Moses
9th - Steve Hodson
First Out - Scott Herangi

Season 46 Venue Winners

Mirchi's - Mark Trevena
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Grant Edwardson
Kuripuni - Catherine Herrick
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Richie Nielsen
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Garry Phillips
Bubbles Rotational - Jason Wilton
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Harry Harrison
Oxford Hotel - Carl Solly
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Lee Hautapu

Crazy Joker Omaha

1st - Oscar Sharland
2nd - Nelly Clement
3rd - Phil White

Season 45 Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Davy Faapito
3rd - Chris Burrows
4th - Mark Royal

Season 45 Regional Final

1st - Sebastian Fiddick
2nd - Mark Trevena
3rd - Chad Ellwood
4th - Nathan James
5th - Pat Cole
6th - Riki Hampstead
7th - Jason Herangi
8th - Luke Tyrer
9th - Anna wallace
First Out - Bobby Alexander

Season 45 Venue Winners

Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - TJ Theunissen
Kuripuni - Catherine Herrick
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Michelle Makene
Bulls RSA - Bryan Davison
Manawatu Hotel - Cilla Brown
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Alan Hunter
The Office - Janine Gardner
Murphy's Law - Josie Dunne
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Lee Hautapu

Season 44 Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Leonie George
3rd - Janine Gardner
4th - Richie Nielsen

Season 44 Regional Final

1st - Keith Hopa
2nd - Keitha Hopa
3rd - Josie Dunne
4th - Luke Tyrer
5th - Thom Botterill
6th - Cliff McIntyre
7th - Scott Norris
8th - Bryan Davison
9th - Bill Bligh
First Out - Michael Witham

Season 44 Venue Winners

Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Thom Botterill
Kuripuni - Luke Tyrer
Levin Cossie Club - Keitha Hopa
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Lawrence Erihe
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Roger Clement
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Peter Kerr
The Office - Karl Duigan
Murphy's Law - Henare Green
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Chris Burrows

Season 43 Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Thomas Lovejoy
3rd - Chris Burrows

Season 43 Regional Final

1st - Scott Norris
2nd - Grant Edwardson
3rd - Kyle Loader
4th - Michelle Makene
5th - Karl Duigan
6th - Dan Te Whaiti
7th - Noel Sperry
8th - Ben Wirihana
9th - Reagan Tamihana
First Out - Brandon Brooks

Palmerston North Festival Of Poker

Joker Poker - Chad Ellwood
Pot Limit Omaha - Lee Hautapu
Bounty - Shiva Nair
Deep Stack - Jeremy Goodger

Season 43 Venue Winners

Bubbles - Nui Kendall
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Steve Cook
Kuripuni - Kurt Rosegger
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - John Greenwood
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Garry Phillips
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Flo Pelabon
Murphy's Law - Karl Duigan
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Susanne Hewson

Season 42 Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Anna Wallace
2nd - Pete Cook
3rd - Simon Cullen

Season 42 Regional Final

1st - Shiva Nair
2nd - Pat Cole
3rd - Hayden Hendry
4th - Fred Dossett
5th - Kay Hollis
6th - Steve Hodson
7th - Leary O'Brien
8th - Jason Wilson
9th - Noel Sperry
First Out - Chad Ellwood

Petone Club Poker Satellites

October 6th - Lakhwinder Kumar (Seat & Rebuy)

Palmerston North Festival Of Poker

Crazy Pineapple - Karl Ohlson
Bounty - Gerry Keating & Don Christall
Pot Limit Omaha - Noel Sperry
Joker Poker - Thomas Lovejoy
Deep Stack - Noel Sperry

Season 42 Venue Winners

Bubbles - Mark Royal
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Phil White
Kuripuni - Troy Davis
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Lawrence Erihe
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Benny Nahona
Cloverlea Tavern - Richie Nielsen
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Damian Melhuish
Murphy's Law - Leonie George
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Chris Burrows

Pot Limit Omaha Champs

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Damian Melhuish
3rd - Don Christall
4th - Troy Davies

Season 41 Regional Final

1st - Maree Cocks
2nd - Tommy Forrester
3rd - Mark Kisby
4th - Catherine Herrick
5th - Marie Brown
6th - Keitha Hopa
7th - Andrew Barnett
8th - Dennis Paku
9th - Stan Evans
First Out - Damian Melhuish

Palmerston North Festival Of Poker

Crazy Pineapple - Steve Hodson
Bounty - Phil White
Pot Limit Omaha - Vinni Pilling
Joker Poker - Nui Kendall
Deep Stack - Butch Hakaraia

Season 41 Venue Winners

Bubbles - Jason Wilton
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Andy Ward
Kuripuni - Stan Evans
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Kyle Nash
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Moana Kauri
Cloverlea Tavern - Richie Nielsen
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Anna Wallace
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Lee Hautapu

Pot Limit Omaha Championship

1st - Pauline Harwood
2nd - Mark Royal
3rd - Noel Sperry

Regional Final #40

1st - Catherine Herrick
2nd - Richie Hubbard
3rd - Bill Bligh
4th - Murray Candy
5th - Leonie George
6th - Shaka Motufitutama
7th - James Waaler
8th - Janine Gardner
9th - Oscar Sharland
First Out - Chris Needham

Richie Nielsen is our first "4 In A Row" venue winner having won the past 4 nights at the Cloverlea Tavern.

Palmerston North Festival Of Poker

Crazy Pineapple - Noel Sperry
Bounty Tournament - Nika Sharrock
Pot Limit Omaha - Richie Nielsen
Joker Poker - Janine Gardner
Deep Stack - Butch Hakaraia/Gerry Keating

Season 40 Venue Winners

Celtic Inn/Bubbles - Melanie Bromwich
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Adrian Cook
Kuripuni - Stan Evans
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Danny Moore
Bulls RSA - Wanda Jones
Manawatu Hotel - Benny Nahona
Cloverlea Tavern - Richie Nielsen
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Shonty Rogan
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Pete Cook

Pot Limit Omaha Championship

1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Janine Gardner
3rd - Noel Sperry

Regional Final #39

1st - Noel Sperry
2nd - Pete Cook
3rd - Jake Lee
4th - Ashley Taylor
5th - Teresa Mehana
6th - Dan Te Whaiti
7th - Antony Ireland
8th - Murray Candy
9th - Chris Burrows
First Out - Daryl Riwaka

Season 39 Venue Winners

Celtic Inn - Brendon Wildbore
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Adrian Cook
Kuripuni - Stan Evans
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Laurie Turner
Bulls RSA - Maatua Wirihana
Manawatu Hotel - Garry Phillips
Cloverlea Tavern - Lawrence Erihe
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Tam Pullen
The Wines - Nelly Clement
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) -Lee Hautapu

Joker Poker Tournament

1st - Pete Cook
2nd - Antony Ireland
3rd - Roger Clement

Nightly Winners Tournament

1st - Brendon Wildbore
2nd - Roy Feldmann
3rd - Thomas Lovejoy
4th - Noel Sperry

No Nightly Win Tournament Result
1st - Laurie Turner
2nd - Leonie George
3rd - Phil White

Regional Final #38 Results
1st - Noel Sperry $1,400
2nd - Brent Coyal $600
3rd - Josh Piahana $350
4th - Simon Roebuck $250
5th - Bill Bligh $160
6th - Errol Proctor $80
7th - Brendon Wildbore $80
8th - Thomas Lovejoy $80
9th - Andre Lena

Regional Final #38
A great day at the Manawatu Darts Association. 98 players turned up to battle it out for a share of the $3,000 prizepool. First out after about 5 minutes was Michael Speight from Wellington. Followed very soon after by local player Lakhwinder Kumar.

Season 38 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Brendon Wildbore
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Andy Ward
Kuripuni - Pat Cole
Levin Cossie Club - Roy Feldmann
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Jamie Noffke
Island Bay Bar - Andre van der Meel
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Brandon Brooks
Cloverlea Tavern - Razvi Tot
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Peter Kerr
The Wines - Jeff Kuen
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Chad Ellwood

Season 37 Regional Final Result
1st - Leary O'Brien
2nd - Pauline Harwood
3rd - Lee Middleton
4th - Leonie George
5th - Andre van der Meel
6th - Janine Gardner
7th - Roger Clement
8th - Adrian Naylor
9th - Phil White
First Out - Hemi Tokotaua

Season 37 Night Winners Tournament Result
1st - Chad Ellwood
2nd - Brendon Wildbore
3rd - Tam Pullen
4th - Thomas Lovejoy
5th - Lee Middleton

Season 37 No Nightly Win Tournament
1st - Wendy Tilney
2nd - Janine Gardner

Season 37 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Brendon Wildbore
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Adrian Cook
Kuripuni - Conan Gray
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Alvie Lawton
Beer Barrel - Leonie George
Island Bay Bar - Lee Middleton
Bulls RSA - Maatua Wirihana
Manawatu Hotel - Clara Brickland
Cloverlea Tavern - Lindsay Power
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Alan Hunter
The Wines - Clara Brickland
Rosie O"Gradys (Sun) - Chris Burrows

Regional Final #36
1st - Pete Cook
2nd - Darren Tunui
3rd - Alecia McMillan
4th - KC Marsh
5th - Cilla Brown
6th - Roger Clement
7th - Dave Mill
8th - Katie Hill
9th - Dean Johnstone

Nightly Winners Tournament
1st - Stephen Kumeroa
2nd - Janine Gardner
3rd - Chris Burrows
4th - Adrian Cook

No Nightly Win Tournament
1st - Gerry Keating
2nd Jason Wilton

Season 36 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Dave Mill
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Karl Ohlson
Kuripuni - Paul Dearnley
Post Office Hotel - Asten Simpson
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Richie Nielsen
Beer Barrel - Leonie George
Island Bay Bar - Andre ven der Meel
Bulls RSA - Bill Bligh
Manawatu Hotel - Nelly Clement
Cloverlea Tavern - Adrian Cook
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Alan Hunter
Rosie O"Gradys (Sun) - Lee Hautapu

Regional Final #35
1st - Chris Burrows
2nd - Will Bell
3rd - Roger Clement
4th - Roger Harris
5th - Nick Montgomery
6th - Pauline Harwood
7th - Alecia McMillan
8th - Pat Cole
9th - Tommy Forrester

Nightly Winners Tournament
1st - Gerry Keating
2nd - Catherine Herrick
3rd - Tommy Forrester

Season 35 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Leonie George
Kuripuni - Riki Hampstead
Post Office Hotel - Roger Clement
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Josie Dunne
Beer Barrel - Leonie George
Island Bay Bar - George Le Gros
Manawatu Hotel - Roger Clement
Bulls RSA - Matt Haskell
Manawatu Darts Association - John Greenwood
Cloverlea - Janine Gardner
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Harry Harrison
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Thomas Lovejoy

Season 34 Nightly Winners Tournament Result
1st John Greenwood
2nd Allan Henderson
3rd Roger Harris

Season 34 No Nightly Win Tournament Result
1st Richie Nielsen
2nd Roger Fitzgerald

Season 34 Regional Finals Result
1st Adrian Cook
2nd Catherine Herrick
3rd Alfie Puhara
4th Richie Hubbard
5th Anton Dimattina
6th Keith Fergus
7th Shiva Nair
8th Roger Clement
9th Johnny Robert
First Out - Mike Osmond

Manawatu Festival Of Poker Results
Manawatu Deep Stack Champs
1st Leonie George
2nd Lee Hautapu
3rd Thomas Lovejoy
4th John Greenwood

Manawatu Bounty Champs
1st Dave Mill
2nd Richie Hubbard
3rd Roger Harris
4th Gerry Keating

Manawatu Pot Limit Omaha Champs
1st Garry Tanner
2nd Oscar Sharland
3rd Gerry Keating
4th Rhys Nielsen

Manawatu Pairs Champs
1st Dave & Oscar
2nd Leonie & Janine
3rd Tarsh & Kelvin

Manawatu Crazy Pineapple Champs
1st Noel Sperry
2nd Oscar Sharland
3rd Roger Harris
4th Chad Ellwood

Season 34 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Nui Kendall
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Tarsh Storey
Kuripuni Tavern - Catherine Herrick
Island Bay Bar - Andre van der Meel
Beer Barrel - Jason Wilton
Bulls RSA - Matt Haskell
Manawatu Hotel - Pat Hakaraia
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Danny Moore
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Ella March
Cloverlea Tavern - Richie Hubbard
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Lee Hautapu

Joker Poker Tournament
1st - Chris Burrows
2nd - Dave Jansen
3rd - Thomas Lovejoy

Beer Barrel Lucky 14 Tournament
1st Nicole Brennan $500
2nd Nathan Hiscox $250
3rd Nui Kendall $150
4th Roger Harris $100

Season 34 Regional Finals will be played on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2014 at the Manawatu Darts Hall.

Season 33 Regional Final
84 players
1st Catherine Herrick - $1,500
2nd Noel Sperry - $700
3rd Matt Haskell - $400
4th Richie Hubbard - $300
5th Lee Hautapu - $200
6th Dave Bieleski - $100
7th Danny Moore - $100
8th Pat Hakaraia - $100
9th Teresa de Vries
First Out Sian Wright

Season 33 Nightly Winners Tournament
1st Roger Harris
2nd Thomas Lovejoy
3rd Wanda Jones
4th Jeff Kuen

Season 33 No Nightly Win Tournament
1st Janine Gardner
2nd John Greenwood
3rd Pete Cook

Season 33 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Chad Ellwood
Rosie O'Grady's (Tues) - Adrian Cook
Kuripuni Sports Bar - Alfie Puhara
Beer Barrel - Brendan Escott
Beer Barrel Knockouts - Nathan Hiscox
Island Bay Bar - Andre van der Meel
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Lee Hautapu
Bulls RSA - Floss Burke
Manawatu Hotel - Roger Clement
Manawatu Hotel Knockouts - Roger Clement
Cloverlea Tavern - Thomas Lovejoy
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Aaron Gilligan-Pierce
Rosie O'Grady's (Sun) - Lee Hautapu

Texas Hold'Em/PLO Rotational Tournament
1st - Gerry Keating
2nd - Oscar Sharland
3rd - Brendan Escott

Season 32 Nightly Winners Tournament
1st - Melanie Veazey
2nd - Adrian Cook
3rd - Dave Jansen
19 players started.

Season 32 No Nightly Win Tournament
1st - Tarsh Storey
2nd - Aaron Schuppan
3rd - Chad Ellwood
8 players started. A great weekend for Tarsh.

Season 32 Regional Final
1st - Darren Tunui
2nd - Tarsh Storey
3rd - Thomas Lovejoy
4th - Dave Bielesk
5th - Leary O'Brien
6th - Trent Holloway
7th - Mel Morris
8th - Adrian Cook
9th - Noel Sperry
First Player Out - Jessica Pope
84 players started. Thanks to everyone for coming along. Always great to catch up. Huge thanks to the Brooklyn Bar & Bistro for awesome food & service and brilliant staff.Season 33 is kicking off folks so get your seat to the regional Finals sorted nice & early.

Season 32 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Richard Woodhead
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Darren Tunui
Kuripuni Sports Bar - Vinnie Goodger
Manawatu Darts Association - Simon Roebuck
Beer Barrel - Nathan Hiscox
Bulls RSA - Floss Burke (Pete Cook did finish 1st but as he stood in for Arron on 7 nights he isn't eligible for the trophy, lol)
Island Bay Bar - Lee Middleton (Adrian Naylor did finish 1st but as he is a PokerFun NZ staff member he isn't eligible for the trophy, lol)
Cloverlea Tavern - Adrian Cook
Pukemanu Tavern - Kurt Rosegger
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Leary O'Brien
Manawatu Hotel - Katie Hill
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Lee Hautapu

No poker at the Celtic Inn on Monday 22nd July. We're too busy supporting Benny Tipene on X Factor NZ. Come along and join in the fun. Click here for details. Poker will return on Monday 29th July.

Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy Tournament
1st Jamie Watson
2nd Tarsh Storey
3rd Janine Gardner

PokerFun NZ has a new venue
The Manawatu Hotel in Foxton is now a part of the PokerFun NZ family. It's great to be back in Foxton. First game kicks off on Wednesday 10th July.

Inter League Challenge
PokerFun NZ Team
Gerry Keating, Nathan Hiscox, Noel Sperry, Adrian Naylor, Anna Wallace, Pete Cook, Chad Ellwood, Roger Harris, Rosalie Paewai, Nathan Wylie, Lee Middleton, Deke Bannister, Steve Hodson, Dave Bieleski, Thomas Lovejoy & Jason Hema

Beer Barrel Lucky 14 Tournament
1st Nathan Hiscox $500
2nd Thomas Lovejoy $250
3rd Nicole Brennan $150
4th Dave Bieleski $100

Season 31 Regional Final
1st Sunil Mall $1,500
2nd Chris Burrows $700
3rd Kurt Rosegger $400
4th Arron Walker $300
5th Steve Hodson $200
6th Nathan Gardner $100
7th Deke Bannister $100
8th Massey Te Whaitit $100
9th Adam Dajnowski
First Out Nicole Brennan

Season 31 Nightly Winners Tournament
1st Noel Sperry $280
2nd Gerry Keating $120
3rd Bill Lu $60
4th Alvie Lawton

Crazy Pineapple
1st Phil Hindrup
2nd Stephen Hansen
3rd Antony Ireland

Season 31 Cloverlea Prize Pool
1st - Noel Sperry $250
2nd - Oscar Sharland $125
3rd - Kane Wilson $75
4th - Darren Tunui $50

Season 31 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Darren Tunui
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Adrian Cook
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Alvie Lawton
Island Bay Bar - Adrian Naylor
Beer Barrel - Nathan Hiscox
Bulls RSA - Pete Cook
Cloverlea Tavern - Noel Sperry
Brooklyn Bar - Anna Wallace
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Susanne Hewson
Kuripuni Sports Bar - Kurt Karaitiana
Pukemanu Tavern - Peter Ireland

Beer Barrel Lucky 14 Tournament
Qualified Players
Tournament will take place on Wednesday 12th June in tandem with our normal poker night
Dave Bieleski 14
Nicole Brennan 14
Josie Dunne 17
Chad Ellwood 15
Roger Harris 19
Nathan Hiscox 16
Nui Kendall 18
Thomas Lovejoy 20
Mark Royal 14
Noel Sperry 19
Jason Wilton 18

Crazy Pineapple Tournament
New venue announced for tournament on Saturday 1st June. Beer Barrel is booked for the Manawatu Jazz Festival so the tournament will be held at Rosie O'Gradys. Click here for more information.

PokerFun NZ 6th Birthday
April 23rd sees PokerFun NZ celebrate it's 6th birthday and as a way to celebrate I will give away an extra seat at all venues from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th. Just my way of saying "Thanks" to everyone for being a part of PokerFun NZ over the past 6 years.

Season 30 Regional Final
1st Sunil Mall
2nd Kurt Rosegger
3rd Mark Royal
4th Joe McKenna
5th Anna Wallace
6th Jason Hema
7th Riki Hampstead
8th Rosalie Paewai
9th Detlef von Rohden
First Out Leary O'Brien

Season 30 Nightly Winners Tournament
1st Mike Osmond
2nd Kurt Rosegger
3rd John O'Neill

Season 30 No Nightly Win Tournament
1st Detlef von Rohden
2nd Gerry Keating

Joker Poker
1st Leonie George
2nd Noel Sperry
3rd Jamie Watson

Inter League Poker 2013
Yes folks, the Inter League Poker Tournament is back again and will be taking place in Wellington on Saturday June 29th. Our hosts will be Claire & NPPL and the venue has yet to be announced. The format of the tournament will be similar to the last one. Full details will be announced closer to the time.

There are 16 seats available on the PokerFun NZ team. Well really only 15 seats as I'm playing, lol. And to make it onto the PokerFun NZ team, all you have to do is be a venue winner for Season 31. Not a nightly winner, a venue winner. Be the player at the top of the leaderboard at a venue at the end of Season 31 and you are in the team.

Some conditions apply:
1. Players can only have one seat on the team. If you win more than one venue, you only get one seat. Spare places on the team will be filled at my descretion.
2. If you qualify for the PokerFun NZ team but cannot make the Inter League Poker Tournament, the vacant position on the team gets filled at my descretion.
3. There are 16 places on the team with 12 being selected via Venue Winners & myself. That means there are still 4 places to be filled. The players to fill those players will be chosen by me at the end of Season 31.

We had a great time at the last Inter League Poker Tournament and no doubt will have a great time again. Play well during the season and you might get yourself a spot on the PokerFun NZ team.

Season 30 Venue Winners
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Lee Hautapu
Celtic Inn - Lee Hautapu
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Stephen Kumeroa
Bulls RSA - Shaun Seward
Beer Barrel - Noel Sperry
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Catherine Te Tue
Cloverlea Tavern - Lawrence Erihe
Island Bay Bar - Adrian Naylor
Brooklyn Bar - Simon Cullen
Kuripuni Tavern - Kurt Karaitiana
Pukemanu Tavern - Doug Clark

Cloverlea Season 30 $500 Prizepool
1st - Lawrence Erihe - $250
2nd - Oscar Sharland - $125
3rd - Danny Moore - $75
4th - Jodi Collis - $50

Due to St. Patrick's Day falling on Sunday March 17th, there will be no poker at Rosie O'Gradys. Poker returns to Rosie's on Sunday March 24th. The last day of poker at Rosie's for Season 30 will be Sunday 10th March.

Season 30 Regional Final Accommodation
I have been in touch with the Discovery Motor Lodge which is across the road from the Kuripuni and they will give poker players the corporate rate if they use the motel for accommodation. So if you are planning on staying the night, get intouch with them and tell them you are playing in the poker finals.

Season 29 Regional Final
An awesome day at the Manawatu Darts Association. 84 players attended and the top 9 were as follows:
1st - Nui Kendall - $1,500
2nd - Stephan Gardner - $700
3rd - Chris Burrows - $400
4th - Richard Hebenton - $300
5th - Simon Roebuck - $200
6th - Antony Ireland - $100
7th - Kurt Rosegger - $100
8th - Richie Nielsen - $100
9th - John Greenwood

Season 29 Nightly Winners Tournament
1st - Stephen Kumeroa
2nd - Stephan Gardner
3rd - Nui Kendall

Season 29 No Nightly Win Tournament
1st - Phill Grant
2nd - John O'Neill

Melbourne WSOP April 2013
It's finally here folks. The World Series Of Poker is only 4 hours flight away. Click onthe link for full details of tournaments. Melbourne WSOP.

Season 29 Venue Winners
Brendon Wildbore - Celtic Inn
Oscar Sharland - Rosie O'Gradys (Tues)
Paul Shadlock - Kuripuni Tavern
Stephen Kumeroa - Manawatu Darts Assoc.
Roger Harris - Beer Barrel
Shaun Seward - Bulls RSA
Lee Middleton - Island Bay Bar
Stephen Hansen - Cloverlea Tavern
Rosalie Paewai - Pukemanu Tavern
Richard Hebenton - Brooklyn Bar
Lee Hautapu - Rosie O'Gradys (Sun)

Season 29 Regional Finals

Taking place at the Manawatu Darts Association on Saturday 9th February & Sunday 10th February so put those dates in your diary and organise the time off work.

Joker Poker
Palmerston North - 1st Oscar Sharland, 2nd Richard Hackshaw
Wellington - 1st Simon Cullen, 2nd Anna Wallace

Season 28 Regional Finals Weekend
What an awesome weekend we had in Wellington. Many thanks to the Brooklyn Bar & Bistro and the Island Bay Bar for their hospitality.
Regional Final Results
1st Damien Melhuish
2nd Noel Sperry
3rd Lee Hautapu
4th Thomas Lovejoy
Nightly Winners Tournament
1st Jason Wilton
2nd Mike Osmond
No Nightly Win Tournament
1st Mark Royal

Season 29 at the Cloverlea
Looks like we are in for an awesome season of poker on Thursday nights with the news that the Cloverlea has put up a $500 prize pool to be awarded to the top 4 players on the leaderboard at the end of Season 29. 1st receives $250, 2nd - $125, 3rd - $75 & 4th - $50. And for clarification, I will be playing during the season with no drinks cards and if I am fortunate to finish in the top 4, I will donate the prizemoney to charity. So it's all on at the Cloverlea starting this coming Thursday 11th October. Thanks Richie & Teresa.

Season 28 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Mike Osmond
Rosie O'Grady's (Tues) - Eddie Fitzgerald
Kuripuni - Catherine Herrick
Bulls RSA - Shaun Seward
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Mike Osmond
Island Bay Bar - Charli Vaovasa
Beer Barrel - Roger Harris
Brooklyn Bar - Adrian Naylor
Cloverlea - Sunil Mall
Pukemanu - Shaun Beech
Rosie O'Grady's (Sun) - Tony Maddox

Last week of the season so if you haven't managed to get your seat to the Regional Final or the Nightly Winners Tournament, you only have one week left to do so.

Cloverlea Weekly Poker
Starting from Thursday 23rd August, bonus stamps on drink cards will be allocated as follows:
Double stamps for all food purchased from either the whiteboard menu or the snack menu
Double stamps for selected drinks which will be displayed at the bar each night

Beer Barrel Lucky 14 Tournament
Nathan has kindly offered to put another $1,000 up for grabs sometime in January/February 2013 so the qualifying criteria is 14 nights out of a possible 20. The qualifying period starts on Wednesday 8th August and runs through to Wednesday 19th December. Wednesday 1st August does not count towards qualification due to the fact that the decision to hold the tournament was not made until Thursday 2nd August.

Crazy Pineapple
21 players turned up on Sunday for another round of Crazy Pineapple. The top 3 players were guaranteed prizes and it finished up with Murray Burling 1st, Oscar Sharland 2nd & Stephan Gardner 3rd. Murray and Oscar went head to head for a while and decided to split the 1st & 2nd prizes 50/50. They played out 3 hands to decided the winner with Murray coming out on top.

Beer Barrel Lucky 13 Tournament
It was an awesome tournament on Saturday with 14 of the 15 qualifying players turning up to the Beer Barrel to do battle for a share of the $1,000 prize pool put up by Nathan. There were 4 prizes and unluckily for Leonie George she was once again the bubble girl. Shane Wallace finished 4th to collect $100 with Noel Sperry 3rd for $150. Heads up saw Nathan Hiscox (Rat) up against Chad Ellwood with Chad eventually taking out the title and the $500 1st prize. Nathan took away $250 for 2nd.

Island Bay Bar Promotions for Season 28
We will be running two promotions at the Island Bay Bar for Season 28.
Promotion 1 - Play at both the Island Bay Bar & the Brooklyn Bar in the same calendar week (i.e. Wednesday night & the following Thursday night) and the following week if you play at the Island Bay Bar, all purchases will give you Double Chips. When you register, the Poker Manager will mark your drinks card accordingly. Any purchases made will receive stamps as normal and when the Poker Manager chips up your drinks card, they will give you double chips. You are only entitled to One drinks card on your "Double Chips Night". You must meet the above criteria to gain the extra chips and the promotion will run for Season 28.
Promotion 2 - Play 5 nights in a row at the Island Bay Bar and on the 6th night (following the 5 in a row), your starting stack will be doubled. Once again, you must meet the criteria to gain the extra chips and the promotion will run for Season 28.

Congrats to Noel Sperry on reaching 50 venue wins. An awesome achievement and very richly deserved.

Beer Barrel Lucky 13 Tournament
15 players have qualified for the Beer Barrel Lucky 13 Tournament taking place on Saturday 4th August.
Josie Dunne, Justine Dyer, Chad Ellwood, Lawrence Erihe, Leonie George, Richard Hackshaw, Roger Harris, Lee Hautapu, Nathan Hiscox, Gerry Keating, Thomas Lovejoy, Noel Sperry, Shane Wallace, Andy Ward & Belinda Warrington

Season 27 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - Oscar Sharland
Rosie O'Gradys (Tues) - Dave Bieleski
Kuripuni - Jason Herangi
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Stephen Kumeroa
Beer Barrel - Dave Bieleski
Beer Barrel Knockouts - Thomas Lovejoy
Island Bay Bar - Lee Middleton
Bulls RSA - Ralf Thomas
Cloverlea - Eddie Fitzgerald
Pukemanu - Kurt Rosegger
Brooklyn Bar - Leary O'Brien
Rosie O'Grady's (Sun) - Tony Maddox

Crazy Pineapple Tournament taking place on Sunday 5th August. Click here for more details.

Bulls RSA
PokerFun NZ comes to Bulls RSA every Wednesday night starting Wednesday June 13th. Registration from 6pm with play starting 7pm. Looking forweard to meeting new players.

Season 26 Regional Final/Nightly Winners Tournament/No Nightly Win Tournament Results
Regional Final - 1st Kurt Rosegger (Pukemanu Tavern); 2nd Nathan Wylie (Pukemanu Tavern); 3rd Andre Cooper (Kuripuni Tavern); 4th Mania Jnr Marsters (Manawatu Darts Assoc); 5th Stephan Gardner (Celtic Inn); 6th Jamie Watson (Rosie O'Grady's); 7th Sean King (Rosie O'Grady's); 8th Chris Burrows (Rosie O'Grady's) & 9th Lindsay Power (Cloverlea).
Nightly Winners Tournament - 1st Chad Ellwood (Celtic Inn); 2nd Tim Wilson (Kuripuni Tavern); 3rd Mike Osmond (Manawatu Darts Assoc); 4th Oscar Sharland (Manawatu Darts Assoc).
No Nightly Win Tournament - 1st Bevan Parker (Kuripuni Tavern); 2nd Pat Cole (Kuripuni Tavern)

Season 26 Regional Final & Nightly Winners Tournament
Click on the relevant link to see the qualifying lists for each tournament.
Season 26 Regional Final
Season 26 Nightly Winners Tournament
And remember, if you qualified for the Regional Final but NOT for the Nightly Winners Tournament, we do have our No Nightly Win Tournament taking place on the Sunday alongside the NWT.

Season 27
A new season starts this week so get down to your local venue and secure your seat to the Regional Final early.

Season 26 Venue Winners
Congrats to our venue winners for the season.
Celtic Inn - Lee Hautapu
Rosie O'Grady's (Tues) - Thomas Lovejoy
Island Bay Bar - Lee Middleton
Manawatu Darts Association - Darren Tunui
Beer Barrel - Greg Lochhead
Cloverlea - Janine Gardner
Brooklyn Bar - Ray Simpson
Rosie O'Grady's (Sun) - Kelvin Abbott
Kuripuni Tavern - Tim Wilson
Pukemanu Tavern - Rosalie Paewai

Crazy Pineapple/Joker Poker Rotational
Another awesome tournament that took quite a while to get to grips with with the game changing every blind level.
1st - Stephen Kumeroa
2nd - Chad Ellwood
3rd - Leonie George
All 3 players took away Beer Barrel vouchers with Stephen & Chad also winning seats to the Season 26 Regional Final.5th Birthday Celebrations
PokerFun NZ celebrates it's 5th birthday this week. Our first poker night was at the Celtic Inn on 23rd April 2007. And to celebrate we are giving away an extra seat every night this week. So if there are two seats up for grabs, we'll make it three and so on.

I also have some naff (lol) brand new poker tables to give away this week. I have one for Wairarapa, one for Wellington and 2 for Palmerston North. All you have to do to go into the draw is to play at our venues this week. Every time you play, gets your name in the draw. I'll conduct the draw next Monday.

Inter League Poker Challenge
What an awesome day at the Stokes valley Cossie Club. We didn't come away with the win but it was a lot of fun and we did have Dave Mill finish in 1st place. We'll be organising another tournament in the next few months so will let you know the details when they're announced.

Pot Of Gold
This week is our Pot Of Gold week with $35 up for grabs every night for the eligible player with the best hand.
Celtic Inn - Oscar Sharland - Quad Kings
Rosie O'Grady's (Tues) - Gerry Keating - Quad Jacks
Beer Barrel - Gerry Keating & Noel Sperry - Full House Kings over Tens
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Stephen Kumeroa - Full House Kings over Sevens
Cloverlea - Lee Hautapu - Quad Queens
Rosie O'Grady's (Sun) - Lee Hautapu - Not sure of winning hand

Inter League Poker Challenge
PokerFun NZ, Super League Poker & NPPL have come together to organise a teams tournament between the three leagues. Each league will have 16 players representing the league and the league with the most points will be declared the winning league. The tournament will take place on Saturday 21st April at the Stokes Valley Cossie Club. Registration from 11.30 am, play starts 12 pm.

The PokerFun NZ team is as follows: Gerry Keating, Chad Ellwood, Garry Tanner, Stephan Gardner, Tarsh Storey, Darren Tunui, Noel Sperry, Dwayne Mikaera, Jodi Collis, Dave Mill, Dave Collis, Kelvin Abbott, Will Bell, Ella March, Richard Hebenton & Willie Moetaua.

Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy Tournament
1st Oscar Sharland
2nd Rhys Nielsen
3rd Leonie George

Both Oscar & Rhys win seats to the Season 26 Regional Final

Beer Barrel KnockOut Champ
Running in conjunction with the Beer Barrel Lucky 13 Tournament is the Beer Barrel KnockOut Champ. Starting March 28th and running till July 25th, we will keep a record of how many players you knock out every Wednesday night. The player with the most knockouts over the 18 weeks will be declared the Beer Barrel KnockOut Champ. Trophy & prizes will be awarded at the Lucky 13 Tournament.

Pot Of Gold
Internal Affairs have informed me that our Pot Of Gold is in breach of Gambling Regulations so unfortunately it will no longer be taking place. The $210 in the Pot Of Gold will be divided between our 6 venues and the best hand at each of our venues starting Monday 16th April to Sunday 22nd April will win $35. Only players who had made a contribution to the current Pot Of Gold are eligible. A full list of eligible players is available at our venues or from the Poker Manager.

Season 25 Venue Winners
Celtic Inn - James Waaler
Rosie O'Grady's (Tues) - Nui Kendall
Kuripuni - Rosalie Paewai
Beer Barrel - Richard Hackshaw
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Oscar Sharland
Island Bay Bar - Lee Middleton
Cloverlea - Leonie George
Pukemanu - Dwayne Milaera
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Jason Hema
Rosie O'Grady's (Sun) - Kelvin Abbott

Joker Poker Palmerston North
Another awesome tournament at the Beer Barrel.
1st Gerry Keating
2nd Suzie Jones
3rd Lee Hautapu
Both Suzie & Lee have won themselves seats to the Season 25 Regional Final.

Crazy Pineapple Wellington
17 players came along to the Brooklyn Bar & Bistro for our first Crazy Pineapple tournament and it was Anna Wallace who edged out Jason Hema to take 1st place. Both players also won a seat to the Season 25 Regional Final.
1st Anna Wallace
2nd Jason Hema

Crazy Pineapple Palmerston North
Congratulations to Jamie Watson who went heads up with Regional Champ Nathan Hiscox and came out on top. As well as taking away venue vouchers, both players also won seats to the Season 25 Regional Final.
1st Jamie Watson
2nd Nathan Hiscox

Main Event 2011
An awesome tournament at the Brooklyn Bar & Bistro with 58 players attending from Wellington, Palmerston North & Wairarapa.
1st Adrian "Bogan" Naylor
2nd Noel Sperry
3rd Chad Ellwood
4th Stephan Gardner
5th Leonie George
6th Richard Hebenton

PokerFun NZ welcomes onboard Rosie O'Grady's Waipukurau. Our new venue will kick off on Thursday 2nd February.

Season 24 Regional Final & Nightly Winners Tournament
Click on the links to read about our recent tournaments held in Martinborough.
Season 24 Regional Final
Season 24 Nightly Winners Tournament

Happy New Year to all our players and we look forward to another awesome year of poker. Season 25 starts Monday 2nd January and we look forward to seeing you at our venues and the various tournaments we run throughout the year.

Wellington Pairs Champs
1st Leary O'Brien & Sam Daly
2nd Jacon Faauga & Shane Kerr

Wellington Joker Poker Tournament
1st Leary O'Brien
2nd Sam Daly

Manawatu Festival Of Poker Results
Palmerston North Champs - No Limit Hold'Em
1st Jason Wilton
2nd Greg Lochhead
3rd Davy Faapito
4th Neil Perry

Manawatu Pot Limit Omaha Champs
1st Brendan Escott
2nd Leonie George
3rd Shiva Nair

Manawatu Pairs Champs - No Limit Hold'Em
1st Greg Lochhead & Roger Harris
2nd Amanda Gribble & Stephan Gardner

Manawatu Joker Poker Champs
1st Melanie Nine
2nd Kelvin Wescombe
3rd Lee Hautapu
4th Amanda Gribble

Manawatu Bounty Champs
1st Chad Ellwood
2nd Greg Lochhead
3rd Gerry Keating

Manawatu Crazy Pineapple Champs
1st Michael Bowey
2nd Melanie Nine
3rd Phil Hindrup

Season 24 Venue Winners
Rosie O'Gradys (Sun) - Chris Burrows
Celtic Inn - Leonie George
Rosie O'Grady's (Tues) - Murray Burling
Kuripuni Tavern -
Island Bay Bar - Leary O'Brien
Manawatu Darts Assoc - Laurie Turner
Beer Barrel - Nathan Hiscox
Cloverlea Tavern - Eddie Fitzgerald
Pukemanu Tavern -
Brooklyn Bar & Bistro - Richard Hebenton
Palmerston North RSA - Leonie George

Crazy Pineapple
What an awesome tournament at the Beer Barrel with 23 players turning up to try out this new and exciting game. We gave away $350 worth of Beer Barrel vouchers with Leonie George taking out 1st place beating Gerry Keating in Heads Up. Her trip Jacks with an Ace kicker was too good for Gerry's trip jacks with a 10 kicker. Oscar Sharland was 3rd and Sunil Mall was 4th.

Wellington Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy Tournament
1st Gerry Keating - $200; 2nd Nui Kendall - $175; 3rd Simon Neate. Both Nui & Simon have won themselves a seat to the Season 24 Regional Finals in Martinborough.

Manawatu Texas Hold'Em/PLO Rotational Tournament
1st Phil Hindrup; 2nd Amanda Gribble; 3rd Chris Burrows. Both Phil & Amanda have won themselves a seat to the Season 24 Regional Finals in Martonborough.

Season 23 Regional Final & Nightly Winners Tournament
Click on their name to see how Craig Burton won the Regional Final & Thomas Lovejoy won the Nightlyy Winners Tournament.

When Will Noel Sperry Achieve 50 Nightly Wins???
Noel has managed to hit the big 40 and it's not his age but the number of nightly wins he has had at our venues. So I thought it would be fun to have a competition where you can win $10,000 bonus chips by guessing the month and year that Noel gets to 50 nightly wins. Make your selection on our Facebook page and you never know, you might be receiving $10,000 bonus chips one night.

Joker Poker
Congrats to Lee Hautapu who took out our Joker Poker tournament. Chris Burrows was 2nd, Justine Dyer was 3rd and Leonie George 4th. Lee & Chris also won seats to the Season 24 Regional Final.

Pot Limit Omaha
Pot Limit Omaha comes to the Palmerston North RSA every Friday night. Starting Friday 14th October, PokerFun NZ brings you a new and exciting tournament with prizes on the night plus an awesome prize for the venue winner at the end of the season. Click here for more information.

5 Card Draw Poker
13 players turned up to relive their first attempts at poker. It took a while to get used the the format but after the first couple of levels, everyone was pretty much onto it. We had $275 worth of Beer Barrel vouchers to give away.

1st - Chris Burrows - $150
2nd - Ben James - $75
3rd - Brendan Escott - $50

Nightly Etiquette
Drink Cards - Players are only allowed to use Drinks Cards for drinks & food that they have paid for themselves or which have been paid for by another player. Using non players to stamp your Drinks Cards so that you benefit is cheating and will not be tolerated. At most venues, it takes approx $40 to fill up a Drinks Card. If you ask the Poker Manager to exchange 3 or 4 Drinks Cards on a night then you have approx spent $150 at the venue which I do not believe happens very often, if at all. I do not want to have to put a limit of the number of Drinks Cards players can use but if players continue to abuse the Drinks Cards then a limit will be put in place. The Drinks Cards are there to (a) benefit the venue which is paying to have poker held and (b) to reward players who come down and have a meal &/or a couple of drinks.

Player/Spectator Behaviour - Table banter/conversation is very much encouraged as it adds to the atmosphere of the night. However, when that banter/conversation becomes personal or insulting then the Poker Manager has every right to (a) ask for it to stop, (b) impose a time penalty as they see fit &/or (c) remove the player(s) from the game. Pub Poker is not the World Series. If you cannot handle being beaten by a "Donkey Hand" or a "Bad Beat" then maybe you need to reconsider why you play. Pub Poker is very much a social event and PokerFun NZ prides itself on having created a social atmosphere at its poker nights.

Player ID
Poker Managers/Tournament Directors have the right to ask for ID at any time and if necessary ask players to leave the tournament.

Alternate Players
An Alternate Player List will be made available at all our venues when all seats are taken and there are still players wishing to play. Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to limit the number of seats available. The RSA is a perfect example when we have to limit the number of seats to 32 when we use the upstairs room. The Alternate Player List will allow players who register in time, a chance to still play. Click here for the rules regarding the Alternate Player List.

PokerFun NZ now has a Facebook page. This page will be used to keep everyone updated on new venues, tournaments and news items. Click here to become a fan.

PokerFun NZ would like to compile an email and mobile phone list of all its players. Please take the time to email us with your details so that we can update our player database.

Upcoming Events

Sunday December 23rd - Season 55 Finishes

2019

Monday January 7th - Season 56 Starts

Saturday January 26th - Season 55 Regional Final - Manawatu Darts Hall, Palmerston North