Two-hundred boats are expected to participate in Sunday’s poker run. (File photo: TODD VANSICKLE)

This weekend hundreds of powerboats will take part in the 10th annual Leverick Bay Poker Run.

“We been going 10 years and we never thought we would get here,” Organiser and Leverick Bay Manager Nick Willis said. “Things are rolling on beautifully.”

Organisers are expecting a “huge” turnout for this year’s poker run. Mr. Willis has received more inquiries and responses from people than any other year.

According to the organiser, he expects more than 200 boats to compete in the poker run, topping last year’s 189 boats.

The poker run will have a few “surprises” to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, but Mr. Willis would not disclose any details until the day of the event. However, he did say participants can look forward to something special at the Scrub Island and Cooper Island stops.

The poker run is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at Leverick Bay. Competitors will make their first stop at Scrub Island, then Trellis Bay. Boaters will then head along the north side of  Tortola to Sopers Hole to pick up their third card at Pusser’s. From there, competitors will head to Norman Island where they will have lunch at Pirates. The fifth card will be waiting at Cooper Island and the last stop before the finish will be the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour. Participants will finish at Leverick Bay for the prize giving and entertainment, including a fashion show and live music from the VG band Elvis White.

For more information about the event, visit: www.pokerrunbvi.com or call 542-4010.


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