Boats race to the first stop at Scrub Island during the poker run. (Photo: TODD VANSICKLE)

More than 120 boats competed in the 10th annual Leverick Bay Poker Run on Sunday.

The majority of the competitors were from the Virgin Islands, which fielded 90 boats, while 35 came from Puerto Rico, two from Miami and four from St. Maarten, among other locations.

The event started shortly after 11 a.m. at Leverick Bay.

Competitors made their first stop at Scrub Island before proceeding to Sopers Hole, Norman Island, Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and Leverick Bay. At each stop, they picked up a playing card, with each boat trying for the best poker hand.

Dion Crabbe took the top prize of $8,000 with a four fives.

The event donated $8,000 to the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust to help fund a swimming pool on VG.


See the June 2, 2011 edition for full coverage.