July 13. 2019
The Tiki Tourney was Tikirific! This has always been a fun summer party/tourney but we finally put it all together this time. As I said at the tourney, when I created the invitation and named the venue Kim’s Tiki Oasis, I had never been there and didn’t know it was an actual TIKI OASIS!!
Thank you so much to Kim and Jim for inviting us to their tropical hideaway in Encinitas and for being such gracious hosts. A big thanks also to Patsy and Farid for putting on such a fantastic feast for us all day long. And we’ve never had so many helpers before but Yasmeen, Carolyna, Carina, Megan and Davey gave us great service too – and they were very appreciative of how generous the Syndicators were with tips.
More thanks too to Kim and her band – The Highstrung Band – for a sensational concert during our dinner break. And we even have our own original song now!!
As for the tournament (oh yeah, we had a poker tournament too!): we had 62 entries and 22 re-entries (thanks Steve Potashnick!) for a prize pool of – well, it was big! The top-13 players cashed and we had a final table of John B, David Bernatz, Patsy, Jon Ingalls, Anders, Tamer, Doug, Thane and Spork. The first 5 did a chop at the end with John B and Dave taking a little more.
But of course the real winners were Don Bisco and Kelsi Burley who won the coveted Bali Hai mugs – The Goof on the Roof and Mr. Bali Hai – this year for the best Tiki/Hawaiian attire – mahalo iāʻoe!
Finally, a big mahalo to all the Syndicators for making this such an amazing poker group – let’s play Season 15!!