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The Second Manitoba Poker Derby - Celebration!

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Hidden : Sunday, 24 May 2020
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24 May 2020, 13:00 - 16:00

Wait! What? "The Second" Poker Derby? Yes! In October 2005, The Manitoba Geocaching Association hosted a family poker derby in Kilcona Park. When coming up with a unique idea for our Community Celebration event, we thought we'd liberate this idea from 2005 … just under 15 years ago. Rules will change slightly, but we're hoping everyone will enjoy the new spin.

Poker Derby Information


When: Sunday, May 24th, 1PM until 4PM
Where: Picnic Shelter, West end of Kilcona Park, Hwy.59
What: Poker Derby Cache Hunt
Cost: No fees or admission costs for attendees, but a donation to cover the cost of prizes would be appreciated.


Prize Levels

The three teams to create the best poker hands will win prizes.

First prize will go to the best hand, followed by Second and Third. Please refer to the chart at the end of this event description. The chart, and detailed descriptions, will be available to all teams at the event.

No more than 4 prizes will be awarded to a team. Each team member can only win one prize. (ie. If you are the only member of your team, you can only win one of the prizes).

Poker Derby

Note: The rules listed below are the draft version. The final version of the rules will be posted by May 1st, 2020


The Setup

Prior to the event 10 temporary geocaches will be placed in the Kilcona / North Kildonan / Transcona area.

Some caches can be walked to. Some need vehicular assistance. No terrain or difficulty will be above 1.5/1.5

Each cache will contain unique, shuffled deck of cards from a single deck, with each card in a small envelop (All envelops will be collected at the end of the event and either reused or recycled).

All teams should arrive between 1PM and 2PM to be able to get the rules, the coordinates, and find the caches. Cachers arriving after 3PM can sign the log, but cannot participate in the poker derby.

Teams should consist of no more than 4 people. Sure, you *can* have 5, but there will only be 4 prizes at each level.

In the event that there are more than 52 teams enter, we can assist in blending teams of up to 4 people.

Each team can only draw a total of 10 cards, one from each unique container.

The Deal

At approximately 1:30PM, all teams will be given a game sheet with the cache coordinates and a diagram of sample winning poker hands.

Teams will write their team name on top of the game sheet, and list up to four team members.

The "Draw"

This is *not* a race. First team back will not get more brownie points than the last team. That said, any teams arriving back at the starting point after 3:15 may be disqualified.

Teams will search out the caches in whichever order they want. There are no First To Find prizes. (This isn't a race). There are no permanent caches.

Each team will bring back between 5 and 10 unopened card envelopes to qualify for the final prize.

Each envelop will have a unique identifier so that we know which cache it came from. The more unique cards you bring back the more flexibility you will have in creating your final 5 card hand.

Only draw 1 envelop from each individual cache. Drawing more than one will disqualify both.

Please put the cache container back where you found it.

Keep the envelopes sealed and return to the starting point. Opened envelops will be disqualified.

The Reveal

At the designated time, likely 3:15PM, teams will open their envelopes and make the best 5 card poker can they can.

Any envelops opened before the Host instructions all teams to open their cards will be disqualified.

You cannot trade cards between teams.

Only 1 card from each cache will be allowed in the final 10 envelops collected.

There are no wild cards.

The Final Rules

The three teams with the best poker hands wins.

Note: The rules listed above are the draft version. The final version of the rules will be posted by May 1st, 2020


Community Celebration Events - 2020

This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.

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