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Following is an alphabetic list of those clubs and organizations that produce two or more legitimate hi-performance boat poker run events per year, plus those very few major, and very large individual hi-performance poker run events.

All hi-performance boat poker runs and organized hi-performance fun boat events, large and small, are listed in the Calendar section in order of date. 

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Florida Powerboat Club

(954) 580-2582
flpowerboat.com
1214 SW 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Stu & Jackie Jones
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Founded in April, 1992 by Stewart Jones for "Offshore performance boats from 20' to 60', single to multi engines," FPC's Mission Statement is "To promote safe, responsible powerboating in a group setting and assist performance boating enthusiasts in many ways to achieve the maximum
enjoyment from their Florida powerboating lifestyles."

"There are more than a dozen powerboating events planned yearly throughout Florida and the Florida Keys as well as the Bahamas.  Events range from 1-day to 7-day excursions, including rallies and Poker Runs."  Current membership roster about 500+ members.

2012 Events:

1.  Feb 17 - FPC 20th Annual Miami Boat Show Bash
2.  Feb 23-26 - 17th Annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run
3.  Mar.30-Apr.1 - Tampa Bay Poker Run
4.  May 18-20 - 11th Annual Jacksonville River Rally Poker Run
5.  Jun 21-24 - 21st Annual Bahamas Poker Run - Bimini
6.  Aug 9-12 - 20th Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run
7.  Oct. 26 - 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Bash
13. Nov 6-12 - 20th Annual Key West Poker Run Festival

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Ft. Myers Offshore, Inc.

(239) 776-0481
ftmyersoffshore.org
Bob Barnhart, Chairman
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"Ft. Myers Offshore (FMO) had its early beginnings in the spring of 2005.  Back then it consisted of a dozen friends with and without offshore boats from Marco Island to Cape Coral, FL.  In the summer of 2008......Ft. Myers Offshore, Inc. was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) charity under Florida State law with a board of 5 officers and directors.  All positions are voluntary and without compensation."

"Our mission statement is, 'Ft. Myers offshore, Inc. is a not-for profit corporation consisting of a group of offshore boating enthusiasts in Southwest Florida, dedicated to raising funds and awarding a number of academic scholarships each year to help worthy individuals graduating from high school, continue their education at institutions of higher learning including college and university as approved by the Board of Directors.' " 

"Today, FMO has grown to over 60 members..."

2011-2012 Events

1.  Oct. 29/11 - Fun Run to Burnt Store Marina/Charlotte Harbor
2.  Nov. 26/11 - Thanksgiving Weekend Blackjack Poker Run
3.  Dec 31/11  - Annual Fun Run to CJ's on the Bay, Marco Island
4.  Feb. 4/12 - Trip to Everglades City Seafood Festival
5.  Mar. 3/12 - Black Jack Poker Run to Useppa Island
6.  Apr. 7/12 - Hamilton Harbor, Naples / Keewaydin Beach

 

Lake Erie Offshore Performance Association

leopa.com
Brian Bunch, Commodore
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Scott Smithers, Membership
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2012 Events: 

1.  May 12 - Tadsen "T" Party, Put-N-Bay
2.  June 9 - LEOPA Spring Fun Run
3.  July 27-29 - LEOPA Thunderfest
4.  Sep.1-3 - LEOPA Labor Day Weekend Kellys Island Run
8.  Sep. 8 - LEOPA Harvest Moon Poker Run

 

LakeRacerLLC

(602) 863-3713
lakeracerllc.com
P.O. Box 86006
Phoenix, AZ 85080
Jim Nichols, President
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2012 Events:

 1.  Apr. 21-24 -Lake Havasu Marine Association Hi-Performance
                     Boating Week, Lake Havasu City, AZ
2.  Apr. 25-28 - Desert Storm Poker Run & Performance Boat
                      Event, Lake Havasu City, AZ

 

Lake Travis Powerboat Association (LTPA) 

ltpa.net
Central Texas
Steve Webb, President

"Since 1992 our primary goal has been to promote powerboat safety, and boater education on Lake Travis. 

Lake Travis is located just a short drive west of Austin, Texas in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country. Additionally, we continuously contribute to various selected charities in the area.  It is tradition for our association to be recognized as a charitable organization."

2012 Events

At press time, no events were listed on LTPA's website

 

National Powerboat Association

(203)532-1312
nationalpowerboat.com
30 Morgan Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06831
Billy Frenz
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Founded by ex-APBA offshore racer Billy Frenz, the NPBA
was "Conceived in 1976 with various regional events  and
up-graded in 1982 to national events, the N.P.B.A.'s boating
experience assures premium shows and quality products."

"The National Powerboat Association is dedicated to the
advancement of powerboating in America through event
promotions and productions and as a purveyor of power-
boats, powerboat equipment, videos, and sportswear."

The NPBA produced its first Powerboat Poker Run in 1993.

2012 Events:

1.  Jul. 21 - Old Saybrook, (CT) Powerboat Poker Run
2.  Aug. 11 - Manhasset Bay Powerboat Poker Run
3.  Sep. 8 - Milford Lisman Landing (CT) Poker Run
4.  Sep. 22 - 3rd Annual Don Aronow Memorial Marathon
                  Race Around Long Island

 

New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club

(848) 210-6253
www.njppc.com
604 North End Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Dave Patnaude, President
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The "New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club (NJPPC) is
a 200+ member strong organization is one of the most prolific
clubs around.  Our members are passionate about attending
offshore races, poker runs and boat shows."

NJPPC was formed in 1999 by Ray Patnaude, Bob Cleve-
land & Rick Engstrom.  "Safety is also a high priotity for
NJPPC.  All of the club's events include the services of
paramedics and divers. ...Lifejackets are also required to be
worn during all poker run events. ... The average boat
owned by an NJPPC member is 32 feet."

2012 Events:

1.  Feb. 4 - Atlantic City Boat Show Winter Party
2.  May 27 - Memorial Day Weekend Social
3.  Jun. 22-24 - Atlantic City Over Night Poker Run
4.  July 14 - Shore Dreams For Kids
5.  Aug. 4 - Roar At The Shore Poker Run
6.  Aug. TBD - Chesapeake, MD / Hudson River, NY Rendezvous
7. Sept. 15 - End of Season Atlantic City Fun Run

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Performance Boat Club of Canada

(705) 326-8705
performanceboatclub.ca
525 West St. South
Orillia, ON Canada  L3V 5H2

2012 Events:

1.  Jun 2 - Gananoque, Ontario /1000 Islands Poker Run
2.  Jun 23 - Pembroke, Ontario, Ottawa River Poker Run
3.  Jul 7 - Midland, Ontario Georgian Bay Poker Run
4.  Jul 21 - Lake Nipissing, North Bay, Ontario Poker Run
5.  Aug 11 - Muskoka Lakes Poker Run, Gravenhurst, ON
6.  Aug 25 - Port of Orillia, ON Lake Simcoe Poker Run
7.  Sep 8 - Rice Lake, ON Bruce Nicolle Memorial Poker Run

 

Poker Runs America

(905) 844-8218
pokerrunsamerica.com
1121 Invicta Drive, Unit 2
Oakville, ON Canada  L6H 2R2
Bill Taylor, President
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2012 Events:

1.  Mar. 9-10 - Season Opener, Cape Coral, Florida
2.  Apr. 13-14 - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Poker Run
3.  June 15-16 - Alexandria Bay, NY "Hall Of Fame" Poker Run
4.  July 6-7 - Ottawa River/Clarence/Rockland, ON Poker Run
5.  July 13-14 - Sportboat & Offshore Poker Run, Sorel, Quebec
6.  July 27-28 - Lake Ontario Poker Run, Port Credit, Ontario
7.  Aug. 10-11 - 1000 Islands Poker Run, Kingston, Ontario
8.  Oct. 5-6 - Season Finale Poker Run, Tampa/St. Pete's, FL

 

Poker Runs West

(916) 652-7022
pokerrunswest.com
5855 Tudor Way
Loomis, CA 95650
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2012 Events:

1.  May 12 - Morgan's Run, Old Sacramento, CA
2.  Jun. 16 - Shasta Sundown, Lake Shasta, CA
3.  Jul. 21 - Big Woody Run, Lake Tahoe, CA
4.  TBD - Sacramento Festival, Old Sacramento, CA

 

Southern California Offshore Powerboat Elite

(909) 923- 4870
scopeinfo.com
1261 East Francis
Ontario, CA 91761
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"The Southern California Offshore Powerboat Elite (SCOPE)
club is the premier offshore performance boating club in the
Southern California area.  With a strong local membership, the
club is filled with fun-loving performance boaters that enjoy the
event filled calendar, plus the safe and organized atmosphere
that SCOPE is known for, including events for the whole family."

2012 Events:

1.  Feb. 11 - LA Boat Show Meet-Up
2.  Mar. 10 - SCOPE Kickoff Party
3.  Mar. 23-25 - Catalina Spring Fling
4.  Apr. 14 - Grand Prix Lunch Run (Tantalum)
5.  May 26-28 - Dana Point Rock the Dock
6.  Jun. 21-24 - San Diego Weekend Getaway
7.  Jul. 26 - Go-Kart Racing at K1 Speed
8.  Aug. 5 - Blackjack Video & Photo Shoot Rally
9.  Aug. 16-19 - Big Cat Poker Run Road Trip
10. Aug.30-Sep.3 - Labor Day Lake Mead Road Trip
11. Oct. 13 - Catalina Lunch Run - Backside!
12. Nov. 23 - Turkey Lunch Run
13. Dec. 8 - SCOPE Holiday Party