8-10 Dec 2022

Kata Rocks Poker Run (KRPR) 2021

Congratulations to all KRPR participants this year for making this event a great experience for all who were involved!

Whilst the KRPR is not a race, the ‘bragging rights’ for 1st boat back to Kata Rocks by a margin of nearly 10 minutes this year goes to Matthew Sheldrake – Drake Marine CEO and Ted Hullbush in the Drake Marine Racing Team cigarette boat.

The Prize Winners for this year were:

3rd Place – Martin Holmes – GM at Lee Marine in “Atari VI” who gets to spend a day out on the water with The Junk Liveaboards
2nd Place – Donald Foltz in “Trophy” who gets to spend a night at The Playyard’s unique resort (and 2nd Card Pickup location)
1st Place – Dan Fidock – Owner RGF Group Co., Ltd. in “Concubine” who will have his name added to the Kata Rocks Poker Run Perpetual Trophy as well as getting a 2 nights stay at the KRPR 2021 host venue, Kata Rocks.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the KRPR 2022 – planning is already underway!

Poker Run 2021 - 1st Place – Dan Fidock
Poker Run 2021 - 1st Place – Dan Fidock
Poker Run 2021 - 2nd Place – Donald Foltz
Poker Run 2021 - 2nd Place – Donald Foltz
Poker Run 2021 - 3rd Place – Martin Holmes
Poker Run 2021 - 3rd Place – Martin Holmes

Kata Rocks is bringing the famous American Poker Run to Phuket.

The 2nd Kata Rocks Poker Run will take place on 12th December 2021 and will again be an around the island rally starting from Kata Rocks. Participating boats will circumnavigate the island in a clockwise direction picking up a playing card at Xana Beach Club, The Playyard, Koh Rang Noi and Banana Beach before returning to Kata Rocks for the 5th card and collecting their Poker Run T-shirt – before enjoying the free beers and BBQ. The captain of the winning boat, with the best poker hand, will have their name added to the Kata Rocks Poker Run Trophy and will win a 2-night complimentary stay in a villa at Kata Rocks (Terms and conditions apply).

Race Start Time: 11.00 am 12th December 2021

Kata Rocks Poker Run – Programme Rundown

The day can start with a KR Breakfast – 50% Discount to Captains and Crew. Complimentary coffee and biscuits will be available at the Briefing. Poker Run Event Pack will be provided to each boat prior to the Briefing. (The Pack contains a copy of the course, details of each card pick-up location and KRPR 2021 Rules)

07:00 – 09:30 Poker Run last minute onsite registration
09:30 – 10:00 Poker Run briefing
11:00 – 15:00 Kata Rocks Poker Run
15:00 – 17:00 Poker Run BBQ at Kata Rocks

Download Map and Event Day Information

KRPR Kata Rocks Poker Run 2021 - Trophy

Entry Costs:

1 x Boat + 1 x Captain – THB 3,000
Additional crew – THB 1,000 per crew member

*Entry price is inclusive of 1 x Kata Rocks Poker Run 2021 T-Shirt for the captain and each registered crew member as well as their attendance at the free beers and BBQ celebration immediately after the race. Announcement of winners and prizes will occur before the end of the BBQ.

*The KRPR 2021 registration also includes an invitation for the captain (+partner) and registered crew members (+partner) to attend the KRSR fancy dress closing party themed “The Pirates of Phuket” between 20:00 and 01:00.

KRPR Kata Rocks Poker Run 2021 - TShirt
KRPR Kata Rocks Poker Run 2021 Map

Map courtesy of www.southeastasiapilot.com