Breaking out a new deck

The Quyon Legion held their first fundraising Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, where 30 card sharks got together for over eight hours of bluffs. From left: Stuart Meredith throws down a bet while Mike McBane looks on.
Though another committee traditionally put on the poker tournament, the Quyon Legion decided to host one this year in support of their association. Billy Jack Killgaren gives the deck a quick shuffle in his turn as dealer.
The event organizer hopes to make the tournament a regular thing in town, based on how popular the Saturday game was. Steve McAfee flips over cards while working his turn as dealer.
Donald Teuma-Castelletti QUYON March 3, 2018 Card-playing fish-eaters filled the back portion of the Quyon Legion Saturday afternoon, where bets were raised and bluffs were called at the first fundraising tournament for the association. Thirty players filled tables at the Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, where over 20 prizes were up for grabs and bragging rights even more valuable. “This is the first year and we did it as a fundraiser for the Legion,” said Calvin Johnston, Second Vice-President of the Legion and the event organizer. Johnston explained that in years past, the Canada Day Committee had organized a fundraising poker tournament, but hadn’t planned one for this year. Since he knew that the game had a lot of fans in the area, he decided that the Legion would put one on instead.


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