Josh Farler Foundation




  • Date: 06/11/16
  • Time: 1:00pm (registration starts at noon)
  • Address 6718 Meany Ave, Bakersfield Ca. 93308  

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$60 (in advance, $70 at the door) gets you dinner, a shirt, and a seat in the Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament!

The 2015 Josh Farler Charity Poker Event will be held at the Plumber and Steamfitters Union hall (Local # 460 - Johnny Michelson Hall).  This is a great facility and we deeply appreciate Local #460 for their generous donation of the halls use!

Click HERE for Flyer!


 Dinner will be served at 5:00.

Other Activities Include:

  • Live prize package raffle
  • High Hand
  • Last One Standing
  • Bounties
  • End of Reign





High Hand:

This side competition is included in your entry fee!

Players may enter the High Hand side competition at any time, up to the dinner break, and while not in a hand.  

The High Hand side competition ENDS AT THE DINNER BREAK.

Every round, until the dinner break, will produce one winner whose hand was recognized as the highest hand played during that round (hand must be played and not folded).  Each winner will receive 10 times the big blind, for that round, in chips!

Players name tags wil designate entry into this side competition. 

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Players name tags wil designate entry into this side competition.



Last One Standing:

This is a side competition . ($20 entry)  

Players may enter the Last One Standing side competition anytime prior to the end of the dinner break.

Players who enter this side competition will have their names added to a list that will be held by the tournament director.

When players exit the tournament their names will be struck from the list and when the list is down to the "Last One Standing" that player will receive 1/2 of the total entry fees with the remainder going to the charity.

Players name tags wil designate entry into this side competition.





This is a side competition . ($20 entry)  

Players may enter the Bounty side competition at any time AND while not in a hand.

Players will be provided a  Bounty Chip which must remain visible to other players during play (left on the table).

Players with at least one bounty chip who lose all of their chips to another bounty chip holder must surrender ONE bounty chip to the winning player. Rebuys do not nullify this requirement.

Players in this side competition may resell their bounty chips to the tournament time keeper for 1/2 of their purchase price with the remainder going to the charity.  Players may also elect to keep the bounty chip(s) as a souvenir. 

Players name tags will NOT designate entry into this side competition.

 Artwork proof for this years bounty chip

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End of Reign:

This side competition is included in your entry fee!

ANY player who knocks out a previous Josh Farler Poker Champion will recieve a $25 gift card.

BONUS - Knocking out the reigning champion is worth a $50 Visa gift card. 




 Blinds are subject to change, at the Tournament Director's discretion, based on the number of player at the dinner break.

Level Duration Small Blind Big Blind ante Start Time Color Up
1 30 minutes $50 $100 $0 1:00  
2 30 minutes $100 $200 $0 1:30  
3 30 minutes $200 $400 $0 2:00  
Break 1 15 minutes       2:30  
4 30 minutes $400 $800 $0 2:45  
5 30 minutes $600 $1,200 $0 3:15  
Break 2 15 minutes       3:45 Yes
6 30 minutes $800 $1,600 $0 4:00  
7 30 minutes $1,000 $2,000 $0 4:30  
Break 3 1 hour and 30 minutes       5:00  
8 30 minutes $2,000 $4,000 $100 6:30  
9 30 minutes $3,500 $7,000 $100 7:00  
10 30 minutes $5,000 $10,000 $200 7:30  
Break 4 15 minutes       8:00 Yes
11 25 minutes $7,500 $15,000 $500 8:15  
12 25 minutes $10,000 $20,000 $500 8:40  
13 25 minutes $15,000 $30,000 $1,000 9:05  
Break 5 10 minutes       9:30 Yes
14 20 minutes $20,000 $40,000 $1,000 9:40  
15 20 minutes $40,000 $80,000 $,1000 10:00  
Break 6 5 minues       10:20 Yes
16 20 minutes $75,000 $150,000 $5,000


17 20 minutes $100,000 $200,000 $5,000 10:45  
18 20 minutes $150,000 $300,000 $5,000 11:05  
19 20 minutes $200,000 $400,000 $,5000 11:25  



 The blind structure is designed to all a slow pace in the beginning (allows everyone to play for fun), a gradual increase in the middle (after dinner to 9:30(ish)), and then studily increasing!





 The following video was created by Allyson Holder.

 2015 Promo Video

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