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  • Date: 06/09/2018
  • Time: 1:00pm (registration starts at noon)
  • Address 6718 Meany Ave, Bakersfield Ca. 93308  


$70 (in advance, $80 at the door) gets you dinner, a shirt, and a seat in the Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament!

The 2018 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 This Years Flyer!    AIS version    CBCC version

Click HERE for Rules!

 Dinner will be served at 5:00.

Other Activities Include:

  • Live prize package raffle
  • High Hand
  • 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.




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 25,000 in chips.

Bonus - Knocking out a previous champion at the final table earns 100,000 in chips.




 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
1 25 minutes $50 $100 $0
2 25 minutes $100 $200 $0
3 25 minutes $200 $400 $0
4 25minutes $400 $800 $0
5 25minutes $600 $1,200 $0
Break 1 15 minutes   Color Up  
6 25minutes $800 $1,600 $200
7 25minutes $1,000 $2,000 $200
8 25minutes $2,000 $4,000 $400
9 25minutes $3,000 $6,000 $400
Break 2 75 minutes  Dinner   Color Up
10 20 minutes $5,000 $10,000 $1,000
11 20minutes $8,000 $16,000 $1,000
12 20minutes $10,000 $20,000 $2,000
13 20 minutes $15,000 $30,000 $2,000
Break 3 10 minues   Color Up  
14 20 minutes $20,000 $40,000 $5,000
15 20 minutes $40,000 $80,000 $10,000
16 20 minutes $60,000 $120,000 $15,000
17 20 minutes $80,000 $160,000 $20,000
18 20 minutes $100,000 $200,000 $25,000
19 20 minutes $150,000 $300,000 $30,000


 Blinds are currently under review!

 The blind structure is designed to have a slow pace in the beginning (allows everyone to play for fun), a gradual increase in the middle, and then studily increasing!





 The following video was created by Allyson Holder.

 2015 Promo Video


2020 Final Table