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  • Date: 03/02/2019
  • Time: 12:00pm (registration starts at 11am)
  • 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.
Players will start with 5,000 in chips with round 1 blinds at 50/100!

 The 2019 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 Event Flyer

Click HERE for Event Sponsorship

Click HERE for Rules!

 Dinner will be served at 5:00. Advanced seating for non-poker players.

Other Activities Include:

  • Live prize package raffle
  • High Hand
  • Bounties
  • End of Reign
  • Bingo

 Every player who knocked out of the tournament prior to the dinner break is eligible for the 2nd Chance Drawing.  Last years 2nd Chance winner was Jim Farler.

Click HERE to take the Alcohol Poll

Players must be 18+ and 21+ to drink alcohol.  ID's will be checked and wristbands issued.


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 50,000 in chips.



Rebuys and Addons 


Rebuys will be UNLIMITED until the dinner break at roughly 5pm.  This allows players to have a little fun without worrying about being kicked out of the tournament.  Players may purchase as many rebuys at a time without running out of chips prior. 

Rebuys are $20 for 5000 in chips for rounds 1 to 6.  During rounds 8 and 9 (just before the dinner break) players will receive 7,500 chips.

 Note: players who bust on the last hand prior to the dinner break are NOT required to purchase a rebuy and may move directly to the Fire Sale.  Player must announce to their table thier intention to remain in the tournament.


At the start of the dinner break will be the FIRE SALE.  Thsee are Add On chips that, like the rebuys, may be purchased in unlimited quantitiy.  Add On chips are $20 for 20,000 in chips (4X the original rebuys).

This year - for every 5 Add On's player will receive one extra.  Rephrased, for every $100 you spend you get $120 worth in chips.

 Click HERE for Add On purchasing price list

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

Initial seating starts with 5,000 in chips but players may purchase "rebuys" in unlimited quantity at any time. (AKA you can chip up prior to start)
Rebuys: $20 = 5,000 until round 8, then 7,500 until dinner.  Add-ons (Firesale at Dinner): $20 = 20,000

Level Duration Small Big Ante
1 0:30 50 100  
2 0:30 100 200  
3 0:30 200 400  
Break 1 0:15    
4 0:30 400 800  
5 0:30 600 1,200  
6 0:30 800 1,600 100
Break 2 0:15   Color Up 50s
7 0:25 1,000 2,000 100
8 0:25 1,500 3,000 200
9 0:25 2,500 5,000 400
Break3 1:15 Dinner  
10 0:25 5,000 10,000 600
11 0:25 8,000 16,000 800
12 0:25 10,000 20,000 1,000
Break 4 1:15   Color Up 100s & 500s
13 0:20 15,000 30,000 2,000
14 0:20 20,000 40,000 3,000
15 0:20 40,000 80,000 5,000
Break 5 0:10   Color Up 1000s & 5000s
16 0:20 60,000 120,000 10,000
17 0:20 80,000 160,000 10,000
18 0:20 100,000 200,000 20,000
19 0:20 150,000 300,000 30,000
Break 6 0:10      
20 0:20 200,000 400,000 40,000
21 0:20 250,000 500,000 50,000
22 0:20 300,000 600,000 60,000
23 0:20 400,000 800,000 80,000

 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!



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For non-poker players (or poker players who have busted) we happily offer BINGO.  A round is for 13 sheets with 3 cards per sheet. Three different rounds will be played starting at 12:30, 3:00, 6:30.  Bingo players may join any round already underway at a reduced price. ($2 per remaining sheet)

Individual Bingo game prizes are TBD.

Full Bingo Ticket - Any two rounds, event shirt, dinner.
Individual Bingo Ticket - one round of play.

Bingo play is per person and can not be split.


 The following video was created by Allyson Holder.

 2015 Promo Video