Sideburn Run Community Pool

10603 Zion Drive
Fairfax, VA 22032
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Sideburn Run Recreation Association

P.O. Box 157
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

1st Annual SRRA Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament

  • 08/24/2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • SRRA Pavilion


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1st Annual SRRA Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament

This is a fundraising and community event for SRRA and is open to both members and non-members of SRRA.

Tournament Structure 

All players will begin with 2,000 in chips ($25 buy-in). Blinds will begin at 50/100 and increase every 30 minutes (See Blinds section below). Tournament Director reserves the right to change or alter the blinds/antes at any point in the tournament. 

The tournament will have random seating. Players will randomly choose their seat by drawing a seat assignment card at registration. During breaks, chips will be colored up. 

Tables will be balanced and condensed as needed throughout the course of the tournament at the sole discretion of tournament director. We will make every attempt to keep tables at equal ratios throughout the course of the evening. When condensing tables, players may be moved to a different position at a new table. For example, a player being moved from a table where s/he was the button may be moved into a position other than the button at the new table. When only 8 players remain, play will stop and players will draw for seats at the final table.

All tournament participants must be 21 years of age or older. 

Players who arrive late to the tournament will still be placed into the tournament with a full chip stack as long as tournament is within the first two blind levels. Once tournament has completed the second blind level, no additional players may join. 

There will be no Rebuys or Add-ons.

Rules & Etiquette 

  • Keep your chips on the table and visible at all times with larger denominations on top and/or in front of your chip stack.

  • Poker chips may not be given to another player in the tournament.

  • Do not handle another player's chips. While you may give another player change for chips, you may not give chips to another player.

  • Protect your cards so that no one else can see them. Keep your cards on the table at all times (holding cards against your shirt or putting them in your pocket or lap is not allowed).

  • You may leave the table at any time (e.g., top get a drink, go to the restroom, etc.). During your absence, cards will be dealt to your seat and folded. Your blinds will be put into the pot during your absence. Speaking on mobile phones is not allowed while sitting at the table. If you need to use the phone, you must get up from the table. It is each player's responsibility to follow the flow of the game. Play in turn. Do not act out of turn.

  • At no time should any player or spectator make statements that could unfairly influence the play of a hand. This includes commenting on mucked cards and discussing possible hands. Do not splash the pot. When making a bet, announce your bet and place the chips in front of your cards towards the center of the table. 

  • Do NOT throw the chips into the pot. 

  • String bets are not allowed. If your intention is to bet $1000, then you must either announce your bet OR move enough chips to cover the bet into the pot in one motion. You may NOT take $500 and put it in the pot and then go back into your chip stack for another $500 to complete your bet without announcing your bet.

  • Verbally announce your action—call, raise, fold, check, bet.

  • Do not expose any cards until the showdown.

  • In a showdown situation when there are no more opportunities for betting (this happens most often when it's heads-up play and one of the players is all-in), the players in the hand must turn their cards over immediately.

  • If a player decides to muck (discard) his/her cards, that player is allowed to do so without his/her opponent seeing the cards. Once the cards hit the muck, that player is no longer in the hand and cannot win the pot. The remaining player does not have to show his/her hand in order to win the pot.


The following blind schedule is for a tournament set to last 3 hours with 30-minute rounds. Each player will begin with $2000 chips and the small and big blinds will start at $50/$100.


Small Blind

Big Blind

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Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers


If you have any questions please contact Jim McHugh at

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