14 Dec 2024

Kata Rocks Poker Run


Kata Rocks is bringing the famous American Poker Run to Phuket.

The 2nd Kata Rocks Poker Run will take place on 12th December 2021 and will again be an around the island rally starting from Kata Rocks. Participating boats will circumnavigate the island in a clockwise direction picking up a playing card at Xana Beach Club, The Playyard, Koh Rang Noi and Banana Beach before returning to Kata Rocks for the 5th card and collecting their Poker Run T-shirt – before enjoying the free beers and BBQ. The captain of the winning boat, with the best poker hand, will have their name added to the Kata Rocks Poker Run Trophy and will win a 2-night complimentary stay in a villa at Kata Rocks (Terms and conditions apply).

Race Start Time: 11.00 am 12th December 2021

Download Map and Event Day Information

Map courtesy of www.southeastasiapilot.com

2021 Result:

Congratulations to all KRPR participants this year for making this event a great experience for all who were involved!

Whilst the KRPR is not a race, the ‘bragging rights’ for 1st boat back to Kata Rocks by a margin of nearly 10 minutes this year goes to Matthew Sheldrake – Drake Marine CEO and Ted Hullbush in the Drake Marine Racing Team cigarette boat.

The Prize Winners for this year were:

3rd Place – Martin Holmes – GM at Lee Marine in “Atari VI” who gets to spend a day out on the water with The Junk Liveaboards
2nd Place – Donald Foltz in “Trophy” who gets to spend a night at The Playyard’s unique resort (and 2nd Card Pickup location)
1st Place – Dan Fidock – Owner RGF Group Co., Ltd. in “Concubine” who will have his name added to the Kata Rocks Poker Run Perpetual Trophy as well as getting a 2 nights stay at the KRPR 2021 host venue, Kata Rocks.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the KRPR 2022 – planning is already underway!

Kata Rocks Poker run 2021

Poker Run 2021 - 1st Place – Dan Fidock

Kata Rocks Poker run 2021

Poker Run 2021 - 2nd Place – Donald Foltz

Kata Rocks Poker run 2021

Poker Run 2021 - 3rd Place – Martin Holmes