Latest News

ATTENTION Sep 26 2017
GREG THE HAT FARRINGTON, JANE REEVES, AND CHAS K. I haven't seen you to deliver your envelopes. Please come to Diamond Billiards tomorrow night 7pm. You won't be disappointed. See you there.

ATTENTION Sep 26 2017
Effective immediately the regular game normally played on Wednesday and Friday are suspended. Those who received an envelope have opened them by now. Location is diamond billiards.I will be there. Congratulations.

Hello PlayersSep 23 2017
I just discovered one more thing. The pictures on the Where to play section are wrong and I cannot fix them. Just another reason to shut it down and start over.

Hello PlayersSep 22 2017
I have to tell you some more. I'm just so darn excited about this new direction that I forget to mention some things. For example, I don't think I mentioned that the current point structure has become unnecessary for now given the way things are being done. This all begins Sunday 9/24. There are going to be other ways to qualify for Direct Qualifiers. BPO is currently talking to Seneca Niagara and is 99% sure that there will be a monthly $50,000 tournament that RPP and BPP will go heads up at. This should be starting in the very near future. When it does, I will post the details immediately. RPP and BPP are the only 2 NY leagues that will be working with BPO. That makes us exclusive. Shutting down and restarting the website will not change the name. What will change is the logo and the addition of a bulletin board for players to leave management messages. BPO also is working with RPP and BPP to develop a Search For The Next Poker Star event. I will be posting the details on this later. Hang in there players and you'll reap the rewards of this collaboration. Our league swag will consist of hats, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and hoodies. If you have any questions, please send me an email m.stidd@yahoo.com
I will respond to you and post your question and my answer in the news section on our website to inspire others to ask questions too.
WELCOME TO THE NEW AND IMPROVED RPP!!!

Hello PlayersSep 22 2017
First, let me apologize for the length of this post. to see it in its entirety click on the NEWS tab. Second, I apologize for not having posted this earlier but there were a lot of behind the scenes issues that have been corrected. The winner of the August raffle was Don Shultz Jr. Don received his $300. Del Lago casino credit in check form to save me a trip there. Thank you Don for that. Here are the announcements that will explain everything that is going on with RPP's future. There were some tough decisions that had to be made, but I need all of you to trust me when I say it is for the improvement of the league. Here we go.
1) RPP is now officially collaborating with Bar Poker Open. This exciting new venture will allow for better prizes given out more frequently. Some of you may be skeptical about this collaboration but rest assured they are not the same organization as before.
2) The monthly raffle is suspended. Our final drawing will occur before the end of the month. we will be using all tickets collected up until the Friday 9/22/17 game. This is a temporary suspension while we reset the league and move forward.
3) You will still be required to turn in your receipts with your name on them. It is vital that this be done as it will help the transition and acquisition of new locations. It is also equally important that you continue to support our host locations. Strong support=strong league=player benefit.
4) Bobby Able will be our last WSOP Las Vegas trip winner. This prize will be replaced by Bar Poker Open events in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Click on the HOW IT WORKS tab for more information.
5) The Sunday and Thursday games are going to change in order to facilitate the transition. How it works will have more info.
6) Prize structure for Sunday and Thursday Games will also be changing. Go to the HOW IT WORKS tab for details.
7) There is not going to be a regular game on Wednesday's and Fridays any more. There will be an update on this item on Tuesday 9/26.
8) RPP's survival is in your hands. This is why I am asking all of you for a favor. I need you all to become brand ambassadors. That means doing all you can to get the word out about how great our league is and post a poster at your work break room.
9) It is my intention to start an RPP SWAG line for purchase/prizes in an effort to advertise our league. This endeavor should begin in January 2018.
10) I just recently became aware that due to restrictions placed on our host, they are not going to be able to continue our first place finisher prizes. This may only be a temporary setback that may be overcome by stronger support of our hosts.
11) This website will be shutting down in the very near future and a new site will be up and running. This has become necessary in order to gain complete control of the site. The Facebook page will also shut down and a new page created for the same reason.
12) POKER EDIQUETTE. I capped this one because it is an important issue. I am asking all of you to please exercise some self control when it comes to profanity at our host locations. Dressing appropriately (ie filthy clothing, clothing containing inappropriate language or graphics, etc...) is unacceptable. We are trying to create a positive professional image that will attract potential players. Personal hygiene is a must also. If something were to be offensive to you, like bad breath for example, then make sure you don't have it.
13) TD's have the authority to take steps to prevent etiquette issues and rest assured they will take action when needed.

ATTENTIONSep 18 2017
Hello players. Over the next week I will be posting changes that will be occurring for the betterment of our league. Some of you may not be happy but that is to be expected as people don't always like change. Rest assured though that if you embrace the changes you will be pleasantly surprised how much better things will be. The first thing you all need to know is that the KNOCKOUT WEEK I had planned on is cancelled. Under our new plan doing it would have no meaning at all. The second item is a small change for Sunday 9/24/17. Instead of 1pm start time, it will now be 2pm. Everything else still applies. I will be sending out a mass email also. There are more things and I will be posting and emailing daily. Check frequently.

Hello playersSep 15 2017
My email is m.stidd@yahoo.com

ATTENTION Sep 15 2017
I would like the 2nd thru 8th place finishers to come to Diamond Billiards for the Sunday 1pm game to play and collect your prizes. If you don't remember if you won here's the list. MARKE ANDERSON, DON SHULTZ JR, KAREN DAGOSTINO, LARRY SODEMAN, BEMIRO GALO, TROY SABER, JOE JONES. If you are not able to attend please text, call, or email me. 749-5072 ( my number

Hello PlayersSep 13 2017
In case you were not aware, Matt has transitioned away from the league. I would like to thank Matt for his outstanding assistance to the league. His last day with the league was August 31. Matt leaving, my not being entirely up to speed with the site, and a few health issues recently have hampered from keeping up with point and raffle updates/info. My apologies for this and please bear with me as I attempt to catch up. Some questioned if there was a raffle last month. The answer is yes. with all the transition we neglected to post what the prize was and who won. This info will be posted shortly. Rest assured, raffles will happen and prizes will be awarded. I have figured out how to do the drawings live now and will do so for this month forward. Just be patient please as I am also going to be temporarily shutting down and restarting both the website and Facebook page. We're doing this due to the inability to remove certain information. Once we accomplish these things I will update everything. Meanwhile, please continue to support our gracious hosts as they support our league. Thank you.

ATTENTIONSep 11 2017
TORNAMENT DIRECTORS DON SHULTZ JR., DON FATHER, TIFFANY TRAVERS, AND ANDY ABLE. I am requesting that you all be in attendance for a meeting on Sunday September 17th at 1230pm. this is a very very important meeting as it will have a direct impact on all of you and the league. once we're done you may either leave or stay and play. Your part of it shouldn't take more than 1 hour. Thank you.

Hello PlayersSep 11 2017
I have heard from several of you and have decided we will not make the change. Thank you for your input.

Hello playersSep 7 2017
Whenever I make a change, I try to see both sides of the issue. I just posted a change that some players suggested. Perhaps the change needs further explanation. Players expressed that it was unfair for 5 or 6 players showing up being able to receive the same points as players grinding through 20 players to get the same points. I could see the point, but apparently more of you don't. Therefore, I am putting the change on hold until I can get some feedback. Email me m.stidd@yahoo.com and tell me if you want the change or not.

Hello PlayersSep 6 2017
You may notice some zeros on the point updates. this was due to duplicate entries for some reason that had to be corrected. Thought you should know.

Hello PlayersSep 5 2017
There is going to be a small change in the way points are earned. It has come to my attention that you, the players, are unhappy with the old way. I have a new way that will be fair to everyone. I am not yelling here, but putting in caps so all will be able to see it.×××××××××××××××××

TORNAMENT DIRECTORS BE AWARE OF THIS CHANGE!!!!!!

EFFECTIVE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH 2017 A NEW WAY OF POINT CALCULATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
ANYTIME THERE ARE LESS THAN 10 PLAYERS THAT PLAY FOR POINTS, THEY WILL BEGIN SIGNING OUT IN THE 10TH POSITION. FOR EXAMPLE
YOU HAVE 6 PLAYERS. FIRST PLAYER OUT SIGNS OUT IN 10TH PLACE. NEXT PERSON 9TH AND SO ON.

It is my hope that this will encourage more of you to come out and play.


Hello PlayersAug 17 2017
Here is the list you've all been waiting for.

1st place: Bobby Able (Las Vegas)
2nd place: Marke Anderson: ($150)
3rd place: Don Shultz Jr. ($100)
4th place: Karen Dagostino ($75)
5th place: Larry Sodeman ($50)
6th place: Belmiro Galo ($25)
7th place: Troy Saber ($20)
8th place: Joe Jones ($20)

Congratulations to the top 8!!! There were a total of 13 empty seats at the final that could have been filled by players on the win and in list. There were around 25 seats open for the win and in that lower ranking players could have filled. Keep that in mind for this session. I went to 2 possible new host locations yesterday and came away with a positive feeling from both. One was the old Beale. The other was a new place that opened up just 10 weeks ago called Back To My Place. They were unsure at the present, but did commit to calling me back next month when a few things get straightened out. I will be doing more scouting over the next week or so. I will update you when there is new news.

Hello PlayersAug 17 2017
Another update on my last post. In case you did not figure it out the 1pm and 4pm game is for Diamond Billiards on Sunday. My fault for omitting that. sorry for any confusion.

Hello playersAug 15 2017
There is a change in the Diamond Billiards start times so pay close attention. 1pm and 4pm now.

Hello PlayersAug 14 2017
I feel the need to clarify a few things. First, please remember that it is not acceptable to bring in outside food or beverages to any of our host locations without the expressed permission of that host. Only exception is a personal water bottle. Secondly, if there are any issues between players or players and host managers, bring it to the attention of your tournament director who will in turn notify me if it is serious enough. THERE CANNOT BE ANY ARGUMENTS OR FIGHTS AT HOST LOCATIONS. IT MAKES OUR LEAGUE LOOK UNPROFESSIONAL. 'Nough said. Lastly, There can NEVER be ANY mention of MONEY at our games. Anyone caught violating this will ride the rail for the rest of the current blind and 2 additional blinds. Yes, it is that serious. I don't want our league to have a tarnished reputation like some others have. We're better than that. Thank you.

Hello PlayersAug 14 2017
Just so there is no confusion, there won't be a Tuesday or Saturday game for the next 2 weeks while I am trying to find new locations. As soon as I have some news I'll update here. Wish me luck.

Hello PlayersAug 14 2017
First I feel a need to explain myself and apologize for mistakes that were made at the final yesterday. It was not my intention to appear that the event was not important to me because it was. In hindsight, I realize what I did was misunderstood and offended some of you. For that I am truly sorry. I am asking that before you judge me too harshly that you take into account my newly diagnosed condition. 95% of setting up the event was done by me. That is a lot of work for 1 person. I was taking a little break from everything to eat (which I must do) and I played a couple games of pool to relax for a few minutes. I realize that it made it appear I wasn't paying attention. I accept responsibility for this mistake and promise it will never happen again. Lastly, a final apology to those at the final table. If I came off harshly towards you I apologize but you must understand that it was not my business I was concerned about but our host's business. They are the ones who would suffer a great loss if things were misinterpreted. I am a mans man and take responsibility when I make mistakes. I will work harder to make the next final better. Keep checking here for updates on several things.

ATTENTIONAug 11 2017
MATT VAISEY, SEAN MCMANNS, AND SUSAN CHRISTA ARE NOW IN THE WIN AND IN TOURNAMENT...CONGRATULATIONS!

Hello playersAug 11 2017
As posted before, the Saturday game that would have been at OTR will be at Diamond Billiards instead. Start times are the same 1pm and 4pm.

Hello playersAug 8 2017
IT IS NOW OFFICIAL...DUTCH MILL HAS FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON DECIDED TO BACK OUT ON US. I contacted Diamond Billiards and they graciously agreed to host us tonight. Food will be limited to fried food as they don't have a cook on duty. Wings, mozzarella sticks, pizza logs...etc.

ATTENTIONAug 8 2017
ATTENTION BILL BEERS..YOU ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WIN AND IN TOURNAMENT...CONGRATULATIONS!

ATTENTIONAug 8 2017
ATTENTION MIKE RIVOLI...DUE TO TRAVIS MITCHELL NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY YOU NOW ARE IN THE FINAL...CONGRATULATIONS!

Hello PlayersAug 8 2017
Hello everyone. I need your help with something. I know we do the Vegas thing for our finals prize, but what if I could send you to a WSOP Event next month that has a guaranteed prize of $500,000 (might be above that as there are unlimited re-buys)? You would depart Rochester on September 20th and land in Ft. Lauderdale (7 minutes from your hotel) and return September 26th. Event starts 11am on September 21st and ends sometime on September 25th. You would be staying where the event is being held which is the Hard Rock Café in Hollywood Florida. I would appreciate it if you would email me with yes or no answers by Thursday August 10th 9am. I know that isn't a lot of time but reservations are going fast. My email is m.stidd@yahoo.com Look forward to seeing your answers. Thank you.

Hello PlayersAug 7 2017
Here is a list of the win and in players as of this posting. If you are close in ranking to the last person it might be a good idea to show up for the win and in. even if you don't make it into the win and in there will be a regular game going.
Mike Rivoli, Kevin Werth, Patrick O'Conner, Josh Ake, Chris Giles, Clarence Jones, Jay Low, Stephen Davison, Carl Giraulo, Jan Hoteling, Damon Lincourt, Josh Press, Al Baker, Daniel Fetzner, Matt Bernstein, Jason Bluett, Drea Koester, Terry Dolan, Jenine Casillo, Michael Cruz, Pierre Durand, Hillary Lincourt, P.J. Banerjee, Ted Giraulo, Tim Cassidy, Josh Sassone, Lorrie Giles, Chris White, Marke Anderson, Allen Krouth, Angel Pacheca, Bobby Silano, and Ben Ciumynski.If any of you cannot make it to the win and in, please email me at m.stidd@yahoo.com no later than 8/11 so I can move players up. thank you and see you at the win and in.

Hello PlayersAug 7 2017
Good news for 2 more players. Scott Possner and Sal Lippe are both moved up into the finals. Congratulations!

Hello PlayersAug 7 2017
Here is the list of players who will be in the final on Sunday 8/13. If you know for sure you will NOT be attending please notify me via email at m.stidd@yahoo.com no later than 8/11. It is important to do so, so people in the win and in can be advanced. Thank you.

Bill Bloomfield, Chas Karnisky, Michael Pardee, Kevin Kress, The Donfather, Christian Burger, Jennie Cooper, Matt Gumina, Jane Reeves, Jim Horner, Gramps, The Hat, Dawn Marlowe, Andrew Sarkar, Pat Connell, Diane Garcia, Travis Mitchell, Al Torres, Troy Saber, Judy Montanarello, Kelly Dugan, Mike Lago, Johnathan Luis Kennedy, Kevin Rickner, Don Shultz, Larry Sodeman, Bobby Able, Ron Cassidy, Michael White, Heath Baldwin, Lynnette Cooper, Dominic Dagostino, Evan Drahzalo, Nick Garcia, Joe Jones, Michelle Graham, Jim Smoke, Karen Dagostino, Belmiro Galo, Joe Duckett, Jim Welsher, Chris Rutkowski, Brittney Smith, Anthony Marsh, Garon Galietti, Andy Able, James Kent, Stormie, Carol Sodeman, and last but not least Ray Macks. Check this list on 8/12 before the win and in in case you've been moved up. Any of you wishing to play the regular Saturday game at Diamond Billiards come on out. Otherwise, see you at the final.

Hello PlayersAug 7 2017
There are unfounded rumors going around our league. This is not only harmful but aggravating. I ask all of you to please not do this anymore. If there are changes being made, I am the only one making them and you will hear it from me first hand. If I didn't say it, it is not true. there will be a game at the dutch mill tomorrow night. OTR is taking a brief break while Nick and I negotiate a new contract. I will update you as soon as I have more information. On Saturday 8/12 we will have a regular game as well as the win and in at Diamond Billiards. This will give those who are in the final the chance to play a regular game. Usually the regular game is cancelled, but I thought it would be nice to have one.

July Raffle Winner!Aug 2 2017
The results are in after our first live drawing from Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill!
Congratulations to James Horner for winning the $300 casino credit to del Lago Resort & Casino! Jim earned a total of 176 tickets throughout the month of July.
Thank you all for supporting our host bars!

Hello playersAug 1 2017
I know you're waiting for the announcement of the winner for July. Due to circumstances beyond my control (health issue, late turn in of sheets, and trying to connect with Matt and attempt a live drawing) the drawing will take place but not until tomorrow or Thursday. Thank you for your patience and support and best of luck tonight.

Hello playersJul 29 2017
I am making my first post as new owner of the league. Session ends on 8/4. As soon as the final points are added I will produce a finals list and a win and in list. Due to low turnout for the win and in I suggest that you at least show up if you're in the 41-100 range. Remember, no shows move you up the ranks. I am still working hard to find new locations. If I don't see you before, I'll see you at both the win and in and the finals.

July Raffle Prize!Jul 13 2017
We're excited to give away a $300 casino credit to del Lago Resort & Casino!
Earn raffle tickets throughout the month of July for purchases made at our host bars. Each night you can earn 1 ticket for the first $10 spent and 1 ticket for each $1 there after!

Thank you for supporting our host bars and good luck!

Veterans & First Responders Appreciation Month!Jul 9 2017
Through out the month of August, we're recognizing the outstanding men and women who selflessly protect and serve us!
All veterans and first responders who present ID will receive 100 points after playing their first game!
Any player who brings a new player veteran/first responder will receive an additional 10 points above the 25 'bring a friend' bonus!

Thank you to all those who keep us free and safe to play the game we love, good luck on the felt!

New Venue: Dutch Mill!Jul 6 2017
Dutch Mill will begin hosting tournaments on Tuesday, July 18th! First place finishers will receive a $20 gift card each! Bar information below:

---Dutch Mill---
2901 Dewey Ave
Rochester, NY 14616

Full service restaurant with full bar featuring Italian/German cuisine and everything you would expect from a sports bar food menu.

June Raffle Winner!Jul 1 2017
Congratulations to the June raffle winner, and leading league supporter, Christian Burger! Christian will receive a $300 casino credit to del Lago Resort & Casino!

Thank you to everyone for supporting and making RPP such a great league!

High Hand Week!Jun 25 2017
This week, starting Saturday, June 24th, at OTR until Friday, June 30th, at Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill. Players can earn extra points just for catching big hands!! In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Remember to flag your tournament director so that they can keep track of any high hands. Thanks, and Good Luck!

Happy Father's Day!Jun 18 2017
To all the dads who taught us how to bet like a King, handle a Full House, and Bluff the river...Happy Father's Day!

June Raffle Prize!Jun 6 2017
We're excited to give away a $300 casino credit to del Lago Resort & Casino!
Earn raffle tickets throughout the month of June for purchases made at our host bars. Each night you can earn 1 ticket for the first $10 spent and 1 ticket for each $1 there after!

Thank you for supporting our host bars and good luck!

Monthly Prize Winners - April & MayJun 1 2017
Congratulations to Tiffany Travers and James Kent for winning the luxury watches! Great supporters! Thank you to everyone who support our host bars each and every night they attend!

Start earning raffle tickets for our June raffle, prize is TBD.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!May 28 2017
Filger's will be cancelled tomorrow, 5/29, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular tournament will resume on Monday, 6/5.

Knock Out Week!May 27 2017
The popular 'Knock Out Week' returns for this week's games! K.O. week will begin today, Saturday, May 27th, running through Friday, June 2nd.

All players start out with a knockout chip, which they have to relinquish to the player who knocks them out of the tournament. Each chip is worth 5 points at all games this week. If you knockout a Bounty Player, in addition to receiving a 25 point bounty, you also collect ALL of the knock out chips that they have acquired!

Good Luck!

Romig's CancelledMay 26 2017
Romigs Tavern decided that they do not wish to continue with Rochester Pub Poker. Therefore, there are no Tuesday games at the moment. Yes, your gift certificates are still valid and useable. We will be working on finding a new venue and hopefully starting soon. Keep checking the website for updates. Thank you.

Romig's TavernMay 17 2017
Thank you to all our dedicated players for the great turn out last night at Romig's Tavern. We had three bounties playing and five, yes FIVE new players join us! How awesome is that? All because of YOU!
Let's keep it up and show everyone that this is how we do it.

Mother's DayMay 14 2017
Diamond Billiards will be cancelled today, 5/14.

Happy Mother's Day!

New Venues!May 10 2017
Good news RPP players! We have two new venues starting next week Monday (5/15) and Tuesday (5/16)! Check out the "WHERE TO PLAY" tab for more information!

Monday: Filgers East End
-Single 7pm Tournament
-1st place = $25 GC, 2nd place = $10 GC

Tuesday: Romig's Tavern
-7pm & 10pm Tournaments
-1st place = $20 GC (each tournament)

OTRMay 10 2017

I would like to thank all those who came out on a crappy, rainy day for our opening game at On The Rocks. It was a very successful day and even brought in a new player. We handled shifting our playing area flawlessly and the owner Nick was very impressed.
I hope to see even more of you on May 13th! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Famous Dave's ClosedApr 30 2017
We're sad to inform you all that Famous Dave's is closing its doors for good, which will effectively end poker nights with us. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We are currently looking for a replacement for them on Monday night, as well as attempting to fill more nights with new bars. Thank you for your patience as we go through this transition.

Ray Ray's CancelledApr 28 2017

Due to circumstances beyond either party's control the game at Ray Rays had to be cancelled. We wish the owners well and hope that a game might be there in the future.

Diamond Promotion Tonight! (4/26)Apr 26 2017

Tonight at Diamond Billiards we will be giving out a special raffle ticket bonus to the two second place finishers in our tournaments! Being the new owner, Mike is no longer eligible to win RPP prizes! So two lucky 2nd place finishers are going to split his tickets from the finals and tonight! That's already 19 tickets each so far!

Newbie (New Player) Month!Apr 26 2017

Introducing an extended version of Newbie (new player) week! As in the past, when you bring a new player, both of your new player bonuses will double from 25 to 50! Additionally, all raffle tickets earned that night will double!! This will take place for the first month of the season! Newbie month is currently running from 4/8 through 5/5!
It's a great time to get new players involved! Good luck on the felt!

Dear Rochester Pub Poker FamilyApr 24 2017

It is with deepest sympathy to the family and heaviest of hearts for our "family" that we announce the passing of Glenn Cook. A flower arrangement has been ordered to be delivered on Wednesday for his service on behalf of the Rochester Pub Poker Family.
Please join me Wednesday night 7pm and 10pm at Diamond Billiards to pay tribute to Glenn. We will have a moment of silence in his honor prior to shuffle up and deal. Hope to see you there.

Season 13 Championship!Apr 24 2017
Congratulations to Jim Horner, our Rochester Pub Poker Season 13 Champion! He beat out a field of 47 players in Sunday's tournament at Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill to claim our 1st place prize: a seat in the 'Colossus' tournament in the World Series of Poker, with round-trip airfare and hotel stay included!

Here are Sunday's final table results:

1st - Jim Horner - Vegas Trip!
2nd - Jonathan Luis-Kennedy - $75
3rd - Chris Giles - $50
4th - Travis Mitchell - $25
5th - Troy Saber
6th - Dawn Marlowe
7th - Drea Koester
8th - Brian Maas
9th - Chas Karnisky

Thank you to all of our faithful players and tournament directors for a great season! We hope you are looking forward to the upcoming improvements under our new ownership. We see a bright future ahead of us and we appreciate the opportunity to serve our players the way they deserve!

New Locations!Apr 21 2017
We have two new locations signed up to have tournaments at the beginning of May! Check out additional information on the ‘Where To Play’ tab!

Ray Ray’s Bar & Grill – Wednesday nights (open May 3rd)
OTR College Town Tavern – Saturday afternoons (open May 6th)

Happy Easter!Apr 16 2017
There will be no poker today at Diamonds in recognition of the Easter holiday. See you tomorrow at Famous Dave's!

Finals Promotions Apr 12 2017

We will have a couple of promotions for the upcoming Season 13 Championship, for points and gift cards! Anyone not in the Championship or anyone eliminated waiting for sit’n’go games will be able to play a freeroll against the new owner in a best of 15 hands, heads-up match for 50 points! Additionally, beginning after the dinner break we will be periodically raffling off $20 gift cards to our host bars. Tickets will be earned from spending at the Win & In and throughout the finals. Winners must be present to win their gift card, otherwise we will continue picking names. (Diamonds gift cards will be valid on Sunday’s beginning April 30th.)

***League Announcement***Apr 9 2017
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Over the last several months, there has been a lot of turmoil and wonder about your league. In the last month or so it has reached a fever pitch. You have seen changes that have caused question as to the future of the league. I want you all to know that I was listening to everything you’ve been saying, and there will be some restructuring to deliver a better experience for all of you. I was in intense negotiations and could not divulge what was going on, although I wanted to numerous times, because I could see how it was affecting everyone. I kept telling you to please be patient because change was coming. A large number of you have done so. Some are on the fence. Some, unfortunately, have given up completely and may never return. I want them to know that they are welcome to come back anytime. I have said many times that I would get things done for the players benefit, and I have delivered. Why? Because I believe you and the league are worth it.

It is my hope that you all will give me a clean slate moving forward instead of judging me by the previous conditions. It’s a new session. It’s a new dynamic. It’s a new direction that is focused on the most important part of this league…you the players! There will be announcements at the finals when we break for dinner, as it is important to explain changes being made and to answer any questions you may have. I encourage ALL RPP PLAYERS TO COME OUT AND HEAR FIRST HAND WHAT IS GOING ON. There will be sit-n-go games available for points to help enhance the new session. I am really looking forward to serving you as the new owner of Rochester Pub Poker.

Sincerely,
Mike Stidd

Klassy CatApr 9 2017
Klassy Cat will no longer be a host of Rochester Pub Poker.

We are currently looking for a new venue and will announce that location as soon as we have it.

Venue UpdatesApr 4 2017
Saturday games at the Wintonaire are temporarily suspended while negotiating with the new owner there. Stay tuned for future dates.

Unfortunately, there will not be anymore Monday night games at Jeffrey's. We are currently negotiating with a new location and will update you as soon as possible as to when we're starting.

Jeffrey'sMar 27 2017
Jeffrey's IS running their regularly scheduled tournaments tonight, 3/27!

Jeffrey's Cancelled TonightMar 20 2017
Tournaments at Jeffrey's will be cancelled tonight, 3/20. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Head over to Famous Dave's at 7pm instead!

Diamond Cancelled TodayMar 15 2017
Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill will be cancelled today, 3/15, due to inclement weather. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Klassy Cat CancelledMar 14 2017
Tournaments at Klassy Cat will be cancelled tonight, 3/14, due to inclement weather. Sorry for the short notice.

High Hand Week!Mar 3 2017
This upcoming week, starting Saturday, March 4th, at The Wintonaire until Friday, March 10th, at Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill. Players can earn extra points just for catching big hands!! In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Remember to flag your tournament director so that they can keep track of any high hands. Thanks, and Good Luck!

One More Night of Diamond Billiards!Feb 20 2017
With the elimination of Beale on Wednesday nights, Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill will be hosting a third night on Wednesdays beginning this week, February 22nd! Once enough players attend on Wednesday nights, Diamond Billiards will be giving out a $20 credit for 1st place!

Also, please contact us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer tournament director for Friday nights at Diamond Billiards!

Knock Out Week is Back!Feb 4 2017
The popular 'Knock Out Week' returns for this week's games! K.O. week will begin today, Saturday, February 4th, running through Friday, February 10th.

All players start out with a knockout chip, which they have to relinquish to the player who knocks them out of the tournament. Each chip is worth 5 points at all games this week. If you knockout a Bounty Player, in addition to receiving a 25 point bounty, you also collect ALL of the knock out chips that they have acquired!

Good Luck!

Super Bowl CancelationFeb 2 2017
Diamond Billiards will be canceled this Sunday, February 5th for the Super Bowl. Sorry for any inconvenience, enjoy the game!

Monthly Prize WinnersJan 31 2017
The drawings have been completed and prizes were handed out at the Season Championship! Due to complications in working with the poker room, monthly prizes were given in the form of $75 Visa Gift Cards. Congratulations to the following list of winners!

Jennie Cooper
Hy Swartz
Joe Jones
Damon Lincourt

Season 12 Championship!Jan 29 2017
Congratulations to Don Shultz, our Rochester Pub Poker Season 12 Champion! He beat out a field of 51 players in Sunday's tournament at Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill to claim our 1st place prize: a seat in the 'Colossus' tournament in the World Series of Poker, with round-trip airfare and hotel stay included!

Here are Sunday's final table results:

1st - Don Shultz - Vegas Trip!
2nd - Kevin Rickner - $100 Visa GC
3rd - Brad Sauer - $50 Visa GC
4th - Travis Mitchell - $25 Visa CC
5th - Bill Broomfield - $10 Diamond Billiards GC
6th - Chris Giles - $10 Diamond Billiards GC
7th - Jim Horner - $10 Diamond Billiards GC
8th - Brittney Smith - $10 Diamond Billiards GC


Rochester Pub Poker is grateful for having such great tournament directors who help make our league run as well as it does. Also, we couldn't run without the host bars who make this all possible, as well as all of our faithful players' who support them! Looking forward to another great season!

New Player (Newbie) Week has begun!Jan 14 2017

DOUBLE your points and tickets when you bring a new player! Newbie week started Saturday 1/7 and continues through Friday 1/20!
Instead of a new player bonus of 25 points, the bonus will be 50 for you and the new player! Additionally, any tickets earned that day will be doubled for both players as well!
Make sure your tournament director gets the new player's information so we can setup their account and give you both credit!

Double up on Diamond Billiards Bar & GrillJan 4 2017
Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill will be hosting an additional night each week on Sundays! Tournaments will take place at 4pm and 7pm. $20 gift certificate for 1st place!

We need TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS for each night at Diamond Billiards, both Sundays at 4pm & 7pm, as well as Fridays at 7pm & 10pm. Please contact us if you're interested!

Jeffrey's Canceled TonightJan 2 2017
There will be no tournaments at Jeffrey's tonight, 1/2, in observance of the New Year holiday. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Famous Dave's is still running tournaments!

Happy New Years!Dec 31 2016
The Wintonaire will be canceled today, 12/31, in preparation for New Years Eve. Sorry for the inconvenience.

MicGinny's CancelledDec 8 2016
We are sorry to say that MicGinny's will not be hosting tournaments this season. As this Friday is the last day of the season, there will not be tournaments this Sunday 12/11.
We appreciate everyone who supported and made MicGinny's such a great venue for the league! Hopefully we'll have them hosting again in the future!

MicGinny's Canceled 11/13Nov 12 2016
Unfortunately MicGinny's will be canceled this Sunday, 11/13. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The details for the Championship are still being finalized, however we will be avoiding any holiday conflicts by scheduling it in January. Good luck to all of our players!

Jeffrey's Canceled TonightNov 7 2016
Due to the Bills game, Jeffrey's will be canceled tonight, 11/7. Sorry for the inconvenience.

GO BILLS!

Happy Halloween!Oct 29 2016
Jeffrey's will be not be running tournaments this Monday, 10/31.

MicGinny's Cancelled 10/23Oct 19 2016
MicGinny's will be cancelled this Sunday, 10/23. Sorry for the inconvenience.

High Hand Week!Oct 8 2016
This upcoming week, starting Saturday, October 15th, at The Wintonaire until Friday, October 21st, at Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill. Players can earn extra points just for catching big hands!! In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Remember to flag your tournament director so that they can keep track of any high hands. Thanks, and Good Luck!

Venue Day ChangeSep 26 2016
Beginning this week, Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill will be moving to Friday nights at 7pm and 10pm. First place in each tournament receives a $20 coupon good for bar, food and pool anytime!

New Player (Newbie) Weeks!Aug 31 2016

DOUBLE your points and tickets when you bring a new player over the next two weeks, Saturday 9/3 through Friday 9/16!
Instead of a new player bonus of 25 points, the bonus will be 50 for you and the new player! Additionally, any tickets earned that day will be doubled for both players as well!
Make sure your tournament director gets the new player's information so we can setup their account and give you both credit!

-Updates-Aug 31 2016
NEW VENUE will be starting tournaments this Saturday, 9/3, at The Wintonaire. Tournaments will run promptly at 12pm and 3pm. Due to limited space these tournaments will only accept the first 24 players, get there early!

Both Jeffrey's and Famous Dave's will be closed this Monday, 9/5, in observance of Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you back again on Monday, 9/12!

Congratulations to our Newest Championship Winner: Larry Sodeman!Aug 20 2016

Congratulations to Larry Sodeman, our Rochester Pub Poker Season 11 Champ! He beat out a field of 48 players in Saturday's tournament at MicGinny's to claim our 1st place prize, a seat in the 'Colossus' tournament in the World Series of Poker next June, with roundtrip airfare and hotel stay included!

Here are Saturday's final table results:

8th - Mike Stidd
7th - Allen Krouth
6th - Andy Abel
5th - Matt Gumina
4th - Travis Mitchell - $25 Visa GC
3rd - Arian Shemirani - $50 Visa GC
2nd - Bill Nichols - $100 Visa GC
1st - Larry Sodeman - Trip to Vegas!

As always, Rochester Pub Poker would like to thank all our players and bar representatives for making our bar poker league the best in Western New York! We look forward to an exciting new season!

***New Venues for Season 12***Aug 9 2016
Rochester Pub Poker will be growing by two venues in Season 12 for you weekend warriors! Merchants Grill will be hosting tournaments on Saturdays and Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill will be hosting tournaments on Sundays! Merchants Grill will begin on Saturday, 8/27, and Diamond Billiards will begin on Sunday, 8/21.

Merchants Grill
881 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
Saturdays: 1pm & 4pm (starts 8/27)

Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill
3400 West Ridge Rd., Greece, NY 14626
Sundays: 4pm & 7pm (starts 8/21)


Also, Diamond Billiards will be hosting the win and in tournament on Friday, 8/19, at 7pm! So come check out and support the new venue! We will be running sit'n'go tournaments, start earning for Season 12!

Earn Free Raffle Tickets!Aug 1 2016
SHARE and LIKE our new promo video on Facdbook to earn 5 raffle tickets! Click the link below to share!

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Knock Out Week!Jul 30 2016

The popular 'Knock Out Week' returns for this week's games! K.O. week will begin tomorrow, Sunday, July 31st, running through Thursday, August 4th.

All players start out with a knockout chip, which they have to relinquish to the player who knocks them out of the tournament. Each chip is worth 5 points at all games this week. If you knockout a Bounty Player, in addition to receiving a 25 point bounty, you also collect ALL of the knock out chips that they have acquired!

Good Luck!

High Hand Week Returns!Jun 25 2016

This upcoming week, starting Sunday, June 26th, at MicGinny's until Thursday, June 30th, at McGinnity's. Players can earn extra points just for catching big hands!! In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Remember to flag your tournament director so that they can keep track of any high hands. Thanks, and Good Luck!

Jeffrey's Tourneys Cancelled on Memorial DayMay 29 2016
Tournaments at Jeffrey's on Monday night will be cancelled for this week due to the Memorial Day Holiday. The regularly scheduled tournament at Famous Dave's takes place at 7:00.

New Player (Newbie) Weeks!!May 5 2016

DOUBLE your points and tickets when you bring a new player over the next two weeks, starting Saturday 5/7 through Friday 5/20!
Instead of a new player bonus of 25 points, the bonus will be 50 for you and the new player! Any tickets earned that day will be doubled for both players as well!
Make sure your tournament director gets the new player's information so we can setup their account and give you both credit!

Congratulations to our Newest Championship Winner: Carl Giraulo!Apr 28 2016

Congratulations to Carl Giraulo, our Rochester Pub Poker Season 10 Champ! He beat out a field of 52 players in Saturday's tournament at Famous Dave's to claim our 1st place prize, a seat in the 'Colossus' tournament in the World Series of Poker this June, with roundtrip airfare and hotel stay included!

Here are Saturday night's final table results:

8th - Dawn Marlowe
7th - Greg Farrington
6th - Bill Broomfield
5th - Patrick O'Conner
4th - Vince Gaetano - $25 Visa GC
3rd - Ron Cassidy - $50 Visa GC
2nd - Nick Garcia - $100 Visa GC
1st - Carl Giraulo - Trip to Vegas!

As always, Rochester Pub Poker would like to thank all our players and bar representatives for making our bar poker league the best in Western New York! We look forward to an exciting new season!

Win and In WinnersApr 23 2016
Congratulations to last night's Win-and-In winners Drea Koester, David Smith and Travis Mitchell, as well as lucky drawing winner Don Schultz, Sr.! We'll see you guys today at the Championship, good luck!

MicGinny's Canceled for EasterMar 26 2016
MicGinny's will be canceled this Sunday, 3/27, for Easter. Normal tournaments will continue next week as scheduled. Enjoy the holiday!

McGinnitys Cancelled This ThursdayMar 15 2016
Tournaments at McGinnitys will be cancelled this Thursday due to a previously scheduled Saint Patrick's Day party.

Congratulations to our Newest Championship Winner: Nick Garcia!Jan 22 2016
Congratulations to Nicholas Garcia, our newest Rochester Pub Poker Season Champ! He beat out a field of 54 players in Saturday's tournament at MicGinny's to claim our 1st place prize, a seat in the 'Colossus' tournament in the World Series of Poker this June, with roundtrip airfare and hotel stay included!

Here are Saturday night's final table results:

8th - Lorrie Giles
7th - Ray Macks
6th - Jack Ogasawara - $25 VISA GC
5th - Jim Horner - $50 VISA GC
4th - Larry Sodeman - $75 VISA GC
3rd - Garrett Argenna - $100 VISA GC
2nd - Allen Krouth - $150 VISA GC
1st - Nick Garcia - World Series Trip!

As always, Rochester Pub Poker would like to thank all our players and bar representatives for making our bar poker league the best in Western New York! We look forward to an exciting new season!

Bar Poker OpenJan 11 2016
Due to the number of emails I've been receiving, I want to write quickly about our situation with the Bar Poker Open team.
Currently, we are in discussions with them about how to proceed. The only people who have any tokens for use in their weekly free-roll are those who had some left over from last season; no others have been entered since then.
While we would like to continue our relationship with them, the costs to do so are changing from last season, so it's still a bit of a work in progress.
We are still tracking all first place winners, so whenever we know more, we will be able to enter people retroactively. We hope to have this wrapped up in time to make an announcement about how we are going forward in time for the Championship this weekend.
Thanks for your patience, and as always, your commitment to Rochester Pub Poker. See you all soon!

Happy New Year!Dec 31 2015
Games tonight at McGinnitys are cancelled due to the holiday. Our normal schedule resumes Saturday afternoon with games at Bosco's. Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!Dec 24 2015
Games tonight at McGinnitys are cancelled for the holiday. Normal schedule will resume with Saturdays' games at Boscos.

Happy holidays from us at Rochester Pub Poker!

Points Rankings for the Season are FinalDec 20 2015
Points Rankings are now complete for this season! The final raffles for the past week will be added soon, and we will draw the winner of the Kindle live at the Championship.
Our new season has just begun yesterday, so go out and get your points early around the holidays! New Monthly prize will be updated shortly. Good Luck!

Points UpdateDec 17 2015
Points have been updated through Tuesday night's games. Beale's points will be added around 7 pm tonight. Good luck at McGinnity's on this final night of this season!

Third Monthly Prize Winner!Dec 14 2015
Check out the NEWS page to see the video of our winner being picked. It was Kelly Dugan who has won tickets to see the Buffalo Sabres play the Anaheim Ducks this upcoming Thursday evening! Congrats Kelly.

Our new Monthly Prize is going to be a Kindle Fire HD! Raffles earned from November 21through the end of this season, Thursday evening, December 18th, will go toward winning this prize! Good luck!


Final Week of the Season!Dec 13 2015
Welcome to the last week of the season, which ends on December 18th! Good luck to everyone fighting for points.
While we do not have the location set as yet, we are very close, so I wanted to mention that the Championship will be taking place Saturday, January 16th. We realize it is a long way away from the end of this season, but with the holidays knocking out the next few weeks and a scheduling conflict the weekend of Jan 9th, it is the earliest that we can host it.
Nonetheless, the new season will begin on Saturday, December 20th, so feel free to go out and get your new season points early!
This last month's raffles will be updated by tomorrow evening. See you soon!

Bar Poker OpenDec 7 2015
The Bar Poker Open wraps up today starting at 10am. Mark Mainwaring of Rochester Pub Poker and Bill Lewandowski of Buffalo Pub Poker are still in! The final table will be streamed live at barpokeropen.com.

Good Luck!


Only 1:00 Game at Bosco's Today!Dec 5 2015
Due to a Christmas party at 5:00 today, the 4:00 game at Boscos is cancelled. The 1:00 game will run as regularly scheduled. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Good Luck Bar Poker Open Players!Dec 4 2015
Good luck to all of our players playing this weekend in the Bar Poker Open at the Borgata in Atlantic City! Make Rochester proud and bring home the bacon!

Happy Thanksgiving!Nov 26 2015
Rochester Pub Poker would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Tournaments for tonight at McGinnitys will be cancelled for the holiday. Normal tournaments will resume Saturday at Boscos!

Final BPO Championship Direct Drawing!Nov 23 2015
Check the NEWS page to see who has won our final two seats into the Bar Poker Open Championship!


Jeffrey's Poker Cancelled Due to FootballNov 22 2015
With the Bills playing on Monday Night Football this week, Jeffrey's Bar is cancelling their poker game because it will be too crowded. They will resume normal weekly tournaments next week, on November 30th.

Players can still play at Famous Dave's at 7:00. Sorry for any inconvenience.

2nd Drawing of BPO Direct Winners!Nov 3 2015
Check the NEWS page to see who has won the direct seats into the BPO Championship coming up the first weekend of December at the Borgata Hotel and Casino. We added six new winners since the drawing of the original two Rochester winners, Mark Mainwaring and Tamim Alokozay.
More info will be forthcoming in the next week or so with details for the Championship as well as the other tournaments to be held that weekend. Stay tuned, and good luck!


Our Two Apple TV Winners!Nov 1 2015
Check out our 'NEWS' page to see who won our latest monthly raffle, for two Apple TVs!

Earn raffles now to have a chance to win our new monthly prize, a pair of tickets to see the Buffalo Sabres play the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night, 12/17 at 7:00! You can earn raffles toward this prize from now until November 20th! Good Luck!


Happy Halloween Costume Contest!Oct 27 2015
We here at Rochester Pub Poker are big fans of Halloween, and we'd like to wish you a ghoulish good time! On top of that, we're going to bring back our Halloween Costume Contest!
Wear a Halloween costume to any of our games on Thursday night at McGinnitys or Saturday at either Bosco's or McKenzies and our tournament director will take your picture. Sunday, we'll upload all the pics from the nights before onto our Facebook account, and the people whose costumes receive the most likes will win extra points for whatever bar they'd like to use them at! We'll do 100 points for the most liked costume, 75 for 2nd and 50 for 3rd. People will have until the following Thursday at 5pm to vote with their FB likes!
Good Luck, we can't wait to see some awesome costumes!

On a somber note...Oct 20 2015
Rochester Pub Poker would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and poker-playing pals of Tom Andrews, who passed away last night. He was one of the many players young and old who make Rochester Pub Poker the fun and diverse league that it is, and he will be missed.

Points UpdatedOct 19 2015
Please note, points earned at McKenzies on 9/26 were falsely entered to have been earned on 10/10, which is why they haven't shown up until now. Sorry for the confusion.

BPO Qualifier EmailsOct 5 2015
While most people's emails have worked out well with qualifying for the Bar Poker Open Championship, we're still having trouble with emails for the following qualifiers. Please send me an email at DAVEWINNERT@MAC.COM directly from the email address you would like us to use to get you entry into the tournament. That way, I cannot misread or enter it incorrectly. Thanks in advance to these people:

Mike Lago
Joe Duckett
Bill Broomfield
Jim Porcella

Our 32" LED TV Winner!Oct 5 2015
Check out the NEWS page to see who won last month's LED TV!

This month, we are giving away two 3rd generation Apple TVs! Earn raffles to win one of these prizes through 10/23! Good luck!


High Hand Week Returns!Sep 11 2015
This upcoming week, starting Saturday, September 12th at Bosco's and McKenzies and continuing through Thursday September 17th at McGinnity's, players can earn extra points just for catching big hands!! In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Remember to flag your tournament director so that they can keep track of any high hands. Thanks, and Good Luck!

Labor Day Game UpdateSep 7 2015
Happy Labor Day! Games at Jeffreys are cancelled tonight for the holiday, but our game at Famous Dave's is still on tonight! Good luck!

Points and Raffles UpdatedSep 2 2015
Points and raffles for the new quarter have been updated through Friday, 8/28, including raffles and points earned at the Quarterly. Thank you for your patience while we worked through our technical difficulty!

Congratulations to our Latest Championship Winner!Aug 26 2015
Congratulations to Rick Gravino, our newest Rochester Pub Poker Session Champ! He beat out a field of 57 players in Sunday's tournament at MicGinny's to claim our 1st place prize, a seat in the 'Colossus' tournament in the World Series of Poker next June, with airfare and hotel included!

Here are last night's final table results:

8th - Andy Ewanow
7th - Marke Anderson
6th - Ron Cassidy - $25 VISA GC
5th - Mark Johnson- $50 VISA GC
4th - Wayne McCarthy- $75 VISA GC
3rd - Hy Swartz - $100 VISA GC
2nd - Casey Johnson - $150 VISA GC
1st - Rick Gravino - World Series Trip!

As always, Rochester Pub Poker would like to thank all our players and bar representatives for making our bar poker league the best in Western New York! We look forward to an exciting new season!

Final Week!Aug 17 2015
Good luck everyone during the final week to accrue points for this upcoming Sunday's Season Championship! Points toward your standing in the Win and In and Championship can be earned through Thursday night, August 20th.
The new season will begin on Saturday, August 22d, the day before the Championship, for those want to get an early start with points for the new season! The normally scheduled games at MicGinny's will be cancelled to make room for the Championship Day activities, but regular play will resume Monday night at Jeffrey's Bar and Dave's Famous BBQ.

Our First 3 BPO Weekly Championship Qualifiers!Aug 6 2015
Congratulations to Mark Mainwaring and Tamim Awkozat of Rochester Pub Poker and Bill Lewandowski of Buffalo Pub Poker, our first three weekly random winners to qualify for this December's $100K Bar Poker Open Championship! Check the 'NEWS' page to watch video of the picks!
Remember, anyone who places first in any of our tournaments in Buffalo or Rochester will be entered into the random drawing between the two leagues each week, with the winner getting direct access to the Bar Poker Open $100K Championship! Good luck everyone!


Our Grill 2 Go Ice Winner is...Aug 1 2015
Check the NEWS page to see who has won our most recent monthly prize!

Earn raffles tickets through the end of the quarter to win a new Buffalo Bills jersey! Good Luck!


Points UpdateAug 1 2015
Points have been updated, with the exception of the 1:00 points from Bosco's last week, and raffles will soon follow.

Knockout Week Returns!Jul 25 2015
It's baaaaaaaaack! Knockout week returns this week, running from today, Saturday July 25th through Thursday night, July 30th. Each player will receive a 'knockout chip' worth 5 points that they have to give up when they are taken out of the tournament. Collect as many as you can before you're knocked out to collect extra points!
Good luck everybody!

We Already Have a Bar Poker Open Winner!Jul 19 2015
Congratulations to Buffalo Pub Poker's Jimmy Rudy for winning this week's Bar Poker Open Online Qualifier! Not only did he win a seat in this December's $100,000 National Championship, but he also gets $400 spending cash!! Way to represent Buffalo, Jimmy!
Will someone from Rochester win it next week?? Remember to write down your email address when you win!!

Email InfoJul 17 2015
Hey all! Please remember, if you come in first in any tournament, write down your email address so we can register you for Bar Poker Open tournaments. Even if you win the late game, it would be a good idea to leave it, because if you win the weekly raffle for a direct seat, we'll need your email to sign you up for that.
On that note, Kaylee Corell and Marylou Stein! Can you please either email us your email address or text it to me at 716-481-7673? Thank you!


Our 32" TV winner!Jul 13 2015
Check the 'NEWS' page to see who won our most recent monthly prize giveaway!


McGinny's Games an Hour Later This WeekJul 10 2015
Due to a previously scheduled event at McGinnys, this Sunday's games are pushed back to 6:00 and 9:00, an hour later than their usual times. We apologize for any inconvenience, and good luck!

Bar Poker OpenJul 9 2015
The Bar Poker Open online qualifiers are ready to go! Unfortunately, due to a system delay we will not be able to back log players from June 1st. The qualifiers will start on July 11th. So if you finish in first place in the 1st tournament at any of our venues from July 11th on you will earn an online seat the following Saturday on the BPO site. If you finish in 1st in any tournament you will be entered into the weekly raffle for a direct seat, between Rochester Pub Poker and our sister company Buffalo Pub Poker. MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER IN OUR SYSTEM OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY. You can Facebook message or email us the information. Sorry for the inconvenience and delay, we are very excited to get this rolling!!

Good Luck!!

Monthly Prize UpdateJul 6 2015
We will be posting the video of last month's 'Monthly Prize' winner soon, but we have updated our monthly raffles and our new monthly prize: a Grill 2 Go Ice by Char-Broil!
This baby is an infrared, propane grill and 2 30-quart coolers in one, altogether on an easy-to-maneuver cart! It's great for tailgating and camping.
So good luck everyone!

Happy Fourth of July!Jul 3 2015
Happy Fourth of July everyone! Due to the holiday, games at Bosco's and McKenzies will be cancelled. Normally scheduled Sunday game at McGinnys remains a go! Good luck!

Classic Billiards RelocatingJun 18 2015
Friday night and Sunday evening games at Classic Billiards are on hiatus as they go about the process of moving to a new location. The owners believe they will reopen in the new location within a few weeks, and play will resume at that point.
Points at those locations will remain unchanged in the interim.

All other tournaments remain as normally scheduled. Thanks, and good luck!

Bar Poker Open Website Launching Soon!Jun 16 2015
While we were told to anticipate a June 1st start date for the Bar Poker Open promotions and website, they have been running a few weeks behind. After speaking with their representation today, they are just about ready to go, and we should be ready to run with news and updates clarifying prizes, structure, and how to qualify very soon.
Thanks for your patience; we believe our involvement with the Bar Poker Open will be a game changer for our league, and are excited to get started, as I'm sure many of you are as well!
So stay tuned for updates, and as always, good luck!

Rochester Pub Poker Champs Win in WSOP!Jun 15 2015
Rochester Pub Poker would like to congratulate Berta Rivera and Steven Reisinger for doing our league proud and lasting until the final hours of Day 2 in the $1500 Monster Stack tournament in th WSOP!
Both players cashed at the same level, going out in 378th and 397th place out of a field of over 7000 players, netting them a win of $4,563 each!
Together with RPP champ Bobby Abel, and joining other players from our league in Casey Johnson, Pierre Durand and Hy Swartz, Rochester Pub Poker had a six-pack of players playing for over a million dollars.
We're very proud of all of our players that played in the WSOP, and look forward to seeing more and more cash as our league charges forward!

Rochester Representing at WSOPJun 13 2015
It's day 1B today, and a new flight of players include some more Rochester peeps. Good luck today to Quarterly Champs Steven and Bobby, as well as to Pierre and Hy as they attempt to join Casey and Berta in making it to Day 2 tomorrow!

Our Latest Monthly Raffle Winner!Jun 8 2015
Check out the NEWS page to view the pick o our newest Monthly Prize winner, a $150 Car Audio gift certificate.

Earn raffles now to win our new monthly prize, a 32" LED TV! Good Luck!


Beale Time ChangeJun 2 2015
Tournaments Wednesday night's at Beale Street Grill are moving to 7:00 and 9:30 pm starting this week, on June 3rd. Good luck!

Points/Raffles UpdatesJun 1 2015
Points have been updated through Friday, 5/29. Raffles for the past week have not yet been added as we will be recording the monthly prize pull midweek. Raffles for this past week (week 5) will be added following that. Thanks for your patience, and if you have any suggestions for our new monthly prize, please send us an email!
Good Luck!

Happy Memorial Day!May 23 2015
Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend! All normally scheduled tournaments are on, except for on Monday night.

On Monday, while Famous Dave's will be running their 8:00 game, the 7:00 and 10:00 games at Jeffreys are cancelled due to the holiday.

Points earned at Famous Dave's will be able to be applied at either Jeffreys or Famous Dave's, to accommodate those who will be missing the Jeffrey's games. Just mark on the sign out sheet which bar you'd like your points applied to. Thanks, and good luck!

Congrats to our Newest Quarterly Champ: Steven Reisinger!Apr 27 2015
Congratulations to Steven Reisinger, our newest Rochester Pub Poker Quarterly Champion! He beat out a field of 56 players in yesterday's tournament at Bosco's to claim our 1st place prize, a $1500 seat in the World Series of Poker this June, with airfare and hotel! He joins Bobby and Andy Abel, and Berta Rivera as this year's Quarterly Championship winners!

Here are last night's final table results:

8th - Joe White - $10 Bosco's GC
7th - Jarek Partsch - $20 Bosco's GC
6th - Jan Hoteling - $25 VISA GC
5th - Garrett Argenna - $50 VISA GC
4th - Travis Mitchell - $75 VISA GC
3rd - Dominic D'Agostino - $100 VISA GC
2nd - Nick Torres - $150 VISA GC
1st - Steven Reisinger - World Series Trip!

As always, Rochester Pub Poker would like to thank all our players and bar representatives for making our bar poker league the best in Western New York! We look forward to exciting new season!


Good Luck on the Final Night of the Quarter!Apr 24 2015
Here it is, the last day of our 7th Quarter in Rochester! Good luck to all those searching for points this evening, and we'll see you all tomorrow! Remember, 11:30 start time for the Win & In tournament, 3:00 start time for the Quarterly Championship!
There's some big news coming up tomorrow too, so even if you don't end up making it, stop down to Norton's Pub to play in some Sit N Go tournaments and hear the exciting news about the future of our poker league! See you tomorrow!

Norton's Cancelled Tonight!Apr 21 2015
Norton's Pub has to unfortunately cancel games tonight, 4/21/15, due to an issue at the bar. We apologize, as we realize this is the final week to gain points. The Quarterly tournament is still on as scheduled, and normal tournaments will resume when our new Quarter begins, next week.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

High Hand Week Returns for Easter Week!Apr 3 2015
High-hand week is back! Starting tomorrow, April 4th, at Norton's Pub and running through Friday night, April 10th, at Classic Billiards, players can earn extra points just for getting great hands!

In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Be sure to flag down your Tournament Director to show them your hand to collect your points, which will be written down on the Top Ten sheets.

Try to score the highest hand of the whole week for a bonus prize! Good luck!

Games Cancelled for Easter SundayMar 31 2015
Our normal Sunday games will be cancelled this upcoming Sunday due to the Easter holiday. All other games are a go for the week. Good Luck!

Our Newest Monthly Prize Winner!Mar 30 2015
Check the NEWS page to watch our drawing for our second monthly prize of this quarter, a 32" LED TV!

Earn tickets for this final month of the quarter to win our new prize, a Kindle Fire HD!


Our iPod Touch Winner!Mar 9 2015
Check the NEWS page to see who won our latest Monthly Prize, a 16 GB iPod Touch!

Currently, raffles earned are for our new monthly prize, a 32" LED TV! Good Luck!



Knockout Week Returns!Mar 6 2015
Starting today, Saturday March 7th, and running through Friday night, March 13th, Rochester Pub Poker will be running Knockout Week! At every tournament, all players will receive one 'knockout' chip, worth 5 points. Players must give up that chip to whomever knocks them out of the tournament. Knock out as many players as you can to gain extra points this week! Good Luck!

Our 2nd Monthly Prize!Mar 2 2015
The drawing for our first monthly prize of the Quarter, an iPod Touch, will be posted later this week. In the meantime, you can earn tickets to win our newest monthly prize, a 32" LED HDTV! Earn tickets for this prize between 2/21 and 3/20!
Good Luck!

Win an iPod Touch this Month!Jan 31 2015
For our first Monthly Prize of this Quarter, we will be giving away a 16GB Apple iPod touch (Latest Model)! Good Luck!

New Points System!Jan 31 2015
We are rolling out a new and improved point system based on tournament turnouts starting this season. Basically, once a tournament hits 21 players, we will pay out points to an additional (11th) spot, and increase the points for each position by town percent. For each additional 5 people we will add another position to receive points and increase the point totals another 10%.

Here it is:

10-20 players: Normal points

21-25: 11 payouts, 10% added

1: 110+10%= 121
2: 110
3: 99
4: 88
5: 77
6: 66
7: 55
8: 44
9: 33
10: 22
11: 11

26-30: 12 payouts, 20% added

1: 144
2: 132
3: 120
4: 108
5: 96
6: 84
7: 72
8: 60
9: 48
10: 36
11: 24
12: 12

31-35: 13 payouts, 30%

1: 169
2: 156
3: 143
4: 130
5: 117
6: 104
7: 91
8: 78
9: 65
10: 52
11: 39
12: 26
13: 13

36+: 14 payouts, 40%

1: 196
2: 182
3: 168
4: 154
5: 140
6: 126
7: 112
8: 98
9: 84
10: 70
11: 56
12: 42
13: 28
14: 14

Interested in Being a Bar Representative?Jan 26 2015
Right now, Rochester Pub Poker has openings for Bar Representatives at both McGinnitys on Thursday nights and Classic Billiards on Friday nights. Bar Representatives receive a an automatic entry into our Quarterly Final at the end of each quarter, and an extra raffle ticket toward our monthly giveaways each week they run.
If you or someone you know might be interested, please call Dave W. At 716-481-7673, or shoot me an email through the website here! Thanks!

Congrats to our newest Champ, Andy Abel!Jan 25 2015
Congratulations to Andy Abel, our newest Rochester Pub Poker Quarterly Champion! He beat out a field of 53 players in yesterday's tournament at Norton's Pub to claim our 1st place prize, a $1500 seat in the World Series of Poker this June, with airfare and hotel! He joins his brother Bobby Abel and last season's champ, Berta Rivera in the group joining us in Vegas!

Here are last night's final table results:

8th - Dawn Marlowe - $10 Nortons GC
7th - Hillary Lincourt - $20 Nortons GC
6th - Chris Cooke - $25 VISA GC
5th - Jennie Cooper - $50 VISA GC
4th - Casey Johnson - $75 VISA GC
3rd - Travis Mitchell - $100 VISA GC
2nd - Ray Macks - $150 VISA GC
1st - Andy Abel - World Series Trip!

As always, Rochester Pub Poker would like to thank all our players and bar representatives for making our bar poker league the best in Western New York! We look forward to the next exciting Quarter!


Points are Set!Jan 23 2015
The end of the Quarter has arrived! The last points were entered this morning, so be sure to check the Point Panings page to see where you ended up!

For those who missed direct entry into the Quarterly, the Win and In tournament will be held tomorrow at noon at Norton's Pub. If you have a blue star next to your name, you are qualified for the Win and In. We will fill up to 32 seats, so if you have at least 100 points, it may be worthwhile to show up and perhaps get a seat!

If you have a green or red star next to your name, you have already qualified for the Quarterly Championship. It will be held at Norton's Pub as well tomorrow, at 3:00pm.

Good luck everyone, we will see you there!

Our Monthly Prize Winner!Jan 5 2015
Check the NEWS page to see who won our last monthly prize, a pair of tickets to see the Buffalo Sabres play the Flyers on January 17th!


Happy New Year!Dec 31 2014
Happy New Year from us at Rochester Pub Poker!

Tournaments Wednesday night at Beale and Thursday night at McGinnitys will be cancelled for the holiday. Tournaments begin again Saturday, Good Luck!


Points Updated!Dec 29 2014
Hey everyone, points for Christmas Knockout week have finally been added, sorry for the delay! Hope you've all enjoyed the holidays. We will be drawing for our most recent monthly prize, a pair of Sabres tickets, after the new year, but in the meantime, we have our final new Monthly Prize announcement for this quarter: a Compustar automatic car starter! Get your car nice and warm before you venture out into the cold! Good Luck everyone!

Christmas Eve and Christmas DayDec 23 2014
Tournaments normally scheduled for Wednesday at Beale and Thursday night at McGinnitys will be cancelled for the holidays. Normal schedule will resume on Saturday with tournaments at Nortons Pub in the afternoon and McKenzies Irish Pub in the Evening. Merry Christmas everyone!

Knockout Week Returns for the Holidays!Dec 20 2014
Starting today, Saturday December 20th, and running through the end of the week, Rochester Pub Poker will be running Knockout Week! At every tournament, all players will receive one 'knockout' chip, worth 5 points. Players must give up that chip to whomever knocks them out of the tournament. Knock out as many players as you can to gain extra points this week! Good Luck!

New Monthly Prize - Sabres Tickets!Dec 8 2014
Now that we have our Kindle Fire HDX winner, it's time for a new Monthly Prize!
This month, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Buffalo Sabres play the Philadelphia Flyers at First Niagara Center on Saturday evening, January 17th! You can earn raffle tickets for this prize between 11/28 and Christmas Day!
Good Luck!

Our Kindle Fire HDX Winner!Dec 5 2014
Check out the NEWS page to see who has won our latest Monthly Prize!


New Monday Night Venue!Nov 29 2014
We are happy to announce that starting this Monday, Famous Dave's BBQ in Greece will begin hosting Rochester Pub Poker tournaments!
While we will continue to run double tournaments every Monday night at Jeffrey's in Henrietta, Famous Dave's is set to begin running a single 7:00pm tournament on Monday nights as well. As a bonus, as were are only running a single tournament, we will run 50-point Sit-N-Go games as soon as 8 players are available worth 50 points to the winner.
Hope to see you at our newest venue on Mondays! Good Luck!

We are also seeking a tournament director who is interested in running our new venue, so if you are interested, please email me or call 716-481-7673. Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!Nov 26 2014
Happy Thanksgiving! Tournaments at McGinnity's will be cancelled due to the holiday. Normal tournaments begin again on Saturday at Norton's and McKenzies!

The Time is Here!Nov 22 2014
Points for last week have now been updated, and if you are in the Top 15 by overall points, you have qualified to play in the Bar Poker Championship in Atlantic City in two weeks!

Whether or not you are interested in going, please send me an email if you are in that Top 15 about your plans. We may end up filling seats so that 15 players can go, ranked by overall points.

You can email me at dave@rochesterpubpoker.com, or send me a text at 716-481-7673. We need the names of players planning on going ASAP! Thanks and congratulations to all of you who have qualified! Good Luck!

Norton's Saturday's Time ChangeNov 19 2014
Hey everybody! Starting this week, tournaments at Nortons on Saturdays are moving to 1:00 and 4:00 PM. See you there and good luck!

Point Update From the Snowy South!Nov 18 2014
My apologies for the delayed point update, but I'm glad I was able to get it done today here in the middle of SnowPacalypse 2014 in South Buffalo. Just a few more days to get points in for the Bar Poker Championship Crunch, so we'll see you out! Good Luck!

Bar Poker Open First Month Crunch!Nov 7 2014
Rochester Pub Poker is excited to announce that we are teaming up with with Eastern Poker Tour to offer our players a chance to play for a $40,000 prize pool at the Bar Poker Open this December!
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, the beginning of Week 3 of our new season, players have two weeks to accumulate as many more points to add to their first month totals as they can. At the end of those two weeks, the top 15 players with the most points will be given the opportunity to travel to Atlantic City, to The Borgatta Hotel and Casino, to compete in the newly created 'Bar Poker Open National Championship', with a $40,000 prize pool, for only a $25 dealer bonus fee to play. Transportation and accommodations are not included, but your opportunity to represent Rochester in a premier tournament event amongst a bunch of other east coast poker leagues definitely is!
Check out the website: BarPokerOpen.com, for more details on the schedule of events, room rates and more.
All of our players are invited to go down to the Borgatta for the weekend for the experience and play in any of the other events.

Beale Street Cafe Starts Sunday tourneys!Oct 31 2014
Beale Street Cafe begins running new Sunday tournaments at 12:30 and 3:30 pm in addition to their Wednesday nights tournaments!

Larry Sodeman will be our tournament director there, so come out and enjoy your favorite New Orleans style food and drinks while playing some great afternoon poker Sundays this quarter! See you there!

Congratulations to Berta Rivera!Oct 26 2014
Berta Rivera is our newest Rochester Pub Poker Champ! Berta beat out a field of 53 players in Saturday afternoon's Pub Poker Quarterly Championship at Norton's Pub to claim the title of champ and secure her prize of a $1500 seat in the World Series of Poker in June 2015, with hotel and airfare in Las Vegas included! She is the second of four winners to be crowned before Jone 2015, will you be next?

Here's how the final table panned out:

8th Place - Steve Pjontek - $25 Norton's Pub gift certificate
7th Place - Pierre Durand - $15 Norton's Pub gift certificate
6th place - Garrett Argenna - $25 VISA gift card
5th place - Kelly Dugan - $50 VISA gift card
4th place - Al Torres - $75 Visa gift card
3rd place - Chris Giles - $100 VISA gift card
2nd place - Becky Schicker - $150 VISA gift card

1ST PLACE - Berta Rivera! WSOP trip in June!

Rochester Pub Poker would like to congratulate all of our players that played in our Quarterly Championship yesterday evening on a job well done over the last 13 weeks, especially those who made our final table last night with their excellent play.
Moreover, we would like to thank all of our players, and especially our volunteer tournament directors, for their support in helping to make Rochester Pub Poker what it is today, Rochester's premier pub poker league, and for your continued support to make our league even better!

Congratulations to Our New Quarterly Champ!Oct 26 2014
Rochester Pub Poker would like to congratulate Berta Rivera for becoming the newest Quarterly Champion! We'll have a full breakdown of the final table and prizes and pictures up soon.
Our new Quarter begins today with tourneys at MicGinny tonight for those who want to get a head start on points! Good Luck!

Quarterly Time is Here!Oct 24 2014
All scores and raffle tickets have now been updated! Check the list to see what time you should be showing up at Norton's tomorrow...noon for Win and In players, and 3:00 for Quarterly players.
We'll have the raffle tickets written out and will be pulling this month's Monthly Prize winner live for the pair of tickets to see the Buffalo Bills play the Kansas City Chiefs!
So good luck tomorrow everyone. Mike Cruz will be running the Win and In tournament, and Dave and I will be showing up to get the Quarterly rolling around 2:30. See you there!

Bills Mafia HatsOct 18 2014
A quick note to our Bills Mafia Hat winners: The supplier from whom we ordered the hats through the Crisis Services charity has not yet sent out our hats, either for Buffalo or Rochester Pub Poker. They should be arriving in the near future. I apologize for the delay in getting to you your monthly prizes! With any luck, we will have them to give out at the Quarterly Tournament next Saturday. Good Luck!

Win and In TournamentOct 17 2014
The Win and In Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 25th at Norton's Bar at 12:30 in the afternoon, three hours before the beginning of our Quarterly Championship!
Remember:
- anyone with a Blue star next to their name is eligible to play in the Win and In. We will accommodate up to 32 total players.
- If players who have a blue star next to their name do not show up, people who are below them in the overall point standings may claim a seat. Players must have at least 100 points to play.
- The three remaining players at the end of the Win and In tournament will advance to the Quarterly Championship.
- Once the Win and In is over, everyone who played in it, but who did not make the Top 3, will be entered into a raffle, and we will pick one random player to also advance to the Quarterly Championship. Must remain at the bar to win raffle.
Good Luck!

Our First Two Monthly Drawings have been Pulled!Sep 22 2014
Check the 'NEWS' page to see our winners from our first two monthly drawings of this, our fifth Quarter of Rochester Pub Poker!

The first drawing was for a 32" LED TV, and the second drawing was for 5 winners of the Bills Mafia caps, the proceeds from the purchase of which went to support Crisis Services of Buffalo.

Our new monthly prize, the third and final of this Quarter, will be for a pair of tickets to see the Buffalo Bills play the Kansas City Chiefs in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park on November 9th! Good Luck!


Knockout Week Returns!Sep 6 2014
Today, Saturday, September 6th, sees the return of 'Knockout Week' to Rochester Pub Poker! Everyone starts with one knockout chip at the beginning of each tournament. When you knock someone out of the game, you collect their knockout chip. When (and if!) you get knocked out, you have to give up yours as well. So if you have taken four people out of the tournament, and then get knocked out yourself, you'll leave the tourney with those 4 knockout chips you collected from other players, but not your own.
Each knockout chip is worth 5 points. Your Tournament Directors will keep track of extra points earned on the Top Ten sheet. Knockout week will run until Thursday night, September 11th at McGinnity's. Good luck everyone!

New Monthly Prizes!Sep 1 2014
We will be posting the drawing of our most recent 'Monthly Prize', a 32" LED TV, in the coming days, so stay tuned to see who has won it!

In the meantime, raffle tickets have been reset for the new month. We need a new monthly prize, so we're trying to help out a good cause, Crisis Services of Buffalo, while we give away some sweet hats for the start of Bills Season!

Crisis Services supports people in need in Erie County, including victims of sexual and domestic violence, depression, the homeless and more. Available only through September 12th, proceeds from this limited edition #BillsMafia hat will go to Crisis Services programs.

This is an easy and impactful way to donate to an important charity and get a limited edition Bills hat for your donation. Rochester Pub Poker and Women's Crisis Services of Erie County appreciate any and all donations. We have donated to this charity in the past and we have purchased 5 hats for prizes next month.

If you would like to donate directly and receive your own hat from Crisis Services and Bills Mafia, CLICK HERE!

Thanks, and Good Luck!

A Note About Raffle Tickets...Aug 24 2014
As you may have noticed, included with the point update this week was the introduction of raffle tickets next to your name on the 'Point Rankings' page. The number that currently appears next to your name is the number of raffle tickets you have earned over the past four weeks. We will be writing our raffle tickets for the drawing of our monthly prize, the 32" LED TV based on these numbers.
From here on out, we will be updating the number of raffles earned each week when we update the points for the week, so you will always know how many raffle tickets you have going for each month''s 'Monthly Prize'.
Now, I can only add the raffle tickets I read on the weekly sheets, so if you are making purchases at our bars, please remember to tell your tournament director so that they can keep track of how many raffle tickets you have earned!
Good luck, and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at dave@rochesterpubpoker.com!

Points UpdatedAug 19 2014
Points have now been completely updated through 8/16.

Our New Monthly PrizeAug 7 2014
With the new Quarter upon us, it's time to debut the new monthly prize; a 32" flat screen LED TV!

Earn raffle tickets toward winning this prize by spending $10 at any of our host bars during tournament nights, and show proof to our tournament directors. You can earn raffle tickets to win it up until August 22nd!

Good Luck!

Our Sammy Watkins Jersey Winners!Aug 7 2014
Check out the NEWS page to see the two lucky players who won our most recent raffle, for two Sammy Watkins Bills jerseys!


Congratulations to Bobby Abel!Aug 3 2014
Bobby Abel is our new Rochester Pub Poker Champ! Bobby beat out a field of 54 players in Friday night's Pub Poker Quarterly Championship at McGinnity's in Greece to claim the title of champ and secure his prize of a $1500 seat in the World Series of Poker in June 2015, with hotel and airfare in Las Vegas included! He is the first of four winners to be crowned over the next 12 months, will you be next?

Here's how the final table panned out:

8th Place - Mark Mainwaring - McGinnity's gift certificate
7th Place - Scott Lemcke - McGinnity's gift certificate
6th place - Ben Reddy - $25 VISA gift card
5th place - Al Torres - $50 VISA gift card
4th place - Ray Macks - $75 Visa gift card
3rd place - Steven Reisinger - $100 VISA gift card
2nd place - Alfonso Williams - $150 VISA gift card
1st place - Bobby Abel! WSOP trip in June!

Rochester Pub Poker would like to congratulate all of our players that played in our Quarterly Championship last night on a job well done over the last 13 weeks, especially those who made our final table last night with their excellent play.
Moreover, we would like to thank all of our players, and especially our volunteer tournament directors, for their support in helping to make Rochester Pub Poker what it is today, Rochester's premier pub poker league, and for your continued support to make our league even better!

New Quarter, New Tournaments!Jul 27 2014
Starting his upcoming Saturday, Rochester Pub Poker will begin running tournaments at Norton's Pub at 12:30 and 3:30 in the afternoon! These tournaments will be in addition to their Tuesday night tournaments, so if you don't have a chance to stop out and check out Norton's on Tuesdays, with their great space, wall of televisions and fantastic food, catch them now on Saturdays!
Stay tuned to the website for possible new bar additions in the next couple of weeks, and as always, if you know if a bar interested in hosting our tournaments, please feel free to send us an email!
Good luck, and see you out!

Win and In Winners!Jul 27 2014
Congratulations to our Win and In winners! Garrett Argenna, Kaylee Corell and Dominic D'Agostino were the three remaining players at the end of our tournament, which started with 18 players. Kate Argenna was our lucky raffle winner to earn the last spot in this Friday's Quarterly tournament! Congratulations guys and gals, and good luck!

Our new season has already begun, so get a head start and start earning points toward our next quarterly today!

Points are Now Set!Jul 25 2014
Point Rankings are now final! Congrats to those of you who have made the Quarterly Final! For those who missed, the Win and In is tomorrow at 1:00 at Nortons Pub! See the previous post for details, and for any questions, shoot me an email. See you there!

End of Quarter Point Updates and Win-and-InJul 20 2014
We are now in the 13 and last week of play in our current Quarter! Points will be updated on a daily basis to try and stay as current as possible so that everyone knows where they stand in the points. Good Luck!
The Win-and-In tournament will be Saturday, July 26th at Norton's Pub. The tournament is open to the first 32 players by total points who missed qualification into the Quarterly Tournament, anyone with a Blue Star next to their name. We will fill up to 32 seats, so if people who have qualified don't show up, we will fill up the rest with people who show up on a highest-point basis. You need to have at least 100 points to qualify. The top 3 players left in the tournament will gain entry into the Quarterly the following week, as well as one person selected by raffle who plays in the tournament but gets knocked out. The random raffle winner must be present to win their spot!
During the Win-and-In tourney, we will also run Sit-n-Go tables of 8 players on a first come- first served basis. The Sit-n-go games are open to anyone and are worth winner-take-all 50 points toward any bar they like for the next season, an easy way to start off the new quarter with some points!
Hope to see a bunch of people there!

Win and In TournamentJul 18 2014
The Win-and-In tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 26th, at 1:00 in the afternoon at Norton's Pub. Stay tuned for more details as we enter the final week of this Quarter! Good luck!

Our Grill-2-Go Ice Winner!Jul 4 2014
Hey all! Check out the NEWS page to see who has won our most recent monthly prize, the CharBroil Grill-2-Go Ice!


Congratulations to Jim Horner!Jun 28 2014
Congratulations to Jim Horner for placing 669th out of 7,768 players in the $1500 deep-stack WSOP event, winning him $3,077!

We would also like to congratulate Mal Kurtyko and Rick Gravino from our sister league, Buffalo Pub Poker, for finishing 683rd and 710th, each also winning $3,077!!

We couldn't be more proud of all our players for showing well in a deep field WSOP event!

The QuarterlyJun 16 2014
The Quarterly Championship will be held Friday night, August 1st, at 7:00pm at McGinnity's in Greece! The date of the Win-and-In will be announced shortly. Good Luck!

High Hand Week Returns!Jun 13 2014
High-hand week is back! Starting today, Saturday, June 14th, at McKenzie's Irish Pub and running through Thursday night, June 19th at McGinnity's, players can earn extra points just for getting great hands!

In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Be sure to flag down your Tournament Director to show them your hand to collect your points, which will be written down on the Top Ten sheets.

Try to score the highest hand of the whole week for a bonus prize! Good luck!


Thank Your Volunteers!Jun 3 2014
Rochester Pub Poker would like to thank our hard-working volunteers who have stepped up to the plate to run Rochester Pub Poker at our bars, namely:

Bobby Abel at McKenzie's Irish Pub
Hy Swartz at MicGinny's
Allen Krouth at Jeffrey's Bar and Grill
Mike Cruz at Norton's Pub
Ray Macks at The Beale and
Kenny Ball at McGinnity's Public House

Our Volunteers get automatic entry into our Quarterly Final, as well as extra entries toward our Monthly Prizes. Without the help of our volunteers, Rochester Pub Poker wouldn't be what it is today, nor what it can become in the future! So when you're out at your favorite bar playing poker, remember to thank your Volunteer Tournament Director!

With that said, Allen Krouth has gotten the job he was hoping to get and will no longer be able to volunteer on Mondays at Jeffrey's after June 16th. If you would like to take his place as the volunteer at Jeffrey's, please let me know either by email at dave@rochesterpubpoker.com, or by phone at 716-481-7673.

Our 32" LED TV Winner!Jun 2 2014
Check the NEWS page to see who won last month's raffle for a 32" LED TV!


New Monthly Prize!Jun 1 2014
The new month is already in progress, and now we have our new Monthly Prize: a Charbroil GRILL2GO ICE TRU-INFRARED GAS GRILL! This portable, wheeled gas grill and cooler combo is the perfect compliment to your summer picnics and parties.

So how do you win this beast? Simply spend $10 at any of our participating bars on their poker night to receive raffle tickets! Spend $30? Get three raffles! It's that easy. Just remember to either start tab at the bar or get receipts for your purchases, so that our tournament director can verify what you've spent.

So good luck, and thanks for supporting your Rochester Pub Poker host locations!

Point ChangeJun 1 2014
The points from the 5/17 tourney at McKenzies were accidentally entered twice. This error has now been corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Memorial DayMay 21 2014
In support of the Memorial Day holiday, Rochester Pub Poker will be cancelled both Sunday night at McGinnys and Monday night at Jeffreys. Both bars will resume their normally scheduled tournaments the following week. Thanks!

First Monthly Prize is a LED TV!Apr 28 2014
Back by popular demand, our first monthly prize of the new Quarter will be a 32" LED TV! Earn entries to try to win it by spending $10 at any host location bar. Earn entries for this prize between now and 5/23/14. Good Luck!

Congratulations to Jim Horner!Apr 27 2014
Jim Horner is our new Rochester Pub Poker Champ! Jim beat out a field of 46 players in last night's Pub Poker Quarterly Championship at McGinnity's in Greece to claim the title of champ and secure his prize of a $1500 seat in the World Series of Poker this upcoming June, with hotel and airfare included! He will join our inaugural Quarterly Champ, Steve Conklin and last Quarter's Champion, Casey Johnson in heading to Las Vegas to compete among thousands of players from across the world for serious cash!

Here's how the final table panned out:

8th Place - Allen Krouth - McGinnity's gift certificate
7th place - Ron Cassidy - McGinnity's gift certificate
6th place - Steve Paul - $25 VISA gift card
5th place - Andy Abel - $50 VISA gift card
4th place - Jim Smoke - $75 Visa gift card
3rd place - Larry Sodeman - $100 VISA gift card
2nd place - Jerry Mannilla - $150 VISA gift card
1st place - Jim Horner! WSOP trip in June!

Rochester Pub Poker would like to congratulate all of our players that played in our Quarterly Championship last night on a job well done over the last 13 weeks, especially those who made our final table last night with their excellent play.
Moreover, we would like to thank all of our players for their support in helping to make Rochester Pub Poker what it is today, Rochester's premier pub poker league, and for your continued support to make our league even better!

Thanks everyone! Our new Quarter has just begun, points will be updated later today. Good Luck!

Win and In Winners!Apr 26 2014
Congratulations to Stephen Corell, Kaylee Corell and Kate Gardner for winning the Win and In tournament last night at MicGinnys, as well as to Jason Bluett, our raffle winner! We'll see you guys tonight at the Quarterly!

Kindle Fire HD Winner!Apr 23 2014
Adrian Augustynek has pulled the winner of our most recent monthly prize contest, and you can view the drawing on our NEWS page right now!


Win and In and Quarterly TournamentsApr 23 2014
Hello everyone! So there are two more nights of poker before our end-of-quarter tournaments, good luck on grabbing your points!
Some info for you:
- The Win and In tournament is Friday night at MIcGinny's at 7pm. All players with Blue stars after Thursday night's games are invited to play. Anyone below the blue stars, who has at least 100 points, can also play if those with blue stars do not show up. We will fill up to 32 seats. The three remaining players at the end will all qualify for the Quarterly Championship the following night. Additionally, everyone who plays will be entered into a raffle, and at the end of the tournament, we will draw a name from the hat and that player will also be allowed into the Quarterly. You must be present to win the raffle.
- We will be running Sit-N-Go tables of 8 players for 50 points, winner take all, for those who are not in the Win-and-In who just want to come and check it out, or for those who get knocked out of the Win-and-In early. Points earned can be used toward any bar for the next Quarter.
- The Quarterly Final will be held on Saturday night, at 6:00 at McGinnity's in Greece. Anyone with a red or green star after Thursday nights games is invited to play, as well as the 4 winners from the Win-and-In. For players that can't make it, we will cil their spots with the next players available by total points, so if you are close, it may be worthwhile to come out and see who does or does''t show up!
- Again, we will be running Sit-N-Go tables for spectators or players who get knocked our early, winner take all 50 points, good toward any bar for next quarter.
We're really excited to see who our winners are this Quarter! Should be a fun and exciting time. Hope to see you there!

Easter SundayApr 19 2014
Tomorrow, April 20th, is Easter Sunday. Happy Easter! As a result of the holiday, MicGinny's bar will be closed and thus, no tournaments will be played there tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience. Have a happy holiday!

Final Week Starts Today!Apr 19 2014
It's that time again, the final week of the quarter! Points toward this quarter can be earned up through McGinnitys this Thursday, April 25th. Last week's points will be updated by 8:00 tonight, and then we will be posting new points every morning as the week comes to a close, so that everyone knows exactly where they stand. Good Luck!

Volunteer TD InterestApr 6 2014
With the new Quarter beginning in about three weeks, Rochester Pub Poker is once again putting out the call for people who might be interested in becoming a Volunteer Tournament Director.
Volunteer TD positions may be something to consider if you are a player who can only play in one or two games a week, as it guarantees a spot for you in our Quarterly Tournament. We look for people who are sociable and know their poker, and can commit to one night per week for a Quarter. If you're worried you may not be able to run all 13 weeks, we do have people who can sub in for you here and there.
Interest is the first step, however, so if you would like more information on becoming a Rochester Pub Poker Volunteer Tournamenmt Director, please email us at Dave@rochesterpubpoker.com, or talk to one of our current tournament directors. Thanks!

High-Hand Week Returns!Apr 5 2014
High-hand week is back! Starting today, Saturday, April 5th, at McKenzie's Irish Pub and running through Thursday night, April 10th at McGinnity's, players can earn extra points just for getting great hands!

In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Be sure to flag down your Tournament Director to show them your hand to collect your points, which will be written down on the Top Ten sheets.

Try to score the highest hand of the whole week for a bonus prize! Good luck!


And This Quarter's Last Monthly Prize Will Be...Mar 24 2014
A new Amazon Kindle Fire HD! Starting this past Saturday, March 22nd at McKenzie's and running through Thursday, April 17th at McGinnity's, all raffle tickets earned will be entered to win a Kindle Fire HD!
So good luck everyone, and as always, we greatly appreciate your support of our host bars!

LED TV Winner!Mar 24 2014
Check the NEWS page to see our drawing for this past monthly prize, the 32" LED TV winner!


Knockout Week is Here!Mar 22 2014
Today, Saturday, March 22nd sees the return of 'Knockout Week' to Rochester Pub Poker! Everyone starts with one knockout chip at the beginning of each tournament. When you knock someone out of the game, you collect their knockout chip. When (and if!) you get knocked out, you have to give up yours as well. So if you have taken four people out of the tournament, and then get knocked out yourself, you'll leave the tourney with those 4 knockout chips you collected from other players, but not your own.
Each knockout chip is worth 5 points. Your Tournament Directors will keep track of extra points earned on the Top Ten sheet. Knockout week will run until Thursday night, March 27th at McGinnity's. Good luck everyone!

Profile Pictures!Mar 17 2014
Larry Sodeman sent me a picture this week by email to put up as his player profile picture. If you are interested in doing the same, just send a pic over to me at dave@rochesterpubpoker.com and I'll match it to your profile!

Last Week to Earn Entries for TV!Mar 17 2014
Hey everyone, just a reminder, this is the last week to earn your raffle tickets toward our current monthly prize, the 32" LED TV! Good Luck!

Amerks Hockey Ticket Winners!Mar 10 2014
Check the NEWS page to watch the video of Adrian Augustynek picking our two winners of last month's prizes: the two pairs of Rochester Amerks tickets against the Toronto Marlies this upcoming Friday!

And Remember, make sure you show your purchases to your tournament directors now for your chance to win our current Monthly Prize, a new 32" LED TV!

Good Luck!


Last Chance to Become a Volunteer TD for This Quarter!Mar 10 2014
Being this is the first quarter where we've begun to utilize Volunteer TDs, we're going to allow players who want to run as Volunteer TDs for the last five weeks of the quarter the opportunity to do so and qualify for the Quarterly Tournament. It can be a good way to see if you like it, and maybe continue to do so when the next quarter begins.
So if you are interested in running, on a volunteer basis, your favorite bar, apply by sending an email to dave@rochesterpubpoker.com or calling us directly at 716-481-7673.

New Monthly Prize: An LCD TV!Feb 22 2014
While we will be pulling the raffle winners of our Amerks hockey game tickets in the next couple days, tonight officially starts our second monthly prize contest! This month, we will be giving away a 32" flat screen LCD TV! Earn entries into the raffle the same way we have been: simply spend $10 at any ofour bars, and make sure to let our tournament directors know! Spend $20? Get 2 raffles! Our tournament director will mark down how many raffles you should receive on our Top Ten sheets, and you raffles will be added to the pool!
So good luck everyone! Don't forget to check out our newest bar tomorrow, Sunday evening, MicGinny's in Henrietta at 5:00 and 8:00! See you out!

New Sunday Location: MicGinny's in Henrietta!Feb 21 2014
Starting this Sunday evening, MicGinnys Restaurant and Sports Pub will begin running weekly tournaments every Sunday at 5:00 and 8:00! We're very excited to have our players check out this awesome location, with a great wait staff, a comfortable bar and fantastic food. Come see Brett this Sunday to help kick them off the right way! See you there!

Bathtub Billys changing to Tuesdays!Feb 19 2014
Hello all! Since Tuesday evenings have become an open night, Bathtub Billys has decided to move into that spot for the rest of this quarter, rather than run on the same night as Jeffreys. All points earned thus far at Bathtub Billys on Mondays will transfer over to Tuesdays. Hope to see you out!

Congratulations to Casey Johnson!Feb 1 2014
Casey Johnson is our new Rochester Pub Poker Champ! Casey beat out a field of 45 players in last night's Pub Poker Quarterly Championship at McGinnity's in Greece to claim the title of champ and secure her prize of a $1500 seat in the World Series of Poker this upcoming June, with hotel and airfare included! She will join our inaugural Quarterly Champ, Steve Conklin and the winner of this current Quarter's championship to be determined at the end of April in heading to Las Vegas to compete among thousands of players from across the world for serious cash!
Here's how the final table panned out:

8th Place: Brady Schultz - McGinnity's gift certificate
7th place - Allen Krouth - McGinnity's gift certificate
6th place - Mellissa Dodge - $25 VISA gift card
5th place - Steve Paul - $50 VISA gift card
4th place - Dominic D'Agostino - $75 Visa gift card
3rd place - Wes Finger - $100 VISA gift card
2nd place - Tim Florentine - $150 VISA gift card
1st place - Casey Johnson! WSOP trip in June!

Rochester Pub Poker would like to congratulate all of our players that played in our Quarterly Championship last night on a job well done over the last 13 weeks, especially those who made our final table last night with their excellent play.
Moreover, we would like to thank all of our players for their support in helping to make Rochester Pub Poker what it is today, Rochester's premier pub poker league, and for your continued support to make our league even better!

Thanks everyone! Our new Quarter has just begun, points will be updated later today. Good Luck!

Quarterly Championship Tonight!Jan 31 2014
The time has come! Tonight at 7:00pm at McGinnity's in Greece, Rochester Pub Poker will be hosting our Quarterly Championship. We encourage players who are eligible to play to show up at 6:30 to register. In all, 45 players have made the cut. If you ended up close to making it, but did not, we recommend coming anyway, as we will fill 45 seats, and some people may not be able to make it.
We will be hosting 8-person Sit-n-Go tables for those who want to play concurrently with our Quarterly Championship, winner-take-all for 50 points toward any bar you'd like in the new quarter.
The Friday night tournament typically scheduled for Nashville's is cancelled tonight while we find our Quarterly winner. If you have any questions, please email us! dave@rochesterpubpoker.com
See you tonight, and good luck!

Win and In Winners!Jan 25 2014
Congratulations to Jarek Partsch, Eric Cohen and Garrett Argenna for winning today's 'Win-and-In' tournament, as well as to Steven Reisinger for winning the 'Win-and-In raffle! All four have now earned a spot in this upcoming Friday's Quarterly Championship where we'll be giving away our Vegas Trip and $1500 WSOP seat for this upcoming June's tournament. Good luck everyone, and see you there!


Points are Set!Jan 24 2014
Point Updating for the second quarter of Rochester Pub Poker has been completed! Congratulations to all of you who have made it into our Quarterly and Win-and-In tournaments!
As you know, The Win-and-In tournament is tomorrow at 2:00 at Nashville's in Henrietta. We'll have Sit'n'Go tables with a winner-take-all 50 points toward whichever bar they choose for people who'd like to get a head start on points for the quarter and watch the Win-and-In action. We'll also be pulling the raffle ticket for our most recent monthly prize, a Kindle Fire HD! Afterwards, the new quarter begins tomorrow evening with tournaments at 4:00 and 7:00 at McKenzie's.
We have some changes to our schedule for the upcoming quarter. Check the 'Where to Play' page to see the changes. We at Rochester Pub Poker would also like to welcome BathTub Billy's into the fold, with tournaments being played on Monday nights!
See you all soon, and good luck!

Final Week!Jan 17 2014
Hello everybody! Tomorrow (Saturday, 1/18) begins the last week of this Quarter for Rochester Pub Poker. We will be updating points on a daily basis for this week so that people can see exactly where they stand before each nights games...
The following Saturday (1/25), we will be hosting our Win and In tournament at Nashville's in Henrietta at 2:00 in the afternoon! Anyone with a Blue star is eligible to play in this tournament. We will fill up to 32 total seats, so if you do not have a Blue Star, come on down anyway. We will fill open seats by order of most overall points, with a player needing a minimum of 100 points to play. The Top 3 players from the Win and In, as well as an additional 4th person drawn by raffle, will be qualified into our Quarterly Championship the following weekend, Friday night, January 31st at 7:00 pm at McGinnity's in Greece!
Also, we will be running 'Sit N Go' tables for people who just want to stop down and check out the action! Once we get 8 players who aren't playing in the Win and In, or who have busted out, we set up a table with a winner-take-all 50 points at stake for use at any bar you like toward the new Quarter! Hope to see many of you there, should be a raucous time!
The new Quarter will begin that same night (1/25)at McKenzie's Bar, just down the street from Nashville's, with their typical 4:00 and 7:00pm tournaments.
Who will be joining our previous winner Steve Conklin and our Buffalo winners on our trip to Vegas this summer to compete in a $1500 World Series of Poker event, hotel and airfare included?? We shall see very soon! Good luck everyone, and see you out!

Volunteer Tournament Director Change Jan 6 2014
Rochester Pub Poker will be going through some changes as we enter our new quarter, which will begin on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. In place of our current Tournament Director setup, where we have guys cart around equipment from bar to bar, we will be moving to a Volunteer Tournament Director setup, where equipment will be left at each individual bar, and our volunteers will be responsible for setting up and running our tournaments.
While we’ve enjoyed working with Gary, Mike, Kurt and Brett over the last 6 months, and we truly appreciate everything they’ve done for us, this move will strengthen the stability of the league for years to come.
So, who will be a Volunteer TD? Well, maybe you! We are currently accepting applications for volunteer TDs to run tournaments at one of our host locations each week. Benefits for being a volunteer TD include a guaranteed spot in our Quarterly Final tournament, and being included in a weekly VISA gift card raffle among Volunteer TDs, as well as other benefits! So if you have a favorite bar in mind, please email us at dave@rochesterpubpoker.com, or tell one of our current TDs who can relay the information to us.
All volunteer TDs will be trained on the job, but we believe most will come from our current group of players, most of whom already know the system we employ and who will be very capable at running a tournament once a week.

Volunteer TDs will be asked to:
run nightly tournaments at one bar per week for 13 weeks
picture message to us the nightly sign-in, top ten and raffle sheets
be available for communication from us on an occasional basis
set up and take down bar setups
be sociable and deal with people

Volunteer TDs will still be able to play, and will have bounties on their heads when they do!
We look forward to the future of Rochester Pub Poker with the knowledge that going to volunteers, like many such leagues across the country, will strengthen our league so that we will be able to flourish and thrive with an increasing player base and increased interest from bars. As always, whether for a Volunteer TD question, or any comments or questions in general, feel free to email us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Win-and-In and Quarterly Dates are Set!Jan 5 2014
With three weeks left in our current quarter (last game for this quarter will be at McGinnity's on Thursday night, January 23rd), the dates for our final tournaments are now set!

The Win-and-In tournament will be held at Nashvilles at 2pm on Saturday, January 25th. If you have a blue star next to your name on our Point Rankings page at the end of the quarter, you are eligible to play in this tournament. Additionally, we will fill up to a total of 32 seats. If people who are eligible don't come, players who fell just short, but have at least 100 points, will be allowed into the Win-and-In tournament, based on overall points.

For those who just want to come and check out the action at the Win-and-In, we will be setting up 50-point Sit-n-Go tables of 8 players, winner take all, to be used toward the new quarter at any bar they choose! The Top 3 winners from the Win-and-In tournament will be granted access to our Quarterly Championship, as well as one random player we will pull raffle-style at the end of the tourney!

The Quarterly Championship will be held Friday night, January 31st at 7:00 pm, and we are going back to where we had such a great time for our last Quarterly, McGinnity's Restaurant and Party House! Jamie will again have some great food and drink specials for the night, this one may be even more fun than the first! We will be running the same Sit-n-Go tables at this event as well for anyone who just wants to check out the action or takes a bad beat and falls out of the tournament early.

So who will be our next Steve Conklin? The showdown will be on the last day of the month to see!

We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, and good luck over the last 3 weeks of the quarter!



Sabres Ticket Winners!Dec 28 2013
Check out the 'NEWS' page to see who won our most recent monthly giveaway, two separate pairs of Buffalo Sabres tickets!
Come out and play this month, and when you spend $10, you get entrance into our last monthly drawing of the quarter, for a Kindle Fire HD! Good Luck!


New Monthly Giveaway!Dec 21 2013
We'll be pulling the raffle tickets for our lucky Buffalo Sabres ticket winners within the next few days, but today officially starts the the last monthly giveaway of this quarter!
We will be giving away a Kindle Fire HD for this month's giveaway. You can earn raffle tickets to win this prize by spending $10 at any of our tournaments. Just show your receipt to your tournament director to get credit for your spending. Spend $20? Get 2 raffle tickets! It's that easy.
This monthly promotion runs from today, December 21st at McKenzie's until Thursday night, January 16th at McGinnity's. Good Luck, and Happy Holidays!

NutCracker Week begins today!Dec 21 2013
In the spirit of the holidays, we will be running NutCracker week. In any of our tournaments starting today 12/21 at McKenzie's until Thursday night at McGinnity's on 12/26, you will earn 20 points for losing with pocket Aces and 10 points for losing with pocket Kings. The hand does not need to go to the river. Example, if there are more than 2 players in the hand and you are folding pocket Aces you will get your points but you need to show at least one player at the table (obviously a player who is not in the hand). Make sure to notify your Tournament Director so they can record your points.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!

Holiday ScheduleDec 21 2013
Merry Christmas everyone! The holidays are upon us, and that means some scheduling changes over the next two weeks. Tournaments at McNeill's and Nashville's on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, as well as tournaments at The Beale and Lucky's on Christmas and New Years Day will be cancelled. All other normally scheduled tournaments will be running. Happy Holidays!

Our Buffalo Bills Ticket Winners!Nov 26 2013
Check the NEWS page to see the video of our drawing for our first monthly prizes of the 2nd Quarter!
Also, for our next monthly prizes, we're giving away two pairs of Buffalo Sabres Tickets! Just win any of our tournaments to be entered into the raffle at the end of this month!
Good Luck!


Thanksgiving ScheduleNov 23 2013
Being that Thursday is Thanksgiving, there are some changes to our weekly tournament schedule. There will be no tournaments on Thanksgiving night, at McGinnity's or Thirsty Frog. Moreover, on Wednesday night, Lucky's in Chili will not be hosting tournaments due to a previously planned party, but Beale Street will be in full swing for the evening, with poker in our customary back room and a Blues band in the front dining room for a rollicking good time. The rest of our tournaments are as scheduled.
As always, thanks for your support, and Happy Thanksgiving!

High Hand Week Returns!Nov 23 2013
This upcoming week, starting today, November 23rd, at McKenzie's and ending on Thanksgiving, players can earn extra points just for catching big hands!! In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

The player who gets the highest hand for the week will win a special prize!

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Remember to flag your tournament director so that he can keep track of any high hands. Thanks, and Good Luck!

Bills Tickets!Nov 23 2013
Check the point rankings page to see if you have qualified to be in the raffle for our drawing of 2 pairs of Buffalo Bills tickets! If you have a raffle ticket after your name, you are in the running! We will be posting the drawing this week, so stay tuned, and good luck! See you out!

Nashville's Time ChangeNov 8 2013
Starting this upcoming Tuesday night, Nashville's poker tournaments will move up a half hour, to 6:30 and 9:30 games. See you there!

Halloween Costume Contest Winners!Nov 8 2013
Well, Facebook has spoken! The most-liked costumes from Halloween's costume contest are:

Scott Lemke (Gorilla Guy) - 75 points!
Bill Broomfield (Man with Canoe) - 50 points!
Becky Schicker (Carrie) - 25 ponts!

Congrats to our winners and to everyone who came out in costume. If you haven't already, please let me know to which bar you would like your points applied.

Quarterly Championship Winners!Nov 4 2013
As you all know, our Quarterly Championship was held yesterday at McGinnity's in Greece! What a great time! Here are our winners:

8th place: Paul Rosen (McGinnity's Gift Certificate)
7th place: Tim Florentine (McGinnity's Gift Certificate)
6th place: Andy Abel ($25 VISA gift card)
5th place: Bill Broomfield ($50 VISA gift card)
4th place: Jerod Cassidy ($75 gift card)
3rd place: Jason Bluett ($100 VISA gift card)
2nd place: Bobby Abel ($150 VISA gift card)

...And our first Rochester Pub Poker Quarterly Champion:
1st place: Steve Conklin!

Steve wins a seat in the $1500 World Series of Poker tournament to be held this upcoming WSOP season, including airfare and hotel stay for 5 days/4 nights in Las Vegas!

Rochester Pub Poker would like to congratulate Steve for his excellent play in our Quarterly Championship yesterday, as well as all of our players for a great inaugural quarter here in Rochester! It wouldn't have been possible without your continued interest and support.

The new quarter is now one week in, and points have been updated. Let's make this Quarter even more fun than the last! See you out, and Good Luck!

Nashville's Night switchNov 4 2013
Nashvilles will be moving this quarter! Instead of tournaments on Friday nights, they will now host Rochester Pub Poker tournaments on Tuesday nights instead. Any points earned this past Friday will count toward the Tuesday night totals. Good Luck!

Like your favorite Halloween costumes on FB!Nov 1 2013
The pictures from some of the costumes worn last night to our Halloween tournaments have been uploaded to our Facebook page! To vote for your favorites, just visit our page, Halloween 2013 Pics! and LIKE your favorite!
Good Luck!


Halloween with Rochester Pub!Oct 29 2013
Hey everybody! Thursday night is obviously Halloween, so we're going to have a little fun with it! We're gonna have a costume contest! If you come out to either McGinnity's or Thirsty Frog Thursday night in costume, our tournament director will take a picture of you. Friday, we'll upload all the pics from the night before onto our Facebook account, and the people whose costumes receive the most likes will win extra points for whatever bar they'd like to use them at! We'll do 75 points for the most liked costume, 50 for 2nd and 25 for 3rd. People will have until the following Thursday at 5pm to vote with their FB likes!
So come out and see us on Halloween this Thursday, and let's see some great costumes!

New Monthly Prize!Oct 29 2013
A new month means a new monthly prize, right? Well, talking with people at the Win and In qualifier this past weekend, Buffalo Bills tickets were a hot choice for the new monthly prize. So, without further ado, Rochester Pub Poker will be giving away TWO pairs of Buffalo Bills tickets for the rivalry game against the Miami Dolphins on December 22nd!
We will use the same method as last month for determining our winners; that is, the Top 3 players by points at all of our bars will be written onto raffle tickets, and we will draw to winners from there! So pick your bars, and get going everyone! Good Luck, and Go Bills!

New Quarter Has Begun!Oct 29 2013
Rochester Pub Poker's new Quarter has begun this week! We're very happy to be working with many of the same bars as in our first Quarter, with a few new ones added to the mix! Starting tonight, Tuesday tournaments will be held at McNeill's Public House at 6:30 and 9:30 pm, and starting this Saturday, we'll have 4:00 and 7:00 games at McKenzie's in Henrietta! Hope to see you all out for another great quarter! Good Luck!

Congrats 'Win and In' winners!Oct 26 2013
Congratulations to Shawn Hassall, Joe White and Jim Horner for being the three finalists from today's 'Win and In' tournament at The Beale, as well as to Michael Bellomio for winning the last shot raffle! A quarter's worth of hard work and a little bit of luck means these four guys will be playing for our grand prize next week with 44 other players in our Quarterly tournament at McGinnity's.
Don't forget, the new quarter starts right back up tomorrow, with 6 and 9pm games at The Retreat in Greece! Likewise, it's time for a new monthly prize, so stay tuned to the website as it will be posted very shortly. Good Luck everyone!

Kindle Fire Winner!Oct 26 2013
At today's 'Win and In' tournament, we did a live drawing for our last monthly prize of the inaugural quarter, a Kindle Fire HD. With our players watching, Andy Abel was picked from among the 24 raffle tickets in our bag, so congrats Andy! We hope you enjoy your awesome new tablet! Brett will have your tablet with him this week, so catch him at any game he runs.

Final PointsOct 26 2013
Final points have been updated! Congratulations to everyone who has made our Quarterly Final tournament and Win and In Tournament!

The Win and In will be today at 3:00 at The Beale. If you have a Blue star, you are entered into it; if you just missed, we recommend you stopping down to see if you can get a seat; we will fill 32 seats, based on total points.

See you there today!

Kindle Fire HD!Oct 22 2013
The Results from this month's tournaments are in, and if you have a raffle ticket (or 2 or 3) next to your name on the point rankings page, you know you'll be in the drawing for our Kindle Fire HD giveaway! We will be holding the drawing LIVE at our 'Win and In' tournament this Saturday, though the winner need not be present to win. Good Luck everyone!

Final Week of Quarter is Here!Oct 19 2013
The final week of our inaugural Quarter in Rochester is now upon us! First off, good luck to all of our players grabbing points this week to gain entry into our final tournaments! Points will be updated on a daily basis this week, so that players will know exactly where they stand.
Players at the end of the week with a BLUE star next to their name on the point rankings page will qualify for the Win and In Tournament. The Win and In will be held at The Beale at 3:00 Saturday afternoon, October 26th. We will fill in spots for this tournament, where if someone who qualifies does not show up, we will fill that seat with the next player by highest overall points. So if you are close, it may be worthwhile to stop by! We will fill up to 32 seats.
The final 3 players from the Win and In tourney will be qualified for the Quarterly Final the following weekend, Sunday evening November 3rd at 5:30 at McGinnity's. Additionally, 1 random player from the Win and In will be drawn from a raffle to move on to the Quarterly at the end of the Win and In! Player must be present to win!
The Quarterly Final will include anyone with a red or green star next to their name, and like the Win and In, we will fill the open seats of players who can't make it, starting with the closest person by overall points, and moving on down the list. Additionally, if you'd like to come out and watch, we'll be setting up Sit'N'Go tables of 8 players to run during the night, winner take all 50 points to use toward the bar of their choice for the new quarter.
The New Quarter will begin on Sunday, October 27th, with a few new bars thrown into the mix, so stay tuned to the 'Where To Play' page for updates soon! It's an exciting couple of weeks here at Rochester Pub Poker. Again, good luck all! See you out!

Quarter EndingOct 16 2013
The Rochester Pub Poker Quarter runs for 13 weeks, and this one will be ending Friday, October 25th at Nashville's. I may have caused some confusion by the ability to win the third monthly prize ending after this week. I'm sorry for any confusion. We don't like to run any extraneous promotions during the last week of the quarter.
Additionally, points will be updated on a nightly basis for the last week of the quarter, starting Sunday night at The Retreat, so that everyone knows exactly where they stand. Any questions, feel free to email us! Good Luck!

BLU Bar is On Oct 15 2013
BLU bar, after the cancellation last week, will resume Tuesday night tournaments at 6:00 and 9:00 tonight and next week. See you there!

One More Week!Oct 12 2013
There's one more week left to gather points at your favorite bars to be eligible to win our Monthly Giveaway, A Kindle Fire HD! Check your monthly standings at the bars at which you play to see how close you are to catching that raffle ticket! Good Luck!

Please Let Us Know!Oct 11 2013
Rochester Pub Poker loves feedback! Please feel free to let us know whatever's on your mind either by visiting our Facebook page or emailing us at either Dave@RochesterPubPoker.com or Dave@BuffaloPubPoker.com! Comments, Questions, concerns and kudos are all welcome. Hope to see you soon,

Dave and Dave

Bills Jersey Winners!Sep 24 2013
Check the 'NEWS' page to see who are most recent Monthly Prize winners are!


Thirsty Frog Time ChangeSep 22 2013
Starting this week, Thirsty Frog will be changing the start times of their tournaments to 6:00 and 9:00pm on Thursdays. See you out there!

Knockout Week is Here!Sep 21 2013
Knockout Week has arrived! At all tournaments this week, starting 9/22 at The Retreat and running through Friday night, 9/27 at Nashville's, players will be able to collect 5 points for every player they 'knock out' of the tournament!
Each player will start the tournament with a 'Knock Out' chip, worth 5 points. Players have to give up their knock out chip when they lose their all-in bet. Take out 2 players? Receive an extra 10 points! Take out 5? An extra 25!
So good luck, and be aggressive!

High Hand Winner!Sep 11 2013
Congratulations to Sandy Hengstler, who won our High Hand week with a straight flush to the 9 at Thirsty Buffalo last Thursday night! Sandy wins a pair of SONY headphones for her high hand of the week.

As for the Monthly Prizes of two seperate Buffalo Bills Jerseys, you still have a little more than a week to add more tickets to the general raffle! The last tournament for entry will be the Nashville's tournament on September 20th!

Good Luck!

Rochester Pub Poker is Coming to Chili!Sep 6 2013
Starting next Wednesday, Rochester Pub Poker will be running poker tournaments every Wednesday at 7:00 and 10:00 at Lucky's Irish Bar of Chili through the end of the quarter! Check out the 'Where To Play' page for directions and other info. See you out!

Holiday BLUesSep 2 2013
Sorry for the short notice! Due to the Labor Day holiday, BLU bar and Grill will be closed Tuesday, and thus our tournaments cancelled this week. Come out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week to enjoy High Hand week! See you out!

High Hand Week to celebrate Labor Day!Aug 31 2013
High Hand Week is here for Labor Day Week!

Due to the Labor Day holiday, both The Retreat on Sunday night and Jeffrey's Bar on Monday night are cancelled. They will both resume their normally scheduled tournaments the following week.

From Tuesday on, though, it's High Hand Week! Starting Tuesday, September 3rd, at BLU Bar and Grill and ending on Friday, September 6th, at Nashville's, players can earn extra points just for catching big hands!! In order to qualify for additional points a player must have 10's full or better. A player does NOT need to use both hole cards to earn points. Any folded hand does NOT count.

The player who gets the highest hand for the week will win a pair of Sony headphones!!

Points are as follows:

Full House (10's or better): 10 points
Four of a Kind: 25 points
Strait Flush: 50 points
Royal Flush: 100 points

Remember to flag your tournament director so that he can keep track of any high hands. Thanks, and Good Luck!

Our First Monthly Prize Winner!Aug 30 2013
Check the 'NEWS' page to see video of Adrian Augustynek pulling our first monthly prize winner!

Our current monthly prize is two new Buffalo Bills jerseys in anticipation of the football season coming up! Good Luck!


Send us Your Picture!Aug 30 2013
If you would like your picture to accompany your profile page, simply send it over in an email to dave@rochesterpubpoker.com! I''ll upload it as soon as I have a chance. Let your opponents put a face to the name for some extra intimidation!

New Monthly Prizes Start Tonight!Aug 25 2013
Tonight at The Retreat begins the second Month of our Quarter, and thus a new monthly prize! Rochester Pub Poker will be giving away two Buffalo Bills jerseys this month, one after the first two weeks, and another after the final two weeks of the month.
All first place winners will be in the running to win the first Bills jersey. A general raffle, where everyone who plays will get a raffle ticket, will be held for the second Bills jersey. Good Luck everyone!

Also, stay tuned this week to the website to see who has won our first monthly prize, the 32" LED TV. We will have the video up within the next couple days!

Get Updates!Jul 12 2013
Click the 'Get Updates' link at the bottom of the page to be notified a reminder that we're kicking off our season in Rochester at the end of the month! Keep track of what prizes you can win and your standing in the league. Sign up for updates today'

Kick-Off Week Begins July 28th!Jul 12 2013
Starting July 28th, Rochester Pub Poker will begin running our live, free-to-play Texas No-Limit Hold'em tournaments at bars and restaurants throughout the greater Rochester area! Check back here often as that date approaches to see which of your favorite places will be hosting our league, as we'll be updating our 'Where To Play' page as we add new bars before we begin.
After getting our start in the Buffalo metropolitan area about 18 months ago, we believe we've refined our experience to the point where we're ready to expand and bring our version of live-action, fun, social poker to you here in Rochester. We've got a slew of great prizes to give away in the comings weeks and Quarter ahead. Will you be the one to take down our Quarterly Tournament, and win our grand prize of a $1500 WSOP seat, airfare and 5 days stay in Vegas? You've got 13 weeks to test your mettle and prove your worth in what is sure to be Rochester's premier poker league.
Rochester Pub Poker is coming. Will you be ready? See you out...