Jammin' in Jersey III - The Barrel House Battle Royale - June 9-11, 2022 (3 Viewers)

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Welcome back to Jersey.....

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When: June 9-11, 2022

Where: Iselin NJ

What: Jersey PCF Meetup - The Barrel House Battle Royale

Attendees:

Attendance will be limited to 30 players max each day. Note that 2 tables will be in my main poker room, the 3rd table will be in the adjacent shop. I can fill in spots with locals, but I really don't want to, I'd like this to be a PCF / chipper only event. The event is open to all well-established PCFers / chippers ONLY. I won't draw a line in the sand with regards to # of posts or member duration, but this event is for folks active in the chipping community. Priority will go to those who participated in last year's event. Selection of the final attendance list will be at my discretion. Please either post in this thread of shoot me a PM if you're interested in attending.

Attendance List:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RSKHRM1X8oEb24c9wAUFZ2f7UiH1myeeGjl14g1LsV8/edit?usp=sharing
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The Important Stuff:
The golden rule applies above all in my house. These meetups are meant to be fun – so please leave any drama at home, there’s no room for it here. Anyone in my house - anyone – deserves full respect, and anyone showing a blatant lack of respect is out, period. My wife and possibly my boys may be in the house at least one of the meetup days, so this goes (even more so) for them as well.

My main card room fits two full size tables, and we can set up a third table in the adjacent workshop, so I can accommodate up to 30 players max. This max will be subject to change, depending on where we’re at with COVID. For cash games, there will be a different chip set in play at each table, and each will have its own separate bank.

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Smoking/vaping of any kind is not allowed inside the house. I have a covered deck out back and will have ashtray / buckets /heaters out for any smokers. Cigars are welcome on the back deck, and if we get enough interest and the weather cooperates, I have a table topper that we can use to have a cigar cash game.

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Absolutely no 420 or other illegal substances in any form on my property. Same goes for firearms, NJ is about as far from a concealed carry state as you can get. Leave them home please, I've got us covered if the zombies attack....

COVID-19 NOTES

I do not plan on any significant COVID restrictions for this event. My entire family is fully vaccinated. I strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect yourself, but note that a vaccination will not be required to attend. You are also more than welcome to wear a mask if you’d like, but it will not be mandatory. And obviously when game time comes, if you are not feeling well or test positive for COVID, please don’t attend. This is all of course subject to change.

Poker!

While I'm all for a little degeneracy, I'd like this to be more of a social event for chippers than a bankroll buster. Cash games will be lower stakes; there will always be a 25¢/50¢, $100 max / half the big stack buy-in NLHE game available.

Limit cash games will be available Friday afternoon (and possibly evening, depending on the crowd). There will 2 limit tables running – both will be $2/$4 stakes, however one table will play with 2X buy-ins (ie $50 buys you $100 in chips) for those new to circus games.

If there is interest from those who'd like to dip their toes into more NL/PL mixed games at lower risks, we’ll have a micro-stakes learning table where $10/$20 cash gets you $100/$200 in chips. All circus games will be based on a fixed selection of abby99's mixed game cards (e.g., Draw2maha, Scrotum8, SOHE, double board Omaha, imPLOcean, Badugi, etc.). Games are dealer's choice for an orbit + 1.

My card room House Rules can be found here (we mostly follow Robert’s Rules of Poker for both cash and tourneys). There will be no fee or rake taken at any time.


Thursday Kickoff – Cash Early, Top Golf in the evening – noon to 10pm+

  • Doors open at noon. Snacks/drinks all day, hot dogs will be rolling
    • Tables 1 & 2: TBD – either 25¢/50¢ NLHE or dealer’s choice, whatever the early crew prefers
  • Doors close at 6pm – at which time we’ll head over to Top Golf for the evening (or out to dinner & drinks if there’s not enough interest in Top Golf)
Friday – Mixed Degen (Limit Cash Early, Circus Tourney, NL/PL Late) – noon to 2am
  • Doors open at noon. Snacks/drinks all day, hot dogs will be rolling
    • Table 1: $2 / $4 Limit – dealer’s choice circus game (orbit + 1)
    • Table 2: $2 / $4 Limit LIGHT – dealer’s choice circus game (orbit + 1) with 2X buy-in - $50 buys $100 in chips
    • Table 3: 25¢/50¢ NLHE, $100 max buy-in or half the big stack
  • Dinner – Pizza, will collect $ based on final selection / # of people ($10-$15)
  • After dinner (7pm-ish to 2am)
    • Table 1: 25¢/50¢ NLHE, $100 max buy-in or half the big stack
    • Table 2: 25¢/50¢ NLHE/Pineapple/PLO, $100 max buy-in or half the big stack (rotating HE, HE/Pineapple variants, Omaha high only), based on attendees
    • Table 3: TBD based on attendees. If interest, micro-stakes learning circus table. $10/$20 gets you "$100/$200" in chips.
  • Doors close at 2am
Saturday – The Main Event (and more cash games) – 11am to ????
  • Doors open at 11am, main event starts at 2pm
  • Lunch – Taylor ham, egg and cheese sandwiches and bagels
  • Pre-tourney cash games - Tables 1 & 2: 25¢/50¢ NLHE, $100 max buy-in or half the big stack
  • Main Event – The Barrel House Battle Royale – T20k NLHE Freezeout Tournament
    • Buy-in: $100 ($80 to prize pool, $20 to bounty - no rebuys or add-ons)
    • Blind structure below
    • Initial seating will be randomized in Tournament Director
  • Dinner @ 6pm – Italian buffet - see below for full menu - $20 per person (mandatory, will be collected before the tourney starts)
  • Post-tourney cash games as tables become available
    • Table 1: 25¢/50¢ NLHE, $100 max buy-in or half the big stack
    • Tables 2 & 3: TBD (NLHE/Pineapple/PLO, micro stakes circus, etc.)
  • Doors close whenever I get tired of having all you degens in my house....
For anyone new to PCF meetups and curious about what kind of bankroll to bring, this thread is a really good reference. I know I was equally as nervous as I was excited about attending my first meetup with regards to bankroll, this thread was very helpful and made me feel a lot more comfortable prior to making the trip.

Main Event Tourney Structure:

T20k starting stacks, 20 minute blinds, no rebuys / add-ons

Payouts:
Up to 20 players: pays 4 - 50% / 25% / 15% / 10%
20 to 27 players: pays 5 - 42% / 25% / 15% / 10% / 8%
28 to 30 players: pays 6 - 40% / 23% / 13% / 10% / 8% / 6%

Blind Schedule:
25 - 50
50 - 100
75 - 150
Break (10 mins)
100 - 200
150 - 300
200 - 400
Break & chip race (10 mins)
300 - 600
400 - 800
600 - 1,200
800 - 1,600
Break, chip race & Dinner (30 mins)
1,000 - 2,000
1,500 - 3,000
2,000 - 4,000
3,000 - 6,000
Break & chip race (10 mins)
4,000 - 8,000
6,000 - 12,000
8,000 - 16,000
10,000 - 20,000
Break (10 mins)
15,000 - 30,000
20,000 - 40,000
30,000 - 60,000
40,000 - 80,000
Break (10 mins)
60,000 - 120,000
80,000 - 160,000
100,000 - 200,000
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Chips!

The main event will be played on my Barrel House custom CPC set:
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Other chip sets that will likely be in play:

PNYs:

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PCAs:

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Black Sands:

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....and more! I have enough nice sets to run all the games that will be played all weekend if needed, but I 100% don't want to do that.
Guest sets - especially customs - are highly encouraged!

Food & Drink

One of the biggest advantages of attending a meetup hosted by a fat guy is that you will not go hungry this weekend. :D I will provide snacks, hot dogs, soda, water and coffee throughout the meetup. Dinner on Friday will be pizza, we’ll collect money based on what everyone wants to order ($10-$20). Lunch on Saturday – Jersey Taylor Ham, egg & cheese sandwiches and bagels, are courtesy of the house.

Dinner on Saturday will be catered by a fantastic local Italian restaurant - $20 per person:
  • Penne Vodka
  • Chicken parmesan
  • Sausage, peppers & potatoes
  • Chicken Fingers & mozzarella sticks
  • 3' sub (Italian & Roast Beef)
I will send out a survey to get some feedback on drinks before the meetup. I will have at least one corny keg of home brew as well as a 1/6 barrel of another craft beer on tap. I have a secondary fridge that we can load up with additional beer - I'm hoping someone will sponsor some options. Same goes for any liquor. If you have anything specific you’d like or have any food allergies, please let me know.

Schwag & Prizes

Meetup commemorative chip:

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Main Event Prizes:

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yes, they will say 2022 instead of 2021.....

Transportation / Parking / Lodging Notes:

My house is 5 minutes off the Garden State Parkway, 10 minutes off the NJ Turnpike, and 10 minutes from the nearest NJ Transit train station (Metropark). I will send out the address to attendees as we get closer to the event via PM.

I live in a suburban area, so on-street parking should be readily available, but I’d encourage folks to carpool if you can, and Uber/Lift drivers are all pretty reliable in the area, and good option if you’re drinking. Those who do park - please respect my neighbors and don’t block any driveways.

As my family will be around during the event, I will not have any spots available in the house for folks to crash. There are a few hotels in the area within 10-15 minutes, I’d recommend one of the following below. As we get closer to the event, I will try to see if we can figure out a group pick-up / drop off to a couple of the local hotels.

APA Hotel Woodbridge <---heated bidet toilet seats!!! ask @Klobberer
120 S Wood Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830

Delta Hotels by Marriott Woodbridge
515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodbridge
874 US-1, Avenel, NJ 07001


If you’d like to get a preview of what the event will be like you can check out last year’s meetup thread.

All of this is of course subject to change due to COVID, and I will update the thread as we get closer to the date. I’m very much looking forward to seeing some old friends and meeting new PCFers!! If anyone has any questions, feel free to hit me up with a PM!!!!
 
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dibs!

I'm probably down to one, maybe two meet ups a year. This meet up feels like I would be at risk to play NLHE.

What is Top Golf? I guess I could click the link, but I'm supposed to be paying attention in a zoom meeting that I'm attending lol.
 

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What is Top Golf? I guess I could click the link, but I'm supposed to be paying attention in a zoom meeting that I'm attending lol.
Top Golf is a golf target-shooting game. I enjoyed it enroute to the S@P event one year, but quickly found out that I suck at golf. I actually managed to hit the ball behind me once. It was a very scary moment as the ball ricocheted off the computer monitor then around the bay (and me) at 100 MPH.

I won't be going back.

But they do serve alcohol, so I'm not opposed. And the opportunity to gambol on your friends is priceless.
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Top Golf is a golf target-shooting game. I enjoyed it enroute to the S@P event one year, but quickly found out that I suck at golf. I actually managed to hit the ball behind me once. It was a very scary moment as the ball ricocheted off the computer monitor then around the bay (and me) at 100 MPH.

lol That would be me. I golfed once in my life. That was about 30 years ago. Bar and gambling........whooot
 

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I'm probably down to one, maybe two meet ups a year. This meet up feels like I would be at risk to play NLHE.

Just for the tourney. Last year, we pretty much had a circus game going, in some format (limit/PL/micro), just about all the time. Ask Ben & Brie, that's where they were parked all weekend :)

What is Top Golf? I guess I could click the link, but I'm supposed to be paying attention in a zoom meeting that I'm attending lol.

Take a driving range, add a mini-golf perspective with a bowling night feel and you have Top Golf. :D They built this huge field and have targets at various ranges:

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You hit golf balls at the targets and get points depending on how close you get to a pin. You're in a bay/booth with a small group (up to 6 I think), and similar to a bowling alley, the computer tracks everybody's score for 10 frames (4 shots per frame).

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You don't have to be a good golfer to have fun, I've taken my boys a couple of times and we always have fun. Some targets are 200+ yds out, others are like 25yds - so any skill/strength level can play. They have food and drinks and booze. Aaaaand most importantly - you can play rain or shine. My boys & I went for father's day this summer on a night where it absolutely poured. We had a blast without getting soaked.

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Honestly I thought we had a great mix of games last year @detroitdad , the only time we played holdem was the main event... now it was only two days, maybe enough for some but it went really really fast for us! Fantastic group of friends in the NE, still had that Ben/Brie and not from around here feel... but every one was very polite and accepting of our country/redneck ways! Lol

It is very difficult to rank all our our meet up experiences this year, who knows maybe after New Mexico I will have to do a meet up review for the year... like we need another damn Ben book right? Lol when its all said and done I think we will have attended 6 this year "official meet ups" anyways. We regularly play with 8 - 12 pcf members so it always seems like a meet up...

Anyways I would easily rank Jammin In Jersey in the top bracket for the year and still hoping to sneak up for a regular game at some point before the next meet up. Once a year is not enough with these gentleman!!
 

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Also those Viagra laced Pork Rolls was a nice touch @Irish I really don't think anyone saw that one coming for the main event!


Or did that only happen because I drew the seat next to the coolest dude ever @72o .... awkward.....
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Never mind the fact that the awesome dude on my right goes by @p5woody ....

I know, I know Matt... this is Jersy bro, gotta step up the jokes! I tried
 

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Also those Viagra laced Pork Rolls was a nice touch @Irish I really don't think anyone saw that one coming for the main event!


Or did that only happen because I drew the seat next to the coolest dude ever @72o .... awkward.....
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Never mind the fact that the awesome dude on my right goes by @p5woody ....

I know, I know Matt... this is Jersy bro, gotta step up the jokes! I tried
I missed Viagra laced pork rolls?! Aww man....
 

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This might be worth it for the chance to meet @72o Any chance the customs will make a guest set appearance?
The customs are just a bonus, think the chips are amazing... you should meet their owner! Seriously one of the best times I have ever had at a poker table. Drinks like a fish, totally cool with hours of fart and penis jokes... also the only person to ever get me to Bluff in a poker game, while it pissed some people off raising with 72 off suit, getting AL's little balled up $10 was well worth it, not the first time, the second time, the first hand under the gun at the final table of a meet up! Lol

Awesome memories no matter what guys! Glad we snapped this picture of the final table since i was out about 35 seconds later!
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It felt dirty and the chipping Gods were definitely mad at me. The next hand I got QQ in the BB and walk into @Phish1321 pocket AA to my left... crippled to like 2 BB I get like AJo the next hand and it's down to Nelson and I in the blinds... he calls my huge all in bet (2 - BBs) with 27 and knocks me out! Lmao
 

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The customs are just a bonus, think the chips are amazing... you should meet their owner! Seriously one of the best times I have ever had at a poker table. Drinks like a fish, totally cool with hours of fart and penis jokes... also the only person to ever get me to Bluff in a poker game, while it pissed some people off raising with 72 off suit, getting AL's little balled up $10 was well worth it, not the first time, the second time, the first hand under the gun at the final table of a meet up! Lol

Awesome memories no matter what guys! Glad we snapped this picture of the final table since i was out about 35 seconds later!
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It felt dirty and the chipping Gods were definitely mad at me. The next hand I got QQ in the BB and walk into @Phish1321 pocket AA to my left... crippled to like 2 BB I get like AJo the next hand and it's down to Nelson and I in the blinds... he calls my huge all in bet (2 - BBs) with 27 and knocks me out! Lmao
Who’s that sharp looking guy sitting to your left, lol?
 
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