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I added a couple new cases on my chip wall and pulled everything down to reorganize. Here are the meetup commemorative chips in my collection.

All in at the Alamo - Great time held at a hotel in San Antonio. @David O and @CraigT78
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Batalla Sonora (I didn't attend)
Batalla Sonora. 2015.jpg

Battle of Ontario (I didn't attend)
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Bedlam in Baltimore - @krafticus Great time, stayed with k9dr, attendees included the MD crew, some of the Mass/NH crew, and upstate NY crew. Krafticus has a great room, it was under reconstruction at the time after the floods in MD and he was a dude for holding it then! I believe this was the second official meetup there, but Krafticus has a good ongoing local tournament/game crew.
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Bounty Battle on the Border (Mass/NH). Held at Bergs, then ChickenRobs during happier times before the NAGB blow up. Mainly the MA/NH, MD and a few of the traveling regulars. Some of the craziest poker ever.
Bounty Battle on the Border 2012, 2015, 2016.jpg

Chateau de Noix Uncorked - @bivey Bivey is one of the best guys, and has created some pretty awesome sets. This was his first large scale site wide meetup, but very
successful.
Chateau de Noix Uncorked 2019.jpg

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Derby City Showdown - Courage's meetup was one of the best reocurring meetup prior to the fallout of the NAGB. Lots of people from all over the country, great poker. One year I took a trip to the Bourbon distilleries, one year to the Louisville Slugger factory. Lots of fun. Every year, the warmup day included a trip to the racetrack.

Derby City Showdown 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.jpg


Lone Star Roundup - Texas Meetup held by TenPercenter at his brother-in-law's house in Dallas area. Did it two years, the. other year at a hotel, but I can only find this one chip and my sample set of the set that was created for the meetup. Awesome design on the set!

Lone Star Roundup 2008.jpg


Lone Star Roundup  commemorative set - 2008.jpg


Mad Town Throwdown - @Trihonda meetup in Madison, WI. Was held every year except 2020 due to Covid. He has a great venue, and is convenient for me to get to. I've had good success in the tournament...Iwon the main event there two years, and come in third place two years.

Mad Town Throw Down. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.jpg

Madness in Michigan - @detroitdad and crew...Bills a GREAT host. I'm lucky enough to have occasion to spend a lot of time in Michigan for work and played regularly in the Michigan Crew's game...there is a very strong group of guys there that is awesome to play with.
Madness in Michigan 2019.jpg

MD/DC/VA - I didn't attend this, but I think this was the first MD meetup....I'm sure @krafticus would know more. He gave me this awesome chip.
MDDCVA 2012.jpg

Meet at the Suite - Las Vegas...the Zombies @Poker Zombie @Mrs Poker Zombie were the instigators of this meet up for some folks who were going to Las Vegas. They were kind enough to give me this chip! I see the Zombies at meetups, they were a co-host at SSSS and are legends at Meetup at the Post.
Meet in the Suite 2017.jpg
Meet in the Suite 2017.jpg

Pissd n Brok at Bluff City (Memphis)...@payback Payback hosted a meetup at his new digs in Memphis a couple years ago. Lots of fun, and Bill is an awesome host...the best part of playing at his game is that he is an expert dealer and moves any game along...he's always a fixture at WCB.]
Pissed n Broke in Bluff City 2018.jpg


Shootup at the Post - @Mr Tree's house in Atlanta. An awesome poker room, and venue, an awesome guy, a HUGE attendance and one of the best times. As you can see from the commemorative chips edge spots, Tom spares no expense. I've attended each year, and have no idea where the first chip went???
Shootout at the Post 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019.jpg

Sticks Stars Straddles & Shenanigans - @Ben Ben and the Zombies @Poker Zombie @Mrs Poker Zombie host in Murfreesboro. So disappointed that Ben is not still a fixture here. He was certainly a fixture at meetups and was an exciting poker player and all around good dude. The Zombies are great company.
Sticks Stars Straddles & Shenanigans 2016, 2018.jpg


Suicide Queen Melee - @k9dr 's meetup in Florida. Several years now, and the last meetup before COVID. February 2020. My last trip for anything before being stranded by COVID. Best host, best venue, great sets, several years running now. I've had good luck here...Main event champ and second place.
Suicide Queen Melee 2016, 2017, 2018,  2019.jpg
 

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And of course, Windy City Blowout. The first 2 were at Rob Brandy's and then I picked it up when he started to phase out active participation in CT. The first year was 2006 and had a BCC set made. The second year had a hot stamp design with non-traditional colors. That set was made and bought by Jamby and me and we both owned half the set. That set is now owned by Abby99. I can't find the WCB 5 chip. There were some years when the meetup was every other year. Initially, it was Friday and Saturday, and then over time expanded to Thursday, then Wednesday. Now people go to k9dr's place in Florida for a week vacation.
WCB1
Windy City Blowout 1 - 2006.jpg

WCB 2
Windy City Blowout 2.jpg


WCB 3
Windy City Blowout 3 - 2009.jpg


WCB IV
Windy City Blowout IV 2012.jpg


WCB 5 - lost!!!

WCB 6 - I decided to start a tradition of add-ons in the same theme as my room.

Windy City Blowout 6 - 2015.jpg


WCB 7
Windy City Blowout 7 - 2016.jpg

WCB 8
Windy City Blowout 8 - 2017.jpg

WCB 9
Windy City Blowout 9 - 2018.jpg


WCB 10
Windy City Blowout 10 - 2019.jpg

WCB 11
Windy City Blowout 11 - 2020.jpg
 

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Fear of COVID has taken away this nice outlet for fun poker for many of us who like to travel.

I have not documented Forrest’s meetups here. I attended the first Minneapolis meetup but had to leave in the middle of it due to a medical emergency in the family. I’m not sure if he did a commemorative chip or not. His second meetup actually went off, but was in the COVID shadow so I couldn’t go. @inca911s will be an every year event for me if I can get my way.

There are more meetups popping up all over the place and it’s hard to keep up until they become routine and not just one-off. Very sad the events keeping people apart.
 
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These might be worth adding here as this has a good chance of becoming the thread of record for these things.

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A small handful of these were made for the first Sin City Showdown in August (?) 2007. Laser etched silver coins. I made sure to get one as a souvenir of the event.

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I wasn't at this specific event but I bought one (and a set of the PNY-inspired $1000 and $5000 plaques) when I was at *a* WCB. ;)
 

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Great collection, I wonder who made all those great chips?

I noticed that in your 4th post you stated you were Jimb. Your also in Maine. :unsure: Jim Blanchard of ASM? If so, I'd say you had a hand in making some of these chips. Welcome! :)
 
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