The Kansas City Straddle – July 14-17, 2022 (5 Viewers)

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Straddle: “To be on both sides of; extend over or across.”

With the definition in mind, "The Kansas City Straddle" provides a perfect meet-up name when considering Missouri and Kansas border the metro area (also has a little poker connotation).

A get together is scheduled for July 14-17, 2022, on the Missouri side of KC, with valuable input from local PCFers @DoubleEagle, @bsdunbar1, @RowdyRawhide, who suggested the meet-up name, @Chester Copperpot and @MIZ.

Here is what we have planned:
  • WHO: PCFers (shooting for the stars here with a goal of up to 32-36 PCFers maximum to fill 4-5 tables for the event. Can fill seats with locals as necessary/needed, but PCFers have priority, of course!).
  • WHAT: A social chipper gathering for camaraderie.
  • WHEN: July 14-17, 2022.
  • WHERE: Kansas City metro.
  • WHY: Because there hasn’t been a meet-up in this area, per DoubleEagle’s, bsdunbar1’s and RowdyRawhide’s recollections. It’s time.
LODGING

What's changed from original post: We scrapped the planned spot on the Kansas side and moved to the Missouri side for the social gathering.

An ideal meet-up space is secured. Details sent directly to confirmed attendees.

For accommodations, I met with the owner of an establishment in close proximity to the meet-up location and blocked off nine room reservations. [UPDATE, as of Oct. 6, 2021: All nine rooms are accounted for.]

Don't worry if you missed out on those rooms, though. There are numerous hotels within the immediate area of the meet-up location, including a Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownPlace Suites, Springhill Suites, Comfort Inn, H2 Home and Best Western, among many others, for overflow.

For chippers flying in: The Kansas City international airport is approximately 20-25 minutes from the hotels.

THE CHIPS

We’ll supply chips, which includes bsdunbar1’s tourney set, for the event. Attendees, however, are certainly welcome to bring a set to put in play. We'll also have meet-up swag bags for attendees to take home.

We'll have separate tables off to the side against the walls for show-and-tell for anyone wanting to bring in a set.

THE CARDS

As of April 19, 2022, Desjgn is the official card of the Straddle.

THE GAMES (daily schedule shared directly with attendees)
  • Social games
  • Main Event
Our vision is an all-day Main Event on Saturday, with social games to follow when tables become available.

POINTS OF INTEREST, THINGS TO SEE/DO

Don't think of the area as flyover country! There's plenty to do, including family-friendly getaways, for anyone wanting a break from poker-related events:
  • KC metro: The Plaza, where you’ll find the famous fountains, and numerous shopping outlets and eating spots, including Jack Stack barbecue restaurant; Worlds of Fun amusement park; Midtown-Westport area of KC (restaurants like Q39 barbecue, diners, bars galore and my go-to karaoke spot Off-Key), Power & Light District (dining, and more bars!), Zona Rosa shopping area; The Legends Outlet on the Kansas side of the metro houses Hollywood Casino, the Kansas Speedway, Sporting KC’s soccer stadium, large shopping outlet, restaurants, bars, , etc., and so much more.
  • Local casinos: Harrah’s KC, Hollywood Casino, Argosy, Ameristar and Bally's Kansas City, formerly the Isle of Capri KC.
  • I can take interested people on post for a guided tour of nearby historic Fort Leavenworth, the oldest active Army installation (founded 1827).
  • If we’re lucky depending on schedule, feel free to take in either a Royals game for the pro baseball fans or Sporting KC match for the pro soccer fans. If we’re luckier on the schedule, both teams will be in town on the weekend of proposed meet-up. It’s all about having options for the sports fans.
PARTING THOUGHTS

Everything appears fluid these days, but it's reasonable to believe we are good to go by July 2022 to schedule this venture.

More details, including full schedule and sequence of events, to follow at a later time with confirmed attendees.

Please chime in if you're either "in" or "interested" and I’ll keep a running tally below in this post.

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UPDATE as of Oct. 26: We officially reached maximum capacity of 36 confirmed attendees. The former "interested" list is now transitioned to a wait list.

Update as of Jan. 12, 2002: If/when spots open among the confirmed attendees, the priority to fill the spot from the wait list to be determined by random draw.


CONFIRMED ATTENDEES:

1. @bsdunbar1 and hotel room
2. @DoubleEagle
3. @RowdyRawhide
4. @Chester Copperpot
5. Me
6. @Justin Olson
7. @Grandmasturkey
8. @sugarcane
9. @tdccarpenter
10. @inca911
11. @k9dr and hotel room
12-13. @Poker Zombie and @Mrs Poker Zombie, and hotel room
14-15. @FordPickup92 and @Ben8257, and hotel room
16. @Lil Tuna and hotel room
17. @Pawn38
18-19. @BEANO52, plus Mrs. Beano52 and hotel room
20. @Joe Harris
21. @chipinla
22. @Schmendr1ck, plus Mrs. S. and hotel room
23. @jja412
24. @EnjoyLife
25. @Brad1316
26. @Vacuum
27. @toothpic and hotel room
28. @TX_Golf_N_Poker
29. @BootySnatcher
30. @Himewad
31. @Kingpin804
32. @Sicembears
33. @postmanpete
34. Late replacement fill with non-PCF local *
35. Late replacement fill with non-PCF local
36. Late replacement fill with non-PCF local

* also holding a spot for @rimmerryan

WAIT LIST:

1. @Silver_Fiend
2. @abby99 (wait list for hotel room)
3. @Natskule
4. @Whiskey Sam
5. @ScottyNKC
 
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Put me on the interested list! I'd love to join, I just cant say anything 100% that far in advance.
 

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Man KC has got some great BBQ and the dumplings at “Blue Koi” are the BOMB! If I can swing a quick visit, I’ll try to make it out.
Lots of changes possibly happening for me as the year progresses, would love to make an appearance if it’s possible. :tup:
If I can I will.
 

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Just re read your post, I would imagine Ben and I would lodge at one of the hotels, unless we can get @Lil Tuna and or @Seeking Alpha Social Club or a few of our other friends to share a house/air bnb together.
Sounds good! I'll mark you two down for a hotel in the interest portion barring an AirBnB when the time comes.

... the dumplings at “Blue Koi” are the BOMB! If I can swing a quick visit, I’ll try to make it out.
Lots of changes possibly happening for me as the year progresses, would love to make an appearance if it’s possible. :tup:
If I can I will.
Sweet! I'll put you down as interested. Thanks, and you're dead on about the Blue Koi at either location in the greater KC metro!

Q39 and Minsky's are always on my list for KC!
Spoken like a man who knows his KC food! Minsky's Pizza is phenomenal. As for barbecue, can't go wrong with Q39 or Jack Stack or Joe's Kansas City or Arthur Bryants or Gates or Zarda's, the list goes on and on. Zarda's is my go-to barbecue spot.
 
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Just re read your post, I would imagine Ben and I would lodge at one of the hotels, unless we can get @Lil Tuna and or @Seeking Alpha Social Club or a few of our other friends to share a house/air bnb together.
Would love to, but will have to see what happens with the WSOP Main Event before I can commit. We send 1 player every year and it usually starts July 4th week or the week after.
 

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