Despite some unfavorable rainy weather in Louisiana on Saturday, the dedicated participants in the annual Tickfaw 200 Poker Run powered through and had a great time wrapping up the two-day, eight-stop, 200-mile poker run hosted by Blood River Landing in Springfield. (Check out Pete Boden’s Day One Highlights here.)
Louisiana’s Jeff Ford let his RPM 26 Redline catamaran loose in the Tickfaw 200 Poker Run. Photos by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix
With tons of local boaters on hand as usual, the out-of-town guests from the likes of Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and more, were treated to exceptional hospitality. And whether or not they made it to all of the stops—the crews aboard Beau and Tiffiney Renfroe’s Dirty Money 36-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran and Greg Harris and Yvonne Aleman’s Mad Props Skater (both of which are maintained by the team at Brand X Hi-Performance Marine) hit all eight stops and logged 234 miles in the process—they were all welcome to join in Saturday evening’s post-run festivities at the Blood River Landing Fun House.
Wozencraft Insurance owner Devin Wozencraft, who made the trip to the Tickfaw 200 Poker Run for the second year in a row in his 30-foot Skater, had an amazing time once again.
“It’s all about the Southern hospitality at this event,” Wozencraft said. “Everyone here is your friend. And it doesn’t matter what kind of boat you’re driving. They’re a very friendly, welcoming bunch.”
Check out more of Boden’s images from Saturday’s Tickfaw 200 Poker Run.
According to speedonthewater.com chief photographer Boden, who opted to shoot pictures Saturday from land rather than in the air because of the rain in the forecast, the Tickfaw 200 participants made the best out of the day on the water.
“At around 11 a.m, there was a 20-minute downpour that stifled things a bit,” Boden said. “Everyone still ended up running, but in small packs.
“I shot form Andy Kerns house on the river—he owns a cement company in Baton Rouge and has a second home here,” he continued. “The house has three big decks, which are great for shooting from, and they have a big party with all kinds of food there every year. After the first year he let me shoot from his home, Andy said, ‘You can come back here anytime you want.’ They’re incredibly gracious people.”
As are most people involved with the Tickfaw 200 Poker Run.
Boden’s Day One Highlights From The Tickfaw 200 Poker Run
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