As host venues for poker runs go, it’s tough to beat Templeton Landing in the Lake Erie Basin, which happens to be home base, as well ground zero for everything off the water, during the annual Buffalo Poker Run in Western New York. Its long outdoor patio and rooftop deck make the facility downright picture perfect, especially at dusk with high-performance catamarans and V-bottoms rafted off in the harbor.
In short, it’s a great place to hang out with old friends and make new ones. It just looks like somewhere you’d want to be on a Friday evening.
Picture perfect stillness from last weekend’s Buffalo Poker Run (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image
With yet another sellout on their hands, organizer Anthony Scioli and all the volunteers from the Western New York Offshore Powerboat Association were delighted—once again—to bring their increasingly popular event to the venue last weekend. And for the second year in a row, speedonthewater.com was on scene delivering real-time coverage from the run.
Joining official event photographer Tim Sharkey was his fellow shooter Jay Nichols, and the two brought back a slew of spectacular images from the poker run (Sharkey’s aerial shots will be featured in a Photo Essay this week). And Nichols nailed the moment, a relatively quiet one during the weekend, with this one.
Highlights from the Buffalo Poker Run
110 Boats Ready for Today’s Buffalo Poker Run
Outerlimits Building New SV 43 for Diorio