2015 SCOPE Poker Run – Kona Kai Resort and Marina

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2015 Poker Run Info Flyer
2015 Poker Run Sign-Up Form
Hotel Group Rate Booking Link
Calendar Link

This event is once again in support of Operation Gratitude – sending care packages to the U.S. Military.

Book your reservations now for the 2015 SCOPE Poker Run in San Diego, CA. This year we will be returning to the beautiful Kona Kai Resort and Marina for our 2015 Poker Run, September 11th – 13th. Two great courses to choose from: Long Course (open ocean run up the coast), and Short Course (all card stops inside the bay).

This will be a full 3 day weekend of boating and fun, including a Veteran’s ride along, rock the dock potluck, pedal boat races, card party, photo shoot and more! Check back for a detailed itinerary to be published before the event.


Schedule of Events:

Friday September 11th 
8:00AM – 10:00AM – Hotel Lobby – Event Check-In – be sure to get your armbands!
Armbands are required to attend the Dock Party, Driver’s Meeting & Card Party Dinner

11:00AM – 12:30PM – Docks in front of Kona Kai – Operation Gratitude “Mission for the Military”
Load up boats with Veterans
Gather boats under Coronado Bridge,
Fly-by in formation past the USS Midway

1:00PM – 2:30PM – Docks in front of Kona Kai – Lunch on the Dock (food will be provided)
After lunch, hang out by the hotel pool and bar

4:00PM – 6:00PM – Room near Courtyard – Late check-in

Dinner on your own
Optional: Limo/Taxi/Uber to S.D.’s Downtown Gaslamp District on your own

Saturday September 12th
9:00AM – 9:30AM – Courtyard of Kona Kai, below the hotel restaurant.

11:00AM – POKER RUN!!! Meet up on the docks at 11am
After Poker Run – Relax at the marina or poolside.
Lunch is on your own

3:00PM – 4:30PM – Card Room (near the courtyard of the Kona Kai) – TURN IN YOUR CARDS.

4:00PM – 5:00PM Cocktail Party at the Tiki Bar & Cabanas

5:00PM – 7:00PM Dinner in the Kona Kai courtyard – Operation Gratitude presentation and Card Winners announced

5:00PM – 9:00PM Enjoy entertainment and dancing with “Grand Junction Band”


Sunday September 28th
Free day – Hang out with new friends
Hook-up and head out. Safe travels and thank you for coming!


Crane Info:

Need a crane to launch your boat for the Poker Run?  Marine Boat Works in Chula Vista can help.  See below for a link to their website and contact information.  Click their address to access a Google Map of their location.

Marine Boat Works
997 G Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 427-6767
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:00PM


Confirmed attendees for 2015:

Rick Bowling – “Gone Again” – 37′ Skater with Twin 1350 Mercury Racing Engines
gone again

Bill Steiner – “Junkyard Bill” – 38′ Cigarette Top Gun with Twin Vortech Supercharged HP 500s
cigarette big air

Sean Clancy – “See Spot Run”

Thaddeus Findley – “Ragamuffin” – 32′ Skater with Triple Outboards
Raga Muffin