Card sharks to ante up for annual poker paddle

Jun 21, 2024

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There will be a feeding frenzy in Onset Bay on Saturday, June 29 but there’ll be no fins in sight — just paddles — as card sharks compete in the Onset Bay Association’s annual kayak poker run. 

Participants will meet at Shell Point Beach off South Boulevard and kayak around Onset Bay, building five-card poker hands by picking up cards from dealers positioned throughout the bay.

They will then return to shore and have the chance to exchange cards with each other for $2 per card. The best hand of the day wins, but prizes are given out in several categories. And since the game will conclude with a pizza party on the beach, everyone’s a winner! After prizes are paid out, all proceeds benefit the Onset Bay Association. 

Registration costs $25 and all players must download, print and fill out a waiver. The waiver can be found online at and must be brought to Shell Point Beach on the day of the event.

Same-day registration begins at 9 a.m. and kayaks will launch at 10 a.m. The poker run’s route will be announced closer to the date of the event. All participants are required to wear a personal floatation device. 

To rent a kayak, call the Onset Bay Center at 508-999-6363, ext. 283.

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Event Date: 

Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 9:00am

Event Location: 

Shell Point Beach