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2023 Buffalo Poker Run by Elite Poker Runs

August 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - August 12, 2023 @ 11:00 pm


We are looking to bring the Buffalo Poker Run back to it’s roots at Templeton Landing. Remember the days when the Buffalo Poker Run had 118 boats. Well it has been too many years and we want you back. So long that you don’t even own the boat you last ran the Buffalo Poker Run in. Let’s see those new boats or see how nice you have kept that old boat.

The runs primary course will be about 100 Miles.  We will have an approved backup course if needed due to wind.  The beautiful part about this run is that we have the ability to run the rivers shielded waters if needed.  This years charity is yet to be determided but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity.  We are hoping to raise a ton of money for charity this year.  Local participation is essential along with support from regional performance boaters to keep this event growing. 

We ask that you register early to help with the planning.  This way we can concentrate on creating anenjoyable safe weekend.  If you choose to get a slip you can book your slips directly with the marina.  Templeton Landings Courtesy Dock will be free for all registered boats until it is full.  We will also have the floating dock at Canelside reserved for overflow.  Expect to have boats rafted 10 deep, so if you do not like someone rafted off you, please secure a slip.  Individual slips at Erie Basin Marina will be limited.  Booking early will allow us to plan for parking and docking and to ensure our event runs smoothly and in a timely fashion.   

This will be a US Coast Guard Approved Event and PFD’s are required when on plane.  Boats that do not follow the Rules and Safety Regulations will be disqualified.   NO EXCEPTIONS!  All boats participating in this event are required to carry $300,000 or greater in watercraft liability coverage maintained in full force and effect during the term of the event.  Boats without insurance will not be able to run.  We will refuse ANY boat without INSURANCE PROOF and or PROPER PAPERWORK.  This run is an insured event and NO unregistered Crew members will be accepted on boats.

Please have all paper work to us prior to run, we will not excepting same day registrations on Saturday.  You can register until 8pm Friday, Aug 9th or when the event sells out.  Please visit our website www.elitepokerruns.com for updated information.  If you have any questions call or email us.

All Tickets are Non-Refundable, boats break, boats sell, weather changes, ect.   You will be allowed to transfer your ticket to another boat if needed.

Price Includes:

All events: Casual Friday Night Welcome Dinner, Saturday Morning Coffee, Drivers meeting, Saturday Lunch at Canelside, and Saturday Night Awards Dinner are all held at the Templeton Landing Restaurant.  All events are cash bar.  


 Drivers/Boat Cost ‐ $350.00

          Special Gift, Casual Friday Night Welcome Dinner, T-Shirt, Run, Saturday Lunch, 1 Hand, Award Dinner.


Crew Member Cost ‐ $125.00

          Casual Friday Night Welcome Dinner, T-Shirt, Run, Saturday Lunch, Awards Dinner


 Additional Hand – $ 50.00 – Includes 1 Hand. (100% of hand money goes to charity)


Please note anyone riding on boat in the run is considered a crew member regardless of participation in the Cocktail Party and Award Dinner


Important Speed Information Based on your planned Top Speed

  • 0 to 70 mph – 18 year of age and under accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • 70 mph to 110 mph – Everyone over 18 years of age.
  • 110 mph or faster – Everyone over 18 years of age, No back seat passengers


*** Alternate Coarse based on weather conditions ***


Please call Tony (716) 510-9669 or email info@elitepokerruns.com

***Please email a copy of your Insurance***


Thank You,

Elite Poker Runs


August 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
August 12, 2023 @ 11:00 pm
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Elite Poker Runs LLC
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Templeton Landing Restaurant & Special Events
2 Templeton Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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