Heart Throb Hash "Pokerchase" 22nd February
Please see attached notes regarding this year's Heart Throb Hash which will
follow the same format as last year's game of jogging poker.
The food afterwards in the clubhouse will be "bangers and mash".
Please let me Paul Brandon or Steve Newell know if you will be i) running
(and eating) or helping (and eating) ii) just eating.
There will be two packs of cards (jokers not in play) and there will be a
limit of 16 competitors (or teams). Runners will be split between the blue pack
and the red pack of cards as evenly as possible.
Please remember that you have just one hour in which to complete collecting
your hand. Elapsed times will be used to decide the winner in the case of a tie.
If you take more than an hour to return to the pavilion you will "out of the
Please return the cards to Brian Forrester at the end of evening.
BRITISH AIRWAYS ATHLETICS CLUB HEART THROB HASH
WEDNESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2012 6 P.M.
1. Competitors may wear a watch and it may be an advantage to do so.
Competitors may pair up if they wish but must then stick together throughout and
will be considered as an item. A maximum of 16 individuals or pairs will be
2. The idea of the game is to collect, in no more than 60 minutes, the best
possible poker hand of 5 cards.
3. Two packs of cards (red, blue) will be shuffled (separately) and each then
split into five batches.
4. The starter will “deal” a single card from the top of either his red batch or
his blue batch (alternately) to individual (or a pair of) runners as they leave
the Concorde Club pavilion at half minute intervals. each individual runner’s
(or pair’s) start time will be recorded.
6. Four other dealers will be located in easily spotted well lit locations in
the neighbourhood. these points will be described and shown on a map which will
be displayed at the start.
7. Runners will need to visit each of the four dealers and collect a card from
the red or blue pack as appropriate. runners must only collect either red or
blue cards according to the colour of their initial card dealt to them by the
8. Runners may choose their own routes to reach each of the four dealers and may
visit them in any order. as always, runners must take care when crossing roads
and reflective clothing is recommended.
9. Once runners have collected five cards they have the option of returning
directly to the pavilion. In any case, runners should return to the pavilion
within 60 minutes of starting to be able to continue in the game. runners will
be checked (and timed) in by the starter at the pavilion door.
10. Runners who have time in hand and who consider they could improve their hand
by swapping one or more cards may return to one or more dealers excluding the
starter and the dealer who handed out their fifth card. A maximum of two cards
may be swapped with each dealer who will place rejected cards at the bottom of
the pack and deal from the top.
11. Swapping cards must only be done through a dealer and is restricted to a
single transaction with each of the three eligible dealers. dealers will remain
on station only until 7 p.m.
12. Runners must retain their five cards on return to the pavilion, remain poker
faced throughout the showering process and not enter into any game related
discussion with other competitors before the hands are revealed at 8 p.m. in the
clubhouse. Running times will be used as a tie breaker for competitors with
equally ranked hands.
13. Minimum distance covered – between 4 and 5 miles, maximum – probably double
that. Maximum time allowed 60 minutes.
Ranking of high poker hands, played with a full 52-card deck and no jokers.