Fort McCoy card “sharks” can pit their skills against their fellow
community members for a chance to take on the best Department of Army
(DA) players in a Texas Hold ’em Poker tournament.
The tournament, now under way, features play on Thursday evenings,
beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Activity Center (CAC), building
2000, at Fort McCoy for authorized patrons.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and active-duty military,
Reserve, Guard, retiree, or DA civilian personnel with valid ID cards,
or immediate Family members or guests. Directorate of Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) employees engaged in the development and
implementation or direct execution of the program are not eligible to
Play at Fort McCoy will continue until June 2. Participants must
participate in at least four events — with a maximum of seven events to
earn points in the competition — to qualify to win prizes. No entry fees
Texas Hold ’em is a modified form of poker with each player receiving
two private cards and combining those cards with a community hand of
cards revealed face-up to fashion the best hands.
Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate. A complete set
of rules is available at the CAC.
Those who would like to brush up on the rules or skills before competing
also can view Roberts Rules of Poker, which are being used in
conjunction with Texas Hold ’em rules, or can visit a number of sites
online for more information.
Fort McCoy participants will compete for three prizes: first place is
$500, with a spot in the online finals; second place is $200, and third
place is $100. The winner of the Fort McCoy tournament will compete for
prizes, which include an ultimate home-theater system with Blu-Ray and
Bose Surround Sound, valued at $6,000.
The tournament is sponsored by the U.S. Army MWR, the Army Recreation
Machine Program, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Fort McCoy
For more information about the tournament in the Fort McCoy community,
visit the CAC or call 608-388-3213.