Teague Custom Marine is proud to be the continuing title sponsor of The Big Cat Poker Run. From August 11 to 13, 2022. The Big Cat Poker Run once again returns to the California Delta to benefit the Discovery Bay Lions Club. All boaters are welcome to participate. Join us at the event and help to raise thousands of dollars for local charities.
Teague Custom Marine has been a co-title sponsor with Colledgewood Inc. since the event’s inception in the year 2000. Volunteers from the local community and the Discovery Bay Lion’s Club take care of poker run registration duties and orchestrating many details of the event. This unique poker run has become one of the largest performance boating events on the West Coast and takes participants on a boating adventure through the waters of the California Delta with stops in different cities.
Fun to note, that although the event name includes the word “Cat”, this is not to preclude V-bottoms from entering the poker run. The moniker “Big Cat” refers to the Lion head in the logo of the Discovery Bay Lions Club. All types and sizes of boats are welcome and with the addition of a “short course” option, there is something for everybody.
The weekend of fun begins Friday, August 12th with a lunch run to Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill in Antioch, CA. A welcome party and registration follows that evening. Saturday, August 13th is the Poker Run allowing plenty of time to socialize. Poker draw and party follows Saturday evening at the Discovery Bay Marina.
We have two routes, a shorter run for slower boats and a longer run for larger and fast boats. The short run will be from Discovery Bay to Sugar Barge Resort, to Windmill Cove for lunch and then back to Discovery Bay. The longer run will be from Discovery Bay to Pittsburg Marina, to Windmill Cove for lunch and then Back to Discovery Bay.
WHEN: Weekend of fun begins Friday, August 12th
WHERE: Discovery Bay Marina
5901 Marina Rd # 1
Discovery Bay, CA 94505
Traditionally, Big Cat is a huge success: with a strong showing of boats, perfect weather, fun boating, parties with live music, and best of all a safe event with zero incidents. Bob Teague explained to speedonthewater.com part of what makes Big Cat unique: “We’re out here with everything from ships to personal watercraft and there are 1,500 miles of freshwater waterways. It’s just a class of people who know about boating, have nice equipment and know how to get along the waterways…The water is fantastic, the crowd is amazing and we have the kind camaraderie people would die for.” We can’t wait this year’s event!
Thursday, August 11th – Sponsor Appreciation Night
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktails for Sponsor Appreciation Awards at Discovery Bay Yacht Club (5871 Marina Rd, Discovery Bay, CA 94505)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sponsor Appreciation Awards which includes Dinner and Dancing
Friday, August 12th – Lunch Run and Welcoming Party
11:30 am – Meet at the lighthouse in Discovery Bay for Lunch Run to Smith’s Landing, with an added guided tour of the Delta after lunch, for those who wish to participate
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Onsite Registration at Discovery Bay Marina (5901 Marina Rd # 1, Discovery Bay, CA 94505)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Welcoming Party at Marina
7:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:00 am – Onsite Registration (5901 Marina Rd # 1, Discovery Bay, CA 94505))
9:00 am – Driver’s Meeting and Depart for First Stop, Return to Discovery Bay for
Poker Hand Draw, Dinner and Entertainment
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Party at Marina
For more information and to register, please see: www.bigcatpokerrun.org
Photos Courtesy: KKJ Media and Cherilyn Noack