2021 was an unusual year for the Heritage Poker Club. We changed our name to the Picciuti Poker Club in honor of our retiring founder Chuck Picciuti. We also spent the year dancing around the latest Covid virus. Our attendance was down for most of the year as we tried to learn how to live with the virus. Poker rooms across the board, however, began to re-open. Some requiring masks and some constructing plexi-glass barriers between players. A number of new alternative poker rooms began to spring to life as some try to turn poker into a business enterprise that meets legal standards. One of our own started such a venture and opened the Governors Lounge only about 4 miles from the clubhouse. Poker seems to be doing well and even thriving as the number of venues in the metroplex grow everyday. The Piccuiti Poker Club(Heritage) fired up a couple of tournaments at the end of the year. Attendance was still a bit low but, it was good to see some familiar faces returning. Cash games became the staple of play for most of the year with a core group of about 20 players attending off and on. All in all I think most of us are glad to see 2022 over.
2023 hopes to be better is we can get past the Omicron virus. We have plans for a new format for the first six months that is new and exciting. A league format where attendance and performance can win you a seat in a final table in June for a good cash prize. Details about this league format can be seen by tapping the "invite" button on the header above.
With the retirement of Chuck Picciuti, the club is in good hands led by Dan Piontkowski. John Crawford is still keeping the financial books for needed supplies for the club. The Heritage HOA staff is always accomodating for our games and even played a few times.
We start 2022 with a cash game on January 1. We will watch football and play poker beginning at 3:00 PM. If you want to play please come by the clubhouse.
So cheers to 2022 and good luck on the poker table.