Poker Tournament Information

If you've been a regular member at previous Shore Leaves and a late night convention participant, you may have seen Robbie Greenberger and friends playing Texas hold-em wherever they could find a quiet out of the way corner. In memory of Robbie, Shore Leave will be holding its Sixth Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament on the evening of Saturday August 2, immediately after the Masquerade award presentation.

As Robbie and his friends only played for chips (and to keep us in compliance with state and county regulations), our chips will represent points and have no monetary value. As in any Texas hold-em tournament, the winner will be the player holding all the issued chips. Players will be awarded certificates denoting where they placed in the tournament. (In this regard, it will be like winning in Monopoly.)

As with last year's tournament, you will need to show proof of a donation to either your local or National chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

To make an online donation, visit and click the "Donate Now" button. The link will take you to a secure website where you will need to follow the dirrectons below. (If you are unable to make a donation online, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society donation envelopes will be available at the tournament.)

  1. In the "Your Gift" section, you may make a donation in any amount you feel appropriate. (Please note if you make a donation in an amount, other than the listed amounts, the entry may look funny but will show correctly when you scroll down to click the "Donate Now" button.)
  2. Also in the "Your Gift" section, click/unclick the "Monthly gift" and "Dedicate my donation" boxes as you desire. You may designate anyone you like (a donation in Robbie's memory would be appreciated, but is not required). If you desire, enter your dedication information. If you you would like an acknowledgment sent to Robbie's family, the address to use is:
    Mr. Robert Greenberger & Family
    c/o Shore Leave
    P.O. Box 6809
    Towson, MD 21285-6809
  3. In the "Payment Information" section, fill in your Credit Card Information.
  4. In the "Your Information" section, fill in your personal information.

After completing the donation process, you will see a confirmation screen similar to the one below. below. (Needed is the first line, "Confirmation Number" under "Donation Information".) Please print this page or save a screenshot. By making a donation in accordance with these directions and bringing a print out of the confirmation page to the convention, you are eligible to receive a bonus black chip worth 10 times the base point chip.

To receive your bonus chip, follow these steps:

  1. Make an online donation donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as outlined above.
  2. Print a copy of the confirmation screen (you'll need to bring this to the convention).
  3. Sign up for the poker tournament by sending your donation ID to Poker Tournament Director Sharon McKlveen.
  4. At the Poker Tournament, present your printout from step 2. If the donation ID matches the one you sent, you'll receive a bonus chip.

If you would like further information, please contact the Poker Tournament Director.

Sample acknowlegement screen.