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Changes, new events mark CTR schedule

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By LPR Staff
Editor/POST-REGISTER

Important changes are afoot with hopes of injecting new life into one of Lockhart’s longest-standing traditions.

Wayne Bock, President of the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce announced last week that this year’s festival, slated to begin June 9, will include some changes that are intended to not only increase attendanc

e, but also to broaden the appeal of the nearly-40-year-old annual fair.

Among big changes, Bock said the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce has announced a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament, which will be held on Wednesday, June 9.

The tournament, he said, which will accept registrations until the 7 p.m. start of play on Wednesday evening, will benefit the scholarship fund for the CTR Queen’s Court (also a new addition this year), and offers a broad range of prizes, from furniture to electronics and more.

The suggested donation will earn players 10,000 worth of chips. Running on timed blinds and a no-limit structure, the tournament is expected to take three hours, and will end with the chip leader receiving their choice of prizes.

“Everyone that plays is going to have a chance at the big prizes [which include an iPad an LCD television and a custom-made beach bench],” Bock said. “Our winner will get to choose the prize his or her wants, and then the second-place winner will also get a choice. After that, all the names will go back into the pot, and we will draw for the other prizes.”

The CTR No Limit Hold ‘Em Tournament will be held at the American Legion Hall on Wednesday, June 9.

For the second year, the Chamber is also opening the week of CTR with the Chisholm Cup Golf Tournament.

The tournament, a four-man scramble, offers such “side contests” as the Happy Gilmore Driving Challenge and Putting Contest, which will allow golfers to showcase their strength, either on the long ball or in their short game. Winners of the contests respectively will win a Callaway Driver or a Callaway Putter.

The Chisholm Cup has been enhanced this year to include a variety of big-ticket prizes, including a 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck and an EZ Go Golf Cart, both of which will be up for grabs as a part of the “Hole in One” contest.

The Chisholm Cup will be held at the Quail Creek Country Club on Highway 21 near San Marcos, on Sunday, June 6. The Driving and Putting Challenges begin at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start tee time at 1 p.m.

Registration for both events is still available, and participants are welcome to contact the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce at (512) 398-2818 for more information or to register.

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