Irmageddon Poker Run - Daily News Staff

 Crown Bay Marina’s Irmageddon trophy, designed and handcrafted by marina owner Kosei Ohno.

Crown Bay Marina’s Irmageddon trophy, designed and handcrafted by marina owner Kosei Ohno.

The boating community came together on Sunday for the Crown Bay Marina’s inaugural
Irmageddon Poker Run.
The boats followed a route visiting areas that were hard hit by September’s hurricanes,
including Cruz Bay on St. John, Coki Point and Brewers Bay on St. Thomas, and Honeymoon
Beach on Water Island.
Crown Bay Marina’s Irmageddon trophy, designed and handcrafted by marina owner Kosei Ohno.
The winner, David McDonnell, will have his name inscribed on a unique trophy that was
handcrafted by Crown Bay Marina owner Kosei Ohno from a telephone pole that was shattered
by Hurricane Irma.
“I decided we would create an event to show the world we were not defeated by the storm, but
we would rebuild. We would recover. We would continue to see beauty in all things,” said
Ohno in a news release. “The diamond shield on the face of the trophy reminds us that we are
a diamond in the rough — that beauty can come from what may seem like an insignifcant
rock but when hard work and dedication are applied to that rock, what emerges is a work of art
of immense value for all to behold.”
Coming in second and third in the poker run was Ranney Laronde, with three jacks and three
fives, respectively. The Best Dressed award went to Boyce Bryan, of “Unexpected,” who also
won for Best Paint.
Best Paint: Boyce Bryan, Boat Name “Unexpected.”