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MooseWizard

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Trophy Ideas
« on: November 29, 2006, 11:18:53 AM »
What do you use for trophies?

This is the first year of our league.  At each tournament, I gave the winner a black silicone bracelet (think Lance Armstrong bracelet) that had the four suits and ALL IN on it.  For the championship next week, I have had a titanium bracelet made featuring our logo.



I got it from IronDog Industries, and was $19 USD.  These guys were an absolute pleasure to work with.

Post your favorite trophy ideas and links!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2008, 11:09:48 AM by MooseWizard »
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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 11:27:12 AM »
Here's the info on the silicone bracelets I use:
http://www.customsiliconebracelets.com/product_detail.php?inv_id=31

$0.69 each!

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 01:39:24 PM »
just got this for this year's champion.  It's not cheap but definitely worth it, esp. since you can use it as a marker.  It came in better looking than I expected; the picture does not do it justice.



http://www.pokerguard.com/custom-any-pocket-cards-p-39.html

$45 shipped.  I just took the money out of the 1st place prize for the Championship game.

It's pure Silver, so it's not only a great trophy/card marker, but it is actually worth something.
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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006, 09:53:59 AM »
Thanks moose

Cracking idea, I have ordered 25 sillicone ones and 1 metal 1.

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 10:26:18 PM »
Moose, pretty sweet bro. 

brenner, freakin awesome man!!!   i'm ordering one for my wife as POTY.

thanks guys.

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 02:05:31 PM »
We just finished up our first season in our League and had four trophies awarded.  3 of the trophies looked like this one:

One for "Top Money Winner" (Green), one for "Player of the Year" (Black), & one for "Mr. Consistency" (Red). 

For our TOC, we got a big perpetual cup trophy that went to the winner.  His name and the year will be engraved on the base and each year it will pass to a different player.  Here's a pic of the winner and his trophy:

Unfortunately, it wasn't me this year :(

Starting next year, I'm going to be giving each tourey winner one of these pins (the black pin)

Just as an extra little something for the win to brag with, plus we have extra cash since we don't need to re-buy the TOC trophy.

The players loved the trophies and it seemed like some were more interested in winning those than the money!  One player who busted out of the TOC tried to buy his way back in just to win the trophy.  He offered one of the players still in about half of the 1st place prize from his own wallet.  He was half joking, but I think he really wanted to do it.

If you're interested, the small trophies and the pins I got from http://www.trophies2go.com.  The Big Cup I got from http://trophycentral.com.  Both had excellent service and fast delivery times.

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006, 11:15:09 AM »
sweet, thanks 007!!!  pins should be great.

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2006, 08:23:31 AM »
MooseWizard,

Thanks for starting this thread!  After going to customsiliconebracelets.com, I decided to order custom bracelets with Back Door Hold'em printed on them instead of All In    I ordered 50 blue ones to hand out as a Christmas gift to all my players, and ordered 10 orange ones to be given to the people who make the final, year end table.

Then I found this ID Bracelet http://www.stickyj.com/bg1021.html

at Sticky Jewelry for $26 which I ordered to be given to the season 1 winner.  After engraving costs and shipping, it ended up being $51.85

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 08:37:56 PM »
Thought I would revive this topic, and include the trophies we had last year.

Player of the year:

Was about $45 and worth every penny--beautiful!  I am looking forward to winning this one for myself this year.  As brenner said, the pictures do not do these justice.  From http://www.pokerguard.com/

Champion:

Went a bit over the top with this trophy, but it was a beauty.  Was $75 and a complete custom designed trophy from http://www.besttrophiesonline.com

Also for the champion:

I think we will always do one of these--custom artwork and durable for only $18!  From http://www.irondog.us/

First Out:

Cheap resin trophy.  Cost $15 from http://www.abcgiftsandawards.com/ (They have a decent selection of poker trophies)

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2008, 09:39:10 PM »
This is more of a prize idea than a trophy idea.  I gave the top 3 places the cash (of course) and a subscription to CardPlayer magazine.  They really seemed to like that.  I have also given out card guards and sets of chips.  I am interested to see what others give out.  I like the bracelet idea, but I think the silicone ones have faded away in popularity.  Moose...How did your guys like the metal bracelet?  Any ideas would help.

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 08:38:40 PM »
I like the bracelet idea, but I think the silicone ones have faded away in popularity.  Moose...How did your guys like the metal bracelet?  Any ideas would help.

I agree about the silicone bracelets, and he are not doing that this year.  I won the first one and I like it a lot.  Our winner last year also seemed happy with it.  There are fancier bracelets but I do not think anyone is wearing a bracelet on a regular basis and would rather put the extra money into the prize pool.  However, the card guards get used often so I do not mind spending the extra money on those.
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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2008, 10:37:51 PM »
we had bracelets the first 2 year but nobody wore them.so i went to t shirts for points champ and toc champ people will wear those.

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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 01:23:35 PM »
I was originally thinking of doing a custom trophy for our league, but I couldn't really justify the expense, especially when the money would be coming out of the league pot.  So, after much thought, I decided to go with these plaques.  I did the design on Photoshop (it's basically a rip-off of the award that's given to WPT winners), and then just mounted them to a document plaque.  Of course, we also give out the championship bracelet, courtesy of www.pokerbling.com .


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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 08:09:17 PM »
I've been using the TD program for a couple years now. I can't believe that I've never been to this forum before today!

I won a tournament online once (it's actually a weekly series of sorts), and on top of the prize money I also got this bracelet..

http://www.pokerbling.com/goldcuban.htm

** Edit ** I just noticed Scotty's post which references the same bracelet.. My bad  ;D


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Re: Trophy Ideas
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2008, 01:27:08 PM »
i went to www.trophypartner.com and got a 8" resin plaque for player of the year and a larger plaque (12" x 9"?) for our main event. I also use www.dyetub.com for certificates for each event winner. It's simple and easy to use, and everyone loves them. I attached a picture, I am at work right now so it is not the best picture of them but you can kind of get an idea. Plus, my poker room is still under construction.
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