JULY 19 & 20, 2024
750 S Center Rd, Flint, MI 48506

The Chatgamers Euchre Tournaments started in 1999, when we all played  cards at Lycos.com. Four friends were playing cards one night online and  discussed "how cool it would be if we could get together and play cards  in person."  The group elected me (Bill) to set the tournament up and  at that time Candy W. from Ohio co-hosted. We held the first Chatgamers  Tourney in Windsor, Ontario, Canada at a hotel downtown, and 30 players  attended. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to do an annual  tournament. Year number 2 was held in Toledo, Ohio where 116 players  attended. We held a mini tournament in the middle of one year, hence the  reason the annual tourneys seem to be off by one year.

Years 4 & 5, were held in Bowling Green, Ohio at a hotel were we all stayed and played cards. In the early years we only played for trophies, and had a Spades, Hearts, & Double Elimination Euchre Tournaments. Years 6-9 were held in Lima, Ohio, and then Candy decided to bow out of helping with the tournaments.

Maria graciously accepted being the co-host of the tournaments and we moved them to Michigan. We held our first Michigan tourney in Monroe, Mi and went from Trophies to paying Ca$h at the tourneys. After Monroe, we moved closer to Maria's area in and around Flint, Mi.

We had one at a hotel in Flint, two at the Croatian Club, 1 at a now closed bowling alley, 2 at a Bar called The Captain's Quarters in Burton, Mi and the rest at B's Bowling Lanes. 

In 2015 we decided to do a Halloween Weekend Tournament, when the man that did the Niagara Falls tournament wasn't going to be able to do it that year. We had 64 players show up for the Halloween tourney. We decide the next year in 2016 that we had all the decorations we might as well continue doing the Halloween weekend tourney each October. 

When we went to hold our 2019 Halloween Tournament we found out that B's Bowling Lanes decided to go to a Poker Room where we normally had the tournaments. We had to find a new place and that happened to be a bar called the "Captains Quarters". We welcomed 60 Players to that tournament but knew we would never fit the 90 Players we normally get for the summer tournaments. 

We cancelled both the tournaments in 2020 because of the Covid-19 and not wanting to have the players exposed. We decided in the Summer of 2021 to go back to having the tournaments again. 

We met for our 23rd Annual Chatgamers Summer Euchre Tournaments at the Captain's Quarters Lounge. Our 5th Annual Halloween Tourney we ended up going back to B's Bowling and Banquet, we held our 24th Annual Summer Tourney there on July 15 & 16, 2022 and we held our 6th Annual Halloween Tourney on October 21 & 22, 2022 at B's Bowling.

We had our 25th Summer Tourney on July 14 & 15, 2023 at B's Bowling and Banquet in Flint, MI. and just finished our 7th and Last Halloween Tourney at B's Bowling and Banquet in Flint, Mi. We will continue to hold our Annual Summer Tourneys but having 2 tournaments a year is getting to be a bit too much for both of us. 

Our 26th Annual Summer Chatgamers Tournaments will be held on July 19 & 20, 2024 at B's Bowling and Banquet. We have room for 100 Paid Players. Please send your entry fees in by July 12, 2024!! 

We look forward to each Summer Tournament, welcoming many New Players each year, and getting to see our "Euchre Family" again. They are like family to all of us, many have been to most of our Michigan Tourneys. 

We play a 12 game Progressive Tourney on Friday Evening cost is $25.00 plus $1.00 Loner Pot, a 10 game Partners Tourney starting at 10:30am on Saturday Morning $20.00, and a 12 game Progressive Tourney on Saturday Night $20.00 plus $1.00 Loners Pot all for $65.00 for entire Tourney. When you send in your Entrance Form, let Maria know how many Tournaments you are interested in Playing 1,2, or all 3. 

If you would like to be included on our mailing list, contact one of us with your email address and you will get the Chatgamers Newsletter. We are always welcoming new players; we hope you will consider coming to play Euchre with All of US!! 

Maria & Bill

Tournament Information

26TH ANNUAL CHATGAMERS Euchre Tournaments

FRIDAY jULY 19, 2024 & SATURDAY jULY 20, 2024 B's BOWLING & BANQUET 750 S Center Rd, Flint, MI 48506 WE HAVE ROOM FOR 100 PAID IN ADVANCE PLAYERS!! Tournaments: FRIDAY JULY 19, 2024 – 12 Game Progressive (6:00 p.m.) (Registration Begins @ 4 p.m.) (Rules @ 5:30 p.m.) $25.00 + $1.00 for Loner Pot (if you want in it) (Paying 4 Places) (70+ Paid Players) When Tourney is over, we will have the Payouts and Pictures. We use Quarters for Euchres Saturday JULY 20, 2024 - 10 Game Partners (10:30 a.m.) (Registration @ 9: 00 a.m.) (Rules @ 10:00 a.m.) $20.00 Per Player - (Paying 4 Places) (70+ Paid Players) When Tourney is over, we will have the Payouts and Pictures. We use Quarters for Euchres WE HAVE DECIDED TO DROP THE PRICE OF THE TWO TOURNEYS ON SATURDAY TO $20.00 A TOURNAMENT AND DO AWAY WITH HAVING A MEAL. THE PLAYERS WILL HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GO AND EAT OR ORDER FROM THE BOWLING ALLEY AND BE BACK AT 5PM TO GET REGISTERED FOR THE SATURDAY NIGHT TOURNEY. THE SOONER YOUR 10 GAMES ARE OVER THE SOONER YOU CAN GO TO EAT TO BE BACK!!! Saturday OCTOBER 28, 2023 - 12 Game Progressive (5:30P.M.) Registration after Partner Tourney Awards $20.00 + $1.00 for Loner Pot (if you want in it) (Paying 4 Places) (70+ Paid Players) When Tourney is over we will have Payouts and Pictures. We use Quarters for Euchres We have a PAYPAL Account Now, send your entrance fee to: maria71055@yahoo.com (When sending your entrance fee in by PayPal, leave Maria a Note on which Tourneys your entering, Your name, email address, and Phone number) Send as a Gift Maria will not get charged a fee!! If Maria is charged a Fee You can pay your entrance fee $25 for Friday, and $20 a Tourney on Saturday x 2 (depending on how many tourneys) anytime by JULY 12, 2024 Pay $65 TO PLAY ALL 3 TOURNAMENTS Let Us know when you sign up how many tournaments you will be playing in. We want even tables. WE HAVE ROOM FOR 100 PAID IN ADVANCE PLAYERS (WE HAD 96 PLAYERS FOR OUR JULY 2023 PARTNERS TOURNEY) Please Send Entrance Letter and Fees to: Maria Piotraczk, 1309 W. Maple Ave. Flint, MI 48507 Maria will contact you to let you know she received your entrance fee. You may send Check, Money Order, or Cashier’s Check written out to MARIA PIOTRACZK….NOT chatgamers…Thank You!! PAYPAL: maria71055@yahoo.com (When sending your entrance fee in by PayPal, leave Maria a Note on which Tourneys your entering, Your name, email address, State you live in or Providence, Partners Name, and Phone number) SEND AS A GIFT TO MARIA (If PayPal charges a Fee to Maria from your Entrance Fee you will be required to make up the difference, Maria will let you know how much for you to pay at the door.) YOUR PAID ENTRY FEES GO TOWARDS: 1.) Banquet Room Rental 2.) Coffee Regular & Decaf 3.) Tourney Costs, Printing the Scoresheets, & Printing Name Tags 4.) Peanuts, Chips, Pretzels, M&M's, Snacks during tourney play 5.) JELLO SHOTS & PUDDING SHOTS ARE BACK!! 6.) Prize Money for All 3 Tournaments Here is a Link to Hotels close to : https://www.bing.com/maps?q=motels+and+hotels+near+b%27s+bowling+center%2c+flint%2c+mi&FORM=HDRSC4 WE WILL HAVE: A 50/50 DRAWING EACH TOURNEY ***BRING QUARTERS FOR EUCHRES*** 4 EUCHRE MONEY DRAWINGS AFTER EACH TOURNEY LOTTERY BASKET DRAWING FOR EACH TOURNEY A COUPLE DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS PER TOURNEY The Lounge will operate a CA$H BAR & the Bowling Alley Snack Bar has delicious Food & Pizza!! Tourney Room is NON-SMOKING, we will take a Smokers Break after 6 Games in both Progressive and 5 in Partners. Tournament Co-Hosts & Contact Information: Maria Piotraczk – maria71055@yahoo.com Call if you have questions or need more information: (810) 240-6338 Bill Doering – photobrat08@gmail.com Chatgamers Email Address: chatgamers2017@yahoo.com RULES ENFORCER - KATY BUTTERFIELD Tell Your Friends, & Your Family!! We have a Fun Tournament, we hope you will consider joining us!!!

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OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS – Chatgamers Euchre Tourneys - 10 Games

The Deal
Deal cards face up until a player receives any Jack, that player becomes the dealer, deal proceeds clockwise. Cards must be properly shuffled. The deck is then offered for a "cut" to the player seated to the RIGHT. A cut card is provided and must be used to cover the bottom card of the deck during dealing. Cards may be dealt in groups of 2's and 3', or 1 at a time. It is always Dealer's choice as to the preference of deal style; however, that person's deal style must be maintained during the round. If four passes occur, a second round of bidding commences. If passed by everyone else then the "Stick the Dealer" rule does apply!

The turned down card is placed face up at the bottom of the deck, so everyone can see what was turned down, the slide under deck when trump is called. COUNT YOUR CARDS!


The ONLY LANGUAGE which is allowed during the bidding is: "PASS", "PICK IT UP", or ALONE. The bidder may not use descriptive phrases that give clues such as "Let's try clubs", "I think I can", and so on. A warning is given (for the first time), and then for subsequent offenses, the offending team loses its right to bid and the non-offending team is awarded two points.

On 2nd round bidding, the bidder must state their intentions by saying the name of the suit (The turned down suit cannot be called). Another player may request (order) the dealer to pick up the up card without holding any in their hand. A "NATURAL TRUMP" is NOT required. The dealer's partner may tell his partner to "Pick it up" and will NOT be required to go alone.


A team declaring a Loner must clearly state this intention by saying "ALONE", "I'm going alone" or "Stay Home". Please do not use phrases such as "I'm trying it", or "Sit this one out, partner", "It's all mine," etc. When a player declares a Loner, his/her partner MUST drop their hand, face down on the table, in the MIDDLE position, (not to their left or right side). The partner is not allowed to look at the kitty during a loner attempt.
"Defensive loners" (bidding a Loner of your own against the opponents' Loner) are NOT allowed.

Cards are NOT to be tossed to the middle of the table!! Instead, each player makes their play by placing a card in front of them on the table. (Form a " square ") Then each person pushes their card to the winner of each trick. The person winning the trick neatly puts it face down in their area. The person that takes the trick must retrieve the trick and store it in front of them.

DO NOT push a trick that you have taken to your partner for storage so the tricks will be all together. Each player must rake in their own trick! This must be done to enable the director to prove a renege! (The trick in front of you will be evidence to what suite you trumped)

If a team member bids alone, his partner may retrieve the tricks.

TRAMMING (claiming multiple winning cards in your hand at once) is NOT allowed! Cards must be played completely out!

A card laid is a card played


You cannot ask "What is Trump"? The dealer will have a trump cube, and once trump is named by anyone, the dealer will discard and turn the cube to the appropriate suit and place it on top of the kitty. When the hand is over, the cube is then passed to the next dealer.


* If the bidding team takes at least 3 tricks in a hand they shall receive 1 point.

* If the bidding team takes all 5 tricks, they will receive 2 points.

* If one team member goes alone and takes all 5 tricks, that team shall receive 4 points.

 *If a team member goes alone and takes 3 or 4 tricks, that team shall receive 1 point.

* If bidding team fails to take 3 tricks (Euchred) the opposing team receives 2 points.

* If bidding team is Euchred on a lone hand, the opposing team receives 2 points.

* The first team reaching a score of 10 points wins. A total of 13 points per game is possible.


DO NOT make your own Rulings!

Please call the Tournament Director (TD)(Katy)

RENEGE: - There are no exceptions to the Ruling for a Renege! Loss of bid and the non-offending team is awarded two points.

RENEGE AGAINST a LONER: - the side which declares the loner, will score four points. If the declaring team reneges, the non-offending team is awarded two points.

BID OUT OF TURN: - Loss of bid and the non-offending team is awarded two points. The non-offending team may void the out of turn bid and play alone if they wish, but do so at their team's risk.

LEAD OUT OF TURN: - Loss of bid and the non-offending team is awarded two points. (4 points if on a lone call)

Partner’s Seating:
North and South Players will remain seated at same table for all 10 games during both Tournaments. East and West Players will move up one table at the end of each game.

Partners Scoring:
10 Official Score Sheets (2 Sets of 5 Colored Sheets) will be supplied to each of the N/S teams. A new Score Sheet will be used for each ROUND of the Partners Tournament. ONLY The North/South Colored Score Sheets get turned in, the Northern Player will keep score for both teams, make sure after each hand that the score is correct, only that sheet will be turned in to the Scores table with the signature of both Team Captains.

Partners must agree on the SCORE before signing the score sheet. Once the Score Sheets are signed and turned in the score cannot be changed. Draw a line thru the remaining numbers on the card, as to not be circled on way to table.  (x) out each hand that is played on bottom of score sheet up to 16 Hands. If both teams are tied after 16 hands are played, play one more hand to determine a winner.

Return the North/South Colored Score Sheets (Round 1, Round 2, and so on) to the Appropriate (Round 1, Round 2, etc.) Box at Scorer’s table. The results will then be posted to the Chatgamers Tournament Master Chart.

Partners Pay Outs:
Places are paid by Most Wins/Losses First. If two teams tie (ex. Two teams are 8-2 after 10 games) Most Points earned will break tie. (You can go alone on 9, for a possible 13 points) If the teams are still tied (ex. 8-2 & same points) the 1st & 2nd Place Prize Monies will be combined and split. If 2nd & 3rd Place tie same rules apply. We are Paying 4 Places if we have over 72 Players. 

A 15-minute break will be taken after the 5th game!!

***We also will be using Quarters for euchres, after tourney is over will count the quarters and divide them for 4 Euchre Money drawings. ***
Maria will have quarters to sell $10.00 a roll. *
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Progressive Tournament Rules are the same as the Partners Tournament Rules except for
Seating, Movement, Scorecards, Scoring, & Score keeping.

Progressive Seating:

We will give you a seat and a table number when you register.
(You will NOT keep the same partner the whole tournament like during the Partners Tournament)

Progressive Tournament Movement:  

North seat will be stationary for entire tournament, if you would like to be a North Player for the progressive tourney let Maria or I know when you pick up your scorecard.

South seat will move DOWN one table after each game.

East seat will move UP one table after each game.

West seat will move UP two tables after each game.

(The 2nd Tournament the Movement will be different, so you don't get the same players as the night before!!)


You will keep your own scorecard, and (x) will be placed for Zero, write your score in for each hand, “1” , “2”, etc. thru 8 hand, then total score by writing “12”=twelve. Score must be agreed on by both partners. Keep the same Scorecard for All 12 Games!! Running total will be added before the card is signed by one of the opposing players. 

After each game is over, have one player at the table check your score, sign your score sheet, and put their "Player Number" next to their initials

***Once scorecard is signed there IS NO CHANGING IT***


If player going alone makes it, that player will receive 5 points towards their score, their partner will be awarded 4 points, and loner will be circled on your card. Only in Progressive Tournaments.

We have a stamp this year, call out your loner and your score sheet will be stamped!!

If you get set on a lone hand, opposing team gets 3 points. (Only in Progressive Tournament)  

A 15-minute SMOKERS break will be taken after 6 games. 

At the end of the 12 games, please bring your scorecard to scorer’s table, they will be rechecked, and your score recorded. We are paying 4 Places! 

You may score as many points as possible during the play of 8 hands

If you would like to get in the Loners Pot, please pay your $1.00 when you pick up your scorecard at registration table. Loner's Pots are only for the Progressive Tourneys.

Please Arrive Early to go over Rules & Scoring by Tourney Director

Awards will be given out after the tournament is over and scores checked. We are paying 3 places.

***We also do quarters for getting euchred, Maria will have rolls of quarters you can purchase, or bring your own, after the tourney we divide the quarters up and pay out 4 extra places with the monies received from the euchres!!***
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To Contact Maria: maria71055@yahoo.com

To Contact Bill: photobrat08@gmail.com

Our Email: chatgamers2017@yahoo.com

If you have any questions we are always willing to help out.

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Pay entire $65.00 BY JULY 12, 2024
Pay $25 FOR FRIDAY NIGHT & $20 Per Tournament on Saturday. Let Maria know how many tournaments you will be in, 1, 2, or 3!!
We have room for 100 PAID Players; send your money in Early!!

Maria will have a Paypal Account for Online Registration
maria71055@yahoo.com is the PayPal account.
SEND AS A GIFT SO MARIA DOESN'T GET CHARGED A FEE (If PayPal charges Maria a Fee, you will be asked to make up the difference, so we get your full Entrance Fee, not just part of it. Maria will let you know if this happens!)
You may also Mail: (Check, Money Order, or Cashier’s Check) to Maria in her name NOT CHATGAMERS. Thank You!

Please make out to Maria Piotraczk, instead of Chatgamers
Send Entrance Letter & Fees to:
Maria Piotraczk, 1309 W. Maple Ave. Flint, MI 48507
(Maria will send you an email, when she receives your money!)

If you need a partner, let us know and we will try to find you one, or match you up with another single player.

 Maria Piotraczk – maria71055@yahoo.com
Call Maria if you have questions or need more information: 1-810-240-6338

Bill Doering – photobrat08@gmail.com

New Email Address: chatgamers2017@yahoo.com
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Holiday Inn Express Flint-Campus Area, an IHG hotel
1150 Robert T Longway Blvd, Flint, MI 48503-1851

Best Western Plus Flint Airport Inn & Suites
6075 Hill 23 Dr, Flint, MI 48507-3894
1 (800) 568-8520

Holiday Inn Flint - Grand Blanc Area, an IHG Hotel
5353 Gateway Ctr, Flint, MI 48507-3980