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, and the last 3 at B's Bowling Lanes, where we will continue to have the tourneys each year. We welcomed 108 players this year, the most that Maria & I have ever hosted, we are a fun group, and many of the players have been to all 8 of our Michigan tourneys.
We play a 12 game Progressive Tourney on Friday Evening, a 12 game Partners Tourney starting at 10:30am on Saturday Morning, and a 12 game Progressive Tourney on Saturday Night all for $60.00!!
Your $60.00 includes:
1.) Entry into all 3 tournaments
2.) Dinner on Saturday afternoon (after the Partners Tournament)
3.) Chips and Snacks during Tournament Play
4.) Coffee & Ice Water
If you would like to be included on our mailing list, contact one of us with your email and you will get the Chatgamers Newsletter. We are always welcoming new players, and look forward each year to seeing our Euchre Friends as they return to the tournaments.