OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS – Chatgamers Euchre Tourneys - 12 Games
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 with any holding. 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.
PLAY OF CARDS
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.
IRREGULARITIES and PENALTIES
DO NOT make your own Rulings!
Please call the Tournament Director (TD)(Bill)
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 teams risk.
LEAD OUT OF TURN: - Loss of bid and the non offending team is awarded two points. (4 points if on a lone call)
North and South Players will remain seated at same table for all 12 games during both Tournaments. East and West Players will move up one table at the end of each game.
12 Official Score Sheets (2 Sets of 6 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 9-3 after 12 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. 10-2 & same points) the 1st & 2nd Place Prize Monies will be combined and split. If 2nd & 3rd Place tie same rules apply. We are Paying 3 Places.
Please Do Not Leave Tourney Room after your game is over to smoke,
a 15 minute break will be taken after the 6th game!!
***We also will be using dimes for euchres, after tourney is over will count the dimes and divide them for 2 extra drawings.*** Maria will have dimes to sell $5.00 a roll. *