1. $10.00 entry per person.
play six hands per game, and as many games as possible in the time allotted for
play. Highest total points will win 1st place and then on down the
list to last place.
awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. May pay
more depending on attendance.
will draw for first table positions. Winning team at first game does not move
from that table all day. Losing team at first game moves all day.
talk allowed before and during the play of a hand. All bids must be in numbers
only by ones from 50 to 60 and by 5ís after 60. Meld bidding is the accepted
method as long as the bids are in numbers only.
is the play (once a card is played, it can not be taken back).
will deal four (4) or five (5)
cards at a time.
misdeals except by dealer. (Please count your cards after every deal to avoid a
renege. If, after play has started, a team has the wrong number of cards in
their hand it is a renege.)
constitutes a set. Opponents receive all 50 tricks, plus their meld if over 20
per set to be paid to the scorekeeper immediately. The scorekeeper turns in any
set money to the tournament director at the end of that game.
first card is played, the meld stands. All meld must be shown to be counted.
must have a marriage in trump. If no marriage, bidder is set and the hand is not
played. The opponents get to count
their meld if they have 20 or more. Since trump cannot be named, no runs can be
melded and all marriages are counted as non-trump marriages.
team must have 20 meld. If less than 20 meld for the bidding team, the bidding
team is set and does not have to play it out, but you must show the hand to
verify less than 20 meld. The opponents get their meld if they have 20 meld or
not have to be declared.
be deducted from your score and not added to the opponents score.
meld on the board, you must play the hand. Opponents get meld and tricks they
take even if bidder is set (if they have 20 or more meld and 20 or more in
beat the last card played, or if out of that suit you must trump if you have
trump. If you can beat the trick but donít, it is a renege.)
taken by either team must be gathered in such a way that if a renege is called,
it is possible to look back and determine if a renege happened. Failure to do so
constitutes a renege. Each hand must be played to completion and not thrown in
before all cards are played.
tournament is being played in a non-smoking establishment so smoking is
permitted outside only. Please do not hold up the tournament play but try to do
it when waiting for the next table.