To feed this group's raging euchre addiction, one more November euchre event! Like Katherine and Amber before me, this is my first time organizing; be gentle.
We're going to Fizz Bar & Grill, which has good food and...drum roll...free parking! (It's free after 6:00 PM in a city lot on Melrose, just west of Lincoln.) Their website, www.fizzchicago.com, contains info on that, as well as menu, specials, directions, etc. And they make pretty much everything, just in case it's one of THOSE nights. (Ahem...this is where I drank chocolate martinis to excess on my last milestone birthday.)
Drinks/Dinner at 6:00 PM
Games start promptly at 7:00 PM
GREETINGS TO NEWBIES!! **You are most welcome to join us (many of us have met for the first time through this meetup).** Please note that it's best that you: a)...Have prior experience playing euchre -- as it's not the optimal environment to learn, and b)...Read at least the RSVP guidelines below.
** RSVP Guidelines **
Please RSVP (even if your answer is no)! **If the meetup is filled but you wish to play,** RSVP "No" and write in the comment section that you'd like to play if space becomes available. I will move you should a space open, which does happen frequently. (I've saved a few spots under the "New Members" profile for new people who've had trouble getting in...these will open up if not used to get these folks into the meetup.)
**Please, please do NOT respond "YES" if you are remotely unsure whether you can make the game -- and arrive on time.** (This doesn't apply to subs who are called at the very last minute, of course.) Patterns of no-shows or cancellations are noticed. We notice and frown on them (and they're rude!). It is solely for this reason that I'm unlikely to make this meetup more than 16 people. Because our style of play involves changing partners and everyone plays almost everyone at least once, we need you there -- and no one can start playing without you.
** About Progressive Euchre **
First, while we always play for fun, we are slightly competitive just to keep it interesting. The winner gets a "prize".
Second, the basic (Coyle) rules of Euchre are applied. "Stick the dealer is in"; other variations (e.g., ace-no-face) are out (for now). It's a very easy version once you start playing, so don't fret. Rules can be found in the "Files" link of this meetup site.
Third, the standard format is slightly varied. We play Progressive Euchre Style -- each player is partnered up with a different partner over the course of the night. Everyone at each table deals twice, then everyone switches partners. Lather, rinse, repeat -- until you have been paired with almost all of the players. At the end of the night, everybody adds up the number of points they scored and the SINGLE PERSON with the most points wins. This also is very easy to understand even if you've never done it before.
** General Disclaimer **
We welcome all Euchre fans but please know that because Lisa.org (group founder) personally pays a monthly fee for the use of the meetup.com website, she (as well as the Assistant Organizers who kindly volunteer their time and effort) reserve the right to make any (including last minute) changes and decisions.
Hope to see you there!!