The Great Lakes Skat Week runs from Saturday, Aug 9 to Sunday, Aug 17 with 5-round ISPA tournaments in Toronto/Mississauga, ON, then Hamilton, ON, then Kitchener, ON and concluding here in Cleveland. Here are links to the tournament fliers:
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"No other card game combines the elements of skill, psychology and chance as successfully as Skat." --Joe Wergin, author
Welcome to Northeast Ohio’s online home for Skat! Skat is the King of Card Games, unique in its ability to rival both the thrill and calculated risk taking of poker and the skill level and concentration demands of contract bridge! The Cleveland Skat Club is a group of regular Skat players devoted to the enjoyment of the game in a league-style competitive setting. We are similar to other leagues (golf, bowling, bridge, etc.) except that we play a much more interesting game!
We are an organized Skat club whose goals are to:
Recruit and teach newer players who already love to play card games and are looking for a new and exciting challenge and meeting like-minded people.
Promote the regular and competitive play of Skat through an organized competitive league with weekly meetings and occasional tournaments.
Develop our regular players into excellent competitors who can compete in tournaments organized by the International Skat Players Association throughout North America and the rest of the world.
Form and nurture lasting friendships among our players while promoting the highest levels of sportsmanship and fellowship.
Have fun playing a fantastic game of cards!
New to Skat? If you grew up here in North America, you may never have even have heard of the game. But if you love playing cards, there is a very good chance you will enjoy playing Skat. If you are a numbers-oriented, strategy-minded, puzzle-solving type of card player, there is an excellent chance you will enjoy Skat.
Want to learn more? If you don’t know how to play, come to one of our “Skat School” nights and we’ll show you the rules and the basic strategies.
Are you already a seasoned player? Come to one of our “Club Nights” and take on our tournament-caliber players. Club nights are played by International Skat Order (ISO) rules. These rules allow for no kontra/rekontra, no ramsch, but we do play these variations for social games. As a group we occasionally dabble in variations such as Pub Skat, Bauern Skat, Texas Skat, American (Tournee) Skat, Danish Skat, Spitze and Schieberamsch. Many of our members also enjoy playing Sheepshead.
Come join us for a new and exciting card playing experience!
Full tournament schedule of ISPA 2015 events in the Western Hemisphere
ISPA World website with 20 member nations worldwide.
ISPA USA and ISPA Canada Official Website
Follow ISPA events in N. America. See how your fellow club members did.
CM operates a full service kitchen/bar. Our weekly home for Skat!
Current stats and standings from our Club Play sessions
A monthly example illustrating a particular play tactic or strategy.
Overview and history of Skat, and why the CSC enjoys playing it.
Pagat.com has rules for almost every card game on earth, including Skat.
English versions of the scoresheets for 3 player and 4 player tables.
These are the OFFICIAL rules for club and tournament play.
Check out our forum for tips, tactics, strategies. Use them to beat us.
All games have their colorful lingo and Skat is no exception!
Results for each club play CSC session for the last two years.
Recap of our August 2014 ISPA Tournament
Recap of our August 2013 ISPA Tournament
Recap of our 2012 ISPA Tournament
Highlights, photos and scores from our inaugural 2011 Tournament!
Discussion forum for the Intl Skat Server with tips from expert players
For when you cannot meet up for live Skat. Many great players play here!
Check out other Skat clubs and organizations in North America and beyond
Hey, if Poker is on TV, why not Skat? In German, but still fun to view.
The mice play reasonably well--a good tool for those learning Skat.
Very good Skat playing app, both online and computer opponents available
Contains rules, tips, scoresheets and even a special learners deck.