Our group started back in 2001 at Castro's Lounge in beaches. We are a friendly bunch of euchre players and we play progressive euchre. Some of our members suffer from internet phobia and therefore don't RSVP on Meetup.com but we usually end up with 3 to 5 tables. Membership fee is $12 per year from January till December to cover Meetup.com fees and supplies but free to try. This group is not for profit.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT; when we play at a member's house BYO food and drinks. When we play at a restaurant/bar type business THERE IS A MINIMUM SPEND OF $10. You must support their business so they will be happy to see us and we will have a place to play. And also please tip your server!
Start time 7pm and we usually finish no later than 10:30pm. Although the $10 ante is optional, our members prefer everyone put it the ante. Plus if you don't pay you can't win the prizes. All monies are paid out.
Prize breakdown (as of November 2014)
-Up to 8 players; 1 place 65%, 2nd place 35%
-9 to 15 players; 1st place 50%, 2nd place 35%, 3rd place 15%
-16 players or more; 1 place 40%, second place 30%, third place 20% and 10% for the most loners.
Local Rules (as of November 2014)
1) Dealer may pick up the card that turned up regardless if he/she has a natural trump in hand but you still need to have a natural to order up someone else.
2) Defend Alone; if a player goes alone you will have option of defending alone. If you take 3 tricks against the loner your team get 4 points each.
3) Reneging and playing out of turn are 2 points for the opponents. If you were alone and opponents reneged or played out of turn 4 points for you unless you had lost a trick already.