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The Chicago Take No Prisoners Bid Whist Meetup & Social Club Pages

Welcome to Chicagoland's citywide bid whist meetup & social club. Read all the way through for important details and player information. You are responsible for knowing this information upon joining.

This is the grown up's table.

We are a "Grown 'n Sexy" bid whist club comprised of Chicago black professionals (and any other) who want to play, relax, travel and make enjoyable friendships in a safe and fun setting.

Looking for fun and social networking for the grown up (read: 35+ crowd)? Yep. You've found it.

We are Chicago's hidden gem. You can kiss the other Meetups good-bye. (Yeah, we know you've joined 100).

We socialize and host monthly events (sometimes more), annual tournaments, and impromptu get-togethers from silly to serious to sexy just to keep it fun!

Our Lovely Members

  • If you're a Chicago black professional looking for SOMETHING to do, but want to avoid the too-young club scene, inactive Meetups/Meetups that cater to kids, or partying with your grandkids, this group is for you.

  • Competitive tournament players are welcome & encouraged!

  • New players and inexperienced players are welcome. We teach on the table. A "Bid Buddy" or more experienced player will get you straight. You will enjoy getting beat your first few hands, then progress from there. This is an initiation into Whistology. You will know how to hold your hand by the end of your first night.

  • Social/fun/non-competitive players are welcome. We always have members who play just for fun. We will motivate you to competition-level or leave you be to play with members of your style and ability. Become a TNP shark when you're ready!

  • Normally events will be hosted at a member's home, a good venue, or a private room, but will always include food, drinks, and lots of smack talk baby!

  • For non-Bid whist players who like the atmosphere of a bid whist set or enjoy the company of adults 35+, we plan evenings out (music, concerts, jazz), steppin' and line dancing sets, upcoming day trips and themed cruises (for ex. Soul Train cruise-January, Cincinnati Music Fest-May).

    I am very big on us making friends, friendly competition and enjoying connections that turn into a circle of lifelong friends. This is "your" crowd. You are welcome to let your hair down, drop your guard and jump right into the mix. I focus very much on atmosphere, comfort, relaxation and friendship.

    Nights Out

  • Each event is a welcome relief from the work week. You now are free to Chill Out.............and forget bills/kids/work and other ____________ .

  • Expect to spend about $20 per night out.

  • We will use Groupon whenever available.

  • House parties are BYOB & bring a potluck dish to share to accommodate 10.

  • If you have an event of your own, know of an event we should attend or want to run point on any event we are organizing, let me know. I'll designate you an Event Organizer and you'll have the floor. (I'll also help and show you the way.)

    Membership Fees

  • *note that Meetup charges the Organizer a fee to run this group. Dues are $35/year to cover expenses and go towards: good member perks a.k.a. "Bid Bucks", surprises, fees for the site, supplies (cards, event planning, Birthday Club, real and novelty prizes for tournaments, Annual awards show (Best Dressed, Most Active, Player of the Year, etc.) and more).

  • Member suggestions are always welcome. If you know of a fabulous location, trip idea, something inspirational or a different way to do things to make the group BETTER!.........we will listen.

    If you've never played, you're welcome to come and learn in our shark infested waters. Travel at your own risk. We look forward to meeting you.


    Share your talent on a short term or permanent basis to make running the club that much smoother. Volunteers for:

    • clean up/set up ALWAYS needed and very much appreciated. If we have 5-6, work goes FASTER and FUN! Can be on an as-needed, per event basis. Your Organizer will look out for you as service is dear to my heart.

    • hosting once in a while-your home or a place you know. (I will give you the set-up and run interference).

    • location scouts, Suburbs & West particularly; Event scouts to liven up the place, take us somewhere

    • general admin, member intake, Birthday club, surprises, member appreciation, Xmas Party, little niceties to make us happy.

    • ad hoc as needed for a particular set, ex. spend 1 hr hosting [meet & greet new members, direct them, give them club overview, see them out]. The rest of the set, you can play and enjoy.

    • Just be on the lookout for little things that will make the group better, more functional and more together, inviting for new members and friends like you!


    Other than being the right age, keep it respectful & classy. We have fun, trash talk & enjoy competition at the highest levels, but always in a way that uplifts and respects. When in doubt, ask the Organizer. Members who can't follow the rules will be removed.

    Welcome to the Club.

    Missy, Organizer & Chicago Take no Prisoners Citywide Bid Whist Meetup

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    About The Chicago Take No Prisoners Bid Whist Meetup & Social Club July 27, 2017 11:14 PM anonymous

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