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Afternoon Bid Euchre at the Blind Owl

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The plan is to meet for lunch between 12:30 and 1:00. Please finish eating before beginning to play and wear a mask while playing. We ask that you pitch in $1.00 to help cover expenses. Also that you tip the servers well enough that we’re welcomed back without having to pay a significant fee to reserve a meeting room. Bid Euchre Bidding Each player has just one opportunity to bid, starting with the player to the left of the dealer, going around the table clockwise, and ending with the dealer. A bid is a number of tricks (one or more), which the bidding side contracts to win if they are allowed to choose trumps, and a proposed trump suit or 'high or low no trump' - for example '4 spades' or '5 no trump, high'. At your turn you must either pass or bid a larger number of tricks than the previous bid if any. If no one bids before the dealer, the dealer must bid. Any player can ‘shoot the moon’ (play without their partner). Their partner passes them 2 cards and they must discard 2 cards before play starts. If they take all the tricks, they score 25 points. If they lose one or more tricks they score minus 25 points. Play The highest bidder is declarer and the trump suit is the suit named in the bid. The high bidder leads the first trick. The rules of play are as in Euchre - you must follow suit, and if void of the suit led you may trump or discard at will. The left bower(s) count for all purposes as belonging to the trump suit. The first played of two equal cards beats the second. Scoring If the bidding side wins at least as many tricks as they bid, each side scores one point for each trick they won. If the bidding side fails to make as many tricks as they bid they are set, and lose the number of points equal to the number of tricks they bid. The other side scores one point for each trick they won. It is possible for a team's overall score to be negative. Game Length Games consist of 8 hands with each player dealing twice. High score at the end of each game wins. Winners stay at the table and losers move to the next table. See you there!

Pinochle Night - Texas Margaritas

Texas Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Regarding dinner: some eat before we play and others eat during play. Note: Purchasing food and/or drink will help us maintain our welcome - this has been an issue at some of our previous locations. We are a single deck pinochle club and play every other Tuesday evening. We welcome new players and will coach you to get started or reacquainted with the game. Many people in the Midwest play euchre but not necessarily pinochle. Pinochle offers a bit more challenge than euchre but most people pick it up quickly. One thing that makes it unique is that the high bidder and his/her partner exchange 3 cards. There are some different strategies for doing that and it's a favorite part of the game for many players. We do ask that each attendee toss a dollar into the hat - yes, we literally have a hat! Gary, Leal, and JoAnne

Pinochle Night - Texas Margaritas

Texas Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Regarding dinner: some eat before we play and others eat during play. Note: Purchasing food and/or drink will help us maintain our welcome - this has been an issue at some of our previous locations. We are a single deck pinochle club and play every other Tuesday evening. We welcome new players and will coach you to get started or reacquainted with the game. Many people in the Midwest play euchre but not necessarily pinochle. Pinochle offers a bit more challenge than euchre but most people pick it up quickly. One thing that makes it unique is that the high bidder and his/her partner exchange 3 cards. There are some different strategies for doing that and it's a favorite part of the game for many players. We do ask that each attendee toss a dollar into the hat - yes, we literally have a hat! Gary, Leal, and JoAnne

Pinochle Night - Texas Margaritas

Texas Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Regarding dinner: some eat before we play and others eat during play. Note: Purchasing food and/or drink will help us maintain our welcome - this has been an issue at some of our previous locations. We are a single deck pinochle club and play every other Tuesday evening. We welcome new players and will coach you to get started or reacquainted with the game. Many people in the Midwest play euchre but not necessarily pinochle. Pinochle offers a bit more challenge than euchre but most people pick it up quickly. One thing that makes it unique is that the high bidder and his/her partner exchange 3 cards. There are some different strategies for doing that and it's a favorite part of the game for many players. We do ask that each attendee toss a dollar into the hat - yes, we literally have a hat! Gary, Leal, and JoAnne

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Pinochle Night - Texas Margaritas

Texas Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

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