Grind Market Clothing and Omni Empire presents the
Royal Spades Tournament
This event will be held at the Dance South Performing Arts Center on Feb. 19, 2017. It features a spades playing card tournament with teams competing for a cash prize of $1000. To participate teams must preregister for the event by purchasing tickets before the day of the event. Tickets will stop being sold the day before the tournament by 12am (ET).
Rules, Terms & Conditions copy & paste these rules to your email or seperate location to
- Teams will be composed of 2 players who will sit directly across from each other when playing.
- Games will be to 400 points(-250) or 45min.
- The Dealer will deal all cards 13 to each player.
- No table talk or giving hints to a partner will be allowed.
- Players must follow the suite of the led card, if they have a card of that suit. If a player does not have a card of that suit, they can choose to throw a spade or another suit.
- A player can not lead with a spade until a spade has been played.
- The Ace of Spades is the highest card in the deck.
- A spade can trump or beat all other suits.
- A misdeal can be called for the following:
- Player was not dealt exactly 13 cards
- Player does not have any spades
- Player does not have any face cards (Ace, King, Queen, Jack)
- Players must bid in order, stating with the player directly to the left of the dealer.
- Dealer must offer the player to his/her right, the opportunity to cut the cards after they are shuffled.
- The minimum total bid for a team is 4.
- A card laid is a card played! And can not be picked up.
- No talking cross the table!!!!!
Spades is commonly played with a standard 52-card deck, 2 through Ace of each suit. Ace is high and Spades is always the trump suit. The entire deck is dealt giving each of the players 13 cards.
Following the deal, each player bids by
the number of tricks they believe they can take. Bidding starts to the dealer’s left and continues clockwise until all players have bid once.
Though players bid individually, a partnership’s bids are combined for scoring. The combined number of taken tricks is compared to the combined bid, and points are awarded accordingly.
A player may bid Nil if he or she believes they can take zero tricks. Achieving a Nil bid results in a score of 100 points but failing Nil subtracts 100 points from the team’s score. A player may also bid blind nil if he or she believes they can take zero tricks. Achieving a Blind Nil results in a score of 200 points but failing Blind Nil subtracts 200 points from the team's score.
Scores are computed at the end of each hand and points are awarded to each team as follows:
If a team makes or exceeds their combined bid, they are awarded 10 points per bid. For example, if one member of the team bid 3 tricks and other bid 4 tricks and, combined, they took 7 tricks, they are awarded 70 points for 7 tricks bid.
If the team exceeds their combined bid, 1 point is added for each trick over their bid. In the example above, the team is award 1 additional point for taking 8 tricks when they bid only 7. They are awarded 71 points for 7 tricks bid and 1 additional point.
DEFINITION AND TERMINOLOGY:
Trick= refers to taking or winning one hand
Bid= A player chooses the number of tricks that he/she will take.
Set= When a team fails to win enough tricks to reach its total bid
Nill= If one player goes nill, that player has looked at his/her cards and has decide that he/she will not take any tricks.
Blind Nill= If one player goes blind, that player must declare this prior to looking at his/her hand