ITS Michigan Euchre Tournament
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
ITS Michigan Euchre Tournament Instructions:
Download both Zoom and Trickster Cards on your computer or download it from the app store. It is advised you try this software prior to the tournament. If you already have Zoom installed, make sure you’re running the latest version of the software – this is necessary as breakout rooms will serve as your table for each round.
It’s best to have two screens, but not necessary. The table assignments for each round are preassigned and will be sent to you in advance.
Remember to be patient. Not only are there different levels of euchre expertise, but there are different levels of computer savvy in the mix. In addition, people’s internet may freeze up from time to time. Just wait it out. Usually, it’s a momentary blip.
If you are having issues during play, call Calvin at (734) 330-2480
Step 1: Log into Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 970 9529 2532
One tap mobile:
+13126266799,,97095292532# US (Chicago)
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When the tournament starts, you will be placed into a breakout room with 3 other players. Zoom is used just so you can talk to each other while you play. The round assignments will be displayed in the main room. The moderator will send you to your breakout room when it’s time to start the game.
Step 2: Start the Euchre Game
You will automatically be sent to your breakout room. The breakout room name will be the table code. In addition, the table code can be found in the chat box.
The instructions to join the euchre game:
- Go to https://www.trickstercards.com/home/euchre/ OR open the app on your device
- Click “Play Now on this site” (button in top right corner)
- Click “Euchre”
- Click “Join A Game With Friends”
- Click “I Have a Join Code”
- Enter the Code in the breakout room name/chat box
Step 3: Play Rules
Trickster will end the round when one team reaches 10, but you can go over. If you have 9 and go alone, you will end up with 13 points. You must play the 5 cards dealt. There are no “farmers” or “ace no face.” We will be playing “stick the dealer” – the dealer must call trump if everyone turns down the up card, and passes a second time.
1 point for calling trump and taking 3 tricks
2 points for calling trump and taking all 5 tricks
4 points for calling trump alone and taking all 5 tricks
2 points for a Euchre (calling team did not win at least three tricks), even on a “loner”
Step 4: Reporting Your Score
After each game, enter your score in the ITS Michigan Euchre Tournament Scoresheet
Then click the leave game button in Trickster, and return to the main room in Zoom.
Step 5: Continuing Play
Repeat steps 2-4 until 8 rounds are completed.
Step 6: Prizes
Once all scores have been tabulated, the person with the highest score is the winner. Ties will be decided by which player won the most games. If it is still tied, the 1st and 2nd place prize will be combined and split in two.
1st Place: TBD – dependent on number of entrants
2nd Place: TBD- dependent on number of entrants
3rd Place: TBD – dependent on number of entrants
Last Place: $20
Prizes will be paid either by check or VENMO