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Welcome to the First Annual Lord of Spades Tournament hosted by Deuces Gaming Lounge in San Antonio, Texas. The tournament takes place Feb 2, 2013 and is a double elimination.
The tournament will start promptly at 4pm and will continue until there is a winner.
What is Deuces?
Deuces is a spirits allowed membership gaming lounge. Daily, monthly and yearly memberships are available. Members can bring their spirits and lease a locker by the day, month or year to store their spirits. Ice and soda are FREE of charge and juices are $2. Personal flask are allowed, but no personal cups are allowed. Deuces cups are $2.
Why Spirits Allowed?
Deuces provides the ultimate bottle service experirence at retail pricing. How? Spirit delivery is allowed. Spirit delivery is provided by Bulverde Beverage Company. To have spirits delivered to Deuces and stored in your locker you must have a monthly or yearly membership. To purchase a monthly or yearly membership please call 210-564-0002 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To have spirits delivered please call Bulverde Beverage Company: 210-494-8822. A delivery charge of $1.50 per bottle is added to each order. Spirit delivery is at 8pm daily. Orders must be made by 6pm the same day for delivery. All orders are paid in advance at the time of purchase via a credit card.
Lord of Spades Tournamant
- Team Entry: $50 per team (2) players per team.
- Grand Prize: $1000
- Second Place: $400
- Third Place: $100
- Bag: A bag is a trick that is won in addition to the intial bid. Example: If a player bids 4 tricks and makes 5, the additional trick is called a "bag."
- Bet: A bet is a wager
- Bid: When a player announces how many tricks they think they are able to take in a Spades game.
- Blind Nil: When a player bids nil without seeing their hand first.
- Break Spades: The first time a Spade is played during the round/hand.
- Dealer: The person handing out the cards.
- Nil: Is when a player bids 0, in other words, they will not win any tricks.
- Rank: The position of any given player in the total player hierarchy.
- Set Point Limit: The amount of points decided before the beginning of the game that the winning team must reach in order to win.
- Suit: One of the four sets or classes (spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs) into which a common deck of playing spades cards is divided.
- Trick: When a player wins a Spade hand by playing either the highest card or the highest spade.
- Trump: Any spade will outrank the other suits, such a card being able to take any card of another suit.
- Renege: To fail to follow suit in cards when able and required by the rules to do so.
- Players that start playing as a team must continue to play as a team. Any player unable to continue will result in the team's forfeiture.
- Players must "bid" their hand except the first bid.
- A team not making their bid will result in the negative of the associated bid.
- The Joker High trumps the Joker Low.
- The two (2) of hearts and diamonds are removed from the deck prior to the first hand being shuffled.
- Renege of any kind = lost of two "books".
- A player mistakenly playing the wrong card is considered a renege if the card is of an invalid suit.
- A player mistekenly playing the wrond card of a valid suit must leave the card in play and cannot remove the card for any reason whatsoever. Doing so is "Reneging".
- Player can request for a judge to review another players "books". Players cannot reach to examine another players hand or "books". Doing so results in forfeit from tournament. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Player can request a reshuffle before cards are dealt only in the championship game. Player can only request reshuffle once. Meaning a team can request a total of two reshuffles.
- Back player can cut cards only once. Back player can choose not to cut cards and allow direct deal. No "French Cuts" or any other type of cuts for any reason whatsoever, at any given time.
- First hand bids itself.
- Minimum bid is four (4) = board.
- A successful bid of ten (10) will result in two hundred (200) points. An unsuccessful bid of ten (10) will result in minus two hundress (-200) points.
- No ten (10) for two hundred (200) points on the first hand bid itself. You must bid ten (10) to receive two hundred (200) points.
- Blinds acceptable if down by one hundred (100) points.
- Blind is limited to nine (9). Ex: Blind nine (9) = one hundred and eighty (180) points.
- Blind must be written prior to shuffle. Once shuffle has taken place the opportunity to bid blind is forfeited.
- All games end at three hundred and fifty (350) points.
- Bags are allowed.
- Ten (10) bags = (-100) minus one hundred points.
- Game ending in a tie will play to an additional one hundred (100) points with both teams starting at zero (0) points and zero bags. This rule will repeat itself until there is a winner.
- No nils
- Set on blinds is the amount bid. Ex: Blind six (6) set is minus sixty (-60) points.
- Shuffling team must give opposing team a reasonable amount of time to decide if they want to bid blind. Shuffling team cannot start the shuffling process in an effort to "rush" opposing team into making a decision. If shuffling team believes a reasonable amount of time has passed they can request for a judge to start a 1:00 minute timer.
A team can forfeit at any time. Forfeiting is a complete forfeit from the tournament.
Breaking any of the following rules will result in forfeit:
- Verbally leading or signaling your partner on how to play.
- Verbally leading or signaling your partner on how to bid.
- Reaching into and exposing an opponents hand.
- Reaching into and exposing an opponents made books.
- Verbally attacking an opponent.