Sunday, August 30, 2015
How to Host a Euchre Party
Plan on 12 total people to play in the euchre party. They must all be present for this type of tournament to work.
Set up the card tables and chairs so there is enough room for everyone to sit comfortably. Place a deck of euchre cards on each table.
Hand everyone a scoring notepad once they pay their fee to play, if you are playing for money and not just bragging rights. A typical euchre party buy-in is $10 per person. This is the money that will be used for prize money. It equals $120 and you can divide that up into prizes however you see fit. Usually that is $70 for first place, $30 for second and $20 for third.
Explain that you will be following the regular euchre rules of play, with one exception. Each table will have total of 12 rounds dealt, with each player dealing three times. At the end of the 12 rounds, each player will record his score -- how many tricks his team has taken -- on the notepad.
At the end of the first game, have your guests switch partners with the people at their table. Play again as stated, recording the scores as before. Continue to play, record and switch until every player has been a partner with every attendee. Have each player then add his or her scores up on the notepad and determine a first, second and third place winner.