Official Rules according to Bicycle (adapted for
- Game is played with two teams of two, sitting alternating.
- Game is played with 24 cards 9 through Ace.
- First team to score 10 or more points wins game.
- Cut cards; high card designates 1st dealer (deal passes left after each
hand). Each player recieves 5 cards dealt 3-at-a-time to each player, followed by
2-at-a-time. The remaining 4 cards are placed down in front of the dealer, who then turns
up the top card.
- Player to dealers left begins bidding. Player can tell dealer to pick up the
card turned up, or pass. If no one "orders the card up", first player can bid
the suit he chooses. Bidding completed, player to left of dealer opens play, or deals new
hand if no trump has been declared.
- Player leading may play any card. After a suit has been lead, players must follow
suit. If a player does not have suit, then they may play any suit of their choosing.
- Points are scored as follows:
1 point: Trump partners winning 3 or 4 tricks.
2 points: Trump partners winning 5 tricks.
1 point: Lone hand winning 3 or 4 tricks.
4 points: Lone hand winning 5 tricks.
2 points: Euchre either lone hand or partnership
- Renegging occurs when a player does not follow suit when they are required to.
If caught before the trick has finished, the player may pick up his card without
penalty. If renegging is caught after the next trick/hand has begun, the offending
players team will have two points removed from their score (4 if occuring during a
- The Campus Championships will be set up in traditional head-to-head bracket style.
It will be a single elimination tournament, with opponents playing best two-out-of-three
games. The winners will be crowned Campus Champions, and will travel to Orlando, FL to
represent the University of Michigan in the 2000 National Championships March 12-16. The
winners will also recieve a trophy and championship baseball caps.
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