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by Joe Andrews
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: XI Annual Grand Prix world Series of Spades
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

XI Annual Grand Prix world Series of Spades

ANNOUNCING- :spade: The 11th Annual World Series of Spades - Partners :spade: Charlotte, NC - Nov 5 - 7, 2010 GUARANTEED $ 3,000 Minimum Prize Fund! :P 7 Full games of qualifiers for all Pairs, followed by the best 2 out of 3 Playoffs for the Top 6 Teams! If you have "game", and want to compete agai...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Leagues and Tournies
Topic: 11th Annual Grand Prix World Series
Replies: 0
Views: 1387

11th Annual Grand Prix World Series

Announcing - The 11th Annual (2009) Grand Prix World Series of Spades, Hearts, Pinochle and Euchre. Here are the tentative dates / sites: Euchre / Hearts ----- Columbus, OH ---- July 31st / August 1st Spades / Pinochle / Atlanta, GA - Nov . 6 - 8 Hotels TBA - Check http://www.grandprixtournaments.c...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The "Buy Out"
Replies: 1
Views: 940

The "Buy Out"

Here is some light humor! :) Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for > $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next > day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the > horse died.' Chuck replied, 'Well, then just give me my money back.' > Th...
by Joe Andrews
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Leagues and Tournies
Topic: Spring Break
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

Spring Break

The Best Time You Will Ever Have.... For those of you who have never been to the Spades Connection "live" gathering , you don't know what you have been missing! It is held in Knoxville, TN - A city which never goes to sleep! The dates are March 11 - 15 / five days of rocking' fun! You just can't be...
by Joe Andrews
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Morals and Ethics
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Re: Morals and Ethics

Thanks for your thoughtful reply, Dust.... The aforementioned scenario occurred at the second Grand Prix Nationals in Orlando, FL in 2000. I heard about it from the partner of the offender (person who revoked) a few weeks AFTER the event was concluded. He also told one his friends what had happened....
by Joe Andrews
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Morals and Ethics
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Morals and Ethics

"THE "DARTH VADER" FACTOR We turn our attention to the "Dark Side of the Force". It's all about fair play. Please bear in mind that the VAST majority of players are honest, and abide by the Rules of their game of choice, while displaying good sportmanship. Still, there are a few who stray outside of...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Great Plays - Great Moments!
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Great Plays - Great Moments!

The Kohinoor Hand This is a wonderful hand -- a true "jewel." It was played many years ago at a local Boston area Hearts Tournament. Richard Freedman (an ACBL Life Master) was sitting South, and demonstrated his Bridge expertise. The endplay is common in the game of Bridge, especially since there i...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Spades and Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Spades and Bridge

Bridge - An American Pastime - Bridge, Spades and Whist are in the same card game "family". Many Spades players move up to the game of Bridge. This is a very demanding game, and requires many of years of dedication to reach advanced Life Master levels. Bridge is one of the classic card games, and is...
by Joe Andrews
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Leagues and Tournies
Topic: Spades Connection Rocks!
Replies: 1
Views: 4575

Spades Connection Rocks!

"Fun & Games in Tennessee" The Spades Connection has been around for more than ten years, and is organized by a very dedicated group of volunteers, including "+Doll" and "Catladie". This year, they will be having their event in Knoxville, TN. (a terrific town with lots of hospitality, not to mentio...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Duplicate Euchre
Replies: 0
Views: 1560

Duplicate Euchre

Happy Holidays everyone! I have seen many of the posts regarding the RDG, the erratic deals, and how unlucky cards often decide the outcome of games. Maybe the RDG is fair; however, there is no way to make all of the deals "equal". After all, are you going to deal one Jack to each player for every h...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Duplicate Spades / RDG
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Duplicate Spades / RDG

Happy Holidays everyone! I have seen many of the posts regarding the RDG, the erratic deals, and how unlucky cards often decide the outcome of games. Maybe the RDG is fair; however, there is no practical way to make all of the deals "equal". And one bad hand at the end of a match can spell defeat! T...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Two of clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Two of clubs

Here is the answer to your question. The deuce of clubs (first lead) was added to the game in the mid 1930's. "No dumping on the first trick" also came in at the same time, in order to prevent a player from receiving high clubs, and then getting blasted! The original opening lead was to the left of ...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: "Live" Duplicate Spades Tournament!
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

"Live" Duplicate Spades Tournament!

"Live" Duplicate Spades Tournament - Nov. 28 / 29, 2008 in Boston! This event will be conducted under the auspices of the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League), as part of their National Convention / Tournament in Boston. $2000 to be awarded - GUARANTEED! :) :) :) :) This is a partnership event, a...
by Joe Andrews
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Stout brothers win 10th Annual Grand Prix!
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Re: Stout brothers win 10th Annual Grand Prix!

Sorry about the typo, Dustin. I guess the beer (brand) is the easiest way to remember your names! :) As for Grand Prix Spades, it has conducted ten annual National Championship Tournaments (now called The World Series of Spades) since 1999. Only two teams have won the title twice - The Kersey brothe...
by Joe Andrews
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Stout brothers win 10th Annual Grand Prix!
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Stout brothers win 10th Annual Grand Prix!

Congratulations to Damon & Dustin Stoudt who won the 10th Annual Demand Media / Cases' Ladder Grand Prix World Series of Spades in Las Vegas (Oct. 17 - 18, 2008) This long-running Series is the only sanctioned "live" Championship Spades tournament, and has been around since 1999. Damon & Dustin had ...