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by Joe Andrews
Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Conventions / Partnership Agreements in the game of Spades
Replies: 20
Views: 4105

Conventions - Update

Hi! I have been reading the reply to the original post. I like Melinda's suggestion. Allow any Conventions, or card signalling systems to be used by any player or Team. There is no other workable solution. An "Alert" Protocol similar to that of Bridge cannot be enforced in the Internet arena. Althou...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Partnership Hearts - A Legitimate Game?
Replies: 50
Views: 9719

Partnership Hearts / Signals / Conventions, etc.

Hello once gain. I see that this Topic has generated a lot of controversey, that is for sure! As I said previously, I am thrilled that Hardwood conducts Partnership Hearts in the Original Format (combined scores of one Team vs. combined scores of the other Team in a "We / They" format) As for Cheati...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Three Player Hearts
Replies: 39
Views: 9160

Three Handed Hearts

Hi! My name is Joe Andrews. In my book, "Win at Hearts", there is a full chapter about this variation. Three-handed Hearts was a staple at my New England Hearts Players' Association Tournamnents, which were conducted from 1971- 1982. Often, we would have a surplus of two or three players for a typic...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Conventions / Partnership Agreements in the game of Spades
Replies: 20
Views: 4105

Conventions / Partnership Agreements in the game of Spades

This is quite a controversial subject. The world of Bridge has allowed the use of card signals and partnership understandings for many decades. Each Pair or Partnership is required to complete a "Convention Card" identifying their signals and systems. The passage of time has standardizied many of th...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Hello to my friends @ Hardwood Euchre!
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Hello to my friends @ Hardwood Euchre!

Hello everyone! My name is Joe Andrews. I am the director of the Grand Prix National Series. (http://www.grandprixtournaments.com). These are the "live" events which are qualifiers for the TOC which is scheduled on Sept. 17-19, 2004 in Chicago, IL. Hardwood was a title Sponsor last year, and more th...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Partnership Hearts - A Legitimate Game?
Replies: 50
Views: 9719

Partnership Hearts

Hello once again. I stand corrected as to the Format of Partnership Hearts. I am very please to hear that the "Classic" (original) version is played here in Hardwood. This is great news. I recall the days (early 1970's) when the New England Hearts Players' Association conducted Tournaments which dre...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Partnership Hearts - A Legitimate Game?
Replies: 50
Views: 9719

Partnership Hearts - A Legitimate Game?

Hi! My name is Joe Andrews. I am the author of several card game books, including "Win At Hearts". Some of you may know me from the Grand Prix National Series. In any case, there are two types of Partnership hearts Games: The Original and New Versions. In the Original Variation, which was created in...