How to Hold Your Own
Euchre Tournament

Holding your own tournament can be a lot of fun. It's also a great way to meet new people. Like any group gathering, it does take some preplanning. To facilitate accurate scoring, the correct scorecards are needed. We are able to supply all necessary paperwork for your event. These forms are provided as a public service and may be downloaded as many times as required.

When first contemplating the possibly of organizing such an event, one must decide on the correct format. Here are the three main formats that are used to run today's euchre tournaments. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Each has its own approach on how the winners are determined. They do differ on how the score is kept and how teams advance to the next table. Normally all three types use standard euchre rules. In larger events it is suggested that a tournament director be appointed to settle any disagreements between teams.

The first thing to consider is whether your event would be a social gathering or lean more towards the completive side. The progressive model lends itself more towards the social aspect of the game. In contrast the partner's model works best when the focus is on completion.

If ever you have any questions on how to organize your event, email us at info @ Ohioeuchre.Com. We will try and help where possible.

Below is a brief description of each style to help determine which format will work best. Each format has its own page and may be accessed by clicking the 'red' link below the format headings.

* The Grand Prix Euchre Tournament *

The Grand Prix format was developed for use in the World Series of Euchre. It is now used in most major Euchre tournaments across the U.S and Canada. With this method partnerships remain together the entire tournament. Everyone gets to play the same number of games. Once a round is complete, one team moves on to the next table. There are built-in provisions to handle uneven number of teams the tournaments move along quickly as there is normally very little or no waiting between games. Tournament winners are decided the total number of games won...

* The Progressive Euchre Tournament *

The Progressive format is used at many social and fund-raiser events. It is also known as the 'Round Robin format and can be played as part of a completive tournament. It is popular because partners rotate and everyone gets to play the same number of games. The format differs from the others in two areas. Teams only play a total of 8 hands per round. Also at the end of the round everyone changes partners. By alternating partners it provides an opportunity to make new friends, and reunite with old pals.

* The Double Elimination Euchre Tournament *

Double elimination is the same format that is used in many sporting events, such as baseball. Ladder bracket sheets are set up at the start of the tournament. As a team wins they move up along the ladder. Once a team loses they then start their way up the 'loser ladder' If they lose two games, they are out of the tournament.

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Posted by Nancy Hazlett  on Monday, 04.8.13 @ 10:48am| #2206

Score sheets look good!

Posted by David Martin  on Thursday, 10.17.13 @ 11:36am| #3045

Thank you for providing this great service. I'm hosting a small tournament at our tailgate party before the Notre Dame-Southern California football game on Saturday. Go Irish!

Posted by Mike Dincolo  on Friday, 10.18.13 @ 12:47pm| #3047

thanks for the help

Posted by dave  on Sunday, 10.27.13 @ 11:54am| #3058

6 of us play bid-euchre. Every second person is your partner. How can I rotate the players so after 5 games they have played with everyone.

Posted by Bill  on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 19:11pm| #3182

Hosting our first tournament. Will have 9 players and would like to rotate someone in and out--suggestions.

Posted by roslyne  on Thursday, 04.3.14 @ 07:08am| #3197

This is a great resource. Thank you for providing it. New Years Eve will be especially sweet this year.

Posted by Ken  on Monday, 12.29.14 @ 20:30pm| #3329

Thanks for the great resource!

Posted by John  on Sunday, 01.4.15 @ 18:26pm| #3337

how would you structure a 4 handed 12 man euchre league, where you would play everyone only once?

Posted by Rod  on Tuesday, 01.13.15 @ 14:34pm| #3350

How bout something like playing 3 games then have the opposing switch partners and play another 3 games

Posted by Don  on Tuesday, 01.13.15 @ 16:53pm| #3351

I lost a friend this week and am starting to put together ideas for an annual memorial event. I have never played in a tournament but my friend who passed was a regular. If I put together a tournament in southern Wisconsin, what format would you suggest? I'm considering trying to raise money for a charitable org but am undecided. I would estimate 20 to 30 people being involved the first year. Any advice you can offer I will appreciate! Thank you!

Posted by Rod  on Sunday, 05.3.15 @ 22:17pm| #3409

I am looking for euchre tournament that triple crown use to host. I thought they had one in Sabrina or Niagara Falls canada

Posted by Brigid  on Tuesday, 06.30.15 @ 08:31am| #3429

Thank you

Posted by Rose Stanton  on Thursday, 07.23.15 @ 17:36pm| #3442

Bridge tallies that you can purchase at any card store work great for events that will have either 8 or 12 players. There are rotation charts on them that enable every player to play against all the other participants.

Posted by Pamela Reichard  on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 08:16am| #3486



Posted by Tom  on Saturday, 11.28.15 @ 19:12pm| #3505

Tom, check out my post under the "Progressive Euchre" section. I just posted it yesterday. It's hard to read in the format, but I can email it do you if you want.

Posted by Sam  on Wednesday, 12.2.15 @ 06:32am| #3509


Posted by Randy  on Tuesday, 01.19.16 @ 09:35am| #3554

I am just learning how to play regular Euchre - what do you suggest I do to get better at it before I play in Progressive Euchre that only meets once a month at our Senior Ctr?

Posted by Elaine  on Saturday, 07.30.16 @ 15:15pm| #3663

The best way to learn is practice and reading lessons 1 - 7. Play for a few months and then go back and reread the lessons. When you feel ready, move on to the advances sections.

Posted by Elaine  on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 10:49am| #3664

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