Hold Your Own Euchre Tournament - 1

Choosing the correct format for your event


Holding your own tournament can be a lot of fun. Although it does involve some work it's a great way to meet new people. In this section I'll cover the different types along with what is required to make your tourney a success.

When considering holding a euchre tourney the first decision would be to pick the format that is right for you. All tournaments fall into two general categories, progressive and partners. Each style has its own advantages and disadvantages. While all euchre games are played as partners, the two differ in respect to the method of keeping score along with the way people advance from one table to the next. In the progressive model teams change partners after each game. This format tends to lend itself to people looking for the social aspects of the game. Tournaments that follow the partner's model tend to be more completive. Both types use standard euchre rules.

No matter which one you choose, you will need the proper scoresheets. We supply all necessary paperwork to help run your event. These are downloadable and provided by OhioEuchre as a public service.

Below is a brief description of the different style tournaments. Each one is covered in a separate page.

The Grand Prix Euchre Tournament

( Partners )

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

( Progressive )

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

( Partners )

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.

If you need more information on running an event email us using info @ Ohioeuchre.Com. We will try and help where possible.

Suggested Further Reading:

Hold Your Own Tourney 1, Choosing the correct format
Tournaments fall into two general categories

Hold Your Own Tourney 2, Grand Prix
The Grand Prix format was used at the World Series of Euchre

Hold Your Own Tourney 3, Double elimination
This format is also used in many sporting events

Hold Your Own Tourney 4, Progressive
Here teams play a total of 8 hands per round

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5 comments so far

Hi! We are starting up a euchre league. I was just wondering outside of playing the game, how I go about scoring for the last week of the league, is a tournament. I believe we would have a winners bracket and a losers bracket.

Thanks for any help you could provide.

Penny Kohler

Posted by Penny KOhler  on Sunday, 01.29.17 @ 05:09am| #3757

What happens if at the end of 8 hands(deals) the score is tied. How do you determine the winner/ losers and is there points awarded. Thanks

Posted by Dan  on Tuesday, 01.31.17 @ 17:07pm| #3758

The winners from each bracket would complete to determine the final winner

The player that received the their point first is the winner. Each team get the same points

Posted by Don  on Tuesday, 01.31.17 @ 17:26pm| #3759

Euchre is fun

Posted by Virgil  on Thursday, 02.2.17 @ 19:31pm| #3763

Have 6 players for progressive euchre. 4 play while 2 sit out. What is the rotation chart for this set up? I'm guessing our 40 tables of possible combinations. Thank you much.

Posted by Chad  on Monday, 04.10.17 @ 08:12am| #3806

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