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Do you enjoy a game of cards? Why not come along and join us.
The first meeting of the new season will be held on the 1st Monday in October in the Skateraw Hall at 7.30 pm
All current members and any other persons interested in Playing Whist on Monday evenings from October to Mid April are cordially invited to join us.
The Classic game of whist has been played widely since the 18th Century. Whist was derived from the older game of Ruff and Honours, but during the twentieth century whist has been replaced by Bridge for more serious card players. Nevertheless Whist continues to be played worldwide.
There are many other games called whist eg Knockout and Solo to name only two.
At Skateraw we play the Classic game of Whist. This is a plain-trick game without bidding for 4 players in partnership.
There are four players in partnership. Partners sit facing each other. The game is played clockwise
A standard 52-card pack is used. The cards in each suit rank from highest to lowest
A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
The dealer shuffles the cards, which are then cut by the player on the dealer’s right. The dealer deals out all the cards one at a time so that each player has 13 cards. The final card will end up with the dealer.
The trump is played in sequence of Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds & Spades.
The player to the Dealer’s left leads to the first trick. Any card can be led. The other players in clockwise order, each play a card to the trick. Players must follow suit by playing a card of the same suit as the card led if they can; a player with no card of the suit led may play any card. The trick is won by the highest card of the suit led or won by the highest trump in it. The winner of the trick leads to the next.
When all 13 tricks have been played, the partnerships score 1 point for each trick won.
After the scoring the losing Lady and losing Gent remain at the table, the losing Lady moving to the left of the losing Gent. The winning Lady moves anticlockwise to the next table and sits opposite the losing Gent. The winning Gent moves clockwise to the next table and sits opposite the losing Lady. The cards are dealt by the losing Gent and play commences again this continues until 24 games have been played
Each week the person with the Highest Score receives a small prize. The accumulative score for each person is divided by the number of games played at the end of the season and prizes are given for the highest scores for Ladies and Gents and of course there is a prize for the lowest score. We also run a Mini League in the last few weeks and on the last evening we finish the night with prize-giving and Tea and sandwiches.
If anyone is interested please lookout for the notices in the Village or contact me on email@example.com