Three-Handed Euchre - Version 2



3-handed Euchre
Recently we attended a new Euchre Tournament at a nearby restaurant and one table was short a player, so that was a great time to play 3-handed Euchre!! There are different versions of three handed Euchre and this was a new version for me, so I thought I would share it with you. In three handed Euchre there are no permanent partnerships. Players win or lose on their own.

This version of Three Handed Euchre uses the standard 24 card Euchre deck which consists of 9's through Ace's of each suit. To begin this game of Three Handed Euchre, the dealer gives the three players five cards each. They also deal an extra two cards on the table. The remaining seven cards in the deck become the kitty and are laid face down in the center of the table with the top card flipped over. 

The player to the dealer’s left declares whether or not the revealed card is trump, or may alternately pass.  If trump is declared on the first round of bidding, the dealer picks up the top card that was flipped over.  If all players pass in the first round of bidding, the face-up card is turned face down and a second bidding round occurs. In the second bidding round, the first player who names a suit has chosen trump. If no player bids, all the cards are shuffled together and the next player deals a new hand or if you are playing "stick the dealer", the dealer must name trump.

Whichever of the three players declares trump, becomes the “maker” and will be playing against the other two players for the remainder of the hand. When a player establishes trump, either during the first or second round of bidding, they must incorporate the face-up card and the other two extra cards into their own hand. They then choose the best five cards from the seven or eight cards in their hand and place the remaining cards face down on the kitty pile.  This game of Three Handed Euchre then follows the traditional format. 

For scoring, if a maker wins three or four tricks, they are awarded a single point. If they take all five tricks, they get two points. If the maker fails to take three tricks, he is "euchred" and the defenders score 2 points each. The "maker" still has the option of calling "alone" for four points. When going alone, they would pick up the face-card but not the additional two extra cards.

When playing with a group where there are multiple 4-player tables and only one 3-player table, it is important to keep things fair with scoring points. If dealing around twice, which is eight hands for the 4-player table, the 3-player table should also deal eight hands.


Having a table of Three Handed Euchre is another option to having three sit outs for a Euchre tournament.

Another version of Three Handed Euchre


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NEW Euchre Tournament - EVERY Thursday & Saturday - Royal Oak, MI

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NEW Euchre Tournament
EVERY Thursday & Saturday
Royal Oak, MI


Location: Royal Oak/Detroit Elks Club
2401 East 4th Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067     MAP
(Near 11 mile road and I-75)
Time: 7:00-7:15 pm play starts (Check-in begins at 6:30pm)

Cost: $8 + Quarters for euchres
Cash Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.  High Game & Mid-way scores paid out.  (100% payout)
Tight Tournament Rules – Competitive but Fun!
Questions: Char 248-515-9361

NEW Euchre Tournament - EVERY Wednesday - Southgate, MI

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NEW Euchre Tournament
EVERY Wednesday
Southgate, MI

Location: Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar
19400 Northline Rd, Southgate, MI 48195     MAP
Time: 7-10pm
Cost: No buy in
Food & Drink Specials
Prizes, Giveaways and MORE!

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"Cold Butt" Euchre Tournament - January 28 - Saline, MI

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Coooold Butt Euchre Tournament
Saturday, January 28

This "Cold Butt" Euchre Tournament is only for the Most Die-Hard Euchre Fans!! Here is the information.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack’s Back Patio
104 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176    MAP

Alcoholic & assorted warm and cold beverages will be available for purchase.
Starts promptly at 3:30pm

FREE to play
Team Prize is $50 Gift Certificate to Downtown Saline Business of choice.
Players must remain seated on Cold Metal Chairs during play.
All participants MUST be 18 years or older to play.
Space is limited.

Click here to register

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Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - January 28 - Utica, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of Euchre Tournament Fundraisers, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre Tournament FUNdraisers a success!

Dr Jim's 11th Annual Euchre Party
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm play begins (Check in begins at 6:00)
Location: St Lawrence Knights of Columbus Hall
44425 Utica Rd Utica, MI 48317     MAP
(West of Van Dyke, south of M-59)
Cost: $25 - plus quarters for Euchres
Includes Euchre, Pizza, Refreshments and Pop Corn

Cash Prizes, Door Prizes, 50/50
Must be 18 Years Old

Reservations/Questions: 
Jim e-mail: jimlang122@gmail.com or Cell 810-499-9055
Dr Jim's 11th Annual Euchre Party Flyer


Bring your family and friends for a FUN night of Euchre and show your support for this great cause! All proceeds to benefit Dr. James Langeveld BMT Patient Support Fund at University of Michigan for adult cancer patients’ expenses not covered by insurance.
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Euchre Tournament - January 27 - Fraser, MI

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Euchre Tournament
Friday, January 27
Fraser, MI
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Euchre Tournament Fundraiser - Friday, January 27 - Shelby Twp, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
January 27
Shelby Twp, MI

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Location: St. Therese of Lisieux
48115 Schoenherr Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48315     MAP
(on the west side, between 21 and 22 Mile Road)
Time: 7pm Play begins (Doors open at 6:15pm)

Cost: $20 +quarters for Euchres - 50/50 Raffle
Includes Euchre, pizza, pop/wine/beer & dessert
Must be 21 years of age or older to participate
Cash Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places

Proceeds benefit Macomb Habitat for Humanity and will go towards building homes for low-income families within Macomb County.

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Coachman Bar is now Kay Jay's Irish Pub - Monday Euchre - Shelby Township, MI

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Euchre Tournaments
EVERY Monday
Coachman Bar is now
Kay Jay's Irish Pub
Shelby Township, MI

Time: 7:00 pm play begins
Location: Kay Jay's Irish Pub
5491 Auburn Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48315
     MAP
Cost: $5 for Euchre
Cash Prizes
Questions call 586-731-0531
Kay Jay's Irish Pub Website - Menu & More

Why Did Coachman's Lounge Change Name to Kay Jay’s Irish Pub?
KATHI JOYCE (JORDAN) LANG – an Irish-American wife & mother. Her husband Bill lovingly called her Katie Jay. In Honor of both of them, this pub is named Kay Jay’s

Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - January 27 - Wyandotte, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of FUNdraising Euchre Tournaments, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre Tournament FUNdraisers a success!

First Congregational Church of Wyandotte 
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 6:30pm Play starts (Registration begins at 6:15pm)
Location: First Congregational Church of Wyandotte
98 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192     MAP
(corner of 1st and Superior)
Please enter through the parking lot doors.

Cost: $12 Includes Euchre, dessert and beverage
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places
50/50 raffle
If you register by January 20, you will be entered into a raffle for a door prize.

Register: Online OR Email: EuchrePlay@gmail.com OR Call 734-833-8108.

Proceeds will benefit the Wyandotte Soup Kitchen. Bring your family and friends for a FUN night of Euchre!!

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Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - January 21 - Sylvan Lake, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of Euchre Tournament Fundraisers, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre Tournament FUNdraisers a success!

The 4th Showdown
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Sylvan Lake Community Center
2456 Pontiac Dr, Sylvan Lake, MI 48320     MAP
Cost: Cost: $20 - Limited to 100 players
Includes Euchre, food & beverages
+quarters for Euchres - 50/50 Raffle

Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places
Register by January 13: Text "I WANT TO SHOWDOWN" to Joe 248-379-8327 or Chad 586-482-0617 or email stuntdog1976@yahoo.com
The 4th Showdown Euchre Tournament Fundraiser Flyer

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Euchre Tournament - January 20 - Fraser, MI

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Lions Euchre Tournament
January 20
Fraser, MI

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Location: Fraser Lions Club
34540 Utica Rd, Fraser, MI 48026     MAP
Time: 7:30 pm play begins (doors open at 6:30)
Cost: $15 per person 
Includes Euchre, prizes, pizza, pop and 1 drink ticket
Cash Bar
RSVP or Questions: Wally Stamper 586-362-0481
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Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - January 20 - Washington, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of Euchre Tournament Fundraisers, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre Tournament FUNdraisers a success!

Motor City Hit Dogs 
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 7:30pm Play starts (7pm - Social & Munchies)
Location: Greystone Golf Club
67500 Mound Rd, Washington, MI 48095     MAP
Cost: $20 - Includes Euchre & Munchies
Silent Auction, Gift Baskets & More!
Cash Bar

Cash Prizes: Top 3 Places
Questions: Rick 586-321-4565 or RTroy37@gmail.com
Motor City Hit Dogs Euchre Tournament Fundraiser Flyer

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Euchre Tournament - Saturday, January 14 - St Clair Shores, MI

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St Margaret Euchre Tournament
January 14
St Clair Shores, MI

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: St. Margaret Church Gym
21201 Thirteen Mile, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082     MAP
(Please park in the back of the church)
Time: 7:00 pm play begins (registration starts at 6:30)

Cost: $10 per person  (includes refreshments - 21 and older only)
+ quarters for euchres
50/50 drawings, Jackpots
NO smoking at tables
Partners picked by blind draw
Cash Prizes based on attendance
Questions: stmargareteuchre@yahoo.com
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Euchre Tournament Fundraiser - Saturday, January 14 - Gibraltar, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
January 14
Gibraltar, MI

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: Gibraltar Community Center
29340 S. Gibraltar Rd, Gibraltar, MI 48173     MAP
Time: 7pm Play begins
Cost: $20 Includes Euchre, hot dogs & chips
Cash Bar - 50/50 Raffle
Prizes for top 5 places
Tickets available from Busters Bar, City Hall or a member of the Rotary.

Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - January 13 - Sterling Heights, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of FUNdraising Euchre Tournaments, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre Tournament FUNdraisers a success!

Sterling Heights Lions
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser

Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 Play begins (6:00 Check-in begins)
Location: Sterling Heights Lions Club House
12828 Canal Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
     MAP
(1/4 mile south of Hall Rd, west of Schoenherr)
Cost: $15 

Includes Euchre, pizza, pop and 1 drink ticket at the Cash Bar
Cash Prizes
Questions: Eileen 586-786-6064 or ejmm8@att.net
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Euchre Tournament - January 13 - Mt Clemens, MI

Euchre Tournament
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of FUNdraising Euchre Tournaments, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre Tournament FUNdraisers a success!

St Peter Church Euchre Tournament
Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
Time: 7:00pm play begins (check in at 6:30)
Location: St. Peter Church
95 Market St, Mt Clemens, MI 48043     MAP
Cost: $15 per person  (includes Euchre, snacks, water, pop & beer)
$5 for dinner (chicken or meatballs etc., veggies and dessert) (optional)
+ quarters for euchres

Cash Prizes
Call ahead to reserve your spot for dinner or Euchre.
Limited to 100 Players - Please RSVP by 1/11/17
To RSVP or for Questions: Pat at 586-601-5031 or pac.spc123@gmail.com
St. Peter Euchre Tournament Flyer


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Euchre Social Night - January 12 - Harrison Township, MI

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Euchre Social Night
Harrison Township, MI
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 7:00 Play begins
Location: St Hubert Activity Center
38775 Prentiss St, Harrison Township, MI 48045
     MAP
Cost: $6 Donation
Includes Euchre & refreshments
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & half-time
Questions: Jay Walsh 586-792-6691

Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - January 8 - Shelby Township, MI

Operation Yellow Ribbon/Disabled American Veterans Chapter 129 Euchre Card Party Fundraiser
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time: 4:00pm Play starts (Doors open at 3:30pm)
3:30pm - Food available for purchase
Location: Disabled American Veterans Chapter 129
47326 Dequindre Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317     MAP
Cost: $7 for Euchre
Prizes: 50% of total proceeds used for prizes; 
remaining 50% divided between OYR & DAV129
Must RSVP by 1/7/17
RSVP: Peggy 248-425-2722 or Toni 248-953-4901

All proceeds will go towards assisting veterans and their families. Bring your family and friends for some FUN Euchre!! 
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Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - January 7 - Lake Orion, MI

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Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of FUNdraising Euchre Tournaments, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre Tournament FUNdraisers a success!

Orion Baseball Team Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 Registration Begins
Location: K of C Hall
1400 Orion Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362     MAP
Cost: $25 for pre-pay
Includes Euchre, food & snacks

Cash Prizes
50/50 & Basket Raffles - BYOB
Register: skeltonmortgage@gmail.com (see details on flyer)

Orion Baseball Team Euchre Tournament Fundraiser Flyer

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Euchre Tournament - FIRST Friday of Every Month - January 6 - Fenton, MI

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Euchre Tournament
FIRST Friday of Every Month
Fenton, MI

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017 
Location: Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) 2460
1490 N Leroy Street, Fenton, MI 48430     MAP
Time: 7:00 pm play begins
5:30 pm Food is available for purchase. Menu varies.

Cost: $5 + Optional side pots
50 cents for euchres
Cash Prizes (80% prize payout)
Questions: Casey 810-820-0199  or firkincasey@yahoo.com
Fraternal Order of Eagles Euchre Tournament Flyer

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