Three-Handed Euchre - Version 2



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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 face down 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 two extra cards into their own hand. They then choose the best five cards from the seven 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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Euchre Tournament - First 3 Fridays of Every Month - Memphis, MI

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Euchre Tournament
First 3 Fridays of Every Month
Memphis, MI

Dates: March 6, 13, 20
Location: Merrick Potter American Legion
34330 Bordman Rd, Memphis, MI 48041     MAP
Time: 7pm Play starts (Check in begins at 6:30pm)
Cost: $10
Includes Euchre, snacks & drinks
Cash Prizes & Bonus (all the euchre quarters) for 1st place winner if over 100 points.
Questions: Ted Suwalkowski at 586-453-4966

NEW Euchre Tournament - March 19 - Ferndale, MI

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Suspended until further notice
NEW Euchre Tournament
Thursday, March 19
Ferndale, MI

Location: Detroit Fleat - Ferndale
1820 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220     MAP
Time: 7pm Play starts (Check in by 6:30 pm)
Cost: $8 (non-league players) - Must be 21+
Other Euchre Tournaments at Detroit Fleat - Ferndale coming on April 16.

NEW Euchre Tournament - March 18 - Shelby Township, MI

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Suspended until further notice
NEW Euchre Tournament
Wednesday, March 18
Shelby Township, MI

Location: Brooks Brewing - Shelby
52033 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48316     MAP
Time: 7pm Play starts (Check in by 6:30 pm)
Cost: $8 (non-league players) - Must be 21+
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place non-cash prizes
Brooks Brewing - Ferndale Euchre Tournament Facebook
Information & Purchase Ticket

Other Euchre Tournaments at Brooks Brewing - Shelby on April 15.

NEW Euchre Tournament - March 17 - Canton, MI

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Suspended until further notice
NEW Euchre Tournament
Tuesday, March 17
Canton, MI

Location: Canton Brew Works
8521 Lilley Road, Canton, MI  48187     MAP
Time: 7pm
Cost: $8 (non-league players) - Must be 21+
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place non-cash prizes
Canton Brew Works Tournament Facebook
Information & Purchase Ticket

Other Euchre Tournaments at Canton Brew Works on March 31 and April 14 & 28.

NEW Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - March 13 - Canceled - Warren, MI

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!

Canceled
Euchre Change a Life! 
Tournament Fundraiser 
- NEW Warren LOCATION -
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm play promptly begins (Check-in 6 - 6:15pm)
Location: Michigan Legacy Credit Union
31130 Ryan Rd, Warren, MI 48092     MAP
Cost: $10 with online signup by March 11 ($20 at the door) 
+ quarters for Euchres
Play five games guaranteed, with prizes for the top finishers!
Questions: Email euchrechangealife@gmail.com
RSVP Facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife

Euchre Change a Life! Tournament Flyer

100% of proceeds from Euchre Change a Life! will help children in Seguin, Haiti, to attend school.

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Euchre Tournament FUNdraiser - March 13 - Sterling Heights, 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!

Sterling Heights Lions
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
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, snacks, 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 - March 13 - CANCELED - Dearborn, MI

CANCELED for March & April

First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn - 
Community Game Night
Date: Friday,  March 13, 2020
Time: Play starts 7pm - ends at 9:30pm
6:30pm - $5 for pizza, soft drinks, dessert & games

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn
600 North Brady Rd, Dearborn, MI 48124     MAP
Cost: $5 for Euchre
Prizes: Small $ cash prizes
Questions: Contact Chris at cmayer83@gmail.com
First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn - Community Game Night Flyer

This event is scheduled for SECOND FRIDAY NIGHT of EVERY MONTH!

Euchre Tournament

The First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn wants to provide a fun social outlet for the community by providing a night of good clean fun. Bring your family and friends for a FUN night of Euchre or games to show your support for this generous organization reaching out to the community!


Euchre Tournament - Every 2nd & 4th Thursday - March 12 - Madison Hts, MI

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Euchre Tournament
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday
March 12
Madison Hts, MI

Location: Madison Heights Eagles
604 W Eleven Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071     MAP
Time: 7:30pm play starts (Check-in 7pm)
Cost: $10 +quarters for Euchres
Cash Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place & side pots
If five tables, first place will be $100 minimum.
One $5 in quarters winner randomly selected.
Questions: Eagles Club 248-398-3155 or Char 248-515-9361

NEW Euchre Tournament - March 11 - Ferndale, MI

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NEW Euchre Tournament
Wednesday, March 11
Ferndale, MI

Location: Woodward Avenue Brewers
22646 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI   48220     MAP
Time: 7pm Play starts (Check in by 6:30 pm)
Cost: $8 (non-league players) - Must be 21+
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place non-cash prizes
Woodward Avenue Brewers Euchre Tournament Facebook
Information & Purchase Ticket

Other Euchre Tournaments at Woodward Avenue Brewers  coming April 8.


NEW Euchre Tournament - March 8 - Maybee, MI

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NEW Euchre Tournament
Sunday, March 8
Maybee, MI

Location: Divine Grace Parish - Madonna Hall
9207 Joseph St, Maybee, MI  48159      MAP
Time: 1pm play starts (Doors open at 12pm)
Cost: $16 each team (partner required)
Cash Prizes: 1st - $250, 2nd - $125, 3rd - $75, 4th - $50
(If 30 teams or less, payout will be 30%, 20%, 15%, 10% of entry fee)

Food and refreshments will be available, no outside food or drink allowed
Smoke Free Environment
Questions: Bud Mazur 734-587-3717

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NEW Euchre Tournament - March 8 - Ferndale, MI

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NEW Euchre Tournament
Sunday, March 8
Ferndale, MI

Location: Brooks Brewing - Ferndale
22925 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI  48220     MAP
Time: 1pm Play starts (Check in by 12:30 pm)
Cost: $8 (non-league players) - Must be 21+
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place non-cash prizes
Brooks Brewing - Ferndale Euchre Tournament Facebook
Information & Purchase Ticket

Other Euchre Tournaments at Brooks Brewing - Ferndale coming on April 5.

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

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Euchre Tournament
FIRST Friday of Every Month
March 6
Fenton, MI

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

Euchre Tournament - March 6 - Fraser, MI

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Euchre Tournament
FIRST Friday of Every Month
March 6
Fraser, MI

Location: Fraser Activity Center
34935 Hidden Pine Drive, Fraser, MI  48026     MAP
Time: 6:30 pm sharp -play begins (check in at 6pm)
Cost: $10 per person for Euchre, coffee & water
+ quarters for euchres
Optional 50/50 Raffles
Must be at least 18 years old
Questions: 586-296-8483 
Fraser Euchre Website

Euchre Tournament - March 6 - East China, MI

Euchre Tournament
Friday, March 6
East China, MI

Location: MediLodge of St Clair
4220 Hospital Drive, East China, MI 48054     MAP
Time: 6:30pm Play starts (Sign in begins at 6pm)
Cost: $5 if you RSVP ($10 day of event)
1st Place Prize
Raffle Baskets - 50/50 Raffle - Random Raffle Payouts

Questions & RSVP: Jessica Ward 810-357-7320 or jward@medilodge.com
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NEW Euchre Tournament - March 4 - Pontiac, MI

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NEW Euchre Tournament
Wednesday, March 4 
Pontiac, MI

Location: Exferimentation Brewing Co
7 N Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI  48342     MAP
Time: 7 pm Play starts
Cost: $8 (non-league players) - Must be 21+
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place non-cash prizes
Exferimentation Brewing Co Euchre Tournament Facebook
Information & Purchase Ticket

Other Euchre Tournaments at Exferimentation Brewing Co coming on April 1.

NEW Euchre Tournament - March 2 - Warren, MI

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Euchre Tournament
Monday, March 2
Warren, MI

Location: Dragonmead Microbrewery
14600 E Eleven Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48089     MAP
Time: 7pm Play starts (Check in by 6:30 pm)
Cost: $8 (non-league players) - Must be 21+
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place non-cash prizes
Dragonmead Microbrewery Euchre Tournament Facebook
Information & Purchase Ticket

Other Euchre Tournaments at Dragonmead Microbrewery coming on March 16 & 30 and April 13 & 27 .

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