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Spades Tournament Rules
**Prize Pool will be bases off of number of teams entered.**
1.Teams will be composed of 2 players who will sit directly across from each
2.Teams will be composed of 2 players who will sit directly across from each other when playing.
3.Games will be to 400 points.
4.The Dealer will deal all cards�13 to each player.
5.Definitions and Terminology
6.Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
Trick : refers to taking or winning one hand
Bid : A player chooses the number of tricks that he/she will take.
Bags : Number of tricks a team takes over their total bid.
(example: a team bids 5 tricks total, but wins 7+ result is 2 bags)
Set- When a team fails to win enough tricks to reach it�s total bid
Nill : If one player goes �nill�, that player has looked at his/her cards and has decided
that he/she will not take any tricks.
Blind Nill : If one player goes �blind�, that player must declare this prior to looking at his/her
cards. A player that goes �blind� is saying that he will not take any tricks.
This player may exchange one card, face down, with his partner after all bids
are in. The card can not be looked at until both cards are exchanged.
Reneging : when a player fails to play the suite of the led card and later throws that same suite.
(example: Harts are led, Player A throws a spade to win the trick. Later, Player A throws a Hart. Player A has Reneged.