Bid Whist is a partnership trick game that is very common among
African Americans. It is played with a standard 52 card deck and also utilizes
the 2 jokers, for a total of 54 cards. There are 4 players consisting of 2 pairs
Regular tournament is played every fourth
Saturday. The fee is $40.00 per team ($20.00 per person). In addition, there
may be a total of $1.00 required from each team if there is a scorekeeper
other than the player’s themselves.
At 7:10 p.m. one person from each team will pull a number to determine order
of play. Both team members must be present to pull for team numbers.
At the time of play, you need one team
member ready to pick up your number and ready to sit.
Club pays 1st, 2nd
and 3rd places only if there are ten or more teams! If there
are six to nine teams there will be 1st and 2nd places
only! In the event of five teams or less, winner will take all!
There will be four consecutive
hours of play beginning at 7:30 p.m. Each game is rise and fly, counting one
Bostons count as one game and
must be played out.
Do not drop your cards. If at the end of a hand
one player is short a card and the other players have the correct amount then
the team that is short loses the game.
The winning team remains
seated; the losing team rises and turns their team number into the
To begin the game, each player will pull a card from the deck
to decide the deal. High card wins! Dealing is clockwise only. The dealer
must receive the last card. The player to the dealer's right cuts the cards
(more than one is allowed) but no more than three.
In the event the dealer deals
too many or too few cards to any player or the kitty, or if the dealer does
not receive the last card, the result is a misdeal, thus passing the deal to
the player on the left.
Opening bid is a 4; A low bid takes out a high; a no trump bid takes out a
low. Bidding out of turn is an automatic loss! If repeating someone else's
bid as your bid, you automatically get that bid at the next higher number.
If during a no trump bid, a player with the joker or jokers wins the lead and
their last remaining card(s) is a joker(s), the person playing immediately
after (to the left, determines the suit).
If revoking should occur, it is up to the opposing team to call the play
and/or find the book. The revoking team automatically loses. However, if the
accusing team has made a mistake and no revoke has occurred, the accusing team
then loses the game.
Each book should be ‘closed’ before a player begins new lead card. If new
card hits the table before previous book is folded and discrepancy arises,
result is loss for the team who led the card.
In a no trump bid, jokers are not traded for cards in the kitty, but remain in
the player’s hand and are discarded immediately when a suit can no longer can
be followed. If another card is discarded before the joker, and the book
folds, it is considered a revoke, thus resulting in a loss for that team.
a card is exposed in a player’s hand it is to be left face up on the table and
must be played the first opportunity whether or not if is to the advantage of
bidding team or opposing team. Their partner cannot lead that suit
immediately afterwards (unless it is their only suit). If a different suit
is led and the person at fault has none of the suit then the penalty card must
be played. However, a player cannot be forced to renege.
Cheating will not be tolerated at
West Coast best at any time. Any player caught purposely cheating will be banned
from the club indefinitely. Forms of cheating include:
Once a team has been set in the order of play, you can lay your hand down face
up. (Do not throw your hand into the
During the tournament, people on the
sidelines are requested not to discuss the hands with the people playing. If an
infraction is called by a person not playing their team will lose one game from
their score and the game in question will be replayed.
It is the responsibility of the
players to make sure their team card is turned into the Secretary. If you must
leave before the tournament is over be sure to have your Team Card pulled.
REMEMBER! If you come late your card will be placed on the bottom.
If the score sheet is not
filled out or not signed properly, then that ticket will be voided and will not be
counted. It is the winning team's responsibility to make sure that their score sheet is properly filled out, turned in, and that they receive their score at
the time the score sheet is being turned in.
No one should be in the score sheet bag except the
scorekeeper (if there is one). If there is no scorekeeper then only the
president and officers are allowed to handle the score sheet bag.
If an infraction occurs, please
call for a sergeant-at-arms to come and make a ruling before you continue with
the game (after the game is over it is too late).
In the event of a tie, the two teams
will play a tiebreaker (2 out of 3 games) for the win. An odd number of teams
may result in one team receiving a ‘bye’ during the tiebreaker playoffs. High
card pulls to begin first deal, and then deal rotates to the left until one-team
wins two (2) games.
Members will pay $25.00 per year for dues.
Dues are due by the November game (dues can be paid at any time).
Only 50% of the membership
dues are to be used for big game tournament in December. The other 50% of the
money will be placed in the Club treasury for supplies and equipment.
All Club rules must be carried out at all time and if
the rules are not in force by the president, then the members may enforce the rules that
WCBBWC is an adult club. Always be conscious of
others and their belongings. Keep the noise level down and remember no smoking
except in designated areas.
THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK