1. The League shall be named the “Guernsey United Euchre League”.
2. The Officers of
the League shall form TWO Committees, one for the day to day running of the
the other being an Appeals Committee.
The League Committee shall consist of:
Honorary Financial Treasurer;
Honorary Fixtures Secretary;
Public Relations Officer and up to Six Ordinary Members
All Committee are
to be members of an affiliated Club. To be elected at the Annual General
a straight majority vote, from nominations submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, signed
by a Proposer and Seconder, at least 21 days before the A.G.M. Nominations may also be received from
the floor on the night of the AGM. Any resignations during the season shall be filled by the Committee
electing the replacement. The President will have the casting vote in the event of a tie. Five Members
will form a quorum.
Committee shall consist of a Chairman, Secretary and one other. All to be
ers, but are not to be members of the League Committee. All to have a vote. The officers shall be elect-
ed by a majority vote at the A.G.M.
Should any member
of the Appeals Committee become directly or indirectly involved in any protest
lodged or in the Committee findings, then that member shall be required to stand down and be re-
placed by a Team Captain from any division at the invitation of the League President.
3. Trophies shall
be competed for and will be held for twelve months. The winners are to be
for the safe keeping and to ensure the return to the League Secretary in ample time for the Annual
Presentation of Trophies.
4. The annual
subscription to be as agreed at the Annual General Meeting for the season after
coming winter season. The annual subscription shall be paid in full at the same time as when submitting
the Official Registration Form.
5. All members of
such competing team shall be eligible to attend the A.G.M. Only one vote per
6. A player shall
not be eligible to play for more than one team during any season unless a
signed by both captains is received by the Fixtures Secretary by email at email@example.com.
Any transfers requested prior to the commencement of the season should not be rejected by the leav-
ing team’s Captain, however all transfers are to be subject to approval by the Committee. Any player
signing and playing for more than one team during a season may at the Committee’s discretion be sus-
pended to the end of the season.
7. Registration of
players. A team shall have a minimum of TEN and a maximum of THIRTY players,
rectly detailed on the Official Registration Form(s) provided and submitted to the Fixtures Secretary at
least 10 days prior to the A.G.M. Additional players can only be registered on Official Registration Form
(s), to be notified to the Fixtures Secretary prior to that player playing in a match or on a form to be
signed by both Captains prior to playing in a match, such form to be submitted to the Fixtures Secretary
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 4 days of completion of the first match in which that
8. All league
matches shall be arranged and played on the specified date. Any request for a
will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. Such requests must be made to the Fixtures Secre-
tary, at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled fixture whenever possible, who may permit the requesting
team to seek a mutually convenient alternative date from the opposing team. The re-arranged match is
to be played within 28 days of the original fixture date, or before the last match of the season if earlier
(no postponed matches are allowed to be played after the final fixtures date). Should the match not be
played within 28 days, the Committee reserves the right to make the requesting team to forfeit the
NOTE: - All matches to commence by 8 p.m., unless agreed by both playing Captains, after which games
must be forfeited. (Under exceptional circumstances, appeal can be made to Committee.)
9. The result of
each match together with the correct Names and Scores of all Players shall be
the Official Form and must be e-mailed to email@example.com by midnight on the Saturday
after the match being played. It shall be signed by the respective Captains, whose Signatures will be taken
as vouching for the contents appertaining to their respective Teams. The Captain of the “home” team will
be responsible for the forwarding of the result sheet. Failure to comply in League Matches will result in a
one point deduction. The Captain of the offending team will be notified in writing or by email within 14
days of the offence being committed. Should any false entries be made, not being an offence under any
other Rule or Rules, the team concerned will forfeit up to a maximum of 3 points.
10. In the event of
a team failing to play, the maximum number of points will be awarded to the
team. Matches won by default to be counted as a 12-8 winning score, the non offending team to be cred-
ited with a two point win and the 12-8 score in their games difference total. Any team failing to play
more than on two occasions shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the League and all their matches
become void, unless a joint application of three days’ notice shall have been given to the League Secre-
tary for permission to postpone the match to a specific date. If due to any unforeseen circumstances this
rule is broken, an appeal to the Committee can be made.
11. Any team
withdrawing after the fixtures are made shall be dealt with at the Committee’s
and may be expelled from the Guernsey United Euchre League.
to the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. The protest will be heard as soon as is practical. One or
more representative(s) of each team involved may be requested to be present at the hearing.
An appeal against the Committee’s findings can be made to the Appeals Committee, BY EMAIL, through
either Secretary, within FIVE days of notification of the Committee’s ruling. The appeal will be heard as
soon as is practical. The result of the Appeals Committee ruling is final. They shall have the power to deal
with ALL matters not provided for by the Rules. Two members of the Committee and up to two members
of the TEAM are to be present. The Committee’s findings are to be waived until the Appeal is heard by the
13. Any player
caught cheating or practising any illegal play in any League Matches or Euchre
be permanently suspended from the Guernsey United Euchre League’s activities at the Committee’s dis-
14. The Annual
Presentation of Trophies shall take place as soon as practicable after the last
Match of the
15. New teams to be
accepted into the League by a majority vote at the Annual General Meeting, the
istration of players for such teams being as detailed in rule 7. The forming of Divisions, Promotion or Rel-
egation are to be decided by a majority vote at the Annual General Meeting.
Membership of the League will not be automatic. Any Committee Member,
Team whose conduct during the season has, in the opinion of the Committee, been detrimental to the
Good Name, or the smooth running of the League, can have their Membership cancelled by a majority
vote at the Annual General Meeting, or an Extraordinary General Meeting
17. The person
signing the registration form for a Team shall be the only person to decide the
and Venue of that Team. The Committee reserves the right to require any team to change the Name or
Venue if it deems it to be unsuitable.
18. No alterations,
additions or amendments to these Rules shall be made except at the Annual Gen-
19. The Fixtures
Secretary shall be notified by email to email@example.com not less
twenty-one days before the Annual General Meeting of any proposed New Rule, alteration or addition
to any existing Rules. A copy of all proposed alterations, additions or amendments to the Rules will be
sent to the various Clubs at least fourteen days before the Annual General Meeting,
20. The Committee
shall have power to deal with all matters not provided for by the Rules.
Special attention is drawn to Rule 20.
LEAGUE MATCHES AND KNOCK-OUT TOURNAMENTS
21. Four Pairs shall be the number to represent each Team.
22. Playing cards
and scoring boards (15 holes) should be examined by both Captains before any
match, as no protest regarding these shall be entertained after any match. Only playing cards provid-
ed by the League are to be used, with a “full euchre pack” defined as being 33 cards (joker plus 7s-10s,
picture cards and aces).
23. Players of each
opposing team shall “be drawn” as partners for the match of the evening. In the
event of players being incorrectly seated, the offending team shall forfeit any result - the match going
to the opposition. No player may move seats during a match after it has commenced.
24. Each pair of
the home team shall play five games of 15 points with the visiting team. If any
(s) need to leave their match before all five games have been completed, the result for that table shall
be deemed to be as per the number of fully completed games at that time, plus all unfinished games
shall be forfeited by the player(s) leaving. No team shall be represented by less than SIX players at the
start of any match, in default rule 10 shall apply.
25. The initial
deal of each table shall be determined by a player from the home and away teams
cutting from a full deck (i.e. 33 cards used by both players), with the highest value card indicating the
person who shall deal. Should cards of identical value be drawn, the process is to be repeated as many
times as may be necessary, after the full deck has been shuffled again each time, until a clear outcome
is achieved. Order of Values: Joker, any one of the 4 Jacks, then Ace downwards.
26. The result of
the matches shall be decided by the majority of games.
27. Match points
shall be:- Two for a win, and One for a draw. In the event of two or more teams
curing an equal number of points at the end of league matches, then games difference will decide top
or bottom positions. If two or more teams should have the same games difference, those teams win-
ning most matches would be classed top.
28. Team Aggregate
Shield to be competed for over the first 20 matches in the league program, or
fewer matches are played, then this will be aggregated over the number of matches played during the
Aggregate: There will be an individual aggregate trophy awarded in each
season to the man or woman achieving the highest aggregate, however to qualify for the award, players
must have played in at least 70% of the matches their team has played during the season.
30. Should a
Knock-Out match end in a draw after twenty games played, a further game on
(to be drawn for) shall be played to decide the match winner.
31. Any player
turning up “joker” when dealing shall call trumps and must pick up that card, having
option of going “alone” or “with help”. No other player may call trumps.
32. Players must
call “pass” in order of call and not “go” or “knock” on the table to indicate
tions. In default a re-deal to be made.
33. No player shall
be allowed to “order’ his opponent unless he himself possesses not less than
trump cards. No player shall make trumps unless he has at least two trumps (the left bower shall count
as a trump when already in the dealer’s hand if the dealer picks up a card of the alternative suit of the
same colour), with the exception of the dealer, who upon turning up the joker must, without looking at
his hand, make trumps, irrespective of whether he has any other trumps or not. In default, a penalty of
FOUR POINTS will be awarded to the opponents.
34. In the event of
a player dealing a card/s face-up, a re-deal is to be made.
35. Cards shall be
dealt clockwise in three’s and two’s or two’s and three’s. The full euchre pack
held in the dealer’s hand. In default a re-deal to be made.
36. No player or
reserve at matches shall if overlooking a League or Knock-Out game, make any
ment on the play. The Captain shall have the power to enforce this rule. In default a re-deal is to be
made and the offending player or reserve to be reported to the Committee.
37. All cards shall
be shuffled and cut before dealing. A minimum of one card constitutes a legal
38. All cards shall
be “played out” face up in front of each player.
39. No player shall
be permitted, whilst a hand is in play, to refer to any trick once turned down,
in case of a revoke.
40. An interval of
ten minutes shall be allowed, or an alternative time to be agreed by both
Revoke - A revoke is constituted when a card is played. A penalty of two points
on a “with
help” call or four points on an “alone” call shall be forfeited by the offending team. A mislead or a card
shown and not played shall incur the same penalties. A mis-call shall incur a penalty of four points.
42. Scale of Points:-
Four points a lone hand; two points, euchred; two points, march with partner;
point, three or four tricks.
43. When Dealer
picks up or is ordered up that same card is not to be discarded. In default a
two points if “with help” or four points if “alone”, will be awarded to the opponents.
44. The system for
automatic relegation applies to the bottom two teams in each division, unless
have dropped out of the league during the season or a league re-structure is required, such decision to
be recommended by the Committee to the members attending the AGM and such recommendation to
be approved at the AGM.
45. Only one
Reserve is permitted for Pairs and Trios Knockout Competitions. Where a reserve
used, no other person may act as a reserve during the competition.
46. For all
Knockout Competitions involving two legs, the match must be completed by the
end date. The match can be played at any time up until the stipulated date to be agreed between the
two teams. In the event that a date/s cannot be agreed between the two teams, the match must be
played on the first and second stipulated date provided by the league committee.
RULES FOR THE
1. Nine Players (Male or Female) shall be the number to represent each Team.
2. There will be three tables per match.
3. Only playing cards provided by the league are to be used. Only scoring boards with 21 or more holes
to be used.
4. Players of each opposing team shall be drawn as partners for the match of the evening. In the event
of players being incorrectly seated, the offending team forfeit any result, the game going to the opposi-
5. Each trio shall play four games of twenty one points. No team shall forfeit any result, the game going
to the opposition.
6. Points shall be:- Two for a win and One for a draw. In the event of two or more teams securing an
equal number of points at the end of league matches, then games difference will decide the league
winners. If the games difference is the same, the number of matches won will decide the League Win-
ners. Default games will be 7-5.
7. Individual aggregate (forfeited or by default scores will not be included). A player needs to have
played in at least 70% of matches to qualify for the aggregate trophy.
8. No player shall be allowed to order their opponent unless they themselves possess not less than two
trump cards. No player shall make trumps unless they have at least two trumps. In a default a penalty
of six points will be awarded to the opponents.
9. The player who declares trumps shall be the only player who may obtain six points except in the case
of a revoke.
10. In the event of a player declaring trumps no player shall be allowed to send the declarer’s hand to
pack unless in the case of a misdeal. In default a penalty of three points will be awarded to the oppo-
11. Penalties:- Revoke - A revoke is constituted when a card is played out of turn. In the case of six play-
ers a penalty of three points will be awarded to the opponents.
12. Scale of points:- Six points for a lone hand, Three points euchred, Three points march with partners,
One point three tricks.
13. When the dealer picks up or is ordered up, that same card is not to be discarded. In a default a pen-
alty of three or six points if alone will be awarded to the opponents.
14. The committee shall have power to deal with all matters not provided for by the rules.
ALL OTHER RULES, REFER TO WINTER LEAGUE FORMAT