Sometimes known as Binocle, Pinocle or Penuchle, is a trick-taking card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48-card deck. It is derived from the card game bezique; players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. It is thus considered part of a "trick-and-meld" category which also includes the game Belote.
Each hand is played in three phases: bidding, melds, and tricks. The standard game today is called "partnership auction pinochle."
Members from all three local branches show up at noon each Monday at the Pine Tree Restaurant to eat lunch and get ready for the games.
We don’t pay for the room because they trust most of the players will buy a lunch that helps offset costs.
Most players hadn’t held a pinochle hand in 30 or 40 years, so, don’t use that as an excuse to not want to show up. We’ll help you until you’re ready to play.
We usually play “Cut Throat”, Single Deck, 3 Player games. For variation, we play 4 and 5-player games, Partners and even with and without 9’s. We add a Joker once in a while but all players get a say on what the games are each week.
WHEN DO WE PLAY? Every Monday (exceptions will occur)
PINE TREE RESTAURANT
19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370
12:00pm to 4:30pm (Maximum)
12:00pm – 1:00pm - Lunch, Sign-up and Social time
1:00pm – 4:30pm (max) Card playing starts
ENTRY FEE? $3.00 per player
• Cash prizes are awarded to the top players
• New players play their first two sessions for free
• Financial reports and Rules are available at every meeting.
You may show up after 1:00 as an observer and stay as long as you like.There is a $3.00 Tournament entry fee. Cash prizes are awarded to the top players. New players play their first two sessions for free. Financial reports and Rules are available at every meeting.
Contact one of the players below, or, just show up!!!.
Branch Duty Name Telephone Email 136 Director Bob Morrison 588-0994 email@example.com 172 Branch Dir Jerry Morrow 586-2979 firstname.lastname@example.org 77 Branch Dir Bert Kronnick 586-7726 email@example.com