Pinochle Group
Chairman Bob Morrison
(209)588-0994


pinochle


PINOCHLE
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)

WHERE?

PINE TREE RESTAURANT
19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370

WHAT TIME?

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       robert.mrrsn@yahoo.com
  172     Branch Dir     Jerry Morrow      586-2979       jerdan@sonnet.com
   77     Branch Dir     Bert Kronnick     586-7726       oldfishingreels@sonnet.com