Last update: 3 August 2016

For 42 Tournament Players

  • National 42 Players Association (N42PA)
  • (Archived website with constitution, by-laws, & rules)
  • N42PA video with Jody Badum
  • TCR video: Dennis Roberson, 42 and Hallettsville
  • Texas State 42 Championship Winners
  • TexasMonthly article, Feb 2012, Austin 42 Club
  • Bidding Tactics in 42 Tournaments (with embedded links):
      → Tournament Ethics
      → Bidding Comments
      Extended comments:
      → Bidding conventions
      → Helping hand bids - Part 1
      → Helping hand bids - Part 2
      → Helping Hand Survey (ended 31 Jul 2016)
  • Sample Tournament Rules (before N42PA)
  • Commentary on 42 and Tournament Play
  • 42 Players of America
  • Bulletin Board and Message Center
  • Mail link to others interested in tournaments.
  • Email webmaster (Comments/suggestions?)

If an open national 42 championship tournament were to become a reality, which Texas area above would be the ideal location to host it?
North (Amarillo, Abilene, Lubbock, et al; Texico and Roswell, NM shown)
West (El Paso, Marfa, Odessa, San Angelo, Midland, Uvalde, Laredo, et al)
North central (Garland, Hillsboro, De Leon, Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, et al)
Central (Austin, Fredericksburg, Giddings, Temple, Georgetown, Kerrville, et al)
South central (Hallettsville, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Floresville, et al)
Northeast (Mount Vernon, Palestine, Nacogdoches, Tyler, Texarkana, et al)
Southeast (Madisonville, Willis, Cleveland, Bryan/College Station, Houston, et al)
Survey 1 Notes:
    1. Mouseover red spots on map to see names of cities with sanctioned tournaments (2010).
    2. The complete listing of sanctioned 42 tournaments is posted at the N42PA web site.
    3. The map zones consider centrality of tournaments, travel, lodging, and other logistics.
    4. The N42PA hosts an annual National Tournament of Champions for its qualified members.
    5. Click here for more info if interested in an open national 42 championship tournament.
    6. Previous discontinued location polling results are shown here.

Aside from love of game, competition, fun, and fellowship, what is the main secondary reason that you play in 42 tournaments?
I have never participated in a 42 tournament.
A need to develop my playing skills outside of social circles.
Bragging rights if I win.
Opportunity to win a cash prize for emerging as best player.
Opportunity to win a trophy, plaque, or keepsake recognition.
Opportunity to win qualification points for N42PA tournaments.
Opportunity for recognition as tournament winner.
None of the above

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