Have you signed up for the Smith County Heritage Museum Rook Tournament yet? The tournament will be held at 2:00 p.m.this Saturday, January 11, 2020, along with an all-you-can-eat hotdog and chili supper!

The price to participate in the tournament is $10 per person. The Museum requests a $5 donation for your meal.

To register, please call the Smith County Heritage Museum at 615-735-1104. Museum operating hours are Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The museum is located at 107 3rd Avenue East in Carthage, Tennessee.

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.


  • Partners will be assigned randomly. 
  • Game is played to 500 points or whoever has the most points after 45 minutes. 
  • 42 Cards Used – Red 1, Rook, and 5-14 of each color. 
  • Each player gets 9 cards and 6 cards are placed in the Widow. 
  • 150 point game, 75 points is minimum bid. 
  • Person to the left of the dealer starts the bidding. If everyone passes on bidding, then the dealer must take the widow for a bid of 75.
  • Winning bidder can discard one point card (5 or 10) and any trump cards that are discarded must be turned face up.
  • Winning bidder calls the color of trumps and lays down the first card to begin the game.
  • Whoever catches the last hand gets any points that were discarded in the widow. 

Card Point Values: 

  • Red 1: 30
  • Rook: 20
  • 14s: 10
  • 10s: 10
  • 5s: 5

See you at the Heritage Museum for an afternoon of fun!