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Skat Tournaments in Canada and USA

US and Canadian tournament schedule for Skat players.

Skat Tournaments in Canada and USAEach year, American and Canadian Skat leagues make their way across the continent to compete in a series of major tournaments, including the 5th US Open Championship that wrapped up in Florida last month. Congratulations to Texas native and ISPA USA Vice President Jim Leissner for his big win there, and to this year’s US Ladies Champion, Kristina Huisman of Edmonton, Alberta.

The game of Skat is popular all across North America – primarily in areas of great German influence. It is, after all, the official card game of Germany, and has been for well over a century. There are untold thousands who enjoy the game socially, and at least 700 who are part of Skat clubs in Canada and the United States.

This isn’t your ordinary trump-bidding, trick-catching card game. The rules of Skat are more complex, employing a scoring system that can result in the most skilled players leaving amateur opponents in a thick cloud of dust. Suffice to say, Skat tournaments aren’t something to be entered into lightly. If you don’t have enough experience with the game, having developed an effective Skat strategy, your odds of placing anywhere respectable in a tournament are next to none.

If you have the know-how and experience behind you to compete amongst the best Skat players in North America, by all means, continue reading. You’ll find the complete 2019 tournament schedule for Skat below. If, however, you feel you need a little more practice – if not a complete tutorial on the game – please refer top the links below before registering for an event.

Although not a requirement, I would encourage anyone who plans to enter a Skat tournament to join a local club, if available. You’ll find a complete list of all Canadian Skat Clubs here, as well as USA Skat Clubs here.

2022 Skat Tournament Schedule Canada & USA

Date / TimeVenue / Contact Information
Feb 19
9:00 a.m.
Lone Star Tournament – Houston, TX, USA
Horst Gebert 281-881-0761; sbkickers@comcast.net
Apr 22
3:30 a.m.
37th Canadian Skat Championship – Montreal, QC, CAD
Jutta Khalil 514-568-8891; Jutta.Khalil@gmail.com
Apr 25
9:00 a.m.
Ottawa Tournament – Ottawa, ON, CAD
Scott McCormock 819-230-2294; skat3111@gmail.com
May 28
10:30 a.m.
SaSKATchewan Tournament – Saskatoon, SK, CAD
Shelley Hungness 306-203-4645; slhungness@gmail.com
June 1
11:00 a.m.
Calgary Tournament – Calgary, AB, CAD
Eric Luz 403-861-4644; skatmeister@shaw.ca
June 4
9:30 a.m.
Red Deer Tournament – Red Deer, AB, CAD
Bert Weiner 403-358-1501; weinerb@telus.net
June 22
9:00 a.m.
Santa Monica Tournament – Santa Monica, CA, USA
Eve Dankemeyer 424-223-2149; santamonicaskatclub@gmail.com
June 25
9:00 a.m.
8th US Open Skat Championship – Las Vegas, NV, USA
Eve Dankemeyer 424-223-2149; santamonicaskatclub@gmail.com
Aug 12
9:00 a.m.
Open Skat World Championship – Edmonton, AB, CAD
Ron Link 780-907-1936; ispa@skatcanada.ca
Oct 1
9:00 a.m.
Omaha Tournament – Omaha, NB, USA
Steve Richards 402-350-1289; Steve.Richards@cox.net
Oct 21
7:00 p.m.
Cleveland Tournament – Cleveland, OH, USA
Bill Thompson 440-724-5189

 

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