SCHNAPSEN

What is Schnapsen?

Schnapsen or Schnapser is a card game of the Bézique (Ace-Ten) family that is very popular in Bavaria and the territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. The game is similar to Sixty-Six (Sechsundsechzig). It is the national card game of Austria. Schnapsen has been described as "an inherently intense game that requires a lot of concentration and so isn't good for socializing, but it's a challenging game whose interest never wavers."

Schnapsen enjoys great popularity in Austria and is played at numerous tournaments. The predominant tournament type is Preisschnapsen. Less often a Swiss-system tournament is played. The winner of a match is the player who is the first to "add" 2 bummerls to his opponent's score sheet. If a game is won with a score of 7:0, this only counts as 1 bummerl in tournament play, not two as in private games. Depending on the tournament rules, either 'soft' (weich) or 'sharp' (scharf / hart) Schnapsen may be played.

SCHNAPSEN AND THE AUSTRIAN AUTRALIAN CLUB

An enthusiastic group of people meet every Monday evening at the Club for the well known Austrian card game, Schnapsen. From just a handful of members when the Clubhouse opened in 1979, it has grown to one of the larger sub-groups who, on alternate Mondays, play for points and a trophy at the end of the year. But they also have lots of fun as on the other Mondays they play for 'DIE WURST' - (the sausage), and also have annual barbecues and Christmas dinners.

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Wednesday11am - 10pm
Tuesday11am - 10pm
Wednesday11am - 10pm
Thursday11am - 10pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - late
Sunday11am - 9pm

Closing times subject to change at Management’s discretion.

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