Oh Hell World Championship - To Benefit 'Restore the King'

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$35.00

Product Overview

The WPOHL was founded in 2013 for the purpose of holding WPOHL tournaments and crowning a annual World champion.

If you like playing “Oh Hell” in any of its many forms, you are a friend of ours.   If you’ve always dreamed of winning a world championship in something, this may be your big chance (especially in these first few years when the fields will be really small).

The next WPOHL World Championship will be held in November.  

It is a benefit for the "Restore the King" 

Tournament Format

The field is limited to the first 25 people to sign up and pay the entry fee of $35.00.   The tournament will proceed in 5 rounds. 

Round 1 

The first round will be 5 tables of 5 players that will play down from ten cards down to one card then back up to ten.  The last place finisher from each table will be eliminated and not take part in round 2. 

Round 2 

Round 2 will be 4 tables of 5 players that will play down from ten cards down to one card then back up to ten.  The last place finisher from each table and the 4th place finisher with the lowest point total among the 4th placers score will be eliminated and not take part in round 3. 

Round 3 

Round 3 will be 3 tables of 5 players that will play down from ten cards down to one card then back up to ten.  The last place finishers from each table and the two (2) 4th place finisher with the lowest point total among the 4th placers score will be eliminated and not take part in round 4. 

Round 4 

Round 4 will be 2 tables of 5 players that will play down from ten cards down to one card then back up to ten.  The last place finishers from each table, the 4th place finishers and the third place finisher with the lowest point total will be eliminated and not take part in the chamionship game. 

Round 5 - Championship Game  

The chamionship will be decided by a game of 5 players that will play down from ten cards down to one card then back up to ten.  The person with the highest point total will be the World Champion of Oh Hell.  

TIES:

A tie for first place in the chamionship game will result in co-champions.  Ties in the earlier rounds that are material to deicding who progreses will be decided by drawing for a high card with the person whp draws the high card progessing.  

Sportsmanship:

Let's all have fun.  Good natured trash talking is allowed if is in the spirit of the game.  Ultimately, good sportsmanship and goodwill is expected.  Poor sportsmanship and conduct contrary to the spirit of the game will result in a warning from the tournament director. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh-Hell has simple rules and easily grasped – but complex strategies. The simple rules make the game very accessible to a wide audience. Unlike poker for example, there is no need to be able to calculate odds on the fly, or to try to read opponents in order to be good.

At it’s core, it is a trick taking game in which you simply try to take the exact number of tricks that you bid.  The complexity comes in when you make the crucial decision of how many tricks you will bid based on the strength of your hand, AND adjustments based on the bids of your opponents. Your position from the dealer, number of cards in the hand, and types of cards in your hand all come into play, and influence your bidding strategy.   The fact that players are playing their hands while trying to be aware of the strength of their opponents hands leads to a lot of table talk, banter, and good natured trash talking.

It’s a fast paced game that really keeps you on your toes. Particularly the “Prospect” style that is played for money.

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