Local group works to ‘Trump AIDS’

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T03:55:56-04:00 June 24th, 2010|News|

The Motor City Whist Mechanics are hosting a two-day bid whist tournament on June 25 and 26 in Flint as part of a qualifier for the national tournament in Las Vegas.
The series of tournaments throughout the U.S. falls under the umbrella of Trump AIDS, a national competition to raise funds for the Black AIDS Institute and awareness of HIV/AIDS as an issue affecting black Americans.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game, where players try to trump each other’s cards in rounds. Bid Whist, which is the variation that will be played at all Trump AIDS tournaments, consists of adding a bidding element to the original game.
Five tournaments will be held throughout the two days at Shap’s Family Restaurant, located at 2520 W. Hill Road in Flint. The first game of the tournament will start at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by another game at 8:30 p.m. Saturday will continue with games at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Individual game admission fees vary. A $30 fee in advance or $40 at the door will be collected from all participants. Winners will receive $200 for third place, $300 for second place and $500 for first place. The first-place winner will also qualify for free entry into the National Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, which carries as $45,000 prize.
For more information, visit http://www.trumpaids.net.

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