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Chicago Chouette Rules

The Chicago Chouette has been playing about 5 days a week for the past 20 years. 

For the benefit of others around the world who have chouettes, I thought it would be nice to share our rules
in case you would like to adopt similar rules for your chouette:


1.  NO GAMBLING.  Backgammon is fun for the entire family.  We are here for comraderie and intellektual stimulation and B.S. like that. 

2.  POOR SPORTSMANSHIP including calling your opponent’s bad numbers; throwing the cups or dice: threatening violence; insulting one’s family, speech, looks or I.Q.; and

general poor sportsmanship, WILL NOT BE TOLERATED until after the dice are picked up. 

3.  WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE.  You may speak German, Armenian, Russian Turkish, or Yiddish--but FRENCH WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

4.  CHEATING.  Anyone found cheating or acting unethical in any way WILL BE BARRED FROM THE GAME for one round.

5.  CRY ABOUT YOUR ROLLS SOMEWHERE ELSE.  Everyone thinks they roll bad. If you want sympathy, get a dog.

7.  DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED.  If you wear a dress, it must be a short one.

8.  PATRONIZE THIS ESTABLISHMENT, they are fools to allow us here, so be nice to them.  

Tip your waiter well--he’d rather be somewhere else and someone else too!               ©1998  Phil Simborg, all rights reserved.