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Pedro Tournament

Join the Exciting Pedro Tournament at the ACC

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Friends of the San Carlos Adult Community Center will be hosting a Pedro Tournament at the Adult Community Center on Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. for check-in and lunch. Tournament play begins at 1:00 p.m. sharp! Register early to secure your spot. You must be 18 & over and an experienced Pedro player to sign up. To register, please visit the ACC or call (650) 802-4384.

About the Pedro Tournament


In the vibrant tapestry of community events, few gatherings hold the same allure and sense of camaraderie as the Pedro Tournament. Originating from Hispanic culture, this beloved card game has found its way into the hearts of players worldwide, offering a blend of strategy, skill, and social connection. Let’s delve into the world of Pedro, exploring its origins, gameplay, and the community spirit it fosters.

Origins of Pedro

The roots of Pedro can be traced back to the rich traditions of Hispanic card games. Believed to have originated in the early 19th century, Pedro has evolved over time, blending elements of various card games to create a unique and engaging experience. Its popularity spread rapidly, becoming a staple in communities where gatherings centered around friendly competition and shared camaraderie.

What is Pedro About?

At its core, Pedro is a partnership trick-taking game played with a standard deck of cards. The game typically involves four players divided into two teams, with partners sitting opposite each other. The objective is to score points by winning tricks in each round and fulfilling specific bidding contracts.

How to Play Pedro

While there are variations in rules and bidding systems, the basic gameplay of Pedro follows a few key principles:

1. Deck Setup: Pedro is typically played with a 52-card deck, excluding the jokers. Before the game begins, players should agree on any house rules or variations they wish to incorporate.

2. Deal and Bidding: The dealer shuffles the deck and deals a set number of cards to each player, usually 9 or 10 cards per hand. Players then take turns bidding on the number of tricks they believe they can win in the round, taking into account the strength of their hand.

3. Gameplay: Once bidding is complete, the player to the left of the dealer leads the first trick by playing a card from their hand. Players must follow suit if possible; otherwise, they can play any card. The highest-ranking card of the suit led wins the trick, with the winning team leading the next trick.

4. Scoring: Points are awarded based on the number of tricks won and whether the team fulfills their bid. Additional points can be earned for meeting specific criteria, such as winning the last trick or capturing certain cards.

5. Winning the Game: The game continues until a predetermined point total is reached, typically 52 points. The team with the highest score at the end of the game emerges victorious.

Community Spirit and Camaraderie

What sets the Pedro Tournament apart is its ability to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among players. Beyond the thrill of competition, the tournament serves as a gathering place where friends and neighbors come together to share laughter, stories, and a mutual love for the game.

As players strategize, bluff, and celebrate victories together, bonds are formed that extend beyond the confines of the card table. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the game, the Pedro Tournament offers a welcoming space where everyone is invited to participate and connect with others in the community.


The Pedro Tournament stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of traditional card games and the power of community to bring people together. With its rich history, engaging gameplay, and emphasis on friendship, it’s no wonder that Pedro continues to captivate players of all ages and backgrounds. So, gather your cards, find a partner, and join in the fun of the Pedro Tournament—it’s more than just a game; it’s a celebration of community and connection.

About Friends of the ACC

The Friends of the SCACC enable you to express your support and recognition of the value of the Adult Community Center in the San Carlos community. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation designed to receive and administer donations, grants and bequests to exclusively support the center. The Friends of SCACC is about: Caring, Helping, Remembering

​The San Carlos community has demonstrated over the years that it cares for all its diverse groups, and particularly the elderly. In 1982 the city built the Adult Community Center and since then has continued a series of programs designed to add to the quality of life of our seniors.

Funding limitations can materially impact the improvement and expansion of services. The community, however, recognized the need for helping the ACC. Scores of volunteers from throughout the city, including The Friends, have donated countless hours each year to sustain existing services and add others.

The ACC has played a positive role in the lives of many San Carlos seniors. Many seniors have acknowledged this by making voluntary donations, bequests, and including the Adult Community Center in their Estate Plans as a way of remembering its impact on their lives and the lives of others.

A Tax-Exempt, Non Profit Organization

The Friends of the SCACC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to accept financial gifts for the ACC. Funds received are carefully used for the development and improvement of programs and services which exceed budgetary constraints of the City of San Carlos.

For more details, about how you can assist the Adult Community Center with gifts and bequests, call (650) 802-4384, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.


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April 6
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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