Americano – every point counts
Americano is a very popular casual tournament format, where players sign up individually. Typically played with 8 players, you play one fixed set of 24 points with each of the 7 other players. Matches will end 14-10, 13-11, 16-8 etc.
Once all 7 rounds are finished, the total points won by the player will be added together. The player with the most points wins. Usually, the difference is only one or two points, thus the saying – every point counts.
This is a great way to get to know other players, and to find new playing partners if you don’t have a steady partner. Americanos usually lasts for 2 hours.