WELCOME to the AMS/ASL HOMEPAGE
HA: Purple Ma ...... CO_HA: aarrascal
ADMINS: Mike, Barb, Brenda,
Sally, Rick, J. L. White, Magan, Lisa, Betty
MAIN PAGE DESIGNER & EDITOR: Mike
*additional help provided by: Karen
NEWSLETTER & NEWSREPORTER: Karen
*additional help provided by: Mike
WHAT IS A DAD
A Dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.
A Dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes,
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.
A Dad is someone who
holds you when you cry.
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail.
Our league's main goal is to provide a family friendly place where our AMS/ASL online family members can come to relax, develop online friendships, and enjoy the game of spades and good, friendly competition together. We hope you enjoy the tourneys we host and the time you share with us here in All American Spades and the American Spades League. If you haven't already joined our AMS/ASL online spades family, we'd like to invite you to join us today and become one of our loyal online ASL/AMS family members. We look forward to seeing you at a table soon. We have a chair reserved and waiting just for you. Come on and join us. Don't be square we'll see you there.
*A special note from our HA's
We especially want to express our sincerest gratitude to all of our loyal AMS/ASl spades family and staff for your continued support of our league these past 13 years. We appreciate you all so much -- We know we truly have the best members and staff anywhere, your like our family and we feel that we are truly blessed. We are looking forward to spending many more years here with all of you our online AMS/ASL spades family here in Hardwood Spades.
*THE USE OF INAPPROPRIATE LEAGUE NICS AND TEAM NAMES
For the complete list of all of our league's rules and policies please be sure to click on the tournaments tab at the top of this page. Please be sure you acquaint yourself with all of our rules and policies before joining a tournament. We'd also like to remind our members that the staff volunteers their time to host tournaments for our AMS/ASL family members. It's our pleasure to do so for you and we want everyone to enjoy the time they spend with us at our tournaments. However, we expect all our family members and staff to follow our rules and to remember that everyone is expected to follow them by keeping all drama out of the lobby. Absolutely no drama or bad behavior will be tolerated in our lobby. The staff and members are expected to treat each person in the lobby and at our tables with courtesy and respect at all times when you are in our room. If you have a question or if you're having a problem or misunderstanding with someone about something concerning the tourney, simply ask the hosting TD or another staff member for help. You will be directed to go to a private table or private instant message where your concerns may be addressed and handled privately. So please remember do not voice your opinions about issues or bring drama into our lobby. Promoting drama is unfair to everyone and will not be tolerated. It floods the lobby with unnecessary chatter which only causes the hosting TD problems in handling their tour thus delaying the progress of the tournament for everyone. Those who refuse to heed a hosts or fellow staff members warning will be silenced. If you continue to disregard the warnings of the hosting TD or another staff member then the hosting TD or someone else on our Admin Staff has the option to box or ban such members who are refusing to abide by our leagues rules and policies.
Recently there has been some confusion from our members about the rules for making team names and league nics. We are obligated to follow Hardwood Spades rules concerning this. We cannot post anything in our lobby which might be considered offensive. If our members are creating league nics or team names with words which might be considered offensive such as: curse words, racial slurs, or any type of reference to sex or drugs, we run the risk of losing our room. Hardwood Spades will not tolerate our posting anything like that in the lobby or at tables. Many times our hosts will copy and paste a league nic or team name into the lobby when they are calling tables. For this reason, we are asking all of you to refrain from creating such league nics or team names with words which might be considered offensive. The Hardwood Guides have contacted some of our hosting staff and issued us a warning. Please, we must follow their rules. Therefore, if the hosting TD or an Admin asks you to remake your team, or change your league nic, please do not be offended but do so immediately. Failure to comply will most likely result in you or your team being dropped from the tournament. Your compliance with their rules would greatly be appreciated.
3 MINUTE TIMER RULE POLICY
Our tournaments are getting great turnouts. WTG everyone !! However, we'd like all of our members to remember that when it's time to start the tourney, we need you to be courteous to the hosting TD by giving them the lobby so they may call and set tables. Please pay attention to the hosts lobby post and be ready to set or join your table as soon as you see the host call you or your team to a table. Players have 3 minutes to set and join tables. In pard tourneys after the 3 minute timer has run out you will be subbed out and for single event tourneys after the 3 minute timer has run out you will be "DQ'd". Your help concerning this matter will be greatly appreciated by everyone at the tourney.
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
God Listens. It's more than a catchy phrase. Please join our AMS/ASL family as we strive each day to lift our country and each other up daily in prayer to God. We believe in the power of prayer and that prayer changes things. Please join us and make your special needs or request known, because we truly believe God listens and that He answers our prayers.
Our prayer corner is the section of our main page where you can find special prayer request and information about our AMS/ASL family members. If any of you know of anyone needing prayer please let someone on our hosting staff know.
Please remember Rick, aka cu12 from our league staff in your thoughts and prayers in the loss of his son. If you would like to sign the league's condolence guest
book, please click on the community tab located at the top of this page and then click on the link to his guest book.