42 is a popular game in Texas, across the nation and all over the world, actually. And guess what? The game originated in Texas, and since 2011, is the ‘official State domino game of Texas’.
Karon Weather,director of the Sulphur Springs Seniors Center, set the date of the tournament for Saturday June 29, 2019 and 30 teams registered to play. Four people; two teams of two persons each, make up a game of 42. The top four places were recognized at the tournament.
1st Place – Calvin Bain and Paul Bennett
2nd Place – Steve Fox and John Perkins
3rd Place – Bill Eason and Ernest Young
4th Place – Nevil Solomon and Marlene Gore
42 is a domino game first developed by a couple of young teens in response to the general disapproval of card-playing games held by many Protestants of that time. Also known as Texas 42, the trick-taking game is played with a standard set of double six dominoes. 42 is often referred to as the “national game of Texas”. Tournaments are held in many towns, and the State Championship tournament is held annually in Hallettsville, Texas on the first Saturday of March each year. In 2011, the State legislature designated it the official State Domino Game of Texas.