(1) The trump maker leads a spade which player A wins with the ace, becoming the first partner.(2) Volunteers will be very welcome on Wednesday evening and every other Wednesday and they are asked to bring along a spade , shovel, rake or brush because the first evening will be a general clean up.(3) He prefers the Irish spade , with its longer, narrower blade, to English and American models.(4) The traditional square blade of a spade may derive from its historical use as a tool to cut peat, sod or soft garden soil, none of which provide much resistance to the blade.(5) For example, if you expose the queen of spades, then the first time that someone leads a spade you are not allowed to play the queen if you have other spades.(6) Others are harder to deal with and have to be cut with a knife or the sharp edge of a spade if the clump is big.(7) If a spade is turned it is put back in the middle of the talon and the next card is turned up for trumps.(8) Use a spading fork or shovel to lift clumps, then cut the clumps into sections with a spade , shovel, sharp knife, or pruning shears.(9) If the first card is not a spade , then player 3 then plays a card.(10) He dropped a spade on the first card and looked at her as she tossed another on top of his.(11) The player to dealer's left leads any card except a spade to the first trick.(12) What may be a surprise is that the bottom of your foot hurts, bruised from stepping on the hard metal of the spade or fork repeatedly.(13) If the knock card is a spade , the points are doubled(14) You are not allowed to nominate a suit in which you have previously shown void - for example if you have previously discarded a diamond on a spade lead by someone else, you cannot later lead the joker and call it a spade .(15) Also, because he knows that player two's card is already a spade , he turns over all the cards that aren't spades as well.(16) Between equal ranked pairs, the pair containing the spade is higher, irrespective of the suit of the other card.