I've been on the zone for 12+ years. I play mostly spades and a little
hearts j.o.d. of all the rooms I've played in, I by far, prefer
campfire spaders because the people are friendlier than any other
room. I come here to relax, be with friends and enjoy a game I love to
play. there r very few problems and when one comes up the sops do a
great job of settling them.
Thank u very much. I appreciate it :-)
I am Jim, wl_cougar_ and my team is wildlife
What Nuts think of Campfire.
C - Cozy
A – Appealing.
M – Magnificent!
P – Perfect.
F – Friendly.
I – Ideal!
R – Respectful.
E – Excellent!
The best place on the net to play spades!
Happy 2nd Anniversary Campfire, looking forward to many many more!
pinenut - Captain of nuts
Thank you for all you do. I am a new cappy from kickin_aces. I have
played over 1600 cf games most with the Aces. What I enjoy most is the
feeling of family and the closenss that I have come with many people
here at campfire, and a many of them are on other teams. I have become
addicted to our league. I enjoy the compatition and the way that the
ladder works. Keep up the good work.
Rocky, naples_aces - Captain of kickin_aces
It's not a web page, or being #1, or an
award, or being "the team of the month"; none of that matters. It's
the people that make the difference and i guess the way that admin run
the ladder. Being able to play here is a bonus, just ask someone who
can not. Don't imagine any of the people banned from the ladder are
happy and expect most wish they could enjoy the same things that those
of us who can take for granted.
_Moody_Blue_ (Dave) team captain for Flash
I just brought my team
over from another room. We are new here but so far it has been very
pleasant and fun to play again.
+MsDemeanr - Captain of TenACEous
Campfire and Spade Blazers mean to me family, fun, and friendship.
This room is a place to gather when you really need to laff,,,or
really really need a shoulder to cry on. A place to go when you need
to see a friendly face (nic lol), or simply want to be among friends.
It is a place where all are accepted and treated equal. No judgements
are made about folks, and we are all free to be ourselves. OOOOO and
you can play Spades once in a while if you choose too also lol.
ckayw_421 Cappy - Spade Blazers
We are very new here..but
have found this ladder to have alot of fun people. Definitely a change
from our other ladder we came from. Also, don't find the cheating as
much as you do everywhere else. We have decided to stay here for
_Chadder Captain of Forbidden
been a part of Campfire since May of 2002. Since then we've played
over 11,000 games! Most of our team have many friends in CF, and you
can often find a frog kibbing someone from another team. Many of our
team have come from other leagues, or from rated rooms, and have found
a home here, where they can play competitive spades in a friendly
Thank you campfire for providing that.
+tennie_frog Captain of Come Back Frogs
IF there was one thing I could
say about camp, it is the warmth around the fire. The friendships I
have made in this room are forever. Not only did campfire give me a
place to play spades, free of most trouble makers! It gave me a place
to visit with friends. Friends that turned into family. There is no
better place to look then forum!! In the congrats to friends for their
accomplishments, or the words of comfort when a friend is hurting.
There is a song I learned years ago that begins, " It only takes a
spark to get a fire going. And soon all those around can warm up to
Thank you Admin for the spark!!!!
Storm__Autumn and the Storm Team
the things that first came to mind that I remember most about my
adventures in Campfire:
1. BlueSteel asked me to kibitz one of his
games just to see if I liked the atmosphere in CF. I had been sitting
around in a now defunct league wondering where certain people were
when I got his message. I accepted his invitation, fell in love with
the fun and friendly game being played, and have been hooked ever
since. I sent an email to my team giving them the option of playing in
both leagues or committing totally to CF. They answered that they'd go
where I went. (That made me feel good too :-} ). Sweet and Easy has
been in Cf ever since and we're planning on staying.
2. I had a dispute in with another team cappy,
and was waiting to see if I'd been banned from CF. I had already
emailed my team and co-cappy concerning my pending dismissal from CF
and given them my last will and testimony so to speak. I was sitting
at my puter waiting for the axe to fall when I got this grey message
from Steel requesting my presence at table x. I had my tissue box all
ready when arrived. All the admin were there so I just skipped the
preliminaries and started sniffling. When Steel asked me if I'd
consider being a Campfire admin, I literally fell out my chair, banged
my "good" knee on the puter desk, and hit my head on the floor.
3. I've had many fun games in CF, but there
are three games that had me laughing so hard my side ached and tears
were rolling down my face: the first time I ever played a Music team (Dropz
and Hpy.) I can never again look at "family reunions" in the same
light; a game against Drinks on Us with Beeers, who I had thought was
sane until that game; and a game against the Rents which ended with
Rangerr sending me a music video I'd never seen. There are probably
more, but those 3 come to mind.
Hope this is what you wanted. :-}
SwtyPi Captain - Sweet and Easy
Hello from JaZZeD_Up
Being new to team ladders has been an
exciting experience and we've all met some very nice good people here.
The thing I notice most are the ones that go out of their way to help
others anyone .. that’s true character and a valued asset to any room.
We all look forward to playing in Campfire league and on behalf of
JaZZeD_Up I thank all who make this league possible and continued
THX Lost_Canadian & Team JaZZeD_Up
Sincerely LC - Captain
Dragonslayers were not here in the beginning; but all this team thinks
this ladder and campsite cannot be even compared to any other, it is
so above all the rest. Thank you for having us and we'll be here for
the 3rd yr celebration for sure, save us a wiener and marshmallow.
Thanks all and especially the great
administrative staff who believes in all the campers so much.
Dragon_Hilda, captain of a super team
The Gamblers have really enjoyed
the last two years on the CF Ladder. We love the non-stress of getting
games, the fun we have had at the tables with great teams, not
worrying about rank, and the feeling of being a part of a family. The
competitiveness of this ladder is tough, there are a lot of great
spades players here. Congrats on 2 years!
GamblerCharleen - The Gamblers
Angels_R_wild is the team created by wild_stepdime and his wife,
littledoveangel. We have been together since December, 2001. Campfire
has given a group of friends an opportunity to come together to play a
game we all dearly care about... Spades. We laugh together... we cry
together...and through it all we support each other. We feel like
"family" and Campfire is our "home".
CCKat_Angel (current captain) Angels_R_Wild
To: Campfire on your 2nd
From: UFO_Ro, Captain, Uniquely Fun Ones
To me Campfire signifies strength. Strength
of character. Strength of morals and strength in the bond that brought
everyone together in their hope to find a place where they could play
a game each of us loves without being harassed, hurried, accused or
The Uniquely Fun Ones have had many
achievements as a TEAM. The first and foremost is that we ARE a
Team......We've been together thru good times and bad times...We've
played over 35,000 games together in the 5+ years we've been together.
And though Campfire doesn't reflect our correct stats now, we were 2nd
to Thangz in # of games played on CF's first anniversary.
Betcha didn't know that I, UFO_Ro, was the
first to start out trivia in the lobby a long time ago :} What started
out as just "fun" in the lobby, now has become a regular organized
thing. Who would have thunk it!
Did you know that I also wrote the wording
for your Sportsmanship Rule - bet ya didn't know that :} . I am quite
proud of that :}. It was a long-time goal of mine to be able to stop
accusations - insinuous ones in their tracks. In all my endeavors on
the zone, besides the honor of being Captain to the UFO's, that is the
one I am most proud of. The Sportsmanship rule has been adopted in one
form or another in many ladders thruout the zone and has stood
Campfire in good stead....and has kept all of us in line at one time
or another too lol.
I hope you don't mind me tooting my own
space-ship horn here .....but those are two personal achievements that
I am very proud of. Mostly because each reflects what Campfire is all
about. I've loved this Team and loved Campfire from day one....they
are both part of me.
But what KEEPS Campfire what it is, are those
at the Top - The Administrators.....Their strength. Their conviction
and their dedication to this ladder. Each one of us on down the ladder
(no pun intended lol), has a stake in keeping it that way too.
So, as Campfire celebrates it's 2nd Year
Anniversary, let us NOT forget what brought us here in the first
place. Let our conviction continue that friendship, fun and laughter
conquer over unfriendly competition.
And remember, when you sit at a table and the
folks aren't as friendly as you'd have them be, let THEM adopt YOUR
FRIENDLY ATTITUDE - not the other way around.
Each of us knows the consequences should we
forget that......so let's make sure we don't.
Happy Birthday Campfire!!! And THANK YOU CF
Administrators for keeping the candles lit........and THANK YOU CF
Captains for continuing to work together to keep it strong.
Captain, Uniquely Fun Ones
what makes this room special. You can relax ,have fun, not be expected
to listen to a lot of lobby fights .You get the chance to make
wonderful friends. This room is a very caring room . If one is sick we
pray for them. You have wonderful admins who really care for this
place. We can sing , tell jokes, and truly enjoy a game of spades. We
dont have to worry about whos #1 and how to get them out of that spot
it will happen all in good time. I am truly proud to be a captain here
and enjoy helping make this place fun .
trouble - Captain - Mites
BID4POWER closes in on its one year anniversary finding one game to
reflect on would be very hard for me to do. There are so many... I
Love the league. Meeting so many Great people in one place is the
best.. We wish all here the best...
B4P__ELEKTRA Captain - BID4POWER
This Room has been a source of
Life ...escape from the real life ...and a bonding of many friends
...I wake up an first thing I think about is my family ...and then my
campfire family ...to which you all have become an important part of
my life ...it may not be real faces an we might not can hear the words
being said ...but it’s the same friendship as those who are in my
daily life ...and many of you among the camp are more dear to me than
the people I interact with on a daily basis.....I have so come to love
this Room ... My team ...and the many teams in this room.
Dropz_luvzMusic Captain - music
have been her for a while now, since February of this year I think. I
think that I speak for all us Brats when I say that we love it here. I
myself have been in other leagues and could never find one that I
really enjoyed. Now I feel I have found my spot here at campfire. Most
of the time the room is a fun place to be, and I have to say that this
room is one of the most courteous rooms there is for ladder play,
especially for the size. That is an important benefit in being on this
league, and I think others would agree. The Campfire is a comfortable
place to be, you want to be here, it is not a pressure, it is
relaxation for a lot of us. So I say, congratulations on another year,
and pass the MARSHMALLOWS!!!!
Capt. of The Brat Pack
My team "together" has been in
this room for 4 months now, but I've been in this room for almost 2
yrs now. Coming from room 1 originally I gotta say there is a huge
difference. I really enjoy the atmosphere and the people in Campfire.
_bambi327 Captain - together
years ago I joined Campfire Spaders on The Sly Ones team. I was
SlyDragon_ then. My Captain was Sly_Fox or George Poulin. I started my
own team DragonSlayers. I told all my teamies that they were to treat
each other and all opps with respect and follow Campfire Rules. I hold
the same simple principles to this day. I think my very first teamie
was Dragon_Hilda who was from the angels team. I ended up with quite a
lot of the angels team in the long run lol. Then I got Hot_Pants,
Blazin,Te,Ae,and Bobby_Dragon, Miester and so on. We grew into a very
good team in no time at all. I made Hilda my Co-Cappy and she was a
great recruiter and friend. She also turned out to be one heck of a
Captain. She supported me as Co-Captain and did a better job than me
as Captain. I took a leave of absence for personal family reasons
dropping in and out from time to time to say Hi and see how all was
going. Then when I came back again I was ready to be a teamie on
DragonSlayers and just have fun. But the team had a full roster and
though Hilda said she could drop someone from roster to make room for
me, I didn't want to take someone else's place, so I joined Drinks On
Us. Budwiser_Man asked me to take the team. So I contacted the
Administrators on the Ladder and well here I am. Now we have formed
the Drinks Club and started a sister team and I am hoping it will
blossom. That’s about it except that now I find myself on the Captains
Forum Committee and the Welcoming Committee and I have been asked to
help Jolie with the tournaments. I think I might be overstretching
myself. Just like old times lol.
Dan - CFSC_JimBeam Captain - Drinks On Us
Our team, No Pressure was started
on February 5th, roughly 8 months ago. The theme of the team is like
the Campfire League itself. Sit and play, relax, have fun and treat
your time with friends in the highest quality possible. Play when you
can, play as often or as little as to what your lifestyle dictates.
The rules for this team are simple, be kind and courteous to teamies
and opponents alike. Flawless reporting of losses is very important to
me because it shows respect and thoughtfulness to others and its not
hard to do if you are careful and thorough. Of course we all want to
win but true sportsmanship is someone who loses with dignity and
grace. These are the qualities I try to instill in others who play on
the team. Teammates come and go but the core and the theme of the team
will always remain the same.
I would like to thank the admins for their
hard work in keeping this leagues theme a constant for the last 2
JustSpadesPLZ Captain of TN No Pressure
Hi there I
have only had a team with campfire a little over a month now, I have
been on other teams in the past and I just love campfire. Everyone
here is so nice and friendly. When I need help someone was there to
help me. Thank You for having such a great ladder league. :)
HotSpder2 Captain - Magic Cards
I been in cf for almost two years. My team
for one year. Far as I am concerned this is the best place on the web.
would not be possible with out the admin work, cappys , party/trivia
hosts and all the great loyal players we have in cf. Keep up the great
work everyone and see ya at the tables.
Bradley Romanowski Captain - Team Unstable
Abracadabra has been part of campfires since Jan of 2003, with many
original players still on it from almost the beginning. We have
enjoyed this league for 10 months and look forward to playing many
more. So many teams in here
have made us feel so welcome. We find many of
the teams and their teamies to be friendly and lots of fun. I myself
enjoy sitting at a table and playing, having fun with the opps,
laughing and joking throughout the game. In this league you see that a
lot are here to just have fun and relax. Yes, every one likes to win
but I love to have fun win or lose, my pards and I have had so much
fun that at times we forget about the game and just have fun and
forget about who wins or loses. When you can laugh so hard you cry,
even when you lost a game that’s sure does say a lot. I have also
found the admin of this league to be fair, friendly, helpful, and
always available. I would not hesitate to recommend this room to any
player looking to join a league. As cappy of Abracadabra, I would like
to thank campfires for letting us be
part of this league. We look forward to great
games ahead, great company and good friendship.
Playfuluvsmagic Captain - Abracadabra
I sent an email to my team
members and ask them, "In a few words, what does cf means to you?"
Most sent back "campfire". So I tried again. "Tell me what CAMPFIRE
means to you". Here are a few of their responses:
_Star_Chick : Clean, fun, family, very good
friends and good competition. Friendly, no cheating.
into room 5 one day, looking for more advanced competition but no one
would play with her. Cf lobby directed her on how to become a member
and 1950 games later, she is still here.
Dottie is a
lady of very few words. If you have ever played in a game with her you
know what I mean. I am thrilled when I get as much as a :-) outta her.
_StarZ_matt2u: I join cf because I wanted a
place to play spades where I could enjoy competition without worrying
about poor sportsmanship.
Matt is our team clown, liked by all, very
competitive, found in rated not long ago and never wants to go back.
_StarZ_Shine: Friendship, good clean spades
playing…where having fun is top priority
This from a
lady that is very competitive and serious about her spades now. I have
played many games over the years with Barb in rated. Finally
convincing her to join team. Her husband _StarZ_Moxniks1 joined her
soon after. He hates DN btw.
_StarZ_Oooops: I am so excited about coming
to America for the first time and it's all because of Campfire!!!
lives in Australia, and is coming to America for the first time to
meet her friends she has met in cf. For the other team members she is
also coming to see, warning: She stays with StarZ
_StarZ_Player: Good friendly atmosphere with
opps, family atmosphere with team, good sportsmanship with all, no
foul language, no cheating.
This is Prestons' first time on a team in
ladder. You won't find him back in rated. His wife, Sylvia, joined cf
after watching him play, getting to know the people here and liking
what she saw.
_StarZ_Barbie: What can you say about
campfire?? I have really enjoyed being with campfire and especially
with StarZ. Have met the nicest people. Everyone has been very helpful
in showing me how everything works. When I wanted to go into pc, I
found all you have to do is ask, and you get help from everyone.
Really nice to be a part of such a nice group. Have played in the
rated rooms for years and we all know what kind of abuse that can go
on there. My daughter, Czech, told me I needed to be in cf. She was
right. So far, only have found friends with campfire.
Barbie makes up
for _StarZ_D's lack of words.
_StarZ_Elite1: Deb, It would take more than a
few words but cf has been my life saver, my sanity. Has given me
family and friends beyond measure. I feel at home here when I come to
Carol is a nurse that has recently been diagnosed permanently
disabled. You will see her active in cf more than any other person. In
the month of Sept., she played over 400 games.
_Star__Summerr: I play in cf because of the
people who play in this room…too many headaches with the other rooms.
you all know Summerr. She's been everywhere on this zone, from a job
with cases years ago to top player in singles. She knows where her
_StarZ_Britz2u2: Deb. I joined cf league
because I like to play spades....I wanted to play in a fun, friendly
atmosphere with people who truly care and have a genuine concern for
each other . I hate quitters and cheats. I joined the StarZ team
because I enjoy games where there is no accusation nor blame cast by
your team members for honest mistakes made. I assume that everyone
tries as hard as they can each and every time they play. The StarZ
team seems to promote this philosophy. I am proud to be a member of
the StarZ team and hope to play with them for a very long time.
Beth is new to
StarZ, but not to cf .
I could tell you what campfire means to me,
and all of you know how much I love to write, but it would take up the
entire space available. Family seems to be the most common word used
to describe Campfire. As in every family, we all have our
disagreements and squabbles, but we always seem to work them out and
feel closer than before. Ever see two cf'ers go at it in the lobby or
in the forum? Then a few days later one is hurt or in need, and the
other one is the first to jump in and lead the prayer.
That is family. That is Campfire.
Keeper Cappy of StarZ
beginning Campfire created a wonderful place for all the teams from ML
to come join and have fun, hassle free. Over these last 2 years we
have had great teams come and go with new ones to follow. Some old
teams have returned and we enjoy our old friends coming back to our
special haven. Yes I call this my haven. It’s a place for me to relax,
have fun and make lots of new friends. I have enjoyed these last 2
years and hope for many more years to come.
_maryjane_ILag2 - The Orphans
My opinion is campfire is one of
the best ladder rooms all the teams are friendly and we all get along
very nicely if it hasn’t changed since I’ve been gone I DON’T THINK SO
a good thing don’t change in such a short time ;o)
DNK_Penelope - Captain of DragonFyre
formed about a month before joining campfire. We were a new team in
TLR1 and relative strangers even to our own team mates. Needless to
say, we were all still apprehensive and timid in our approach to
league play…bidding was a nightmare and the fear of doing some little
something wrong and being penalized kept us painfully slow in
Drsuess’s original captain found a new
league, CampFire…and we joined in November, just a few days shy of
campfire’s one month anniversary. What a wonderful place it was! No
more fear in bidding, no more sitting for hours trying to get a bid or
a 2nd….we just sat and played. This alone was promising enough, but
the open friendliness and warm welcomes we received seal the deal for
me….I knew after my first game that campfire would be my home on
line. Frogs and UFO’s and WNW and THANGZ, oh gosh, the list goes on and
on of CF teams that welcomed us with open arms. The lobby was no longer
a place for rabid bidding and veiled threats and warnings, now we had
a lobby full of congratulations and hello’s and good lucks…hugs and
smiles and Admin members that actually spoke to us "peons." lol
Not long after suess came to CF, I found
myself in the captain’s position. Cin accepted the co-captain position
and we have steadily trudged forward since…. Making friends, handling
problems, going through good times (and bad), growing and learning and
become the dearest of friends….and steadily making friends for life
with other CFers.
DrSuess is not about the win…just take a good
look at our team stats and mine for in particular and you will see
that winning is just the icing on the cake for our team. We are Cfer’s
because to us CF stands for friendship fun and fair play…..no one even
remembers after a day or two what games we won or lost, no one even
cares….because the fun we have in games and the fellowship we share
with others are the things that keep us in CampFire.
Campfire has enriched my life, taught me more
about people than I had ever learned before, helped to make me a wiser
and stronger person and has become more than an online home….campfire
has become my extended family and a community that defies all
geographical boundaries and limitations.
So, next time you see me hollering in the
lobby of team ladder room 5..."I love campfire!", you’ll know why and
can be sure I mean it from the bottom of my heart. =-)
Sharee_who - Captain DrSuess