NPA is an organization that promotes the game of pinochle and creates opportunities for friendship, goodwill, and social development. NPA has 6 (six) sanctioned tournaments throughout the year. A sanctioned tournament is hosted by a NPA chapter or the NPA itself and only current NPA members can participate in these tournaments. However, NPA chapters have the ability to host a non-sanctioned tournament, which is a tournament that allows all pinochle players, even those not in the NPA, to participate. Please refer to the Tournaments section to check out all upcoming sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments.