Competitive day of cards at the grassroots cribbage club

At our Saturday, Feb. 1, cribbage gathering we had 10 players competing for the weekly title.

Ron Morgan, one of several players who commute from Reno, took first, earning 14 games points by virtue of seven wins on the day.

As it does on many occasions, second place was determined by going to the tiebreaker formula which is the net difference between the total number of pegged points accumulated with each win less the points suffered in each loss.

Lee Davis took second with a 12/6 scorecard and a point spread of plus 71 just barely edging out Darlene Pekovich, also with a 12/6  card but with a spread of only plus 60. Over nine games, a difference of just 11 pegged points isn’t much when you consider each game needs 121 pegged points to win.

There were only two 24-hands held that day, one by Janet Miller and the other by Clyde Terry getting the last one and winning the 24-Hand Pot.

There were also only two 4-of-a-kind hands dealt during the nine games, one to Doug Hart and the other to Davis. The two cut for high card to determine the winner, which was Doug.

Some interesting stats for the day include Doug’s 4-of-a-kind hand. It was four 5s. Doug held a face card and three fives and the fourth 5 was cut, giving Doug a near perfect 28-hand! On the downside, Doug only won two of his nine games. One other player also won only two games so it was a tough day for some.

The Graeagle Peggers Grassroots Cribbage Club meets at Gumba’s Pizza in Blairsden every Saturday for a 9-game tournament. Check-in is at 10:45 a.m. and play begins at 11 a.m. The American Cribbage Congress sanctions the tournaments that qualify when we field enough contestants each week.

For more information or questions, contact me, Doug Rodrigues, the club’s director at 836-4254. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

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