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Cook takes the weekly cribbage honors

At our Saturday, Oct. 12, cribbage tournament we had 12 players with two guests coming over from Sparks, Judy Clark and Michael Williams.

Jan Cook took first place with a whopping 18 game points and eight wins. She had only one loss but she had two skunks to give her an extra 2 game points. It is just as well that Jan didn’t get a Grand Slam by winning all of her games since Susan Terry cleaned it out last week with a perfect day. The new side pot had only $3.

Susan continued her winning ways by taking second place this week with a nice 15/7 score. It is interesting to note that Susan was the only loss that Jan had that day. Susan maintains her lead as Club Champion after six weeks of play.

Williams came in third with an 11/5 score but needed his net spread of 42 points on the day to edge out Lee Davis, who took fourth place since he only had a net spread of 5 points.

There were three 24-hands dealt that day to Susan Terry, Clark and Williams who got the last one to win the 24-Hand Pot. There were no 4-of-a-kind hands so the 24-Hand Pot will roll over for a second time in two weeks.

Cook and I had a very interesting game three. Early in the game, I led a six, Jan paired it and I played another six for six holes. Jan played the fourth six, (the case six) for 12 holes. In the very next hand, Jan led a six and I paired it and Jan jumped on that with the third six for six holes — and yes, you guessed it, I held the fourth six and played it for 12 holes! Talk about a “back at ya,” it is the first time in all my years of playing that I can recall that happening in back-to-back hands.

The Graeagle Peggers Grassroots Cribbage Club meets at Gumba’s Pizza in Blairsden every Saturday for a nine-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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