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Cribbage club welcomes new players and members

At our Saturday, Dec. 14, tournament we had 15 players with three guests: Andrew Woodruff from Satley, Don Judson from Clio and Zach Revene from Quincy. We also had four visitors (members of other grassroots clubs) from the Reno Club: Beverly Castillo, Ray Peterson, Les Rasmussen and Mike Nesbit who now lives in Quincy and is the newest member of the Graeagle Peggers. Welcome Mike!

Ron Morgan, as he has done so many times, took first with 16 games points earned by virtue of seven wins on the day.

Castillo came in second with a solid performance pegging her way to 14 game points over six wins. Susan Terry came in third posting a nifty 13/6 scorecard just edging out Peterson, who also had a 13/6 score, but had a spread of plus-71 points and Susan’s spread was plus-74!Two other players, Rasmussen and Revene, scored 12 points each. Les had played 14 consecutive weeks without getting any ACC lifetime points so this was a real breakthrough for him. Revene has played as a guest and has received tips from his opponents, but now that he has scored a 12-point scorecard, he is on his own.

According to the official American Cribbage Congress rules, a guest of a grassroots  club may play up to four weeks or until they score 12 or more points in a tournament and receive helpful tips from their opponents. After four weeks, a guest must then join the ACC and the local grassroots club.

There were three 4-of-a-kind hands, two posted by Steve Frank and one by Castillo. The two drew for high card to determine the winner of the side pot and Steve drew a 6 and an 8 and Beverly drew a 9 to claim the 4-of-a-Kind Pot which had rolled over for a third week! Nice going Beverly!

There were four 24-hands dealt during the tournament held by Frank, Revene, Rasmussen and Susan Terry, who got the last one to win the 24-Hand Pot. There were two unlucky players who had a terrible day, each posting a 2/1 score, winning just one out of the nine games. I promised not to mention their names as they have already suffered enough!

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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