Graeagle peggers didn’t fare well in Reno crib tournament

We had a great turnout with 15 players, including five visitors from Reno: Brad Archer, Beverly Castillo, Joe and Cheryl Schlader, and Reiner Talmet.

First place went to Joe Schlader with a nice 15/7 scorecard. Janet Miller from Cromberg came in second with a 14/6 finish. Beverly Castillo took third with an 11/5 scorecard, and Brad Archer took fourth, also with an 11/5. It was truly a photo finish between Beverly and Brad with both players having five wins and a skunk. However, when it came down to the third tiebreaker — the net spread points — Beverly had a plus-37 and Brad had plus-33.

Eddie Garrish had the only 4-of-a-kind hand so he won the 4-of-a-Kind Pot. However, there were five players who posted a 24-hand: Janet Miller, Susan Terry, Brad Archer, Clyde Terry and Keith Nelson, who had the last one so he won the pot.

Thanks go to Beverly Castillo and Keith Nelson for running the tournament. Most all the players pitch in each week with the table setup and breakdown, which is very much appreciated.


Two players from our Graeagle Peggers Club, myself and Steve Frank, played in the Independence Day Cribbage Classic at the Sands Regency in Reno over the weekend. My brother-in-law, Wayne Morris from the Fremont club, also joined them. Steve was the only one of the group to qualify in the main tournament on Saturday, but got bumped out in the second round of the playoffs.

Wayne was the only one in the group that qualified in the consolation on Sunday and got bumped in the third round. I had my worst showing ever posting a 15/7 card in the main, which consisted of 22 games. In other words, Joe had a 15/7 Saturday in the grass roots club play which is only nine games so that’s how bad a day I had. I continued my “streak” in the consolation tournament winning just one game out of nine. “If I didn’t have bad luck, I wouldn’t have had any luck at all!”

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. They are in their summer session so these tournaments are not sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress. But, it is a great time to join the group and learn more about the great game of cribbage.

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