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Pekovich wins the crib tourney and both side pots

At our Feb. 8 crib tournament we had 12 players so we got to play all but two of the field since we have a nine-game format.

We had two visitors from the Reno Club: Beverly Castillo and Les Rasmussen. We also welcome Ethan Borgmann from Portola as our newest member of the Graeagle Peggers.

Darlene Pekovich took first place with a 15/7 scorecard (15 game points earned from seven wins) while Ron Morgan came in a close second with a 15/6 scoring day that included three skunks! Third place went to me, Doug Rodrigues, with a modest 13/6 card, followed by Brad Archer in fourth place with a 13/5 day, getting 3 extra game points for his three skunks.

Side pots: There were only two 24-hands, both held by Darlene so she claimed the money. There were only two 4-of-a-kind hands, one by Borgmann and one by Darlene. The two cut for high card to determine the winner. Ethan cut a seven and you guessed it, Darlene won the cut with a 10 to win the 4-of-a-Kind Pot.

It is interesting to note that Darlene got a 24-hand and a four-of-a-kind by holding three sixes and a three and cutting the case six!

There are only three hands that you can hold and get a chance of cutting into a four-of-a-kind and a 24-hand; these are holding a 6-6-6-3, holding a 4-4-4-7 and holding a 3-3-3-9 and then cutting the “case” 6, 4 or 3. These scenarios are quite rare, but do happen every once in a while.

The Graeagle Peggers meet at Gumba’s Pizza in Blairsden every Saturday and play a 9-game tournament. Check-in is at 10:45 a.m. and play begins at 11. Players of all ages are welcome and we think you will find this to be a very friendly group! The American Cribbage Congress sanctions tournament that qualify.

Players of all skill levels are welcome, but you must be 18 years or older to participate in the money pools. New players (whom we refer to as guests) are given a grace period where seasoned players will help them with counting their hands and with tournament play rules.

For more information or questions, contact Club Director Doug Rodrigues at 836-4254.

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