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Scores earned five players ACC’s Lifetime Points

At our Saturday, Feb. 22, cribbage tournament we had 13 players who were all members of our grassroots club so we did not have any visitors or guests — which is very unusual!

Brad Archer from Reno took first with a nice 14/7 scorecard (14 games points earned over seven wins) with Steve Frank coming in second with a 13/6 card. He edged out Ron Morgan who also finished with a 13/6 card, but with a point total differential of plus-17 and Steve pegged 5 more points throughout the day giving him a spread of plus-22.

In this case, a point spread of only 5 was the difference between second and third place. So just missing a few points counting a hand or missed pegging could cost you in the end!

Jan Cook came in fourth with a 12/6 day. Darlene Pekovich earned lifetime points with a 12/5 finish so we had a total of five players earn lifetime points tallied for crib players across the country by the American Cribbage Congress.

There were five players posting 24-hands and Keith Nelson got the last one to win the 24-Hand Pot. We had three 4-of-a-kind hands so Susan Terry, Doug Hart and Morgan cut for high card — Ron won the cut so he won the 4-of-a-Kind Pot.

Ah, the luck of the cards: It is interesting to note that Ron got his 24-hand and his 4-of-a-kind both in the same hand. He held three fours and a seven and the case four was cut!

Ron has played in hundreds of major tournaments and has played thousands of hands over the years, but he doesn’t recall ever getting dealt the three fours and a seven and cutting the case four. As they say, there’s a first time for everything.

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

Tournaments that qualify are sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress. Players of all skill levels are welcome but you must be 18 years or older to participate in the money side pools. New players and 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 me, Club Director Doug Rodrigues, at 836-4254.

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