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Susan Terry was all smiles with her perfect day of cards — nine wins without a loss. Not only did she win the first place honors, but she also won the side pot that had grown to $127 since it was last won in September 2016. Photo submitted

Terry has a perfect day and wins the tournament and Grand Slam Pot

We had a nice even 10 players at our Saturday, Oct. 5, cribbage gathering so we got to play every other player once since we have a nine-game tournament. First let me congratulate Susan Terry from Graeagle for winning every game, which we refer to as a Grand Slam.

Besides taking first-place honors with 18 game points earned with an undefeated nine wins, she also won the Grand Slam Pot that built up to a whopping $127. Players chip in 25 cents each at every tournament for this prize that was last won in September 2016, along with another 25 cents for the 24-hand and four-of-a-kind pots. Those two side pots are generally paid out weekly.

Brad Archer from Reno took second with a 12/6 score and third place went to Dave Boynton with an 11/5 score. Steve Frank from Plumas Pines got the first and his only 24-hand in his first hand of the day until game eight when he lost it to Clyde Terry. Clyde had the second and last 24-hand to win the 24-Hand Pot. It is interesting to note that Steve lost his first game proving that a 24-hand doesn’t always result in a win.

After five weeks of play, Susan is the club leader with 59 points followed closely by Archer with 45. Ron Morgan is in third with 27 points and Darlene Pekovich is in fourth with 26. It is early in the season, of course, to predict a season winner but it certainly looks like I’ll be de-throned this year after winning the Club Champion the last three years. The Club Champion earns an invitation to the Tournament of Champions played once a year at the Grand National Tournament that next year will be played in Sacramento. 

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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