Tiebreaker needed to determine crib tourney winner

Concentrating on their next play in an attempt to win their game are Frank Davis, Eddie Garrish, Steve Frank and Ed Harrison as Jan Cook waits patiently for her next opponent. The Graeagle Peggers play a nine-game tournament every Saturday in Blairsden that is open to anyone interested in playing cribbage. Photo submitted

We had a good group of 14 fun-loving players at our Saturday, July 13, grassroots cribbage club tournament. We had two visitors from the Reno Club, Beverly Castillo and Ron Morgan, and we had one guest (our reference to a visitor who isn’t a member of another club), Ed Harrison from Blairsden.

It was a three-way tie for first place with Jan Cook from Graeagle, Steve Frank from Plumas Pines, and Dave Boynton from Quincy all posting 13 game points with each having six wins on the day. Using the tie-breaking net point spread — total accumulated points pegged during the tournament by adding the positive points pegged then subtracting any negative points one earns when you suffer a loss — Jan took first with a plus 97, Steve came in second with a spread of  plus 46 and Dave placed third with his spread of  plus 37. Fourth place went to Castillo with a 12/6 scorecard. There were only two 4-of-a-kind hands, one held by Frank Davis from Quincy and the other by Janet Miller from Cromberg. Both cut for high card to see who would win the pot and Janet got away with it by cutting a 6! There were no 24-hands so the 24-Hand Pot will roll over to next week.

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 contests are not sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress so 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!