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Tough weekend in Reno for cribbage club members

At our Saturday, Nov. 9 tournament, we only had eight players with one guest, Mike Nesbit, from Quincy. Some of our club members were playing in the Veterans Day Classic Tournament at the Sands Regency in Reno.

Brad Archer from Reno took first with a 12/6 scorecard and second place went to Jan Cook with an 11/5 and a spread of plus 85 points edging out Susan Terry, ending the day with the same score but with a spread of only plus-68. It is interesting to note that Brad was the only player to earn ACC’s lifetime points.

There was only one 4-of-a-kind hand held by Clyde Terry and she won the 4-of-a-Kind Pot. There were no 24-hands posted so the 24-Hand Pot will roll over to next week.

With eight players, everyone ends up playing their first two opponents twice. Susan and Brad are still the co-leaders in the club and they played each other in the first and eighth games and split games.

  However, Brad gained 12 points over Susan. As you may recall, a player only gets points (lifetime and club points from the American Cribbage Congress) if they score 12 or more game points. After nine weeks of play, Brad now leads Susan 82 to 74.

Susan played Mike Nesbit in her second game and skunked him by 55 points. Mike had a great card the week before but ended up with a 9/4 this week. Like Mike said, “What a difference a week makes!”

I played Canadian Doubles in the Veterans Day Classic and teamed up with Les Rasmussen, a frequent visitor to the Graeagle Peggers Grassroots Club. There were 38 teams in the doubles and Les and I came in fourth. It was my second time playing Canadian Doubles and Les, a more seasoned player, was a big help in the rules of play. Unfortunately for both of us that win was the only highlight of the tournament. Neither of us qualified in the main tournament on Saturday or in the consolation tournament Sunday morning. Actually, Les didn’t even play in the consolation. Our club member from Reno, Ron Morgan, had a tough weekend as well and did not qualify in any of the Veterans Day Classic tournaments. Ron is hoping the cards get better soon. Don’t we all!

The Graeagle Peggers Grassroots Cribbage Club meets at Gumba’s Family 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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