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January 29, 2013 > Cribbage Club completes second quarter of play

Cribbage Club completes second quarter of play

Submitted By Tracy Yott

With 18 weeks of play in the books mid-January, American Cribbage Congress (ACC; www.cribbage.org) Grass Roots Cribbage Club #43 has recently completed the first half of their official season. Two-time club champion and club director Tracy Yott of Newark currently leads with 150 points, followed by Terry Higgins of Hayward with 137 points and the reigning club champion Charlie Dunn from S. San Francisco with 125 points. Not far behind are Roy Kaufmann of San Leandro with 119 points and Bob Christopher from Oakland with 117 points. Points earned each week allow for local, regional and national ranking. This tight race should develop nicely in the weeks to come.

The weekly 9-game tournaments are attended by a mix of male and female players from 24 to 93 years of age. The club averaged 19.8 players per week during the first half of this season, a 7.2% improvement from the first half of the 2011-2012 Season. Many players arrive up to 90 minutes early to have dinner, catch up with friends and maybe play a warm-up game or two.

Recent newcomers to the Beginners club on Tuesday evenings have exclaimed that they thought they knew how to play the game. Tracy Yott and Reginald Lennie show cribbage players how to play the odds, anticipate their opponent's cards and when to play offensive or defensive. With no membership fees, the Beginners club is a low pressure and self paced way to learn how to play the great game of cribbage and eventually advance to tournament level cribbage.

ACC Grass Roots Club #43 welcomes all players of any skill level to join us. Tuesdays evenings are open to everyone who already enjoys the game or would like to learn how to play while Wednesdays are for intermediate to advanced players who are capable of playing a game in 15 - 20 minutes.

For more information, email cribbagegr43@yahoo.com or call Tracy Yott at 510-793-6472. Or simply show up any Tuesday before 6:15 p.m. at Round Table Pizza (Centerville), 37480 Fremont Blvd., Fremont.

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