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April 30, 2013 > Cribbage Club completes third quarter

Cribbage Club completes third quarter

Submitted By Tracy Yott

With 27 weeks of play in the books, American Cribbage Congress (ACC; www.cribbage.org) Grass Roots Cribbage Club #43 now enters the "home stretch" of their official season. Two-time club champion and club director Tracy Yott of Newark currently leads with 205 points. The tight pack in his rear view mirror includes Roy Kaufmann of San Leandro with 166 points, Ira Deutsch of San Carlos with 150 points and reigning club champion Charlie Dunn from S. San Francisco with 149 points. Not far behind are Reginald Lennie of Newark with 144 points and Jim Crawford of Mountain View with 142 points. Points earned each week are used for local, regional and national ranking.

Weekly 9-game tournaments are attended by a mix of male and female players from 25 to 95 years of age; attendance averaged 19 players per week during the first three quarters of this season. Many players arrive up to 90 minutes early to have dinner, catch up with friends and 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 opponent's cards and when to play offense or defense. With no membership fees, the Beginners club is a low pressure and self-paced way to learn the great game of cribbage and advance to tournament level play.

ACC Grass Roots Club #43 welcomes all players of any skill level. 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, 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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