Another interesting day at the cribbage table.
Started the day with an odd number of players (as opposed to a "number of odd players"). So I called our even-handed backup support, Edith Payne, who gladly dropped what she was doing and rushed up to help us out. Well, another player showed up before Edith did, creating another imbalance. So Robin King offered to take the day off, since she had other things she could be doing. That evened us out again. But luck would have it that another player walked in right after Robin left, putting us off balance once again. And then, as promised, Edith walked in the door. So she graciously offered to leave to keep things even, and I reluctantly accepted. I'm just sorry I let two good cribbage players get away!
Once play started, THE CHICKEN just sat there...and sat there...and sat there. I was afraid it would soon turn rancid, but Jim Ranstrom came to the rescue and claimed the FIRST 24-HAND and got THE CHICKEN in motion. Turned out that Jim scored the one and only 24-hand of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jim Ranstrom, Cindy Grenville and Steve Wennstrom for coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd (respectively).
CONGRATULATIONS also to Ray Mielbrecht. He wasn't in the money, but he did earn Grass Roots points today.
Must make notorious mention of Katharine Golding and Kurt Lysen, who both came within ONE (1) game of winning a "String-of-Pearls". Both very gracious in both victory and defeat! Better luck next week!
Nobody scored today's DIRECTOR'S AWARD, a crib flush, so that pot will be worth $10 next week.
And nobody scored a RAGGEDY JULIA (6-7-8-A-A), so that pot will start out with $8 next week