We welcomed Marcus Ento today. Marcus has played since he was a young lad, taught by his grandmother. He learned well!
For the record:
Albert Decaro held the FIRST 24-HAND and also ended the day holding THE CHICKEN.
Harley William Miedema held a 6-7-8-A-A and gets the contents of the RAGGEDY JULIA pot.
No other specialty hands were claimed today.
We welcomed our cribbage pal Dick Albedyll from Tacoma for an afternoon of cribbage.
We also awarded BRAD SHRIDE a handsome tournament board won in our Puyallup Fair cribbage booth drawing.
For the record:
ROBIN KING held the FIRST 24-HAND
JULIA BICK held a 6-7-8-2-2 and cleaned out the RAGGEDY ANDY
DANIEL HAAG held a 6-7-8-A-A and cleaned out the RAGGEDY JULIA
STEPHANIE MAROTTA ended the day holding THE CHICKEN
Meri Shepard finished in 4th place and cleaned out the SKUNK POT
Our thanks to Steve Wennstrom and the Vashon Sportsmen's Club for hosting us today. Next week we return to the Vashon Eagles.
Erin Blaser is back in our fold, and we were all happy to see her again!
And we had a nice visit from Rick Westerman (Rick Westerman) from Wenatchee.
For the record:
Erin Blaser held a 6-7-8-A-A and cleaned out the Raggedy Julia.
Kim Lazare held a 6-7-8-2-2 and cleaned out the Raggedy Andy.
Kim Lazare held the FIRST 24-HAND and ended the day holding THE CHICKEN
September 23rd Results:
Harley William Miedema (aka Chicken Man) held the FIRST 24-HAND
JULIA BICK held a 4-4-5-6-10 and cleaned out the DIRECTOR'S AWARD
DANIEL HAAG ended the day holding THE CHICKEN
Richard Franklin Moore has entered the race for Bronze, earning his first-ever Grass Roots points!
The new DIRECTOR'S AWARD will be a 23-hand.
In other cribbage news:
Starting on Oct. 10th I will be headed to Chehalis each week to attend Ras Rasmussen's weekly cribbage class. This is an amazing opportunity to enhance your cribbage knowledge. It will last 8-9 weeks. If you would like to join me, just let me know. I'll likely catch the 4:05 ferry, returning on the 8:30 (or 9:30) ferry.
Grass Roots Regional Tournaments are starting up. This is an 18-game format and is another opportunity to earn additional Grass Roots points. Nov. 5th in Chehalis and Nov. 12th in Puyallup. Let me know if you'd like to join me, and if you have a preference in date or location.
Sept. 16th Results:
I need to check and see if this is any kind of club record, but CINDY GRENVILLE got skunked FIVE TIMES today! Way to go Cindy!
Albert Decaro held the FIRST 24-HAND
Mike Sudduth held a 6-7-8-A-A and claimed the Raggedy Julia
Albert Decaro held a 6-7-8-2-2 and claimed the Raggedy Andy
Kim Lazare ended the day holding THE CHICKEN
Congratulations to Meri Shepard for earning her first Grass Roots points!
As a group, we decided to put the remaining money from last year's unclaimed Director's Award aside and hold it for the next 28-hand or 29-hand held.
For those headed to The Fair on Thursday, we're planning on catching the 8:00 boat, make a stop at Starbucks for some treats, then have a little breakfast in Puyallup before starting our day at The Fair.
Steve reported "Daniel was the big winner, one game shy of a grand slam, and because we had ten players his payout was $40. Stephanie also walked away with her pockets full; first and last chicken plus third place and one of the Raggedy hands. A good time was had by all"
Steve also mentioned his appreciation of everyone's help in cleaning up afterwards.
My thanks to Steve for running things in my absence and also for arranging to play at the Sportsman's Club.
Next Saturday we will return to the Vashon Eagles. See you then!
ALERT! Next Saturday, Sept. 9th, the cribbage tournament will be at the Sportsman's Club off Cemetery Road.
Steve and/or Kurt will be running the show, so please give them a helping hand.
19720 Singer Rd SW
Same time: 1:00 p.m.
We had the pleasure of welcoming two visitors...Annika and Pat...to the club today!
I hope we left a good impression on them and will see them again soon!
We also have a new club member...Meri Sheperd...who joined today. I've been playing Meri on the water taxi over the years, and I'm glad to have her join our Saturday group!
We also welcomed back Al DeCaro. He skipped a year, but rejoined as a member today.
We also acknowledged STEVE WENNSTROM as our club champion for the 2016-2017 season. Steve earned the most GRASS ROOTS POINTS last year.
CINDY GRENVILLE was recognized for her PERFECT ATTENDANCE last year.
DANIEL HAAG also had PERFECT ATTENDANCE last year, and was also our club champion in earning the most Game Points during last year.
And finally, we celebrated STEVE WENNSTROM and CINDY GRENVILLE both reaching BRONZE last year!
(NOTE: I've discontinued entering the "Amt Won" since I don't know how the Grass Roots organization uses that information, but if you want to know, our payout schedule is posted right here on our website: http://vashoncribbage.weebly.com/about-our-club--organization.html)
p.s. DANIEL HAAG held the FIRST 24-HAND; He also claimed the new DIRECTOR'S AWARD (4 of a kind) and received $15; KURT LYSEN held a 6-7-8-A-A and cleaned out the RAGGEDY JULIA; HARLEY MIEDEMA held a 6-7-8-2-2 and cleaned out the RAGGEDY ANDY; and STEPHANIE MAROTTA ended the day holding THE CHICKEN.
It has been a long dry summer...with no cribbage in sight! Well, today is your lucky day! We start our 2017-2018 tournament season today. JOIN THE FUN!