1st Mike Sudduth
2nd Karen Keil
3rd Ruth Anderson (also got the 1st 24-Hand)
4th Ray Mielbrecht
5th Jim Ranstrom
6th Robin King (also got the DIRECTOR'S AWARD, 4-of-a-Kind, and $5)
7th Arlyn Teed
8th Lew Hardy
9th Roy Bumgarner (and ended the day with THE CHICKEN and $10)
10th Steve Wennstrom
Nobody got the RAGGEDY JULIA, so next fall that pot will start out with $60! How's that for an incentive to return?
Steve Wennstrom took FIRST PLACE today with 6 wins and 12 games points.
Arlyn Teed took SECOND PLACE with 4 wins and 9 game points.
Ray Mielbrecht, Karen Keil, and myself all had 4 wins as well, but Arlyn skunked one of her opponents, so she out-scored the rest of us.
NO DIRECTOR'S AWARD! (since our group was so small, we didn't have this specialty pot today)
NO RAGGEDY JULIA!
So next week's LAST 24-HAND will be worth $10.
Next week's DIRECTOR'S AWARD will be worth $5.
And the RAGGEDY JULIA will start out with $51 (that's FIFTY-ONE dollars!)!
This will be the final "play for pay" tournament before our summer break.
And remember, starting in June, we will be inviting the kids and beginners to join us. I hope you'll consider yourself one of the "experts" on-hand to help teach them this great game!
Eight players turned out on a very sunny afternoon to play cribbage!
Early on... ARLYN TEED grabbed THE CHICKEN with the first 24-hand! Alas... that rascal JIM RANSTROM took it away from Arlyn with his own 24-hand and refused to share it with anyone, ending the day with THE CHICKEN!
The DIRECTOR'S AWARD (4-of-a-Kind) went to RAY MIELBRECHT! That prize was worth $10 today. Next week it starts out with $5. Can't wait to see what hand Ray chooses for this specialty hand!
Seven players participated in the RAGGEDY JULIA (6-7-8-A-A) today, but nobody claimed the pot. So next week that prize pot will start out with $46!
Finally, a big THANK YOU to ROBIN KING for making sure that Arlyn had a ride to cribbage today!
RAY MIELBRECHT gets bragging rights for earning the club's 1st GRAND SLAM! Earning 19 Grass Roots points, another club record, Ray obviously finished in FIRST PLACE!
With Ray's impressive showing, it was understandable that ARLYN TEED finished in SECOND PLACE!
And ROBIN KING was back in the money today finishing in THIRD PLACE!
Four players earned Grass Roots points today....Ray, Arlyn, Robin, and myself.
You had a sense that Ray Mielbrecht was going to be having a good day when early in the day he scored the FIRST 24-HAND, and THE CHICKEN! Unfortunately, CINDY GRENVILLE wrestled THE CHICKEN away from Ray and ended the day with it in her hands (actually she was hiding it under her blouse.)
Nobody claimed the DIRECTOR'S AWARD (4-of-a-KIND), so that prize doubles to $10 next week.
And that elusive RAGGEDY JULIA (6-7-8-A-A) remains unclaimed, and with today's participants, that pot now stands at $39!
We will continue to play under the same format through the end of May. The only difference will be.....the remaining games will be "unofficial", since we have now completed 36 cribbage tournaments...the maximum "official" games allowed in Grass Roots play.
CONGRATULATIONS to ARLYN TEED, our FIRST PLACE finisher today!
Your's truly finished in second place.
STEVE WENNSTROM not only finished in THIRD PLACE, but he also got the DIRECTOR'S AWARD today, a 4-of-a-Kind worth $10, AND was holding THE CHICKEN at the end of the day!
Nobody claimed the RAGGEDY JULIA pot today, so it will start out next week with $30 in it!
Next Saturday (May 9th) will be our final tournament of the "official" Grass Roots season. We will continue to play through the end of May in the current format ($8 to play), but beginning in June (through August) we won't charge anyone to play. Folks can stay and play for just one game or as many games as they choose. Hopefully we will get a lot of visitors over the summer and introduce them to tournament cribbage. Any who knows, maybe our club will grow a bit more next fall?