Ray Mielbrecht and the Sportmen's Club hosted today's tournament. It's nice to have an alternate place to play when there is a schedule conflict at the Vashon Eagles. THANKS!
EDITH PAYNE got dragged out of her warm house at the last minute to play with us (so we would have an even number of players.) She was rewarded with FIRST PLACE! Edith finished the day with an impressive 15 Game Points. And notice the THREE skunks she inflicted on some of us. Ouch!
CINDY GRENVILLE finished in SECOND PLACE, just a few spread points ahead of HARLEY MIEDEMA who had to settle for THIRD PLACE.
RAY MIELBRECHT and JULIA BICK just missed earning their Grass Roots Points this week. Better luck next week!
The FIRST 24-HAND was scored by JULIA BICK, but she and several other players were unable to contain THE CHICKEN, which ended the day in EDITH PAYNE's hands.
CINDY GRENVILLE scored a Raggedy Ann (6-7-8-A-A) and cleaned out the RAGGEDY JULIA pot. (Cindy said she didn't even realize she had a Raggedy Ann until she counted her hand and it added up to 13 points, and that clued her in that it might be worth some money.)
Nobody scored a 2-4-6-8-10 today, so the DIRECTOR'S AWARD will be worth $15 next week!
Unless you hear otherwise, assume we will be playing back at the Vashon Eagles next Saturday!
Well, despite my beating JIM RANSTROM by 8 points in our second game of the day, I was unable to keep him out of the winner's circle. Jim finished in FIRST PLACE.
Jim and I both won 6 games, but Jim skunked an opponent (poor Katharine) and ended up with 13 games points...one more than I scored...so I finished in SECOND PLACE.
Now ROBIN KING also won 6 games today, but Katharine...apparently angered by Jim's skunking...skunked Robin by 45 points...and that dropped Robin's net spread points enough to fall short of my total by a mere 7 spread points. So Robin earned her Grass Roots Points too, but finished in THIRD PLACE. Now don't go feeling sorry for the ol' gal. Robin scored the 1st 24-HAND of the day and grabbed THE CHICKEN (and $5). She also ended the day holding THE CHICKEN, which was worth $10 today. We were all glad that she didn't have to leave to keep the number of players even. (And I'm sure she was especially glad!)
We had the pleasure of EDITH PAYNE's presence today. We are very lucky to have someone like Edith willing to step in at a moment's notice to even out the number of players! THANKS EDITH!
JULIA BICK scored a Raggedy Ann (6-7-8-A-A) and claimed the RAGGEDY JULIA pot worth $11 today.
Nobody scored a 2-4-6-8-10 to claim the DIRECTOR'S AWARD, so that pot will be worth $10 next week. Derek Smith chose this as our specialty hand.
THANKS to everyone for bringing so many goodies. We have plenty on hand for now, so you can hold off bringing any more for a couple of weeks.
Next week is the 12th and final week of the 1st quarter of play. It's a very tight race.
Speaking of next week, Arlyn Teed needs a ride to cribbage. If you can help out, let me know.
TEN players! Count them! TEN! Yet only ONE player managed to earn Grass Roots Points today! CONGRATULATIONS to ROY BUMGARNER! FIRST PLACE!
STEVE WENNSTROM went home happy, even though he was denied Grass Roots Points. Steve not only finished in SECOND PLACE...he also held a Raggedy Ann (6-7-8-A-A) and cleaned out the RAGGEDY JULIA pot!
Also in the money today was DEREK SMITH. Despite getting left in the stink hole in his first game (against me) and getting skunked by Cindy Grenville, he ended the day just 30 spread points behind Steve, and finished in THIRD PLACE! He also scored the first 5-CARD FLUSH (of which there were several today) and cleaned out the DIRECTOR'S AWARD. Derek will have the honor of deciding on the next specialty hand for the Director's Award.
Not one single 24-hand was scored today, so THE CHICKEN pot will be worth $10 next week.
One interesting statistical observation: Both JULIA BICK and CINDY GRENVILLE ended the day with ZERO net spread points.
WELCOME to our newest member...CHRIS STARR! Today was his first cribbage tournament, and he finished in the middle of the pack, which ain't too shabby.
Also, before I run down who won what, I want to say THANKS to STEVE WENNSTROM and the Sportsmen's Club for inviting us down to play in the warmth of a nice fire and fine atmosphere!
JIM RANSTROM wasn't too pleased with me this afternoon. He finished the day with 14 game points and a very impressive 126 PLUS Spread Points. I also had 14 game points but only a measley 65 PLUS Spread Points. BUT WAIT! Jim had skunked two opponents and had won a total of six games. I myself got skunked once, but I didn't skunk anyone and won a total of seven games, and that was the tie breaker. So Jim had to settle for SECOND PLACE. (Jim doesn't get mad. He gets even! So next week should be an interesting tournament!)
JULIA BICK is still a force to be reconned with. She placed handily in THIRD PLACE and also got Grass Roots Points today.
HARLEY MIEDEMA scored a FOUR-OF-A-KIND and cleaned out the $10 pot for the DIRECTOR'S AWARD. He has picked a 5-CARD FLUSH (in either the hand or crib) to be next week's DIRECTOR'S AWARD.
ROY BUMGARNER rejoined us today after an extended absence, and he was rewarded by scoring the FIRST 24-HAND, earning him $5 and THE CHICKEN.
STEVE WENNSTROM also scored a 24-hand and got his hands on THE CHICKEN and held onto it for the remainder of the day.
Nobody could muster up a Raggedy Ann (6-7-8-A-A), so next week's RAGGEDY JULIA starts out with $17 in the pot!
As always, THANKS to everyone who helped set up, take down, and provide yummy snacks.
Next week we will return to the Vashon Eagles to play. See you then!