DO NOT ADJUST YOUR EYES! DO NOT ADJUST YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN! SIT BACK AND RELAX....AS WE ENTER....THE TWILIGHT ZONE!
Look down the list below! No! Look down further! No! Look further down! See the name at the bottom of the list? Rumor has it the guy has quit the Vashon Cribbage Club...moved to Florida...and has taken up lawn bowling.
"How could it come to this?" you might ask. Well, I blame it on that Nina! There I was, minding my own business, happy as a lark, holding THE CHICKEN after scoring TWO 24-hands, just five points to go...and that NINA pegs out, leaving me out in the cold. Can you believe THAT? Well it's TRUE! Scarred for life!
Enough joking around!
Nina was our special guest today, and she was a GREAT addition to our group! Stop in any time Nina!
Once again I had to call in Special Agent EDITH PAYNE to even out the number of players today, and she was richly rewarded for her efforts with FIRST PLACE! (Ok...maybe her 1st place finish had more to do with her superior card skills, but we were glad that she was able to join us on such short notice.)
REVENGE OF THE NERDS! No...STEVE WENNSTROM isn't a nerd, but he did get revenge on us. He has had a tough couple of weeks at the cribbage table, but today he turned that around and finished in SECOND PLACE! I should note that Steve and Julia Bick were TIED going into their ninth and final game, but in the end...Steve was the victor. He also ended the day holding THE CHICKEN!
RAY MIELBRECHT, despite a crushing blow by Katharine Golding, managed to finish in THIRD PLACE!
ROBIN KING wasn't in the money today, but she did earn Grass Roots Points! Robin also scored the FIRST 24-HAND, which got her THE CHICKEN (and $5).
RUTH ADAMS just missed earning Grass Roots Points today. Ruth won over half of her games today. Looks like her luck might be turning around!
Katharine Golding was the most "consistent" player today. She lost five straight games, then won four straight games. Nothing wishy-washy about Katharine!
Kurt Lysen came the closest to earning a string-of-pearls today. He lost his first SIX games, before he finally whipped Jim Ranstrom.
I think I have mentioned every player except Cindy Grenville. In looking over her scoresheet, I find it interesting that she played 3 of the top 4 finishers and won against 2 of them.
Nobody could muster up a 23-point hand, so the DIRECTOR'S AWARD is worth $15 next week!
And nobody held a 6-7-8-A-A, so the RAGGEDY JULIA pot grew by an additional $11.
We continue to keep Arlyn Teed in our thoughts as she recovers from her injuries.
DON'T FORGET! Next Weekend: January 10th. We are playing on SUNDAY! That's January 10th! Did you make a note of that? SUNDAY! Don't forget! Same start time: 1:00 p.m.
By the way...our tournament next weekend will be our 18th tournament of the year. That will be the half way point for the cribbage season! Still LOTS more cribbage ahead of us!