We were again disappointed to learn that our friend Arlyn is still under the weather and we all wish her a speedy recovery. Ray did an admirable job of anchoring down Seat #1, but it's just not the same without Arlyn!
STEVE WENNSTROM was this week's force to be reconned with. He skunked two of his opponents (both by more than 40 points.) Steve ended the day with 14 games points and FIRST PLACE!
Second Place was mistakenly awarded to KAREN KEIL, when, in fact, HARLEY MIEDEMA was the rightful second place finisher. Both earned 13 Grass Roots points, and Karen's net spread was +84 (vs Harley's +31), but Harley won more games than Karen did, so Harley gets the Second Place spot.
We had a 4th player today who earned Grass Roots Points. RAY MIELBRECHT. Don't spend those points all in one place Ray!
The DIRECTOR'S AWARD had grown to a whopping $25, as nobody had been able to score that elusive CRIB FLUSH. Well, today RUTH ADAMS turned up the right combination of cards in her crib to claim that prize....only to turn around and get skunked by Steve. I'm not certain, but I think winning the DIRECTOR'S AWARD took most of the sting out of that skunk.
THE CHICKEN took the day off (actually I forgot him at home), so we had to improvise a little for the 24-hand pot. It should be no surprize that HARLEY MIEDEMA was the first to score a 24-hand. And it turned out that he was the ONLY person to score a 24-hand, so he got both prizes.
Today we started a new prize pot....the RAGGEDY JULIA. Our very own JULIA BICK had donated a very nice Raggedy Ann doll to the club, so we've named the prize pot in her honor. 8 players bought into the hand today, but nobody scored the hand (6-7-8-A-A), So next week's RAGGEDY JULIA will be worth $8 to begin with. plus however many want to buy in next week. The first person to score a Raggedy Ann will get $5. The last person to score one will receive the remainder of the pot.
Many thanks to JIM RANSTROM and ROBIN KING for bringing in the goodies.