We had a nice group of players show up at today's cribbage gathering.
And with the nasty weather outside, we found that the Presbyterian Church
was a very comfortable place to be this afternoon!
Today I introduced scoring, and we all filled out scoresheets for each
game we played.
We recorded two (2) points if we won, three (3) points if we skunked our opponent,
and no points (0) if we lost. We also recorded how many pegs we won or lost by.
That's the basic process of scorekeeping using the American Cribbage Congress' Grass Roots program.
Now this was NOT an official tournament that we played today.
We just kept score in order to learn how to do just that...keep score.
But here are some of the results/highlights:
Cindy Grenville took HIGH SCORE, with a total of 11 game points,
winning 5 out of the 6 games she played,
and she took HIGH "point spread" with 73 pegs
(the collective number of pegs she won/loss her games by).
Pat Erickson and Harley Miedema both earned 8 game points,
but Pat outpegged Harley with a net spread point of 60 pegs
compared to Harley's 27 net spread points.
You both played some great cribbage today!
Frank Erickson wasn't far behind Pat and Harley, as he earned 7 game points, which included a skunk.
You are one tough opponent Frank!
Enid Dolstad played two of the tightest games, winning one game, against Jay Williamson, by a mere 2 pegs and then later she won a game against newcomber Lew Hardy by just one (1) peg.
There were some excellent match-ups today!
In contrast, I only earned 4 game points, winning only 2 out of 7 games,
and ended up with a net loss in "point spread" with a negative 64 pegs. OUCH!
I want to welcome Lew Hardy to the group!
Lew came in out of the wind and rain this afternoon to join in on the fun, and he seemed to enjoy himself. Lew matched up with Harley and he won his first game, but he turned around the very next game and lost to Harley by the exact same number of pegs as their first game.
That's the way it is with cribbage!
WELCOME Lew! Please join us again!!
Lew's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next regular meeting is set for November 18th at 2pm.
We will be back at the Vashon Library.
Mark your calendar! Invite a friend!
At our next gathering, we will keep score again, and add a new dimension....formal rotation of players around the table. It should be a lot of fun!
(It certainly beats raking leaves!)
I hope to see you on the 14! (if not sooner)