Friday, November 2, 2007

Cribbage Jack... 13, crib champion...

"Like many teenage boys Jack Beattie loves football, rugby and playing out in the park with his friends but, unlike many of his pals, he is a whizz at the popular pub game cribbage.

The 13-year-old Bloxwich boy proved his prowess this week when he became the youngest player in history to win the Walsall & District Monday Night League Division 2 Captain’s Cup. Jack, captain of his team, played counterparts from four rival pub squads and won every game to take the title. He will be presented with a cup at a presentation ceremony this year.

The Walsall Academy pupil was introduced to cribbage, called crib for short, by his father and now team mate Ian Beattie, who is
landlord of The Royal Exchange, Bloxwich.

He first played at just nine-years-old and took to it like a duck to water.

Full article: http://www.expressandstar.com/2007/10/31/jack-13-is-a-crib-champion/

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