Thursday, March 26, 2009

Detecting good cribbage hands...

From Computer Detective:

The best cards to be dealt are fives, because they form fifteens with 10s, Js, Qs, and Ks. The best possible cribbage hand, in fact, is mostly fives: 5 5 5 5 J (worth 28, or 29 if the jack is nobs).starter card will add four points to its value and a 2, 3, or K starter will be worth six more points.crib, try to help yourself by putting something good there–fives are good, pairs, or cards that touch (to form a run). But never break up your hand in hopes of getting a good crib. Your hand is where you need to score most of your points; high-scoring cribs are unusual and require luck or an opponent’s mistake.Double runs should almost always be kept; chances of a quadruple or triple run are high enough to warrant keeping a double run even if you must help your opponent’s crib a bit. An exception would be a hand like 5 5 10 10 9 8, when the best play is to throw the 9 8. Back to Topcrib is a good idea if it doesn’t do much in your hand. The opponent is likely to throw at least one 10 card into your crib on most deals..."

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From Cauliflower Alley Club:

"Come out and play against some of pro wrestling’s greatest stars! Past players have included Percival A. Friend, Ox Baker, Pat Patterson, Larry Hennig, J.J. Dillon, Paul Vachon, Maurice Vachon and many others!

Cribbage Lessons will be offered Monday from 11:00 AM through 4:00 PM and Tuesday from 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM.

To register, purchase your banquet ticket now and then send an e-mail to this year’s tournament organizer, Al Friend, at ajf0645@juno.com.

Upon arrival, there will be a $20 entrance fee, 100% of which goes to the CAC Benevolent Fund. Registration is open to anybody with a current CAC membership. Please show your 2009 banquet badge when you sign up for the tourney.

Please try to bring a cribbage board and deck of cards with you!

Registration: Monday, April 13, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Tuesday, April 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Games: Tuesday, April 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tournament is single elimination, best of three falls and matches will not be stopped due to bloodshed. Muggins rules WILL NOT be played unless agreed to by BOTH players in advance."

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Hand made cribbage board...

Here is the board that one of my shipmates brought in to work one day. His dad made it! Pretty cool.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Choice: playing a game or pulling out your organs through your throat?

From Savanvleck:

"...Confession time: I do concede to play Dominoes and Cribbage. My brother, David and I played Cribbage and Chess by the campfire and it is all good memories to me. I’m so rusty on Chess that I would need a new teacher but I whomped Gaffer at Cribbage the other day and Army Boy and I are trying to figure out how to play Cribbage between Indiana and Kuwait..."

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Russ Howell: Pegged Out...

From The Hillsboro Argus:

'Russ' Howell, 89,

FOREST GROVE - Russell "Russ" Howell, 89, Forest Grove, died March 10, 2009, at his home.

A life celebration will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the lodge at Homestead Park in Forest Grove.

Mr. Howell was born July 26, 1919, in Sand Springs, Okla., a son of Attaberry and Bessie Howell. He was raised and educated in California and graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1937.

He served in the U.S. Navy from March 1942 to October 1945 as an aviation radio technician. After his honorable discharge he worked in the sheet metal industry in California and for Pacific Title in Hollywood. He retired from that in 1965.

He married Leatrice Archer in 1964 in Las Vegas.

The couple owned and operated Mammoth Building Materials in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., from 1965 to 1974. He then worked in the hardware business until 1997, when he moved to Forest Grove.

For the last 20 years he made and sold cribbage boards. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leatrice, in 2001, and a son, Richard D. Howell in 1992.

Survivors include his sons, John R. Howell and Tom Howell; stepdaughters, Melanie Hart, Jennifer Heywood and a stepson, Mel Archer; and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Remembrances: Hospice of Washington County, 900 SE Oak St. Suite 202, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Arrangements: Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives, Hillsboro.

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Picture of cribbage...

From Pitch Perfect Picture:

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Killer's victim was cribbage player...

From the Nashua Telegraph:

"...Growing up in Nashua in the 1960s and early 1970s, Lindovski was a mischievous child who liked to walk on his hands and played a mean game of cribbage. He made friends easily, joked around a lot and survived respiratory ailments that hospitalized him 15 times..."

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

eCribbage through a roaring lens...

I know that's a cryptic title, but you have to check out this page by Roar:


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Senior Center may close...

From KoloTV.com:

"When told the senior center in Sparks could close because of budget cuts within Washoe County Dorothy Canton had few words to express herself, but they were enough.

"Oh, what will I do now." says Dorothy

The 93-year-old says she's been coming to the senior center for 20 years now. This afternoon she's enjoying lunch with her friends and later she'll play a game of bridge or cribbage. it's a habit with her, one she is not willing to give up lightly..."


Friday, March 6, 2009

24 at F-Troop

Today I scored a 24 hand while playing Crash Cribbage with BBGunner and Mickey at F-Troop CPO club... cool!

:o) Thanks Mickey for taking the photo with your iphone and emailing to me!! Love technology!


Sunday, March 1, 2009