Monday, December 20, 2010

Cribbage in an igloo!

Grand Haven family builds an igloo in their yard
At eight feet high and 11 feet around, it is big enough for the family to sit and play cribbage inside. "Winter started, and all this snow was coming and we ...
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

eCribbage t-shirts now available!

From Damien Blonde:

Hi everyone! I am excited about our new ecribbage.com tshirts.
Here is what they look like: http://ecribbage.com/shirt_designs.php

They are preshrunk.

If you want to purchase one and support me and ecribbage, go here: http://ecribbage.com/buy.php and let me know what size and color you want.
Have a great day!

Best Regards,
Damien Blond

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New cribbage documentary

Check out this blog with a link to Cribbage World and to a new cribbage documentary for sale: 29-The Cribbage Story


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cribbage couple pegs out...


Friday, July 9, 2010

Gertrude Keegan celebrates 100 years... and cribbage

From Shore News Today:

"“She was always a competitive games player and an avid crossword puzzle solver. She plays competitive Scrabble and Cribbage. She and I still play Scrabble at least once a week and she and my brother continue to play Cribbage.”"

Full article by Ann Richardson here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

29 hand... after 50 years of cribbage

From Morrison County Record:

"Jerome Olesch and his friends play cribbage on a regular basis at the Little Falls Senior Center. He has been playing the game for over 50 years and Thursday, Feb. 11, while playing with Dick Tedford and Clarence Stockwell, he dealt himself the five of spades, five of clubs, five of hearts and the Jack of diamonds. "I thought, how great it would be to have the five of diamonds cut," he said. When Stockwell did cut the five of diamonds, Olesch jumped into out of his seat and threw down his hand for his opponents to see. The odds of getting a perfect cribbage hand of 29 in a game with three or four players are one in 649,740. Olesch did win that game, skunking both his opponents. "We play every Tuesday and Thursday while waiting our turn during the pool tournaments," said Tedford. "Everyone is welcome to to join us." Shown with the perfect hand are (from left): Tedford, Olesch and Stockwell."

Original article here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The lessons of Cribbage...

Fron ChicoER.com:

Susan Levine shares cribbage, and all its lessons

By MARY NUGENT - Staff Writer
Posted: 02/20/2010 12:00:00 AM PST

CHICO — Susan Levine thinks Cribbage is so much fun, and so valuable, that she devotes time to teaching children to play.
"It's complicated — but it's less complicated than bridge," she said Tuesday, as she played the game with fifth grader Gage Sell at Citrus School.

Gage, 11, likes the game and looks forward to the days Levine visits his class. "I've been playing for a year," he said. "I taught my 15-year-old brother to play."

That's exactly what Levine hopes will happen — that her students will teach their families and friends.

Levine, a retired school library clerk who most recently worked at Citrus School, said there are endless reasons why she likes the game that originated about the same time the Pilgrims were settling at Plymouth...

Full article here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pegged Out: 114-year-old Mary J. Ray

From The Boston Globe:
"Almost until the end, Mary Josephine Ray would take song requests, crooning traditional Acadian tunes from her childhood and Tin Pan Alley standards. From her New Hampshire nursing home, she played cribbage with a youthful zeal, tallying every point herself. At 106, she shrugged off hip replacement surgery like she had skinned her knee.

She said the rosary, watched her soaps, and cheered on her beloved Red Sox. Hershey’s Kisses were always close at hand. Sometimes, so was a dainty snifter of port.

Ray, who died in her sleep Sunday at the age of 114, had been widely acknowledged as the oldest person in the United States and the second-oldest person in the world. As she climbed the ranks of the world’s most aged, she would say she owed her longevity to God alone. But another reason, her family believes, was that she welcomed each day with gratitude and wonder..."

Full article here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Michigan man's card game score one for the books...

From the South Bend Tribune:

"...the crowd at American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden, Mich., on Dec. 30 witnessed something even rarer: a perfect hand of cribbage.

Jim Goldsworthy accomplished the feat, which occurs in about one of every 216,580 hands.

"In 3 1/2 years of our club, nobody's gotten a 29," said Don Hannula, who runs Lake Linden's cribbage club and is also Region 6 statistician for the American Cribbage Congress."

Read full article here.