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San-Cap’s Cribbage Champion of Champions play starts next week

By Staff | Mar 24, 2010

If you are a Cribbage player, here’s your chance to be crowned Sanibel/Captiva’s Cribbage Champion of Champions.

Four Cribbage mini-tournaments will be run on four consecutive Monday nights March 29, April 5, April 12 and April 19 – at American Legion Post 123. Sign up starts at 5:30 p.m. and matches begin at 6 p.m.

The entry fee for each night is $5. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three weekly winners, with 60 percent of the pot going to first place, 30 percent to second place and 10 percent to third place. The tournaments are open to the public to play or kibbitz.

Each player will play five games of Cribbage in the mini-tournaments with opponents selected by blind draw.

On Monday, April 26 starting at 6 p.m., all the money winners from the four mini-tournaments will meet in a round-robin tournament to determine Sanibel/Captiva’s Cribbage Champion of Champions for 2010. Again the entry fee will be $5, with the top three places paid 60, 30 and 10 percent, respectively.

You can contact American Legion member or tournament organizer Bob Buntrock at 274-7881 or e-mail bobbuntrock@comcast.net with any questions or to indicate your interest in competing. Or just show up at Legion Post 123 at 5:45 p.m. each of the Monday nights and pay your entry fee to play.

If you are planning to enter one or more of the mini-tournaments, it is strongly suggested that you play a few practice games with your friends or relatives prior to March 29 because Donn Daus, Pete Mindel and Scott Marcelais have already stated loudly and publicly that they are by far the best Cribbage players on the islands and that no one else stands a chance of being named Sanibel/Captiva’s Cribbage Champion of Champions.

Enter the competition for good fun and to show these three gentlemen that they are blowing smoke.