Relax playing a card game with your friends.
Friday the 28th of July was a key event in the Clacton Cribbage League.
It was a night when we can come together and celebrate the social aspectsread more
Main League Won by Seaspan. Runners up St.Osyth
Five A – Side Knock out Cup. Won by Roberts A. Runners up - Conservatives.
Singles Knock-out Winner Tony Arthurton . Runner up -Vic Hart.
Pairs Knockout. Winners Tony Parfett & Gerald Bright.
Runners Up Alan Henbest & Bill Gouldie.
Best Male Average. Alan Henbest. Runner Up . Sid Chumley.
Best Female Average Christine Wheeler. Runner Up Margaret Brebner.
Best Team Pairs Average . St. Osyth. Runners up Seaspan.
Captains Cup . Vic Hart. Runner up. Chris Fitch
League Wooden Spoon. Colne Road B
Best Sporting Club St Osyth.
After the prizes were awarded those attending were treated to a buffet which excelled in both quality and quantity. The entertainment was provided by Tony Vegas whose dulcet tones revived those Sinatra favourites and caused audible sighs as they waltzed round the dance floor.
A big thank you must go to Colin Wiles who acted as MC, and to all the people who helped make the evening a resounding success.
Remember the AGM on Tuesday the 8th of August
Fixtures & other bits
Will resume in September have a good summer
Committee meeting Monday 17th July
Presentation night Friday 28th July
A.G.M. Tuesday 8th August.
About Our League
The league was formed by George Constable from Comrades at a meeting with the representatives from six local social clubs on Wednesday 6th July 1983.
Eleven different teams began playing in the first competition two months later on Tuesday 6th September. However of these initial eleven only the Comrades Team is still playing, a further seven teams have subsequently joined so partially replacing the ten that we have lost.
From 1989 we regularly participated in a competition with the Colchester League until regrettably they disbanded in 2004.
The History of Cribbage
In the early 1600s, Sir John Suckling an English courtier, poet, gamester and gambler invented cribbage, which he derived from the earlier game of Noddy.
Originally, a five-card game was played where each player discarded only one card to the crib. Nowadays the six-card game is more popular with each player discarding two cards to the crib.
Cribbage is very popular in the United States of America and Canada with many cribbage leagues and clubs in existence; in England it is the only game that can legally be played in a public house for money.