A Game For The Ages

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Marlena Cannon

Did you know . . .

North Oaks, MN was the site of a recent Cribbage dual that featured two of the oldest men in America – Harry Camp, aged 108, and Don Carruth, aged 105. Sponsored by Presbyterian Homes, the event was promoted as, “When Harry met Don, a Game for the Ages.” Wearing green and white jerseys bearing their last name and age, the two men battled for close to 30 minutes. At the end, the far younger Don beat Harry by one point.

The Oakmont Cribbage Club agrees that this is a game for all ages and invites people who are interested in playing or learning cribbage to come to the Club that meets every Tuesday from Noon to 3:00. Players can come at any time and stay as long as their schedule will allow. We are a dues-free club; we play in the back card room (past the kitchen) in the Central Rec. Center.

Cribbage is a fast-paced card game invented in the early 1600s by Sir John Suckling, an English courtier, poet, gamester, gambler and scoundrel. Based on the game Noddy, cribbage was brought to American shores by English settlers, where it became quite popular in the colonies, especially in New England.

Contact Jon Kline with questions at alsonjonny@gmail.com or (650) 279-0001

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