Clacton Cribbage

Relax playing a card game with your friends.

From absolute beginner to experienced player we

invite everyone who may be interested to come along.

Cribbage - A great card game


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Join Our League

Cribbage is a great card game

Join a lively league consisting of eight teams. New recruits are always welcome, we meet every Tuesday evening when we play another league team. Give us a ring and we can arrange for you to come along and see what it's all about? This is your chance to keep the grey matter active and make new friends, so its a win-win situation. The young and "not so young" can enjoy sharing a common interest. Can we look forward to hearing from you?

Ring us on 01255 484705 or use our

Contact Form

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Committee Meeting 21st September

Further to the governments new restrictions limiting gatherings to six people it will not be possible for the proposed meeting to go ahead on Monday 21st September. If we have any chance of restarting the League in the New Year [subject to regulations], we will have to act quickly should the situation change.Read more

Please be prepared to attend a meeting at short notice and to have any relevant, updated information regarding your club available.


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Fixtures

Tuesday 17th March  2020

No fixtures will be scheduled until further notice

 

Future Fixtures are shown on the

Fixtures Page.

Cribbage boards are put to one side, while everyone enjoys a little refreshment.

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. From these initial teams only the Comrades is still playing. However, a further seven teams have subsequently joined so most importantly now giving us a workable vibrant league.

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.