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?

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Presentation Night
The Government’s latest announcement relating to the pandemic states, amongst other things, the 4th July will be the earliest date pubs and clubs may be considered for reopening.
Social distancing will need to be practised making an evening such as our presentation extremely difficult. Couple this with the problems ofRead more

selling tickets and the understandable reluctance of our members to place themselves in danger leaves us with no alternative but to postpone the event.
Restarting the league
The situation regarding social distancing must be addressed when considering the resumption of the league. All clubs are somewhat restricted for space particularly when purchasing drinks at the bar. Sitting in close proximity to somebody and handling the same cards whilst playing crib will by challenging. No decisions about our future will be made until we receive further guidance from the government.
Vic Hunt
Vic’s Cremation will take place on Monday 4th June at 2-45pm but due to current restrictions only family will attend. Our thoughts are with Heather at this time.
Please stay safe.


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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.