Box Car Peggers

All travelers, visitors and guests are welcome any Monday evening.  We start play at 6:30pm and ask that you register by 6:15pm.  Come early and meet people, have dinner, get in a practice game or two and find out what fun it is! 

Contact us by e-mail: info at boxcarpeggers dot net OR by toll-free phone:  855-734-7555 (That's 855-PEGS-555)  Either way, you'll get a prompt response or talk to a real person who can answer questions and provide guidance.

                                      NEWS

March 18, 2015

With Al Peterson making announcements at 6:15pm we've been starting on time or a couple of minutes early.  We also finish on time!  Thank you to everyone for showing up just a few minutes earlier to make sure we have an accurate head count and know how many "anchors" we'll have before it's suddenly time to cut for deal.  Visitor Jimmy Yee was the top card this last Monday with five other qualifiers all of Box Car.  Check out to see where you stand right here.

March 15, 2015

The schedule has been updated to include information about the upcoming Board of Directors Election and our Summer Play schedule.  Dates for the Tournament of Weekly Winners and our Annual Picnic have not been determined but will be added after the April 9, 2015 Board of Directors meeting.

March 10, 2015

Gina Watson's streak of nonqualifiers sure ended as she took top place on Monday the ninth.  Of the 22 players this week, just four qualified!  See our Schedule of Events to get information about the upcoming Grass Roots National Tournament on April 25th.

March 6, 2015

Tyler Blood so liked playing at Box Car that he had his dad, Robert Blood, come and join the club, too!  Good stuff for all of us.  We had 25 players on Monday the second and ten people qualified.  Dennis Morin had high card with a 17.  We wanted to get a nice picture of Mark Linkiewicz accepting the pearls on Monday, but Mark is on a month-long vacation.  Surely he'll be tanned and ready for some contrasting pearls!

February 24, 2015

Box Car Peggers welcomes new member Tyler Blood who has played cribbage for thirty years but only recently learned of ACC.  We're happy to have a seasoned player and hope to enjoy many matches more.  Jim Gleason ran away with top prize on Monday night with an 18 card, missing one game for a grand slam.  Eight more qualififed and changed club standings.  Pearls are no longer property of Tamara Shields (see them in the photo at left with the 28 hand).  We'll announce who managed to lose all nine games at our next tournament on Monday, March 2, 2015.

February 18, 2015

Box Car welcomed two travelers, Fred White and Marilyn Steele.  Turns out Marilyn and member Mark Linkiewicz attended the same high school and graduated the same year!  Old home week, ahh.  But Mark didn't get a spark, he failed to qualify again while Don Grater furthered his lead.  Congrats to Gina Watson for top honors!  See who else made the grade.

February 14, 2015

Monday the 9th had 22 players.  Don Grater took over the lead in Club Standings and now gets to wear the orange target vest!  See what happened here.

February 8, 2015

So many things happen in everyone's life.  We're late updating and we're as disappointed by it as you likely are.  

On Monday, February 2, 2015 we had 22 players competing with Al Peterson taking top card with a darned-near grand slam 18 game points.  Check out the qualifiers and updated stats here.

February 1, 2015

Tamara Shields had a 28 hand and two minutes later two tables down Dareld Lambert had a 28 hand.  What a night!  On top of that, ten of the 24 players qualified and last years club champ had the lowest card of the 24!  Fickle game, huh!  See how it came out here (except for the club champ, of course).

January 20, 2015

Twenty players matched on Monday the 19th and 12 of them had five of nine games won.  Five of those people got 11 game points while the other seven players got 12 or better.  Marie Levens had top card with 15 game points.  More here.

January 16, 2015

Box Car is pleased to welcome Karen Wenzlaff to the club.  Karen has played for years but never knew that there were clubs with people like her that enjoyed the game so much.  

Monday night we were an uneven number of players so we went over a bit to 9:45, but that's just 15 minutes over a regular nine-game night - so we all played at a good pace!  Elaine Lambert nearly knocked one out of the park winning eight of the nine games and joins the list of eligible players for the end-of-season Tournament of Weekly Winners.  See who else made progress gaining Grass Roots points here.

January 9, 2015

Don Grater took top honors again!  He's still in second place in club standings but first place Mark Linkiewicz is feeling the pressure.  Out of 18 players just four qualifed.  We had two at 11 and four more with a ten game-point card.  We finished on time again to which many players say "thank you" to those formerly slower players. Results are here. 

Note: Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Denny's at 122 N. Sunrise Ave.  Starts at 7:00pm.  Come hungry.

December 23, 2014

Scott Suva must have been working on the cribbage gods and aligning his cribbage stars in the weeks since he last played as he could (almost) do no wrong.  Scott won eight consecutive games on Monday but Gina Watson crushed his ninth game.  Still, congratulations for the excellent 16 game-point card!  More scores here.

December 17, 2014

Monday the 15th had 18 players come out.  Mark Linkiewicz broadened his lead by another 16 game points and five others qualified.  Tamara Shields may still have the pearls (from losing nine games some time back) but qualified again tonight as her game steadily improves.  We encourage anyone to join and take on the challenge.  Cribbage is such a game of skill and strategy - and luck, too - but in close games the luck fades and the skill shines.

December 9, 2014

Box Car welcomes new player Bill Clardy who has "test-played" with us a few times over the past couple of years.  

Twenty-two enjoyed play Monday.  Visitor Jimmy Yee of River City Peggers took top card with an 18-point near grand slam.  Four others qualified.  Lookie here!

December 2, 2014

Box Car Peggers welcomes Dennis Morin who has moved into the area and transferred from Gold Country Cribbers of El Dorado Springs.  Dennis took second place last night out of a field of 22 players.  We had several visitors, chief among them Mr. Jimmy Yee who took top honors.  Bob Carlson, Jack Throne and Marc Prosser also dropped in.  See other fun facts on our Tournament Results page.

November 24, 2014

A cozy group of 17 people played with Al Peterson taking top honors.  There were two 15 cards and three 14 cards... and other qualifiers, too.  See 'em all right here

Make sure to see the top of the page for the Holiday Gathering announcement.

November 21, 2014

We apologize for the lag in updating.

Monday the 17th had 21 players.  Don Grater took top honors and Mark Linkiewicz continues to qualify and maintain his lead towards becoming club champion this year.

Monday the 10th had just 16 players.  Three people had 15-game-point cards! Here are the results of everything up to date.

November 4, 2014

Did you vote?  It's more important that most realize.  So is showing up for tournaments on Mondays!  Mark Linkiewicz took top card and added to his already high total.  The more often we play, the better the odds that we qualify.  See how all qualifiers of the 18 players did.

October 31, 2014

For a little club of 26 members we had 21 players on Monday the 27th (of course, two people were from other clubs, but hey, we did nicely).  See how it went.

October 28, 2014

Sixteen players played the 18-game Grass Roots Regional Tournament on Saturday, October 25th.  Two players qualified.  Congratulations to Mark Linkiewicz for a 29-card and first place! See the GRRT results here.

October 21, 2014

Twenty people honed their skills in anticipation of this weekend's Grass Roots Regional Tournament.  Don Grater zoomed into first place in club standings with eight wins and Mark Linkiewicz saw fit to skunk five people of the nine he played and still only won six games of the nine.  See the hard facts here.

October 15, 2014

It was Monday the thirteenth for yours truly as another week, now six of them, passed without qualifying.  Being a crib player, I whine some.  Maybe this will help.

We had 16 players but a personal emergency for one left us with 15.  We finished on-time for having had a sit-out and that's very nice!  See how we fared here

October 7, 2014

Al Peterson continues his metoric rise, intent on becoming the 2014-2015 club champion.  Monday saw 18 players and an on-time finish - sort of.  Ellie Stowe joined us as she usually has.  Ellie states that Box Car is like family to her.  See how we're all doing on this page.

September 30, 2014

One of our founding members, Jack Stowe, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014.  Jack received his ACC Silver Award this last year and had his ring made for his wife, Ellie.  We're all saddened that such a gentleman and loving person is no longer with us.

Monday night we were even!  Don Grater took first place having won the first eight games and had his grand slam spoiled by Don Hanson.  Al Peterson continues on his streak and holds top honors with the club at this time.  Check it out here.

September 23, 2014

Traveler Todd Sampson dropped in to take top card last night.  Though we were odd at 19 players we finished on time for ten games!  Thanks everyone for stepping it up.

See who qualified here

September 16, 2014

Last night we had 21 players.  Doug Hilton had high card with a 17 and Page Ramos returned to play, immediately taking a top position with a 15 card.  More results, percentages and standings are here.

September 14, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014 was the first tournament of the 2014-2015 36-tournament season.  Congratulations to Al Peterson for his 16 card, winning 8 of the 9 games!  See how others did here

August 29, 2014

Monday the 25th was the last night of summer play and our last Best 6 of 10 competetion.  The overall winner was Gina Watson with an 88-point total.  Congratulations, Gina!  That result and the rest of the scores are all here

REMINDER: No play on Labor Day, September 1, 2014.

The 2014-2015 Season begins on Monday, September 8, 2014.  Be sure to have your Grass Roots annual fee and your club dues paid.  Grass Roots games are only valid from the time you pay your dues.  So, Monday will give you the full 36-week season from which to earn your maximum points towards lifetime goals.

August 19, 2014

Last night was a great celebration of Jack P. Stowe's Silver Award for reaching 2,500 Grass Roots points in scheduled tournament play.  Ellie accepted the award on Jack's behalf as he is quite ill at home.  

Elaine Lambert received her award for the 28 hand she had in play August 11th.

Box Car had 24 players that included two new members, Howard Mann and Rick Salerno, who also brought his wife, Christy, to play.  Only four players had "qualifying cards" (12 or more game points) yet two had eleven and a whopping seven had ten cards.  Here's the good stuff.

August 16, 2014

Monday the 11th saw 16 competitors.  Of those 16, seven had qualifying cards!  And of those, Tom Chew plugged away at a Grand Slam and got foiled in game nine by Jack Throne.  A lot of fun!  Tom still had high card, but it wasn't as "glorious" as a slam would have been, for sure. AND... Elaine Lambert had a 28 hand!  Lookie here.  See what the Best 6 of 10 for the summer looks like and all of our other weekly scores.

July 30, 2014

Twenty-two players filled the room on Monday.  We had Rick and Howard again and Patti Ride as guests and Bill Clardy visiting from Arizona.  We all had fun.  Scores here.

July 22, 2014

Congratulations to Gina Watson for a Grand Slam card with 19 points!  Check out how that affected the Best 6 of 10 results here.  We also welcomed two guests, Howard Mann and Rick Salerno who are each great players!

July 15, 2014

Singles play produced a new leader in the Best 6 of 10 competition as Gina Watson scored 16 game points.  Check the results here.

NOTE: Board of Directors' meeting 7:00pm Thursday, July 17th at Denny's, 122 N Sunrise Ave.

NOTE: Annual Picnic is Saturday, July 19th, 11:00am at Westwood Park in Citrus Heights. Bring a crib board for show and tell!

Getting there: Antelope Rd. exit, west to Lichen, right to stop sign at Butternut/Lichen, continue forward without turning left to Lichen, park is on the right.

July 8, 2014

Monday June 30th was Best 6 of 10 week four.  Results and standings of participants are here.  Monday the 7th of July was crazy doubles - a lot of fun!  Many of you missed it but since it seems most popular, the August doubles night may be a crazy doubles night.  Members will be polled about their preference over the next few weeks!

June 25, 2014

The Webmaster's vacation of two weeks sure helped in getting him refreshed but Box Car's site didn't get refreshed.  Until now!  Summer singles play on the 16th and 23rd results are here.  

The annual Box Car Peggers' General Membership meeting resulted in the election of three new members to the board.  Al Peterson will be Box Car's first ever Vice President.  Stephanie Slavin will assume the position of Secretary from Mark Benge and Gina Watson, appointed Treasurer earlier in the year, will take a two year stint.  See the Governanace page to learn more.

June 11, 2014

Monday June 2, 1014 saw the start of Summer play with doubles play.  Bob Carlson and Jeannie James were the holders of top card.

Monday, June 9, 1014 was the first of the Best 6 0f 10 summer pool play.  Top card was held by Marie Levens with an 18 scored over 8 of the 9 games. Results here.

June 8, 2014

Tournament of Weekly Winners (TOWW) was won by Al Peterson on May 31st.  Congratualtions, Al!

May 20, 2014

Well darn!  What a way to end the season for Ellie Stowe as such a sweet person managed to lose all nine games and win the PEARLS from Dareld Lambert!  See how the season ended up.

May 14, 2014

Box Car Peggers' newest member, Susan Carlson, took top place on Monday night!  All of the new players who joined us this year have proved to be excellent players and have presented each of us with challenges.  Proof that we can always we improving our game.  Take a look here for results.

There are a lot of updates to the schedule of events page so be sure to take a look.  More information about the annual picnic and the Tournament of Weekly Winners.

May 7, 2014

Dareld Lambert wasn't going to just stand by as his wife got a Grand Slam last week. No sirree! Dareld Lambert got a GRAND SLAM this Monday!  Elaine, however, didn't see fit to complement her husband's accomplishment with a pearls-winning card.  See what else happened here.

April 29, 2014

Monday was a night of extremes!  Elaine Lambert got a GRAND SLAM while her husband, Derald, won the pearls from Jeannie James, who has had them for several months.  Additionally, Angelo Torrise of Placer Peggers  missed a grand slam by one game while Box Car club director, Keith Johnson, and Doug Hilton each missed pearls by one game. View the exciting (and embarrassing) results.

Our GRNT held last Saturday, April 26, 2014 at The Station Restaurant was a smashing success!  Thanks to everyone who participated!  Page Ramos finished with top card showing 30 game points.  Congratulations, Page!  B.J. Flora and Keith Johnson each qualified with 25 points and Jeannie James got 24 points.

In Memoriam

On December 19th 2011, as we gathered for our weekly tournament, we were saddened to learn of the sudden, unexpected passing of club founder and president, Gordon Brown .
Rest in Peace, Gordie. We will all miss you.

On December 26th 2012, our Webmaster and statistician, Jerry Wilcox , succumbed to months of illness.
We will miss you greatly, Jerry.

On September 28th 2014, a founding member and regular player, Jack P. Stowe , died of a recent diagnosis of cancer.
Get your gold award in heaven. We could only get you to silver here.

On December 28th 2014, Rick Ruble died. Rick was a humorous person and enjoyed playing each week until health issues started to keep him away. Rick returned earlier in the year for one tournament but suffered another setback. He was a veteran and died fighting. We'll miss him.


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