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5 Questions: Club members have Mondays pegged for game

By: Sydney Maynard, Press Tribune intern
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What: Roseville Boxcar Peggers Cribbage Club

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays

Where: Denny’s, 122 Sunrise Blvd. in Roseville

Info: www.boxcarpeggers.org

Interested in group card games? The Roseville Boxcar Peggers Cribbage Club is looking for new members.

Cribbage is a card game that involves grouping cards to gain points and scoring them with pegs on a board.

Gordon Brown started the club about three and a half years ago, and after he passed away Michael Turpin took over.

Roseville resident Mark Linkiewicz, 61, is a board member for the club. He joined the club when he read an article three years ago in the Press Tribune.

The tournament season begins the first Monday in September and lasts 34 weeks, and members are free to drop in anytime. The club meets Monday nights at Denny’s on Sunrise Avenue. Each meeting is about three hours long. The club plays nine games, 15-18 minutes per game.

1. Why is the group called the Roseville Boxcar Peggers Cribbage Club?

Usually cribbage clubs have some sort of local connection. The president that we had at the time came up with the “Boxcar Peggers” because of the trains (boxcars) and you keep track of points with pegs.

2. Does it cost anything to join the club?

You have to join the American Cribbage Congress, which is $15 a year, and the club is $5 a year. Dues every night we play is $3.

3. How many people are in the club?

About 25-30. On average about 20-24 show up on Monday. We usually have good turnouts.

4. Why do you enjoy cribbage?

I’ve been playing all my life. I’m originally from New England. (With the weather) you can’t go outside much so you have to play board games.

5. Why do you think other people should join?

For the love of the game. There are a lot of people around (Roseville). My first nine years here I didn’t know (the club) was here.