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Stoughton legion wins three provincial cribbage titles

Players from several legions in Saskatchewan competed.

STOUGHTON - The Royal Canadian Legion's Melville branch hosted the provincial championships in cribbage on March 15-17, with several players from the Stoughton Legion attending.

There are three categories to compete in through the legion, singles, doubles and teams. Groups came from Stoughton, Lampman, Hudson Bay, Nutana and Paddockwood Legions.

Ten members from Stoughton went to the tournament in the hopes of bringing home a few championships.

Lynn Young, who competed at provincials for the second time, was pleased with the outcome of the weekend.

Linda Beckman of the Stoughton Legion won the closed single provincial championship and was eligible to attend nationals, but has declined to go due to personal reasons, so the second-place finisher will go instead.

Michele King and Chantelle Duxbury teamed up to take home the open doubles category provincial championship.

The winning did not end there for the Stoughton group, Young, Carol Dickie, Art Prive and Dorothy Knoch won the teams and won the third provincial championship of the weekend.

Lampman Legion also had players in attendance, and they were in second place in the open team with Alvin Hase, Gerry Perkowitsch, Cindy Thompson and Robert Duncan.

In closed doubles Boyd and Sharon Sephton also finished in second place.

All the events were held at the Melville Legion where lunch and supper were available. A banquet and entertainment were held on March 16. According to Young, one of the players, the banquet was excellent with a wide variety of items to pick from.

Those who played in the closed cribbage games are eligible to move on to the Dominion Cribbage national championships in Shediac, N.B., taking place from April 26-29.