ACC Youth Cribbage Program
GRANITE CITY JUNIOR 2012 CLASSIC
Rico Schmidt from Clearwater, MN (left) earned a $500 scholarship by winning the Granite City Junior Tournament held in Saint Cloud, MN on July 27, 2012. Rico is 13 years old and attends South Jr High in St Cloud, MN.
12 year old Michael Schaefer of St Cloud (right) earned a $250 scholarship by taking second place and also attends South Jr High in St Cloud. Rico and Michael bested a group of 18 players from as far away as Appleton, WI.
Others who each earned Scholarships of $100 were Nickolas and Noah Shepherd of Eagan MN with a third place finish and Bryan Crossman of Eagan a $50 Scholarship for his 5th place finish. A seven game round robin was followed with a playoff, one of four qualifying.
The American Cribbage Congress acknowledges the importance of teaching the children of our country the
wonderful game of cribbage. Not only are they learning a game which will provide immeasurable enjoyment for the
rest of their lives, they are also enhancing valuable educational skills such as mathematics, critical thinking,
and cooperative learning.
The ACC has targeted the school classroom as the most efficient and effective way to promote cribbage. Dan
Zeisler, a school principal and former junior high school teacher from Northern California, has taught over 900
kids how to play cribbage in schools over the past 15 years. He has written a highly successful manual on how to teach large
groups of students the game of cribbage. The manual includes: a five day lesson plan to follow, information on
conducting youth tournaments, two quizzes, and much, much more. Already, more than 450 manuals have been sent out
all over the country.
The manuals are not available in hard copy, but can be e-mailed to you to print.
A donation (of $5 or more) is requested to help cover the cost of Danís annual youth tournament each February, which is the largest and longest running youth event in the nation. He has had up to 94 young peggers attend!
We also have start up grants for teachers working with large groups of kids. They are available upon request. Kits consist of ten long boards and twelve decks of cards.
For any questions about the manual, grant, conducting a youth tournament, The annual Sierra Nevada Youth Cribbage Tournament, or youth cribbage in general, feel free
to contact Dan. His information is listed to the right.