Four members from Lake Cowichans Legion, have made it through the Zones cribbage playoffs and are heading to the Provincials held in Clearwater (Branch 259) and hosted by Vavenby next weekend.
Jay deGoesbriand has been playing in the tournaments for 15 years and has made it to Provincials before, but never to the Nationals. Perhaps this year will be his first.
“It’s all about the luck of the cards,” says deGoesbriand, “That’s the thing about this game; it’s got everything to do with luck. When you have been playing for many years, you have a love for the game.” deGoesbriand will represent the singles category, and is also a member of the 4-person team category.
The tournament starts off with the Zone Crib Playoff, which is comprised of branches against branches. From there they move on to the Provincials, which are winning zones against zones, and finally, the Nationals, which is Province against Province. The winners are awarded with trophies, and of course, bragging rights.