Paul Hatcher of Salem, Ore. eyes his hand while taking on Brittany Pierce of Springfield, Ore. last Friday. The two card players were among the 50-plus cribbage enthusiasts who trekked to the Sunnyside VFW post home for the 2014 Summer Classic, which began last Friday and concluded on Sunday. After the points were added up and the score sheets double-checked, Tim Julkowski of Portland, Ore. was deemed the champion. He bested Todd Malmgren of Clackamas, Ore. Rounding out the top four finishers were Betty Brumley of Sunnyside and Kevin Mansfield of Spokane. Roy Hofbauer of Washougal, Wash. ended up being the top qualifier. In the consolation finals of the annual Summer Classic, Thomas Wilson of Hermiston, Ore. bested Mike Rowe, an Alaskan resident, in the championship match.
Photo by Jennie McGhan.