The Pinochle Club at Robson Ranch recently announced the results of the 2015-2016 Pinochle Marathon. Eight teams of players competed this winter in seven matches held in the host couple’s home. Play consisted of 16 hands per match that resulted in scores ranging from 91 to 1,035 points. All play used double decks.
The first place team was Larry and Julie Kostroski with an average of 836 points per match. The second place team was John Telech and Mark Taube with an average of 818 points per match. Rick and Nan Taylor finished third with a 738 point average.
During this season teams were also awarded for their defensive efforts. Larry and Julie Kostroski held opponents to an average of 404 points per match. Bob and Harriet Smith held opponents to an average of 558. Awards were also given for high game score, low game score and low average score.
If you are interested in learning to play pinochle, the club has instructors available on Friday evenings from 6:30 to approximately 9:00 p.m. from early October through the end of March. The Pinochle Club meets in the Sports Center and generally plays double deck four handed but also teaches both triple deck, five and six handed so that any size group can be accommodated. During the summer club members also meet on Fridays to get in some more games with this friendly group of players.
Lastly, if you already know how to play the Pinochle Club also meets on Monday evenings year round from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Sports Center. The Pinochle Club is chartered through RR. Additionally we do not play for money. Participation in the club is based on a “first come, first served” basis due to limits on seating and decks of cards. The officers of the club are Larry Kostroski, John Fischer and Clyde Smith. If you have any questions please call Larry Kostroski at 520-421-2129.