2015 summer Pinochle Marathon ends

First place winners Scott and Diane Kincaid

First place winners Scott and Diane Kincaid

Larry Kostroski

The Pinochle Club at Robson Ranch recently announced the results of the 2015 summer Pinochle Marathon. Five teams of players competed this summer in five matches held in the host couple’s home. Play consisted of 16 hands per match that resulted in scores ranging from 399 to 976 points. All play used two decks. The first place team was Scott and Diane Kincaid with an average of 751 points per match. The second place team was Clyde and Cookie Smith with an average of 745 points per match.

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 sized group can be accommodated. During the summer, club members also meet during this time frame to get in some more games.

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 and does not charge dues. 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.