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Patrick James Barrett

Wisconsin Rapids, WI
May 1961 - Present

Patrick was born in Berlin, WI. He and his brother Michael learned to play cribbage at young ages from their parents, Jack and Arlene. After graduating from high school, Patrick attended Worldwide Auction College in Mason City, Iowa - graduating in 1980. Patrick is now co-owner of Barrett's Auction Center - the business his parents started in 1969. Patrick married Linda in 1985 and has 2 stepsons and 4 grandchildren.

Cribbage credentials as of July 2012:

  • Life Master One Star 10,450 MRPs, 68th lifetime
  • 4,927 Grass Roots Rating Points, 5th lifetime
  • Winner of 7 ACC tournaments including GNXVI in 1997 in Wisconsin Dells & the JPW Open in Reno in 2009
  • 8 time club champion at Club #120 in Wisconsin Rapids
  • 2 time member of the Midwest All Star team at the JPW Open
  • Attained Grass Roots Gold Award in 2008 - 4th player to achieve this level

Other cribbage contributions

  • Member of the ACC BOD from 1993 to present
  • ACC VP of Operations from 1998-1999
  • Founded Wisconsin Rapids Grass Roots Club #120 in 1991
  • Director of the Wisconsin Dells Classic from 1991-2004, Wisconsin Rapids Open from 2005 - present & Waupaca Open from 2006 to present
  • Director of 2 Grand Nationals: 1997 in Wisconsin Dells and 2006 in Wisconsin Rapids
  • Central Region Tournament Commissioner from 2008 to present
  • Current Chairman of the ACC Hall of Fame Committee
  • Member of the ACC Ethics and Internet Committees
  • Grass Roots Region VI Statistician from 1994-2000
  • Senior Judge

Patrick was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.