YOUTH MASTER POINT PROGRAM - (YMP)

Dan Zeisler
178 Ventana Sierra Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 263-7468
danthefan@yahoo.com

Don Grumpy Howard
6406 Old Orchard Way
Orangevale, CA 95662
(916) 212-2465
grumpydopey@sbcglobal.net

Donations for youth cribbage send to:
Larry Hassett
PO Box 2444
Roseburg, OR 97470-0510

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AMERICAN CRIBBAGE CONGRESS (ACC)

The ACC approved a new Youth Program in February 2016 that will help maintain our future membership with enthusiastic young players.

We are registering new Youth ACC Members ages five (5) through eighteen (18) from Youth Tournaments, School Programs, Youth Cribbage Clubs and Grass Roots Participation. There is "No Youth Membership Fee". Youth Members will receive an ACC Membership Card and Number.

As with regular annual memberships, Youth ACC Members will be sent renewal notices and must renew each year (No Cost) to remain current. At age 19, youth memberships will be automatically converted to regular annual memberships (with regular fees).

Application for Youth ACC Membership shall include Name, Address, Age, Date of Birth, email address, phone number and signature of Parent or Guardian.

New Youth Membership Applications are available from the ACC website (http://www.cribbage.org/NewSite/membership/) or contact Larry Hassett, Membership Secretary (ACC@cmspan.net or (888) 734-4464).

Another ACC Youth Program Website is at: http://r3013a.wix.com/acc-Youthcribbage.

Youth Members may play in Youth Tournaments and when a Youth has the ability to compete at the adult level, the Youth may play in Grass Roots Clubs, Sanctioned Adult Tournaments and Internet Tournaments.

Those Youth Members who wish to register, or re-register, in a Grass Roots Club must follow normal Grass Roots Registration and pay Grass Root Fees. Youth Member participation in Grass Roots Clubs is at the discretion of the individual Grass Roots Club.

The Youth Master Point season will coincide with the ACC season of August 1 through July 31, annually.

Requests to Sanction a Youth Cribbage Tournament, with "No Sanction Fee", must be sent to Don Grumpy Howard, the ACC Youth Director (grumpydopey@sbcglobal.net). Please use the sanctioning request form from the cribbage.org website at the Tournament Schedule page.

The ACC Youth Director and Co-Director will assist Tournament Directors and provide information regarding future and completed Youth Tournaments to Cribbage World and the ACC web site.

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUTH MASTER POINTS (YMP):

A Youth must be a current Youth ACC Member, in good standing.

Play in a Sanctioned Youth Cribbage Tournament that has a minimum of four (4) qualifying games.

The Tournament must conduct Playoffs in the Main Tournament, with a minimum of 1st and 2nd place. Qualifiers are one (1) in four (4).

The Playoffs are two (2) games out of three (3) format.

The Tournament has a minimum of five (5) players in each age group.

The two (2) age groups are:

1) 11 and Under

2) 12 and Older (12 thru 18)

With the approval of the Tournament Director, an 11 and Under youth may 'play-up' to the 12 and Older age group; however, a 12 and Older youth may not 'play-down' to the 11 and Under age group

Tournament Director may combine age groups in the Main and Consolation.

A certified ACC Judge must be present during the Tournament. The ACC Official Tournament Rules shall apply to all Youth Tournaments.

Tournament Director may decide that the players in the eleven (11) and Under age group play ninety-one (91) point games for qualifying play and playoffs.

If a Consolation Tournament is played, the Tournament Director may decide Consolation games can be ninety-one (91) point games. There must be a minimum of four (4) games and there must be a minimum of five (5) players to receive YMP (with no playoff system required). Qualifiers are one (1) in four (4).

The Tournament Director may establish time limits for qualifying play and playoffs. Recommended time limits per game: 11 and Under - 25 to 30 minutes; 12 and Older - 20 to 25 minutes. At the end of the time limits, any game not completed will be considered completed with the winner determined by whomever is leading the game. The spread points will be the number of pegs the winner is leading by. In the event the players are tied, one (1) more hand shall be dealt and played to determine winner. The ACC rules shall be used during play and the recording on scorecards.

MAIN TOURNAMENT:

Qualifiers are one (1) in four (4) of each age group, or, if age groups are combined one (1) in four (4) of total players.

The Tournament Director may include an additional qualifier, if the number of qualifiers is uneven. This will provide an opportunity for another youth player to receive some playoff experience.

  • 1st Place will receive one (1) YMP times the numbers of players.

  • 2nd Place will receive one (1) YMP for every two (2) players.

  • 3rd Place will receive one (1) YMP for every three (3) players.

  • 4th Places will receive one (1) YMP for every four (4) players.

  • If a playoff is not used to determine 3rd and 4th Places, both Places will receive one (1) YMP for every three (3) players.

  • 5th Place thru 8th Places will receive one (1) YMP for every five (5) players.

  • 9th Place thru 16th Places will receive one (1) YMP for every nine (9) players.

  • 17th place thru 32nd Places will receive one (1) YMP for every seventeen (17) players.

  • 33rd Place thru 64th Places will receive one (1) YMP for every thirty-three (33) players.

  • YMP will be rounded up.

QUALIFYING POINTS - MAIN TOURNAMENT:

One (1) in four (4)

  • High qualifier - will receive one (1) YMP times the number of qualifiers.

  • Second Place Qualifier - will receive one (1) YMP for every two (2) qualifiers.

  • Third Place Qualifier - will receive one (1) YMP for every three (3) qualifiers.

  • Fourth Place Qualifier - will receive one (1) YMP for every four (4) qualifiers.

  • Fifth Place Qualifier - will receive one (1) YMP for every five (5) qualifiers.

  • Sixth Place Qualifier - will receive one (1) YMP for every six (6) qualifiers.

  • Follow this YMP system to include all Qualifiers.

  • YMP will be rounded up.

CONSOLATION TOURNAMENT:

Qualifiers are one (1) in four (4) - No Playoffs Required.

If playoffs are utilized, the Tournament Director may include an additional qualifier, if the number of qualifiers is uneven.

  • 1st Place will receive one (1) YMP for every two (2) players.

  • 2nd Place will receive one (1) YMP for every four (4) players.

  • 3rd Place will receive one (1) YMP for every six (6) players.

  • 4th Place will receive one (1) YMP for every eight (8) players.

  • If a playoff is not used to determine 3rd and 4th Places, both Places will receive one (1) YMP for every six (6) players.

  • 5th Place thru 8th Places will receive one (1) YMP for every ten (10) players.

  • 9th Place thru 16th Places will receive one (1) YMP for every eighteen (18) players.

  • 17th Place thru 32 Places will receive one (1) YMP for every thirty four (34) players.

  • YMP will be rounded up.

QUALIFYING POINTS: 'will not' be awarded for a Consolution Tournament.

Ranking of Youth Members will be the total Youth Master Points. Age groups will not be used for ranking purposes.

Youth Master Points shall be reported to the Youth ACC Statistician in a timely manner. The statistician will accumulate, maintain and report YMP to the ACC Youth Director. Rick Allen has agreed to serve as the Youth ACC Statistician.

When a registered Youth Member turns age nineteen (19), they are no longer eligible to participate in Youth Tournaments. They may register as a regular annual member of the ACC and the ACC will transfer any accumulated Youth Master Points, up to a maximum of two hundred (200) Points, to Regular Master Points. The transfer of YMP will occur by the end of the Master Point Season, annually.

Contacts:

Don Grumpy Howard,
ACC Youth Director,
6406 Old Orchard Way,
Orangevale, CA 95662
Email: grumpydopey@sbcglobal.net,
Cell: (916) 212-2465

Dan Zeisler,
ACC Youth Co-Director,
Email: danthefan@yahoo.com,
Cell: (530) 263-7468