Grand National XXXIV

Grand National XXXIV South Dakota Logo

The 2015 Annual Grand National Tournament will be held from September 17th - 20th, 2015 in Yankton, South Dakota.

The Yankton Cribbage Club # 397 is excited to host the 34th annual American Cribbage Congress Grand National Tournament September 17-20, 2015 here in Yankton, SD. All the activities will be held at the Best Western Kelly Inn in Yankton, 1607 East Highway 50 at the east edge of town.

The Best Western Kelly Inn has 121 guest rooms…and we have every one blocked off for the tournament. UPDATE: As of 5-7-15, we have reserved 105 rooms already for each night of the Grand National Tournament at the Best Western Kelly Inn, so please make your reservation ASAP. NEW: We have reserved a block of rooms at a brand-new EconoLodge at 611 W. 23rd Street in Yankton, just behind the Yankton Mall and about three miles away from the Kelly Inn. The motel is very nice and new, and all rooms for our block are $79.00 plus tax, whether it's for one King Bed or two Queen Beds. Please mention the Cribbage Tournament to get the $79.00 rate, and their phone number is 605-689-3400.

The Best Western Kelly Inn has four types of room choices available:

  • One King Bed, non-poolside : $81.00 plus tax
  • Two Queen Beds, non-poolside: $89.00 plus tax
  • Two Queen Beds, second floor poolside: $94.00 plus tax
  • Two Queen Beds, first floor poolside: $99.00 plus tax

Please call for a reservation at 605-665-2906 and specify which type of room you would like to reserve. **There are no public elevators at the Best Western Kelly Inn, if you need to have a first-floor room, please call as soon as possible and make that request**.

Thanks to our major sponsors for taking care of many expenses related to the Grand National:

  • Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Budweiser/Bud Light
  • South Dakota Lottery

And a big THANKS to Richard Frost for his efforts in selling raffle tickets which will allow the Grand National payback to be over 100% with many extra prizes and amenities!!

Please consider attending the Cornhusker Cribbage Classic in Omaha, NE right before the Grand National September 15-17, 2015.

For more information and to print off an entry blank which includes both tournaments, please go to


Scott Kooistra
100 West 17th Street
Yankton, SD 57078

 Tournament Director

 Scott Kooistra

 Entry Form

 Past GN Champions

 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

 2013 - Atlanta, GA

 2012 - Appleton, WI

 2011 - Reno, NV

 2010 - Virginia Beach, VA

 2009 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

 2008 - Portland, Oregon

 2007 - Portland, Maine

 2006 - Wisconsin Rapids

 2005 - Lincoln City

 2004 - Atlanta

 2003 - Sioux Falls

 2002 - Lake Tahoe