2002 Grand National Hats Off

Warmest Thanks to all who did so much to make Grand National XXI a success for the players and for the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe:

The Principal “Angel” of GN XXI
was the North Tahoe Public Utility District, owner and operator of the North Tahoe Community Conference Center. The NTPUD Board of Directors donated the playing facility (which normally rents for thousands of dollars a day) and the services of its capable manager (Nora Daniels) and her staff (headed by Steve Risko) at no charge, on one easy condition…that the Grand National benefit the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

Much money was raised in advance of the event through sponsorships, shirt sales, and voluntary donations (thank you). Additional support opportunities throughout the weekend helped raise a substantial donation for the Boys & Girls Club capital campaign to build a permanent facility on Tahoe’s North Shore where they can do an even better job of being “the positive place for kids.” Once the tournament accounting is completed, the final donation total will be posted on the GN XXI home page.

Other Major Sponsors:

This year-round resort, a good neighbor to Lake Tahoe and perennial angel to the Boys & Girls Club, provided the Saturday and Sunday player shuttles.
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
The NLTRA helped with planning and promotion, subsidized our Reno-Tahoe shuttles, and donated raffle prizes.
Safeway, Kings Beach
Safeway, who sponsored the championship trophy boards for our first 14 Tahoe tournaments, provided coffee and doughnuts throughout the Grand National weekend.
Sands Regency Casino/Hotel, Reno
Thank you, Barbara Woodward, for arranging the cribbage hospitality suite at the Sands (home of ACC events since 1986) and helping in so many other ways.
The U.S. Playing Card Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
The USPCC donated the Bicycleฎ playing cards (“America’s Favorite Playing Cards”™) for GNs XX & XXI and has offered to do so for all future GNs.

ACC Grass Roots Club Sponsors

Club #11 • Sierra Nevada Peggers • Reno/Sparks, NV
Club #21 • Solano 29ers Cribbage Club • Fairfield, CA
Club #27 • Santa Margarita Cribbage Club • Santa Margarita, CA
Club #43 • Clendenning’s Clan • Fremont, CA
Club #46 • Capital Cribbage Club • Salem, OR
Club #48 • Silicon Valley Sharks • San Jose, CA
Club #54 • Fourth Street Terrorists • Concord, CA
Club #55 • Redwood Peggers • Santa Rosa, CA
Club #59 • Las Vegas Cribadiers • Las Vegas, NV
Club #68 • West Covina Cribbage Club • LaPuente, CA
Club #98 • Crescent City Cribbage Club • Crescent City, CA
Club #100 • Century Peggers • Napa/Yountville, CA
Club #111 • Quincy Crib Club • Quincy, CA
Club #142 • Para-Pines Peggers • Paradise, CA
Club #154 • Oro-Dam Peggers • Oroville, CA
Club #159 • Red Hot Peggers • Red Bluff, CA
Club #164 • Alondra 29’ers • Lawndale, CA
Club #173 • Five Cities • Santa Maria, CA
Club #190 • Placer Peggers • Auburn, CA
Club #194 • Humboldt Cribbers • Eureka, CA
Club #222 • Truckee / North Tahoe Sharks
Club #232 • Chehalis-Centralia Cribbage Club • Chehalis/Centralia, WA
Club #269 • Diamond Mountain Peggers • Susanville, CA
Club #273 • Yuba-Sutter 15-2 Club • Marysville, CA

Sponsoring Businesses and Individuals

7-Eleven (Edee Irge, Owner) • Kings Beach, CA
Albertson’s (Tom Brooks, Manager) • Tahoe City, CA
Brockway Bakery • Kings Beach, CA
Cynthia Brumfield • Kings Beach, CA
Darlene Carr • Santee, CA
Doris B. DeHuff (in memory of Cdr. David DeHuff, USN) • Farmington, CT
First American Title Insurance Co. (Rhonda Evans, Escrow Officer) • Tahoe City, CA
Geared for Games (Carol & Brad Hester, Owners) • Tahoe City, CA
Robert L. Julian • Milwaukee, WI
Leah Kaufman Planning & Consulting Services • Carnelian Bay, CA
Kings Beach Car Wash (Curt Wegener, Owner) • Kings Beach, CA
LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. (Gordon Shaw, VP) • Tahoe City, CA
Lake Tahoe Printing Co. (Sheri Eberhardt, Owner) • Kings Beach, CA
June Landreville, Realtorฎ (Re/Max Scenic Properties) • Kings Beach, CA
MGI International Real Estate (Mary Gilanfarr, Owner) • Tahoe City, CA
The McDonald Family (Catered Cannoli / Sierra Grains Bakery) • Kings Beach, CA
Frank F. Mooney, CPA • Kings Beach, CA
The Munsterman Group, LLC (Dale Munsterman, AIBD) • Carnelian Bay, CA
H. Ross Njaa • Salinas, CA
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza (Mary Jurkonis, Publisher) • Incline Village, NV
North Tahoe / Truckee This Week Magazine (Dale & Shirley Good, Publishers)
Northstar-at-Tahoe (Tim Silva, General Manager)
Old Brockway Golf Course (Lane Lewis, Owner) • Kings Beach, CA
Old Post Office Coffee Shop (Dennis Heer, Owner) • Carnelian Bay, CA
Rite-Aid (Jack Lane, Manager) • Kings Beach, CA
Rustic Cottage Resort (Marshall & Janet Tuttle, Owners) • Tahoe Vista, CA
Creighton & Beverly Schwan (Friends of Cribbage) • Hayward, CA
Scandia Down Shops (Dick & Jan Stoll, Owners) • Tahoe City, CA & Reno, NV
Sierra Boat Co., Inc. (Herbert Hall, VP & GM) • Carnelian Bay, CA
Sweet Peas Design Studio (Rachelle Herring, Owner) • Kings Beach, CA
Tahoe World (Lee Denmark, Publisher) • Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Yacht Harbor, LLC (Jim Phelan, General Manager) • Tahoe City, CA
Taneva Auto Parts (Todd Willard, Owner) • Kings Beach, CA
Duane Toll • Milwaukee, WI

Lodging Sponsors

Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn • Hwy 267, Truckee
Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino • CA/NV north state line
Cedar Glen Lodge • Tahoe Vista, CA
Charmey Chalet Resort • Tahoe Vista, CA
Crystal Bay Motel • CA/NV north state line
Falcon Lodge • Kings Beach, CA
Ferrari’s Crown Resort • Kings Beach, CA
Firelite Lodge • Tahoe Vista, CA
Franciscan Lakeside Lodge • Tahoe Vista, CA
Gold Crest Resort Motel • Kings Beach, CA
North Lake Lodge • Kings Beach, CA
Northstar-at-Tahoe • Hwy 267
Pepper Tree Inn • Tahoe City, CA
Rustic Cottage Resort • Tahoe Vista, CA
Shore House B&B • Tahoe Vista, CA
Sun & Sand Lodge • Kings Beach, CA
Tahoe Biltmore Lodge/Casino • CA/NV north state line

An extra tip of the cribbage top hat to Dave Ferrari, Steve & Debbie Linscome of the North Lake Lodge, Ray & Marianne Lamb of the Gold Crest, Audrey Roe of the Charmey Chalet, Patrick & Jodi Stone of the Cedar Glen Lodge, Stephen Grinter of the Crystal Bay Motel, Diane Kodiak of the Tahoe Biltmore, and Marty & Barb Cohen of the Shore House for their longtime support and encouragement for the Lake Tahoe Cribbage Challenge since we began in 1995.

Sponsoring Restaurants

Brockway Bakery • Kings Beach, CA
Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino • CA/NV state line
Char Pit • Kings Beach, CA
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe • Incline Village, NV
Jason’s • Kings Beach, CA
Las Panchitas • Kings Beach, CA
La Fondue • Incline Village, NV
Lake Tahoe Brewing Co. • CA/NV state line
Lanza’s • Kings Beach, CA
Le Petit Pier • Kings Beach, CA
Log Cabin Caff้ • Kings Beach, CA
Northstar-at-Tahoe • Hwy 267 near Truckee
Old Post Office Coffee Shop • Carnelian Bay, CA
Soule Domain • CA/NV state line
Squaw Valley USA • Olympic Valley, CA
Sunnyside Resort • Sunnyside (West Shore), CA
Sunsets on the Lake • Tahoe Vista, CA
Tahoe Biltmore Coffee Shop • CA/NV state line

The Raffle
raised more than $3,000 for the Boys & Girls Club, thanks to the superb efforts of ticket sellers Lin Bixby, Patty Echard, Julie Ginocchio, A.J. Tasker, and Priscilla Waldvogel.

Raffle prizes were donated by
Recreation Providers: Coyote Moon Golf Course, Tahoe City Golf Course, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak, Homewood Mtn. Resort, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Donner Ski Area, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, and Dave's Skis & Boards
Retailers and Professionals: Local author and weather historian Mark McLaughlin, Bookshelf at the Boatworks, Joby's Music, the Potter's Wheel, and Rite-Aid
Restaurants: Gar Woods / Riva Grill, Jason's, Lake Tahoe Brewing Co., La Fondue, Lanza's, Las Panchitas, Log Cabin Caff้, Lone Eagle Grille (Hyatt), Soule Domain, the Sundowner Casino Steakhouse (Reno), and Sunnyside Resort

Heartfelt Thanks Also To:

John Hassenplug, GM, North Tahoe PUD, and Norma Schwartz, President, North Tahoe Business Association, whose good energy helped bring GN XXI to North Lake Tahoe;
Founding co-directors Jesse Jarrell and Mary Gladish, Anne Sheeran, Heidi Glashan, Wayne Glashan, Evelyn Gillmore, and the many other Fourth Street Terrorists of Concord, CA, who helped launch the Lake Tahoe Cribbage Challenge and are playing key roles in this Grand National, along with the Truckee / North Tahoe Sharks, the Sierra Nevada Peggers of Reno/Sparks, Sacramento’s River City Peggers, the Crescent City Cribbage Club, individual player volunteers, and designated judges;
Clyde Ross (Grass Valley, CA) and Brett Nelson (Vandercraft, Prineville, OR) for the beautiful trophies;
Scott Kooistra and Joan Rein for putting together a great awards ceremony, as always;
Roland Hall, Cheryl Van Scyoc, and the rest of the Napa cribbage club for selection, procurement, and transportation of the wine for the awards banquet;
ACC president & CW editor DeLynn Colvert for his work on this program and so much else;
Shawn Andrusko of Lightning Printing (MN) for production help as well as printing the program;
ACC webmaster Paul Gregson for his endless help with the Grand National web site;
Joan Rein for lending us the ACC Open playing boards;
Bill & Dorthalee Irons for lending us their playoff boards and other equipment and expertise;
Marvis & Ralph Reynolds for handling satellite and consolation signups, postings, and payouts, and for sharing their invaluable tips for tournament administration from our earliest days;
Huston Kitts and John Mangiaratti. for sharing their experience as directors of GN XX;
Capt. Kent Hawthorne of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Chief Duane Whitelaw of the North Tahoe Fire Protection District for logistical support;
“Big Joy” Michiel in all her incarnations for much memorable entertainment over the years;
Joy Michiel and Karen Spivey for computer graphics and moral support;
Becky Cross for photography;
Sweet Peas Design Studio for floral arrangements;
The McDonald family of Tahoe Vista (Sierra Grains Bakery / Catered Cannoli) for preparing and serving their signature dessert at the awards banquet;
Priscilla Waldvogel, Judy Boss, Xena Ferrario, Chris Ballin, and many other supportive friends for their willing hands and hearts.

And Best Wishes to Scott Kooistra and his co-directors as they prepare for GN XXII in Sioux Falls, SD!

Jack B. Shumate III, Tournament Director
Greg Schleusner, Annett Eiffert, and Dan Zeisler, Co-Directors
Emily DeHuff, Tournament Assistant

 Tournament Director

 Terry Weber

 Past GN Champions

 2017 - Lincoln City, OR

 2016 - Bethesda, MD

 2015 - Yankton, SD

 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