ACC Hall of Fame

Richard "Rit" Alkas

Manchester, CT
1930 - 2000

Rit learned to play cribbage while he served his country during the Korean War. Upon joining the American Cribbage Congress in 1988, he won his first tournament in which he played….as well as his last tournament before he passed on in 2000.

Among his many accomplishments during those twelve years was attaining the honor of being National Champion in 1995. He also earned All-American honors in 1997, and was a three-time All-Eastern Region team member. He attained Life Master scoring 9914 MRP’s. In addition, as a Grass Roots player he earned his Bronze Award. He served as a Tournament and Grass Roots Director, and he especially enjoyed helping new players understand the game and its values.

Rit was a national duckpin champion and an avid crossword puzzle fan, in addition to his cribbage interests. Rit was married to Mimi in 1965, and many cribbage players will recall their trips together in their motor home enabling them to make and keep, friends across the nation.

"Rit" was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

 Sir John Suckling
 Joseph Petrus Wergin
 James W. Arblaster
 Nick Pond
 Everett E. Bey
 G. Douglas Anderson
 Bob Madsen
 R.E. "Rasty" Rasmussen
 Nelson Ira Pendergast
 Syl Lulinski
 DeLynn C. Colvert
 Bob McCabe
 Scott Kooistra
 Jerry Dickinson
 Dale Bishop Munroe
 Joan Edblom Rein
 Robert "Mick" Michaelis
 Martha Fingleton
 Ed Horigan
 Jeff Shimp
 Richard "Rit" Alkas
 Phyllis Schmidt
 Joe Bernard
 Paul Hatcher
 Bob Julian
 George E. Bickford
 Roy Hofbauer
 Jeanne Hofbauer
 Catherine Perkins
 Elmer George Rasmussen
 Rollie Heath
 Patrick James Barrett
 Jim Langley
 Ron Logan, Sr.
 Duane Toll
 Patrick Barrett
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 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494