ACC Hall of Fame

Elmer George Rasmussen

Napavine, WA
September 1937 - Present

"RAS" was born in Centralia, WA. One of four children who learned cribbage at an early age in rural America. Been married to Mary for fifty years, have a son, daughter, three grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1958-1961. Employed as a human development specialist, training and budget officer of the United States Department of Agriculture, USFS, Job Corps 1965 1996.

Cribbage credentials:

  • Life Master Two Stars, 15,560 MRP's, #13 lifetime,
  • 26 tournament wins, #7 lifetime,
  • Four times All-American,
  • Gold Award in grass roots, 4,650 lifetime, 2nd highest,
  • Awarded the ACC President's Award 2008,
  • National Grass roots champion 2009, scored 300 or more points in four seasons.

Other cribbage contributions:

  • Served as Region II Grass Roots Commissioner for five years,
  • Founded Chehalis-Centralia Cribbage Club and directed for 15 years,
  • Taught cribbage classes to hundreds of adults and middle school students,
  • Prepared and transmitted a cribbage newsletter to thousands over a 12 year period,
  • Administrative Coordinator for Western Washington Fair Cribbage exhibit and promotion,
  • Directed Washington State Cribbage Championships for eleven years,
  • Serves on the "panel of experts" on since inception in 2001.

"RAS" was inducted into the Cribbage Hall of Fame at the awards banquet at the Grand National XXIX in Virginia Beach, VA on September 18, 2010.

 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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