ACC Hall of Fame
1935 - 1993
Nick Pond was the founder and director of the National Open Cribbage Tournament which
has been conducted annually in Raleigh, NC since the summer of 1974. The National Open is generally
considered the progenitor of the American Cribbage Congress, for it was at the 6th Annual National Open
in 1979 that the ACC was founded.
Nick was one of the 10 people who helped to form the ACC and was an original Vice President and member of
the Board of Directors. He continued as a Board Member for many years.
Nick grew up in Evanston, Illinois and Montclair, New Jersey. He moved to Raleigh, NC in 1953 when he
matriculated at North Carolina State University. He was co-captain of the NC State basketball team in 1957
prior to his 1958 graduation.
Nick was a long time proponent of well conducted, fairly judged and properly organized tournaments. Nick
spent his years as an ACC Board Member advocating that cribbage tournaments should always, first and
foremost, be friendly events where comradery and good cribbage share equal footing.
Nick's contribution to the evolution of tournament play will be long remembered.
Nick was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.