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About the American Cribbage Congress

The American Cribbage Congress, established in 1980, is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the game of cribbage fun and fair for people of all ages.

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Important update:
The Executive Committee approved the following ongoing Covid-19 policy:
An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By playing in or attending American Cribbage Congress events you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19.

How to Play Cribbage

Want to know how to play cribbage or how to improve your game? This section lists the ACC tournament rules, as well as tips from expert players, and more.

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Cribbage World

One of the benefits of joining the American Cribbage Congress is a free subscription to Cribbage World. Cribbage World keeps members in touch with what's going on in the world of cribbage. It includes recaps of tournaments around the country, schedules of upcoming tournaments, player point standings as well as interesting stats and asides.

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Local Clubs

The ACC supports local (Grass Roots) clubs all across the country. These clubs meet once a week or every other week and conduct 6-game or 9-game tournaments that last between 2 and 3 hours. It's a great way to meet new people and play some cribbage without needing to travel very far.

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The ACC sanctions more than 170 tournaments a year across the country. Members earn Master Rating Points and compete for cash prizes. Find out if there are any near you.

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Internet Cribbage

The ACC's Internet Cribbage Program gives members an opportunity to play in online tournaments, earn rating points, and compete for annual and lifetime awards.

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Youth Program

The American Cribbage Congress acknowledges the importance of teaching youth the wonderful game of cribbage. Not only are they learning a game which will provide immeasurable enjoyment for the rest of their lives, they are also enhancing valuable educational skills such as mathematics, critical thinking, and cooperative learning.

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Grand National

The American Cribbage Congress Grand National 41 will take place in Virginia Beach, VA on October 14-15, 2023. For updates, see the Grand National page.

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Hall of Fame

The ACC Hall of Fame is comprised of a group of very special people who have made important contributions to the game of cribbage. Some have been instrumental in the creation of the ACC. Some Hall of Famers have been inducted for their contributions to the growth of the ACC. Others have been voted in for their success on the boards.

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Playing Tips

Whether you're just learning the game or a seasoned player, we've got something for you in our Tip Libraries. Five noted ACC tacticians share some of their secrets of winning play. To view a library make a selection from the list on the right.

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Collector's Corner

Welcome to Collector's Corner! Have you always loved collecting cribbage memorabilia? Are you just getting started with a collection? Or have a board you want to know more about? If so, then this section is for you.

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Cribbage Links

We have gathered together a list of links on cribbage and online gaming sites. The links are categorized by online gaming sites, cribbage software, local club pages, cribbage boards and pegs, and other cribbage sites.

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One Class At A Time: Rachel Christensen

This week's One Class At A time recipient said her grant will help students build on their math skills. Choteau 4th grade teacher Rachel Christensen said the grant will help pay for a cribbage board and a deck of cards for each student. -- Read more

Keeping the game of cribbage (and its players) alive in Hobart's northern suburbs

Once upon a time, almost every pub and club around Hobart had a cribbage team -- Read more

The beginner's guide to the greatest pastimes: Cribbage

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The J Resort Casino Hotel has proudly hosted three American Cribbage Congress tournaments every year since November 1986.

An excellent sponsor and partner, the Sands hosts the two largest cribbage tournaments in the world — the JPW/ACC Open and the Tournament of Champions in March — plus tournaments on the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.

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