Chairman, Ron Draper (
  Asst. Chairman, Dan Smith Email:   


Branch 8 Internet Tournament: July 2021
This was a very competitive tournament. The players were Don Atwater, Stan Johnson, Ray de Wit, Dennis Mierzwa and Ron Draper.

It came down to a nailing biting final match between Don and Dennis. Don ended up being the tournament winner, congratulations.

Out of the three tournaments played this year so far, there has been three different winners. Lots of fun.

We need more players. Contact Don Atwater or Ron Draper if you would like to join us.
A special thanks to Don Atwater for organizing these tournaments. Great job.


High Score for 2020 – Steve Bishop 321
High Score for 2019  – Steve Bishop 252
High score for 2018 – Steve Bishop & Joe Maurino 303


                               2020 February Results 

 February 5th There were 11 players               February 18th There were 12 players

1st Place    Dan Smith 194 points                                1st Steve Bishop 321 points          2nd Place  Larry Mersmann  184 points                  2nd George Schulze 213 points    3rd Place  Don Atwater 182 points                            3rd  Dan Smith 179 points              4th Place  Terry Mason 141 points                           4th  Larry Mersmannn 175 pts             
Ron Draper won the bonus                                        George Schulze won the bonus
 with a 24 point hand.                                                   with a 20 point hand.     


                                2020 January  Results 

January 1st– No Game                                          January 21st- There were 10 players

1st Place                                                                1st Ron Draper 276 pts.
2nd Place                                                               2nd Place  Jerry Ward 219 pts. 
3rd Place                                                               3rd Place Rich VanTassel 150 pts.
4th Place                                                               4th Place Steve Bishop 143 pts.

                                                                                    Ray deWit won the bonus 
                                                                                    with the 20 pt hand.     


   2019 December Results 

 December 4th  There were 12 players      December 17th There were 12 players

1st Place  George Schulze  201 pts.                   1st Jerry Ward 210 pts               
2nd Place  Steve Bishop 188 pts.                       2nd Place  Ron Draper 198 pts.            3rd Place Jerry Ward  172 pts.                           3rd  Place Dennis Mierzwa 183 pts.     4th Place  Terry Mason  152 pts.                       4th Place Rod Spicer 158 pts.

Joe Maurino won bonus 21 pt hand                Ron Draper won bonus 24 pt hand


2019 November Results

November 6th – 15 players                      November 19th – Players

1st Place  Tom Phillips  204 pts              1st Place  Ron Draper 154 pts
2nd Place  Dan Smith  173 pts                 2 nd Place Ray deWit  142 pts*
3rd Place  George Schulz  160 pts          3rd Place Dan Smith  142 pts*
4th Place  Jim Rosenquist  151 pts        4 th Place Dennis Mierzwa 126 pts

                                                                         *Tie score, Deck cut determines position Bonus Tom Phillips, 24 pt hand             Bonus – Steve Greytak 24 pt hand


  2019 October Results 

October 2nd – There were 15 players       October 15th– There were 11 players

1st Place  Don Atwater 207 pts.                   1st Place Larry Mersmann 174 pts.          
2nd Place  Larry Mersmann 193 pts.        2nd Place  Rod Spicer 163 pts.                     
3rd Place Jerry Ward 189 pts.                    3rd Place Jim Rosenquist 144 pts.            4th Pacee  Terry Mason 162 pts.              4th Place  Dan Franklin 133 pts.                         

Tom Philipps won the bonus                     Tom Philipps won the bonus
 with 24 pt hand.                                             with the 20 pt hand.


                          2019 September Results                                                          September 4th – There were 13 players     September 17th There were 12 players

1st Place  Ray Nummi 206 pts.                     1st Place Ron Draper 183 pts.   
2nd Place  Dennis Mierzwa 193 pts.           2nd Place  Terry Mason 179 pts.              3rd Place Don Atwater 188 pts.                   3rd Place  Ray de Wit 157 pts.                    4th Place  Bob Beitler 184 pts.                     4th Place  Rick Grayson 151 pts.               

Ray Nummi and Don Atwater                   Steve Bishop won the bonus
Tied with 24 pt hands.                                  with a hand of 24 points
Don decided with the 24 pt hand
 not to cut the deck and give Ray
the bonus for his 99th birthday.



                         2019 August Results                                                          August 7th– There were 12 players                August 20th- There were 14 players

1st Place  Stan Johnson 240 pts.                 1st Place  Steve Bishop  243 pts.
2nd Place  Steve Bishop 224 pts.                 2nd Place  Joe Maurino  181 pts.
3rd Place Tom Philipps  212 pts.                 3rd Place  Ron Draper  169 pts.
4th Place  Ray Nummi 157 pts.                    4th Place  Tom Philipps  134 pts.

Joe Maurino won the bonus                        Terry Mason won the bonus
ith the 20 pt hand                                          with the 20 pt hand


2019 July Results                

July 3rd– There were 17 players                July 16th There were 10 players

1st Place  Steve Greytak 178 pts.                  1st Place  Stan Johnson  165 pts.
2nd Place  Larry Mersmann 166 pts.          2nd Place  Larry Mersmann 142 pts.
3rd Place Dan Smith  149 pts.                       3rd Place  Joe Maurino 141 pts.
4th Place  Stan Johnson 125 pts.                  4th Place  Don Atwater 134 pts

Bob Beitler won the bonus                           Joe Maurino won the bonus
with the 20 pt hand                                        with the 22 pt hand


                            2019 June  Results                                                          June 5th – There were 16 players                June 18th- There were 8 players

1st Place  Dennis Mierzwa 237 pts.                 1st Place  Dan Smith  197 pts.              2nd Place  Bud Grisanti 198 pts.                       2nd Place  Steve Strobel 180 pts.        3rd Place steve Bishop 168 pts.                        3rd Place  Stan Johnson 152 pts.        4th Place  Don Atwater 164 pts.                       4th Place  Ron Draper 147 pts.             

Dennis Mierzwa won the bonus                           Dan Smith won the bonus
with the 21 pt hand                                                    with the 24 pt hand


                                                 2019 May Results                                                      May 1st – There were 14 players                 May 21st- There were 15 players

1st Place  Dan Smith 143 pts.                          1st Place  Don Atwater 215 pts. 
2nd Place  Bob Beitler 171 pts
.                       2nd Place  Larry Mersmann 182 pts.    3rd Place Larry Mersmann 170 pts.            3rd Place  Terry Mason 152 pts.     
4th Place  Terry Mason 167 pts.
                   4th Place  Bob Beitler 137 pts

Joe Maurino won the bonus                           Stan Johnson won the bonus
with the 28 pt hand                                             with the 24 pt hand

The May 31st Cribbage Tournament has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later on in the year. Not enough participants.                                                                   

                                              2019 April Results    
April 3rd – There were 16 players                 April 16th– There were 11 players

1st Place  Dan Smith 143 pts.                          1st Place  Dan Smith 251 pts. 
2nd Place  Dennis Mierzwa 141 pts.              2nd Place  Bud Grisanti 138 pts.
3rd Place Larry Mersmann 126 pts.             3rd Place  Steve Strobel 126 pts.
4th Place  Rob Laabach 122 pts.                     4th Place  Steve Bishop  125 pts.

Dan Smith won the bonus                              Steve Strobel won the bonus
with the 24 pt hand                                           with the 20 pt hand


2019 March Results 

March 6th – There were 18 players             March 19th– There were 16 players

1st Place  Larry Mersmann 225pts.                1st Place  Steve Bishop 252 pts.
2nd Place  Steve Greytak 205 pts.                    2nd Place  Steve Strobel 212 pts. 
3rd Place Jerry Milano 197 pts.                       3rd Place  Joe Maurino 207 pts. 
4th Place Ray Nummi 161 pts.                          4th Place  Rob Laabach  196pts.  

Steve Bishop won the bonus                            Dan Smith won the bonus
with the 24 pt hand                                             with the 20 pt hand

  2019 February Results 

February 6th – 18 players                      February 19th– – 15 players

1st Place  Steve Bishop 220 pts.           1st Place  Jerry Ward 159 pts.
2nd Place  Jerry Ward 216 pts.             2nd Place  Dan Smith 139 pts. 
3rd Place Dan Smith 173 pts.                 3rd Place  Ray deWit 122 pts.
4th Place Steve Strobel 150 pts.           4th Place  Joe Maurino 120 pts. 

Steve Bishop won the bonus                              Ray deWit won the bonus
with the 24 pt hand                                               with the 24 pt hand


Cribbage May 23 with 3 1/2 tablesSIR Cribbage May 23rd  with 3 1/2 tables

Four and a half tables for Cribbage, February 2019


2018 Fall Cribbage Tournament

We had our Fall Tournament on Friday November 30th with 16 participants 
The top four places of the 16 Player Double Elimination Game are:

#1-Don Atwater ( Champion )
#2-Ray deWit
#3-Dan Franklin
#4-Stan Johnson

The Bonus payout went to Ray deWit with the top hand of 24pts


2018 Fall Cribbage Tournament   L/R Don Atwater, Ray de Wit, Ron Draper


Game for 2nd place won by Ray  de Wit over Dan Franklin


Game for 4th place won by Stan Johnson over Terry Mason


2018 Fall Cribbage Tournament


2018 Fall Cribbage Tournament


2018 Fall Cribbage Double Elimination Tournament Chart


2018 Fall Cribbage Tournament payouts



Perfect hand been dealt once in a SIR Branch 8 game.

Steve Strobel & Dan Franklin at 2018 Spring Tournament

Jim Rosenquist & Terry Mason at 2018 Spring Tournament 

Dan Smith scoring at 2018 Spring Tournament

February 2018

February 2018

August 2017 gathering of Sirs for Cribbage         

Following three photos were taken FebruaAugust 2017 gathering of ry 1, 2017 at the Cribbage game – Straw Hat Pizza in Pleasant Hill.  SIR Pmembers were: Jerry Ward, George Schulze, Don Atwater, Larry Mersmann, TerryMason, Ron Draper, Jim Rosenquist, Steve Strobel, Bud Grianti, Steve Bishop, Ray Nummi, Rich Mohr, Dan Smith, Dennis Mierzwa



Cribbage, January 2016

Cribbage, January 2016


  Chairman, Ron Draper  – Email: 
Assistant Chairman, Dan Smith – Email:          


Last Edited  7/15/2021  dls