This past weekend, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 Strathmore hosted the annual Command Cribbage Tournament. 

90 players and spares from Legion branches across the province and Northwest Territories arrived in Strathmore to compete for the opportunity to represent Alberta/NWT at the Dominion National Cribbage Championships.

The tournament took place on February 2 and 3.

Cribbage has been a favourite game among members of Legions across Canada and has become quite competitive.

This year, the winning team was from Branch 225, Jasper Place Legion, Edmonton.

Winning members Noreen Farren, Muriel Hair, Janet Hutchings, and Karen Mulligan will be representing the command at Legion Branch 33 Shediac in New Brunswick on April 26–29.

Carstairs Legion came in second, and the team from Morinville Legion came in third.

The annual Dominion Cribbage Championships were introduced in 1989 and bring together players from all over the country.

Cribbage was invented in the early 17th century and was a popular pastime in the military.

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