North Carolina recently became home to a cribbage national championship team. Cribbage is a card game invented by British poet, Sir John Suckling. Players use a peg board to keep score as they try to score 121 points. A player scores points by having pairs that equal fifteen or having a variety of other combinations. The National Open Cribbage Tournament was held by the American Cribbage Congress in Raleigh. Catherine Perkins of Bear Creek became the first woman cribbage champion. For her victory Perkins won $3,000.