Whatcom Co - The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC), 10th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament was held Saturday, September 10th in the Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden. With 75 competitors of all ages and skill levels, participants played 3 round robin games, followed by an exciting 5 round elimination bracket.
The 2016 Cribbage Tournament champion is Eddi Vulic of Bellingham, who defeated tournament veteran Kevin Allex of Ferndale in a pitched final battle. Eddi was awarded a gift certificate to Boundary Bay, a free Understanding Conflict workshop at the WDRC, entry to next year’s tournament, and his name engraved on the WDRC and Boundary Bay Brewery Winners’ Plaques for posterity. This was Eddie’s first year playing in the Compete for a Cause tournament.
The cribbage tournament, which is one of a kind here in Whatcom County, included a raffle and the opportunity to engage with WDRC staff, board members, and volunteers to learn more about the WDRC. The proceeds of almost $2,400 will benefit the WDRC and their mission to provide and promote collaborative and constructive approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation, and community education.
The WDRC is grateful to Boundary Bay Brewery for sponsoring and hosting this successful annual event and to all of the returning and new participants. "It was wonderful to see folks of varying backgrounds and ages come together for a few hours of community building and connection over cribbage.” WDRC Executive Director, Moonwater
For individuals who missed the Cribbage Tournament, there are many upcoming events to support the WDRC. Join the Center in celebration at the 14th Annual Peace Builder Awards Gala, November 18th 2016 at 5:30, at the Bellingham Technical College Settlemyer Hall.