Rearing turkeys was no easy job even in small numbers and diseases such as pip and gape took their toll despite good care and attention.
However, weather can trick the plant, meaning sugar levels can indicate ripeness while the pip of the grape remains hard or green.
Most of the pip card are worth their face value, which is added to the value of the pile.
To score, the pip value of each card in a row, column or diagonal is summed.
Cedric Botha just managed to pip Des Barnard in the C division.
Brave Ranger 9/4 finished strongly to just pip Sallins Prince for second place by a head.
He didn't just pip the previous record, he's beaten it out of sight.
The first chicks will start to pip the shell as early as the 19th day of incubation.
In the semi-finals, Gregson took the final pink to pip Mark Dodds 64-56, while York first teamer Gall beat York second teamer Dave Sanderson 51-39.
Some players count the pip cards 2 to 9 as all worth 5 points.