Time limit for Crib tournaments

Peggy emailed:

Our organization has a crib tournament monthly and as seems to be the rule in our area we have put a time limit of 15 minutes on each game (we play partners). Is this a correct rule and if it is can we declare the team the winner who is closest to the finish hole at the end of the time period ? We ask the loser to record their score in case of a tie. Is this the proper way to do things ?

Time Limits

While most two-person games 'should' last no more than 15 minutes, it is up to the director of the club or tournament to enforce or not, that rule. Usually, four-player games take less time.