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2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
831-465-1102
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Surf's Up Sectional

The 2017 Surf's Up Sectional is coming up in October. Mark your calendars with the dates --- October 21 and 22. Silver Points awarded for all events, which makes it a terrific opportunity to win these elusive points. The sectional returns to a terrific site, The Kirby School, in Harvey West Park near the Santa Cruz Costco. The sectional flyer may be accessed on our website by clicking here.

Between sessions on Saturday, Jim Slinger, Diamond Life Master, will provide a free lecture. If you need a partner, contact Lani Ray (831) 425-3544. Sandwiches will be available for purchase both days.

This sectional is dedicated to our friend Bill McIntosh, a long-time Club Owner in the Santa Cruz Bridge Center. If you would like to make a donation in Bill's name, please contact any Board member. Donations are tax-deductible; please make checks out to the Santa Cruz Bridge Education Foundation (SCBEF).

Bergen's Rules For Being A Good Partner

12. Have a good time and make sure your Partner also has a good time.

Making Our Game Better

Here's a couple of tips to make our game better and more pleasant for everyone:

  • Check your cell phone before the game starts and turn it off or on silence
  • Make your lead before recording the contract
  • Delay any discussion of the previous hand until you have a break or after the game
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (07/27) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 61.50 1st A 0.50
Alan Chase - Robin McDuff 59.00 1st A 0.50
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 56.50 2nd A 0.35
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 54.00 2nd A 0.35
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 50.00 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (07/26) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
A Jeanne Allen - Judy Osborn 64.68 1st A 0.35
Angie Millslagle - Melinda Kovats 61.11 2nd A 0.25
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 59.52 1st A 0.35
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 55.16 2nd A 0.25
Nicci Winner - Richard Winner 53.97 3rd A 0.18
John Walker - Julia Snow 53.97 3rd A 0.18
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (07/26) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Dorothy Malutta - Phyllis Cramblet 60.82 1st A 0.70
Jeff Belden - Richard Hill 59.88 1st A 0.70
Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz 59.48 2nd A 0.49
Phillip Rodriguez - Robin Evenden 53.38 3rd A 0.35
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 53.02 2nd A 0.49
Joanne Brown - Kathy O'Neil Traback 51.68 3rd A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (07/25) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 69.42 1st A 0.96
Alicia Keen - Vicki Kuhlmann 69.33 2nd A 0.67
Bette Harken - David Harken 53.50 2nd B 0.50
Karen Schamberg - Peggy Williams 52.50 3rd B 0.36
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 50.75 1st C 0.28
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 42.83 2nd C 0.20
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (07/25) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 62.82 3.38 R/B
John Hullman - Pamela Benz 62.18 2.54 R/B
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 56.73 1.90 R/B
Mick Friedberg - Susan Slinger 54.76 1.43 R/B
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Brown 53.20 1.07 R/B
John Oppenheimer - Roxana Perkins 52.57 0.39 R/B
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 45.83 0.68 R/B
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 45.83 0.68 R/B
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (07/24) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Peter Vokos - Terry Vokos 66.67 1st A 0.48
Francine Raphael - Sigrid Lohnberg 62.78 2nd A 0.34
Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter 60.56 3rd A 0.24
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 58.89 1st A 0.48
Angie Millslagle - John Wesolowski 56.11 2nd A 0.34
Ann Sydes - Gloria Dioszegi 55.56 3rd A 0.24
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 51.67 1st C 0.24
Michael Burk - Pete Thomas 36.67 2nd C 0.17
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (07/24) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 64.35 1st A 0.90
Ann Ottenberg - Robin Evenden 61.81 2nd A 0.63
Lani Ray - Phyllis Cramblet 57.87 1st A 0.90
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 56.94 1st B 0.56
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Hill 56.94 2nd A 0.63
Diana Schilling - Susan Benich 53.47 2nd B 0.39
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jonni Faircrest - Malcolm Sprott 53.24 3rd A 0.45
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 52.31 4th A 0.32
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 52.08 3rd B 0.28
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 49.77 1st C 0.40
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 46.76 2nd C 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (07/23) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Daniel Marchegiani - Gloria Reiss 56.77 1st A 0.40
Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant 54.50 2nd A 0.28
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 54.40 1st A 0.40
John Benich - Susan Benich 53.00 2nd A 0.28
Barbara Oldden - Bob Nicolaisen 52.13 2nd C 0.22
Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper 49.38 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (07/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Slinger - Phillip Rodriguez 67.85 1st A 1.00
Richard Hill - Robin Evenden 61.49 1st A 1.00
Irma Andrews - Rachael Spencer 57.30 2nd A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 57.30 2nd A 0.70
Bonnie Simon - Sydney Reuben 55.50 1st B 0.56
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 54.40 3rd A 0.50
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 54.25 2nd B 0.39
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 53.27 4th A 0.35
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 50.06 3rd B 0.28
Dorothy Malutta - Vicki Kuhlmann 46.10 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (07/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 58.73 2.63 R/B
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 56.79 1.97 R/B
Gail Matthews - Joanne Nelson 54.56 1.48 R/B
Joanne Turnquist - Judy Osborn 48.01 0.46 R/B
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (07/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
A Jeanne Allen - Judy Osborn 67.40 1st A 0.48
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 66.18 1st A 0.48
Mary Dean - Peggy Williams 62.78 1st B 0.36
Angie Millslagle - Shellie Roy 61.09 2nd B 0.25
Cindy Ventrice - Gary Ventrice 58.16 2nd A 0.34
Kristin Smith - Patti Bostard 51.55 3rd A 0.24
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 49.03 1st C 0.15

Mission: We are the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) of Santa Cruz County, Unit 550. Our mission is to promote the game of bridge, support the six bridge clubs operating within Unit 550 at the SCBC, provide a pleasant environment, and operate effective facilities for playing duplicate bridge in Santa Cruz.

Schedules: The Club Schedule lists the regular club game schedule. The Unit Game Schedule is available from the left menu. Clicking on Calendar displays all the games this month with changes from the regular schedule. There are daily and evening games; some are open to players of all levels while others are reserved for newcomers, novice and/or intermediate players. Contact any of the Bridge Club Owners listed below or call the SCBC with questions or partner requests.

Game Results: Click on Results or on the (includes hand records) or (results only) in the Calendar. If the results don't appear, you probably have pop-up blocker turned on.

Bridge ClubO w n e r / D i r e c t o rP h o n e
Bid 'em UpNancy Wainer(831) 465-1234
MonarchMark Hasey(831) 427-2112
Bridge4FunJan Winham(831) 291-0479
Santa CruzUnit 550 Board of Directors(831) 465-1102
Bridge BecauseRobin Evenden(831) 462-5367
FinesseMary Pulliam(831) 295-2051

Classes: If you are interested in learning bridge or improving, a consolidated list of classes is viewed by clicking on "Learn Bridge" and selecting "Lessons". Classes details are found via the links.

Questions: You can find most information about Unit 550, the Board and members on this website. For example, a display of Unit 550 Life Masters is found under Accolades. You can print out pages which have a printer icon by clicking on the icon and using the browser's File ► Print menu.

If you have any questions about games or lessons please call us at (831) 465-1102 or send us an email at info@santacruzbridge.org.

Note: Please observe our non-smoking, fragrance-free environment.

We look forward to seeing you at the tables!

Your Unit 550 Board of Directors