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Santa Cruz County
Unit 550

Unit 550
Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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2018 Rising Stars Sectional

The 2018 Rising Stars Sectional, Saturday and Sunday March 10 & 11, is open to all players with less than 500 master points. The Sectional location is The Kirby School in Santa Cruz, in Harvey West Park near Costco. This fun tournament is organized for newer players; even those who have never played in a sectional before will find games for their level.

There will be terrific snacks and desserts besides an enjoyable tournament experience. The games start at 10A on Saturday and Sunday; The flyer with the complete game schedule and times may be accessed on our website by clicking here.

Wednesday Evening Lessons

The 6PM lessons on Wednesday review and reinforce the basic conventions covered last year. Besides the lecture, there's handouts and quizzes to sharpen your game.

The game is open to pairs whose total masterpoints are less than 200. This allows advancing players to mentor newer players.

If you need a Partner or have a question, contact us by email to info@santacruzbridge.org. We look forward to seeing you at the tables!

Making Our Game Better

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

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before game time
  • 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 Fri AM (02/23) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Maurizia Trowel - Michael Trowel 61.72 1st A 1.00
Phillip Rodriguez - Robin Evenden 60.19 1st A 1.00
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 59.63 2nd A 0.70
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 57.87 2nd A 0.70
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 55.99 3rd A 0.50
Elena Laborde Bishop - Pamela Benz 54.86 3rd A 0.50
Michael Burtch - Robert Johnson 54.69 4th A 0.35
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 53.70 4th A 0.35
Janet Tainty - Susan Mazzei 46.06 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (02/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Michael Kerner - Ron Slack 66.19 1st A 0.30
Betsy Allen - Carolyn Watanabe 62.03 1st A 0.30
Johanna Weber - Nell Sulborski 60.61 2nd A 0.21
Pat Emmons - Thomas Motter 58.33 2nd A 0.21
Jared Jacobs - Kim Blake 48.61 2nd B 0.11
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (02/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Mick Friedberg 69.91 1st A 1.50
Jan Winham - Jonni Faircrest 62.50 1st B 1.20
John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith 58.80 2nd B 0.90
Alan Chase - Howard Feldstein 55.09 3rd B 0.68
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (02/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 63.50 1st A 0.40
Janet Tainty - Susan Mazzei 63.50 1st A 0.40
David Harken - John Walker 55.50 2nd A 0.28
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 51.00 1st B 0.32
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 50.50 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (02/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 64.70 1st A 0.35
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 54.44 2nd A 0.25
David Harken - John Walker 53.54 1st A 0.35
Cynthia Copple - Maria Levy 52.71 1st C 0.15
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 45.58 2nd A 0.25
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 39.98 1st B 0.10
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (02/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Lani Ray - Susan Slinger 55.42 1st A 1.30
Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden 54.58 2nd A 0.91
Neil Joseph Smyth - Phillip Rodriguez 53.33 3rd A 0.65
Nancy Wainer - Susan Benich 52.50 1/2nd B 0.41
Bruce Dau - Kenneth Martin 52.50 1/2nd B 0.41
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (02/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Howard Feldstein 66.72 1st A 0.80
Bette Harken - David Harken 52.65 2nd A 0.56
Dennis Claussen - Michael Burtch 50.32 3rd A 0.40
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 50.30 4th A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (02/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 62.96 1st A 0.90
Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth 60.19 1st A 0.90
Mick Friedberg - Susan Slinger 56.02 2nd A 0.63
Irma Andrews - John Hullman 56.02 2nd A 0.63
David Jackson - Kenneth Johnson 54.63 3rd A 0.45
Joanne Wicker - Ken Gamble 53.24 1st B 0.56
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Pamela Benz - Peter Andrews 53.01 2nd B 0.39
Lani Ray - Virginia Calhoun 51.62 4th A 0.32
Elena Laborde Bishop - Thomas Burke 50.46 1st C 0.32
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 49.77 1st C 0.24
John Oppenheimer - Mary Peterson 46.53 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (02/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ane Gade - Teri Handzel 66.25 1st A 0.30
Carol Cowen - Michael Burk 58.75 1st A 0.30
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 56.25 2nd A 0.21
David Harken - John Walker 52.50 2nd A 0.21
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 46.25 1st B 0.12
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (02/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 62.18 1st A 1.50
Bruce Dau - Jim Martin 58.01 2nd A 1.05
Richard Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 55.45 3rd A 0.75
Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno 55.13 4th A 0.53
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 54.81 5th A 0.30
Michael Burtch - Pamela Benz 53.20 4th B 0.28
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 49.68 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (02/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Susan Benich 59.26 1st A 0.40
Daniel Marchegiani - Gloria Reiss 59.09 1st A 0.40
Alicia Keen - Jan Winham 53.14 2nd A 0.28
Peter Vokos - Terry Vokos 52.39 1st B 0.32
Henrietta Cooper - John Oppenheimer 51.50 2nd B 0.22

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
ScratchJonni Faircrest(831) 531-8375
Santa Cruz DuplicateKen Llacera(831) 426-4949

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