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American Contract Bridge League
Santa Cruz County
Unit 550

Unit 550
Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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Next Saturday Unit Game -- September 24

There is a Unit Game Saturday, September 24 at 10:30A, with extra masterpoints and great snacks. The C strat will be limited to NLMs provided there are five NLM pairs. Come on in and join the fun!

Please sign up at the SCBC or by email to Unit Game Sign Up. If you need a partner, indicate that in the email and we will try to arrange one for you.

Wednesday Evening Game Expands to 99ers

The Wednesday Evening Newcomer Game has expanded to include all players up to 100 masterpoints, i.e. a 99er game. A FREE lesson at 6PM precedes the game.

The game is scheduled every Wednesday evening at 6:30-9PM. Please email if you plan to attend to receive materials to prepare for the lesson; also indicate if you need a partner. he instructor and director is Ken Llacera, a Gold Life Master.

Results: Dolores Abrams Memorial Game

The Dolores Abrams Memorial Game had 16 tables on Saturday. Sharol Sevilla & Joy Gift won the 299er section; Mick Friedberg & Ken Llacera won the Open section. The full results are now posted and can be seen here.

Friday Game Menu

As of September 23, the Friday lunch will be typically pizza, salad and a dessert, all for $5. Some Friday lunches will be chosen by the Host and posted here in advance.

SCBC Facebook Page

SCBC now has a Facebook page and members can check it out for photos, pose a question or make a comment. A link is provided on the left menu bar.

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
  • If you are on lead, make it before writing down the contract
  • Delay any discussion of the previous hand until you have a break or after the game
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (09/26) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn 68.89 1st A 0.36
Ane Gade - Teri Handzel 65.56 2nd A 0.25
Carroll Mayer - Susan Page 57.22 1st A 0.36
Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter 56.67 2nd A 0.25
Allan Kass - Jeff Easter 56.11 2nd B 0.21
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 45.00 1st C 0.15
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (09/26) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Hill 57.41 1st A 1.20
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 57.04 2nd A 0.84
Bonnie Simon - Liesel Sabloff 55.19 1st B 0.72
Kenneth Llacera - Mark Wainer 54.81 4th A 0.42
Diana Schilling - Susan Benich 53.70 2nd B 0.50
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 52.59 3rd B 0.36
Lani Ray - Walter Goldfrank 49.26 4th B 0.25
Josh Karter - Steven Smith 47.41 1st C 0.40
Phyllis Wasserstrom - Shirley Llacera 45.19 2nd C 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (09/25) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Karen Schamberg - William Dykstra 55.88 1st A 0.40
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 54.13 1st A 0.40
John Benich - Susan Benich 53.88 2nd A 0.28
Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper 51.40 2nd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat AM (09/24) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jeff Belden - Virginia Calhoun 57.14 1/2nd OA 1.79
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 57.14 1/2nd OA 1.79
Phyllis Wasserstrom - Richard Wasserstrom 51.79 3rd OA 1.15
Alan Chase - Steven Smith 47.02 2nd SB 0.46
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (09/23) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 62.04 1st A 1.00
Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth 60.88 2nd A 0.70
Robin Evenden - Virginia Calhoun 59.95 1st A 1.00
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 59.03 2nd A 0.70
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 58.10 1st B 0.64
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 56.71 2nd B 0.45
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 53.47 3rd A 0.50
Judy Osborn - Pamela Benz 52.78 3rd B 0.32
Peter Gelfand - Phillip Rodriguez 51.39 4th A 0.35
Dorothy Malutta - Vicki Kuhlmann 46.76 2nd B 0.34
Ginger Stone - Jack Simon 45.83 2nd C 0.28
Betty Hamlin - Suzi Wald 44.91 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (09/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 58.33 1st A 0.70
Ginger Stone - Jan Winham 57.29 2nd A 0.49
Barbara Shepardson - Joanne Nelson 55.21 3rd A 0.35
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 52.08 1st C 0.32
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 47.92 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Aft (09/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Phillip Rodriguez 58.80 1st A 0.80
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 55.56 2nd A 0.56
Jonni Faircrest - Peter Gelfand 54.17 3rd A 0.40
Gary Oing - John Benich 52.78 2nd B 0.34
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (09/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Lesley Franz - Nancy Kashap 61.22 1st A 0.42
Joy Gift - Sydney Jane Reuben 61.00 1st A 0.42
Edna Elkins - Francine Raphael 59.33 2nd A 0.29
Lesley Waltner - Steven Nelson 55.11 2nd A 0.29
Laura McCabe - Shellie Roy 54.67 3rd A 0.21
Gina Brown - Judy Osborn 54.44 3rd A 0.21
Leslie Davidson - Roger Faregon 51.78 1st C 0.09
Margaret Webb - Renee Flint 46.47 2nd B 0.14
Angie Millslagle - Patricia McNeal 41.00 1st C 0.06
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (09/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Avenmarg - Ken Gamble 59.72 1st A 1.00
Phillip Rodriguez - Robin Evenden 58.80 2nd A 0.70
Bette Harken - Bill McIntosh 51.85 3rd A 0.50
Dorothy Malutta - Phyllis Cramblet 50.46 1st B 0.40
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 47.69 2nd B 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (09/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 61.58 1st A 0.96
Alan Chase - Robin McDuff 59.50 1st B 0.72
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 57.08 2nd B 0.50
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 56.75 3rd B 0.36
Jack Simon - Judith Franich 50.67 5th A 0.19
Jacci Sterling - Shirley Llacera 48.08 4th B 0.25
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (09/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth 66.96 1st A 0.70
John Hullman - Pamela Benz 58.33 2nd A 0.49
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 57.74 3rd A 0.35
Charles Pender - Walter Goldfrank 57.44 1st A 0.70
Ken Gamble - Susan Slinger 54.76 2/3rd A 0.42
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 54.76 2/3rd A 0.42
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 49.70 1st C 0.24

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
EurekaBill McIntosh(408) 842-4886
MonarchMark Hasey(831) 427-2112
Bridge4FunJane Jennings(831) 708-8124
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