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

The 2017 Surf's Up Sectional was a terrific success. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard to put on the event and to those who donated food items and money.

Dor and Vicki did a superb job in organizing and running the Sectional!

Results are posted to the SCBC website, in addition to ACBL Live.

Thursday Afternoon Game

The Thursday Afternoon game is restarting October 19. Limited to pairs averaging less than 750 MPs, it begins at 10AM with a 45-minute lesson taught by Ken Llacera. The game consist of 24 boards or less. The lesson and game is $10. You are welcome to just come for the game for $8. If you can only make the lesson, it is $5. There will be a short lunch break but you must bring your own lunch. The session will wrap up at approximately 2:15P.

Bridge Camp continues the 1st Thursday of the month.

Please contact Ken with any question about the game or to request a partner: (831) 426-4949; via email to Thursday Game.

Bergen's Rules For Being A Good Partner

16. When you voluntarily choose to play with someone, it is not "fair" to get upset when partner does not play any better than usual.

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
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Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (10/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Slinger - Phillip Rodriguez 70.37 1st A 0.90
Lani Ray - Steve Hubbell 57.29 2nd A 0.63
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 55.04 1st A 0.90
Jonni Faircrest - Kenneth Llacera 54.92 2nd A 0.63
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 52.12 1st B 0.48
Ann Ottenberg - Sherry Gilbreath 51.82 3rd A 0.45
Partnership Pct Rank MP
George Beard - Salvatore Turano Jr 50.64 2nd B 0.34
Richard Hill - Robin Evenden 49.63 4th A 0.32
Helene Hayes - Victoria Bell 47.51 1st B 0.40
Margaret Suddards - Pamela Benz 45.66 2nd B 0.28
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 44.97 1st C 0.16
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (10/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 61.70 1st OA 2.63
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 57.54 2nd OA 1.97
Ginger Stone - Jan Winham 53.70 3rd OA 1.48
Daniel Marchegiani - Gloria Reiss 46.30 1st SC 0.58
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (10/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Michael Burtch 61.50 1st OA 1.23
Thomas Burke - Xavier Prochaska 58.92 2nd OA 0.92
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 58.75 3rd OA 0.69
Robin Lasser - Sydney Reuben 56.83 2nd OB 0.69
Angie Millslagle - John Walker 53.42 3rd OB 0.52
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (10/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 70.24 1st OA 0.99
Angie Millslagle - John Walker 69.64 2nd OA 0.74
Linda Downing - Robin Lasser 61.90 3rd OA 0.56
Laura McCabe - Shellie Roy 56.55 2nd OB 0.56
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 51.19 5th OA 0.31
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 48.21 1/2nd OC 0.54
Jane Barr - Peter Barr 48.21 1/2nd OC 0.54
David Hemrick - Patti Bostard 44.64 2nd SB 0.18
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (10/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden 60.71 1st A 0.70
Kenneth Llacera - Phillip Rodriguez 60.42 1st A 0.70
Dorothy Malutta - Phyllis Cramblet 60.12 2nd A 0.49
James Slinger - Peter Gelfand 57.44 2nd A 0.49
George Beard - Ginger Stone 55.65 3rd A 0.35
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 54.17 3rd A 0.35
Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz 50.00 2nd B 0.22
Carol Avenmarg - Lani Ray 49.40 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (10/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Deb Dotters - Vern Dotters 61.26 1st A 0.40
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 59.38 1st A 0.40
Robert Johnson - Sydney Reuben 56.13 2nd A 0.28
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 51.13 2nd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (10/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 59.03 1/2nd OA 3.12
Lani Ray - Virginia Calhoun 59.03 1/2nd OA 3.12
Bonnie Simon - Marilyn Diola 58.80 3rd OA 2.00
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 58.33 4th OA 1.50
Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth 55.79 5th OA 1.13
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 52.55 2nd OB 1.46
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 52.31 3rd OB 1.10
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 50.93 4th SA 0.62
John Hullman - Pamela Benz 50.23 4th OB 0.82
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 50.00 2nd SB 0.64
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (10/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Chris Tainty - David Harken 68.15 1st OA 1.59
Diane Gunter - Suzanne Haley 63.15 2nd OA 1.19
Deb Dotters - Vern Dotters 62.33 1st OB 1.35
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 59.88 2nd OB 1.01
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 59.60 3rd OB 0.76
Charlotte Sherman - Laura McCabe 57.40 4th OB 0.57
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 56.82 5th OB 0.43
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 52.69 3rd SB 0.34

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) 206-7948

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