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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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Saturday Game July 14

Join us this Saturday, July 14 at 10A for a Unit game with extra masterpoints. NOTE THE TIME. The C strat will be limited to NLMs provided there are five NLM pairs or more.

There is no sign-up required. If you need a partner, email us and we will try to arrange one for you. Salad and snacks will be provided; please bring your own lunch if you want a more substantial lunch.

Proceeds from this game benefit all members of Unit 550.

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Patience & Teaching

Trying to teach or give advice during a game is not effective and might even be seen as a violation of ACBL rules (see Law 74.A.2, Etiquette of Word and Action: A player should carefully avoid any remark or action that might cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game.)

  • Don't teach at the table; waiting until the game is over is much more effective
  • Giving advice during the game is bad strategy, typically unwanted and could easily be wrong
  • Talking about a board/result often reaveals details of the board to other players
  • Even well-meaning advice might be taken as criticism, which is unethical, rude and a violation of the Laws
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (07/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 65.33 1st A 0.96
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 58.92 1st B 0.80
Angie Millslagle - John Wesolowski 56.33 2nd B 0.56
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 53.67 3rd B 0.40
Bette Harken - David Harken 52.92 4th B 0.28
Robert Johnson - Sydney Reuben 52.25 2nd C 0.25
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (07/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 70.41 1st A 0.90
Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth 60.24 1st A 0.90
Bonnie Simon - Marilyn Diola 57.83 2nd A 0.63
Fred Velez - John Benich 56.34 3rd A 0.45
Jonni Faircrest - Lani Ray 56.16 2nd A 0.63
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 55.87 4th A 0.32
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 54.36 3rd A 0.45
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 52.57 4th A 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (07/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Diane Gunter - Suzanne Haley 57.94 1st A 0.56
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 56.35 2nd A 0.39
Laura McCabe - Mark Riley 53.17 3rd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (07/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Ken Llacera 68.75 1st A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 60.12 2nd A 0.49
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 59.52 1st A 0.70
Annemarie Moller - Joanne Brown 56.55 2nd A 0.49
Ann Ottenberg - Stanna Balassi 53.87 3rd A 0.35
Robin Evenden - Susan Slinger 51.49 3/4th A 0.30
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 51.49 3/4th A 0.30
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 50.89 1st B 0.32
Mark Johansen - Richard Bartholomew 41.96 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (07/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Gloria Reiss - Ruth Grant 60.55 1st A 0.40
Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski 54.51 1st C 0.32
John Benich - Susan Benich 52.01 1st A 0.40
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 51.01 1/2nd B 0.27
Jan Winham - Joanne Nelson 51.01 1/2nd B 0.27
Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg 47.51 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat Aft (07/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Steven Smith - Susan Slinger 59.52 1st OA 2.04
Joanne Wicker - Ken Gamble 54.76 2/3rd OA 1.34
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 54.76 2/3rd OA 1.34
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 52.38 1st SC 0.52
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (07/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 59.26 1st A 0.90
Richard Hill - Robin Evenden 59.03 2nd A 0.63
Carol Avenmarg - Kenneth Martin 58.80 1st A 0.90
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 56.25 3rd A 0.45
George Beard - Salvatore Turano Jr 53.01 2nd A 0.63
Gary Oing - John Benich 52.31 1st B 0.48
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 51.85 2nd B 0.34
Ken Llacera - Shirley Llacera 51.62 3rd A 0.45
Bharat Kamdar - Hemant Vaidya 51.16 4th A 0.32
Betty Hamlin - Richard Hamlin 50.23 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (07/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Richard Pearce - Susan Pearce 71.67 1st A 0.25
Jared Jacobs - Pat Mosinger 60.63 2nd A 0.18
Betsy Allen - Carolyn Watanabe 56.05 1st A 0.25
Karen Coatney - Lori Lee Biagi 55.00 2nd A 0.18
Annie Chapin - David Emanuel 46.67 2nd B 0.08
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (07/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 62.96 1st A 1.50
Barbara Shepardson - Joanne Nelson 59.72 2nd A 1.13
Mick Friedberg - Steven Smith 56.48 3rd A 0.84
Joanne Brown - Jonni Faircrest 54.63 4th A 0.67
Alan Chase - Robin McDuff 52.78 1st C 1.12
Margaret Suddards - Michael Kerner 43.98 2/3rd C 0.67
Gloria Reiss - Michael Modest 43.98 2/3rd C 0.67
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (07/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 60.42 1st OA 1.18
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 57.30 2nd OA 0.89
Deborah Goodell - Jerome Goodell 55.21 3rd OA 0.66
Jonni Faircrest - Xavier Prochaska 53.65 4th SA 0.31
Gary Oing - John Benich 52.08 4th OA 0.50
Kristin Smith - Margaret Suddards 47.69 3rd OB 0.53
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (07/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 70.83 1st OA 0.93
Jacci Sterling - Tad Sterling 56.25 2nd OA 0.70
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 55.56 3rd OA 0.52
Carol Cowen - Gloria Reiss 53.47 2nd OB 0.56
Joy Gift - Sharol Sevilla 52.50 2nd SA 0.25
Angie Millslagle - Jule Hilton 50.83 1st OC 0.63
Ceil Cirillo - Mary Dean 45.83 2nd OC 0.47
Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas 45.14 1st SC 0.10

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