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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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STaC Week & Saturday Games

Most games this coming week are STaC games so you can earn lots of silver points. The table fee is $10 for STaC games. Check the SCBC calendar for details.

There are two Unit STaC games on Saturday, December 10. There is the Saturday 10A morning game and a Saturday afternoon game, starting at 2P. Note, there must be 5 or more tables to run a STaC game. Please sign-up at the SCBC or email info@santacruzbridge.org.

299er Unit Game

The next 299er Unit Game is Saturday, December 17 at 10:30A, preceded by a FREE mini-lesson by Ken Llacera at 10A, extra masterpoints and great snacks. Come on in and join the fun!

Please sign up at the SCBC or by email to 299er Unit Game Sign Up. If you need a partner, indicate that in the email and we will try to arrange one for you.

Friday Lunch

Starting October 21, the Friday lunch charge for an entree, salad and a dessert is raised to $7. The cost for lunch was exceeding income; in order to continue delivering high quality pizza an increase in price was required.

Another change being implemented on a trial basis is collection of the game and optional lunch charges at the door. Hopefully this new process will speed the start of game and end the disruptions that occur when money is collected at the table.

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

Play Nice At The SCBC

The Unit Board of Directors wants to grow games at the SCBC, which benefits everyone. Growth often means there are newer players moving up to Open games. The Unit encourages everyone to Play Nice; you can read what "Play Nice" means by clicking here. Please treat all players with consideration and respect and have more patience with our newer players who are "moving up".

Below are some examples of commendable behavior, which, while not required, will significantly contribute to everyone's enjoyment of the game:

  • Being a good host or guest at the table.
  • Greeting others in a friendly manner.
  • Praising the bidding and/or play of the opponents.
Here's behavior which violates the ACBL Zero Tolerance guidelines.
  • Badgering, rudeness, insinuations, intimidation, profanity, threats, or violence.
  • Negative comments concerning opponents' or partner's play or bidding.
  • Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table.
  • Loud and disruptive arguing with a director's ruling.
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat AM (12/03) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 67.30 1st OA 4.23
Lesley Waltner - Steven Nelson 63.75 1st OA 1.05
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 61.25 2nd OA 0.79
James Slinger - Susan Slinger 60.30 2nd OA 3.17
Kenneth Martin - Mark Maggipinto 59.19 3rd OA 2.38
Farol Henderson - Margaret Suddards 58.33 3rd OA 0.59
Diane Duey - Philip Hebner 57.92 4th OA 0.44
Joanne Brown - Shirley Llacera 57.52 4th OA 1.78
Diana Schilling - Susan Benich 55.51 5th OA 1.34
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 55.15 6th OA 1.00
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 55.06 4th OB 0.82
George Schlinkert - Joan Schlinkert 55.00 2nd OB 0.62
John Wesolowski - Sydney Reuben 53.65 1st OC 1.15
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 53.15 2nd OC 0.86
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 51.12 4th SA 0.56
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 50.33 3rd OC 0.65
Ken Gamble - Pamela Benz 49.84 3rd SB 0.49
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 49.17 4th OC 0.49
Jeanne Allen - Judy Osborn 48.75 3rd OB 0.46
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 47.50 2nd SB 0.29
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (12/02) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Phillip Rodriguez - Richard Hill 71.23 1st A 1.00
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 59.80 1st A 1.00
Donald Seldeen - Mick Friedberg 59.66 2nd A 0.70
Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth 56.13 3rd A 0.50
Ann Ottenberg - Robin Evenden 55.22 2nd A 0.70
Mary Peterson - Susan Slinger 54.67 4th A 0.35
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 52.12 3rd A 0.50
Bonnie Simon - Sherry Gilbreath 51.30 4th A 0.35
Ginger Stone - Jack Simon 49.14 1st B 0.48
Liesel Sabloff - Marilyn Diola 47.38 2nd B 0.34
George Beard - Salvatore Turano Jr 44.74 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (12/01) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Steven Smith 67.00 1st A 0.60
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 54.00 2nd A 0.42
Ginger Stone - Jan Winham 49.00 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Aft (12/01) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 61.11 1st OA 1.88
Cindy Ventrice - Katherine Beiers 57.21 2nd OA 1.41
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 57.01 3rd OA 1.06
Farol Henderson - Sandra Steiger 56.15 4th OA 0.79
Fortunee Cohen - Joanne Turnquist 55.69 5th OA 0.59
A Jeanne Allen - Alicia Keen 54.69 6th OA 0.45
Judy Reeve - Sandra Erickson 54.37 3rd SA 0.49
Susan Mazzei - Suzanne Haley 53.24 4th SB 0.27
Nancy Litvak - Paula Cole 53.10 4th SA 0.34
Hannah Byram - Sydney Reuben 49.94 2nd SC 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (11/30) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 68.33 1st A 0.42
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 63.33 2nd A 0.29
A Jeanne Allen - Judy Osborn 58.33 3rd A 0.21
Patricia McNeal - Suzie Bogaard 57.50 1st A 0.42
Edna Elkins - Francine Raphael 51.67 2nd A 0.29
Angie Millslagle - Melinda Kovats 50.83 3rd A 0.21
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (11/30) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden 61.61 1st A 0.70
Jeff Belden - Richard Hill 56.85 2nd A 0.49
John Benich - Michael Burtch 56.25 1st A 0.70
Joanne Brown - Mick Friedberg 55.65 2nd A 0.49
Bonnie Simon - Marilyn Diola 55.06 3rd A 0.35
Charles Pender - Walter Goldfrank 53.27 3rd A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (11/29) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 63.17 1st A 0.56
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 58.83 1st B 0.40
Jan Winham - John Benich 54.18 1st A 0.56
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 53.25 2nd A 0.39
Dennis Claussen - Michael Burtch 52.08 3rd A 0.28
Lois Wolfe - Peggy Dilfer 50.69 3rd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (11/29) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 64.81 1st OA 3.56
Irma Andrews - John Hullman 57.87 2/3rd OA 2.34
George Beard - Joanne Bruno 57.87 2/3rd OA 2.34
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Wasserstrom 56.48 4th OA 1.50
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 55.79 5/6th OA 0.99
Joanne Wicker - Vincent McLoughlin 55.79 3rd OB 1.25
John Oppenheimer - Wayne Boss 55.56 4th OB 0.94
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Brown 53.94 5th OB 0.71
Diana Schilling - Gail Matthews 52.31 2nd OC 1.03
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (11/28) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Michael Burk - Thomas Burke 64.38 1st A 0.60
Deb Dotters - Vern Dotters 63.45 2nd A 0.42
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 60.32 3rd A 0.30
Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter 55.47 4th A 0.21
Robin Lasser - Sandra Steiger 53.75 1st A 0.60
Lesley Waltner - Steven Nelson 53.35 2nd A 0.42
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 51.84 3rd A 0.30
Ane Gade - Teri Handzel 51.80 4th A 0.21
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (11/28) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Hill 66.37 1st A 0.90
Bill McIntosh - Rachael Spencer 59.52 2nd A 0.63
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 58.33 1st B 0.56
Claire Swetland - D Webb 56.88 1st A 0.90
Lani Ray - Phyllis Cramblet 56.08 2nd A 0.63
Kenneth Llacera - Mark Wainer 54.76 3rd A 0.45
Bruce Dau - Jim Martin 54.47 2nd B 0.39
Ann Ottenberg - April Johnston 51.59 4th A 0.32
Bonnie Simon - Liesel Sabloff 50.00 3rd B 0.28
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 48.41 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (11/27) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Susan Benich 62.00 1st A 0.48
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 62.00 1st A 0.48
Bette Harken - Bill McIntosh 61.50 2nd A 0.34
Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter 59.00 2nd A 0.34
Margaret Suddards - Pamela Benz 58.50 2nd B 0.28
Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper 48.50 2nd C 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
EurekaBill McIntosh(408) 842-4886
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