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Unit 550

Unit 550
Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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Thursday Afternoon Game Suspended

Due to the lack of attendance at the Thursday Afternoon Game, the game is suspended until the fall. Watch this space for announcements, as there may be occassional games, such as during STaC week.

Please note that Nancy Wainer's Bridge Camp continues on the first Thursday of each month.

Surf's Up Sectional

The 2017 Surf's Up Sectional is coming up in October. Mark your calendars with the dates --- October 21 and 22. Silver Points awarded for all events, which makes it a terrific opportunity to win these elusive points. The sectional returns to a terrific site, The Kirby School, in Harvey West Park near the Santa Cruz Costco. The sectional flyer may be accessed on our website by clicking here.

Between sessions on Saturday, Jim Slinger, Diamond Life Master, will provide a free lecture. If you need a partner, contact Lani Ray (831) 425-3544. Sandwiches will be available for purchase both days.

This sectional is dedicated to our friend Bill McIntosh, a long-time Club Owner in the Santa Cruz Bridge Center. If you would like to make a donation in Bill's name, please contact any Board member. Donations are tax-deductible; please make checks out to the Santa Cruz Bridge Education Foundation (SCBEF).

Bergen's Rules For Being A Good Partner

11. Remember that bridge is only a card game.

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 Thu Eve (06/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 67.77 3.00 R/B
Alan Chase - Robin McDuff 63.89 2.25 R/B
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 62.00 1.69 R/B
Harold Wasserstrom - Lloyd Shipman Jr 59.65 1.27 R/B
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 54.27 1.05 R/B
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (06/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 64.56 1st A 0.42
A Jeanne Allen - Judy Osborn 64.44 1st A 0.42
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 56.33 2nd A 0.29
Laura McCabe - Shellie Roy 55.22 2nd A 0.29
Jane Barr - Peter Barr 53.44 3rd A 0.21
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 49.44 3rd A 0.21
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (06/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 55.26 1/2nd A 0.60
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 55.26 1/2nd A 0.60
Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden 54.86 1st A 0.70
Phyllis Wasserstrom - Susan Slinger 54.42 2nd A 0.49
Ann Ottenberg - Sherry Gilbreath 53.77 3rd A 0.35
Ginger Stone - Judith Murdock 52.78 3rd A 0.35
Jonni Faircrest - Walter Goldfrank 51.09 1st B 0.24
Michael Modest - Robin McDuff 50.00 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (06/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 61.73 1st A 0.80
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 56.95 2nd A 0.56
Diane Gunter - Marjorie Albright 56.81 3rd A 0.40
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 56.30 2nd B 0.39
Alicia Keen - Michael Modest 47.96 3rd B 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (06/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mick Friedberg - Walter Goldfrank 65.48 1st A 0.70
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 58.63 1st A 0.70
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 57.14 2nd A 0.49
Joanne Wicker - Vincent McLoughlin 53.57 2nd A 0.49
Susan Benich - Virginia Calhoun 52.38 3rd A 0.35
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Brown 50.89 3rd A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (06/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ann Sydes - Gloria Dioszegi 68.06 1st A 0.54
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 63.54 2nd A 0.38
Lesley Franz - Nancy Kashap 61.46 1st A 0.54
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 56.25 2nd A 0.38
Robin Lasser - Sandra Steiger 55.56 3rd A 0.27
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 53.13 3rd A 0.27
Allan Kass - Jeff Easter 52.43 4th A 0.19
A Jeanne Allen - Joanne Turnquist 48.26 4th A 0.19
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (06/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Claire Swetland - D Webb 65.48 1st A 0.80
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 61.31 1st A 0.80
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 60.71 2nd A 0.56
Jonni Faircrest - Malcolm Sprott 55.36 2nd A 0.56
Jacci Sterling - Shirley Llacera 52.38 3rd A 0.40
Bonnie Simon - Jack Simon 52.08 3rd A 0.40
Ginger Stone - Phyllis Cramblet 51.19 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (06/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Daniel Marchegiani - Gloria Reiss 59.90 2.81 R/B
Alicia Keen - Jacci Sterling 58.38 2.11 R/B
Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant 58.13 1.58 R/B
Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper 54.38 1.19 R/B
Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg 51.63 0.74 R/B
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (06/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mark Wainer - Walter Goldfrank 59.93 1st A 1.50
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 59.30 2/3rd A 0.90
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 59.30 2/3rd A 0.90
James Slinger - Phillip Rodriguez 55.45 4th A 0.53
Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden 53.85 5th A 0.30
Susan Slinger - Virginia Calhoun 51.60 6th A 0.25
John Hullman - Liesel Sabloff 48.72 3/4th B 0.34
John Benich - Judith Murdock 48.72 1st C 0.48
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 48.40 2nd C 0.34
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (06/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
James Slinger - Susan Slinger 58.93 2.63 R/B
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 54.17 1.73 R/B
Alicia Keen - Vicki Kuhlmann 54.17 1.73 R/B
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 52.98 1.04 R/B
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Aft (06/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Diane Wagener - Shirley Smith 58.46 1st A 0.72
Alicia Keen - Gina Brown 58.32 2nd A 0.50
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 52.65 3rd A 0.36
John Benich - Michael Burtch 50.26 4th A 0.25

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

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