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Santa Cruz,CA 95062
831-465-1102
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Unit Game Moves Back To Saturday

After experimenting with several alternate times and days which did not draw enough players, Unit Games move back to Saturdays, with May 13 at 10:30A a STaC game as the first in the renewal of Saturday Unit Games.

Unlike previously, no sign-up is required. If you need a partner, send an email to Unit Game Partner Request and we will try to arrange one for you.

Thursday NLM Game

The new format is based on Nancy's very popular Bridge Camp; A playing lesson at 10A and a game at 11A. The lesson and game is $10. You are welcome to just come for the game, which is the standard $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. We will wrap up the session at approximately 2:15P.

The lesson focus is on Play and Defense. Ken Llacera, the instructor and game director, is a Gold Life Master, looks forward to sharing play and defensive insights with advancing players.

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

Bergen's Rules For Being A Good Partner

8. When there is time between rounds don't discuss bridge. (Particularly applicable to tournament play)

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 Fri AM (04/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 61.90 1st A 1.00
Jonni Faircrest - Lani Ray 60.16 1st A 1.00
Bruce Dau - Donald Seldeen 59.38 2nd A 0.70
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Hill 57.21 3rd A 0.50
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 56.17 2nd A 0.70
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 55.48 3rd A 0.50
George Beard - Salvatore Turano Jr 52.44 1st B 0.40
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 51.57 1st B 0.48
Dorothy Malutta - Vicki Kuhlmann 50.36 2nd B 0.34
John Hullman - Mark Johansen 49.93 2nd B 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (04/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 61.00 1st A 0.60
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 58.00 2nd A 0.42
Alan Chase - Steven Smith 47.00 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Aft (04/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Michael Burtch 61.67 1st A 0.48
John Wesolowski - Thomas Burke 58.96 1st A 0.48
James Palmer - Karen Palmer 54.79 2nd A 0.34
Bonnie Simon - Sydney Reuben 53.92 2nd A 0.34
Daniel Marchegiani - Gloria Reiss 52.71 1st B 0.18
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (04/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 65.18 1st A 0.40
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 59.82 1st A 0.40
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 58.93 2nd A 0.28
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 57.59 1st B 0.30
Lesley Franz - Nancy Kashap 56.70 2nd B 0.21
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 54.91 2nd B 0.21
Carol Sayers - John Sayers 49.11 2nd C 0.11
Nicci Winner - Richard Winner 42.41 1/2nd C 0.10
Angie Millslagle - Melinda Kovats 42.41 1/2nd C 0.10
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (04/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ken Gamble - Mick Friedberg 58.80 1st A 1.00
Fred Velez - Mary Peterson 56.02 2nd A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 54.63 3rd A 0.50
Josh Karter - Richard Wasserstrom 50.00 2nd B 0.45
Bruce Berwald - Mark Johansen 49.54 2nd C 0.28
Kenneth Martin - Susan Benich 49.54 3/4th B 0.27
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (04/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 63.50 1st A 0.48
Carol Avenmarg - Kristin Smith 60.50 2nd A 0.34
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 56.00 1st A 0.48
Bette Harken - David Harken 55.00 2nd A 0.34
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 46.50 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (04/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 60.25 1st A 1.10
Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth 58.87 2nd A 0.77
Ken Gamble - Rachael Spencer 57.18 1st A 1.10
Fred Velez - John Benich 57.04 2nd A 0.77
Lani Ray - Virginia Calhoun 55.22 3rd A 0.55
Lynn Yokel - Roger Griffith 54.85 3rd A 0.55
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 54.20 4th A 0.39
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 53.64 4th A 0.39
John Hullman - Jonni Faircrest 51.93 3rd B 0.28
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 51.63 1st B 0.48
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Brown 49.84 2nd B 0.34
Jack Simon - Jerome Goodell 46.77 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (04/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Peter Vokos - Terry Vokos 69.79 1st A 0.54
Ane Gade - Teri Handzel 65.97 1st A 0.54
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 65.28 1st B 0.42
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 57.47 2nd A 0.38
Michael Burk - Thomas Burke 56.68 3rd A 0.27
Chris Tainty - David Harken 52.08 3rd A 0.27
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 51.74 4th A 0.19
Francine Raphael - Sigrid Lohnberg 51.26 2nd B 0.29
John Wesolowski - Shellie Roy 48.61 3rd B 0.21
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 47.27 2nd C 0.14
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (04/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Kenneth Llacera 62.58 1st A 0.90
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 60.13 1st A 0.90
Nancy Wainer - Phillip Rodriguez 57.14 2nd A 0.63
Claire Swetland - D Webb 56.95 2nd A 0.63
Ginger Stone - Judith Murdock 56.59 3rd A 0.45
Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno 56.31 4th A 0.32
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Richard Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 54.08 1st B 0.56
Joanne Brown - Phyllis Cramblet 51.02 2nd B 0.39
Bruce Dau - Jim Martin 49.92 3rd B 0.28
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 47.06 1st C 0.32
Karen Schamberg - Peggy Williams 46.05 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (04/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Lani Ray - Pamela Benz 64.76 1st A 1.10
Jonni Faircrest - Neil Joseph Smyth 60.34 1st A 1.10
Charles Pender - Walter Goldfrank 59.03 2nd A 0.77
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 55.64 2nd A 0.77
Don Nemiro - Elizabeth De Paola 54.63 3rd A 0.55
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 54.51 1st B 0.56
Donald Seldeen - Phillip Rodriguez 53.38 4th A 0.39
Bonnie Simon - Marilyn Diola 53.13 4th A 0.39
George Beard - Salvatore Turano Jr 52.75 2nd B 0.39
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 49.31 3rd B 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (04/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Lani Ray - Peter Gelfand 59.32 1st A 0.80
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 53.08 2nd A 0.56
Jan Winham - Judith Murdock 52.58 1st B 0.48
Barbara Shepardson - Joanne Nelson 50.20 2nd B 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

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