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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 Begins at 10A

Join us this Saturday, March 17 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.

Proceeds from this game benefit all members of Unit 550.

Wednesday Evening Lessons

The 6PM lessons on Wednesday review and reinforce the basic conventions covered last year. Besides the lecture, there's handouts and quizzes to sharpen your game.

The game is open to pairs whose total masterpoints are less than 200. This allows advancing players to mentor newer players.

If you need a Partner or have a question, contact us by email to info@santacruzbridge.org. We look forward to seeing you at the tables!

Making Our Game Better

Please, if you are sick or just feeling ill, please stay home so you don't pass it on.

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

One of our newer players adds these points:

  • Call the Director, rather then trying to resolve a problem
  • Allow the Director to assess the siuation and explain the ruling
  • Bid and play in tempo so as not to give unauthorized information
  • Enter the score in Bridgemate instead of "chatting" about the hand with partner or opponents
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (03/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 62.96 1st A 0.42
Chris Tainty - David Harken 62.76 2nd A 0.29
John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn 61.84 1st A 0.42
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 58.93 2nd A 0.29
Ane Gade - Teri Handzel 52.32 3rd A 0.21
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 51.45 2nd B 0.25
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (03/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Joanne Wicker - Jonni Faircrest 62.82 1st OA 3.00
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Hill 58.23 2nd OA 2.25
Richard Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 57.85 3rd OA 1.69
Ann Ottenberg - Stanna Balassi 55.13 4th OA 1.27
Gail Giffen - Mary Peterson 54.52 2nd SA 1.05
Nancy Wainer - Phillip Rodriguez 54.01 3rd SA 0.75
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 53.82 2nd OB 1.10
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 51.88 3rd OB 0.82
Annemarie Moller - Joanne Brown 51.49 4th OB 0.62
Bonnie Simon - Linda Hanson 49.22 2nd SB 0.51
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (03/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 57.76 1st A 0.40
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 57.63 2nd A 0.28
John Benich - Susan Benich 57.07 1st A 0.40
Karen Schamberg - William Dykstra 56.88 2nd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat Aft (03/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 69.42 1st OA 2.77
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 61.63 2nd OA 2.08
Joanne Wicker - Ken Gamble 60.21 1st OB 1.71
James Slinger - Susan Slinger 59.20 4th OA 1.17
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 57.41 2nd OB 1.28
Liesel Sabloff - Sherry Gilbreath 53.15 3rd OB 0.96
Gary Oing - John Benich 51.68 4th OB 0.72
Diana Schilling - Susan Benich 49.54 5th OB 0.54
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 49.07 1st OC 0.95
John Walker - Salvatore Turano Jr 48.32 2nd OC 0.71
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (03/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Susan Slinger - Virginia Calhoun 58.39 1st A 1.20
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 57.64 1st A 1.20
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 57.38 2nd A 0.84
Ann Ottenberg - April Johnston 56.71 3rd A 0.60
Irma Andrews - Rachael Spencer 55.64 4th A 0.42
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 55.04 4th B 0.28
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 54.09 2nd A 0.84
Jonni Faircrest - Lani Ray 53.50 1st B 0.72
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 51.07 2nd B 0.50
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 50.20 3rd B 0.36
Judith Murdock - Marti Jones 49.91 1st C 0.32
Bette Harken - Michael Burtch 47.75 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (03/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 60.19 1st A 1.00
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 57.87 2nd A 0.70
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 54.63 3rd A 0.50
Alan Chase - Howard Feldstein 52.78 4th A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (03/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Michael Burtch 62.27 1st A 0.72
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 62.04 1st A 0.72
Linda Hanson - Susan Mazzei 59.95 2nd A 0.50
Barbara Black - Jacci Sterling 56.71 1st B 0.40
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 55.79 1st B 0.56
David Harken - John Wesolowski 53.94 2nd B 0.39
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 51.62 4th A 0.25
Betty Wilkinson - Robin Lasser 47.92 3rd B 0.28
John Walker - Suzanne Haley 47.45 2nd B 0.28
Joanne Turnquist - Judy Osborn 44.91 2nd C 0.17
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (03/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jacci Sterling - Tad Sterling 61.11 1st A 0.48
Cynthia Copple - Maria Levy 57.78 1st A 0.48
Lesley Waltner - Steven Nelson 53.33 2nd A 0.34
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 51.11 2nd A 0.34
Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas 50.56 2nd B 0.14
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (03/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Phillip Rodriguez 61.01 1st A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 60.12 1st A 0.70
Annemarie Moller - Liesel Sabloff 54.46 2nd A 0.49
Mick Friedberg - Virginia Calhoun 52.08 2nd A 0.49
Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz 51.49 3rd A 0.35
Jeff Belden - Lani Ray 51.49 3rd A 0.35
Gina Brown - Nancy Wainer 50.89 2nd B 0.28
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 48.21 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (03/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 62.58 1st OA 1.23
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 56.42 2nd OA 0.92
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 54.75 1st OB 0.85
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 52.58 2nd OB 0.64
Bette Harken - David Harken 49.00 5th SA 0.19
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (03/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 80.06 1st OA 2.77
John Oppenheimer - Roxana Perkins 59.82 2nd OA 2.08
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 57.14 3rd OA 1.56
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 55.03 4th OA 1.17
Lani Ray - Richard Wasserstrom 53.44 5th OA 0.88
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 52.38 1st OC 1.04
Kenneth Martin - Virginia Calhoun 51.79 4th OB 0.68
Pamela Benz - Peter Andrews 51.49 5th OB 0.51
John Benich - Rachael Spencer 47.62 2nd OC 0.78
Fred Velez - Gary Oing 46.72 1st SC 0.24

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