Bill McIntosh passed away the evening of February 18. Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Followed by a reception at:
The Unit has scheduled a game in Bill's honor for Saturday, March 18. A potluck lunch will begin at 11:30 while we share remembrances and tributes to Bill. Players are requested to bring a dish with a Southern theme to honor the Southern gentleman. Desserts will be provided. Bill's wife Ellen and family will attend the luncheon.
You must sign-up in advance either at the SCBC or via email to Bill McIntosh Memorial Game Sign Up.
Bill loved the game of bridge and directing at the SCBC. He was a fixture at the center and helped many people with their game. Who can forget the Christmas and New Years games? He will be missed by all.
There were insufficient Open sign-ups for the February Wednesday Night Unit Game. The game reverts to 99ers only.
The next Unit Game is scheduled for Wednesday Evening March 22 at 6PM.
Please sign up at the SCBC or by email to Unit Game Sign Up. If you need a partner, indicate that in the email and we will try to arrange one for you.
This Friday, February 24, Sherry is returning to direct and provide lunch ($7). The menu is Italian Sauage Soup, an avocado & strawberry salad and lemon cello bread pudding with ice cream! Wow!!! Sign-ups not necessary, just bring your appetite.
4. Avoid discussing the hand just played; even to clear up a misunderstanding! Wait until a break or, even better, after the session.
Here's a couple of tips to make our game better and more pleasant for everyone:
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:
Here's behavior which violates the ACBL Zero Tolerance guidelines.
|Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews||58.33||1st A||0.70|
|Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey||52.08||2nd A||0.49|
|Alicia Keen - Vicki Kuhlmann||50.00||1st C||0.32|
|Ginger Stone - Jan Winham||50.00||3/4th A||0.30|
|Alan Chase - Steven Smith||47.92||2/3rd C||0.19|
|Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg||47.92||2/3rd C||0.19|
|John Hullman - Salvatore Turano Jr||63.75||1st A||0.90|
|Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom||62.03||2nd A||0.63|
|Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble||57.18||3rd A||0.45|
|Joanne Bruno - Vicki Kuhlmann||51.85||2nd B||0.34|
|John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith||49.78||2nd C||0.22|
|Lesley Franz - Nancy Kashap||63.44||1st A||0.35|
|Carol Cowen - Gina Brown||63.11||1st A||0.35|
|Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke||53.22||2nd A||0.25|
|Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson||53.00||3rd A||0.18|
|Angie Millslagle - Melinda Kovats||52.00||2nd A||0.25|
|Cindy Ventrice - Gary Ventrice||44.33||3rd A||0.18|
|Heather MacGregor - James Slinger||67.26||1st A||0.80|
|Ken Gamble - Mick Friedberg||66.96||1st A||0.80|
|Diana Schilling - Elena Laborde Bishop||60.42||2nd A||0.56|
|Joanne Bruno - Phyllis Cramblet||58.63||2nd A||0.56|
|Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz||57.74||3rd A||0.40|
|Carol Avenmarg - Vicki Kuhlmann||53.27||3rd A||0.40|
|Josh Karter - Rick Zinman||70.50||1st A||0.56|
|Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith||59.42||1st A||0.56|
|Carol Avenmarg - Kristin Smith||55.40||2nd A||0.39|
|Howard Feldstein - Jan Winham||55.00||2nd A||0.39|
|Karen Schamberg - Peggy Dilfer||53.33||3rd A||0.28|
|Dennis Claussen - Michael Burtch||53.00||2nd C||0.22|
|Daniel Marchegiani - Gloria Reiss||52.70||3rd A||0.28|
|Click Mon Eve (02/20) for results.|
|Richard Wasserstrom - Steven Smith||66.35||1st A||1.50|
|Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble||64.42||2nd A||1.05|
|Donald Seldeen - Kenneth Llacera||61.22||3rd A||0.75|
|James Slinger - Phillip Rodriguez||60.90||4th A||0.53|
|Joanne Bruno - Virginia Calhoun||52.98||2nd B||0.62|
|Peggy Dilfer - Susan Benich||50.32||3rd B||0.44|
|Bruce Dau - Jim Martin||49.68||4th B||0.31|
|Josh Karter - Rick Zinman||47.43||1st C||0.32|
|Gary Oing - John Benich||46.80||2nd C||0.22|
|John Benich - Susan Benich||61.88||1st A||0.48|
|Harold Wasserstrom - Richard Wasserstrom||61.50||2nd A||0.34|
|Peter Vokos - Terry Vokos||59.13||2nd B||0.28|
|Deborah Goodell - Jerome Goodell||55.88||1st A||0.48|
|Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant||54.13||2nd A||0.34|
|Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg||49.88||1st C||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 Club||O w n e r / D i r e c t o r||P h o n e|
|Bid 'em Up||Nancy Wainer||(831) 465-1234|
|Eureka||Bill McIntosh||(408) 842-4886|
|Monarch||Mark Hasey||(831) 427-2112|
|Bridge4Fun||Jan Winham||(831) 291-0479|
|Santa Cruz||Unit 550 Board of Directors||(831) 465-1102|
|Bridge Because||Robin Evenden||(831) 462-5367|
|Finesse||Mary 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 email@example.com.
Note: Please observe our non-smoking, fragrance-free environment.
We look forward to seeing you at the tables!
Your Unit 550 Board of Directors