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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
831-465-1102
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Games with Extra Points

Unit 550 & Club Owners are ending the year with games featuring twice or three times the number of Masterpoints typically awarded. The online calendar lists them as "Club Champ" or "Club Membership" respectively. There is no extra charge for these games. Check with the Director if you need a partner.

Unit 550 Board Election

Congratulations to the newest Board members for 2018-2019:

  • Gary Oing
  • Laura McCabe
  • Sydney Reuben

Bergen's Rules For Being A Good Partner

19. Learn your Partner's style, regardless of how you feel about it. Do not expect Partner to bid exactly as you would.

20. Picture problems, bidding/defense, from Partner's viewpoint. Choose the bid/play that makes her life easier.

21. (Last) Sympathize with Partner if she/he makes a mistake. Let Partner know you like her/him and always root for her/him 100%.

Making Our Game Better

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
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (12/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 64.78 1st A 0.54
A Jeanne Allen - John Walker 56.91 2nd A 0.38
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 56.07 3rd A 0.27
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 54.09 4th A 0.19
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (12/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 59.72 1st A 1.00
Mick Friedberg - Robin Evenden 57.87 2nd A 0.70
Bruce Dau - Richard Hill 57.41 3rd A 0.50
Lani Ray - Liesel Sabloff 52.78 4th A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (12/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Dorothy Malutta - Heather MacGregor 68.79 1st OA 3.21
Charles Pender - Margaret Suddards 60.33 2nd OA 2.41
Mick Friedberg - Sydney Reuben 59.61 3rd OA 1.81
Bruce Dau - John Walker 57.56 4th OA 1.35
John Benich - Michael Burtch 56.33 5th OA 1.02
Carol Avenmarg - Edna Elkins 56.29 6th OA 0.76
Carol Cowen - Joanne Brown 55.65 5th OB 0.53
Diane Wagener - Virginia Calhoun 55.01 4th SA 0.34
Lani Ray - Suzanne Haley 53.27 4th SB 0.25
James Slinger - Kristin Smith 50.81 5th SA 0.19
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (12/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 65.19 1st OA 2.33
Irma Andrews - John Hullman 58.89 2nd OA 1.75
Kenneth Martin - Virginia Calhoun 55.56 3rd OA 1.31
Lani Ray - Richard Wasserstrom 53.70 4/5th OA 0.86
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 53.70 4/5th OA 0.86
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 47.78 2/4th OB 0.71
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Brown 47.78 2/4th OB 0.71
Gary Oing - John Benich 47.78 2/4th OB 0.71
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (12/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
David Harken - John Walker 70.24 1st OA 1.18
Peter Vokos - Terry Vokos 65.08 2nd OA 0.89
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 62.70 1st OB 0.93
Leslie Davidson - Margaret Suddards 59.92 4th OA 0.50
Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter 57.94 5th OA 0.37
Michael Modest - Shellie Roy 53.97 4th SA 0.19
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Edna Elkins - Francine Raphael 53.97 3rd SA 0.27
A Jeanne Allen - Joanne Turnquist 51.19 2nd OB 0.70
Carol Cowen - Michael Burk 48.41 1st OC 0.71
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 48.02 2nd OC 0.53
Angie Millslagle - Patricia McNeal 46.83 3rd OC 0.40
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 44.05 2nd SB 0.21
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (12/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Rachael Spencer - Robin Evenden 65.77 1st A 0.80
Liesel Sabloff - Shirley Llacera 57.74 1st A 0.80
Kenneth Llacera - Mark Wainer 56.25 2nd A 0.56
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 55.06 2nd A 0.56
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 54.76 3rd A 0.40
Ann Ottenberg - Stanna Balassi 54.17 3rd A 0.40
Charles Pender - Richard Hill 53.87 2nd B 0.28
Claire Swetland - D Webb 49.11 2nd B 0.28
Barbara Black - Judith Franich 48.21 1st C 0.24
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 47.02 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (12/10) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Slinger - Susan Slinger 68.08 1st A 1.69
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 67.92 1st A 1.69
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Wasserstrom 63.75 2nd A 1.18
Harold Wasserstrom - Mark Hasey 54.09 2nd A 1.18
Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg 51.92 1st B 0.98
Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter 49.33 3rd A 0.85
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 48.33 3rd B 0.52
Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant 47.92 2nd B 0.69
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat Aft (12/09) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 60.26 1st A 2.34
Lani Ray - Steve Hubbell 59.61 2nd A 1.64
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 58.65 3rd A 1.17
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 57.74 4th A 0.82
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 57.69 2nd B 0.90
Phillip Rodriguez - Robin Evenden 53.52 6th A 0.39
Joanne Bruno - Linda Hanson 52.89 1st C 0.79
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 48.08 2nd C 0.55
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (12/08) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Phillip Rodriguez - Robin Evenden 70.05 1st A 1.88
Carol Avenmarg - Kenneth Martin 63.89 1st A 1.88
Liesel Sabloff - Mick Friedberg 56.02 2nd A 1.32
Kenneth Llacera - Shirley Llacera 52.87 2nd A 1.32
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 52.08 3rd A 0.94
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 51.16 3rd A 0.94
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 50.78 2nd B 0.69
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 49.54 1st C 0.69
Bruce Dau - Susan Slinger 48.84 4th A 0.66
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 48.44 2nd C 0.48
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (12/07) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 69.56 1st A 2.06
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Wasserstrom 64.22 2nd A 1.44
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 62.22 3rd A 1.03
Rachael Spencer - Susan Slinger 54.07 4th A 0.72
James Slinger - Kenneth Llacera 53.78 5th A 0.41
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 52.37 4th B 0.43
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 46.22 3rd C 0.42
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Aft (12/07) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 59.32 1st OA 1.97
Patricia Heller - Susan Mazzei 59.04 2nd OA 1.48
Gina Brown - Margaret Suddards 58.06 2nd OB 1.13
Alicia Keen - John Walker 57.66 4th OA 0.83
Edna Elkins - Francine Raphael 55.71 3rd OB 0.85
Laura McCabe - Michael Burk 54.88 1st OC 1.13
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 54.72 5th OB 0.48
Ann Sydes - Gloria Dioszegi 51.79 4th SB 0.27
Robin Lasser - Yvette Benson 51.23 3rd SB 0.38
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 50.71 2nd OC 0.85
Joy Gift - Sharol Sevilla 50.43 3rd OC 0.64
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 48.33 4th OC 0.48

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) 206-7948
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