Unit 550 is holding a Hurricane Harvey Charity Game at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center on Saturday, September 30 with a 10A start time.
A tax-deductible donation of $20 is suggested but donations of any amount will be gratefully received. You do not have to be present to make a donation; mail or bring in your check/cash to the SCBC. The Unit will match all donations, up to $1000, and the ACBL will match the total raised; every $1 donated generates $4. 100% of the proceeds go to the Harvey Relief Fund.
This charity event is a Unit game with extra masterpoints. There will be two sections: Open and 299er. You must sign-up as space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for additional information on donations.
The Unit is providing "heavy" snacks and a salad at the break; if you require a more substantial meal, please bring your own.
Let's pull together to help the folks in the Gulf Coast!
A "new" Newcomer Game! Nancy Wainer will be directing a brand new game, limited to players with 0-10 master points, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.
A mini-lesson will be offered at 6:10P with a 12 board "relaxed and friendly" duplicate game to follow at 6:30P, finishing by 8:30P. Partners not required - you can be matched up when you arrive.
Only $6 for the lesson, game, hand records and Nancy's famous cookies! Contact her if you have any questions or just show up on September 28 for the next session. Check the website calendar for all future games.
The Thursday Afternoon game is restarting October 12. Limited to players having less than 750 MPs, it begins at 10AM with a 45-minute lesson taught by Ken Llacera. The game consist of 24 boards or less. The lesson and game is $10. You are welcome to just come for the game for $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. The session will wrap up at approximately 2:15P.
Bridge Camp continues the 1st Thursday of the month.
Please contact Ken with any question about the game or to request a partner: (831) 426-4949; via email to Thursday Game.
Jonni is the Unit 550's newest director. He purchased the Thursday Evening game from Mark and directs every Thursday evening at 6:30P.
Please come out to support this game, which is the only Open game offered in the evening.
Robin Evenden will be teaching Beginning Bridge starting in mid-September on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. If you have friends who want to learn the world's greatest game, please have them contact Robin at email@example.com, call her at (831) 462-5367 or see Robin at the SCBC.
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).
15. Think before verbally analyzing a hand. Don't embarrass yourself with an inaccurate comment. (Even better -- wait until the session is over and review the hand record prior to any comments.)
Here's a couple of tips to make our game better and more pleasant for everyone:
|Annemarie Moller - John Hullman||63.89||1st A||0.90|
|Ann Ottenberg - Mick Friedberg||61.11||1st A||0.90|
|Jonni Faircrest - Neil Joseph Smyth||60.42||2nd A||0.63|
|Paul Darin - Peter Gelfand||57.64||2nd A||0.63|
|Phillip Rodriguez - Robin Evenden||55.56||3rd A||0.45|
|Lani Ray - Mary Peterson||54.63||3rd A||0.45|
|Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson||53.94||2nd B||0.34|
|Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson||53.70||1st B||0.40|
|Judith Ford - Victoria Bell||48.15||2nd B||0.28|
|Josh Karter - Rick Zinman||61.85||1st A||1.20|
|Kenneth Llacera - Xavier Prochaska||55.93||2nd A||0.84|
|Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews||54.81||3/4th A||0.51|
|Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey||54.81||3/4th A||0.51|
|James Slinger - Susan Slinger||54.44||5th A||0.24|
|Cheryl Keay - Joanne Nelson||50.37||2nd C||0.34|
|John Wesolowski - Michael Burk||80.83||1st A||0.30|
|Cynthia Copple - Leslie Davidson||62.50||1st A||0.30|
|A Jeanne Allen - Judy Osborn||56.67||2nd A||0.21|
|Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke||50.83||2nd A||0.21|
|Angie Millslagle - Melinda Kovats||50.00||2nd B||0.14|
|Lesley Waltner - Steven Nelson||39.17||1st B||0.10|
|Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden||62.18||1st A||1.50|
|Kenneth Llacera - Phillip Rodriguez||58.33||2/3rd A||0.90|
|Henrietta Cooper - Liesel Sabloff||58.33||2/3rd A||0.90|
|Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz||56.09||4th A||0.53|
|Ken Gamble - Mick Friedberg||55.13||5th A||0.30|
|Barbara Wheeler - Joanne Bruno||52.98||1st C||0.40|
|John Benich - Mary Peterson||51.60||2nd C||0.28|
|Josh Karter - Rick Zinman||59.25||1st A||0.96|
|Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein||57.58||2nd A||0.67|
|Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith||56.17||1st B||0.64|
|Barbara Black - Vicki Kuhlmann||54.58||4th A||0.34|
|Alan Chase - Robin McDuff||53.92||2nd B||0.45|
|Alicia Keen - Suzanne Haley||46.25||3rd B||0.32|
|Lani Ray - Virginia Calhoun||61.81||1st A||0.90|
|Joanne Wicker - Kenneth Johnson||60.19||2nd A||0.63|
|Heather MacGregor - James Slinger||57.64||3rd A||0.45|
|Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth||57.41||1st A||0.90|
|Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson||54.63||2nd A||0.63|
|Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom||53.47||3rd A||0.45|
|Ann Ottenberg - April Johnston||52.78||4th A||0.32|
|Diana Schilling - Gary Oing||50.46||2nd B||0.34|
|Irma Andrews - John Hullman||49.31||2nd B||0.28|
|George Beard - Joanne Bruno||45.37||1st C||0.24|
|John Wesolowski - Melinda Kovats||68.25||1st A||0.42|
|Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter||59.13||2nd A||0.29|
|Judith Ford - Victoria Bell||58.73||1st A||0.42|
|Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley||57.14||3rd A||0.21|
|Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson||56.75||1st B||0.36|
|Peggy Mount - Renee Flint||50.40||2nd B||0.25|
|Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola||62.08||1st A||1.30|
|Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble||60.83||2nd A||0.91|
|Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno||57.92||3rd A||0.65|
|Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta||54.17||4th A||0.46|
|Gary Oing - John Benich||53.33||5th A||0.26|
|Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg||62.63||1st OA||2.33|
|Bette Harken - David Harken||61.46||2nd OA||1.75|
|Cheryl Devlin - Mark Hasey||57.69||3rd OA||1.31|
|Harold Wasserstrom - Pamela Benz||53.38||4th OA||0.98|
|Betty Wilkinson - Diane Gunter||51.88||3rd OB||0.68|
|Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant||49.63||4th OB||0.51|
|Diane Wagener - Shirley Smith||49.61||2nd SC||0.22|
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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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