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Santa Cruz County
Unit 550

Unit 550
Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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STaC Week & Saturday Games

Most games this week are STaC games so you can earn lots of silver points. The standard table fee is $10 for STaC games. Check the SCBC calendar for details.

There are two Unit STaC games on Saturday, August 27. There is the Saturday 10A morning game and a Saturday afternoon game, starting at 2P. Please sign-up at the SCBC or email info@santacruzbridge.org.

Wednesday Evening Game Expands to 99ers

Beginning September 7, the Wednesday Evening Newcomer Game is expanding to 99er. A FREE lesson at 6PM precedes the game. If you have not previously attended a Newcomer Game this year, the game on September 7 is also FREE.

The Newcomer Game is scheduled every Wednesday evening at 6:30-9PM. Please reply if you plan to attend so that you will get materials to prepare for the lesson, Leading Against Suit Contracts; indicate if you need a partner. Ken Llacera, a Gold Life Master, is the instructor and director.

Dolores Abrams Memorial Game

The Dolores Abrams Memorial Game is Saturday, September 10 is free to all Unit 550 members. This year there is one game with two sections: Open and 299er. The 299er section is limited to 7 tables due to being in the Classroom; the open section is limited to 13 tables. Please sign-up in advance as those who have signed up will have priority if there is more than a full set of tables. (Unit 550 members have priority over non-members)

The game will start at 10:30A. During the game there will be a short break with cake to celebrate "Dee". Please sign-up at the SCBC or email info@santacruzbridge.org with questions, partner request or to sign-up.

299er Unit Game

Due to the success of the July 299er Unit Game, the second Unit Game of the month will be limited to 299ers. The next 299er Unit Game is Saturday, October 22 at 10:30A, with extra masterpoints and great snacks. Come on in and join the fun!

Please sign up at the SCBC or by email to 299er Unit Game Sign Up. If you need a partner, indicate that in the email and we will try to arrange one for you.

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

Friday Game Menu

You are requested to reserve lunch in advance (the preceding Wednesday) by signing up at the SCBC, calling 465-1102, or via email Reserve Lunch. You can also click on the "lunch" link in the SCBC online calendar or click here.

Only those with advance lunch reservations are guaranteed a lunch.

Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (08/24) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 64.17 1st A 0.30
Darby Kremers - Sydney Jane Reuben 60.00 1st A 0.30
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 56.67 2nd A 0.21
Mary Courtheryn - Pete Thomas 55.00 2nd A 0.21
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (08/24) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mick Friedberg - Robin Evenden 59.72 1st A 1.78
Donald Seldeen - Kenneth Llacera 57.41 2nd A 1.25
Carol Avenmarg - Ken Gamble 57.18 1st A 1.78
Barry Samuel - Pamela Benz 55.56 2nd A 1.25
Jeff Belden - Richard Hill 53.94 3rd A 0.89
Dorothy Malutta - Phyllis Cramblet 53.47 1st B 0.98
Bruce Dau - Lani Ray 53.24 4th A 0.62
Diana Schilling - Elena Laborde Bishop 52.08 2nd B 0.69
Chris Stephens - Louise Stephens 46.30 2/3rd C 0.42
Jack Simon - Jerome Goodell 46.30 2/3rd C 0.42
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (08/23) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 60.42 1st A 0.84
Carol Avenmarg - Kristin Smith 57.50 1st A 0.84
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 55.42 2nd A 0.59
Dennis Claussen - Michael Burtch 55.42 2nd A 0.59
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 54.17 3rd A 0.42
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 51.25 3rd A 0.42
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (08/23) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 69.94 1st A 1.69
Robin Evenden - Susan Slinger 60.42 1st A 1.69
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 59.52 2nd A 1.18
Lani Ray - Neil Joseph Smyth 55.65 2nd A 1.18
Elena Laborde Bishop - Jonni Faircrest 55.06 1st B 0.91
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Brown 54.17 2nd B 0.64
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 50.60 3rd A 0.85
George Beard - Salvatore Turano Jr 49.11 2nd B 0.64
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (08/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Chris Tainty - David Harken 71.11 1st A 0.40
John Wesolowski - Sydney Jane Reuben 64.44 1st A 0.40
Edna Elkins - Francine Raphael 61.11 2nd A 0.28
Ann Sydes - Gloria Dioszegi 56.11 3rd A 0.20
A Jeanne Allen - Joanne Turnquist 53.33 1st B 0.35
Lynn Bull - Peggy Mount 50.56 2nd B 0.25
Charlotte Sherman - Laura McCabe 49.44 1st C 0.20
Bernice Herman - Carol Clouse 46.67 2nd C 0.14
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (08/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 60.85 1st A 1.78
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 57.41 2nd A 1.25
Janet Tainty - Linda Hanson 55.95 1st A 1.78
Annemarie Moller - Joanne Brown 55.06 2nd A 1.25
Bonnie Simon - Liesel Sabloff 53.57 3rd A 0.89
Josh Karter - Richard Wasserstrom 53.28 4/5th A 0.49
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Hill 53.28 4/5th A 0.49
Kenneth Llacera - Mark Wainer 52.91 3rd A 0.89
Claire Swetland - D Webb 51.85 2nd B 0.64
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (08/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg 68.26 1st A 0.48
Bette Harken - Bill McIntosh 58.52 2nd A 0.34
Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper 51.63 1st A 0.48
Alicia Keen - Linda Hanson 51.56 2nd B 0.28
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 51.13 2nd A 0.34
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat AM (08/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Leszek Rabiega - Peter Gelfand 58.33 1.60 Red, 1.59 Blk
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 56.67 1.20 Red, 1.19 Blk
Lani Ray - Virginia Calhoun 55.83 0.90 Red, 0.89 Blk
Jo Ginsberg - Len Vishnevsky 55.42 0.68 Red, 0.67 Blk
Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom 55.00 0.51 Red, 0.50 Blk
Liesel Sabloff - Sherry Gilbreath 53.33 0.79 Red, 0.79 Blk
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 50.42 0.60 Red, 0.59 Blk
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Click Fri AM (08/19) for results.
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (08/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Leszek Rabiega - Peter Gelfand 65.28 1.41 Red, 1.40 Blk
Lani Ray - Richard Wasserstrom 59.72 1.06 Red, 1.05 Blk
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 57.64 0.79 Red, 0.79 Blk
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 51.39 0.60 Red, 0.59 Blk
Alan Chase - Robin McDuff 45.83 0.23 Red, 0.23 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Aft (08/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Hullman - Salvatore Turano Jr 65.00 1st OA 2.55
Linda Hanson - Susan Mazzei 61.67 2nd OA 1.91
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 59.58 3rd OA 1.43
Bob Fontana - Jonni Faircrest 58.75 3rd OB 1.10
Lani Ray - Richard Wasserstrom 50.42 5th OA 0.81
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 50.00 1st OC 1.22
Diane Duey - Judith Ford 48.75 2nd OC 0.92

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
EurekaBill McIntosh(408) 842-4886
MonarchMark Hasey(831) 427-2112
Bridge4FunJane Jennings(831) 708-8124
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