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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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STaC Week: August 21-27

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

There is a Unit STaC game on Saturday at 10:30A. There is no requirement to sign-up in advance. Note, there must be 5 or more tables to run a STaC game.

Please contact Ken to request a partner: (831) 426-4949; via email to Partner Request.

Beginning Bridge Class

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 robinde@juno.com, call her at (831) 462-5367 or see Robin at the SCBC.

Surf's Up Sectional

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).

Bergen's Rules For Being A Good Partner

14. Perhaps unfashionable, it really is OK to be pleasant to a partner with whom you also happen to live with.

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
  • 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 Tue Eve (08/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 66.67 1st A 1.08
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 56.42 2nd A 0.76
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 54.92 3rd A 0.54
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 54.25 1st B 0.59
Bette Harken - Ginger Stone 51.17 5th A 0.22
Maria Levy - Martha Ashelman 47.08 2nd B 0.41
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (08/22) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 69.05 1st A 1.69
John Hullman - Pamela Benz 61.61 1st A 1.69
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 54.17 2nd A 1.18
Ann Ottenberg - Richard Wasserstrom 53.87 2nd A 1.18
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Brown 52.68 1st B 0.98
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 51.79 3rd A 0.85
Helene Hayes - Victoria Bell 51.79 2nd B 0.69
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 47.02 1st C 0.64
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (08/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Joann Perkins - Marilyn Payne 61.51 1st OA 1.05
Francine Raphael - Sigrid Lohnberg 57.14 2nd OA 0.79
Chris Tainty - David Harken 55.95 3rd OA 0.59
Ane Gade - Teri Handzel 53.17 4/5th OA 0.39
Mickey Ording - Molly Ording 53.17 3rd OB 0.50
Michael Burk - Thomas Burke 50.79 4/5th OB 0.33
Carol Cowen - John Wesolowski 50.79 4/5th OB 0.33
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (08/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 64.07 1st A 1.88
Donald Seldeen - Kenneth Llacera 63.01 2nd A 1.32
Charles Pender - Richard Hill 61.24 1st A 1.88
Jonni Faircrest - Malcolm Sprott 59.13 2nd A 1.32
Gina Brown - Pamela Benz 57.76 3rd A 0.94
Jeff Belden - Lani Ray 56.58 4th A 0.66
Peggy Dilfer - Susan Benich 52.36 1st B 1.10
Claire Swetland - D Webb 52.03 2nd B 0.77
Barbara Black - Judith Franich 51.34 1st C 0.64
Bruce Dau - Jim Martin 49.06 3rd B 0.55
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (08/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Cheryl Devlin - Mark Hasey 59.50 1st A 0.64
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 57.33 1st B 0.56
Diane Wagener - Gail Matthews 56.50 1st A 0.64
John Oppenheimer - Michael Modest 53.00 2nd A 0.45
Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant 52.92 2nd B 0.39
Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper 52.83 3rd B 0.28
Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg 52.25 2nd C 0.22
Harold Wasserstrom - Pamela Benz 51.92 3rd A 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (08/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 67.86 1st A 0.80
Jonni Faircrest - Ken Gamble 66.07 1st A 0.80
Liesel Sabloff - Sherry Gilbreath 55.65 2nd A 0.56
Ann Ottenberg - Jeff Belden 54.76 2nd A 0.56
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 53.87 3rd A 0.40
Diana Schilling - John Hadley 53.57 2nd B 0.34
Ginger Stone - Jack Simon 53.27 1st B 0.48
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 51.49 2nd B 0.34
Gary Oing - John Benich 49.40 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (08/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Alicia Keen - Robin McDuff 56.00 1.22 Red, 1.22 Blk
Barbara Shepardson - Joanne Nelson 54.00 0.92 Red, 0.91 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (08/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
A Jeanne Allen - Judy Osborn 62.31 1st A 0.40
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 60.08 1st A 0.40
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 57.53 2nd A 0.28
John Walker - Julia Snow 54.97 1st B 0.25
Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas 48.66 2nd B 0.18
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 47.32 2nd A 0.28
Robin Lasser - Yvette Benson 45.15 3rd A 0.20
Melinda Kovats - Patricia McNeal 44.64 2nd B 0.14
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (08/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 66.20 1st A 1.00
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 53.24 2nd A 0.70
Jonni Faircrest - Mick Friedberg 51.85 3rd A 0.50
Ann Ottenberg - Stanna Balassi 50.00 4th A 0.35
Barry Samuel - Kenneth Martin 49.54 1/2nd B 0.41
Annemarie Moller - Sherry Gilbreath 49.54 1/2nd B 0.41
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (08/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Kenneth Martin 60.84 1st A 0.80
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 57.20 2nd A 0.56
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 55.13 3rd A 0.40
Bette Harken - David Harken 52.64 4th A 0.28
Dennis Claussen - Jeanne Dawson 50.95 2nd C 0.25
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (08/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg 63.39 1st A 0.80
Joanne Wicker - Vincent McLoughlin 60.12 1st A 0.80
Barry Samuel - Malcolm Sprott 59.23 2nd A 0.56
Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth 55.36 2nd A 0.56
Fred Velez - John Benich 55.36 3rd A 0.40
Gina Brown - Pamela Benz 54.46 3rd A 0.40
John Hullman - Salvatore Turano Jr 51.19 2nd C 0.22
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 49.70 2nd B 0.28
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 46.43 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 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

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