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STaC Week With Saturday Game

Most games during this week are STaC games, including Thursday AM, 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 10A. 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.

Beginners Bridge Series #2 Starts September 10th

This series of 10 classes begins Monday, September 10, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at Santa Cruz Bridge Center. The series is highly recommended if:

  • You've taken Series #1, but not yet had Series #2, OR
  • You haven't played bridge for a while and want to brush up on the basics, OR
  • You want to take the series again because it contains so much valuable material.

Advance registration is required. To find out more about the series or to register, please contact teacher Sydney J. Reuben sydneyjane210@gmail.com.

Patience & Teaching

Trying to teach or give advice during a game is not effective and might even be seen as a violation of ACBL rules (see Law 74.A.2, Etiquette of Word and Action: A player should carefully avoid any remark or action that might cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game.)

  • Don't teach at the table; waiting until the game is over is much more effective
  • Giving advice during the game is bad strategy, typically unwanted and could easily be wrong
  • Talking about a board/result often reaveals details of the board to other players
  • Even well-meaning advice might be taken as criticism, which is unethical, rude and a violation of the Laws
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (08/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 61.86 1st A 2.34
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 59.30 2/3rd A 1.41
Jonni Faircrest - Lani Ray 59.30 2/3rd A 1.41
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 55.06 4th A 0.82
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 53.20 5th A 0.47
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 51.92 6th A 0.39
John Oppenheimer - Mary Peterson 51.60 1st C 0.69
Janet Tainty - Steven Smith 51.28 2nd C 0.48
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (08/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 64.38 1st A 0.64
Carol Cowen - Michael Burk 60.63 1st A 0.64
Joanne Turnquist - Judith Ford 56.88 2/3rd A 0.39
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 56.88 1st C 0.46
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 54.38 2nd A 0.45
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 50.63 2nd C 0.32
Mary Dean - Peggy Williams 48.75 2nd B 0.37
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (08/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bruce Dau - Jim Martin 62.64 1st A 1.88
Janet Tainty - Neil Joseph Smyth 61.06 2nd A 1.32
Jeff Belden - Lani Ray 60.50 1/2nd A 1.60
Donald Seldeen - Ken Llacera 60.50 1/2nd A 1.60
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 56.11 3rd A 0.94
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 54.77 3rd A 0.94
Ann Ottenberg - Stanna Balassi 54.72 4th A 0.66
Joanne Bruno - Phyllis Cramblet 53.24 3rd B 0.55
Bonnie Simon - Bonnie Tragni 53.15 4th A 0.66
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (08/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Joanne Brown - Mick Friedberg 60.88 1.50 Red, 1.50 Blk
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 57.81 1.13 Red, 1.12 Blk
Peter Sun - Tien-Chun Yang 55.21 0.85 Red, 0.84 Blk
John Benich - Susan Benich 52.00 0.92 Red, 0.92 Blk
Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper 51.13 0.69 Red, 0.69 Blk
Carol Avenmarg - Margaret Suddards 50.88 0.52 Red, 0.52 Blk
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 49.38 0.32 Red, 0.32 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (08/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Hill 61.90 1st SA 1.10
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 59.82 2nd SA 0.77
Jeff Belden - Lani Ray 57.44 1st SA 1.10
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 55.95 3rd SA 0.55
Bette Harken - Pamela Benz 55.65 2nd SA 0.77
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 54.17 3rd SA 0.55
Harold Wasserstrom - Steven Smith 54.17 2nd SB 0.45
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (08/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Annette Whelan - Evelyn Pritchard 68.33 1st OA 1.40
Renee Flint - Sheri Norbosh 63.33 2nd OA 1.05
Jared Jacobs - Patricia Moesinger 58.33 3rd OB 0.45
Carolyn Watanabe - Valerie Tudor 43.33 1/2nd SB 0.34
Lori Lee Biagi - Mary Courtheyn 43.33 1/2nd SB 0.34
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (08/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 57.87 1.41 Red, 1.40 Blk
John Wesolowski - Mick Friedberg 55.09 1.06 Red, 1.05 Blk
Margaret Suddards - Pamela Benz 54.63 0.79 Red, 0.79 Blk
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 53.24 0.60 Red, 0.59 Blk
Gloria Reiss - Michael Modest 52.31 0.42 Red, 0.41 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (08/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Barbara Black - Bette Harken 64.58 1st A 0.72
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 63.89 2nd A 0.50
Deborah Goodell - Jerome Goodell 52.08 3rd A 0.36
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 44.44 3rd B 0.28
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 43.75 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (08/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 67.74 1st A 0.96
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 57.00 2nd A 0.67
Alok Mohan - Nancy Mohan 55.69 3rd A 0.48
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 55.25 4th A 0.34
Ken Girouard - Lou Browning 49.94 5th A 0.19
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (08/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ken Llacera - Sydney Reuben 59.33 1st OA 2.48
Claire Swetland - D Webb 58.93 2nd OA 1.86
Ken Gamble - Mick Friedberg 57.84 3rd OA 1.40
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 56.45 4th OA 1.05
Ginger Stone - Joanne Brown 55.24 1st OC 0.95
Ann Ottenberg - Jeff Belden 52.43 3rd SA 0.35
Phyllis Wasserstrom - Richard Wasserstrom 52.08 4th OB 0.69
Annemarie Moller - Sherry Gilbreath 49.60 2nd OC 0.71
Laura McCabe - Susan Benich 48.81 1st SC 0.32
Rick Zinman - Robin McDuff 47.17 2nd SC 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (08/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Margaret Suddards - Robert Johnson 59.49 1st A 0.64
Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein 56.71 2nd A 0.45
Lois Wolfe - Peggy Dilfer 55.07 3rd A 0.32
Andrew Calciano - William Calciano 53.93 2nd B 0.34

Who We Are: We are seven bridge clubs authorized within Unit 550. We host ACBL-sanctioned bridge games every day at the SCBC. Our goal is to give you the best bridge playing environment.

Games: There are daily and evening games open to players of all levels with some games reserved for novice and/or intermediate players. Some games feature an optional meal at a nominal cost. If you need information about a game or a partner, please contact any one of us listed below, call us at the SCBC, or send us an email at scbc.director@gmail.com.

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) 531-8375
Santa Cruz DuplicateKen Llacera(831) 426-4949

Schedule: View our regular schedule by clicking on Schedule. Alternatively, you can click on Calendar to view specific games for any day, meals offered and changes to the regular schedule.

Results: Game results are immediately available via the Results dropdown menu. You can also view a game's results by going to the Calendar and clicking on (includes hand records) or (results only).

Classes: A variety of lessons on bridge for beginning social players as well as experienced duplicate players wanting to reach the "next level" are available. Use the Learn Bridge dropdown menu at the left to see our current classes. Other learning materials are listed as well. The Calendar provides specific days for offered classes.

Note: Please observe our non-smoking, fragrance-free environment.

We look forward to seeing you at the tables!

Nancy, Jan, Mark, Robin, Mary and Jonni


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