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Annual Meeting and Holiday Party Games

The Annual Meeting of Unit 550 is scheduled for Saturday, December 1. The game begins at 10AM. Unit 550 is supplying lunch and desert. Both the game and lunch are FREE!

The SCBC Holiday Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 8. The game begins at 10AM. Unit 550 is hosting a full meal at the break. Both the game and lunch are FREE!

Each game will have a separate 299er section if there are five tables. Even if you don't play, you are welcome and encouraged to join us for lunch at either game.

There is a sign-up for the Holiday Party so that we can get a meal count. If you need a partner, email us and we will try to arrange one for you.

Unit 550 Board Election

Your offical ballot may be picked up at the SCBC or printed out here.

You may cast your ballot any time from now until 2P on Friday, November 30th. Results will be announced at the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party Saturday, December 1st. Remember: You must include your ACBL Number on the outside of your envelope for your ballot to count.

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

Making Our Game Better

Please, if you are sick or just feeling ill, please stay home so you don't pass it on.

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

One of our newer players adds these points:

  • Call the Director, rather then trying to resolve a problem
  • Allow the Director to assess the siuation and explain the ruling
  • Bid and play in tempo so as not to give unauthorized information
  • Enter the score in Bridgemate instead of "chatting" about the hand with partner or opponents
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (11/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Karen Klimowski - Ruth Grant 59.17 1st OA 2.48
Gloria Reiss - Ken Gamble 58.09 2nd OA 1.86
John Benich - Steven Nelson 57.22 3rd OA 1.40
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Shirley Smith 54.50 4th OA 1.05
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 54.08 5th OA 0.78
Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg 52.75 3rd OC 0.57
Angie Millslagle - Kristin Smith 47.42 2nd SC 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (11/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Hullman - Steven Smith 62.08 1st A 1.30
Richard Hill - Robin Evenden 55.42 2nd A 0.91
Irma Andrews - Susan Benich 53.75 3rd A 0.65
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 52.92 4/6th A 0.31
Bruce Dau - Kenneth Martin 52.92 4/6th A 0.31
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 52.92 4/6th A 0.31
Robert Johnson - Sydney Reuben 45.83 1/2nd C 0.27
Bonnie Simon - Jacci Sterling 45.83 1/2nd C 0.27
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (11/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 65.63 1st A 1.00
John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith 57.54 2nd A 0.70
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 54.64 3rd A 0.50
Henrietta Cooper - Mark Hasey 52.79 4th A 0.35
John Walker - Jonni Faircrest 52.60 3rd B 0.28
Diane Gunter - Marjorie Albright 43.99 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (11/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Robert Johnson - Shirley Smith 61.11 1st A 0.64
John Benich - Michael Burtch 55.56 2nd A 0.45
Bonnie Simon - Margaret Suddards 52.18 3rd A 0.32
Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski 51.79 1st C 0.28
Barbara Black - Jacci Sterling 50.00 2nd C 0.20
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (11/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Cowen - Gina Brown 69.44 1st A 0.36
Betsy Allen - Michael Kerner 65.00 1st A 0.36
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 63.89 2nd A 0.25
Kenneth Girouard - Lou Browning 57.78 2nd A 0.25
Richard Pearce - Susan Pearce 53.89 2nd B 0.14
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (11/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Elena Laborde Bishop - Rick Zinman 60.07 1st A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 59.42 2nd A 0.49
Claire Swetland - D Webb 59.18 1st A 0.70
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 56.45 2nd A 0.49
Dorothy Malutta - Phyllis Cramblet 55.16 3rd A 0.35
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Bruno 51.09 3rd A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (11/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Angie Millslagle - John Wesolowski 58.13 1st A 0.64
Dennis Claussen - Michael Burtch 56.69 2nd A 0.45
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 54.85 3rd A 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (11/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Oppenheimer - Roxana Perkins 58.80 1st A 1.00
Ann Ottenberg - Stanna Balassi 56.02 2nd A 0.70
Bonnie Simon - Marilyn Diola 55.56 3rd A 0.50
John Hullman - Pamela Benz 54.17 4th A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (11/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 58.75 1st A 0.30
Darby Kremers - Diane Duey 55.63 1st A 0.30
Ceil Cirillo - Eric Stolzberg 55.00 1st B 0.24
Joy Gift - Sharol Sevilla 52.50 2nd B 0.17
Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas 50.00 2nd A 0.21
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (11/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Richard Wasserstrom 56.65 1st A 0.80
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 56.45 2nd A 0.56
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 55.95 1st A 0.80
Gina Brown - Nancy Wainer 55.51 2nd A 0.56
Joanne Bruno - Phyllis Cramblet 54.21 3rd A 0.40
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 54.07 3rd A 0.40
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 50.05 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (11/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Salvatore Turano Jr 65.00 1st A 0.56
Gloria Reiss - Ken Gamble 60.83 1st A 0.56
John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith 60.83 1st B 0.48
Carol Avenmarg - Margaret Suddards 52.50 1st B 0.48
Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant 51.25 2nd B 0.34
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 50.83 2nd B 0.34
Lester Loops - Robert Johnson 49.58 2nd C 0.22
Deb Dotters - Vern Dotters 47.08 2nd C 0.28

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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