We have just concluded another successful sectional. Our efforts were well received by visitors and Unit 550 members alike. While I had the honor of being the chairperson, result is equally shared with all who volunteered and contributed; a sectional tournament simply canít happen without everyone pitching in.
To the many who brought foods to share, a sincere thank you. Your offerings were plentiful, generous and tasty. Staying in the kitchen, I was treated to the guest compliments but the credit goes to all those who brought snacks and food.
The crew, including John Benich, Robert Johnson, Ken and Shirley Llacera, Gary Oing, John Wesolowski and Eric Stolzberg, who set up on Saturday morning and then packed up made it happen so smoothly you would have thought the sectional was always held at the Senior Center. John Benich also put together a team who prepared the SCBC for carpet cleaning and then set it up afterwards so no game was impacted. David and Bette Harken handled a myriad of tasks. Preparing the boards for play was accomplished by Ken Gamble and Jonni Faircrest. This is the kind of effort that makes an event come off successfully but can sometimes go unacknowledged. Thank you all!
The kitchen ran as well as it did thanks to Gary Oing. Mickís lunchtime presentation was well received. Sydney Reuben as co-chair and Laura McCab as partnership desk each doing an effective job.
We should all be proud. Let's carry this success forward to future sectionals. Tom Burke, Surfs Up Chair.
Please consider joining the Board or a committee. You do not need to be an expert player or a long-time member of Unit 550. Your ideas and enthusiasm are all that is required.
The Board deals with all aspects of running our Santa Cruz Bridge Center to create an overall bridge experience for our members that is entertaining and educational while maintaining a friendly, competitive environment. We work with Club Owners to operate and manage the SCBC facility.
Contact Ken Llacera or any member of the Board or reply to this email to put your name in for election to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors or to learn more. The deadline for accepting nominations for the official ballot is Monday, October 15th; write-in candidates and nominations from the floor on election day are also accepted. The election results will be announced during the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 1st.
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.)
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:
One of our newer players adds these points:
|Robin Evenden - Susan Slinger||62.20||1st OA||2.63|
|Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom||60.42||2nd OA||1.97|
|Janet Tainty - Neil Joseph Smyth||58.04||3rd OA||1.48|
|Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer||56.25||1st OB||1.38|
|Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola||55.06||2/3rd OB||0.91|
|Elena Laborde Bishop - Robin McDuff||55.06||1st OC||0.99|
|Diana Schilling - John Hadley||50.00||4/5th OB||0.51|
|Gary Oing - John Benich||50.00||2nd OC||0.74|
|John Hullman - Steven Smith||48.21||1st SC||0.24|
|Joanne Brown - Kristin Smith||58.93||1st A||0.80|
|Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews||57.74||2nd A||0.56|
|John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith||52.38||3rd A||0.40|
|Deb Dotters - Vern Dotters||49.40||2nd C||0.22|
|Barbara Black - Jacci Sterling||58.33||1st A||0.64|
|Carol Cowen - Gina Brown||55.36||2nd A||0.45|
|Michael Burk - Robert Johnson||50.60||3rd A||0.32|
|John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta||65.00||1st A||0.56|
|Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas||64.17||1st A||0.56|
|Amos Hahn - Antoinette Jardine||59.17||2nd A||0.39|
|Betsy Allen - Carolyn Watanabe||53.33||2nd A||0.39|
|Richard Pearce - Susan Pearce||52.50||3rd A||0.28|
|Katherine Beiers - Mary Martin||50.00||3rd A||0.28|
|Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott||68.75||1st A||0.80|
|Claire Swetland - D Webb||59.23||1st A||0.80|
|Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden||58.33||2nd A||0.56|
|James Slinger - Ken Llacera||58.33||2nd A||0.56|
|Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr||56.55||3rd A||0.40|
|Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz||50.30||3rd A||0.40|
|Marilyn Diola - Sherry Gilbreath||50.00||2nd B||0.28|
|Gloria Reiss - Lloyd Shipman Jr||48.21||1st C||0.24|
|Kristin Smith - Steven Smith||66.00||1st A||0.48|
|Angie Millslagle - John Wesolowski||58.00||2nd A||0.34|
|John Oppenheimer - Mary Peterson||64.88||1st A||0.90|
|Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg||60.42||2nd A||0.63|
|Janet Tainty - Steven Smith||58.99||1st A||0.90|
|Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth||56.88||2nd A||0.63|
|Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill||56.08||3rd A||0.45|
|Gloria Reiss - Ken Gamble||55.95||3rd A||0.45|
|Ann Ottenberg - April Johnston||55.82||4th A||0.32|
|Pamela Benz - Peter Andrews||50.89||2nd B||0.34|
|Elena Laborde Bishop - Thomas Burke||47.62||2nd C||0.22|
|Darby Kremers - Linda Downing||65.00||1st A||0.36|
|Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano||60.00||1st A||0.36|
|Shellie Roy - Steven Nelson||55.00||2nd A||0.25|
|John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn||50.00||2nd A||0.25|
|Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno||58.18||1st A||0.70|
|Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble||57.40||2nd A||0.49|
|Donald Seldeen - Ken Llacera||57.10||1st A||0.70|
|Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola||56.99||3rd A||0.35|
|Peggy Dilfer - Susan Benich||53.13||2nd A||0.49|
|Richard Wasserstrom - Rick Zinman||52.23||3rd A||0.35|
|Josh Karter - Steven Smith||50.94||2nd B||0.22|
|Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth||65.48||1st A||0.70|
|Richard Hill - Robin Evenden||60.12||1st A||0.70|
|Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom||59.23||2nd A||0.49|
|Liesel Sabloff - Mick Friedberg||56.25||2nd A||0.49|
|John Hullman - Steven Smith||52.98||3rd A||0.35|
|Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson||52.08||3rd A||0.35|
|Bette Harken - Pamela Benz||47.62||2nd B||0.22|
|Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer||44.05||2nd B||0.22|
|Howard Feldstein - Jan Winham||60.71||1st A||0.80|
|Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews||60.12||2nd A||0.56|
|Josh Karter - Rick Zinman||52.38||3rd A||0.40|
|John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith||49.40||1st C||0.24|
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 email@example.com.
|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|
|Scratch||Jonni Faircrest||(831) 531-8375|
|Santa Cruz Duplicate||Ken 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