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2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
831-465-1102
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Surfs Up Sectional October 13 & 14

The tournament is at a new location: Mid-County Senior Center in Capitola. Here's a map.

There's a two-session Open Pairs on Saturday, play either session or both. For 299er players, there's a separate section.

Chair Tom Burke has planned a terrific event. The flyer can be accessed here. If you need a partner contact Laura McCabe at (831) 818-0957.

Additional information is on this website, click the Surfs Up icon in the left menu bar.

Tuesday Evening Pro-Am

There will be a Pro-Am game on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30PM. It will start with a potluck at 6PM, provided by the Am players.

"Am's" (under 750 points): You may play with your regular Tuesday Am, another Am, a "Pro" you have asked, or Robin will do her best to set you up with a "Pro" for the evening. Please sign up on the sheet provided at the SCBC. If you have any questions, e-mail Robin at robinde@juno.com or call the bridge center at 465-1102.

"Pro's": Please sign up at the SCBC if you are willing to share your expertise.

Unit 550 Board of Directors Election

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.

Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (09/24) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Diane Gunter - Suzanne Haley 62.70 1st A 0.42
Harold Wasserstrom - Judy Osborn 61.90 1st A 0.42
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 60.32 1st B 0.30
Angie Millslagle - Suzie Bogaard 57.94 3rd A 0.21
Francine Raphael - Sigrid Lohnberg 57.54 2nd A 0.29
Leslie Davidson - Margaret Suddards 50.40 3rd A 0.21
Cynthia Copple - Renee Flint 46.03 1st C 0.18
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (09/24) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Susan Slinger 66.67 1st A 1.00
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 58.33 2nd A 0.70
Robert Johnson - Steve Smith 53.24 3rd A 0.50
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 51.85 4th A 0.35
Bette Harken - Pamela Benz 51.39 2nd B 0.34
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 45.83 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (09/23) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harold Wasserstrom - Jan Winham 71.35 1st A 0.48
Howard Feldstein - Mark Hasey 61.98 1st A 0.48
John Benich - Marti Jones 56.90 1st B 0.40
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 56.88 2nd A 0.34
Carol Avenmarg - Margaret Suddards 55.26 2nd B 0.22
Diane Gunter - Ruth Grant 49.51 2nd B 0.28
Judith Ford - Victoria Bell 44.51 2nd C 0.22
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 43.38 1st C 0.16
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (09/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 63.39 1st A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 60.42 1st A 0.70
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 57.44 2nd A 0.49
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 53.87 1st B 0.40
Fred Velez - Mary Peterson 51.19 2nd B 0.28
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 49.70 2nd A 0.49
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 48.51 3rd A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (09/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Robin McDuff 63.50 1st OA 1.90
Howard Feldstein - Jan Winham 55.50 2nd OA 1.43
Harold Wasserstrom - John Oppenheimer 50.50 2nd SB 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (09/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 66.96 1st OA 1.28
John Benich - Rachael Spencer 58.07 2nd OA 0.96
Helene Hayes - Victoria Bell 56.93 3rd OA 0.72
David Harken - John Walker 55.77 4th OA 0.54
Bonnie Simon - Margaret Suddards 52.67 5th SA 0.19
Gina Brown - John Wesolowski 51.26 2nd SC 0.17
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (09/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Michael Burk 73.33 1st A 0.42
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 57.50 1st A 0.42
Cynthia Copple - Renee Flint 56.67 1st B 0.30
Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas 54.17 2nd A 0.29
Carolyn Watanabe - Sheri Norbosh 53.33 3rd A 0.21
Kenneth Girouard - Lou Browning 46.67 3rd A 0.21
Kim Blake - Peggy Williams 45.00 2/4th C 0.10
Amos Hahn - Mary Martin 45.00 2/4th C 0.10
David Hemrick - Patti Bostard 45.00 2/4th C 0.10
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (09/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Neil Joseph Smyth 59.48 1st A 0.70
Claire Swetland - D Webb 57.57 1st A 0.70
Robin McDuff - Steven Smith 56.93 2nd A 0.49
Ken Llacera - Sydney Reuben 55.50 3rd A 0.35
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 54.59 2nd A 0.49
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 54.00 3rd A 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (09/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Avenmarg - Steven Smith 67.00 1st A 0.48
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 58.00 1st B 0.40
Jacci Sterling - Shirley Llacera 45.00 2/3rd B 0.24
David Harken - John Walker 45.00 2/3rd B 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (09/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Joanne Wicker - Ken Gamble 61.48 1st OA 2.33
Bonnie Simon - Marilyn Diola 59.63 2/3rd OA 1.53
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 59.63 2/3rd OA 1.53
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 53.70 4th OA 0.98
Joanne Brown - Susan Slinger 51.11 5th SA 0.24
John Oppenheimer - Mary Peterson 49.26 2nd SC 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (09/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Angie Millslagle - Kristin Smith 71.25 1st OA 0.99
Leslie Davidson - Margaret Suddards 60.63 2nd OA 0.74
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 57.90 1st OB 0.82
Diane Gunter - Suzanne Haley 54.38 4th OA 0.42
Carol Cowen - Michael Burk 54.23 2nd OB 0.62
Francine Raphael - Sigrid Lohnberg 46.88 3rd OB 0.46

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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