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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (01/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Matt Nathanson - Will Forest 65.00 1st A 0.48
Lester Loops - Thomas Burke 59.21 1st A 0.48
Carol Clouse - Carroll Mayer 53.29 2nd A 0.34
John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn 51.56 2nd A 0.34
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 50.94 2nd B 0.17
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (01/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 62.50 1st A 1.50
Alan Chase - Rick Zinman 60.90 2nd A 1.05
Janet Tainty - Neil Joseph Smyth 59.61 3rd A 0.75
Ken Llacera - Peter Gelfand 58.65 4th A 0.53
Ann Ottenberg - Jeff Belden 51.28 5th A 0.30
Bruce Dau - Jim Martin 49.36 2nd B 0.50
Bharat Kamdar - Hemant Vaidya 48.40 3/4th B 0.31
Jacci Sterling - Shirley Llacera 48.40 3/4th B 0.31
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (01/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 59.00 1st A 0.48
Joan Simpson - Joanne Nelson 58.50 1st A 0.48
Carol Maggipinto - John Walker 54.00 2nd A 0.34
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 52.00 2nd B 0.28
Angie Millslagle - Carol Avenmarg 51.50 2nd A 0.34
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat Aft (01/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 68.16 1st OA 2.63
James Slinger - Susan Slinger 66.79 2nd OA 1.97
Ken Gamble - Nancy Wainer 63.70 3rd OA 1.48
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 58.79 4th OA 1.11
Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski 54.04 2nd OB 1.14
Diana Schilling - Susan Benich 53.49 3rd OB 0.86
Marilyn Diola - Pamela Benz 50.93 4th OB 0.64
Deb Dotters - Vern Katz 44.68 2nd OC 0.71
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (01/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mick Friedberg - Steven Smith 65.07 1st A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 62.46 2nd A 0.49
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 58.70 3rd A 0.35
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 55.98 1st A 0.70
Laura McCabe - Michael Burk 52.95 2nd A 0.49
Ken Gamble - Richard Hill 52.61 3rd A 0.35
Liesel Sabloff - Marilyn Diola 48.74 2nd B 0.22
Bette Harken - Pamela Benz 41.76 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (01/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Howard Feldstein 63.33 1st A 0.60
John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith 61.67 2nd A 0.42
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (01/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 63.10 1st A 0.70
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 59.52 1st A 0.70
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 57.44 2nd A 0.49
Liesel Sabloff - Mick Friedberg 55.06 3rd A 0.35
Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom 53.57 2nd A 0.49
John Benich - Neil Joseph Smyth 51.49 3rd A 0.35
Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno 49.40 1st B 0.24
Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski 47.62 2nd C 0.28
Deb Dotters - Vern Dotters 44.05 1st C 0.16
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (01/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 66.25 1st A 0.40
Carolyn Watanabe - Renee Flint 58.13 2nd A 0.28
Richard Pearce - Susan Pearce 55.63 1st A 0.40
Kenneth Girouard - Lou Browning 54.38 2nd A 0.28
Jule Hilton - Mary Dean 53.75 1st C 0.08
Jonathan Wong - Jondi Gumz 50.00 2nd B 0.14
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (01/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 76.56 1st A 1.10
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 64.35 2nd A 0.77
Ginger Stone - Joanne Brown 56.02 3rd A 0.55
Ken Gamble - Mick Friedberg 53.13 4th A 0.39
Annemarie Moller - Liesel Sabloff 48.96 2nd B 0.34
John Wesolowski - Steven Smith 46.35 1st C 0.32
Kristin Smith - Phyllis Cramblet 43.23 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (01/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Rick Zinman 62.97 1st A 0.72
John Wesolowski - Thomas Burke 62.40 2nd A 0.50
Carol Cowen - Steven Nelson 54.64 3rd A 0.36
Bette Harken - David Harken 52.65 4th A 0.25
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (01/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jeff Belden - Lani Ray 60.83 1st A 1.30
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 57.08 2/3rd A 0.78
Irma Andrews - John Hullman 57.08 2/3rd A 0.78
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 54.58 4th A 0.46
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 53.75 5th A 0.26
John Oppenheimer - Mary Peterson 50.83 3rd B 0.32
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 50.00 2/3rd C 0.19
Carol Avenmarg - Steven Smith 50.00 2/3rd C 0.19
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Beginning Bridge Adds Evening Session

Beginning Bridge classes start Wednesday, January 15. You can choose either the afternoon sessions: 12:30P to 2:30P or the evening sessions 5:30P to 7:30P, or whichever is convenient. Afternoons with Nancy Wainer or evenings with Bette Harken, you can't miss getting a great lesson. Sessions continue on Wednesdays for 10 weeks. First class is FREE! Continuing classes are $10 per session. Tell your friends about this terrific opportunity to play the game you love!

This class is appropriate for brand new beginners or those who learned to play long ago and want to update their skills. Class space is limited; reservation requested for first class. Contact Nancy or Bette by email for additional information.

New Years Resolutions For Bridge Players

It's the time of year to make those New Year's resolutions, and we have some suggestions for bridge players that will be much easier to keep than those "losing weight" and "getting in shape" resolutions. If we all make the effort, the bridge playing experience will be a positive one for every player.

2020 Resolutions

  • I will remember the Golden Rule and treat my partner, opponents and the director in a courteous manner---exactly as I would want to be treated!
  • I will arrive on time----at least 10-15 minutes before the game
  • I will turn my cell phone off before the game begins
  • I will welcome new players and introduce myself and my partner
  • My partner and I will each have a completed convention card at the table; I realize that the convention card is for the benefit of our opponents so I will not refer to it during the auction or play
  • Before looking at my cards, I will count them and be sure that I have 13 cards!
  • I will not touch the bidding box until I am ready to make a bid
  • When bidding, I will do so in tempo as I realize long pauses may give my partner unauthorized information
  • When making an initial lead, I will be sure to place my card face down until it is accepted by my partner----this will avoid those leads out of turn!
  • I will not snap my cards
  • At the end of play, I will not mix up my cards until everyone agrees on the result
  • If I am a North player, I will pass my boards by the end of the round or pass completed boards if we are behind
  • If I make a claim, I will do so by clearly explaining my line of play. If I do not do so, I understand that my opponents should not ask me to show my line of play rather call the director
  • I will refrain from making my own rulings at the table! I will call the director for any irregularity. I realize the director is there to make the game fair and equitable
  • I will complete each round in the allotted time as I understand that duplicate bridge is a timed event, that slow play is a violation of bridge law subject to penalty and that these penalties are well deserved when slow pairs disrupt the normal progression of the game
  • I will always wait until the end of the game (not the board or the round) for postmortems
  • FINAL RESOLUTION: I resolve to have fun and promote this great game of bridge to anyone and everyone!

Unit 550 Mission: As the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) of Santa Cruz County, Unit 550, we promote the game of bridge, support the bridge clubs at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center (SCBC), and provide a pleasant, fun environment for learning and playing bridge.

Game Calendar & Schedules: At the SCBC, 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. Clicking Schedule lists the regular schedule. Clicking Calendar displays the games and classes this month with changes from the regular schedule.

Game Results: Click Results on this page or on the in the Calendar.

Bridge ClubO w n e r / D i r e c t o rP h o n e
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
MonarchMark Hasey(831) 427-2112

Classes: Interested in learning or improving your bridge? Check out current classes at Learn Bridge Classes

Masterpoints & Game Winners: Significant bridge accomplishments by our members are found under Accolades; including a listing of all Unit 550 Life Masters.

If you have any questions about games, lessons, or the SCBC, please call us at (831) 465-1102 or send us an email at

We look forward to seeing you at the tables!

Your Unit 550 Board of Directors