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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (07/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Peter Gelfand - Steven Smith 61.85 1st A 1.20
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Hill 60.00 2nd A 0.84
Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski 56.67 1st B 0.64
Ken Gamble - Ken Llacera 53.33 4th A 0.42
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest 52.96 2nd B 0.45
Barbara Black - Bonnie Simon 48.89 3/4th B 0.27
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 48.89 3/4th B 0.27
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (07/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 64.59 1st A 0.48
Richard Pearce - Susan Pearce 61.41 1st A 0.48
Angie Millslagle - Judy Osborn 59.88 2nd A 0.34
Linda Downing - Sheri Norbosh 59.18 2nd B 0.17
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 51.88 2nd A 0.34
Carolyn Watanabe - Renee Flint 50.36 1st C 0.15
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (07/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 62.75 1st A 0.70
Claire Swetland - D Webb 55.55 2nd A 0.49
Donald Seldeen - Robin Evenden 54.81 1/2nd A 0.60
Richard Wasserstrom - Rick Zinman 54.81 1/2nd A 0.60
Ken Gamble - Mick Friedberg 54.71 3rd A 0.35
Joanne Bruno - Susan Benich 49.95 3rd A 0.35
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 48.77 1st B 0.32
Kristin Smith - Phyllis Cramblet 47.72 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (07/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 58.50 1/2nd A 0.41
Howard Feldstein - Steven Smith 58.50 1/2nd A 0.41
John Wesolowski - Thomas Burke 57.50 1st B 0.32
Angie Millslagle - Kristin Smith 47.50 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (07/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 58.80 1st A 0.90
Elena Laborde Bishop - Thomas Burke 54.86 2/4th A 0.47
Pamela Benz - Peter Andrews 54.86 2/4th A 0.47
Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom 54.86 2/4th A 0.47
Joanne Wicker - Ken Gamble 53.94 1st A 0.90
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 53.24 2nd A 0.63
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 52.55 3rd A 0.45
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 51.85 1st B 0.40
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 50.93 2nd C 0.22
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 50.00 2nd B 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (07/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Matt Nathanson - Will Forest 65.08 1st A 0.56
John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn 57.54 1st A 0.56
Diane Gunter - Michael Modest 56.75 2nd A 0.39
Angie Millslagle - Carol Cowen 54.37 2nd A 0.39
Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano 49.60 3/4th A 0.24
Chris Tainty - David Harken 49.60 3/4th A 0.24
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 48.81 3rd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (07/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Ken Llacera 60.19 1st A 0.90
Lani Ray - Richard Wasserstrom 59.49 2nd A 0.63
Joanne Wicker - Ken Gamble 58.33 1st A 0.90
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 57.87 1st B 0.48
Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno 52.55 2nd A 0.63
Jerry Kibbey - Laura McCabe 52.31 2nd B 0.34
Janet Tainty - Neil Joseph Smyth 52.08 3rd A 0.45
Mark Johansen - Richard Bartholomew 51.62 1st C 0.40
Angie Millslagle - Kristin Smith 51.16 3rd B 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (07/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Claire Swetland - D Webb 64.74 1.69 Red, 1.69 Blk
Peter Sun - Tien-Chun Yang 60.58 1.27 Red, 1.27 Blk
Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski 58.98 0.95 Red, 0.95 Blk
Kristin Smith - Sydney Reuben 57.69 0.72 Red, 0.71 Blk
Gloria Reiss - Ken Gamble 56.09 0.54 Red, 0.53 Blk
Joanne Turnquist - Karen Schamberg 55.77 0.45 Red, 0.44 Blk
Carol Avenmarg - Margaret Suddards 55.65 0.15 Red, 0.14 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat Aft (07/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Richard Hill - Robin Evenden 62.96 1st OA 2.19
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 62.50 2nd OA 1.64
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 58.33 3rd OA 1.23
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 49.07 4th OA 0.92
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 48.15 4/5th OB 0.53
Mary Pulliam - Michael Burtch 48.15 4/5th OB 0.53
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (07/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Liesel Sabloff - Phyllis Cramblet 63.19 1st A 1.00
Ken Llacera - Shirley Llacera 60.65 1st A 1.00
Josh Karter - Richard Wasserstrom 59.03 2nd A 0.70
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 58.10 2nd A 0.70
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 55.79 3/4th A 0.43
Ann Ottenberg - James Slinger 55.79 3/4th A 0.43
Peter Andrews - Susan Benich 55.32 4th B 0.25
Jerry Kibbey - Lloyd Shipman Jr 53.70 3rd A 0.50
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 53.24 4th A 0.35
Dorothy Malutta - Margaret Suddards 47.45 2nd C 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (07/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 66.00 1st A 0.60
Carol Avenmarg - Kristin Smith 53.00 2/3rd A 0.36
Alan Chase - Howard Feldstein 53.00 2/3rd A 0.36
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Updated Website More Secure

SCBC Web version 2 is now "live" featuring a fully secure site that can be trusted with your data.

Unless you are using the secure portions of the site, you will see no difference in your SCBC web experience. Activities such as checking game results, looking at the calendar or checking News are unchanged.

Secure applications, such as "Member Query" or "Updating Your Information", require a login. There is a Create Account link to establish a secure account with login credentials. This capability is restricted to registered members of Unit 550 with a valid email address on file. Click the Create Account link at the top of a page. Your ACBL# is your "userid".

Thursday Swiss

The Thursday AM game on July 25th starting at 10:30A is a Swiss. Get your team organized for this fun event. As suggested by several participants, the rules for teams have been changed:

  • "A" players have more than 2000 MPs.
  • "B" players have 500-2000 MPs.
  • "C" players are under 500 MPs.

Team qualifications:

  • Teams with 2 "A" players may only have "C" players as teammates.
  • Teams with 1 "A" player may have at most two "B" players.
  • Teams with 3 "B" players must have a "C" player.

If you need teammates, email Ken. Salad and snacks are provided.

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

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
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

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