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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (09/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ann Ottenberg - James Slinger 63.69 1st A 0.80
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 57.74 2nd A 0.56
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 52.98 3rd A 0.40
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (09/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jan Winham - Margaret Suddards 59.17 1st OA 1.90
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 52.78 2nd OA 1.43
John Walker - Shellie Roy 49.07 1st SC 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (09/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Thomas Burke 59.18 1st A 0.70
Ken Llacera - Sydney Reuben 58.02 2nd A 0.49
Ken Gamble - Lester Loops 56.50 1st A 0.70
John Wesolowski - Robin Evenden 55.80 3rd A 0.35
Jonni Faircrest - Salvatore Turano Jr 54.51 2nd A 0.49
Michael Burk - Pamela Benz 53.72 1st B 0.24
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 51.04 1st B 0.40
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 49.38 2nd B 0.28
Farol Henderson - John Walker 38.64 1st C 0.16
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (09/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Janet Loops - Lester Loops 61.25 1st A 0.30
Carolyn Watanabe - Renee Flint 60.63 1/2nd A 0.26
Jule Hilton - Mary Dean 60.63 1/2nd A 0.26
Richard Pearce - Susan Pearce 58.13 1st B 0.24
Betsy Allen - Shellie Roy 45.63 2nd B 0.17
Katherine Beiers - Mary Martin 43.75 1st C 0.08
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (09/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 65.83 1st A 1.30
Mick Friedberg - Robin Evenden 64.17 2nd A 0.91
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 62.08 3rd A 0.65
Ginger Stone - Joanne Brown 56.25 1st B 0.56
Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom 54.58 5th A 0.26
Claire Swetland - D Webb 52.50 2nd B 0.39
Mark Hasey - Steven Smith 48.33 3rd B 0.28
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Bruno 40.00 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (09/10) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 69.58 1st A 0.96
John Wesolowski - Thomas Burke 66.92 1st B 0.72
Steven Smith - Sydney Reuben 55.33 2nd B 0.50
Barbara Black - Margaret Suddards 52.08 3rd B 0.36
Jacci Sterling - Shirley Llacera 51.92 4th B 0.25
Carol Cowen - Steven Nelson 50.00 2nd C 0.20
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (09/10) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Hullman - Jonni Faircrest 63.99 1st A 0.70
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 57.44 1st A 0.70
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 55.95 2nd A 0.49
John Oppenheimer - Pamela Benz 53.87 2nd A 0.49
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 52.68 3rd A 0.35
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 52.08 3rd A 0.35
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 49.70 1st B 0.32
Diana Schilling - Susan Benich 47.02 2nd B 0.22
Bonnie Simon - Marilyn Diola 46.73 1st C 0.16
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 46.43 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (09/09) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn 61.90 1st A 0.56
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 57.45 2nd A 0.39
Lester Loops - Steven Nelson 57.02 1st A 0.56
Joy Gift - Sharol Sevilla 53.90 3rd A 0.28
Angie Millslagle - Laura McCabe 52.85 2nd A 0.39
Carol Clouse - Carroll Mayer 51.25 1st C 0.18
Chris Tainty - David Harken 48.02 3rd A 0.28
Cynthia Copple - Janet Loops 47.68 1st C 0.12
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (09/09) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Diana Schilling - Susan Benich 60.42 1st A 0.90
Janet Tainty - Neil Joseph Smyth 58.33 1st A 0.90
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 55.32 2nd A 0.63
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 54.86 2nd A 0.63
Jeff Belden - Richard Hill 52.78 3rd A 0.45
John Benich - Michael Burtch 52.55 3rd A 0.45
Elena Laborde Bishop - Robin McDuff 52.08 4th A 0.32
Liesel Sabloff - Shirley Llacera 50.69 4th A 0.32
Annemarie Moller - Joanne Bruno 48.38 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (09/08) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jerry Kibbey - John Wesolowski 64.38 1st A 0.48
Harold Wasserstrom - Richard Wasserstrom 62.50 2nd A 0.34
John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith 56.71 1st A 0.48
Laura McCabe - Leslie Davidson 53.90 2nd A 0.34
Karen Schamberg - William Dykstra 51.05 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (09/06) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth 62.04 1st A 1.00
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 57.87 2nd A 0.70
Ken Llacera - Shirley Llacera 55.56 3rd A 0.50
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 53.24 4th A 0.35
John Benich - Marti Jones 49.54 2nd B 0.34
Kristin Smith - Steven Smith 46.30 2nd C 0.22
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Surfs Up Sectional This Weekend!

The Surfs Up Sectional is this weekend, September 14-15 at the 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 with morning and afternoon sessions. Sunday is stratified swiss teams. The sectional is a great opportunity to win your silver points.

Co-Chairs John Oppenheimer and Steve Smith have put together a terrific event. The flyer can be accessed here. If you need a partner contact Ginger Stone at (831) 706-7075.

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

Dolores Abrams Memorial Game

The Dolores Abrams Memorial Game is Saturday, November 16 with lunch, cake & "bubblies" provided by the Unit. There are two sections: Open and 299er. The maximum number of tables is 20. Please sign-up for priority seating.

Note: This game was originally scheduled for September 21.

The game starts at 10A. There will be a short break for lunch, to celebrate "Dee" and remembering the SCBC members who passed away during the year. Please email with questions, partner request or to sign-up.

Player & Partner Game Averages

A new, secure application, "Average" is now available to SCBC members who have created their account on the website. Here's some questions Average answers:

  • How you do with each of your partners?
  • How you compare to others in Open games or NLM games?
  • Who are the leaders in the year-long 299er race? (see Average Game % under Accolades for previous years)

Any many more. Just click "Average" in the authorized app box and follow the directions. If you have questions, email Ken L; he'll answer them as quickly as possible.

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 2020-2021 Board of Directors or to learn more. The deadline for accepting nominations for the official ballot is Monday, October 14th; write-in candidates are also accepted. The election results will be announced during the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 14th.

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