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ACBL Unit 550
Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (03/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Lesley Franz - Nancy Kashap 58.13 1st OA 0.98
Lester Loops - Steven Nelson 56.25 2nd OA 0.74
Ceil Cirillo - Katherine Beiers 53.75 3rd OA 0.55
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 50.00 4th OA 0.41
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (03/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ann Ottenberg - April Johnston 56.94 1st A 0.90
Bharat Kamdar - Hemant Vaidya 55.56 2nd A 0.63
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 52.78 3rd A 0.45
Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno 51.39 4th A 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (03/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Shirley Smith 62.46 1st OA 2.04
Gloria Reiss - Ken Gamble 55.47 2nd OA 1.53
Lesley Hahn - Marilyn Lipton 53.64 3rd OA 1.15
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat Aft (03/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 57.81 1/2nd OA 2.04
Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom 57.81 1/2nd OA 2.04
Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews 56.48 3rd OA 1.31
Joanne Bruno - Sydney Reuben 54.69 4th OA 0.98
Angie Millslagle - John Wesolowski 51.56 2/3rd SC 0.28
Harold Wasserstrom - Judy Osborn 51.56 2/3rd SC 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (03/15) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Richard Hill - Robin Evenden 61.10 1st A 0.80
Irma Andrews - Rachael Spencer 59.27 1st A 0.80
Bruce Dau - Kenneth Martin 58.68 2nd A 0.56
Ann Ottenberg - Stanna Balassi 56.67 3rd A 0.40
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 55.77 1st C 0.32
Diana Schilling - John Hadley 55.65 2nd A 0.56
Phyllis Cramblet - Sherry Gilbreath 52.73 3rd A 0.40
Judith Franich - Michael Burk 46.90 2nd C 0.22
Judith Murdock - Marti Jones 45.45 1st C 0.16
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (03/14) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Peter Andrews -Irma Andrews 62.00 1st A 1.00
Alan Chase -Howard Feldstein 60.00 2nd A 0.70
Rick Zinman -Josh Karter 54.00 2nd B 0.45
Partnership (Newcomer) Pct Rank MP
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Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (03/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bonnie Simon - Jacci Sterling 61.46 1st A 0.80
Gary Oing - John Benich 58.18 2nd A 0.56
Lloyd Shipman Jr - Shirley Smith 57.18 2/3rd B 0.39
Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski 57.18 2/3rd B 0.39
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (03/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jule Hilton - Leslie Davidson 60.19 1st A 0.48
Kenneth Girouard - Lou Browning 57.09 2nd A 0.34
Amos Hahn - Cynthia Copple 52.48 3rd A 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (03/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 63.69 1st A 0.70
Carol Avenmarg - Nancy Wainer 56.55 2nd A 0.49
Liesel Sabloff - Susan Slinger 56.25 3rd A 0.35
Mick Friedberg - Robin Evenden 53.87 1st A 0.70
Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz 53.57 2nd A 0.49
Mark Hasey - Steven Smith 52.08 3rd A 0.35
Ginger Stone - Joanne Brown 45.54 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (03/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Judy Osborn - Robert Johnson 63.31 1st A 0.80
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 57.20 2nd A 0.56
Bette Harken - David Harken 54.21 3rd A 0.40
Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg 52.64 4th A 0.28
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Saturday Game

Join us this Saturday, March 16 at 10A for a Unit game with extra masterpoints. NOTE THE TIME. The C strat will be limited to NLMs provided there are five NLM pairs or more.

If you need a partner, email us and we will try to arrange one for you. Salad and snacks will be provided; please bring your own lunch if you want a more substantial lunch.

Proceeds from this game benefit all members of Unit 550.

2019 Rising Stars Sectional Huge Success

The 2019 Rising Stars Sectional was a terrific success: more players (up 25% from last year), wonderful food, especially the Rising Stars cookies, lots of Unit 550 winners and our volunteers pulled off another Sectional flawlessly.

Co-Chairs Carol Cowen and Gina Brown assembled a great tournament for our members. They express a sincere "thank you" to the volunteers who helped setup, cleanup and brought baked goods, food & snacks. Special thanks to John Benich, Gary Oing, Robert Johnson, Tom Burke, Jonni Faircrest, Ken Gamble, Jan Winham, Ken Llacera, Ken Martin, John Wesolowski, Nancy Ficarrotta, Shirley Llacera, Bette and David Harken.

All the results are posted to ACBL Live. Due to the issue with the Bridgemates, none of the contracts from the Pair events are available.

Tuesday Evening Pro-Am on 3/19

It's never too early to ask your favorite Pro or Mentor to play in the upcoming pro-am/mentor-mentee game, Tuesday, March 19. It will start with a potluck at 6PM, provided by the Am players. Robin will allow time after the game to discuss hands.

"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 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 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