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Santa Cruz Virtual Club
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat AM (07/24) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Carol Avenmarg-Rick Zinman 67.59 1st C 0.80
Mick Friedberg-Ken Llacera 58.33 2nd A 0.56
Rich Hill-Jeff Belden 53.70 2nd C 0.40
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (07/23) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth 58.80 1st OA 2.19
John Oppenheimer - Pamela Benz 58.33 2nd OA 1.64
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 57.87 3rd OA 1.23
Angie Millslagle - John Wesolowski 56.48 4th OA 0.92
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (07/22) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Angie Millslagle-Kristin Smith 61.25 1st B 0.60
Gail Matthews-Jonni Faircrest 60.00 2nd A 0.42
Harjit Sekron-Inderjet Aulakh 46.25 1st C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (07/22) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Mick Friedberg-Dick Wasserstrom 69.44 1st A 0.60
Sal Turano-John Hullman 54.17 1st C 0.42
Robert Johnson-Lester Loops 45.83 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (07/21) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Claire Swetland - D Webb 66.96 1st A 0.80
John Hullman - Malcolm Sprott 60.42 1st A 0.80
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 58.04 2nd A 0.56
Gloria Reiss - Michael Modest 56.85 2nd A 0.56
Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson 56.25 3rd A 0.40
Angie Millslagle - Carol Avenmarg 54.17 3rd A 0.40
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (07/20) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Kathy Beiers-Lester Loops 56.94 1st C 0.59
Carol Cowen-Steve Nelson 56.94 1st A 0.59
Lou Browning-Mike Modest 56.94 1st B 0.59
Leslie Davidson-Laura McCabe 52.08 3rd B 0.28
Unknown -Unknown 52.08 4th A 0.22
Harjit Sekron-Inderjet Aulakh 50.00 2nd C 0.19
Sue Comporato-George Bitner 50.00 2nd C 0.19
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (07/20) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 60.42 1st OA 2.19
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 58.33 2nd OA 1.64
Charles Pender - Ken Gamble 51.39 3rd OA 1.23
Janet Tainty - Neil Joseph Smyth 50.00 4th OA 0.92
Kenneth Johnson - Vincent McLoughlin 49.31 2nd OB 1.07
Joanne Bruno - John Hullman 48.61 2/3rd SC 0.19
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 48.61 2/3rd SC 0.19
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (07/19) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Laura McCabe-Jonni Faircrest 72.50 1st B 0.60
Mike Modest-Lester Loops 51.25 1st C 0.36
Margareta Hodzic-Susan Dietz 51.25 2nd B 0.36
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (07/19) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ken Gamble - Ken Llacera 65.63 1st OA 2.04
Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth 57.29 2nd OA 1.53
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 54.17 3rd OA 1.15
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat AM (07/17) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Peter Andrews-Irma Andrews 62.04 1st B 0.80
Ken Gamble-Lani Ray 58.33 2nd B 0.56
Charlie Pender-Dick Wasserstrom 56.48 3rd B 0.34
Ken Llacera-Mick Friedberg 56.48 3rd A 0.34
John Oppenheimer-Pam Benz 50.00 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (07/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Richard Hill - Robin Evenden 63.75 1/2nd OA 2.17
Josh Karter - Richard Wasserstrom 63.75 1/2nd OA 2.17
Ken Gamble - Ken Llacera 62.08 3rd OA 1.40
Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno 58.26 1st OB 1.42
Alicia Keen - Lani Ray 50.83 5th OA 0.78
Dorothy Malutta - Phyllis Cramblet 49.58 2nd OB 1.07
John Wesolowski - Robert Johnson 47.39 3rd OB 0.80
David Harken - John Walker 45.42 4/5th OB 0.53
Lester Loops - Thomas Burke 45.42 4/5th OB 0.53
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499er Free Game & Welcome Back Party!

Players with under 500 points are invited to party and play bridge Face-2-Face at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center:

  • Thursday, July 29th
  • Socializing/Party at 10A
  • Free Game at 10:30A
  • Extra points!

Libations and light munchies will be provided. BYO lunch for a short break around noon.

All players must be vaccinated and bring proof at their first instance returning to the SCBC. Proof includes vaccination card, a photo of same, or a screen shot of the relevant portion of your immunization record. Masks are optional.

Please tell your bridge friends as we welcome back F2F bridge and establish a 499er day game. Here's the flyer to share.

For questions, contact Judy Osborn: or 831.600.6533. For a partner request, contact Ken Llacera:

Do Online Masterpoints Count Towards Life Master?

Points won in non-vClub games, such as daily games found in ACBL World, are "non-pigmented". These points contribute to some degree toward Life Master and other levels, but there are black, silver and red/gold/platium requirements that must be met.

For example, points needed members joining after January 1, 2010 to achieve Life Master:
  • 500 Masterpoints.
  • At least 75 are black.
  • At least 75 are silver.
  • At least 100 are red/gold/platinum, of which 50 or more are gold/platinum.

Here's the requirements for all advancement levels.

Non-pigmented points do not count towards annual Mini-McKinney or Ace of Clubs awards.

Unit 550 Eliminates Premium Game Extra Fees

Beginning February, 2021, additional charges for SCBC vClub games will be absorbed by the Unit. Prior to this Unit Board decision, games such as Silver Week, had an extra $2 table fee because the ACBL raised their charge per table.

Virtual Clubs on BBO

Some games are conducted online as an ACBL Virtual Club (vClub) on BBO. Here's a document with details about our vClubs and how to register on BBO.

SCBC expands Face-To-Face (F2F) games. For updated information, click article in News and review the Game Calendar.

vClubD i r e c t o r
BBO Name
Santa Cruz Ken Gamble
(831) 600-6184
Scratch Jonni Faircrest
(831) 531-8375
Santa Cruz Ken Llacera
(831) 426-4949

Results may not be posted for up to 1 hour after game.
Official masterpoints awards are provided by ACBL.

Unit 550 Mission: The Santa Cruz Bridge Center (SCBC), Unit 550 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), promotes the game of bridge, supports bridge clubs running both Face-2-Face (F2F) games at the bridge center and on (BBO), and provides a pleasant, fun environment for learning and playing bridge. On BBO, our games are termed "vClub" because they can be found within the Virtual Club section. We would be pleased to assist you getting on BBO to enjoy our games.

Game Calendar & Schedules: There are games at the SCBC and on BBO throughout the week. Some are open to players of all levels, termed "Open Games", while others are reserved for newcomers, novice and/or intermediate players. Contact us at with questions or partner requests. Clicking Schedule lists the regular schedule. Clicking Calendar displays game time, level, table fee for games and classes.

Game Results: Click Results in the left side menu bar or on the results logos in the table to the right or on the suit symbols / in the Game Calendar.

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

If you have any questions about games, lessons, or the SCBC, send us an email at

We look forward to you at the tables!

Your Unit 550 Board of Directors