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Santa Cruz Virtual Club
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat AM (06/19) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Mick Friedberg-Ken Llacera 67.59 1st A 0.80
John Oppenheimer-Pam Benz 53.70 1st B 0.56
Joanne Bruno-Sydney Reuben 51.85 1st C 0.40
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (06/18) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Heather MacGregor - James Slinger 64.42 1st OA 3.38
John Wesolowski - Robert Johnson 62.66 2nd OA 2.54
Ken Gamble - Ken Llacera 59.45 3rd OA 1.90
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 57.21 2nd OB 1.46
Deborah Hincke - Irma Andrews 54.33 3rd OB 1.10
Joanne Bruno - Sydney Reuben 52.73 4th OB 0.82
Lester Loops - Thomas Burke 47.67 2nd OC 0.92
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Late (06/17) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Unknown -Unknown 60.00 1st A 0.60
Josh Karter-Rick Zinman 51.25 1st B 0.42
Greg Gauthier-John Stremel 50.00 1st C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (06/17) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Bob Price-Ken Gamble 56.94 1st A 0.60
Susan Slinger-Jeff Belden 54.17 1st B 0.42
Lester Loops-Robert Johnson 48.61 1st C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed AM (06/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 61.90 1st OA 2.63
Carol Avenmarg - Ken Gamble 59.52 2nd OA 1.97
Nancy Wainer - Robin Evenden 58.93 3rd OA 1.48
Janet Tainty - Jeff Belden 57.44 4th OA 1.11
Joanne Wicker - Kenneth Johnson 53.87 5th OA 0.83
John Wesolowski - Steven Smith 52.98 3rd OB 0.74
Gloria Reiss - Harold Wasserstrom 48.51 4th OB 0.55
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (06/15) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Rick Zinman-Alan Chase 65.50 1st C 1.20
Charlie Pender-Ken Gamble 57.00 2nd A 0.84
Jonni Faircrest-Sal Turano 54.50 2nd B 0.51
Joanne Wicker-Dick Wasserstrom 54.50 3rd A 0.51
Jeff Belden-Lani Ray 54.00 5th A 0.24
Gary Oing-John Benich 49.50 2nd C 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (06/14) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
John Walker-Jonni Faircrest 68.75 1st B 0.60
Irma Andrews-Sheri Norbosh 57.50 2nd A 0.42
Margareta Hodzic-Susan Dietz 53.75 2nd B 0.22
Linda Downing-Tom Burke 51.25 1st C 0.16
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon AM (06/14) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Don Seldeen-Ken Gamble 62.08 1st A 1.20
John Hullman-Irma Andrews 60.14 1st B 0.84
Jim Slinger-Steve Smith 53.89 3rd A 0.51
Peter Andrews-Pam Benz 53.89 2nd B 0.51
Rick Zinman-Josh Karter 52.92 1st C 0.32
John Wesolowski-Tom Burke 49.03 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat AM (06/12) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Mick Friedberg-Ken Llacera 64.58 1st A 1.00
Peter Andrews-Irma Andrews 54.86 1st B 0.70
Lani Ray-Ken Gamble 53.47 3rd A 0.50
Susan Benich-Susan Slinger 52.08 2nd B 0.34
Joanne Bruno-Sydney Reuben 52.08 1st C 0.34
Rick Zinman-Carol Avenmarg 50.69 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (06/11) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Deborah Hencke-Irma Andrews 65.87 1st B 0.70
Diana Schilling-Joanne Bruno 61.11 1st B 0.70
Sal Turano-John Hullman 57.94 2nd B 0.49
Josh Karter-Dick Wasserstrom 57.54 2nd A 0.49
John Wesolowski-Angie Millslagle 54.76 1st C 0.35
Kristin Smith-Sydney Reuben 52.38 1st C 0.35
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Late (06/10) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Tom Burke-Brad Cottel 67.59 1st C 1.00
Unknown -Margareta Hodzic 65.05 2nd B 0.70
Rick Zinman-Josh Karter 51.85 3rd A 0.50
Greg Gauthier-John Stremel 49.17 3rd B 0.35
Susan Dietz-Angie Millslagle 47.69 2nd C 0.22
News Headlines
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SCBC Opens with Limited Schedule

2021-06-09 Update The Unit 550 Board has decided on a limited opening of the SCBC in June because a sizeable portion of players interested in Face-To-Face (F2F) bridge have received their vaccine shots. Initial games are FREE!

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

For June, F2F games are Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30A. No food or snacks will be provided. There will be a short lunch break around noon for those bringing their own food. Food may not be consumed at the bridge tables while play is underway. Coffee, water and a limited assortment of soft drinks will be provided and may be consumed at the bridge tables.

The SCBC online calendar shows which games are F2F and those which are on BBO. Currently, F2F games replace vClub games; on days where a F2F game overlaps with an existing vClub game, the vClub game will be canceled.

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 to reopen for limited Face-To-Face (F2F) games starting June 16. For updated information, click article in News.

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 games 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: The SCBC vClubs run daily games throughout the day. 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 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 "seeing" you at the virtual tables!

Your Unit 550 Board of Directors