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Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun AM (03/07) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Bob Price-Ken Gamble 59.72 1st A 0.51
Shirley Llacera-Ken Llacera 59.72 1st B 0.51
Pam Benz-John Wesolowski 52.78 1st C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sat Aft (03/06) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Jeff Belden-Rich Hill 61.11 1st C 0.50
Peter Andrews-Irma Andrews 57.64 2nd B 0.35
Mike Burtch-John Benich 52.78 1st C 0.43
Ken Gamble-Lani Ray 52.78 1st A 0.43
Carol Avenmarg-Rick Zinman 50.69 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (03/05) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Ken Gamble-Ken Llacera 75.00 1st A 0.70
David Pankratz-Abby Cohen 59.72 1st A 0.70
Gary Oing-John Benich 58.80 1st B 0.49
Diana Schilling-Joanne Bruno 57.41 1st B 0.49
Alan Chase-Carol Avenmarg 55.56 2nd B 0.35
Sydney Reuben-Kristin Smith 51.39 1st C 0.24
Dick Wasserstrom-Josh Karter 49.54 3rd A 0.35
John Wesolowski-Robert Johnson 46.30 1st C 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Late (03/04) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Jill Davidson-Gail Matthews 60.00 1st C 0.60
John Walker-Jonni Faircrest 56.25 2nd A 0.42
Will Shepherd-Unknown 50.00 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (03/04) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Carol Cowen-Gina Brown 62.50 1st B 0.48
Tom Burke-Brad Cottel 61.11 2nd B 0.34
Barbara Tidmore-Judy Osborn 54.17 1st C 0.16
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (03/04) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Bob Price-Ken Gamble 60.42 1st A 1.00
Ken Llacera-Jim Slinger 57.64 2nd A 0.70
Lester Loops-Robert Johnson 52.78 1st C 0.56
Gary Oing-Diana Schilling 52.08 2nd C 0.39
Liesel Sabloff-Bette Harken 50.69 3rd C 0.28
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Click Wed Eve (03/03) for results.
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed AM (03/03) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Rick Zinman-Dick Wasserstrom 61.11 1st B 0.80
Mick Friedberg-Ken Gamble 55.56 2nd A 0.56
Shirley Llacera-Ken Llacera 54.63 2nd B 0.40
Sydney Reuben-Tom Burke 53.70 1st C 0.24
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (03/02) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Sue Comporato-George Bitner 64.58 1st B 0.80
Carol Cowen-Steve Nelson 62.50 2nd A 0.56
Kathy Beiers-Lester Loops 59.03 1st C 0.40
Carolyn Watanabe-Renee Flint 55.56 2nd C 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (03/02) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Mick Friedberg-Ken Llacera 61.00 1st A 1.20
Vinny McLoughlin-Ken Johnson 59.00 2nd A 0.84
Charlie Pender-Ken Gamble 56.50 3rd A 0.60
Joanne Bruno-John Hullman 55.50 1st B 0.64
Joanne Wicker-Dick Wasserstrom 54.50 5th A 0.24
Liesel Sabloff-Barbara Black 52.50 2nd B 0.45
Michael Burk-David Harken 48.50 1st C 0.32
Gary Oing-John Benich 42.50 2nd C 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (03/01) for complete results.
Partnership (Open) Pct Rank MP
Sheri Norbosh-Irma Andrews 60.00 1st B 0.51
John Walker-Jonni Faircrest 60.00 1st B 0.51
Margareta Hodzic-Susan Dietz 53.75 1st C 0.16
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Jim Slinger First Emerald Life Master in SCBC

Jim Slinger achieved a milestone no other player from Santa Cruz has todate: Emerald Life Master! Congratulations to SCBC's first Emerald!

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.

Covid Vaccine Availabilty

If you are at least 65 years old you should be able to schedule your Covid-19 vaccination in Santa Cruz county with your health care provider. On March 15, people ages 16 - 64 with disabilities or severe underlying conditions that put them at high risk if they contract Covid-19 also become eligible.

As of March 3, 73 members have received their first or second shot. The Unit is tracking this number. This information is strictly confidential; no names will be released; it is needed for the Unit's plan for reopening the SCBC.

When you have completed your first shot, please send an email to info@santacruzbridge.org.

Swiss Teams on BBO

The Santa Cruz Bridge Center is excited to announce Swiss Teams in vClub games! Currently three Units are participating: San Jose (Silicon Valley), Gilroy and Santa Cruz.

Logistics and info:

  • Schedule Wednesday Evenings at 6P beginning February 10.
  • How Many Teams? Each unit may field multiple teams.
  • Masterpoint? Yes! Masterpoints are awarded.
  • Stratification? Unfortunately not at this time.
  • Cost? 6 BBO$/team member.
  • Number of Boards? Determined at game time; goal 20 max.
  • 5/6 member teams? Not implemented.
  • Partnerships? Pairs needing another pair, contact Ken L

Prior to your first game, please read this 1-page guide for players: Swiss Player Guide.

Current recommendation for C teams: Wait until statification is implemented.

Virtual Clubs on BBO

All games are currently 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 Temporary Closure

The temporary closure of the SCBC facility continues. The Unit Board of Directors' policy is to keep the SCBC facility closed until face-to-face (F2F) bridge is again safe. This period may extend far past the date local health directives allow most activities to resume due to the nature of F2F bridge and because most members are in a high-risk category.

2020-12-12 Update Although a vaccine is now approved under an emergency authorization, the Unit 550 Board will not open the facility until the vaccine is widely available and a large portion of players interested in F2F bridge have received the vaccine.

Who We Are: We are seven bridge clubs authorized within Unit 550. We host ACBL-sanctioned bridge games every day at the SCBC. Our goal is to give you the best bridge playing environment.

Games: There are daily and evening games open to players of all levels with some games reserved for novice and/or intermediate players. Some games feature an optional meal at a nominal cost. If you need information about a game or a partner, please contact any one of us listed below, call us at the SCBC, or send us an email at scbc.director@gmail.com.

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.

Schedule: View our regular schedule by clicking on Schedule. Alternatively, you can click on Calendar to view specific games for any day, meals offered and changes to the regular schedule.

Results: Game results are immediately available via the Results dropdown menu. You can also view a game's results by going to the Calendar and clicking on (includes hand records) or (results only).

Classes: A variety of lessons on bridge for beginning social players as well as experienced duplicate players wanting to reach the "next level" are available. Use the Learn Bridge dropdown menu at the left to see our current classes. Other learning materials are listed as well. The Calendar provides specific days for offered classes.

Note: Please observe our non-smoking, fragrance-free environment.

We look forward to seeing you at the tables!

Nancy, Jan, Mark, Robin, Mary and Jonni

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