|James Slinger - Susan Slinger||73.61||1st OA||2.19|
|Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom||57.64||2nd OA||1.64|
|Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg||54.86||3rd OA||1.23|
|John Oppenheimer - Pamela Benz||54.17||4th OA||0.92|
|Ken Llacera - Shirley Llacera||63.10||1st A||1.10|
|Bette Harken - Pamela Benz||62.77||2nd A||0.77|
|Carol Maggipinto - Richard Wasserstrom||53.69||3rd A||0.55|
|Bruce Dau - Susan Slinger||51.63||4th A||0.39|
|Diana Schilling - Susan Benich||50.54||2nd B||0.34|
|Janet Tainty - Rachael Spencer||47.57||1st C||0.24|
|John Walker - Jonni Faircrest||59.57||1st OA||1.90|
|Alan Chase - Howard Feldstein||57.83||2nd OA||1.43|
|Barbara Shepardson - Joanne Nelson||53.04||2nd SB||0.22|
|Carol Maggipinto - John Walker||66.81||1st OA||2.40|
|Alicia Keen - Robert Johnson||59.78||2nd OA||1.80|
|Ken Llacera - Sydney Reuben||58.46||3rd OA||1.35|
|Richard Wasserstrom - Thomas Burke||55.63||4th OA||1.01|
|Farol Henderson - John Wesolowski||54.30||2nd OC||0.77|
|Carol Avenmarg - Margaret Suddards||53.85||4th OB||0.57|
|Kenneth Girouard - Lou Browning||67.50||1st OA||0.98|
|Julie Akin - Thomas Motter||55.00||2nd OA||0.74|
|James Slinger - Ken Llacera||64.17||1st A||1.30|
|Ginger Stone - Joanne Brown||57.50||2nd A||0.91|
|Richard Wasserstrom - Susan Slinger||54.17||3rd A||0.65|
|Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Hill||53.33||4th A||0.46|
|Claire Swetland - D Webb||52.92||2nd B||0.45|
|John Wesolowski - Sydney Reuben||50.83||3rd B||0.32|
|Howard Feldstein - Steven Smith||60.50||1st A||0.48|
|John Wesolowski - Thomas Burke||52.50||2nd A||0.34|
|Bette Harken - David Harken||48.50||2nd B||0.22|
|Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill||70.00||1st A||1.20|
|Bonnie Simon - John Hullman||60.52||2nd A||0.84|
|Dorothy Malutta - Joanne Brown||54.96||3rd A||0.60|
|Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble||53.84||4th A||0.42|
|Rick Zinman - Steven Smith||53.48||1st C||0.32|
|Annemarie Moller - John Benich||42.81||2nd C||0.22|
|John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn||64.38||1st OA||2.25|
|Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano||58.13||2nd OA||1.69|
|John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta||55.63||3rd OA||1.27|
|Carol Cowen - Gina Brown||51.88||4th OA||0.95|
|Kenneth Girouard - Lou Browning||46.25||1st SB||0.36|
|Joanne Brown - Phyllis Cramblet||59.82||1st OA||2.48|
|Rick Zinman - Steven Smith||59.23||2nd OA||1.86|
|Carol Maggipinto - Richard Hill||55.36||3rd OA||1.40|
|Laura McCabe - Michael Burk||55.06||4th OA||1.05|
|Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta||53.57||5th OA||0.78|
|Bharat Kamdar - Hemant Vaidya||52.68||3rd SA||0.35|
|Harold Wasserstrom - Richard Wasserstrom||59.71||1st A||0.64|
|David Harken - Michael Burk||54.17||1st B||0.48|
|Diane Gunter - Judith Ford||52.79||2nd B||0.34|
Your Board of Directors investigated alternatives for filtered water without adding to the over-abundance of plastic bottles which get thrown out. Two firms deliver water in Santa Cruz; however, several groups we contacted reported the dispenser and the spigot get dirty. After using water dispensers for years, the Monterey Bridge Center discontinued them for hygiene reasons.
Following two months of research and discussion, the Board decided to continue providing plastic water bottles for our bridge community. To encourage members to "think green" the Unit suggests bringing personal, reusable containers and is making available reusable, dishwasher safe containers with carrying strap for $2. Personal containers can be refilled at the hallway fountain, the kitchen sink, or with hot water from the coffee maker.
The charge for plastic water bottles from the soda refrigerator will be raised to $1 beginning October 15.
Additional suggestions or comments are welcome.
Each year five Board members are elected to the Unit 550 Board of Directors for two-year terms. The Nomination Committee has now identified two candidates, in addition to three Board members who agreed to serve another term. The deadline for accepting nominations for the official ballot is Monday, October 14th; write-in candidates are also accepted.
If there are no other candidates, these five will be elected by acclaimation, as specified in Section 7.5(a) of Unit 550 Bylaws, unless 5 other members of Unit 550 request in writing (or email) a formal 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 the 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 any member of the Board to have your name included as a candidate for election to the 2020-2021 Board of Directors or to learn more. The election results will be announced during the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 14th.
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:
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 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 Club||O w n e r / D i r e c t o r||P h o n e|
|Bid 'em Up||Nancy Wainer||(831) 465-1234|
|Monarch||Mark Hasey||(831) 427-2112|
|Bridge4Fun||Jan Winham||(831) 291-0479|
|Santa Cruz||Unit 550 Board of Directors||(831) 465-1102|
|Bridge Because||Robin Evenden||(831) 462-5367|
|Finesse||Mary Pulliam||(831) 295-2051|
|Scratch||Jonni Faircrest||(831) 531-8375|
|Santa Cruz Duplicate||Ken 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the tables!
Your Unit 550 Board of Directors