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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (06/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Angie Millslagle - Carol Cowen 64.38 1st A 0.40
John Wesolowski - Judy Osborn 62.50 1st A 0.40
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 59.38 2nd A 0.28
Lester Loops - Steven Nelson 56.25 2nd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (06/17) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Christopher Pisarra - James Slinger 67.13 1.78 Red, 1.78 Blk
Donald Seldeen - Ken Llacera 61.34 1.34 Red, 1.33 Blk
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 58.33 1.00 Red, 1.00 Blk
Lani Ray - Richard Wasserstrom 57.41 0.75 Red, 0.75 Blk
Alan Chase - Robin McDuff 55.79 0.99 Red, 0.98 Blk
Robin Evenden - Susan Slinger 54.86 0.45 Red, 0.44 Blk
Rick Zinman - Steven Smith 52.31 0.74 Red, 0.74 Blk
Bharat Kamdar - Hemant Vaidya 49.54 0.56 Red, 0.55 Blk
Diana Schilling - Joanne Bruno 47.92 0.37 Red, 0.36 Blk
Bonnie Simon - Bonnie Tragni 47.92 0.37 Red, 0.36 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (06/16) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Mark Maggipinto - Salvatore Turano Jr 57.63 1.41 Red, 1.40 Blk
Bette Harken - Jan Winham 55.63 1.06 Red, 1.05 Blk
Jonni Faircrest - Margaret Suddards 54.13 0.79 Red, 0.79 Blk
Diane Gunter - Judith Ford 51.88 0.61 Red, 0.61 Blk
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 51.63 0.50 Red, 0.49 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (06/14) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ann Ottenberg - James Slinger 63.55 1st A 1.10
Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth 53.65 2nd A 0.77
Bonnie Simon - Bonnie Tragni 53.24 1st B 0.56
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 52.60 4th A 0.39
Annemarie Moller - John Hullman 50.52 3rd B 0.28
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Click Thu Eve (06/13) for results.
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (06/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Farol Henderson - Jan Winham 65.77 1st OA 2.77
Joanne Bruno - Susan Slinger 63.39 2nd OA 2.08
Charles Pender - Margaret Suddards 58.33 3rd OA 1.56
Ken Llacera - Sydney Reuben 56.88 4/5th OA 1.03
David Harken - Richard Hill 56.88 4/5th OA 1.03
James Slinger - Lester Loops 56.61 3rd SA 0.45
Shirley Llacera - Steven Nelson 51.32 4th OB 0.59
Pamela Benz - Sheri Norbosh 49.70 4th SA 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (06/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Matt Nathanson - Will Forest 64.44 1st A 0.56
Richard Pearce - Susan Pearce 59.44 1st A 0.56
Amos Hahn - Cynthia Copple 52.78 2nd A 0.39
Betsy Allen - Shellie Roy 51.67 3rd A 0.28
Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas 50.00 2nd A 0.39
Carol Cowen - Gloria Reiss 48.33 3rd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (06/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom 57.97 1st A 0.90
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 57.18 2nd A 0.63
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Bruno 54.40 3rd A 0.45
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 52.78 4th A 0.32
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (06/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Karen Schamberg - Peggy Dilfer 57.83 1st A 0.96
Dennis Claussen - Joy Gift 55.83 2nd A 0.67
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 55.25 3rd A 0.48
Howard Feldstein - Steven Smith 53.50 4th A 0.34
Jacci Sterling - Shirley Llacera 49.08 3rd B 0.32
Kristin Smith - Sydney Reuben 47.08 2nd C 0.20
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (06/11) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 67.67 1st A 1.50
Neil Joseph Smyth - Richard Wasserstrom 63.67 2nd A 1.05
David Jackson - Joanne Wicker 61.67 1st B 0.80
John Oppenheimer - Roxana Perkins 56.41 4th A 0.53
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 55.33 2nd B 0.56
John Hullman - Michael Burk 52.67 1st C 0.48
Gary Oing - John Benich 50.33 2nd C 0.34
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (06/10) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 69.74 1st A 0.40
Angie Millslagle - Carol Cowen 57.50 1st A 0.40
Diane Gunter - Judith Ford 55.63 2nd A 0.28
Carol Clouse - Carroll Mayer 50.00 2nd A 0.28
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Longest Day Games Supporting the Fight Against Alzheimer's

The ACBL has expanded the Longest Day games to the entire week of the Summer Solstice (June 17-23, 2019). Unit 550 and the SCBC will be hosting several games to raise money to support Alzheimer's disease, care and research. All table fees collected will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Of course, players can also donate on their own, either at the game or online at SCBC Longest Day.

Longest Day Games supporting the Alzheimer's Association are shown below. All these games have upgraded points!

  • 6/19 Wednesday Evening: 99er
  • 6/20 Thursday AM: Open
  • 6/21 Friday AM: Open
  • 6/22 Saturday AM: Open

Contact Ken at if you need a partner for any of these games.

Thursday Changes

To encourage more participation at the Thursday AM game, the following monthly schedule begins in June:

  • 1st Thursday: Open Game
  • 2nd Thursday: Mentor-Mentee Game
  • 3rd Thursday: Open Game
  • 4th Thursday: Swiss

Contact Ken at if you need a Mentor for the Mentor-Mentee games or Swiss teammates. All games begin at 10:30A.

Mentor-Mentee Game conditions:

  • Two players with more than 750 each may not play together;
  • Regular partnerships with less than 750 each may play together;
  • Any Mentor may play with any Mentee, provided the Mentee has less than 750.

Patience & Teaching

Trying to teach or give advice during a game is not effective and might even be seen as a violation of ACBL rules (see Law 74.A.2, Etiquette of Word and Action: A player should carefully avoid any remark or action that might cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game.)

  • Don't teach at the table; waiting until the game is over is much more effective
  • Giving advice during the game is bad strategy, typically unwanted and could easily be wrong
  • Talking about a board/result often reaveals details of the board to other players
  • Even well-meaning advice might be taken as criticism, which is unethical, rude and a violation of the Laws

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