Have you noticed the vast majority of Open players use the 2 over 1 Game Force system (2/1)? If you are ready to take your bidding to the next level, 2/1 Game Force Essentials is for you!
This series is appropriate for players wishing to learn 2/1 or needing to review system basics. 2/1 Game Force is a small variation of the Standard American system you already know. The class runs on Tuesdays at 9A, beginning May 1st.
There will be hand-outs and quizzes for reinforcement. Bonus! Those staying for the Tuesday Open game will get free hand analysis where the hands used the 2/1 system. Cost is $10 per weekly session. You don't need a partner for these classes.
For questions, contact the instructor, Ken Llacera at (831) 426-4949 or via email.
Please, if you are sick or just feeling ill, please stay home so you don't pass it on.
Here's a couple of tips to make our game better and more pleasant for everyone:
One of our newer players adds these points:
|Alan Chase - Carol Avenmarg||68.00||1st A||0.96|
|Harold Rodgers - Howard Feldstein||56.92||2nd A||0.67|
|Kristin Smith - Margaret Suddards||55.17||1st B||0.80|
|Josh Karter - Rick Zinman||53.50||2nd B||0.56|
|Lloyd Shipman Jr - Michael Modest||53.17||3rd B||0.40|
|Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke||48.67||4th B||0.28|
|Pamela Benz - Peter Andrews||61.61||1st A||0.70|
|James Slinger - Richard Wasserstrom||57.74||1st A||0.70|
|Kenneth Llacera - Mick Friedberg||57.14||2nd A||0.49|
|Lani Ray - Neil Joseph Smyth||54.76||2nd A||0.49|
|John Oppenheimer - Roxana Perkins||53.87||3rd A||0.35|
|Elena Laborde Bishop - Robin McDuff||53.27||1st B||0.40|
|Irma Andrews - John Hullman||50.89||2nd B||0.28|
|Chris Tainty - David Harken||70.63||1st A||0.48|
|Judy Osborn - Thomas Burke||63.49||1st A||0.48|
|Kristin Smith - Michael Kerner||58.33||1st B||0.36|
|Robin Lasser - Yvette Benson||56.35||2nd A||0.34|
|Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano||53.57||2nd B||0.25|
|Joann Perkins - Marilyn Payne||52.38||2nd C||0.17|
|John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta||49.60||3rd A||0.24|
|Annemarie Moller - Joanne Brown||62.20||1st A||0.90|
|Barry Samuel - Malcolm Sprott||57.44||2nd A||0.63|
|Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola||56.55||3rd A||0.45|
|Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble||56.08||1st A||0.90|
|Rachael Spencer - Robin Evenden||54.76||2nd A||0.63|
|Carol Maggipinto - Richard Hill||54.50||3rd A||0.45|
|Robert Johnson - Steven Smith||53.28||4th A||0.32|
|Kenneth Martin - Richard Wasserstrom||50.00||4th A||0.32|
|Joanne Bruno - Phyllis Cramblet||49.47||2nd B||0.28|
|John Benich - Susan Benich||64.33||1st OA||2.48|
|John Walker - Judith Murdock||60.80||2nd OA||1.86|
|Margaret Suddards - Rachael Spencer||58.30||3rd OA||1.40|
|Joanne Nelson - Ruth Grant||56.08||4th OA||1.05|
|Peter Vokos - Terry Vokos||52.00||5th OA||0.78|
|Cheryl Keay - Henrietta Cooper||50.33||3rd SA||0.28|
|Diane Duey - Philip Hebner||50.20||3rd OC||0.57|
|Lloyd Shipman Jr - Shirley Smith||42.00||1st SC||0.16|
|Irma Andrews - Peter Andrews||64.81||1st A||1.00|
|Josh Karter - Rick Zinman||63.43||2nd A||0.70|
|John Oppenheimer - Steven Smith||60.65||3rd A||0.50|
|Jan Winham - Mick Friedberg||58.33||4th A||0.35|
|Joanne Brown - Kristin Smith||54.17||3rd B||0.28|
|Andrew Calciano - Marilyn Calciano||42.13||2nd C||0.28|
|Annemarie Moller - Joanne Bruno||70.89||1st A||0.56|
|Betty Wilkinson - John Walker||57.67||1st A||0.56|
|Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley||56.35||2nd A||0.39|
|Hemant Vaidya - Robert Johnson||56.10||1st B||0.48|
|Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke||55.10||2nd B||0.34|
|John Benich - Michael Burtch||54.11||3rd A||0.28|
|Carol Cowen - Gina Brown||48.11||2nd C||0.17|
|Kristin Smith - Michael Kerner||65.56||1st A||0.36|
|Mary Dean - Peggy Williams||52.44||1st A||0.36|
|Lesley Waltner - Steven Nelson||52.36||2nd A||0.25|
|John Wesolowski - Michael Burk||52.00||2nd A||0.25|
|Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas||48.11||1st B||0.18|
|Phyllis Wasserstrom - Richard Wasserstrom||63.10||1st A||0.70|
|Claire Swetland - D Webb||61.31||1st A||0.70|
|Ken Gamble - Mick Friedberg||54.46||2nd A||0.49|
|Kenneth Llacera - Sydney Reuben||54.46||2nd A||0.49|
|John Benich - Michael Burtch||54.17||3rd A||0.35|
|Janet Tainty - Pamela Benz||53.57||3rd A||0.35|
|Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley||45.83||1st C||0.24|
Mission: We are the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) of Santa Cruz County, Unit 550. Our mission is to promote the game of bridge, support the six bridge clubs operating within Unit 550 at the SCBC, provide a pleasant environment, and operate effective facilities for playing duplicate bridge in Santa Cruz.
Schedules: The Club Schedule lists the regular club game schedule. The Unit Game Schedule is available from the left menu. Clicking on Calendar displays all the games this month with changes from the regular schedule. 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.
Game Results: Click on Results or on the ♦ (includes hand records) or ♣ (results only) in the Calendar. If the results don't appear, you probably have pop-up blocker turned on.
|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: If you are interested in learning bridge or improving, a consolidated list of classes is viewed by clicking on "Learn Bridge" and selecting "Lessons". Classes details are found via the links.
Questions: You can find most information about Unit 550, the Board and members on this website. For example, a display of Unit 550 Life Masters is found under Accolades. You can print out pages which have a printer icon by clicking on the icon and using the browser's File ► Print menu.
If you have any questions about games or lessons please call us at (831) 465-1102 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Note: Please observe our non-smoking, fragrance-free environment.
We look forward to seeing you at the tables!
Your Unit 550 Board of Directors