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2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
831-465-1102
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Beginners Bridge Series #2 Starts September 10th

This series of 10 classes begins Monday, September 10, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at Santa Cruz Bridge Center. The series is highly recommended if:

  • You've taken Series #1, but not yet had Series #2, OR
  • You haven't played bridge for a while and want to brush up on the basics, OR
  • You want to take the series again because it contains so much valuable material.

Advance registration is required. To find out more about the series or to register, please contact teacher Sydney J. Reuben sydneyjane210@gmail.com.

STaC Week: August 20-26

Most games during this week are STaC games, including Thursday AM, so you can earn lots of silver points. The table fee is $10 for STaC games. Check the SCBC calendar for details.

There is a Unit STaC game on Saturday at 10A. There is no requirement to sign-up in advance. Note, there must be 5 or more tables to run a STaC game.

Please contact Ken to request a partner: (831) 426-4949; via email to Partner Request.

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
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Eve (08/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Eric Stolzberg - Mark Riley 63.29 1st A 0.36
Angie Millslagle - Joanne Turnquist 56.41 1st A 0.36
David Harken - John Wesolowski 55.16 2nd A 0.25
Leslie Davidson - Margaret Suddards 54.54 2nd A 0.25
Darby Kremers - Linda Downing 49.38 2nd B 0.21
Mary Dean - Peggy Williams 44.74 2nd B 0.17
Masterpoint Winners
Click Mon Aft (08/13) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Seldeen - Ken Gamble 58.33 1st A 1.30
Liesel Sabloff - Shirley Llacera 57.08 2nd A 0.91
Josh Karter - Richard Wasserstrom 56.25 3rd A 0.65
Joanne Brown - Phyllis Cramblet 55.42 2nd B 0.50
Carol Maggipinto - Malcolm Sprott 54.58 5/6th A 0.24
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 54.58 1st C 0.48
Diana Schilling - Gary Oing 50.00 4th B 0.25
Annemarie Moller - Joanne Bruno 47.08 2nd C 0.34
Masterpoint Winners
Click Sun Aft (08/12) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 69.63 1.50 Red, 1.50 Blk
Angie Millslagle - Jule Hilton 61.13 1.13 Red, 1.12 Blk
John Walker - Laura McCabe 53.65 0.85 Red, 0.84 Blk
Michael Modest - Robin McDuff 53.40 0.64 Red, 0.63 Blk
Farol Henderson - Marti Jones 52.88 0.53 Red, 0.52 Blk
Masterpoint Winners
Click Fri AM (08/10) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Benich - Neil Joseph Smyth 61.31 1st A 0.70
Jonni Faircrest - Ken Gamble 59.82 2nd A 0.49
Bruce Dau - Susan Slinger 57.14 3rd A 0.35
Carol Avenmarg - Kenneth Martin 55.65 1st B 0.32
Mark Wainer - Nancy Wainer 55.06 1st A 0.70
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 54.76 2nd A 0.49
Margaret Suddards - Pamela Benz 53.27 3rd A 0.35
Ginger Stone - Marilyn Diola 40.77 2nd B 0.22
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (08/09) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Julie Akin - Thomas Motter 64.17 1st A 0.15
Jared Jacobs - Lou Browning 55.83 1st A 0.15
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu Eve (08/09) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jonni Faircrest - Neil Joseph Smyth 74.07 1st A 1.50
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 60.07 2nd A 1.12
Gloria Reiss - Michael Modest 53.77 1st C 0.88
Masterpoint Winners
Click Thu AM (08/09) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 58.75 1st A 1.04
Darby Kremers - Diane Duey 57.08 2nd A 0.73
Barbara Black - Bette Harken 54.58 3rd A 0.52
Joanne Bruno - Phyllis Cramblet 53.75 4th A 0.36
Sydney Reuben - Thomas Burke 52.92 3rd B 0.36
John Walker - Laura McCabe 50.83 4th B 0.25
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Eve (08/08) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Walker - Nancy Ficarrotta 65.50 1st A 0.56
Marilyn Payne - Pete Thomas 58.76 2nd A 0.39
Carol Cowen - Gloria Reiss 54.47 3rd A 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Wed Aft (08/08) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Slinger - Ken Llacera 65.70 1st A 1.50
Claire Swetland - D Webb 55.13 1st B 0.96
Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom 55.13 2/3rd A 0.90
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 54.81 4th A 0.53
Annemarie Moller - Liesel Sabloff 53.85 2nd B 0.67
Bruce Dau - Richard Hill 53.52 3rd B 0.48
Bonnie Simon - Joanne Bruno 52.57 1st C 0.56
Elena Laborde Bishop - John Hadley 51.92 2nd C 0.39
Dorothy Malutta - Phyllis Cramblet 50.96 3rd C 0.28
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue Eve (08/07) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Josh Karter - Rick Zinman 61.78 1st OA 1.07
Bette Harken - John Benich 59.24 2nd OA 0.80
John Wesolowski - Margaret Suddards 52.54 2nd OB 0.68
Masterpoint Winners
Click Tue AM (08/07) for complete results.
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ken Llacera - Mick Friedberg 67.19 1st A 1.10
Carol Maggipinto - Neil Joseph Smyth 64.58 2nd A 0.77
Joanne Wicker - Vincent McLoughlin 53.65 1st B 0.64
Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom 52.08 4th A 0.39
Malcolm Sprott - Richard Hill 50.52 2nd B 0.45
Joanne Bruno - John Hullman 48.61 1st C 0.48
Annemarie Moller - Phyllis Cramblet 48.44 2nd C 0.34

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 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: 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 info@santacruzbridge.org.

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

We look forward to seeing you at the tables!

Your Unit 550 Board of Directors