by Jon Yinger
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
†††††††††† CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
†††††††††††† A///UGUST 8 STaC GAME
(37 tables):† Overall results in the open game:
1st in A, Mark Itabashi/John Farr; 2nd, Stephen Goldstein/Diane Starbuck; 3rd, Earl
4th, Irwin Bender/Lois Abramson; 5th, Donna Wenberg/Betse Straub; 6th, Doris and
Dwayne James. Overall winners in the B flight were:† 1st: Stephen Licker/Dick Sands; 2nd Sandy
Bernard/Al Lum; 3rd, Tom Harris/Cory Hand; 4th, Fred Benedetti/Ron Spain. And
in the Cs, overall, Jim Fu and Bettyanne Houts were 1st, and Julie Mills and
††††† 70+% GAMES through/// 8/15: Six pairs had 70+% in open games during this reporting period: Rich Wasser and Jon Yinger had a 72.60% game on July 29, Bruce Horiguchi/Len Beck 76.11% Aug 4, Marcie Evans/Lina Cheng †72.73% Aug 7, Stephen Goldstein/Diane Starbuck 70.11% Aug 8, Mark Itabashi/John Farr 71.07% also on Aug 8, Sandy Lex/Bernie Gresko 71.7% Aug 11 and Len Beck/Lois Abramson 70.49% on Aug 11. And the mysterious Hershy Mault, playing in the
games, had 76%, 74% and 78% games (usually 15-board games) on July 26, July 30 and Aug 2 playing with Phylis Fader, Dottie Thompson and MaryLyn Lopez. OK, who is this Hershy Mault, and how can I get a game with him? Easy Bridge
MASTER POINT AWARDS:† July ///18
Stanley Snyder and Len Beck won 3.67mp for 1st overall, and on July 28 Mort
Futterman and Stanley Snyder won 4.83mp for 1st overall.† Also in the July 28 game Bruce and Chiye
Horiguchi won 3.63mp for 2nd overall. In
the Aug 7 STaC game Marcie Evans and Lina Cheng won 19.43mp for first overall
in the district; thatís in addition to the 1.67mp they won at the club. 21mps
for one game.† Wow! And at the
MEMBERS and NEW STATUS: We
issue a warm welcome to new members ///Peggy Fleming, Gail Frank, Nusheen
Javadizadeh, Shinn Joyce, Sylvia Kaprelyan, Claire Warne and Marcia Westlake.
And welcome transfers into our unit: Jeanne and Robert Allen, and Al and Sharon
Appel. Congratulations to Lenard Lakofka who made life master at the
MANN is leaving. By
the time this column is printed, he will be on his way to
†††††††††††† UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB: S////ept. 8th at 7pm: Stratified open team game. Sun. September 14, 1:00 Unit Game.† Sept 22nd thru the 28th: District 23 STaC week; card fee $10.
†††††††††††† CONDOLENCES t////o the family of Shirley Thomas who passed away last month.† She will be sorely missed.
†††† ††††††††GET WELL WISHES to ////Walter Rothstein and Jim Howard. And welcome back Shirl Ross and Larry Slutsky.
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