by Jon Yinger
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
DECEMBER 7 UNIT GAME (24 tables): Overall results in the open game: 1st in A, Earl VanDerVord/Jon Yinger; 2nd Bea and John Bralliar; 3rd Steve Ramos/Ed Piken; 4th Betty McClellan/Jo Daigle; 5th, Verna Baccus/Lois Abramson; 6/7 tie CathyBauer/Lucille Hovland tied with Al and Sharon Appel. Overall winners in the B flight were: 3rd Karen Arase/Jacob Frenkel; 4th Jean Matz/Lois Perovich; 5th Keith and Susan Hafen; 6th Kim Wang/Mark Tang. Overall winners in C were: 3rd Sandra Franciscas/Mark Hartzel; 4th FayBeckerman/Shinko Mauritz; 5th Fern and Hank Dunbar. Overall winners in the non-Life Master game: 1st Maruxa Cargill/Bob Hargrove; 2nd G. T. Tseng/Harry Wang; 3rd Mary Thomas/Cole Sachs; 4th Claudette Barrack/Earl Liston.
70+% GAMES through 12/15: Four pairs had 70+% games. In open games Mark Tang/Steve Sulzby had 72.92% on Dec 1 and Verna Baccus/George Thomspon had 70.14% on Dec 5. In Easy Bridge/Bridge Plus games Bobbie Peterson/Mihir Das had 72.92% on Dec 6, and Frank Varga/Hershy Mault had 70% on Dec 15. Congratulations to you all!
BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS: Big points for 1st overall in big games: Nov 16 Stephen Lowe/Sandra Pickering 4.82mp; Nov 22 John Melis/Cayce Blanchard 4.00mp; Nov 23 Audrey Ellis/Ernie Frank 4.00mp; Dec 5 Verna Baccus/George Thompson 6.83mp; Dec 7 Earl VanDerVord/Jon Yinger 5.83mp; Dec 8 Betty McClellan/Jon Yinger 5.33mp. Big point awards for 2nd overall: In the big game Dec 5 Charlotte/Steve Sturm won 5.12mp, in the Dec 7 Unit Game Bea and John Bralliar won 4.37mp, and in the big game Monday, Dec 8, Shmuel Fisher/Ann Croul won 4.00mp.
MEMBERS and NEW STATUS: We
issue a warm welcome to two transfers into our unit: Camden Parish and Kathleen
Pecarovic, and to new members Donna Kupfer and Kiyo Nagaishi. Status changes: congratulations
UP-COMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE CLUB: Jan 11th Unit Game: lunch at 12:30, game at 1pm, first 13 tables in the non-life master game play for free; Jan 19th sectionally rated stratified open team game; Monday Jan 19th through Sunday Jan 25th a week of Club Championship games, extra points, regular prices; Sunday Jan 31st at 12:30 International Fund Game, card fee $10.
CONDOLENCES to the family of George Lawrence who passed away last month.
GET WELL WISHES to Joyce Siegle, Mary Schefter and Ray Cummings.
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