Long Beach Unit


By Christine Frumen



 Lunch at 1:00 pm – Game at 1:30 pm



FEBRUARY UNIT GAME: This month’s Unit Game will be the same playing format as usual. The big difference is it will be a POT LUCK for the luncheon. Everyone loves a "pot luck" as our annual Holiday Potluck has proven year after year so now’s your chance to find your favorite recipe, make it and bring it to the club to share for the unit game. The lunch will be at 1 pm and game time will be at 1:30 so you may want to get there a few minutes early to put your food on the table – and get past the line that forms for the chow!

DECEMBER UNIT GAME RESULTS: Twenty-three tables in two sections played in the December Unit Game. Overall winners were: 1st, Steve Sulzby & Michael Ventri; 2nd, Dann Habberfield & Peggy Waite; 3rd, Bart Jolin & Gertrud McLachlan; 4th, Frank Bartlett & Jo Daigle; and tied for 5th and 6th, Phyllis Parker & Bob Mault and Yoon Kim and Yas Takeda. Flight C winners were 1st, Al & Sharon Appel; 2nd, Keith & Sue Hafen and 3rd, Dick & Linda Stein (note: all married couples!). Barbara Balowitz & Carol Murakoshi were in charge of the luncheon the members enjoyed. The game was for the Unit Charity – the Long Beach WomenShelter – and as we reported last month, players and game profits generated $2649 that was donated. An admirable sum!

NEW STATUS & NEW MEMBERS: Claudette Barrack, Michael Daley, Paul Langerman and Judith Winn are new members of our unit. Welcome! Paul Langerman also became our newest Junior Master. Lalit Vora gained Club Master status. Dianne Osterstock is our newest new Regional Master. A good start to the new year! Congratulations!

70+% GAMES: In the reporting period 12/12/06 – 1/12/07, three pairs hit the 70+% mark. Cayce Blanchard & George Welsh came in with a 70.83% game. Bev Harmsen & Ron Cunningham had a 71.0% game and Mark Itabashi & John Farr scored a 71.99% game. If you had a 70%er and we missed it, call me and we will report it. We did miss one in November. Sue Fardette & Vince Remedios scored at 70.14% game on 11/29.  Great playing to all of you!  We also failed to note that the 72.92% game in December scored by Michael Daley & Earl Van Der Vord was in the Saturday Jackpot game. So in addition to the nice score, they also scored $240 to split between them. Since the Jackpot game has sometimes gone years without being won, an easy oversight but my apologies for failing to acknowledge them.

THIS MONTH AT THE CLUB: The ACBL International Fund game ($9 card fee) kicks off the month on Sat., Feb. 3 at 12:30. There will be a Junior Fund Game on February 7 – both sessions. The Unit generously voted to pay the extra dollar required for the afternoon game and the Club owners will pay the extra dollar for the evening game. The monthly Stratified Open Team Game will be on Monday, Feb 12 at 7 pm. The last special game this month will be the ACBL-Wide Senior Game on Monday morning, Feb. 26 at 9:30 am.

            CONDOLENCES & GET WELL: We heard from Bruce Stark that his partner Carroll Simons had passed away in Nov. We also saw a notice on the bulletin board that Jeanne Plocher passed away this past summer. We send our condolences to both families. Incidentally, we haven’t seen Bruce Stark lately!

            We have reports of several people “under the weather” and hope by the time this is published, this will be old news. Frank Seipp has been ill, Jo Daigle's husband is ill, Doris Richardson is ill and Irwin Bender's wife is recuperating from an auto accident.

            UNIT NEWS: Steve Sulzby welcomed the newest board member, Sue Fardette. Committee chairs have been announced for the coming year and can be found in the minutes posted at the club. They have some ambitious plans for the coming year. Personally, this reporter would like to see the roster available again. How about it, Unit Board Members?

            THIS AND THAT: At the Palm Springs Regional, several of our players shined. Fern & Hank Dunbar and Pritzi Lembi took first place in two KO events with partners Diane Black and Jose Rodriguez. Great playing! (Hank earned his LM in that event but we won’t be reporting that until next month when it shows up on the official report from Memphis).

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