January 15, 2010
by Jon Yinger
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
†††††††††† CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
††††††††††† †JANUARY 10 UNIT GAME:† †Overall results: 1st in A: †Earl VanDerVord/Jon Yinger, †2nd John Mellis/Cory Hand, 3rd Bruce and Chiye Horiguchi, 4th Simon and Linda Cheng,† 5th Dorothy Favre/Betty Jackson and 6th Hand and Fern Dunbar.† Overall winners in the B flight included:† 4th Kinm Wang/Chien-San Hun, 5tth Keith and Susan Hafen, 6tth Sue Sood/Kay Tseng.† In C Michelle Drayer/Jon Kaye were 2nd, Al and Sharon Appel 3rd and Kisa Kuo/Murat Veysoglu 4th.† Overall winners in the Non-Life Master game were:† 1st in A:† Karen and Mike McKittrick, 2nd† Monica Gettis/Claudette Barrack, 3rd Doris Drew/Jinny Cartier, 4th Melanie and Jerry Smith, 5th Joyce Henderson/Jane Reid, and 6th David Hwahe/Tsu Jan.† Congratulations to all!
†††††††††††††70+% GAMES 11/15 through 1/15: †There were no 70% games at the club over the past 30 days (second month in a row), but Jackie Hess/John Farr came close with their 69.70% in the Thursday afternoon game on Jan 14.†
† BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS:† 1st over-all in club games Dec 16 through Jan 15:† In the evening game Dec 16 John and Suzie Hand won 3.67mp; Dec 18 Lois Abramson/Irwin Bender won 6.17mp; Dec 28 Ralph Beazley/Walter Rothstein won 4.11mp; in the Unit Game Jan 10 Earl VanDerVord/Jon Yinger won 5.10mp; Jan 12 Rich Wasser/Jon Yinger won 4.23mp; Jan 14 John Farr/Jackie Hess won 3.25mp; Jan 15 Irwin Bender/Lois Abramson won 4.44mp.† Big awards for 2nd overall:† Dec 18 Doris and Dwayne James won 4.63mp; on Dec 28 Doris and Dwayne James were 2nd overall again winning 3.08mp; Jan 10 Cory Hand/John Mellis won 3.83mp; Jan 12 Betty McClellan/Bill Wilson won 3.17mp; Jan 15 Earl VanDerVord/Michael Daly won 3.33mp.† Big awards for 3rd overall:† Dec 18 Lisa Cheng/Jon Wong won 3.47mp≠. †Congratulations to all!
NEW MEMBERS and NEW STATUS: †We issue a warm welcome to new members Richard Barrack, Sharon Biederman, Pamela Cole, James Fieldhouse and Brent Hardy.†† Status changes: Life Master: Judy Carter-Johnson; †Junior Master: Robert Beckman; ††Club Masters: Joyce Henderson and Ron Yaffee;† Sectional Master: Lynne Finley, Colleen Gardner, Jane Reid and Melanie Smith; †Regional Masters: Renee Hoffman and David Jones.† Congratulations to you all!!†
UP-COMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE CLUB: †Tuesday Feb 2 Ground Hog Day Game; Saturday Feb 6† ACBL International Fund Game; Feb 7 through Feb 13 Junior Fund Games;† Sunday Feb 14:† Unit Gameónon-life masters play for $5;† Feb 22 through Feb 28, another week of Junior Fund Games.† All special games: regular prices, extra points.††
†††††††††† A reminder: all MONDAY MORNING games are sectionally rated, pay extra points and include a very nice breakfast.† All for $10.†
††††††††† GET WELL WISHES to† Betty Barton, Betse Straub, Ed Neuroth and Joy Rosenthal.
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