†January 15, 2014
by Jon Yinger
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
†††††††††† CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
††††††††††† DECEMBER 22 Unit Game:†† Overall results:† 1st in A:† Usha Bansal/Rob Preece,† 2nd† Mark Teaford/Kimi Matsumoto,† 3rd John and Jo Melis,† 4th Diane Starbuck/Eddie Gruber,† 5th Betty McClellan/Jo Daigle,† 6th Simon and Lena Cheng,† 7th Bee Kinman/Verna Burns,† 8th Fern and Hank Dunbar.† In the B flight overall: †4th Eileen Nelson/Julie Cunningham,† 5th Diane Sachs/Sue Fardette,† †6th Renee Hoffman/Kiyo Nagaishi.† In the C flight overall Eleth Fields/Linda White were 2nd.† Results in the NLM section:† 1st Pam Cronn/Nancy Toussaint,† †2nd Ralph Brunson/Tim Panik,† 3rd Mimi Strickler/Bert Nielsen,† 4th Bill Dilks/Jerry Reid.† Congratulations to all!†
†††††††† 70+% GAMES †December 16 through January 15:†† In open games Dec 30 Paul Pettler/Patricia Ann Jay had 71.25% and Jan 8 (evening) John and Jo Melis had 70.42%.† In 199er games Jan 8 (afternoon) Rick Schaeffer/Martin Lipman had 70% and Jan 11 Donna Kupfer/Carol Lopresti had 71.25%.† Congratulations to all four pairs!
†††††††† BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS †in open games December 16 through January 15:† †Dec 16 John Killian/Betti Harris won 4.00mp for 1st, Verna Baccus/Lorrie Schramm won 3.00mp for 2nd.† Jan 7 Marcie Evans/Jon Yinger won 4.20mp for 1st.† Jan 8 Bob Mault/Verna Baccus won 3.38mp for 1st. †Jan 10 John Petrie/Gabrielle Sills won 4.90mp for 1st,† Wei Pei/Steve Sturm won 3.68 for 2nd.† Jan 13 Kay Tseng/John Melis won 3.36 for 1st.† Jan 14 Paddy Jay/Paul Pettler won 3.79 for 1st.† And Jan 15 Mark Teaford/Gary Paugh won 3.36 for 1st. †Congratulations to all!
†††††††† NEW MEMBER:† Ralph Brunson.† Welcome to the club!
†††††††† STATUS CHANGES:† New Sectional Masters:† Peter Giotta, Gayl Knapp.† New Regional Master:† Shirley Knopf.† New NABC Masters:† Susan Bibby, Roy Tomooka, Karen Watson.† Congratulations to you all!
†††††††† GET WELL WISHES to Mark Teaford
†††††††† UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:† †Sunday Feb 2 Groundhog Day Unit Rated game.† Feb 9-15 Junior fund Week, extra points, regular prices.† Feb 16 Unit Game.† Lunch at 12:30, game begins at 1pm.†
††††† †††NEWS FROM LEISURE WORLD† by Judy Carter-Johnson.†
††††††† CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:† December 16-overall winners:† Sue Fardette/Vince Remedios 1st in A and B.† Joyce Henderson/Coleen Gardner 2nd in A and B.† Simone Chottin/Fred Benedetti 3rd in A and B.† Jeanette Estill/John Chang 4th in A and B.† LaVonne McQuilkin/Janet Wagner 5th in A.† Larry Slutsky/Bill Linskey 6th in A.† Joan and Ted Wiber 5th in B.† Thuan Gwynn/Cookie Pham 1st in C.† Tied for 2nd in C:† Jean Byer/George Koehm, Audrey Healy/Joyce Newton, and Bobbie and Brent Johanssen.
††††††† CONGRATULATIONS to Betty Jackson on being nominated to be District 23ís Goodwill Committee for 2014.
††††††† RANCHO MIRAGE REGIONAL:† Joan Tschirki and Sharon Beran earned 9.27mp and 7.16mp, respectively.† Our Thursday director Diane Sachs earned 8.90mp.† Some of our regular guests had a great week:† Joyce Henderson 15.45mp,† Sharon Biederman 14.75mp, Melanie and Jerry Smith 14.17mp each, and Kiyo Nagaishsi 7.41mp.† Congratulations to all.
†††† †††Upcoming Club Championship Dates:† Clubhouse #3--March 6.† Clubhouse #1--Friday, April 11 and Saturday April 19.†
††††††† Upcoming Unit Rated Games:† Clubhouse #3--Thurs Feb 20.
††††††† Games are held on Mondays/Thursdays at Clubhouse #3 and Friday/Saturday at Clubhouse #1 at 12:15.† Advanced reservations are requested as Leisure World is a gated community.† Please call:† Monday--Midge Dunagan (562) 594-9698. Thursday--Cookie Pham (562) 431-6453.† Friday and Saturday--Jaye Woodington (562) 799-1089.
If you have any news for next monthís column, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.† Results of all Leisure World games are posted on www.acblunit557.org.
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