by Christine Frumen
JULY UNIT GAME: Our unit game this month is on Sunday, July 16 at the normal 1:30 time with lunch preceding the game at 1 pm. Something new this game will be a lecture on bridge hands between 12:45 and 1:15 given by Frank Bartlett. Keep coming, we love the good turnout. We still wish more of the NLMs would attend and maybe we will see more of you this month.
MAY UNIT GAME RESULTS: There were fifteen tables of players who turned out for the Unit Game in May. The OA results: 1st, Bruce Horiguchi & Chiye Horiguchi, 2nd, John Yinger & Earl VanderVord, 3rd, Irwin Bender & John Killian, 4th, Ruth White & Diane Sachs, 5th, George Thompson & John Fox. The NLMs top three scoring pairs were: 1st, Ruth White & Diane Sachs, 2nd Tom Ludwig & Carol Murakoshi and 3rd, Dolores Backlund & Bob Goodman. Donna Wenberg was the “chef of the month” for this Unit game.
NEW STATUS & NEW MEMBERS: Renee Hoffman, Charles Messall, and Art Ziffer. We all welcome you to the unit. Elaine Dovgard and Richard Flaxman are the newest Junior Masters and Al Lum has become a Bronze Life Master this last reporting period through 6/1/06. Congratulations on your excellent bridge playing that moves you to the next step on that “status” ladder!
70+% GAMES: Tom
Cotton & Diana Black, 78.97%
AND a 71.25%; Cory Hand & Tom
Skidmore – 78.75%; Steve Sulzby
& Mark Tang – 71.99%;
THIS MONTH AT THE CLUB: The monthly Team Game is set for July 10 at 7pm. On Friday at the 4:15 game on July 14, there is the ACBL-Wide International Fund Game (fees will be $9). The Jackpot Game we spoke of in last month’s column was not won in May so we will know next month which lucky pair in a Saturday game wins the money. Surprising with all those 70% games we had that none of them occurred on a Saturday. Go figure!
NLM LESSONS: NLM lessons – a “gift” to the NLM’s from the Unit – are at noon on Tuesdays preceding the afternoon game.
THIS AND THAT: Gary Paugh and John
Killian played in the World Wide Bridge Contest in
John is our current Unit President and
the President of ALACBU.
We are delighted to report that Tom Harris and Barbara Frischkorn – who met at the Bridge Club – got married the end of May. Best wishes and many happy years of bridge playing and marriage to you. Finding a life partner seems a little more important than becoming a Life Master.
Verna Baccus is new great-grandmother. Her granddaughter Karen (many of you know her from when she lived with Verna) had a BIG baby boy!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: We want to remind you again that we are celebrating “Christmas in July” to benefit our Unit Charity, the LB WomenShelter for battered women and children. Look for the donation box at the desk at the club and please “dig deep” and contribute for our worthy charity.
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