June 15, 2009
by Jon Yinger
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
MAY 17th UNIT GAME: Overall results in the open game: 1st in A: Earl VanDerVord/Jon Yinger, 2nd Bee Kinman/Baum Harris, 3rd John and Suzie Hand; 4th Robert Gish/Samuel Wang; 5th Lisa Kuo/Murat Veysoglu; 6th Paul Pettler/Al Mastron. Overall winners in the B flight included: 3rd Tom Ludwig/Fay Beckerman; 4th Sherry Troeger/Sue Sood; 5th John Melis/Cayce Blanchard; and 6th Dan Oakes/Sean Lui. Overall winners in C included 4th Pat and Bob Adam and 5th Bob Goodman/Dolores Backlund. Overall winners in the non-Life Master game: 1st in A Nancy Karl/Sherry Royce; 2nd Cooie Dampman/Miriam Kelley; 3rd Jerry Smith/Louise Sperr; 4th Miranda Reddy/Cole Sachs; 5th/6th Bernie and Larry Gresko tied with Mihir Das/Ruth Roe. And 4th over-all in B in the NLM game were Madge Nusenow/Jackie Larkin and 5th were Carol Ramsey/Anita Padget. Congratulations to all!
JUNE 14th Eight is Enough UNIT TEAM GAME: 1st place, each winning 5.67mp: Dwight Dorman, John Melis, John Killian and Cayce Blanchard. 2nd place, each winning 4.25mp: Mark Tang, Sankar Reddy, Steve Sulzby and
Kevin Lane. 3rd place, each winning 3.19mp: George Rosenthal, Tom Ludwig, Joy Rosenthal and Skip Genebach. 4th place, each winning 2.39mp: Baum Harris, Bee Kinman, Al and Sharon Appel. 5th place: Keith and Susan Hafen and John and Bea Bralliar. 6th place: Marci Evans, Cole Sachs, Mary Thomas and Betty McClellan. Congratulations to you all!
70+% GAMES 5/16 through 6/15: In open games two pairs had 70+% games during the past month. On May 18 Marcus Evans/Ralph Beazley had a 69.91% game (rounds off to 70%), and on June 1 Kay Tseng/Sue Sood had 76%. In the 299er game on June 10 Roy and Dianne Tomooka had a 70.63% game and in the
game on May 30 Jerry Smith/Judy Mathias had a 71.67% game. Congratulations to you all! Easy Bridge
BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS: Big points for 1st overall in big games: In the May 17 Unit Game Earl VanDerVord/Jon Yinger won 5.38mp; on May 20 Steve and Charlotte Sturm won 4.67mp; on May 28 Ray Mack/Jerry Schreiber won 4.39mp; on June 5 Judy Jones/Marcus Evans won 4.33mp, and on June 6 Irma Johnson/George Thompson won 4.50mp. Big mp awards for second over-all: May 17 Baum Harris/Bee Kinman 4.04mp; May 20 Earl VanDerVord/Sean Lui 3.50mp; May 28 Bob Mault/Judy Jones 3.29mp; June 5 John and Suzy Hand 3.25mp, and on June 6, T S Chernuchin/Baum Harris 3.38. Congratulations to all!
NEW MEMBERS and NEW STATUS: We issue a warm welcome to new members Joyce Menderson, Nikki Mertz and Steven Arias. Status changes: New Junior Master: Hannah Gough. New Club Master: Lynne Finley. New Sectional Masters: Sue Ayers, Renee Hoffman and Anne Munchow. And new Silver Life Master Ralph Beazley. Congratulations to you all!!
UP-COMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE CLUB: Saturday July 4th picnic 12:30; Membership Game Thursday July 16th, 12:30; Team Game, Monday July 20th 7:00 PM; Silver Point STaC Games July 20 through July 26; card fees $11 .
GET WELL WISHES to Julie Cunningham, Eileen Nelson, Frank Bartlett and Dann Habberfield.
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