Long Beach Unit 

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 Easy Bridge game on May 30 Jerry Smith/Judy Mathias had a 71.67% game.  Congratulations to you all! 

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. 

             HELP THE COLUMNIST: If I have missed an award or status change please let me know. If you have any news items you would like to see in the column, my email is jyinger1@gmail.com.