Long Beach Unit 

 March 15, 2012


by Jon Yinger

UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org

           CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com


            Unit Game:  An unusual month (Feb 16 thru March 15) with no unit game.   

 70+% GAMES in the club Feb 16  through March 15:  In open games:  Tuesday evening March 6  Mark Itabashi/Steve Love had 71.67% and Wednesday evening March 14 Doreen Maes/Phyllis Greenstein had 7050%.  In 99er games Feb 18 Jim Werner/Bill Heck had 70.54%, Feb 22 Robert and Richard Bakovic had 76.98% and March 7 (again) Robert and Richard Bakovic had 75%.  And in the NLM game Feb 28 Peggi Spring/Arlene Spatz had 70.54%.  Congratulations to you all!

BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS:  Another unusual absence from the club record:  from Feb 16 thru March 15, unless I missed something, there was no game that awarded 3mp or more. 

NEW MEMBERS--all three were transfers into the LBBC from other clubs:  Alfreda Dockery, John Petrie, Dustin Stout.  Welcome to the club!

STATUS CHANGES:   Again, unless I missed something, no new club masters, regional masters, NABC masters or life masters.  A quiet month

           UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:   March 5 thru 11 Great Western Holiday STaC week:  Hand Records, overall awards, card fees $11.   March 17  St. Patrick’s Day unit-rated game:  Extra points, regular prices.  Tuesday March 18 through March 24:  Club membership week—extra points, regular prices.  March 25:  Unit Game--lunch 12:30, game at 1pm.  

           CONDOLENCES  to the family and friends of Doris James who passed away after a tragic accident earlier this month.  She was a delightful lady and a great bridge player.  She will be sorely missed.

           GET WELL WISHES to Peggy Waite and Bev Shafer.

         NEWS FROM LEISURE WORLD from Gene Yaffee:  Richard Norris & Ron Yaffee swept the field coming in 1st in Strat A & Strat B at the Club Championship game on February 24 with a 69.1% game. Second in Strat A were Bud Parish & Sharon Beran, third Bee Kinman & Verna Burns. Second in Strat B were Joyce Newton & Audrey Healy. 

            In another Club Championship game on March 8 the overall winners in Strat A were Bee Kinman & Eileen Nelson; second were Howard Smith & Bill Linskey. Overall winners in Strat B were Sunny Harper & Sharon Biederman; second were Jean Byer & Sue McHale.

           Bee Kinman & Verna Burns scored a 70% game on March 9 for the biggest game of the month.

           Free Mini Lessons are being offered on the third Monday of every month from 11:30 to 12 noon (before the regular game) in Clubhouse # 3 by ACBL accredited teacher & certified director, Gene Yaffee. The topic for April 16 is "1430 versus Blackwood." For more information, call Gene at  562/430-7040.  

By popular demand, there will be a Swiss Team Game on Monday, May 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse #3--this will replace the regular game on that day. For more information call Ruth Kaller, Club Manager, at 562/430-0316 or Ted Wieber, President, at  562/596-8661.

           Results of all Leisure World games are posted on www.acblunit557.org 

           Gene Yaffee,    Leisure World Duplicate Bridge  562/430-7040. 

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