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
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