Long Beach Unit
 March 15, 2013
by Jon Yinger
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
           CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
            FEBRUARY 17 Unit Game:   Overall results:  1st in A:  Mike
Walker/Sean Lui,  2nd Jo and John Melis,  3rd John Wong/Louis Shen,
4th Wei Pei/Phil Hiestand,  5th Sherry Troeger/Fay Beckerman,    6th
Susan and Keith Hafen.  In the B flight overall Barbara
Shortwell/Ralph Moskowitz were 4th,  Hanefi Erten/Oliver Yildiz were
5th,  Doreen Maes/Phyllis Greenstein were 6th.  In the C flight
overall Fred Willbanks/Todd Knapp were 5th.  Congratulations to all!
70+% GAMES in the club Feb 16 through March 15:   There were two 70+%
scores in open pairs games:  Feb 19 Gary King/Brandon Sheumaker had
74.32%, and March 11 Marcus and Marcie Evans had 71.47%, and one close
miss—Feb 24 Steve Skinner/Baum Harris had 69.84%.  In the unit team
game Monday evening Feb 18 Sally and Alan Gordy had 70%.  In the NLM
evening game March 11 Sharon Biederman/Susan Bibby had 72.50%.  And in
the 199er game March 13 Martin Lipman/Rick Schaeffer had 71.53%.
Congratulations to all six pairsl!
BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS Feb 16 through March 15:   Feb 16 John and Bea
Bralliar were 1st winning 3.50mp.  In the unit game Feb 17 Sean
Lui/Mike Walker were 1st winning 4.11mp,  Jo and John Melis were 2nd
winning 3.08mp.  And, unless I missed something, those were the only
big master point awards for the past month.  Congratulations to all
three pairs!
CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Irwin Bender and Beverly Souders.
Irwin Bender:  On 19, 2013 our good friend and partner Irwin Bender
incurred a massive stroke . He passed away Wednesday Feb 20.  Irwin's
last bridge game was Feb19.  He scratched.   Irwin was always
available to talk with you about a myriad of things...For instance:
The Lakers, the movie he saw last night. NT Splinters.  Or his kids.
He will be sorely missed.----Lois Abramson
           Beverly Souders:   She was a lovely lady born in a farming
family in Kansas and, as many of us at the Bridge Center, during the
depression. But that is enough of ancient history. She loved her son,
Jim, and life. She especially loved the game of bridge and the friends
that it brought her.  It became her fun time in between her home
gardening. (She had the "Green Thumb").
           She had many friends at the Bridge Center who will miss her
dearly, especially her partners. I, as one of those, have already
missed her charming smile and that "We'll do better next week."
As Shakespeare so apply put it, "Time doth make enemies of us
all."----Ed Neuroth
NEW MEMBERS—George Koehm;  transfers from other clubs:  Sharon Sloan
and Dennis Stevens.   Welcome to you all!
STATUS CHANGES:   New Gold Life Master:  Marcus Evans.  Congratulations Marcus!
           UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:   April 1 April Fool’s Day
unit-rated game.  April 2 through 8  Club Championship Week—extra
points, regular fees.  April 9 (evening) Inter-Club Championship game.
 April 21 through 27:  Charity Week:  extra points, regular fees.
April 28 Unit Game--lunch 12:30, game at 1pm.
           GET WELL WISHES to  Mary Thomas and Skip Trepinski.
         NEWS FROM LEISURE WORLD from Joan Tschirki:  Sharon Baron
President of Clubhouse 1 reports that there have been many major
changes our price for all games on Friday and Saturday has gone up to
$3.00 a game. The club continues to grow. Following Gene Yaffee’s
resignation the new Director Cliff Goodrich was named her replacement.
 (Thank you Gene for all your years of service.) Larry Slutsky was
named the new VP. Not to leave out Aaron Jones who is doing an
excellent job directing the Saturday game.  Thank you Aaron!
        …….Winners of the Club Championship game NS Cookie Pham and
Chuck Cutchshow,   EW Joyce Henderson and Janet Reid Congratulations!
GREAT job!  Verna Burns and Joan Tschirki had a 73% + game. This is
the first 70% + game in Leisure World this year Great!
                                   ……..Ted Weiber President of the
Clubhouse 3 games they are averaging 11 tables a game President’s Day
game was held on a Thursday. Cherry Pie and Ice cream was served for
the free game. The club continues to draw for free games; one EW and
one NS Mondays and Thursdays. April 3 is the next Club Championship
                                                      ……..Glad to see
Jean Beyers is recovering nicely.  Bette Willner would enjoy hearing
from you!  Bill and Betty I heard recently took a cruise.   Club
championship is on March 7th.   EW  Chie Wiekham and Sally Fenton.
NS was Gloria Sedore and Sybil Slutsky.
               ……..Keep shuffling along. And to my dear friend
Irwin……missing you!
……..Games are held on Mondays and Thursdays at Clubhouse #3 and on
Fridays and Saturdays at Clubhouse #1 at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked
to be there by 12:15 to confirm their reservations. Reservations are
necessary because Leisure World is a gated community and you name must
be at the gate for entry--reservations may be made by calling Ruth
Kaller at 562/430-0316.                          …….Results of all
Leisure World games are posted on www.acblunit557.org
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