Long Beach Unit

May 15, 2012


by Jon Yinger

UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org

†††††††††† CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com


††††††††††††APRIL 22 UNIT GAME:Overall results: 1st in A: Jo and John Melis,2nd Sankar Reddy/John Crabtree,3rd Verna Baccus/Marilyn Christy, 4th John Petrie/ Aaron Jones,5th Mark Leonard/Phil Clayton,6th Sibyl and Larry Slutsky.B flight overalls:Sue Fardette/Vincent Remedios were 5th and CarmelaChiurazzi/Marcus Evans were 6th.C flight overalls:Usha Bansal/Steven Alt were 3rd,WayneRapp/Karen Horton tied with Janet Wagner/Bill Brooks for 4/5,and Sharon Beran/Todd Knapp were 6th.†† Congratulations to all! 
†††††††††††††MAY 10 unit-rated INTERNATIONAL FUND GAME:†† Overall results: 1st in A: Lois Perovich/Paul Langerman,2nd John Petrie/Earl VanDerVord,3rd Aaron Jones/Steve Sturm,4th John Killian/John Wong,5/6 Jay and Connie Young tied with Richard and Robert Bakovic.B flight overalls:5th Marcus Evans/Carmela Chiurazzi,†† 6th Diane Starbuck/Thad Mikols.C flight overalls:3rd Melanie and Jerome Smith, 4th George Welsh/Mary Thomas,5th Phyllis Greenstein/Doreen Maes.Congratulations to all!
††††††††††† 70+% GAMES in the club April 16through May 15:May 4 John Bralliar/Cecil Cook had a 69.88% game.May 8 Earl VanDerVord/John Petrie had 73.61% in the evening game.May 9 Mark Teaford/Irwin Bender had 75.64%.May 10 Lois Perovich/Paul Langerman had 71.13%.May 11 Suzie and John Hand had 70.14%.And in the NLM game May 14 Sunny Harper/Rich Schaeffer had 70.50%.Congratulations to you all! 

BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS:Big point awards for 1st, 2nd or 3rd in open games April 16 through May 15:April 16 Kay Tseng/John Melis won 5.50mp for 1st, Wei Pei/Steve Sturm won 4.13mp for 2nd, and Greg Tapia/Les Rawitt won 3.09mp for 3rd.April 17 Steve Mager/Dean Kaloudes won 5.00mp for 1st, Steve Rose/Betty McClellan won 3.75mp for 2nd, and in the evening game and Fred Willbanks/George Thompson won 3.17mp for 1st.April 18 Phyllis Parker/John Petrie won 5.50mp for 1st, Lavonne McQuilken/Sherry Troeger won 4.13mp for 2nd and Bill Ensley/Hanefi Erten won 3.09mp for 3rd.April 19 John Petrie/Aaron Jones won 4.50mp for 1st,Mark Teaford/Kimi Matsumoto won 4.13mp for 2nd.April 20 Greg Tapia/Sam Wang won 6.00mp for 1st,Alfred Lee/Louis Shen tied with Mark Teaford/Mark Leonard for 2nd, each winning 3.94mp,and in the evening game, Mark Leonard/Aaron Jones won 3.17mp for 1st.April 21 Gary King/Mike Savage won 4.67mp for 1st,Betty McClellan/Steve Skinner won 3.50mp for 2nd.April 22 John and Jo Melis won 4.68mp for 1st,Sankar Reddy/John Crabtree won 3.51mp for 2nd.May 10 Lois Perovich/Paul Langerman won 4.83mp for 1st andEarl VanDerVord/John Petrie won 3.62mp for 2nd.Congratulations to all!

NEW MEMBERS:Margaret Hay and Jackie Hess (transfer). Welcome to the club!

STATUS CHANGES:Sectional Masters:Darlene Harrison, Donna Kupfer;Regional Masters:Joyce Shuford, Robert Goodman;NABC Masters:Kiyo Nagaishi, Robert Bakovic.Congratulations to you all!!

†††††††††† UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:Friday evening June 1 Worldwide Bridge Contest.Saturday June Worldwide Bridge contestóday two.June 3-June 9 North American Pairs qualifying week.Sunday June 17unit-rated Fatherís Day game.June 18-June 23 NAP qualifying week.June 24 Unit Game:lunch at 12:30, game at 1pm.WBC and NAP games:hand records, extra points, $11 fee.Other special gamesóextra points, regular prices.

†††† ††††NEWS FROM LEISURE WORLD from Gene Yaffee: Overall winners in the Club Championship game on May 5 were Gloria Sedore & Linda Carder; 2nd--Verna Burns & Joan Tschirki; 3rd--Eileen Nelson & Bee Kinman. 

†††††††††† Special upcoming events: Monday, June 18, BBQ dinner immediately following the bridge game. ††††††††

Special Unit-rated game on Thursday, June 28. For more information on either of these events 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 

 ††††††††† Our condolences go out to the families of Barbara Zarzycki and Pandju Merali.

††††††† ††Gene Yaffee,††† Leisure World Duplicate Bridge562/430-7040.

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