APRIL 28 Unit Game:   Overall results:  1st in A:  John and Jo Melis,  2nd Mark Teaford/Kimi Matsumoto,  3rd Stanley Snyder/Alfred Lee,  4th Carmela Chiurazzi/Bob Mault,  5th Steve Skinner/Baum Harris,  6th Charlotte and Steve Sturm.  In the B flight overall Larry and Sibyl Slutsky  were 3rd,  Joan Tschirki/Betty Wittereid were 4th,  Al and Sharon Appel were 5th,  Joan and Ted Weiber were 6th.  In the C flight overall Keith and Susan Hafen were 3rd,  Fern and Hank Dunbar were 4th,  Rob Preece/Usha Bansal tied with Sherry Royce/Nancy Karl for 5th.  And in the NLM section, Pam Cronn/Susan Bibby were 1st,  Jack and Cooie Dampman were 2nd.  Congratulations to all!  

70+% GAMES in the club April 16 through May 15:   In open games---Apr 20 Keith Hafen/John Melis had 69.94%, May 1 Sibyl Slutsky/Diane Schmitz had 70.10%, May 6 Mark Teaford/Gary Paugh had 74.36%.  In NLM games---May 6 Martin Lipman/Rick Schaeffer had 70.50%.  In the evening NLM game May 13 Darlene Harrison/Bill Dilks had 70.83% NS and Colleen Bilas/Dalia Hernandez had 76.67% EW.  Congratulations to all six pairsl!

BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS April 16 through May 15:   Apr 24 Lois Abramson/Charlotte Sturm were 1st winning 3.50mp.  Apr 25 Steven Alt/Kiyo Nagaishi were 1st winning 3.30mp.  Apr 26 Steve Ramos/Lucy Gellner were 1st winning 4.23mp and Jo Daigle/Marcie Evans were 2nd winning 3.17mp.  Apr 27 Sharon and Al Appel were 1st winning 3.27mp.  And in the Unit Game Apr 28  John and Jo Melis were 1st winning 4.68mp, Mark Teaford/Kimi Matsumoto were 2nd winning 3.51mp.  Congratulations to all seven pairs!

STATUS CHANGES:   New Club Master:  Mary Jean Giotta;  new Sectional Masters:  William Dilks, Linda Nye.  Congratulations to you all!

           UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:   Worldwide Bridge Contest Friday evening June 7 and and Saturday afternoon June 8.  Hand Records, Overall Awards, and Analysis Booklets.  North American Pairs Qualifying Weeks Sunday June 1 through Friday June 7  and   Sunday June 16 through Saturday June 22.  Unit Game Sunday afternoon June 23--lunch at 12:30 pm, game at 1:00 p.m. 

        GET WELL WISHES to  Mary Thomas and Skip Genebech

        NEWS FROM LEISURE WORLD from Joan TschirkiWho says there’s no free lunch?       Thursday April 18 a complementary lunch was served to 56 hungry bridge players.  To top it off Bee Kinman celebrated her 90th birthday AGAIN!   Winners:  NS Bee Kinman/Dorothy Favre were 1st in A, NS Jeanette Estill/Ted Cooper 1st in B.  EW Susan Bibby/Sharon Biederman were 1st in A and B.  Congrats to all!

        70%+ games this last month:   Bill Linsky/Gloria Sedore,  Verna Burns/Joan Tschirki,  Howard Smith/Verna Burns.  Who will be next?

         Long Beach Unit game:  We were well represented April 28.  Not only did we have 3 locals make the Ace of Clubs for 2012:  Jack Dampman, Ted Wieber and Howard Smith and the Dampmans placed  in C, Ted and Joan Wieber in B, Bee Kinman/Verna Burns 2nd NS in A and Joan Tschirki/Betty Wittereid 2nd EW in A.  The Slutskys were 3rd in A in section II.  We’re not dead yet!

         May 11 game at Clubhouse 1:  1st in A NS Linda Carder/Gloria Sedore; 1st EW Verna Burns/Joan Tschirki.  In the B flight Chuck Cutchman/Cookie Pham were 1st NS and Jerry, Jane Reid were 1st EW.

        Keep on shuffling!   Joan Tschirki

        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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