Long Beach Unit

November 15, 2010


by Jon Yinger

UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org

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


†††††††††††† OCTOBER 31 sectionally-rated Halloween Game:Overall results: 1st in A: Marcie Evans/Betty McClellan, 2nd Emma Trepiinski/Gary Paugh, 3rd Keith and Susan Hafen, 4th Charlotte and Steve Sturm, 5th Eugeme White/Len Beck,6th Kimi Matsumoto/Mark Teaford.B flight overalls:†† 3rd Murat Veysoglu/Lisa Kuo,4th Eddie Gruber/Diane Starbuck, 5th Peggy Waite/Janet Logan,6th Tsu Jan/David Hwang.C flight:4th Mike and Karen McKittrick,5th Diane and Cole Sachs.Congratulations to all!
††††††††††† NOVEMBER 7 Unit Game: ††Overall results:1st in A:Joan Culbertson/Yas Takeda,2nd Steve and Charlotte Sturm, 3rd Lisa Kuo/Murat Veysoglu,4th Sean Lui/Sankar Reddy,5th Bee Kinman/Verna Burns,6th Cayce Blanchard/John Melis.B flight overalls:4th April and John Berg,5th Carol Murakosi/Tom Ludwig.C flight:3rd Hank and Fern Dunbar,4th Sharon and Al Appel.Overall winners in the Non-Life Master game:1/2Maruxa Cargill/Lynn Danielson tied with Karen and Mike McKittrick,3rd Monica Gettis/Tom Cotton,4th Sue Ayers/Lyn Perkins.And 3rd in B were Kay Hyland/Lynne Finley.Congratulations to you all!
††††† ††††††70% GAMES 9/15 through 10/15: There was only one 70% plus game at the LBBC during this period.Lois Abramson and Rich Wasser had a 71.99% game in the Friday evening game November 5.Congratulations!

BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS:Big master point awards for 1st over-all in club games Oct 16 through Nov 15:†† On Oct 21 Sherri Held/Larry Topper won 3.97mp;Oct 25 Diane Sachs/Fern Dunbar won 4.67mp; and in the Halloween game Oct 31 Betty McClellan/Marcie Evans won 3.83 mp.And on tying for 2nd overall Oct 25, Marcie Evans/Bev Shafer and Lois Perovich/Jerry Cassady won 3.07mp.Congratulations to you all!

NEW MEMBERS: We issue a warm welcome to new members Susan Bibby, John Galliger, Barbara Sell and Nancy Smith, and to transfer into our unit Pamela Cole, James Rodgers and Margaret Rodgers.Welcome to you all!††††

STATUS CHANGES: New NABC Master: Cooie Dampman;Junior Master:Pamela Cronn and Jane Okimato;Sectional Masters:Sally Gordy, Jerry Smith, Bonny Walsh and Karen Watson;Regional Master:Anne Munchow; and new Gold Life Master: Betty Jackson.Congratulations to all!

†††††††††† UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:Monday Nov 15-Sunday Nov 21:Club championship week.Extra points, regular prices.Club will be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25.Monday Nov 29 7pmACBL-wide charity game.Extra points; hand records.Sunday Dec 5:Unit Game:pot luck at 12:30, game at 1pm.

††††††††† GET WELL WISHES to Al Mastron, Diane Tomooka, Judy Lorber and Merlin Hansen.

†††††† LEISURE WORLD Bridge news by Gene Yaffee

††††††††† There were no high games to report during the past month. At the Club Championship game in October the overall winners were 1st-- Bea Kinman & Bill Linskey; 2nd--John Biggs & Larry Slutsky. The next Club Championship game will be held on Thursday, December 9. 

††††††††† The annual Holiday Party and Dinner will be on Thursday, December 16, following the bridge game in Clubhouse #3.  For more information and/or to sign up, call Ruth Kaller at 562/430-0316.†††††

††††††††† There are 4 duplicate games held every week, Monday & Thursday in Clubhouse #3 and Friday & Saturday in Clubhouse #1. The games start promptly at 12:30 p.m. and all players are asked to be at the clubhouses by 12:15 p.m. Leisure World is a gated community, therefore if you are planning to play in any of the games you need to make a reservation with Ruth Kaller (430-0316) so that you name will be turned in to security at the front gate.

†††††† Results of all games are posted on www.acblunit557.org then click on "Leisure World Results" on left hand side.

††††††† JOIN THE BOARD: Elections to the board of directors of Unit 557 are coming in December.If you are interested in serving, email Unit 557 President Diane Sachs:dianesachs@yahoo.com.

†††† MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT:†† (This is a repeat for those who missed it last month).Since a new unit board will soon be elected, this is an opportunity to share with you some of what your unit does for you. Once a month we hold a unit game where we rent the club facilities, hire a director, sanction the game and supply lunch.We also run a sectional and this year we are doing it in partnership with the club.Every few years we publish a club directory which is available to all the members.At the annual awards meeting the unit gives out many free game cards, license plate holders and trophy recognition in the various master point ranks.In addition we donate money to charity.

†††††† Thank you for your support and we welcome suggestions for enhancing our unit.

††††††† GET THE UNIT 557 NEWSLETTERVia EMAIL:If you miss getting the newsletter by snail mail (itís been more than two years since the district quit mailing them out), you can have me send you a copy by e-mail.Send me your e-mail address and Iíll put you on the list.My email is jyinger1@gmail.com.†††† †††††