Long Beach Unit 

 November 15, 2013

by Jon Yinger

UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org

           CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com

            OCTOBER 27 Unit Game:   Overall results:  1st in A:  Steve and Charlotte Sturm,  2nd Betty McClellan/Jo Daigle,  3rd April and John Berg,  4th Pamela Cole/John Killian,  5th Joan Kaye/Renee Alpert,  6th Lisa Kuo/Murat Veysoglu.  In the B flight overall:  5th Kevin Lane/Robert Shore,  6th Lina and Simon Cheng.  In the C flight overall Liang Fan/Xingping Kang were 5th.  Congratulations to all!  

70+% GAMES  in the club October 16 through November 15:   In the open game Oct 17 Phil Schuster/Jon Yinger had 70.24%.  In the Wednesday evening Bridge Plus game Nov 6 Nancy Cunningham/Marie Benson had 70%.  And in the NLM game Wednesday evening Nov 11 Sharon Biederman/Joyce Henderson had 73.21%.  Congratulations to all three pairs!

BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS  October 16 through November 15:  Winning 1st in open games Oct 21 Loren Hilf/Baum Harris won 3.14mp,  Oct 22 Lois Abramson/Lina Cheng won 3.79mp,  Oct 23 Fern Dunbar/Rob Preece won 3.14mp,  Oct 24 Kay Tseng/John Melis won 3.03mp.  On Oct 25 John Crabtree/Toni Morford won 6.05 for 1st,  Mark Tang/Lowell Andrews 4.88mp for 2nd,  Kevin Lane/Mark Teaford 3.66mp for 3rd,  Larry Topper/Bob Goldstein 3.09mp for 4th.  Oct 26 Bob Mault/Pamela Cole won 3.03mp for 1st.  In the Unit Game Oct 27 Charlotte and Steve Sturm won 4.68mp for 1st, Jo Daigle/Betty McClellan 3.51mp for 2nd,  April and John Berg 3.10mp for 3rd. Congratulations to all!

NEW MEMBERS:  Nancy Cunningham, Claudia Norwood and William Power.  Welcome to the club!

STATUS CHANGES:  New Club Master:  Laurence Gresko.  New Sectional Master:  Jerry Reid.  New NABC Master:  Jerome Smith.  And New Life Master:  Cooie Dampman.  Congratulations to you all!

CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Steve Warner and Bea Bralliar, both of whom passed away earlier this month.

GET WELL WISHES to Gary Paugh and Steve Skinner

           UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:   November 24 Unit Game is a potluck.  The Unit will provide two turkeys and a ham.  Players should bring a side dish or make a donation to the Long Beach Women’s Shelter.  Potluck begins at 12:30, game begins at 1pm.  The next Unit Game is December 15.  Lunch at 12:30, game begins at 1pm.

        NEWS FROM LEISURE WORLD  by Judy Carter-Johnson.  

70% GAMES—On October 13 Bee Kinman and Howard Smith had a 71.42% game.  On October 17 Eileen Nelson and Bill Linskey had a 70.14% game.

        CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:   November 2—Clubhouse #1  Overall winners:  A1 and B1 Joyce Henderson.Colleen Gardner.  A2  Linda Carder/Jaye Woodington.  A3  Bee Kinman/Eileen Nelson.  A4  Linda Nye/John Wong.  B2  Joyce Basch/Stan Blitz.  B3  Lottie Kostar/George Koehm.

        HALLOWEEN PARTY:  On October 31 we had some unusual guests at our very large game (17 tables) at Clubhouse #3.  A few were not recognized by their regular partners and opponents until they spoke!!  Thanks to Larry Slutsky, Ted Wieber and the other board members for the great BBQ dinner following our game.

        NEW ‘LAST MINUTE’ PHONE NUMBER:  AFTER 12:00—CLUBHOUSE #3  Mondays or Thursdays call if you have signed up and will be late or have to cancel at the last minute.  Call Club manager at (562) 293-8358.  Also, if you are available to fill in at the last moment, please call this number.

        CLUBHOUSE #1—AFTER 12:00 Friday and Saturday if you need to contact the Club Manager at Clubhouse #1 call (562) 431-6586 ext 381 for cancellations, late arrival or availability

Upcoming Club Championship dates:  Clubhouse #3 Dec. 16

Games are held on Mondays/Thursdays at Clubhouse #3 and Friday/Saturday at Clubhouse #1 at 12:15.  Advanced reservations are requested as Leisure World is a gated community.  Please call:  Monday—Midge Dunagan  (562) 594-9698  Thursday—Cookie Pham  (562) 431-6453  Friday & Saturday—Jaye Woodington (562) 799-1089.

If you have any news for next month’s column, please e-mail me at  jcj90740@gmail.com.  Results of all Leisure World games are posted on www.acblunit557.org

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