Long Beach Unit

October 15, 2012


by Jon Yinger

UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org

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


††††††††††††††SEPT 23 Unit Game:Overall results: 1st in A:Bruce Horiguchi/Sankar Reddy,2nd Jo and John Melis,3rd Usha Bansal/Rob Preece,4th John Ready/Marcus Evans,5th Patricia Ann Jay/Paul Pettler, ††6th John Jones/Ann McClelland.In the B flight overalls 4th Cathy Bauer/Ginnie Blitzman were 4th,Diane Starbuck/Wayne Rapp were 5th.And in the C flight over-alls April and John Berg were 2nd.Congratulations to all! 
†††††††††††††70+% GAMES in the clubSept 16 through October 15:In open games: Sept 18 Wei Pei/Steve Sturm had a 70.19% game and Sept 21 Susan Hafen/Peggy Waite had 69.89% (rounds off to 70%).Congratulations to both pairs!! 

BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS:Big point awards for 1st, 2nd or 3rd in open pairs games September 16 through October 15:†† Sept 16 Earl VanDerVord/Jon Yinger were 1st winning 3.17mp.Sept 17 April Berg/Ralph Rivera were 1st winning 3.62mp.Sept 18 Steve Sturm/Wei Pei were 1st winning 4.32 mp and Brandon Sheumaker/John Petrie were 2nd winning 3.24mp.Sept 19 Betty Jackson/Irwin Bender were 1st winning 3.97mp and Diane Sachs/Hank Dunbar were 2nd winning 2.98mp. Sept 20 Kay Tseng/John Melis were 1st winning 3.15mp.†† Sept 21 Peggy Waite/Susan Hafen were 1st winning 5.48mp, Sara Wilson/Gilbert Stinebaugh were 2nd winning 4.11mp and Mark Tang/Cecil Cook were 3rd winning 3.08mp.Sept 22 Susan Hafen/John Melis were 1st winning 3.27mp.Sept 23 Sankar Reddy/Bruce Horiguchi were 1st winning 3.54mp.Oct 14 Jo and John Melis were 1st winning 3.00mp.And on Oct 15 Rich Wasser/Steve Skinner were 1st winning 5.33mp,Mark Tang/Ron Lien were 2nd winning 4.00mp, and Phil Schuster/Sibyl Slutsky were 3rd winning 3.00mp.Congratulations to all!

NEW MEMBERS:Anita Dunn, Mar Jean Giotta and Peter Giotta.Welcome to the club!

STATUS CHANGES:†† Junior Master:Carol Lopresti;Sectional Master:Joan Buhl;NABC Masters:Sharon Biederman and Melanie Smith;Bronze Life Master: Carmela Chiurazzi;Silver Life Master:Aaron Jones;Gold Life Mister:John Crabtree.Congratulations you all!!

GET WELL WISHES to Mark Teaford.

†††††††††† UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB:†† November 1 thru 8 Club Championship Week:extra points, regular prices.November 9-11 Long Beach Sectional.Nov 13 evening:Inter-Club championship.Nov 18:Unit Game--lunch 12:30, game at 1pm.Nov 22:Thanksgiving day, club closed.Nov 23:Black Friday unit-rated game:extra points, regular prices.††

††† †††††††††LEISURE WORLD ACBL Bridge World news:†† From our regular correspondent, Joan Tschiriki, Hello again!

†††††††† I commented a couple of months ago that in the first six months only one pair achieved a 70% game. Well Katie bar the door!†† We are boasting in the last couple of months Leisure World players have achieved as of this writing FIVE 70%+ games!Congratulations! (And a side game at Irvine's Regional over 70% but disqualified.....ask me about it!)

†††††††† We are planning another 8 is enough team game on October.18 Please come join us.

†††††††† We welcome†† Barbara VannandJane and Tom Gibbons, new residents to Leisure

World. very pleased to have you here!


††† A couple of events to be reported:First was the Club Championship October 8th. North/South winners Jaye Woodington and Joan Tschirkiand East/West winners Stan Blitz and Judy Carter Johnson.Congratulations!!††† The second event was a very special BIRTHDAY. Our Club manager Ruth Kaller turned90 years young! Fourteen tables were present. A lovely, tasty table covered with scrumptious appetizers and wines. We thank for the wonderful celebration of life!The photographs were very special! Happy Birthday! THANK YOU!!

††††† Bridge can stop good friendships if you let it. I read in the bridge bulletin about attitude. Maybe we could findone or two points that each of us could learn from!†††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Partnership/Confidence/Morale

†††† 1.Take immediate ownership of your mistakes capitalize on them to improve your game.

†††† 2.Never embarrass partner at the table.

†††† 3.Go to the next hand do not discuss disasters until emotions subside/

†††† 4.Limit discussions during the game to simple clarifications.

†††† 5.Consult an expert about your handónot your partner's.

†††† 6.Stick to agreements reached as if they were gospel.

†††† 7.Always trust partner over the opponents.

†††† 8.Share decisions with partner rather than make unilateral decisions.

†††† 9.Respect partner's judgment don't secondguess them.

†††† 10. Be sensitive to partner's needs andrespond to the signals.

†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††JoanTschirki

††††††††† For more information on Club 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 

†††††††††† GET THE UNIT 557 NEWSLETTERVia EMAIL:†† Send me your e-mail address and Iíll put you on the list.My email is jyinger1@gmail.com.†††††††††