Long Beach Unit 

 October 15, 2014

by Jon Yinger

UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org

           CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com

         SEPTEMBER 28 Unit Game:   Overall results:  1st in A:  Marcus Evans/Verna Baccus,  2nd Verna Burns/ Bee Kinman,  3rd Walt Schafer/Steve Love,  4th John and Jo Melis,  5th Betty McClellan/ Jo Daigle,  6th Kim Wang/Mark Tang.  In the B flight overall Fay Beckerman/Barbara Shortwell were 1st,  Judy Jones/Wayne Rapp 2nd,  Usha Bansal/Rob Preece 3rd, Susan and Keith Hafen 4th,  Sharon and Al Appel 5th,  Renee Alpert/Ruth Ableman 6th.   And in the NLM overall Lynne Danielson/Shirley Knopf were 1st,  Martin Lipman/Alan Olschwang were 1st,  Dalia Hernandez/Colleen Bilas 2nd.  Congratulations to all!  
         70+% GAMES:  In open games  Sept 16 Earl VanDerVord/George Welsh had 74.67%  and Sept 16 Steve Skinner/Baum Harris had 71.66%.  And in the NLM game Sept 28 Martin Lipman/Alan Olschwang had 73%, and in the 299er game Oct 1 Martin Lipman/Tim Cole had 73%.  Congratulations to all four pairs!

         BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS   Sept 16 through Oct 15:  Sept 19 John Petrie/Doug Kuschner won 5.81mp for 1st,  Jackie Hess/John Melis 4.36mp for 2nd,  Doreen Maes/Phyllis Greenstein 3.27mp for 3rd.  Sept 22 Lowell Andrews/George Thompson won 3.27mp for 1st.  Sept 23 Al Appel/Larry Topper won 3.85 for 1st.  Oct 25 Marcie and Marcus Evans won 3.15mp for 1st.  Sept 16 Larry Topper/Bob Goldstein won 4.20mp for 1st, Carmela Chiurazzi/Walt Schafer 3.15mp for 2nd.  In the Unit Game Sept 28 Verna Baccus/Marcus Evans won 4.11mp for 1st,  Bee Kinman/Verna Burns 3.08 for 2nd.  Oct 6 Kay Tseng/John Melis won 4.50mp for 1st, Diane Starbuck/Eddie Gruber 3.38mp for 2nd.  Oct 7 Doreen Maes/Karen Watson won 5.83mp for 1st,  Suzy and John Hand won 4.37mp for 2nd,  Steve Mager/Maurice Suhre 3.28mp for 3rd.  Oct 8 Ron Lien/Subba Ravipudi won 4.17mp for 1st,  John Melis/Pam Kirkner 3.13 for 2nd.  Oct 9 Brandon Sheumaker/George Alemshah won 4.67mp for 1st,  Betti Harris/Judy Jones 3.50mp for 2nd.  Oct 10 Orhan Gurbuz/John Petrie won 5.83mp for 1st,  Jackie Hess/Wayne Otsuki 4.37 for 2nd,  Earl VanDerVord/Ralph Beazley 3.28mp for 3rd.  Congratulations to you all!

         GET WELL WISHES:  Larry Slutsky, Jean Matz, John Killian, Cecil Cook and Lois Abramson

         NEW MEMBERS:  Steven Gabel, Carolyn Lassiter and Dennis Richard.     Welcome to the club!

         STATUS CHANGES:  New NABC Master:  Dalia Hernandez.  New Bronze Life Masters:  Howard Smith, Jean Ingram, Sandy Bernard.  Congratulations to you all!


        Club Championship Week Sunday, October 19 through Saturday, October 25 for all sessions. The Club Championship Games offer extra points with no extra charge.

        October 26:  Unit Game.   Lunch 12:30, game 1pm. 

       October 31 unit-rated Halloween Game at 12:30 PM.  Prizes for the best-dressed witch, warlock or whatever Halloween wardrobe you choose to wear.  Extra points, regular prices.

       November 8-10:  Long Beach Sectional. 

       November 11-15:  DISTRICT 22-23 STAC Week.  All games:  extra points, $12 fee.   

       November 23:  Unit Game.  Lunch 12:30 pm, game 1:00 pm  Next Unit Game December 21 (Christmas party at the LBBC).  

       November 26:  Regular game at 12:30, no game that evening.

       November 27:  Bridge Center closed for Thanksgiving. 

       November 28:  Unit-rated Black Friday game.


       NEWS FROM LEISURE WORLD  by Judy Carter-Johnson---October 15, 2014

       CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:  October 10 (Clubhouse #1) overall winners:  Bee Kinman/Stan Blitz 1 in A.  Sylvia Kapreyan/Jack Miller  2 in A, 1 in B, 1 in C.  Emma Trepinksi/Gary Paugh  3 in A.  Jack Dampman/George Koehm  4 in A, 2 in B, 2 in C.  Marilyn McClintock/Joan Tschirki  5 in A.  Jane and Jerry Reid  6 in A, 3 in B.   Cookie Pham/Chuck Cutchshaw  4 in B, 3 in C.  Gale and Glenn Harris  5 in B.   

      October  #3 (Clubhouse #1) overall winners:  Jean Byer/Joan Tschirki  1 in A.  Bee Kinman/Bill Linskey  2 in A.  Sue Boswell/Stan Blitz  3 in A, 1in B, 1 in C. Diane Sachs/Rob Preece  4 in A.  Fern Dunbar/Lavonne McQuilkin  5 in A.  Betty Scharf/Jaye Woodington   6 in A,  2 in B.  Judy Carter-Johnson/Cooie Dampman  3 in B.  Cookie Pham/Jack Dampman tied with Rhea Scharf/George Koehm for 4/5 in B,  3 in C.        

       Congratulations:  On October 3rd in Clubhouse #1  Sibyl Slutsky/Diane Schmitz had a 71.22% game. 

       Condolences to one of our frequent guest players, Lavonne McQuilkin, on the loss of her son. 

      Upcoming Club Championship Dates:  Clubhouse #3  Thursday Dec 18.  Clubhouse #1   Saturday October 18.

      Upcoming Unit Rated Games:  Clubhouse #3 Monday November 17.

      PHONE NUMBER for Clubhouse #3—Late arrivals, last minute reservations, last minute cancellations, need a partner—After 12:00 none:  (562) 481-7368.  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) 594-9468  Thursday—Cookie Pham (562) 431-6453  Friday and Saturday—Jaye Woodington (562) 799-1089.  If you have any news for next month’s column please email me: jcj90740@gmail.com.  Results of all Leisure World games are posted on www.acblunit557.org

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