September 15, 2009
by Jon Yinger
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
SEPTEMBER 7 Labor Day Championship game: Overall results: 1st in A: Phyllis Parker/Aaron Jones, 2nd Carol Murakoshi/Tom Ludwig, 3rd Cayce Blanchard/Sean Lui, 4th Kimi Matsumoto/Mark Teaford, three-way tie for 5/6/7 Betse Straub/Morris Lorber, Kay Tseng/John Melis and Bill Brooks/Kumar Jain. Overall winners in the B flight included: 5th Bob and Pat Adam, 6th Curtis and Lynn Johnson. Overall winners in C included: 3rd Dick and Linda Stein, 4th Skip Geneback/Arnold Maddox, 5th Diane and Dennis Schmitz. Congratulations to all!
70+% GAMES 8/15 through 9/15: On Aug 16 Loren Hilf/Baum Harris had a 73.84% game. Aug 28 T S Chernuchin/Walter Rothstein had a 70.83% game, and in the evening game Subba Ravipudi/Mark Itabashi had a 73.08% game. In the Sept 1 evening game John Melis/Cayce Blanchard had 69.68%. On Sept 4 Bob Mault/Phyllis Parker had a 70.14% game, and in the NLM game Monica Gettis/Tom Cotton got 71.19%. On Sept 7 Phyllis Parker/Aaron Jones had a 70.14% game. Congratulations to you all!
BIG MASTER POINT AWARDS: Big point awards for 1st or 2nd overall in big games: Aug 19 Baum Harris/Steve Skinner won 4.53mp for 1st overall, and Lucy Tredennick/Stephen Goldstein won 3.29mp for 2nd overall. In the Labor Day game Sept 7 Aaron Jones/Phyllis Parker won 4.53mp for 1st overall, and Carol Murakoshi/Tom Ludwig won 3.40mp for 2nd over-all. In the evening unit-game-rated instant match point game Sept 9 Sean Lui/Earl VanDerVord were 1st overall winning 2.33 gold points. Congratulations to you all!
NEW MEMBERS and NEW STATUS: We issue a warm welcome to new members Yesenia Cabrera, Bernhard Madeler, Peggi Spring and Robert Peace. Status changes: New Life Master: Sandy Bernard; Junior Master: Jeanne Bader; Club Master: Aaron Jones; NABC Master: Sherry Royce. Congratulations to you all!!
UP-COMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE CLUB: Fri. Sept. 18, 12:30 Club Championship game. Unit Game Sunday Sept. 20: lunch 12:30, game at 1pm. District 23 STaC Sept. 21-27th Silver Points! Regular prices, extra points. Mon. Sept. 21, Monthly Team Game 7:00pm. Oct 4-10 club appreciation games (extra points); Oct 12 membership games 9am, 12:30pm and 7pm (extra points). Oct 14 National Desert Day game (unit-rated).
A reminder: all MONDAY MORNING games are sectionally rated, pay extra points and include a very nice breakfast. All for $10.
GET WELL WISHES to Joy Rosenthal, Christy Mangum, and Dann Habberfield.
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