by Christine Frumen
UNIT website: www.acblunit557.org
NEW CLUB website: www.LongBeachBridge.com
UNIT GAME: Our unit game is on September 16 – same time as usual. It will be both a team game and a pairs game. Just like a tournament, a choice of which format to play. Team games are always popular. We do have a some players that prefer the pairs game format so your Unit Board with their Solomon’s Wisdom, plan to have both formats that day as demand allows. If you have any question about it, ask at the club or a board member.
JULY UNIT GAME RESULTS: Twenty-three tables came out to “beat the heat” in July’s Unit game. Overall winners were: 1st, Bea & John Bralliar; 2nd, Carol Murakoshi & Sean Lui; 3rd, Bruce Horiguchi & Alfred Lee; 4th, Charlotte Strum & Steve Strum and 5th, Frank Bartlett & Jo Daigle. The top Flt C pairs were: 1st, Carol Murakoshi & Sean Lui; 2nd, Iyoko Kawamura & Audrey Ellis, 3rd, Cory Hand & Ron Amy. Thanks to Steve Sulzby and Mark Tang who were the luncheon coordinators.
NEW STATUS & NEW MEMBERS: Hanna Gough, Ardis Kennedy and Ben Rockwell are our newest unit members. Welcome!
The latest ACBL report shows Yolanda
Median as a new Junior Master. John Culp and Sally Fenton have
reached Sectional Master status. Eknath
Deo and Norma Krueger are our newest Regional
Masters. In the – “How often does
this happen category” – Cory Hand
reached Life Master and Bronze Master at the same time! And our
70+% GAMES through 8/15: We had only six 70+% games this reporting period and half of them were scored by the same partners! Vince Remedios & Sue Fardette, 70.0%; Sue Sood & Kay Tseng, 70.58; Bob Mault & Phyllis Parker 71.13%. Liz Thometz & Evelyn Deenean had a 71.67% and TWO 75.0% games! Go Girls – what a great partnership you have!!!
THIS MONTH AT THE CLUB: Labor Day, Sept 3, the club will have their regular game at their regular time. The difference is it will be a Picnic! The club will supply the hotdogs and fixins and players who bring a side dish will get a free play! So make your favorite picnic side dish and bring it to share with your fellow players and play for FREE!
There will be a Membership Game on Sunday, Sept. 2 (extra points). On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the 7pm game is the last chance to qualify for the North American 49er Pairs. The monthly Stratified Open Team Game will be at 7:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 10. The Unit Game (Teams and Pairs as mentioned above) on Sept. 16. ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game is on Wed. at 7pm on Sept. 19. September 24 through September 30 is a week of extra points in the District 23 STaC. Don’t forget you can check the schedule on the club’s webpage (www.longbeachbridge.com).
WELL: Club owner, Loren Hilf has some serious back pain problems and has
not been at the club. Also we were sorry to hear that Gary Paugh has given the
new bidding box holders the finger – no,
a finger – literally! He cut his finger off making them but we understand
that it’s been reattached successfully and he is expected to recover. His
recovery is far more important than those bidding card holders. (Did you know
THIS AND THAT: Our club manager,
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