Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge
12/18. 1st Fae and Joe Rosen, 2nd Barb Moul and Lori Scharbach, 3rd Nancy Smith and Dan Rosler; Slam: None
01/01. 1st Jerry and Donna Smith, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Jeanette Newman, 3rd Nancy Smith and Dan Rosler; Slam: Jerry and Donna Smith (2 Slams)
01/08. 1st Eleanor and David McCann, 2nd Ruth Hiner and Joan Herges, 3rd Ellen and Elliott Bond; Slam: Eleanor and David McCann
Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge
12/16. 1st Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Jeanette Newman, 3rd Jim Hawkins and Rachelle Wilson; Slam: Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie
12/30. 1st Donna and Jerry Smith, 2nd Donna and Dick Briner, 3rd Lori Scharbach and Jeanette Newman; Slam: Donna and Jerry Smith
01/06. 1st Nancy Smith and Dan Rosler, 2nd Dick and Donna Briner, 3rd Eleanor and David McCann; Slam: Nancy Smith and Dan Rosler
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge
The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club games are held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road.
Open games are held on Monday at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. There also is a Novice game Thursday at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday a 499’ers game at 1:30 p.m. (if there are enough entries in the field) and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. subject to having enough entries. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time.
If you are in need of a partner for any Open games, please contact the Players’ Pairs Assistants Eileen Utter at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 802-8300, Barbara Lubsen at 699-9649 or Carol Warner at 618-514-0566. Please try the email first if you have access to a computer. Fees for the game are $6.00/person if you are a member of the club or $7.00/person if not a club member.
Note: Dues for the club are now being collected. The fee is $10.00/year.
Top game for this month is Don and Donna Pratt with a 69.83% game.
Please remember that the “STOP” cards have been removed from all bidding boxes, so please remember to pause for 10 seconds after a “skip” bid to allow yourself to think about the bid and also not give any information to your opponents. Also, a big “thank you” to the club for reducing the playing fees for members for the month of January to $3.00. It is greatly appreciated.
12/02. N/S: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Sylvia Deserpa, (1st in B) Don Elliott and Le Hamre, (1st in C) Steven Sapiro and Barbara Castro; E/W: (1st in A) Colin Van Wallegham and Ardy McLeod, (1st in B) Cynthia Bohland and Susan Shaver
12/04. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Janet Rauscher and Barbara Lubsen; E/W: (1st in A and B) Eileen Utter and James Utter, (1st in C) William Reisenbuchler and Douglas Feisler
12/05. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Kenneth Nelson and Linda Nelson, (1st in C) Beverly Lust and Char Gangel; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Pat Weindorf and Angela Bailey
12/07. N/S: (1st in A) Alain Turcotte and Louise Menard, (1st in B) Tod Mucci and William Stone, (1st in C) Sandy Jennings and Howard Maves; E/W: (1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Pat Weindorf and Angela Bailey
12/09. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Kang Hong and James Wang, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Gee Gee Alexander; E/W: (1st in A) Dale Sweetwood and Carole Odenreider, (1st in B) Tod Mucci and William Stone
12/11. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Catero and Eugene Condon, (1st in B) Patricia Sohler and Michelle Steiner, (1st in C) Terrance Kilbreath and Michael Hedreen; E/W: (1st in A and B) Carol Warner and Cynthia Bohland, (1st in C) Jim Anstine and Ed Bader
12/12. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and John Euler, (1st in B) Jim Wart and Carol Gerlach, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Darlene Griffith; E/W: (1st in A) Robert Brower and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Gordon Markham and Kathy Markham
12/14. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) Michelle Steiner and William Stone, (1st in C) Linda Lord and Ann Walter; E/W: (1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) Maury Mertens and Maurice Evans
12/16. N/S: (1st in A) Karin Molleman and Anne Casey, (1st in B and C) Craig Holstad and James Libby; E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Sue Robinson and Barry Siegwart
12/18. N/S: (1st in A and B) Don Pratt and Donna Pratt; E/W: (1st in A and B) William Reisenbuchler and Douglas Feisler, (1st in C) Barbara Castro and Susan Welker
12/19. N/S: (1st in A and B) Tod Mucci and Michelle Steiner; E/W: (1st in A and B) Sameera Abo and aidar – Priscilla Kelly, (1st in C) Harvey Lowe and Bonnie Butler
12/21. N/S: (1st in A) Don Pratt and Pennie Vales, (1st in B) Diane Anderson and Susan Hoffelt, (1st in C) Cheri Zosel and Thomas Zosel; E/W: (1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) W. Lakin Hines and Jim Wart
12/23. N/S: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Florence Thier and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler; E/W: (1st in A) Jim Wart and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Bonnie Butler and Cheryl Verlander
12/28. N/S: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Bea Cannon, (1st in B) Florence Thier and Priscilla Kelly, (1st in C) Sandy Jennings and Howard Maves; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Eric Larson and Kitty Larson
12/30. N/S: (1st in A) David Homan and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Pennie Vales and Cynthia O Neil, (1st in C) Ralph Witmer and Charles Langley; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Tom Reid and Frank Maresso
Sun Lakes 199er’s Duplicate Bridge
A bridge group just for beginners and novice players with less than 100 master points is offered every Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. A short lesson is given, followed by practice play using duplicate boards. Instructors are available to answer questions about bidding and play. The session ends by 11:00 a.m. ACBL master points can be earned by winning pairs who are registered ACBL members. Director Maria Davis (480-883-2826) can answer any questions about joining the Thursday morning group. This fun and low-key atmosphere provides great learning and playing experience for all those interested in duplicate bridge. Partners are suggested but not required – newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend and to enjoy this excellent opportunity. Games are held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road, unless otherwise announced.
A Non-Life Master game is also offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., along with an Open game. Partners are required for these games. It is suggested that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the game and must check in no later than 15 minutes before the start of any game in order for directors to seat you properly. During the winter months, the room may easily reach capacity.
Partnership Coordinators and Unit Information: Sun Lakes Unit 351 will always assist you if you need a partner. Contact our partnership coordinators Eileen Utter, Barbara Lubsen and Carol Warner at email@example.com and provide your information. For information on Sun Lakes Unit 351, check online at www.unit351.com, click the Clubs tab, click on Sun Lakes tab and you will find links for all information, schedules and results. Plan to come and be part of a great organization. The Sun Lakes Board representative for the Intermediate/Novice program is Karin Hansen. Questions about the program may be directed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Hint: Discussing a hand in detail at the conclusion of the round is not advisable, but a brief compliment to your opponents on a well-played hand is acceptable bridge etiquette.
Top Limited Game by Sun Lakes Unit members for December, 2017: Betty Tuttle and Jack Edmunds on December 28 with a 78.33% game during the Thursday morning 99er game. Other high games for the month: Cheryl Verlander and Harvey Lowe on December 14 with a 71.7% game in the Non-Life Master and Lynn Kessel and Nancy Thomas with a 71.4 % game on December 14 in the morning 99er game.
12/05. N/S: (1st in A* and B*) Gretchen Caiazzo and Margaret Whittaker, (1st in A*, B* and C) Jack Holme and Dottie Holme; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Jeanette Fletcher and Susan Welker
12/07. N/S: (1st in A) Terrance Kilbreath and Michael Hedreen, (1st in B) Christine Giza and William Harrison, (1st in C) Garry Keister and Cynthia Cantor; E/W: (1st in A) William Reisenbuchler and Barbara Hewitt, (1st in B and C) Kyle Long and Deborah Long
12/12. N/S: (1st in A and B) Patricia Potter and Kay Bierley; E/W: (1st in A) Mike Hepburn and Catherine Hepburn, (1st in B and C) Gerald Smith and Donna Smith
12/14. N/S: (1st in A and B) Christine Giza and William Harrison; E/W: (1st in A) Cheryl Verlander and Harvey Lowe, (1st in B) Mark Kaiser and Roger Clayton
12/19. N/S: (1st in A) Mary Sutton and Richard Sutton, (1st in B) James Libby and Craig Holstad, (1st in C) Loretta Mahoney and Dorothy Guinand; E/W: (1st in A) Becky Hamilton and Karin Hansen, (1st in B and C) Kay Kennedy and Susan Miller
12/21. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Sandy Glover and Eric Glover; E/W: (1st in A) William Reisenbuchler and Barbara Hewitt, (1st in B and C) Frank Recchia and Yogi Patel
12/28. N/S: (1st in A) Susan Stewart and Sandra Labute, (1st in B) Susan Welker and Barry Noack, (1st in C) Frank Recchia and Yogi Patel; E/W: (1st in A and B) Marg Budd and Graham Budd, (1st in C) Cheryl Verlander and Kim Bauer
* indicates a tie
Cottonwood Ladies Bridge
12/14. 1st Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Alice Garner, 3rd Dorothy Thurman; Hostesses: Joan Koch and Phyllis Conrey; Grand Slam: Bert Sisk and Alice Garner
12/21. 1st Brenda Costa, 2nd Cora Zuchowski, 3rd Alice Garner; Hostesses: Joan Phelan and Nancy Smith
12/28. 1st Jeannette Newman, 2nd Gloria Danker, 3rd Karen Harnish; Hostesses: Joan Silver and Brenda Costa
01/04. 1st Karen Hess, 2nd Lynne Wegener, 3rd Karen Sanchez; Hostesses: Terry Meury and Adrienne Widrickis