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Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club at Oakwood founding members Nancy Espy Martin and Bob Binder.

Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club at Oakwood founding members Nancy Espy Martin and Bob Binder.

Celebrate!

Nancy Seamster

Ring the bells! Begin the cheers! Bring on the cake! Start the celebration! Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club at Oakwood is 20 years old. The club has been meeting every week since January 6, 1996.

Earlier in the year a group of four dedicated bridge players, Bob Binder, Nancy Espy Martin, Jane Cordon and Evelyn Hamilton, now deceased, met with the existing club director to ask for some rule changes the group felt needed to be addressed. They wanted 1) a non-playing director, 2) stratified games, 3) individual results. Their request was denied.

The only solution was a new club. Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club at Oakwood was born. Bob Binder used his skills to develop the by-laws and get the group established as a non-profit organization. Nancy Espy Martin began teaching novice classes for beginning bridge players. She continued to teach those very successful classes through 2008.

Nancy remembers the first night the bridge club opened using the Bradford Room at Oakwood Country Club, “We had people all over the place. We put tables in the hall and in the library. Joy Balzer was the first game director. It was chaotic and fun!” There were about 12 tables that night. The club now averages between 30 and 40 tables four days a week.

When asked how she felt about the bridge club, Nancy responded with her usual enthusiasm, “This club is my second family!” Bob Binder was a little more sedate in his response. He spoke carefully and sincerely as is his way, “It is a pleasure and an honor to see this club grow and mature.”

The cake was eaten, the founders were saluted, and the game went on. Thank you Nancy, Bob, Jane, and Evelyn for this great organization and your view of the future.

Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge

Alan Behr

The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club games are now 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. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time! Novice games on Saturday mornings resumed in November.

If you are in need of a partner for any Open Games please contact the Players’ Pairs Assistants, Eileen Utter at [email protected] or phone 802-8300 or Barbara Lubsen at 699-9649. Please try the e-mail first if you have access to a computer. Note: Please remember to clean up your area when you are done with the game i.e. cups, napkins, score cards, etc. It is not the Director’s responsibility to do this. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Top games for the month were: Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling with a 72 percent game; Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards with a 71.31 percent game; and Patrica Sohler and Robert Brower with a 70.90 percent game. Congratulations to these pairs for a great game.

12/01. N/S: (1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Allan Deserpa, (1st in B) Janet Rauscher and D Larry Frink, (1st in C) Donna Hofer and Larry Huhn

E/W: (1st in A) Marwin Smith and Cynthia Smith, (1st in B) Chris Murphy and Jim Murphy

12/03. N/S: (1st in A) Eugene Condon and Maxine Poulton, (1st in B) Chuck Irwin and Judith Edinger, (1st in C) Donna Hofer and Eric Larson

E/W: (1st in A and B) Maury Mertens and Maurice Evans, (1st in C) Doris Brown and Judy Lamers

12/07. N/S: (1st in A) Lilian Yee and Sik Tong Yee, (1st in B) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein, (1st in C) Gilbert Randall and James Gowan

E/W: (1st in A) Eugene Condon and Maxine Poulton, (1st in B and C) Tom Beswick and William Harrison

12/08. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Roman Martin and Nancy Espy, (1st in C) Anne Newman and William Reisenbuchler

E/W: (1st in A* and B*) Cynthia Bohland and Ardith Nance, (1st in A* and B*) Carol Warner and Andrea Miller, (1st in A,* and B,* and C) Ramesh Acharya and Harsha Acharya

12/10. N/S: (1st in A and B) Carol Gerlach and Carol Warner

E/W: (1st in A) Eugene Condon and Maxine Poulton, (1st in B) Virginia Pedersen and Laine Byrnes

12/12. N/S: (1st in A and B) Cynthia Bohland and Sydney Sides

E/W: (1st in A) Patricia Sohler and Robert Brower, (1st in B) Angela Bailey and Laine Byrnes

1214. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Rhonda Foster, (1st in B) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein, (1st in C) Linda Lord and Darlene Griffith

E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Tom Beswick and William Harrison

12/15. N/S: 1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Allan Deserpa, (1st in B) Clifford Hudson and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Evelyn Gore and Hope Castellanos

E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and John Euler, (1st in B and C) James Gowan and Helen Hughes

12/17. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Tom Beswick and Christine Giza, (1st in C) Ginny Troin and Karin Hansen

E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Roger Clayton and Mark Kaiser

12/19. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Florence Thier and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) William Reisenbuchler and Barbara Hewitt

E/W: (1st in A and B) Dennis Hoffelt and Susan Hoffelt, (1st in C) Linda Smith and Fred Smith

12/21. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Virginia Pedersen and Jim Callison, (1st in C) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann

E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Bea Cannon, (1st in B) Bob Wilkinson and Cynthia O Neil

12/22. N/S: (1st in A) Paul Glick and Maxine Poulton, (1st in B) Gordon Markham and Kathy Markham, (1st in C) Betty Santa and Becky Hamilton

E/W: (1st in A) Myrna Baker and Karin Molleman, (1st in B) Cynthia Bohland and Ardith Nance

12/28. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B and C) Donna Hofer and Larry Huhn

E/W: (1st in A) Marwin Smith and Cynthia Smith, (1st in B and C) Sherrie Holliday and James Kemps

12/29. N/S: (1st in A) Kenneth Nelson and Linda Nelson, (1st in B and C) Aynur Kuru and Larry Huhn

E/W: (1st in A) Allan Deserpa and Bob Borengasser, (1st in B) Jim Callison and Dennis Hoffelt

* indicates a tie

Novice Bridge

The 99er/199er Board Representative is Susan Stewart; phone 480-895-6385. All games are held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Rd., unless otherwise announced.

The 0-99er Novice Group meets Thursday mornings with a review lesson at 8:15 a.m., partners suggested but not required – newcomers are welcome! The 0-199er Intermediate Group plays every Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and otherwise they play in the Open Games. All players are welcome to attend all Open Games. Everyone must check in no later than 15-minutes before the start of any game in order for Directors to seat you properly.

Partnership Coordinators and Unit Information: If you need a partner contact the partnership coordinators at [email protected] Bonnie Butler handles Novice or Intermediate Games and Eileen Utter and Barbara Lubsen handle Open Games as well as Novice or Intermediate Games. For information about our Sun Lakes Unit 351 check online at www.unit351.com, click the Clubs tab and click on Sun Lakes and you will find many links for all information and results.

Monthly Hint: On the opening lead, pull the card and place it face down on the table and then ask if there are any questions.

Top Restricted 99-199’er Game for December: December 3 Harvey Lowe and Garry Keister with a 71.58 percent game.

12/01. N/S: (1st in A and B) Mary Sutton and Richard Sutton

E/W: (1st in A, B and C) Marie Hargus and Susan Miller

12/03. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Harvey Lowe and Garry Keister

E/W: (1st in A, B, and C) Cheryl Verlander and Keith Welker

12/08. N/S: (1st in A and B) Mary Sutton and Richard Sutton

E/W: (1st in A) Ed Bader and Terrance Kilbreath, (1st in B) Patricia Dantzscher and Judy Lamers

12/10. N/S: (1st in A) Chuck Ewan and Walter Gammel, (1st in B) Julia Collier and Frances Kliger, (1st in C) Jerry Smith and Donna Smith

E/W: (1st in A, B and C) Patricia Crowle and LaVonne Holmes

E/W: (1st in A) Fred Smith and Linda Smith, (1st in B) Patricia Potter and Kay Bierley

12/15. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) James Brown and Barbara Brown

E/W: (1st in A and B) Louis Weiss and Lindalee Jurgens, (1st in C) Bev Poffenberger and Janet Beeks

E/W: (1st in A and B) Lu Kinner and Amy Skinner, (1st in C) Inez Schwegler and Betty Robbins

12/22. N/S: (1st in A and B) Gretchen Caiazzo and Margaret Whittaker

E/W: (1st in A, B and C) Mark Kaiser and Roger Clayton

12/29. N/S: (1st in A) Susan Stewart and William Reisenbuchler, (1st in B) Mary Sutton and Richard Sutton, (1st in C) Jerry Abraham and Bernadine Abraham

E/W: (1st in A and B) Lindalee Jurgens and Jacobus Jurgens, (1st in C) Janet Beeks and Bev Poffenberger

Sun Lakes Country Club Tuesday Social Bridge

12/15. 1st Dan Rosler, 2nd Dena Brown, 3rd Dottie McKinney, Slam: Dena Brown and Linda Hess

12/22. 1st Carol Rosler, 2nd Joyce Rasmussen, 3 Sandy Hinrichs

12/19. 1st Joyce Rasmussen, 2nd Ben Ray, 3rd Dena Brown; Slam: Maurine Howell and John Overbo

1/05. 1st Lea Kaiping, 2nd Joyce Robinson, 3rd Carol Rosler; Slam: Dena Brown and Joyce Rasmussen

Oakwood Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge

12/14. 1st Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 2nd See Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 3rd Doris and Ed Krenek; Slam (one small): Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross

12/21. 1st Mary and Joe Sanchez, 2nd Donna and Dick Briner, 3rd Jim Mildenberg and Bernie Ross; Slam (one small): Mary and Joe Sanchez

12/28. 1st Eleanor Hinerichsen and Jim Mildenberg, 2nd Newell Orr and Marcy Parker, 3rd Brenda Costa and Barbara Weindell; Slam (two small): Eleanor Hinerichsen and Jim Mildenberg

1/04. 1st Newell Orr and Paul Budrick, 2nd Barbara Kaplan and Nancee Jacobson, 3rd Doris and Ed Krenek; Slam (two small): Barbara Kaplan and Nancee Jacobson

1/11. 1st Eleanor and Jim Mildenberg, 2nd Doris and Ed Krenek, 3rd Paul Budrick and Newell Orr,; Slam (four small): Eleanor and Jim Mildenberg

IronOaks Ladies Friday Bridge

12/04. 1st Fran Carissimo, 2nd Jan Schroeder; Hostesses: Carolyn Arkins and Marion Haupt

12/11. 1st Linda True, 2nd Carolyn Arkins; Hostesses: Linda True and Nancee Jacobson

12/18. 1st Lori Scharbach, 2nd Maurine Howell; Hostesses: Barb Moul and Suzanne Swanson

Sun Lakes Country Club Saturday Couples Bridge

11/28. 1st Joyce Rasmussen and Ruth Finer, 2nd Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 3rd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish; Slam: Newell Orr and Paul Budrick

12/05. 1st Newell Orr and Homer Brem, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 3rd Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross; Slam: Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish

12/12. 1st Jerry and Donna Smith, 2nd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 3rd Phil Hanson and Pat Schindele; Slam: Jerry and Donna Smith

12/19. 1st Eleanor and Jim Mildenberg, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 3rd Jeanne Kitzman and Dottie McKinney; Slam: Eleanor and Jim Mildenberg

Sun Lakes Country Club Saturday Couples Bridge

12/26. 1st Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 2nd Eleanor and Jim Mildenberg, 3rd Barbara Kaplan and Newell Orr; Slam: Pat Schindele and Phil Hanson

1/02. 1st Barbara Kaplan and Newell Orr, 2nd Doris and Ed Krenek, 3rd Maurine and Bill Howell; Slam: Newell Orr and Barbara Kaplan

1/09. 1st Joyce Rasmussen and Brenda Costa, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 3rd Newell Orr and Dorothy Thurman; Slam:Newell Orr and Dorothy Thurman