Bridge Results

Intermediate and Advanced Bridge Lessons

After teaching intermediate bridge lessons the past several years (the hardest card you will ever play! In search of the golden fit, LSD), expert bridge teacher David Zapatka is returning this fall and winter with six new topics over eight weeks.

Intermediate classes – Double Trouble – October 28 and November 4. Lebensohl – November 18. Four-Way Transfers – December 2.

Advanced classes – Losing Trick Count – December 9 and 16. Smith Echo – January 13. A Switch in Time/Obvious Shift Signals – January 20.

All lessons will be given at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday mornings. Each session is $10. Free handout material will be distributed with each lesson. Attend as few as one class or as many as all the classes.

There is no need to reserve a place but for handout planning and to receive class descriptions, please contact David Zapatka at 480-802-0954, (press one to bypass the no solicitation announcement) or [email protected]

Free Beginning Bridge Lessons

Stephanie Hemberg

If interested, please email Stephanie Hemberg at [email protected] and leave a phone number, so I am able to call and talk with you.

You must be available to play bridge on some Wednesdays through Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

I will be teaching easy-going bridge!

Please, non–smokers only!

Bridge Practice Study Group

Patricia Crowle

Are you a beginner to intermediate bridge player who would like to brush up on your play in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere? Or have you played before but have gotten a little rusty and need to refresh your memory? In this group we discuss proper bidding and proper play as we play out the hands. Table talk about the hands is expected. Winning is not as important as finding the right bid and the right way to play the hand.

Bring your crib sheet ad favorite bridge instruction book for reference. Many of us will be using Audrey Grant’s books and bidding key. This is a study group not really a class. You do not need to come with a partner. You do not need to call before you come. If we have an odd number of people, then some of us watch the play or give advice. We also rotate players so everyone has a chance. Learning is the important point in this group.

We meet on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in Room A-3, the Men’s Card Room in the Cottonwood Activity building. If you are interested in this group, please join us on Friday morning. Do bring a deck of cards. You might also like to bring score sheets and/or bidding boxes.

For more information please call Patricia Crowle at 406-581-4566 or email [email protected] Hope to see you there!

FUNdaMENTAL Bridge Classes

Back by popular demand! Have fun. Exercise your brain. Hundreds of your neighbors have taken enjoyable, stimulating FUNdaMENTAL bridge lessons over the past several seasons.

Beginning Bridge. Monday mornings 9:00-11:15 a.m. at the Friendship Room in Sun Lakes, November 7 through December 19, seven weeks, $70, plus text $7. Starts with the basics and proceeds to Stayman and Jacoby Transfer Conventions. Instructor Gordon Markham.

Competitive Bidding, for those who have already taken Beginning Bridge or have playing experience. Covers weak two bids, takeout doubles, overcalls and advances. Monday mornings 9:00-11:15 a.m. at Cottonwood A7 starting October 31 through December 5 except November 14. Five weeks, $50, plus text $7. Instructor Maria Davis.

For more information or to reserve a place in either of these classes, please contact Maria Davis at 883-2826 or [email protected]

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. and Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. based upon there being enough players. 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 [email protected]; phone 802-8300; or Barbara Lubsen at 699-9649. Please try the email first if you have access to a computer. Fees for the games are $6 per person if you are a member of the club or $7 per person if not a club member. Yearly membership is $10.

Top games for the month were Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards with a 79.49 percent game (great) and Roger Edwards and Richard Caters with a 70.03 percent game. Congratulations! 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.

8/01. N/S: (1st in A and B) Sydney Sides and William Stone

E/W: (1st in A) Paul Glick and Paul Kmetty, (1st in B) Sue Robinson and Larry Huhn

8/02. N/S: (1st in A and B) Janet Rauscher and Alan Behr

E/W: (1st in A*) Anne Casey and Myrna Baker, (1st in A* and B) Susan Barnett and William Stone, (1st in C) Bonnie Butler and Larry Huhn

8/04. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Bettie Brakebill, (1st in C) Steven Sapiro and Judy Lamers

E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Pat Weindorf and Janet Rauscher

8/06. N/S: (1st in A and B) Patricia Sohler and Carol Gerlach

E/W: (1st in A) Ardith Nance and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) Dustin Stout and Andi Parham

8/08. N/S: (1st in A) Ardith Nance and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) Carol Gerlach and Linda Nelson, (1st in C) Darlene Griffith and Anne Newman

E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Howard Maves and Sandy Jennings

8/09. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Deborah Watson and Judith Edinger

E/W: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Sadu Marrott, (1st in B) Jim Horton and Ardith Nance

8/11. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Janet Rauscher and Linda Nelson, (1st in C) Lee Mah and Aynur Kuru

E/W: (1st in A) James Lenertz and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Pat Weindorf and D Larry Frink

8/13. N/S: (1st in A) Charlotte Katz and Richard Katz, (1st in B) Anne Casey and Bettie Brakebill, (1st in C) Patricia Potter and Kay Bierley

E/W: (1st in A) Jo Ann Zapatka and David Zapatka, (1st in B and C) Victor Gao and Zhenni Gao

8/15. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Charles Quenneville and Norma Gehrig, (1st in C)Lindsay Cantoni and Nancy Seamster

E/W: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Roger Edwards, (1st in B* and C*) Howard Maves and Bonnie Butler, (1st in B* and C*) Rita Myrann and Vicki Aubrey

8/16. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Robert Coffey and Judy Coffey

E/W: (1st in A) Anne Casey and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) William Stone and Susan Barnett

8/18. N/S: (1st in A) Paul Kmetty and Helen Root-Daley, (1st in B) Carol Gerlach and Ardith Nance, (1st in C) James Libby and Lindalee Jurgens

E/W: (1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Christine Garner and Barbara Johnson

8/20. N/S: (1st in A) Anne Casey and Susan Shaver, (1st in B) Kathleen Schmidt and Edwin Schmidt, (1st in C) Victor Gao and Zhenni Gao

E/W: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Michael Haaser and Dean Haaser

8/22. N/S: (1st in A) Charlotte Katz and Richard Katz, (1st in B) Pennie Vales and Linda Nelson, (1st in C) Deborah Watson and Michelle Steiner

E/W: (1st in A) Paul Kmetty and Richard Catero, (1st in B and C) Judy Lamers and Helen Hughes

8/23. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Bea Cannon, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Carol Gerlach, (1st in C) Anne Newman and Sandy Jennings

E/W: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Sadu Marrott, (1st in B) William Stone and Myrna Baker

8/25. N/S: (1st in A) John Euler and Tom Reid, (1st in B) Paul Kmetty and Helen Root-Daley, (1st in C) Katherine Gibbs and Frank Maresso

E/W: (1st in A) Susan Barnett and David Zapatka, (1st in B and C) Anne Newman and Maria Davis

8/27. N/S: (1st in A and B) Janet Rauscher and Alan Behr

E/W: (1st in A) Edmund Klein Jr and Robert Binder, (1st in B) Kay Johnson and Florence Thier

8/29. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and William Stone, (1st in B) Kathy Ronquist and Jeannine Barnes, (1st in C) Barbara Johnson and Evelyn Gore

E/W: (1st in A) Jo Ann Zapatka and David Zapatka, (1st in B) Pat Weindorf and Lynn Przewlocki

8/30. N/S: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B*) Cynthia O Neil and Kathy Ronquist, (1st in B*) Sydney Sides and Carol Gerlach, (1st in C) Evelyn Gore and Barbara Johnson

E/W: (1st in A) Myrna Baker and Anne Casey, (1st in B and C) Howard Maves and Sandy Jennings

* indicates a tie

Novice Bridge

Susan Stewart

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 Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. if there is a lower section to play in; otherwise they play in the Open Games. Saturday morning 199’er games are not presently offered. 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. You may be turned away if you arrive late.

Partnership Coordinators and Unit Information: If you need a partner contact the Games; and Eileen Utter and Barbara Lubsen for Open/Novice/Intermediate Games. For information on Sun Lakes Unit 351 check online at www.unit351.com, click the Clubs tab; click on Sun Lakes; you will find many links for all information, schedules and results.

Monthly Hint: When the auction is over you may ask for a review at your first turn to play and you may ask questions of your opponents about the meaning of any bid, by asking the partner of the person who make the bid, but not until it is your turn to play.

Top Restricted 99-199’er Game for August: August 30 Nick Klauer and Linda White 65.51 percent.

8/02. N/S: (1st in A and B) Lindalee Jurgens and Louis Weiss

E/W: (1st in A, B and C) Dolores Guthrie and Marilyn Raebel

E/W: (1st in A, B and C) Karen Radke and Kim Bauer

8/09. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Barbara Johnson and Evelyn Gore, (1st in A, B and C) Steven Sapiro and Patricia Potter

E/W: (1st in A, B and C) Mary Player and Shirley Player

8/16. N/S: (1st in A and B) Gerald Smith and Donna Smith

E/W: (1st in A) Lorraine Wangsness and Lily Poole, (1st in B and C) Frank Recchia and Yogi Patel

8/23. N/S: (1st in A and B) Sharon Graham and Pat Graham

E/W: (1st in A and B) Susan Cline and Mary Murphy, (1st in C) Cynthia Cantor and Vicki Aubrey

8/30. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Nick Klauer and Linda White

E/W: (1st in A) Brenda Wilfert and Sandy Crickette, (1st in B) James Libby and Craig Holstad

Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge

8/15. 1st Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 2nd Midge Meisner and Joan Silver, 3rd Marion Carlisle and Kay Morrison; Slam (small): Paul Budrick and Newell Orr

8/22. 1st Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 2nd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 3rd Lydia Kolsch and Joyce Rasmussen: Slam (small): Paul Budrick and Newell Orr

8/29. 1st Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 2nd Lydia Kolsch and Joyce Rasmussen, 3rd Peter and Gae Hall

9/05. 1st Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 2nd Phil Hansen and Pat Schindele, 3rd Eleanor Hinerichsen and David McCann; Slam (small): Phil Hansen and Pat Schindele

9/12. 1st Midge Meisner and Joan Silver, 2nd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 3rd Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross; Slam: (three small) Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross

Sun Lakes Country Club Tuesday Social Bridge

8/16. 1st Lillian Look, 2nd Bill Howell, 3rd Joyce Rasmussen

8/23. 1st Lillian Look, 2nd Ruth Hiner, 3rd Jennie Kitzman

8/30. 1st Marlys Long, 2nd Brenda Costa, 3rd Marcy Parker

9/06. 1st Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Marcy Parker, 3rd Ruth Hiner

Cottonwood Ladies Bridge

8/18. 1st Adrienne Widrikis, 2nd Sallie Ralston, 3rd Karen Sanchez; Hostesses: Cora Zuchowski and eggy Vernon

8/25. 1st Judy Ligas, 2nd Adrienne Widrikis, 3rd Gloria Muehl; Grand Slam: Adrienne Widrikis and Gloria Muehl; Hostesses: Nadine Cordts and Alice Garner

9/01. 1st Gloria Danker, 2nd Barbara Maul, 3rd Marlene Palmer; Hostesses: Karen Harnish and Jeanne Kitzman

9/08. 1st Naomi Parkes, 2nd Kelly Holden, 3rd Jean Womack; Hostesses: Betty D. Smith an Adrienne Widrikis

IronOak Ladies Friday Bridge

8/05. 1st Ruth Hiner, 2nd Fran Carissimo; Hostesses: Barb Moul and Linda Meylink

8/12. 1st Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Maurine Howell; Hostesses: Bev Anastasia and Carolyn Arkins

8/19. 1st Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Karen Sanchez; Hostesses: Barbara Dewell and Linda Meylink

8/26. 1st Linda Meylink, 2ndd Nancee Jacobson; Hostesses: Bev Anastasia and Jennie Kitzman

Fourth Friday Bridge Group

The Fourth Friday Bridge group met on Friday, August 26 at Palo Verde Country Club.

Winners were: 1st Linda Mendez, 2nd Sallie Ralston, 3rd Terry Meury. Marge Rassmussen received the door prize.

For reservations, call Nadine Cordts at 895-0504. Cancellations should be made by Wednesday week of play.

Sun Lakes Country Club Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge

Jeanette Newman

8/13. 1st Maurine Howell and Joyce Rasmussen, 2nd Pat Schindele and Phil Hanson, 3rd Sandy Hinrichs and Lydia Kolsch; Slam: Pat Schindele and Phil Hanson

8/20. 1st Newell Orr and Barb Kaplan, 2nd Pat Schindele and Phil Hanson, 3rd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie; Slam: Newell Orr and Barb Kaplan

8/27. 1st Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 2nd Peter and GaeHall, 3rd Jeanette Newman and Kay Morrison; Slam: Peter and Gae Hall

9/03. 1st Eleanor Hinerichsen and Colleen Ritter, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 3rd Sandy Hinrichs and Lydia Kolsch; Slam: Eleanor Hinerichsen and Colleen Ritter

9/10. 1st Marian Carlisle and Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 3rd Maurine Howell andJoyce Rasmussen; Slam: Eleanor Hinerichsen and Colleen Ritter