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FUN da MENTAL Bridge

Maria Davis

FUN da MENTAL Bridge is offering a variety of Bridge classes starting in October. Learn with Maria Davis, a certified ACBL Better Bridge Instructor, and Gordon Markham, veteran local bridge instructor and cruise bridge host.

Back by popular demand! Have FUN. Exercise your BRAIN. Hundreds of your neighbors have taken enjoyable, stimulating FUN da MENTAL bridge lessons over the past several seasons.

Beginning Bridge: Wednesday mornings, 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Ocotillo Room in Oakwood, October 18 through November 22, six weeks, $60 plus text. Starts with the basics and proceeds to Stayman and Jacoby Transfer Conventions. Contact Instructor Gordon Markham at 480-802-8141 or [email protected]

Play of the Hand: Monday mornings, 9:00-11:30 a.m. in Cottonwood, Room A-7, October 23 through December 4, six weeks, $60 plus text. No class November 13. Learn to develop a play plan, analyze the opening lead, review the bidding and count winners and losers. Contact Instructor Gordon Markham at 480-802-8141 or [email protected]

Competitive Bidding: Friday mornings, 9:00-11:15 a.m. at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, October 13 through November 17, six weeks, $60 plus text. Covers weak 2-bids, takeout doubles, overcalls/advances, competitive auctions and two review and play sessions. Only interested in one topic? Individual weeks at $15 each. Class on October 20 only will be at Sun Lakes United Methodist on Riggs Road. Contact instructor Maria Davis at 480-883-2826 or [email protected]

Duplicate Bridge

Alan Behr

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 [email protected]; 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 per person if you are a member of the club or $7.00 per person if not a club member.

Note: Please be polite to all your opponents and your partner also. The “Zero Tolerance” rule will be enforced!

Top games for this month are as follows: Paul Kmetty and Ed Schmitt – 70.67% game; Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling – 69.95% game. Congratulation to all the winners!

8/01. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and Norma Gehrig, (1st in B) Patti Landwehr and Jim Clayton; E/W: (1st in A and B) James Libby and Craig Holstad

8/03. N/S: (1st in A) Patricia Sohler and Paul Glick, (1st in B) Jean Whiteman and Jane McCague, (1st in C) James Libby and Lindalee Jurgens; E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) Barbara Lubsen and Lynn Przewlocki; E/W: (1st in A and B) Matt Ackerson and Frank Maresso

8/07. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Bob Borengasser and Donna Hofer, (1st in C) James Libby and Lindalee Jurgens; E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Rachelle Wilson and Darlene Griffith

8/08. N/S: (1st in A) Karin Molleman and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) Tod Mucci and Carol Gerlach, (1st in B) Sue Robinson and Linda Nelson

8/10. N/S: (1st in A) Anne Casey and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) Michelle Steiner and William Stone, (1st in C) Robert Belton and Vicki Aubrey; E/W: (1st in A) Susan Barnett and David Zapatka, (1st in B) Janet Hastings and Lynda Patrick-Hayes

8/12. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Florence Thier and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Craig Holstad and Patricia Potter; E/W: (1st in A and B) William Stone and Patricia Sohler, (1st in C) Bob Bundy and Cathy Tomlinson

8/14. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and David Rankin, (1st in B) Carol Warner and Carol Gerlach, (1st in C) Walter Chambers and James Gowan; E/W: (1st in A) Susan Barnett and David Zapatka, (1st in B) Jim Clayton and Shams Rahman

8/15. N/S: (1st in A) Sudhakar Divakaruni and Patricia Sohler, (1st in B) Donna Hofer and Ardith Nance; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B) Barry Plotkin and Michelle Steiner

8/17. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Carol Warner and Sydney Sides, (1st in C) James Kemps and Frank Maresso; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B and C) Howard Maves and Sandy Jennings

8/19. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and Sadu Marrott, (1st in B) Kathleen Garrett and Helen Hughes; E/W: (1st in A) David Homan and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Craig Holstad and Katherine Gibbs

8/21. N/S: (1st in A) Karin Molleman and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) Pat Weindorf and Dale Sweetwood, (1st in C) Janet Rauscher and Barbara Lubsen; E/W: (1st in A) Edwin Schmidt and Paul Kmetty, (1st in B) William Stone and Ardith Nance

8/22. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) Janet Rauscher and D Larry Frink, (1st in C) James Kemps and Paul Budrick; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B and C) Anne Newman and Cynthia O Neil

8/24. N/S: (1st in A) Lilian Yee and Sik Tong Yee, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Bonnie Butler and Harvey Lowe; E/W: (1st in A) James Lenertz and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Tod Mucci and William Stone

8/26. N/S: (1st in A) Karin Molleman and John Euler, (1st in B) Janet Rauscher and Alan Behr, (1st in C) Robert Coffey and Judy Coffey; E/W: (1st in A and B) Patricia Sohler and Michelle Steiner, (1st in C) Helen Hughes and Kathleen Garrett

8/28. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Linda Brock and Kathy Ronquist, (1st in C) Donna Hofer and Bonnie Butler; E/W: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) William Stone and Ardith Nance

8/29. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Kitty Larson, (1st in C) Steven Sapiro and Harvey Lowe; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B) Kay Johnson and Clifford Hudson

8/31. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Kitty Larson and Sydney Sides, (1st in C) Walter Chambers and Roberta Marcus; E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Eileen Utter and James Utter

Beginner/Novice Group

Susan Stewart

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

The 0-99er Beginner/Novice Group meets Thursday mornings with a special review lesson which begins at 8:15 a.m. Director Maria Davis will provide great teaching and playing experience for all those interested in learning or coming back to the great game of bridge. Partners are suggested but not required – newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend and to enjoy this excellent opportunity.

Currently, on Mondays and Tuesdays, the room is divided into two groups if there is sufficient attendance: 0-499’ers who are Non-Life Masters, and the Open Group consisting of 500 mp’s and above and all Life Masters. However, any player is always welcome to attend the Open Games.

All players must check in no later than 15 minutes before the start of any game in order for directors to seat you properly. However, you may be turned away if you arrive late or if the room has been filled to capacity, so it is advisable to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of games.

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 protected] 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 and you will find many links for all information, schedules and results. Plan to come and be part of a great organization.

Monthly Hint: Do you feel that some opponents (maybe they are players with lots more points) are rude to you, taking advantage of you, over-questioning you or are doing anything you do not understand or are uncomfortable about? What should you do? The answer is that you “must always call the director and ask for direction.” You describe to the director your perspective of the problem and state that you are still a novice player and would appreciate accurate direction for this situation. If the opponents are taking advantage or being rude, etc., the director must tell them the rules so that they will stop such behavior. This only stops if you take the initiative. That is what the directors are paid to do, among other things. Don’t argue with opponents; just raise your hand and say, “Director, please,” and wait until the director arrives to state your problem. Just do it! If you are still unsatisfied with the matter or how it was handled, tell a board member, and the matter will be handled discreetly and privately.

Top Restricted 99-199’er Game by Sun Lakes Unit members for August: 8/08 Craig Holstad and James Libby 69.68%.

8/01. (1st in A and B and C) Robert Belton and Amy Skinner

8/08. N/S: (1st in C and D) Craig Holstad and James Libby, (1st in E) Fred Recchia and Yogi Patel; E/W: (1st in C) Brenda Wilfert and Sandy Crickette, (1st in D) Patricia Potter and Lily Poole, (*1st in E) Bernie Ross and Dolores Guthrie, (*1st in E) Russell DiFrancisca and Heather Merkin

8/15. N/S: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Howard Maves, (1st in B) Vicki Aubrey and Cynthia Cantor, (1st in C) Frank Recchia and Yogi Patel; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Bernie Ross and Dolores Guthrie

8/22. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) John Almond and Cheryl Almond; E/W: (1st in A and B) Lindalee Jurgens and Louis Weiss, (1st in C) Marilyn Raebel and Dolores Guthrie

8/29. N/S: (1st in A and B) Janet Beeks and Dianne Saints; E/W: (1st in A and B) Lindalee Jurgens and Louis Weiss, (1st in C) Vesta Hayden and Amy Skinner

* indicates a tie

Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge

8/14. 1st Ruth Hiner and Nancy Parsegian, 2nd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 3rd Jeanette Newman and Jeanie Kitzman; Slam: Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach

8/21. 1st Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 2nd Ellen and Elliott Bond, 3rd Jeanette Newman and Jeanie Kitzman; Slam: Paul Budrick and Newell Orr (2 Slams)

8/28. 1st Dick and Donna Briner, 2nd Sandy Hinrichs and Irene Edmund, 3rd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish; Slam: Pat Schindele and Homer Brem

9/04. 1st Ellen and Elliott Bond, 2nd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 3rd Paul Budrick and Newell Orr; Slam: Sandy Hinrichs and Irene Edmund

9/11. 1st Brenda Costa and Lydia Kolsh, 2nd Sandy Hinrichs and Irene Edmund, 3rd Eleanor and David McCann; Slam: Newell Orr and Paul Budrick (2 Slams)

Thursday Morning Beginner Duplicate Bridge

Anne Newman

This is a practice-type teaching game designed for beginning Duplicate/reentry and social bridge players. We provide a 15-minute lesson followed by playing duplicated boards geared toward using the lesson of the day. During bidding and play of the hand, we encourage questions. You do not need a partner to come to this game.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make new friends, meet new potential partners and play Duplicate Bridge in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet every Thursday morning from 8:15-11:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Lutheran Church on Alma School Road. Come play with us!

Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Cottonwood Ladies Bridge

8/17. 1st Nan Hare, 2nd Mary Tomlin, 3rd Maureen Howell; Hostesses: Kelly Holden and Gena Lea Johnson

8/24. 1st Phyllis Conrey, 2nd Margaret Amos, 3rd Karen Harnish; Hostesses: Mary Tomlin and Suzanne Swanson

8/31. 1st Lily Poole, 2nd Marilyn Graebel, 3rd Rosemary Shutts; Hostesses: Gena Lea Johnson and Jeannie Kitzman

9/07. 1st Barb Moul, 2nd Bert Sisk and Marlene Palmer; 3rd Jeanette Newman; Hostesses: Bert Sisk and Marlene Palmer

IronOaks Ladies Friday Bridge

Janice Schroeder

08/11. 1st Carolyn Arkins, 2nd Maurine Howell; Hostesses: Beverly Anastasia and Jan Schroeder

08/18. 1st Maurine Howell, 2nd Ruth Hiner; Hostesses: Lori Scharback and Carolyn Arkins

08/25. 1st Lori Scharback, 2nd Ruth Hiner; Hostesses: Barbara Dewell and Gloria Zinke

09/01. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd – Fran Carissimo; Hostesses: Karen Harnish and Lori Scharback

09/08. 1st Sandy Hinrichs, 2nd Jeannie Kitzman; Hostesses: Linda Meylink

4th Friday Bridge Group

The 4th Friday Bridge group met on August 25, 2017, at Palo Verde Country Club. Winners were: 1st Naomi Parkes, 2nd Suzanne Swanson, 3rd Jean Womack, 4th Linda Mendez. Kelly Holden won the door prize.

The next meeting will be September 22. For reservations, call Nadine Cordts at 895-0504. Cancellations should be made Wednesday week of play.

Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge

8/12. 1st Jeanette Newman and Mary Tomlan, 2nd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 3rd Maurine and Bill Howell; Slam: Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach

8/19. 1st Peter Hall and Newall Ore, 2nd Edna Cunningham and Lee Probert, 3rd Jeanette Newman and Karen Sanchez; Slam: Jeanette Newman and Karen Sanchez

8/26. 1st Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 2nd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 3rd Maurine and Bill Howell; Slam: Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish

9/02. 1st Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 2nd Eleanor and David McCann, 3rd Jim Hawkins and Rachelle Wilson; Slam: Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach

9/09. 1st Maurine and Bill Howell, 2nd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 3rd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach; Slam: Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie