Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge
11/19. 1st Ron and Mary Kent, 2nd Dick and Donna Briner, 3rd Gene Kindle and John Moglenicki; Slam: Newell Orr and Paul Budrick
11/26. 1st Nancy Smith and Lois Haute, 2nd Joe and Joan Silver, 3rd Bev Anastasia and Dagmar Bostik
12/03. 1st Dorothy Thurman and Irene Edmunds, 2nd Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 3rd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach; Slam: Newell Orr and Paul Budrick
12/10. 1st Dorothy Thurman and Irene Edmunds, 2nd Joe and Joan Silver, 3rd Eleanor and David McCann; Slam: Jeanie Kitzman and Joan Tenor
Cottonwood Ladies Bridge
11/15. 1st Adrienne Windrikis and Naomi Parker, 2nd Karen Harnish and Marcia Moen, 3rd Joan Phelan and Linda Meylink; Hostess: Linda Meylink
11/29. 1st Lynne Wegener, 2nd Lori Scharbach, 3rd Cora Zuchowski; Hostesses: Margaret Amos and Jean Womack
12/06. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd Fran Carissimo, 3rd Maureen Howell; Hostesses: Suzanne Swanson and Maureen Howell
IronOaks Friday Ladies Bridge
IronOaks Ladies Friday Bridge group is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote friendship; enjoy an afternoon of social, intermediate bridge. IronOaks Ladies Friday Bridge is open to all residents of Sun Lakes.
Regular play for the association is on Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. Please be there to sign up for bridge before 12:45 p.m.
For more information, contact Linda Meylink at 480-895-9172.
Winners and hostesses for November are as follows:
11/02. 1st Faith Johnson, 2nd Joan Silver; Hostesses: Fran Carissimo and Maurine Howell
11/09. 1st The Hostesses, 2nd Lois Hauge; Hostesses: Lori Scharback and Karen Harnish
11/16. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd Dagmar Bostick; Hostess: Carolyn Arkins
11/23. 1st Maurine Howell, 2nd Dagmar Bostick; Hostesses: Marilyn Hartkoph and Linda Meylink
11/30. 1st Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Irene Edmund; Hostesses: Marilyn Hartkopf and Faith Johnson
Friday Morning Easy Play/Practice Bridge
Everyone is welcome to the Friday morning Easy Play/Practice Bridge Group which meets each Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Ladies Card Room in the Cottonwood Activity Center. This group is designed to be a very low-stress bridge experience for beginning to intermediate players who want to brush up on their play or for those who have not played for a while and need a refresher. We discuss the hands as we play. We encourage questions and discussion about the hands, bidding alternatives and play options. We often do not keep score, because the purpose of this group is to work on improving our play rather than making points.
You do not need to sign up. You can just show up. Because you do not need to sign up, we may not always have an even number of players to fill tables. For this reason, sometimes we share a dummy or we have observers/advisors or we rotate players. You are encouraged to bring your favorite instruction book and/or crib sheet for use during play or as a reference.
If you have any questions about this group, please call or text Patricia Crowle at 406-581-4566.
Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge
11/17. 1st Donna and Jerry Smith, 2nd Nancy Smith and Jeannie Kitzman, 3rd Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross
11/24. No Bridge
12/01. 1st Donna Smith and Jerry Smith, 2nd Doris and Ed Krenek, 3rd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish; Slam: Jeanette Newman and Colleen Ritter
12/08. 1st Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 2nd Linda Meylink and Jerry Smith, 3rd Dick and Donna Briner, 3rd Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross
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 499ers 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, Kay Kennedy and Carol Warner at email@example.com. 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.
When you are bidding, please observe the 10-second rule when your opponent makes a “skip” (jump) bid. By not doing so, you may be giving your partner some information which is not appropriate. If this happens, the director may be called to give instructions on the line of play that may follow. This happens quite often and should be avoided.
I also want to thank Bob Garvey (a former member of our club) who continues to provide that statistics for us through a computer program which he developed. His work is greatly appreciated!
Top game for the month went to Sadu Marrott and Oris Mowry with a 68.83% game.
11/05. N/S: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Pennie Vales and Cynthia O Neil, (1st in C) Mary Sutton and Richard Sutton; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) James Nulty and Randi Nulty
11/06. N/S:(1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Oris Mowry, (1st in B) Tod Mucci and William Stone, (1st in C) Pat Graham and Beverly Lust; E/W: (1st in A) Eric Larson and Jim Siegel, (1st in B) Rick Boyd and Fred Smith
11/08. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Karin Molleman and Dorothy Hanko, (1st in C) Jean Whiteman and Jane McCague; E/W: (1st in A) James Lenertz and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Gordon Markham and Kathy Markham
11/10. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Florence Thier and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Craig Holstad and James Libby; E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Bob Borengasser, (1st in B) William Stone and Kenneth Nelson
11/12. N/S: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Susan Barnett, (1st in B) Hope Castellanos and Lee Mah, (1st in C) Terrance Kilbreath and Michael Hedreen; E/W: (1st in A and B) Jim Horton and Don Pratt, (1st in C) Susan Welker and James Libby
11/13. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Oris Mowry, (1st in B) James Utter and Eileen Utter, (1st in C) Alan Behr and Terry Brown; E/W: (1st in A) David Homan and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Gordon Markham and Kathy Markham
11/15. N/S: (1st in A and B) Virginia Pedersen and Linda Brock; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Bea Cannon, (1st in B) Jim Callison and Dennis Hoffelt
11/17. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Florence Thier and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler; E/W: (1st in A) Robert Brower and Patricia Sohler, (1st in B and C) Sue Robinson and Barry Siegwart
11/19. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Fred Smith and Linda Smith; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) Carolyn Stevens and Sid Stevens
11/20. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Oris Mowry, (1st in B) Carol Gerlach and Pennie Vales, (1st in C) Ginny Troin and Christine Garner; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Jim Callison and Dennis Hoffelt
11/24. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) James Utter and Eileen Utter, (1st in C) Kathleen Garrett and Tony Garrett; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B and C) Linda Smith and Pauline Boyd
11/26. N/S: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Tod Mucci and William Stone, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Nancy Seamster; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Allan Deserpa, (1st in B) Bob Borengasser and Betty Ponzar
11/27. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Edwin Schmidt and Edmund Klein Jr, (1st in C) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein; E/W: (1st in A and B) Kay Johnson and Clifford Hudson, (1st in C) D Larry Frink and Rick Boyd
11/29. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B and C) Pat Weindorf and D Larry Frink; E/W: (1st in A) Eugene Condon and Maxine Poulton, (1st in B and C) William Stone and Dennis Hoffelt
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Intermediate and Novice
Fall was a very busy season for the Bridge Club as we welcomed back our snowbirds to join us at the tables. Many new friends and new partnerships are developing as players learn the game of bridge together. A series of classes were taught for beginning bridge players, and many of them are now playing on a regular basis. New classes will start again in January and February. If you are interested, please contact Maria Davis at Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org.
There have been lots of great scores from our Novice and Intermediate players. High scores for the month of November were all on November 29. Tom Gillis and Howard Hummel had a 70% game, Lynn Kessel and Nancy Thoma had a 66.67% game, Robert Belton and Lilly Poole also scored 66.67% that day. Also, on November 29 in the afternoon game, Margaret Tam and Patricia Liddell scored 65.91%. Congratulations to these and all our players who have had great success at the bridge tables.
We are sure 2019 will continue to be a great year for our bridge players as they learn and grow.
Regular playing opportunities are available weekly for beginning, novice and intermediate players. On Thursday morning, a special game is held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road, for newer players with 0-99 master points. The game begins at 8:15 a.m. with a short lesson followed by two hours of assisted play. Instructors and directors are available in the room to answer questions about the bidding while you are playing the hands. ACBL members can earn master points while playing in this game. The cost for the game is $6 for Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club members and $7 for all others. If you do not have a partner, one can be found for you. Questions about the Thursday morning game can be answered by Anne Newman, email@example.com.
For advanced beginners and intermediate players, a regular duplicate game is held at Risen Savior Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. for players with 0-499 master points. Partners are required for this game. All players must arrive by 1:15 p.m. to register and be assigned a table. If you need help finding a suitable partner, contact our partnership coordinators Eileen Utter, Kay Kennedy and Carol Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joining the Sun Lakes Bridge Club is easy and only $10 per year. Check with any of the directors, and they will be happy to assist you with the paperwork.
Questions about the Intermediate and Novice bridge program at Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club can be sent to the representative, Karin Hansen, at email@example.com.
11/06. N/S: (1st in A and B) LaVonne Holmes and Patricia Dantzscher; E/W: (1st in A) Paul Morris and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B) Mary Murphy and Susan Cline
11/08. N/S:(1st in A) Susan Stewart and Sandra Labute, (1st in B) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann, (1st in C) Garry Keister and Cynthia Cantor; E/W: (1st in A and B) Betty Tuttle and Kim Bauer, (1st in C*) Russell DiFrancisca and Heather Merkin, (1st in C*) Amy Skinner and Sharyn Baldacci
11/13. N/S: (1st in A) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler, (1st in B and C) Kim Bauer and Carol Ritter; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B and C) Susan Miller and Kay Kennedy
11/15. N/S: (1st in A and B) Garry Keister and Cynthia Cantor; E/W: (1st in A) Barry Noack and Julie Gish, (1st in B) Gerald Smith and Donna Smith
11/20. N/S: (1st in A) Craig Holstad and James Libby, (1st in B) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann, (1st in C) Janet Beeks and Cheryl Ramier; E/W: (1st in A and B) Cheryl Verlander and Jeanne Price, (1st in C) Peggy Humphreys and Jack Humphreys
11/27. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Gerald Smith and Donna Smith; E/W: (1st in A and B) Robert Belton and Lily Poole, (1st in C) Dianne Zimmerman and Sandy Peterson
11/29. N/S: (1st in A and B) Christine Giza and William Harrison; E/W: (1st in A and B) Robert Belton and Lily Poole, (1st in C) Sharyn Baldacci and Amy Skinner
* indicates a tie