Wednesday Social Bridge
Prize winners of the Wednesday Social Bridge group on January 2, 2019, were 1st Karen Hess, 2nd Nancy Parsegian, 3rd Nancy Smith.
Prize winners of the Wednesday Social Bridge group on January 9, 2019, were 1st Dena Brown, 2nd Phyllis Stephens, 3rd Joan Tenner. Our sub list is a little short. If interested in being called, leave your name and number at 480-639-4417.
FUNdaMENTAL Bridge is offering Beginning lessons for those who wish to learn bridge, Boot Camp Bridge lessons for those who play bridge but want to learn contemporary bidding, 2 Over 1 lessons for those who want to incorporate the latest important modification to Standard American bidding and Simple Squeeze lessons for those who want to learn how to take every possible trick.
To register, contact the instructor listed in the course description.
Beginning Bridge. Friday mornings 9:00 to 11:15 a.m., February 1 to March 29, in the Friendship Room at the Sun Lakes clubhouse. Eight weeks (no class February 15), $80 plus texts. Starts with the basics and proceeds to Stayman and Jacoby Transfer Conventions, Strong Two Club Openings and a preview of preemptive bids, overcalls and takeout doubles. With these lessons and the support of the texts, you will be prepared to join a bridge group. Instructor: Maria Davis at 480-883-2826 or [email protected]
Boot Camp Bridge. Not for Beginners but for people who have played some bridge and would like to refresh their bidding and conventions. It starts with contemporary first and second round bidding and proceeds to common conventions and an overview of preemptive bids, overcalls and takeout doubles. Friday mornings 9:00 to 11:15 a.m., March 1-29, at the Friendship Room in the Sun Lakes clubhouse. Five weeks, $50 plus texts. Only interested in one topic? Individual weeks at $15 each. Instructor: Maria Davis at 480-883-2826 or [email protected]
Two-Over-One, Game Force. This is the latest addition to contemporary bridge bidding. While only a modification to Standard American bidding, it is a much more effective way to bid your games and, importantly, your slams. This course is only four weeks long, but it will revolutionize your bridge bidding. Wednesday mornings 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., January 30 to February 20, Ocotillo Room in Oakwood. Four weeks, $40, plus text. Instructor: Gordon Markham at 480-802-8141 or [email protected]
Simple Squeezes. An advanced play of the hand course, but it is fun to learn and exciting to incorporate into your game. Monday mornings 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., February 4 to March 4 (no class February 11), Room A-7 in Cottonwood. Four weeks, $40, plus text. Instructor: Gordon Markham at 480-802-8141 or [email protected]
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club
December was an awesome month for many of the bridge players with some fabulous scores being recorded.
On December 20, Cindy Kerr and Cheryl Ramier had a 72.62% game in the Thursday morning 99er group. On December 27, Gerald Heine and Kim Bauer scored 70.83% and on that same day, Kathy and Butch Sorensen scored 70%. What a great accomplishment for these players. Top game in the 499er group in December was on Tuesday, December 11, when the partnership of Vicky Aubrey and Rita Myrann had a 66.29% game. Keep up the great work!
Anyone can learn to play duplicate bridge. Bridge can provide a lifetime of entertainment and challenges. Meeting new friends, learning new strategies, developing confidence and exercising brain cells are just some of the great results from playing a card game. A new series of beginning lessons will be starting on February 1. There is still space available to join. Contact Maria Davis, [email protected]
In addition to lessons, there is a beginning bridge game held each week on Thursday mornings. The session begins at 8:15 a.m. with a short lesson followed by playing of the bridge hands with assistance throughout the game. The game is held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road. Cost for the players is $6 for those who join the Sun Lakes Bridge Club and $7 for non-members. Annual membership in the club is only $10. Questions about the Thursday morning group can be directed to Anne Newman, [email protected] Come with a partner if you desire, but if not, one will be found for you. Experienced ACBL players are encouraged and invited to bring a new player to the Thursday morning game to introduce them to the wonderful game of bridge. Both players will pay the usual entry fees, but the existing member will be given a voucher for future use at any open game in Sun Lakes.
The Sun Lakes Duplicate Club also offers sanctioned duplicate games for players with less than 500 masterpoints. These regulated games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Risen Savior Church. Plan to arrive at 1:00 p.m. to purchase your entry and be seated. Partners are required for these games. A partnership coordinator can help introduce you to other players if you are looking for a partner. Contact [email protected] for assistance. New players are always welcome. Cost for all games is $6 for club members and $7 for non-members.
More information about the Bridge Club can be found on the website, www.Unit351.com. Look for the Sun Lakes Bridge Club page. You may also contact Karin Hansen, [email protected] or call/text her at 612-242-8593 for more information about the games offered for Intermediate and Novice players.
12/04. N/S: (1st in A) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler, (1st in B) Sharon Graham and Jeanne Price, (1st in C) Nick Klauer and Linda White; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Don Murray and Alanna Mack
12/06. N/S: (1st in A and B) James Libby and Lindalee Jurgens; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Floyd Jones and Gerald Smith
12/11. N/S: (1st in A and B) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann; E/W: (1st in A and B) Jeanette Fletcher and Susan Welker, (1st in C) Russell Difrancisca and Heather Merkin
12/13. N/S: (1st in A) Margaret Tam and Barbara Hewitt, (1st in B) Sharon Graham and Keith Welker, (1st in C) Susan Miller and Kay Kennedy; E/W: (1st in A) Floyd Jones and James Gowan, (1st in B) Helen Hughes and Jack Holme
12/18. N/S: (1st in A) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler, (1st in B) Garry Keister and Cynthia Cantor, (1st in C) Kathleen Garrett and Tony Garrett; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Lloyd Brown and Wendy Brown
12/20. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Susan Miller and Yogi Patel; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B) Patrick Kiely and Patricia Kiely
12/27. N/S: (1st in A and B) Kim Bauer and Betty Tuttle; E/W: (1st in A and B) Judy Lamers and Jeanette Fletcher, (1st in C) Yogi Patel and Susan Miller
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, Kay Kennedy and Carol Warner at [email protected] 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.
As a reminder, it is the club policy that no one should use any fragrances, perfumes, aftershave, etc., that may make fellow players sick. Please adhere to this rule. Also, please make sure that the tables are cleared of all trash when you leave. This includes the areas on the floor around the table.
On behalf of the Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club, we wish everyone a happy and health new year and may you make all of your bids.
Top game for the month went to Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling with a 74.92% game and Lou Quiggle and Chuck Quenneville with a 70.83% game.
12/03. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Cynthia O Neil and Pennie Vales, (1st in C) Judy Baur and Roseanne Rinderknecht; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Allan Deserpa, (1st in B) Kitty Larson and Kathy Markham
12/04. N/S: (1st in A*) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in A* and B) Cynthia O Neil and Pennie Vales; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B) Eileen Utter and James Utter
12/06. N/S: (1st in A and B) Carol Warner and Andrea Miller; E/W: (1st in A) Maurice Evans and Vernon Evans, (1st in B) W. Lakin Hines and Jim Wart, (1st in A, B and C) Barry Siegwart and Andi Parham; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B and C) Linda Smith and Pauline Boyd
12/10. N/S: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Susan Barnett, (1st in B) James Nulty and Randi Nulty, (1st in C) Raji Raman and Nat Raman; E/W: (1st in A and B) Donna Hofer and Bob Borengasser, (1st in C) Carolyn Stevens and Sid Stevens
12/11. N/S: (1st in A and B) Donna Hofer and Kitty Larson; E/W: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Bob Borengasser, (1st in B) James Wang and Charles Quenneville
12/13. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) W. Lakin Hines and Jim Wart, (1st in C) Roger Rinderknecht and Roseanne Rinderknecht; E/W: (1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) Paul Kmetty and William Stone
12/15. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Catero and Eugene Condon, (1st in B and C) Craig Holstad and James Libby; E/W: (1st in A and B) Jim Callison and William Stone, (1st in C) Cheryl Verlander and Frank Maresso
12/17. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and John Euler, (1st in B) Don Pratt and Donna Pratt, (1st in C) Ginny Troin and Barbara Castro; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) D Larry Frink and Eric Larson
12/18. N/S: (1st in A) Lilian Yee and Sik Tong Yee, (1st in B) Clifford Hudson and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Bonnie Butler and Margaret Tam; E/W: (1st in A and B) Andrea Miller and Cynthia Bohland, (1st in C) Joan Indvik and Merle Indvik
12/20. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Kitty Larson and Eric Larson, (1st in C) Cheri Zosel and Thomas Zosel; E/W: (1st in A and B) W. Lakin Hines and Jim Wart, (1st in C) Raji Raman and Nat Raman
12/22. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B and C) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann; E/W: (1st in A) Vernon Evans and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) William Stone and Paul Glick
12/27. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Janis Holle, (1st in C) Maria Davis and Anne Newman; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Kathy Ronquist and Cynthia O Neil
12/29. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B and C) Alan Behr and Janet Rauscher; E/W: (1st in A) Eugene Condon and Richard Catero, (1st in B and C) Andi Parham and Barry Siegwart
* indicates a tie
Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge
12/15. 1st Rachelle Wilson and Jim Hawkins, 2nd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 3rd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish; Slam: Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach
12/22. 1st Jerry and Donna Smith, 2nd Nancy Smith and Jeannie Kitzman, 3rd Eleanor and David McCann; Slam: Eleanor and David McCann
12/29. 1st Peter Hall and Barb Sampson, 2nd Donna and Dick Briner, 3rd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish; Slam: Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish
1/05. 1st Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 2nd Linda and Harry Berg, 3rd Jim Hawkins and Rachelle Wilson; Slam: Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross
Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge
12/17. 1st Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 2nd Ruth Hiner and Nancy Parsegian, 3rd Maureen and Bill Howell; Slam: Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish
12/31. 1st Lee Probst and Bob Cohn, 2nd Dori and Ed Krenek, 3rd Nancy Smith and Lois Lauge
1/07. 1st Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 2nd Nancy Smith and Lois Hauge, 3rd Eleanor and David McCann; Slam: Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross
4th Friday Bridge
The 4th Friday Bridge group met on December 28, 2018, at Palo Verde Country Club. Winners were 1st Gloria Danker, 2nd Rosemary Shutts, 3rd Marsha Moen, 4th GenaLee Johnson. There was one guest.
The next meeting will be February 22. For reservations, Call Nadine Cordts at 895-0504. Cancellations should be made by Wednesday week of play.
IronOaks Friday Ladies Bridge
IronOaks Ladies Friday Bridge group is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote friendship and 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 December:
12/07. 1st Linda Meylink, 2nd Karen Harnish; Hostess Linda Meylink
12/14 1st Maurine Howell, 2nd Linda Meylink; Hostesses Barb Dewell and Fran Carissimo
12/21 1st Lois Hauge, 2nd Nancy Smith; Hostesses Jeannie Kitzman and Lois Hauge
12/28 1st Linda Meylink, 2nd Irene Edmund; Hostess Carolyn Arkins