Bridge Results

Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge

3/18. 1st Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 2nd Ruth Hiner and Nancy Parsegian, 3rd Nancy Smith and Lois Hauge; Slam: Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish

3/25. 1st Gene Kindle and John Mogelnicki, 2nd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 3rd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie

4/01. 1st Barb Luesen and Bob Harkey, 2nd Ruth Hiner and Nancy Parsegian, 3rd Eleanor and David McCann; Slam: Dorothy Thurman and Irene Edmond (1 each) and Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie (1 each)

4/08. 1st Irene Edmund and Dorothy Thurman, 2nd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 3rd Eleanor and David McCann; Slam: Irene Edmund and Dorothy Thurman

IronOaks Ladies Friday 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 March:

3/01. 1st Ely Walstad, 2nd Ruth Hiener; Hostesses: Lois Hauge and Irene Edmund

3/08: 1st Nancy Smith, 2nd Karen Hess; Grand Slam: Karen Harnish and Suzanne Swanson; Hostesses: Irene Edmund and Bev Anastasia

3/15: 1st Karen Hess, 2nd Karen Harnish; Hostesses: Ely Walstad and Suzanne Swanson

3/22: 1st Lori Scharbach, 2nd Dorothy Thurman; Hostesses: Maurine Howell and Fran Carissimo

3/29: 1st Irene Edmund, 2nd Lori Scharbach; Hostesses: Ely Walstad and Kristy DeCleene

4th Friday Bridge

Roberta Sisk

The 4th Friday Bridge Group met on March 22, 2019, at Palo Verde Country Club. Winners were 1st Gloria Danker, 2nd Patti Kroeger, 3rd Karen Sanchez, 4th Cora Zuchowski. Bert Sisk won the door prize.

Our next meeting will be May 24. New members are always welcome. For reservations, call Nadine Cordts at 895-0504. Cancellations should be made by Wednesday week of play.

Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge

3/16. 1st Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 2nd Linda and Harry Berg, 3rd Nancy Smith and Jeannie Kitzman; Slam: Eleanor and David McCann

3/23. 1st Donna and Dick Briner, 2nd Linda and Harry Berg, 3rd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie; Slam: Jeannie Kitzman and Nancy Smith

3/30. 1st Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 3rd Maurine and Bill Howell; Slam: Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross

4/06. 1st Jeanette Newman and Colleen Ritter, 2nd Doris and Ed Krenek, 3rd Donna and Dick Briner; Slam: Eleanor and David McCann

Cottonwood Ladies Bridge

3/14. 1st Marilyn Steen, 2nd Suzanne Swanson, 3rd Jan Candee; Hostesses: Joan Silver and Jody Heiman

3/22. 1st Lynne Wegener, 2nd Lois Buttke, 3rd Maureen Howell; Hostesses: Nancy Smith and Adrienne Widrikis

3/29. 1st Barb Sampson, 2nd Gena Lea Johnson, 3rd Karen Hess; Hostesses: Marge Rasmussen and Jody Heiman

4/04. 1st Alice Garner and Kelly Holden, 2nd Nancy Smith and Doris Krenek, 3rd Joan Koch and Suzanne Swanson; Hostesses: Joan Silver and Sue Kavanaugh

4/11. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd Cora Zuchowski, 3rd Gloria Danker; Hostesses: Lois Buttke and Joan Hokenson

Sun Lakes 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. and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Please make sure that you get to the game at least 15 minutes before the official start 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.

We would like to remind all players to clean up the playing area before leaving the game site. This means bottles, wrappers, cups, Kleenex, paper towels, etc. Also make sure that all the playing material (bidding boxes, pencils, table cards and boards) are returned to the proper storage areas. It is not the director’s responsibility to clean up after us.

This month’s top scorers are Chuck Quenneville and Louis Quiggle with a 71.92% game and Allan Deserpa and David Rankin with a 70.05% game. Congratulations!

3/04. N/S: (1st in A) Karin Molleman and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) Mary Ann Bond and Robert Wilkinson, (1st in C) Cheri Zosel and Thomas Zosel; E/W: (1st in A) Sik Tong Yee and Lilian Yee, (1st in B) James Nulty and Randi Nulty

3/05. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Jim Wart and Carol Gerlach, (1st in C) Jack Baur and Judy Baur; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Joe Pospis, (1st in B) Donna Hofer and Kitty Larson

3/07. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Catero and James Lenertz, (1st in B and C) Beverly Lust and Char Gangel; E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) Chris Murphy and Jim Murphy

3/11. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B) Laine Byrnes and Janis Holle, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Beverly Lust; E/W: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Joe Pospis, (1st in B) Dianna Wreford and Rick Boyd

3/12. N/S: (1st in A) Carol Warner and Paul Glick, (1st in B) Virginia Pedersen and Mary Ann Bond, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Ron Stanek; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B and C) Linda Smith and Fred Smith

3/14. N/S: (1st in A) Maurice Evans and John Crouch, (1st in B) Douglas Feisler and Jim Horton, (1st in C) Kathy Ronquist and Cynthia O Neil; E/W: (1st in A and B) Mary Ann Bond and Robert Wilkinson, (1st in C) Christine Garner and Bonnie Butler

3/18. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) John Weindorf and Janet Honey; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) Carolyn Stevens and Sid Stevens

3/19. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein, (1st in C) Pat Weindorf and Angela Bailey; E/W: (1st in A and B) Michael Salscheider and John Crouch, (1st in C) D Larry Frink and Dave Kuschel

3/25. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B and C) Allen Woolfrey and Jan Woolfrey; E/W: (1st in A) Allan Deserpa and David Rankin, (1st in B and C) Donna Hofer and Bonnie Butler

3/26. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Oris Mowry, (1st in B) Michael Salscheider and John Crouch, (1st in C) Cheri Zosel and Thomas Zosel; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Andrea Miller and Cynthia Bohland

3/28. N/S: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Bea Cannon, (1st in B and C) Beverly Lust and Char Gangel; E/W: (1st in A) Judith Euler and Susan Shaver, (1st in B and C) Dave Claar and Ralph Witmer

Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Novice

Karin Hansen

March was a great month for some of the novice members of the duplicate bridge club with several high scores reported. On Thursday, March 4, Bernie Emery and Rich Schager obtained a 69.39% game in the Sun Lakes morning 99er game. On Tuesday, March 19, during the 499er game, Jim Libby and Craig Holstead scored an amazing 74.29% game. Congratulations to these players for their great games! Also during March 21-24, the unit sponsored a tournament held at the In Tempo Bridge Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Many novice and intermediate players from Sun Lakes participated and some great scores were achieved. On Thursday, March 21, Dianne Zimmerman and Sandy Peterson finished first in C during a 199er game. Also on Thursday, Jane Slezak participated on a team with her family members and finished high in a Swiss game. And Jacque Tooley and a friend finished first in the 199er game in the afternoon. On Friday, March 22, Dennis and Carol Hannon had a first-place finish with at 68% game, and Phyllis Johnson and Cheryl Ramier had a great finish in the afternoon. During the Sunday Swiss, Jane Slezak and her family once again won for level three. Also, the team of Bonnie Butler, Cheryl Verlander, Karin Hansen and Harvey Lowe won in the level four Swiss game. Chris Giza, Bill Harrison, Vicky Aubrey and Rita Myrann finished second in bracket five. Congratulations to these and all the players who participated in the tournament.

Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge is open to everyone. A special game for Beginning and Novice players is held on Thursday mornings at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road. Start time is 8:15 a.m. with a short lesson followed by two hours of playing duplicate bridge with assistance from the instructors and assistants. During June, instead of a lesson before the game, there will be a discussion of the hands following the game. This is a great way to improve your game. The game is structured “duplicate style” but is casual, relaxed and fun. If you have a partner, that is fine; if not, one will be provided for you. Top-finishing ACBL members with less than 100 masterpoints can earn masterpoints for participating in the Thursday morning game. Cost for the game is $6 for members of the Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club and $7 for non-members. Questions about the Thursday game can be directed to Anne Newman, [email protected]

Experienced players with more than 100 masterpoints are invited to bring a new beginning partner to the game to introduce them to the wonderful world of bridge. The experienced player will pay and play with the beginner and then be given a voucher for a free play at some future game at the Sun Lakes Club. Games for experienced Novice and Intermediate players who are non-life masters with less than 500 points are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road. Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. in order to pay entry fees and be assigned to a table. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. Partners are required for this game. If you need help arranging a partner, contact [email protected] This is a stratified duplicate game with ACBL rules and directors. Information about the bridge club is available on the Internet under unit351.com. Opening the “Clubs” tab will direct you to Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge and will open the webpage with more information. Questions about the novice program may be directed to Karin Hansen, board representative, at [email protected]

3/05. N/S: (1st in A and B) Patricia Potter and Kay Bierley; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Arlene Burke and Ellyn Eisner

3/07. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Ted Leibole and Linda Leibole; E/W: (1st in A) Michael Hedreen and Terrance Kilbreath, (1st in B) Mary Bennington and Tim Bennington

3/12. N/S: (1st in A) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler, (1st in B and C) Barbara Flowers and Larry Flowers; E/W: (1st in A and B) Mary Bennington and Tim Bennington, (1st in C) Linda L. McAdoo and David Mc Adoo

3/14. N/S: (1st in A and B) Cynthia Cantor and Garry Keister; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B) Mary Bennington and Tim Bennington

3/19. N/S: (1st in A) Craig Holstad and James Libby, (1st in B) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann, (1st in C) Dennis Hannon and Carol Hannon; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Barbara Flowers and Larry Flowers

3/26. N/S: (1st in A) Margaret Tam and Frank Bost, (1st in B) Sharon Graham and Jeanne Price, (1st in C) Dennis Hannon and Carol Hannon; E/W: (1st in A* and B* and C*) Elise Marucch and oos – Robert Williams, (1st in A* and B* and C*) Larry Flowers and Barbara Flowers

3/28. N/S: (1st in A) Susan Stewart and Sandra Labute, (1st in B) Kim Bauer and Betty Tuttle, (1st in C) Tony Garrett and George Hofer; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B) Patricia Potter and Ed Bader

* indicates a tie