Friday Morning Easy
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. You are welcome to discuss the hands as you play. If you are unsure about a bid, you can ask anyone else in the room for advice. We encourage questions and discussion about the hands, bidding alternatives, and play options. We usually 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. This is not a class. There is no instructor.
If you have any questions about this group, please call or text Patricia Crowle at 406-581-4566. Our first official meeting will be Friday, Nov. 9.
Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge
9/14. 1st Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 2nd Brenda Costa and Joan Phelan, 3rd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach; Slam: Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross
9/21. 1st Jeanette Newman and Karen Sanchez, 2nd Maurine and Bill Howell, 3rd Gae and Peter Hall; Slam: Gae and Peter Hall
9/28. 1st Jim Hawkins and Rachelle Wilson, 2nd Judi and Clem Clement, 3rd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie; Slam: Jim Hawkins and Rachelle Wilson
10/05. 1st Judi and Clem Clement, 2nd Bev Anastasia and Joan Silver, 3rd Jeannie Kitzman and Linda Meylink; Slam: Barb Moul and Doris Krenek
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 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 September:
9/06. 1st Linda Meylink, 2nd Karen Harnish; Hostess: Karen Harnish
9/13. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd Lori Scharbach; Hostess: Lori Scharbach
9/20. 1st Lori Scharbach, 2nd Bev Anastasia; Hostess: Sue Kavanaugh
9/27. 1st Lori Scharbach, 2nd Karen Harnish; Hostess: Maurine Howell
Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge
9/16. 1st Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 2nd Ruth Hiner and Nancy Parsegian, 3rd Dick and Donna Briner; Slam: Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie
9/23. 1st Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach, 2nd Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 3rd Joe and Fay Rosen; Slam: Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross
9/30. 1st Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 2nd Maureen and Bill Howell, 3rd Donna and Dick Briner
10/07. 1st Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 2nd Jeanette Newman and Jeanie Kitzman, 3rd Joe and Joan Silver; Slam: Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross
Fourth Friday Bridge
The Fourth Friday Bridge met on Sept. 27 at Palo Verde Country Club. Winners were 1st Patti Kroeger, 2nd Joan Phelan, 3rd (tie) Naomi Parkes and Jean Womack. Bert Sisk won the door prize. The next meeting will be Nov. 22.
Please call Nadine Cordts at 895-0504 for reservations. Cancellations should be made by Wednesday week of play.
Sun Lakes Wednesday Social Bridge
Winners of the Sun Lakes Wednesday Social Bridge Group:
9/18. 1st Patty Assante, 2nd Nancy Parsegian, 3rd Dorothy Guinand
9/25. 1st Nancy Parsegian, 2nd Barbara Dewell, 3rd Dena Brown
10/02. 1st Paula Burke, 2nd Dagmar Bostick, 3rd Nancy Parsegian
10/09. 1st Patty Assante, 2nd Donna Keith, 3rd Barbara Sampson
Cottonwood Ladies Bridge
9/12. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd Peggy Vernon, 3rd Barbara Moul; Hostesses: Nan Hare and Peggy Vernon
9/19. 1st Rosemary Shutts, 2nd Dee Guthrie, 3rd Jean Womack; Grand Slam: Naomi Parkes and Rosemary Shutts; Hostesses: Nan Hare and Linda Meylink
9/26. 1st Jean Womack, 2nd Joan Silver, 3rd Joan Phelan; Hostesses: Joan Koch and Gena Lea Johnson
10/03. 1st Jeanne Kitzman, 2nd Joan Phelan, 3rd Naomi Parkes; Hostesses: Maurine Howell and Fran Carissimo
10/10. 1st Maurine Howell, 2nd Linda Meylink, 3rd Barbara Moul; Hostesses: Kelly Holden and Barbara Moul
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge 499ers
Fall is in full swing, and many of our winter-only visitors have arrived and joined our year-round residents at the bridge table. The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club provides several opportunities each week that are geared specifically for beginner, novice, or intermediate players. All games are played at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road. Cost is $6 for members of the club and $7 for non-members.
Beginners: Thursday mornings at 8:15 a.m. This game is for new players and those with less than 99 ACBL masterpoints. Director Maria Davis gives a short 15-minute lesson followed by the play of hands that are set up to reinforce the lesson. Instructors are on hand to answer individual questions and assist you during the bidding. Contact Anne Newman at email@example.com for more information.
Novice Players: Saturdays at 9 a.m. This game follows ACBL structure and is limited to established players who have less than 199 masterpoints.
Novice and Intermediate Players: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. This game is limited to players who have less than 499 masterpoints.
It gets busy during the winter months at the bridge club, so here are a few reminders to help the games flow smoothly during the high season: 1.) Be on time! This means checking in approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the game. Make sure you are aware that your partner is planning to join you. It is very frustrating for a director to make all the seating assignments and then find out a pair is missing. 2.) Know your masterpoints. Every attempt is made by the directors to ensure that stratification and seeding are balanced. Knowing the total masterpoints of the partnership is helpful. 3.) Have a completed convention card that matches your partner’s. This is not just a suggestion… it is an ACBL rule. Make it a point to meet with your partner before the game to fill out a complete convention card. 4.) Keep up with the clock. During the game movement, it is important to stay on time. Failure to do so can mean that your pair will not be able to play the final board in the round. If everybody helps to follow these reminders and suggestions, our games at the Sun Lakes Bridge Club will run smoothly and be more enjoyable for everyone.
Speaking of enjoyable… the following pairs really enjoyed some great games during the month of September: On Sept. 26, Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander had a 65.51% game. On Sept. 24, Bob Belton and Lily Poole had a 65.03% game, and also on Sept. 26, Kim Bauer and Betty Tuttle had a 63.28% game. Congratulations to these and all the players who did so well.
9/03. N/S: (1st in A) Bonnie Butler and Harvey Lowe, (1st in B and C) Dianne Saints and Yogi Patel; E/W: (1st in A and B) Judy Lamers and Susan Cline, (1st in C) Russell Difrancisca and Heather Merkin
9/05. N/S: (1st in A and B) Nick Klauer and Patricia Potter; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B) Kay Kennedy and Susan Miller
9/10. N/S: (1st in A and B) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Mark Kaiser and Roger Clayton
9/12. N/S: (1st in A) Susan Stewart and Judy Lamers, (1st in B and C) Lindalee Jurgens and Jacobus Jurgens; E/W: (1st in A* and B*) Kay Kennedy and Susan Miller, (1st in A* and B*, and C) Shari Smart and J.B. Smart
9/17. N/S: (1st in A and B) Patricia Potter and Kay Bierley; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Shari Smart and J.B. Smart
9/19. N/S: (1st in A) Frank Bost and Patricia Liddle, (1st in B) James Libby and Lindalee Jurgens, (1st in C) Rita Myrann and Carol Ann Marusiak; E/W: (1st in A and B) Betty Tuttle and Kim Bauer, (1st in C) Mark Kaiser and Roger Clayton
9/24. N/S: (1st in A, B, and C) Peggy Humphreys and Jack Humphreys; E/W: (1st in A and B) Robert Belton and Lily Poole, (1st in C*) Bernie Ross and Dolores Guthrie, (1st in C*) Shari Smart and J.B. Smart
9/26. N/S: (1st in A and B) Kim Bauer and Betty Tuttle; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B) Kay Kennedy and Susan Miller
* indicates a tie
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please try the email first if you have access to a computer. Fees for the game are $6/person if you are a member of the club or $7/person if not a club member.
During the auction, if there is a “skip” bid, please make sure that you follow the rule and pause for an appropriate time (10 seconds) prior to making your bid. By doing this, you will not be giving your partner any unfair advantage in knowing that you were passing with any bid made. Also, make sure that you know what bids are “alertable” on the convention card. When making an alert, do not proceed to explain the alert unless asked by your opponents when it is their turn to bid.
Please use the link www.bridgewebs.com/sunlakes to alert the director that you and your partner are playing on any specific day. This should be done one to two days in advance. This will help the director get the proper seatings.
Top game for the month went to Sadu Marrott and William Stone with a 68.34% game. Congratulations.
9/02. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Dorothy Hanko, (1st in C) Roberto Rodriguez and Patricia Burnett; E/W: (1st in A) Paul Glick and Tod Mucci, (1st in B and C) D Larry Frink and Eric Larson
9/03. N/S: (1st in A and B) Tod Mucci and William Stone; E/W: (1st in A) Carol Warner and Paul Glick, (1st in B) Janelle Gibson and Cynthia Bohland
9/05. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B and C) Gloria Coles and Paul Morris; E/W: (1st in A) Sik Tong Yee and Lilian Yee, (1st in B) Gordon Markham and Kathy Markham
9/09. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Catero and Gordon Markham, (1st in B) Donna Hofer and Judith Edinger, (1st in C) Evelyn Gore and Hope Castellanos; E/W: (1st in A and B) D Larry Frink and Roberta Vider, (1st in C) Cheryl Verlander and Frank Maresso
9/10. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) Cynthia Bohland and Roberta Vider, (1st in C) Kitty Larson and Eric Larson; E/W: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Andi Parham, (1st in B and C) Pat Weindorf and D Larry Frink
9/12. N/S: (1st in A and B) Tod Mucci and Carol Warner; E/W: (1st in A) James Wang and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Carolyn Dawley and Katherine Gibbs
9/14. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and Jim Wart, (1st in B) Dale Sweetwood and Carole Odenreider, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Gee Gee Alexander; E/W: (1st in A) Paul Glick and Carol Warner, (1st in B) William Stone and Alan Behr
9/16. N/S: (1st in A and B) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) William Stone and Paul Kmetty
9/17. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Eric Larson and Anne Casey, (1st in C) Kathy Ronquist and Judith Edinger; E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B) Jim Wart and Tom Reid
9/19. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Charles Quenneville and Derek Mansfield, (1st in C) Jean Whiteman and Jane McCague; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Kathy Ronquist and Cynthia O’Neil
9/21. N/S: (1st in A and B) Alan Behr and Patricia Sohler; E/W: (1st in A) Kyle Rockoff and Vic Quiros, (1st in B) Richard Katz and Frank Bost
9/23. N/S: (1st in A) Allan Deserpa and Larry Anfinson, (1st in B and C) Pat Weindorf and Lynn Przewlocki; E/W: (1st in A) Susan Barnett and David Zapatka, (1st in B and C) D Larry Frink and Eric Larson
9/24. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Tod Mucci and William Stone, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Janet Rauscher; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Richard Catero, (1st in B and C) Anne Newman and Cynthia O’Neil
9/26. N/S: (1st in A and B) Tod Mucci and Carol Warner; E/W: (1st in A) James Lenertz and Richard Catero, (1st in B and C) Gloria Coles and Paul Morris
9/28. N/S: (1st in A and B) Dale Sweetwood and Carole Odenreider; E/W: (1st in A and B) William Stone and Charles Quenneville, (1st in C) Andi Parham and Damian Birnstihl
9/30. N/S: (1st in A and B) Karin Molleman and Myrna Baker; E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and William Stone, (1st in B and C) Beverly Lust and Lindsay Cantoni v