Bridge Results

Monday Afternoon Social Partnership Bridge

2/17. 1st Karen Harnish and Fran Carissimo, 2nd Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 3rd Maurine and Bill Howell; Slam: Paul Budrick and Newell Orr

2/24. 1st Nancy Smith and Jim Hawkins, 2nd Ron and Mary Kent, 3rd David and Eleanor McCann; Slam: Paul Budrick and Newell Orr

3/02. 1st Paul Budrick and Newell Orr, 2nd Maurine and Bill Howell, 3rd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach; Slam: Paul Budrick and Newell Orr

3/09. 1st Nancy Smith and Jim Hawkins, 2nd Bernie Ross and Dee Guthrie, 3rd Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach; Slam: Nancy Smith and Jim Hawkins

Sun Lakes Wednesday Fun Bridge

In the name of reasonable precaution against getting the flu or the virus, Sun Lakes Wednesday Fun Bridge group canceled play on March 18 and 25. We plan to resume April 1 if we decide it is relatively safe to play by then. Meanwhile, the mid-February to mid-March results for our group are as follows:

2/12. Barbara Sampson won 1st prize, 2nd Georgia Johnson, 3rd Dagmar Bostick, 4th Linda Hess, 5th Diana De Pree, and Dena Brown took home the Booby prize.

2/19. Diana De Pree won 1st, 2nd Nancy Parsegian, 3rd Donna Gombold, 4th Carol Krausman, 5th Lois Howe; Nancy Parsegian and Mary Ann Anner had a slam.

2/26. Maurine Howell took 1st, Lillian Look 2nd, Ruth Hiner 3rd, Paula Burke 4th, Diane Flannagan 5th, Jo Hughes 6th, and, again, Dena Brown took the Booby prize.

3/04. Lillian Look took 1st, Ruth Hiner 2nd, Dena Brown 3rd, Patty Assante 4th, Donna Keith 5th, and Judith Speil was awarded the Booby prize.

3/11. Maurine Howell won 1st, Georgia Johnson 2nd, Peter Hall 3rd, Barbara Sampson 4th, Ruth Hiner 5th; Booby prize winner was overheard saying, “Don’t say a word. I have a headache.”

If you’re looking for a group who plays pretty decent bridge, has fun doing so, and has a few extra chairs, please give us a call at 480-639-4417.

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 every Friday of the month at 12:45 p.m. in the Friendship Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. Please be there to sign up for bridge before 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Linda Meylink at 480-895-9172.

Winners and Hostesses for February:

2/07. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd Lillian Look; Hostesses: Lillian Look and Bev Anastasia

2/14. 1st Maurine Howell, 2nd Nancy Smith; Hostesses: Barb Sampson and Joan Silver

2/21. 1st Linda Meylink, 2nd Suzanne Swanson; Hostesses: Diane Flannagan and Georgia Johnson

2/28. 1st Bev Anastasia, 2nd Fran Carissimo; Hostesses: Peggy Kuntz and Sue Bishop

Saturday Morning Partnership Bridge

2/15. 1st Doris Krenek and Barb Moul, 2nd Eleanor and David McCann, 3rd Jim Hawkins and Rachelle Wilson; Slam (tie) Doris Krenek and Barb Moul/Jim Hawkins and Rachelle Wilson

2/22. 1st Eleanor and David McCann, 2nd Nancy Smith and Jeannie Kitzman, 3rd Doris Krenek and Barb Moul; Slam: Jeanette Newman and Karen Harnish

2/29. 1st Eleanor and David McCann, 2nd Nancy Smith and Jeannie Kitzman, 3rd Donna and Dick Briner; Slam: Eleanor and David McCann

3/07. 1st Jeanette Newman and Karen Sanchez, 2nd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish, 3rd Jim Hawkins and Colleen Ritter; Slam: Jeanette Newman and Karen Sanchez

Cottonwood Ladies Bridge

Results of Ladies Bridge:

2/13. 1st Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Ilena Lea, 3rd Cora Zuchowski; Hostesses: Mona Nolte and Joan Silver

2/20. 1st Joan Phelan, 2nd D. Flanagan, 3rd Rosemary Shutts; Hostesses: Nancy Smith and Barb Sampson

2/27. 1st Lori Scharbach, 2nd Kelly Holden, 3rd Maurine Howell; Hostesses: Naomi Parkes and Joan Hokanson

3/05. 1st Linda Hess, 2nd Joan Phelan, 3rd Bert Sisk; Hostesses: Marcia Moen and Gloria Danker

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., 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 protected] 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.

Please be considerate to the other players. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have allergies or systematic coughs or congestion, please let the other players know that you do not have any transmittable health problems. We are all concerned with the current health concern and want to be very conscious of the problems associated with it.

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 Louis Quiggle and Chuck Quenneville with a 70.07% game. Congratulations!

2/03. N/S: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Janet Daling, (1st in B and C) Fred Smith and Linda Smith; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Frank Bost and Brian Stevens

2/04. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Pauline Boyd and Linda Smith; E/W: (1st in A*) Janelle Gibson and Cynthia Bohland, (1st in A* and B) Donna Hofer and David Homan

2/06. N/S: (1st in A) Vernon Evans and Sadu Marrott, (1st in B) Virginia Pedersen and Jim Horton; E/W: (1st in A) Adele Verkamp and Jerry Gaer, (1st in B) Dennis Hoffelt and Rick Boyd

2/08. N/S: (1st in A and B) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein; E/W: (1st in A) Andi Parham and David Zapatka, (1st in B) Judith Edinger and Rose Gangel

2/10. N/S: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Laine Byrnes and Janis Holle, (1st in C) Christine Giza and William Harrison; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Carolyn Stevens and Sid Stevens

2/11. N/S: (1st in A) Robert Brower and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) James Randall and Florence Thier, (1st in C) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein; E/W: (1st in A) Roberta Vider and Cynthia Bohland, (1st in B) Kay Johnson and Clifford Hudson

2/13. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and James Wang, (1st in B and C) Jane McCague and Jean Whiteman; E/W: (1st in A and B) Eric Larson and Kitty Larson, (1st in C) Frank Bost and Margaret Tam

2/15. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Laine Byrnes and Virginia Pedersen, (1st in C) Kathleen Garrett and Rita Myrann; E/W: (1st in A and B) Linda Smith and Fred Smith, (1st in C) Barry Siegwart and Frank Maresso

2/17. N/S: (1st in A and B) Janis Holle and Dorothy Hanko; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B) Pat Weindorf and Lynn Przewlocki

2/18. N/S: (1st in A and B) Alan Behr and Bibs Pankin; E/W: (1st in A) Andi Parham and David Zapatka, (1st in B and C) D Larry Frink and Dave Kuschel

2/20. N/S: (1st in A) Pennie Vales and Anne Casey, (1st in B) James Randall and Florence Thier, (1st in C) Michael Salscheider and William Reisenbuchler; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and James Wang, (1st in B) Eric Larson and Kitty Larson

2/24. N/S: (1st in A and B) Dorothy Hanko and Sydney Sides; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B and C) Patricia Graham and Beverly Lust

2/25. N/S: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Andi Parham, (1st in B and C) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B) Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Laine Byrnes

2/27. N/S: (1st in A) Joe Pospis and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Don Pratt and Pennie Vales, (1st in C) Beverly Lust and Char Gangel; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Steve Mansfield, (1st in B) Eileen Utter and James Utter

2/29. N/S: (1st in A) Doris Hausmann and John Crouch, (1st in B and C) Michael Haaser and Dean Haaser; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Sadu Marrott, (1st in B and C) Jacqueline Maynard and Phil Maynard

* Indicates a tie

Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club 499ers

Karin Hansen, I/N Representative

Spring is sprung! The temperatures are rising! And bridge is still hot at Sun Lakes. There are games offered every week for players of all ability levels. All Sun Lakes duplicate games are played at Risen Savior Lutheran Church located at 23914 S. Alma School Road. Plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior to the game start time and no later than 15 minutes before game time. Each partnership should know the number of masterpoints held by themselves and their partner in order to help the directors stratify the game fairly. Cost to play in club games is $6 or $7 for those who have not joined the club. Dues for the club are $10/year. Any director at any game can provide you with the information to join the club. Club games are open to everyone, not just ACBL members. Each week on Thursday morning, there is a special teaching game for new players and those with less than 99 masterpoints. Director Maria Davis gives a short mini-lesson followed by regular play. Many times, the hands are set up by the computer to reinforce the lesson of the day. During the bidding, instructors are available to answer questions and assist with the bidding if there are any issues. The top finishers for the day receive some masterpoints. This group is a great place to start playing duplicate and to learn new tools and techniques. Partners are great, but you can come to this game without a partner, and the directors will try to match you up. This is a very friendly and casual game. For more information, contact Anne Newman at [email protected] For those with some experience, there are other limited games available each week. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., there is an ACBL-sanctioned game for those with under 499 masterpoints. This game is in conjunction with an open game. On Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., there is a section for those with under 199 masterpoints. An open game is held at the same time. These games all require that you attend with a partner. Masterpoints are awarded for the top finishers.

For help in finding a partner, you may contact [email protected] and give them your information. Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club works hard to provide a comfortable and friendly game for all ability levels. In order to keep things clean, it is required that all beverages be in covered containers, and no food is allowed to be brought into the playing area. It is also a good reminder to stay home if you do not feel well. Pass the cards… not the germs!

February was a great month for many of our novice and intermediate players. Top game in the 99er group was on Feb. 6 when Melissa Denton and Peter Harrris had a score of 73.26%. Top game for a Saturday was by Kathy Garrett and Rita Myran with a game of 67.26%. The best game for a partnership on a Tuesday was on Tuesday, Feb. 4, when Steve Sapiro and Judy Lamers had a game of 66.88%. And on Thursday, Feb. 6, in the 499er game, Butch and Kathy Sorensen came in on top with a score of 67.75%. Congratulations to these players and all the others who participated in games at the Sun Lakes Bridge Club.

2/06. N/S: (1st in A, B, and C) Rose Gangel and Karen Rozanoff, (1st in A) Peter Harris and Melissa Denton, (1st in B and C) Wendy Gale and Foster Goldman

2/11. N/S: (1st in A, B, and C) Ted Leibole and Linda Leibole; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Bernie Ross and Dolores Guthrie

2/13. N/S: (1st in A) Iva Nelson and Becky Hamilton, (1st in B) Garry Keister and Cynthia Cantor, (1st in C) LaVonne Holmes and Patricia Dantzscher; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B and C) Mary Dawson and Patricia Burnett

2/18. N/S: (1st in A) James Kemps and Frank Maresso, (1st in B) Nadine Sutter and Connie Reynolds, (1st in C) Mark Settle and Lindel Settle; E/W: (1st in A and B) Mary Bennington and Tim Bennington, (1st in C) Linda L. McAdoo and David Mc Adoo

2/20. N/S: (1st in A, B, and C) Kathy Sorensen and Arvid (Butch) Sorensen; E/W: (1st in A and B) Shari Smart and J.B. Smart, (1st in C) Mark Kaiser and Roger Clayton

2/25. N/S: (1st in A and B) Patricia Potter and Kay Bierley; E/W: (1st in A and B) Kay Kennedy and Susan Miller, (1st in C) Bernie Ross and Dolores Guthrie

2/27. N/S: (1st in A and B) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann; E/W: (1st in A) Deborah Berry and Frank Bost, (1st in B) Judy Lamers and Jeanette Fletcher

2/29. N/S: (1st in A) Kathleen Garrett and Rita Myrann, (1st in B) Carol Ritter and Tom Ritter, (1st in C) Rich Schager and Bernie Emery; E/W: (1st in A) Cynthia Cantor and Garry Keister, (1st in B) Carol Hannon and Dennis Hannon