Sun Lakes Bridge Club annual awards
At the regular meeting on Tuesday, February 17 club President Jim Utter presented awards to several Sun Lakes Bridge Club members for performance during 2014. There are four annual awards, each with different criteria. After an individual winner’s name is engraved on his award, he or she may display it for one year. It is returned at the end of the year and engraved with the next winner’s name.
Don Krogh Service Award was presented to Alan Behr for his long service as a club volunteer. Alan relays monthly game statistics for posting on the Unit 351 web page, he provides game results to the Sun Lakes Splash, he compiles information for club quarterly member recognition email, he has director duties at the non-sanctioned Wednesday night game at Sun Lakes Country Club, and in addition, he helps Saturday morning directors set up for the game.
Honoree Michelle Steiner received the Clark Perkins Cup for earning the most master points for a member starting the year with fewer than 1,000 master points.
Derek Mansfield received the Nancy Espy Cup by earning the most master points after starting the year with fewer than 100.
Long time member Dale Sweetwood earned the Bev Flagg Cup awarded to the person getting the most master points after starting the year with fewer than 2,500.
In addition to the annual awards, Utter congratulated the following outstanding club members: first among players who started the year with fewer than 5,000 master points is Sadu Marrott; first among players who started the year with fewer than 7,500 master points is David Zapatka; first among players who started with greater than 10,000 master points is Janet Daling.
Congratulations to you one and all!
Mining for gold in Tucson
Most duplicate bridge players’ goal is to become American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Life Masters. In the process a player must earn a certain number of master points. The most difficult of these are the 15 gold points that can only be won at a Regional Tournament. Len Lockerby and Marvin Nathanson decided to start their search for gold in Tucson in late February. Their plan was to start there and continue the process in April at the annual Roadrunner Tourney in Mesa. To their surprise, their success in Tucson earned all the needed gold points.
Lockerby, a retired computer analyst, is a naturalized citizen originally from Canada who retired to Arizona in 2008. The same year retired accountant Marvin Nathanson moved to Arizona from Las Vegas. Both families purchased homes and settled in a senior development in Florence, Arizona.
The two men met playing Pickleball. However it was their wives who encouraged the two to form the very successful bridge partnership.
Congratulations guys! See you at the bridge tables.