FRESNO FALL SECTIONAL
Gerard Laquerriere wins President’s Award
Ann Keag takes 99er Award
Attendance at the Fall Sectional was a bit better than last year, bolstered by a big turnout on Saturday. Swiss teams are a lot of fun, but it seems that our members haven’t learned that yet. It’s hard to believe that we once had a sectional at the downtown Hilton with over forty teams entered.
Thanks to all members who contributed to the refreshments. Hospitality chair Jackie Finn did a great job organizing food and the sub sandwiches and salads for Sunday lunch. She especially thanks Belva Quattrin and Deb Petersen for their outstanding efforts.
Congratulation to Gerard Laquerriere, who won the most master points and the President’s Award. Ann Keag will have her name engraved on the 99er Award plaque.
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Bill Glass was tenth at the open pairs at the Costa Mesa regional. John and Della Schnell were fourth in the open pairs. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Nancy Swanson, new Club Master.
Belated sympathy is extended to the family of Terri Grootendorst. Terri and Edward played regularly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Terri was what we all aspire to – a gracious lady. She is missed.
Sympathy to Rita and Gary Gladding in the tragic loss of their son Gavin.
While there was no board meeting last month, finances kept going. Once the next set of financial reports are approved and posted, you will see that we were over $800 in the black for the month. That is to say, we have gone several months in a row without losing money. We had the Non-Life Master tournament and Mun did another lesson for intermediate players. In previous years, the small tournaments like the NLM helped us almost break even on those months they were held; but combined with the lesson fund raiser, we did much better. Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you Mun. Not only are the lessons helping the club financially, they are helping players up their game.
We will be officially recognizing the financial impact of the Fall Sectional (September 28-30) next month, so I hope we will have yet another month of a little bit of profitability.
If you want to help keep the bridge center alive, consider running for a board seat in the upcoming elections or at least ask a board member how you can help. If you want to improve your game a little, attend the lessons and play in an open game to see how the pros play. Don’t be afraid to play in a new game every now and then. You might earn some more points and make new friends.
MUN TAKEDA LESSON
Save Tuesday, November 4, 2018. Mun is planning another of her popular lessons.
NORTH AMEICAN PAIRS
If you qualified in any flight in June, July, or August, you can play in the Unit finals on Sunday November 11. District 21 finals are in December.
½A David Haberstich - Mark Stern
½A1B William Glass - Patrick Carroll
3a Lowell Gist - Gerard Laquerriere
2B1C Jim Luther - Diane McDonough
3B Deb Petersen - Al Crane
2C Renee Laquerriere - Rhonda Hampton
FRIDAY MORNING 499ER
2A1B Susan Vildosola - Peter Weber
3/4A2/3B Cynthia Tingey - Skip Miller
3/4A2/3B Scott McClure - Carol Miller
1C Jim Luther - Diane McDonough
2C Angelina Heisdorf - Judy Nibler
FRIDAY AFTERNOON 499ER
1 Deborah Kemp - Myles Johnson
2/3 Charles Rauch - Donna Jett
2/3 Kathryn Miller - Diane Simpson
1 Gerard Laquerriere - Scott McClure
2 David Haberstich - Mark Stern
3A1B Gayle Larson - Doris Dunn
2B Laura Da Costa - Gloria Fitzgerald
1A Vincent Cheng - Robert Rouch Jr
2A1B Scott McClure - Gwen Davey
3A Patricia Delamontanya - Belva Quattrin
4A2B1C Judy Zimmerer - Rhonda Hampton
5A3B2C Judy Jessick - Sally Perring
6A Howard Arquette - Ray April
7A4B Susan Spears - Villa Vejvoda
5B Wilson Wallace - Dana Brown
6B3C Kathryn Miller - Diane Simpson
4C Jim Luther - Kenneth Doig
5C Jackie Finn - George Efthemon
6C Michiko Taylor - Joan Dinwiddie
SATURDAY MORNING 199ER
1ABC Ann Keag - Cheryl Johnson
2A Marion Austin - Darnell Austin
3A2B Marge Field - Joan Fritz
4/5A Jean Moritz - Barbara Fulmer
4/5A2B Myles Johnson - Margot Cegielski
2C Clint Hudson - Edward Hampton
1A Vincent Cheng - Robert Rouch Jr
2/3A1/2B Wilson Wallace - Dana Brown
2/3A1/2B Avis Morse - Joe Tang
4A3B1C Lisa D'Arcy - Elaine Smith
5A4B Susan Spears - Villa Vejvoda
6A Skip Miller - Barbara Thacker
5B2C Kenneth Doig - Jim Luther
3C Cynthia Tingey - Renee Laquerriere
4C Michiko Taylor - Joan Dinwiddie
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 499ER
1A Jason McAlexander - Deborah Kemp
2A Kathryn Miller - Diane Simpson
3A1B Ann Keag - Cheryl Johnson
4A2B Marge Field - Joan Fritz
3B Gloria Fitzgerald - Jeffrey Nevins
1C Al Crane - Laura Neville - Deb Petersen - Angelina Heisdorf
1 Barbara Wiedel - Kathryn Miller - Ann Keag - Marge Field
Club Appreciation Month
Gold Point Swiss October 28
October is Club Appreciation month – every club has a championship club appreciation game. Clubs are also allowed to have a Swiss team club appreciation game that awards 5% gold points. We will have a Swiss team Pro-Am game and pot luck on Sunday, October 28. Come and play. We’ll pick a team for you and give you a chance at a bit of gold. Check out all the club appreciation games on the calendar.
There are several changes to our club schedule. Bob Durbrow is taking over from Kay Chrisman on Saturday afternoon. You can call him about the game at 779-7460.
The Tuesday evening 99er game will start at 6:30 pm.
The Thursday morning game is canceled.
The top players in the Oakhurst game for September were Ken Doig, followed by Wally Wallace, Burke Zane, Jim Luther, Claire Molnar, and Ken Sommers. The top player at the Fresno Center for September was Maggie Mahaffey, followed by Gerard Laquerriere, Bob Durbrow, and Ray April. Mark Stern leads for 2018, followed by Maggie Mahaffey, Lowell Gist, and Bob Durbrow. Steve Johnson led the 99ers for September, followed by Pam Pigg, Rita Gladding, and Mary Claire Ewing. Steve leads for 2018, followed by Pam, Jonel Mueller, and Mary Claire Ewing.
Playing in the World Championships in Orlando is an awesome experience. In the World Championship Series, held every four years, anyone can play. We played in senior (over 60 years old) teams and pairs. We played in two large ballrooms. Every table had a screen so you could see one opponent but not your partner or the other opponent. The tables were more than ten feet apart. Every table had its own stack of boards. Convention cards took hours to fill out, but no one ever looked at them. We were issued badges with our name, picture, country flag, player number and bar code. When we finished a session, we showed the bar code to the staff and our results printed out instantly. The Chinese youths were the best dressed. They all wore green jackets with black window-pane plaid pants (skirts for the girls) and matching ties. After a few days, they switched to blue blazers and white pants.
In the teams, we just needed to tie the last match to go into knockouts. We lost, so we played senior pairs the next day.
On the last session, we’d qualify for semifinals A if we were a little below 50%. We were a lot below 50%, so we moved to semi-finals B.
We needed to be 4th to make the finals, and we finally did it – 4th. The finals were fun but we finished a little below average – 19 out of 34 in the finals.
Congratulations to Michael and Debbie Rosenberg of District 21, who won the Mixed Teams.
1AB Laura Neville - Judy Shuster
2A Richard Meffley - Robert Durbrow
3/4 A 2/3B 1/2C Carol Miller - Carol Rodder
3/4 A 2/3B 1/2C Marion Austin - Don Austin
1 Dave Haberstich - Lowell Gist
2 Avis Morse - Richard Meffley
3 Don Austin - Marion Austin
1A Lowell Gist - Gerard Laquerriere
2/3A Mark Stern - Dave Haberstich
2/3A 1B Don Austin - Marion Austin
2B Mary Lou Pease - Judy Zimmerer
3B John McGregor - Patrick Carroll
1 Robert Durbrow - Laura Neville
2 Rosalie Jorgensen - Irene Whelchel
3 Howard Arquette - Margaret Mahaffey
1A Richard Meffley - Robert Durbrow
2A Mark Stern - Sally Anne Stern
3A William Glass - Wilson Wallace
1A Margaret Mahaffey - Mark Stern
2A Robert Durbrow - Belva Quattrin
3A1B Olivia Stockton - Susan Vildosola
2B John Simpson - Pat Simpson
3B1C John Oakshott - Peggy Oakshott
2C Judy Nibler - Angelina Heisdorf
3C Don Austin - Marion Austin
1A Laura Da Costa - Ray April
2A1B Anthony Toto - Wilson Wallace
3/4A Mark Stern - Dave Haberstich
3/4A 2B William Glass - John McGregor
3B Sally Anne Stern - Jane Bragg
1ABC Deb Petersen - M. Steve Johnson
2ABC Pamela Pigg - Rita Gladding
3A Patricia Creede - Angelina Heisdorf
3BC Larry Miller - Sydney Bluestone
Diane McDonough and Jim Luther
Wally Wallace and Burke Zane
Burke Zane and Ken Sommers
Al Ellis and Joni Roberts
Ken Doig and Wally Wallace (2)
Nancy Kyle and Annette Calhoun
Ken Doig and Claire Molnar
Ray April - Irene Whelchel
Victor Greener - Mark Stern
Lowell Gist - Gerard Laquerriere
Jim Mckoane - Judy Jessick
Gerard Laquerriere - Lowell Gist
Patrick Carroll - John McGregor
Gay and Larry Slates
Howard Arquette - Renee Laquerriere
Gary Nelson – June Oeser
Laura Neville - Rosalie Jorgensen [B]
Judy Jessick - Judy Nibler [B]
Judy Zimmerer - Irene Whelchel[B]
Mary Lou Pease - Jane Bragg [C]
Peter Weber - Dick Powell [C]
Judy Zimmerer - Irene Whelchel [C]
Judy Shuster - Carol Miller [C]
1/3 Joycelyn Kauder
1/3 M. Steve Johnson
1/3 Gary Nelson
4 Mary Lou Pease
Kathleen Coit - William Coit
Jerry F. Noga - John Hempel
Sandra Beebe - Judy Pardun [C]
Madeline Lynes - Jocelyn Neville
Margot Cegielski - M. Steve Johnson 
Clint Hudson - Julia Kendall
Clint Hudson - Jackie Sterios
Brenda Ward - Walt Kelso
Alvin Fred Schellack - Barbara Gaudin [B]
Lynda Moller - Nicki Gram [C]
Steve Johnson - Margot Cegielski 
M. Steve Johnson - Margot Cegielski
Alvin Fred Schellack - Walt Kelso [B]