Volume LXXI No. 7
Thursday, July 11
We’re trying a new event – a one-day sectional for players with fewer than 750 masterpoints. The event will be Thursday, July 11 at 1:00 pm. Be prepared to win silver points.
We raised almost $3,000. You can still contribute on-line to the Alzheimer’s Association – just follow instructions on our home page.
Easybridge lessons will end July 27. A new series of beginning lessons will start at the beginning of September. Clovis Adult lessons will be held at the Bridge Center on Tuesday nights from August 27 to October 22. Be sure to let your friends know when beginning bridge starts up again.
I didn’t run a Statement of Financial Position, (AKA the Balance Sheet) or a Statement of Financial Income and Expenses (AKA the Profit and Loss Statement) this month. I admit to being confused by the fact that the board was going to take one month off from its regular meetings in the summer. I knew it was going to be one of the “J” months. I thought June, but it will be July. And the board meeting was held two days after the Longest Day, and with other conflicts, I just couldn’t get the statements together in time.
However, I have been monitoring the finances and I can report that everything is in order. The board reviewed the latest bank statements so they can confirm it. Roughly the expected amounts were deposited and there were no surprise expenses. I should say there were a couple of one-time
expenditures this month. The center had to replace the 10-year old computer that was recording games and the same with the printer. But we have plenty of cushion to cover these expenses.
The Longest Day raised over $2800 for Alzheimer’s Association and there is a rumor that it will be matched. And there are still some donations coming in on-line. I’ll leave most of the details of Longest Day activities for other’s to report (like Mary Lou Pease’s television appearance.) My last Longest Day detail to report is that Mun won the ALZ tee-shirt with the largest box donation. It will be presented to her the next time she runs one of her lessons (unless she wants to dig it out of the storage closet.)
If you have any questions about our finances, please ask me. Look for the next fund raisers and keep having fun. Play Nice so that everyone’s time at the center is enjoyable.
PLACES and FACES
We had several winners at the recent Sacramento regional. Steve Johnson and Ed Hampton were second and fifth in the 299er pairs. Avis Morse was fifth in flight B of one side game and fourth in another. Richard Meffley and Bill Glass won the Senior Swiss teams. Anthony Toto was third in flight B of the Fast pairs. Well done!
Anthony Toto has new granddaughter – Josie Kate Toto born on June 6, 2019.
Congratulations to new advanced NABC master Cindy Tingey, regional master Jim Luther, sectional masters Ruby Buttereck, Fred Schellack, and Sandy OwYoung-Chu, and new junior masters Pat Heckathorn and Sandra Petrie.
Get well wishes go to George Dalition, who had a heart attack June 22. He is now home from the hospital.
WORLDWIDE BRIDGE CONTEST
1A Belva Quattrin - Robert Durbrow
2A Mark Stern - Victor Greener
3A1B James Sweet - William Glass
2B Debbie Kemp - James Bushman
1AB William Glass - Debbie Kemp
2A Victor Greener - Richard Meffley
2B Robert Durbrow - George Dalition
99ER WORLDWIDE PAIRS
1 Clint Hudson - Walt Kelso
2 Barry Katz - Brenda Ward
1A Laura Da Costa - Ray April
2A William Glass - Robert Durbrow
3/4A Steve Johnson - Richard Meffley
3/4A 1B Barbara Thacker - Patrick Carroll
2B Anthony Toto - Mun Takeda
3B Rosalie Jorgensen - Jim Mckoane
1A Patrick Carroll - Barbara Thacker
2A1B Carol Miller - Carol Rodder
3A2B Laura Da Costa - Avis Morse
1 Virginia Hailey - Barbara Diebert
2 Steve Johnson - George Dalition
1A Patricia Creede - Mary Lou Pease
2A1B John Oakshott - Peggy Oakshott
3A Deb Petersen - Paul Boyd
2B Mary Ann Clark - Mary Gullo
3B1C Pamela Pigg - Ann Keag
2C Steve Johnson - Debbie Kemp
3C Nancy Jones - Andrew Graves
299er CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1A Ann Keag - Steve Johnson
2A1B Barry Katz - Sandra White
2B Georgia Murach - Robert Heisdorf
1 William Glass
2 Mary Lou Pease
3 Edward Hampton
4 Marion Austin
5 George Dalition
Our 18th annual Non-Life Master sectional will be held next month. We’ll have pair games at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday, a pair game on Saturday at 2:30 pm, and Swiss teams on Sunday at 2:30 pm, plus a 99er game Saturday morning. It’s not too early to find a partner or get four players together for the Sunday Swiss teams.
We’re still waiting for instructions from ACBL for the Regional www.acbldistrict22.com/522/2019MP99-5.htmEvent At the Club House, July 28 to August 3. Clubs and players will need to sign up once to play. It will be similar to STAC games, but the points will be red and gold. If you need gold points to make Life Master, this will be a convenient way to get some without traveling.
North American Pair games continue in July and August. Winners receive red and black points and a chance to play in the Unit finals in November, plus the District 21 finals and possibly the national finals in Columbus, Ohio.
The top winners in June in Madera were Steve Johnson, followed by Carol Kaufman and George Dalition. Steve Johnson leads for the year, followed by Carol Kaufman, Barbara Diebert, and Gary Nelson.
The masterpoint leaders for June in Oakhurst were Burke Zane, Diane McDonough, Ken Doig, Nancy Hays, Ira Estin, and Hal Mendoza.
Laura Da Costa was the top point winner at the Fresno Bridge Center for May, followed by Victor Greener, Bill Glass, and Barbara Thacker. Victor Greener was the top winner for June, followed by Bill Glass, Mark Stern, Richard Meffley, Belva Quattrin, and Bob Durbrow. After six months, Bill Glass leads, followed by Victor Greener, Richard Meffley, Steve Johnson, and Ray April.
Jonel Mueller was the top 99er for May, followed by Rita Gladding, Walt Kelso, and Ruby Buttereck. Ann Keag topped the 99ers for June, followed by Sandra White, Walt Kelso, and Barry Katz. Pam Pigg leads for 2019 at the halfway point, followed by Ann Keag, Fred Schellack, and Walt Kelso. Jonel recently went over 100 master points, so our computer no longer lists her as a 99er. Congratulations!
Anthony Toto had a 75% game in the June Individual. Is that a record?
How do you like the new red bidding boxes with clean bidding cards? Try to keep them clean by cleaning your hands if you eat. We have napkins and wipes to help you.
WAYS TO MAKE BRIDGE LESS FUN
1 Discuss your opponents’ mistakes.
2 Discuss your partner’s mistakes.
3 Make people wait for you to lead while you write in your scorecard.
4 Make people wait for you to put down dummy while you write down the contract.
Ken Doig and Nancy Hays
Diane McDonough and Nancy Hays
Diane McDonough and Jim Luther (2)
Keith Sutherland and Burke Zane
Ira Estin and Hal Mendoza (2)
Karen McCartin and Paul Mertens
Burke Zane and Ken Sommers
Lowell Gist - Gerard Laquerriere
Mary Claire Ewing - Sandy OwYoung-Chu
William Glass - Ray April
Carol Rodder - Irene Whelchel
Carol Miller - Rosalie Jorgensen
Al Crane - Rosalie Jorgensen
Ray April - Laura Da Costa
Don Austin - Marion Austin
William Glass - Robert Durbrow
Victor Greener - Richard Meffley
William Glass - Ray April
Steve Johnson - Carol Kaufman
Gary Nelson - June Serio
Virginia Hailey - Barbara Diebert
Laura Neville - Ruth Christensen [B](2)
Judy Jessick - Rosalie Jorgensen [B]
Laura Da Costa - Carol Rodder[B]
Mary Claire Ewing - Sandy OwYoung-Chu
Judy Geary - Doris Myers
Nadine Nemechek - Donna Berman
Kathryn Miller - Barbara Wiedel
JoAnn Huebner - Marilyn J. Kendall [C]
Margot Cegielski - Ed Keller
Steve Johnson - June Serio
Tom Callahan - Julia Kendall
Alvin Fred Schellack - Margot Cegielski
Alvin Fred Schellack - Walt Kelso
Robert Heisdorf - Edward Hampton[B]
Patty Head - Ruth Ann Townsend [C]
Ed Keller - Margot Cegielski
Fred Schellack - Walt Kelso (2)
Robert Heisdorf - Ruth Ann Townsend [B]
John Cadwalader - Carol Fiorentino[B]
Pat Heckathorn - Sandy Petrie [B] (2)
Lynda Moller - Sandra White[B]