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Play in our unit game - This Sunday in San Marino - Game time is 1:00

  The San Marino Bridge Club and the Arcadia Bridge Center  

      I've played bridge half my life...    The other half I wasted.--roy   

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If you are looking for the game results for the San Marino Club, click the link below for the club.
The Arcadia Bridge Center does not provide game results.

Friendship Chairman:   
Linda Stuart
909-641-3790 - Cell
Unit Game Director:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626-434-5222 - Cell
Roy Wilson
626 340-9575
Unit President:   
Mary Falvey
626 359-0271
626 484-7169 - Cell
San Marino Bridge Club:  
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626-434-5222 - Cell
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Art and Diane Gulbrandsen
626 445-3797
Unit bridge game on Sunday, October 1, in San Marino - Lunch at 12:30 and game at 1:00

Our Unit Game
Come and play with us this Sunday at our unit game.  The event is flighted so everyone has a chance of winning and the masterpoint awards are larger than club games.  Good food, too!  Game time is 1:00 but the food is there at 12:30.

Non-Life Master Tournament
Still need those silver points to become a Life Master?  You can head down to San Juan Capistrano this weekend and compete against other non-life masters.  Check the link below for the schedule.

Two Open Sectionals
Next week there is a sectional at the Barrington Bridge Club in West Los Angeles.  You can see the schedule below and then you can open the Maps (2g) link to find the location of the Barrington Club.

There's also an open sectional out in Riverside on the same weekend.

New to the Modern System?
Are you still playing Standard American?  Well, the world has changed, my friend, and the better players have moved on to Two-Over-One or beyond.  If you are new to 2/1 you might be interested in the two questions discussed below:
  • Your partner opens a minor and you respond with a major.  He rebids 1NT.
    You jump to three of your major.  Is that a forcing bid or is it only invitational?

  • You open a minor suit and your partner bids 1.  You rebid 1NT.
    Your partner's next bid is 2 - a new suit.  Is that a forcing response or should you pass?
So... can you answer these two questions with authority?   If not, be sure to discuss this topic with your partner.

Pasadena-San Gabriel Unit 559
Our unit is one of nine in District 23 and we are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League.   We have an elected board of 12 members that meets monthly and is responsible for unit games and the annual John Waken sectional.   There are two clubs in our unit - The San Marino Bridge Club and the Arcadia Bridge Center.

Our next unit game will our be on Sunday, October 1.  Game time is 1:00.     The location is the San Marino Bridge Club - there's a map link below.

The card fees are $8.00.

If you want to request a N/S or you need a partner, call Richard Halverstadt:     818 790-2915   (Home)


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Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month
Other information is updated monthly
Active Members
Click the rank below for a list
Master Points     Number    
0-5  52
5-20  58
20-50  94
+ color points
100-200  28
200+  29
300+   3
500+  17
500-1000  38
1000+  20
1500+  27
2500+  15
3500+  13
5000-7500   8
7500-10,000   1
10,000+   2
10,000++   1
New Member
Joanne Kerner Pasadena
Transferred In
Gail Pirodsky North San Diego
Advanced in Rank New Rank    5
Chuofu Yu Junior Master
Claudia Henry NABC Master
Tim Lee NABC Master
Hanna Zhuang NABC Master
Faye Hsu Life Master
September Total Membership  451

Local Tournament Schedule
  September 30 - Oct 1 
  October 6-8 
  October 7-8 
  October 9-15 
  October 27-29 
  October 30 - Nov 5 
  November 23 - Dec 3 

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