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Precision Club

      I've played bridge over half my life...
   The lesser half I wasted.--roy
   Chinese Chop for Roy

Roy Wilson --                
626 340-9575

Unit President:   
Jan Wickersham
626 487-4014
Unit Historian:   
Mike Marcucci
818 903-2471
Unit Game & BBO Director:  
Mojo - Morris Jones
818 695-6114
Friendship Chairman:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
Unit 559 Webmaster:
Roy Wilson
626 340-9575


Arcadia Bridge Center Time Game
Diane Gulbrandsen     626 445-3797     Home: 626 357-1590
  Monday    Noon         Open Game    
  Tuesday    11:00 AM         Open Game    
  Wednesday    Closed           No Game    
  Thursday    7:15 PM         Open Game    
  Friday    11:00 AM         Open Game    
  Saturday    10:30 AM         Rookie Game    
  Saturday    1:00 PM         Open Game    
Pasadena Bridge Club       Schedule    
Mojo Jones     626 247-4457
Regency Bridge Club Time Game
Adam Barron     323 318-4308
  Thursday    12:30 PM         Open Game    
Unit Game Time Game
  Sunday     Mar 26    12:30 PM           ABC Flighted    
  Sunday     Apr 23    12:30 PM           ABC Flighted    

B U L L E T I N   B O A R D
Information for Unit 559 Members






You will learn more bridge from losing to good players
than you will from winning against poor players.

Today is the first day of Spring...
It's the equinox.

Precision Class
It looks like about nine players want to learn how to use the Precision bidding system, so we will have our first class on Saturday afternoon, April 8.  If you would like to join us, let me know.  The class is free and I will provide the handouts and notes.
    Roy Wilson - 626 340-9575

STaC Game
Our unit game at the end of this month will be be a STaC game...
That's a Sectional Tournament at Clubs and the masterpoint awards will be silver points, with a chance to win 20 or more of 'em.
The game will be scored locally as well as across the district.  Sunday, March 26, at the Arcadia Bridge Center.
    Pasadena Bride Club
    Mojo announced that he is willing to hold a STaC game during the week before the unit game,
    but he needs to know that there will be enough players - Call him!     626 247-4457

Red and Gold
Four days to win both red and gold points!  It's the Hollywood Magic Regional on-line at BBO.
This tournament will run for four days from March 23 to March 26.   Note: Posted times below are West Coast times.
  • Daily Two-Session Event at 4:15 and 7:15
  • Daily Intermediate/Newcomer Events at 1:15 and 4:30
  • Daily Side Games at 1:15
Stray Words of Wisdom
If you overcall 1NT with the same hand you would open 1NT you will often
have to play the contract with a dead dummy.  You don't take many tricks
when you have to lead from your hand everytime you are in.  A suggestion
is that players should find a better use for the one notrump overcall.  Some
players use that particular overcall to describe a two-suited hand with the
Top & Bottom suits.  Michaels takes care of the two top suits and the Unusual
Notrump describes the two lowest suits, but what do you do with a two-suiter
that you cannot describe with either of those two agreements?

The Notrump Zone - Danny Kleinmann

Anaheim Sectional
Well, actually it's in Garden Grove at the United Methodist Church,
and will be the weekend of March 30 - April 1.
The address is 12741 Main Street in Garden Grove.

San Diego Regional
Hey, a full week of bridge!  And the points are both Red and Gold.
    Mission Valley Mariott
    8757 Rio San Diego Drive
    San Diego, CA
    619 692-3800
    April 3-9

    District 22 Newsletter

Unit Historian:   
Do you have an old photo or other memorbilia from our past that you can share with us?  Please consider giving a copy to Mike.
Mike Marcucci
818 903-2471
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.

How to Find Our Club on the BBO Website
When you log on, you are at the Home screen.  Click on Competitive and then click on All Tournaments.   There's a Search Box at the top, on the right... Simply type in a few letters or numbers that will help identify what you are looking for:   23 is sufficient for District 23, and 556 is enough for Unit 556.  You can use Pasa or 559 for our virtual club.

BBO Virtual Club  --   Our unit members can play in a virtual club game set up by Mojo and Paula...



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Status Change for our Members
New Members
Jane Crane   Pasadena
Transferred In
Beth Wechsler   New York
Advanced in Rank - 2  
Dr Terre Osterkamp  Club Master  
Ming Hu  Sectional Master  
Deceased   Mary Brow   

Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month
Other information is updated monthly
The link on the left will take you
to the ACBL website where you
will find the official requirements
for each rank.
Unit 559 Active Members
Click the rank below for a list
Master Points    
No color points needed
No color points needed
No color points needed
5+ silver points
15+ silver points and 5+ gold points
25+ silver and 20+ red/gold/platinum
(5 must be gold or platinum)
50+ silver and 50+ red/gold/platinum
(25 must be gold or platinum)
75+ silver and 100+ red/gold/platinum
(50 must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 750 points
Life Master with at least 1000 points
(200+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
Life Master with at least 1500 points
(300+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
Life Master with at least 2500 points
(500+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
Life Master with at least 3500 points
700+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(350+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 5000 points
1000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(500+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 7500 points
1500+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(750+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 10,000 points
2000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(1000+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 10,000 points
2000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(1000+ must be gold or platinum)
Must have a victory in an eligble event
March Total Membership  357

  Bridge Lessons
  Are you looking for a bridge teacher?

  Our unit has four of the very best!

Mojo - Morris Jones
Claudia Elmes
Zack Vedro
Lisa Walker

  Maybe you would like to become a certified bridge teacher?  
  take a look at the American Bridge Teacher's Association.
  Visit their website:    ABTA


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