I've played bridge over half my life... The lesser half I wasted.--roy
Roy Wilson -- My email address:
Club Managers and Directors Support Do you need help with a ruling, scoring or an administrative question?
The ACBL has a toll-free number available from 8:00 AM until midnight.
Click the club link below if you are looking for game results.
(The Arcadia Bridge Center does not provide on-line results.)
Friendship Chairman: Linda Stuart 909-592-6800
909-641-3790 - Cell
Unit Game Director: Marie Nimmrich 626 448-3304
626-434-5222 - Cell
WebMaster: 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
There will not be a morning game on Wednesday, the 4th of July, at the San Marino Bridge Club. Find a good BBQ spot
and watch some fireworks.
Instant Matchpoint Game to be held on Monday, July 9, at San Marino.
Gold points will be awarded to section winners. The remaining points will be ½ red and ½ black and
will be 81.8% of sectionally rated events; There will be overall and district awards. (First overall will
receive 20 points; overall points are awarded 10 places.) Card fees are $12 per person. Hand records
will be available, and detailed analysis of each hand AND your own matchpoints scored on the hand will be on this
web site following the game.
Do you play this? If not, you should consider it. Suppose you open 1 and your partner
responds 1NT, forcing... that denies a four-card spade suit, right?
Now, suppose that you rebid a minor, which most players agree denies holding a 6-card heart suit.
Something odd happens... Your partner rebids 2 Hmmm... what's that?
Sounds impossible, right?
Okay - and suppose you are playing the Impossible Spade agreement. Your partner's
2 call told you that his hand just went up in value - He has a terrific hand in support of
your minor. Without this agreement your partner would have jumped to a high level in your minor.
Your partner's hand might look like either of these two hands.
The above is probably all that most players know about this agreement, but there is a bit more...
If you open a 6-card heart suit and repeat it after partner bids 1NT, your partner's Impossible Spade bid should warn
you that he has a void in hearts and does not have four spades. he is suggesting that a minor suit contract would
probably be best. He probably has at least 5-5 in the minors.
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
There are three clubs in our unit - The San Marino Bridge Club, the BridgeMojo Club and the Arcadia
Our next unit game will be on Sunday, July 01. 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)
WEB PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE
Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month
Other information is updated monthly