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You probably already knew this, but there will not be a unit game this Sunday...

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

Roy Wilson -- Contact:            
626 340-9575

Club Managers and Directors Support
(Or are you a player with a question?)
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.
855 275-7629      Need help with the Common Game?   941 404-6600

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Friendship Chairman:   
Rosemary Schroeder
626 449-6346
714 349-5535 - Cell
Unit Game Director:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Unit President:   
Jan Wickersham
626 487-4014
San Marino Bridge Club:  
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Art and Diane Gulbrandsen
626 445-3797
626 357-1590 - home
Unit 559 Webmaster:
Roy Wilson
626 340-9575
Darn... No unit game in April.     Come back next month.
The District website has published the March News Letter!  The link is below.



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


Yesterday, BBO had more than 45,000 players on line and their servers overloaded.  Wow... in normal times their peak attendance is about 10,000, so if you are a new player at "The Only Game in Town" bear with them.

District News
The District News Letter for April is on line...   There's a link above.

An Odd Hand...
Well, I have played this game for more than 50 years, but, like you, I still find odd and unusual hands...   Tom Lill, of Pomona has one in his column in the District news...
Losing Trick Count is only accurate when you have found a fit... There's no fit above, but suppose you swap the West and North hands.. East gets a 6 point dummy instead of a 14 point hand, but he has a fit.
    Yep... LTC is pretty accurate!  East can make his slam with a far worse dummy than the actual hand!

New Feature For Our Website...
Down below, on the left side, there is a new link which will allow you to read our monthly Bridge Bulletin.  You can even turn the pages with your mouse!  (Note:  District 22 has a great website for bridge players, and this reader is on their site.)

Grand Nationals Team Games
The GNT, which was scheduled for this month in Long Beach, has been delayed until August.  For more information, call Jeff Grotenhuis, at 310 600-4275 (or send him an email:   jeffgro@gmail.com)

I found this on the District 22 website, but I had to correct some names...

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.

Unit Game
Our next Unit game is scheduled for Sunday, April 5, but it most likely will not be held.

We have a unit game generally on the first Sunday of each month.  The card fees are $10.00 and students may play free.  The game has three flights, A, B and C.  There is also a separate section for 499ers for thos players who prefer to play there.

The fee for seniors over the age of 90 is $5.00.  Gametime is 12:30 and lunch is available at 12:00.
    The location is the San Marino Bridge Club
    1800 Huntington Drive
    San Marino
There is a map link below.

If you want to request a N/S or you need a partner, call Miriam Harrington:     626 232-0558

Our Director is Marie Nimmrich.  626 448-3304     mareeelizabeth@aol.com

    John Waken Flyer


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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     Number 
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
New Members
Transferred In
Jane Archer Arcadia
Liieselotte Stockmann Duarte
Transferred Out
Stanley Majcher Pomona-Covina
Joesph Viola Chatanooga TN
Advanced in Rank - 2 New Rank   
Mike Allen Junior Master
Tom Reynolds Gold Life Master
April Total Membership  451

Local Tournament Schedule
 Apr 6 - 12 
 Apr 23 - 25 
 May 22 - 24 
 May 29 - 31 
 Jun 29 -Jul 5 
 Aug 1 - 2 

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