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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.
855 275-7629

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
909-641-3790 - 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

No Game
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.

Gold Point
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.

Impossible Spade
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 Waken sectional.   There are three clubs in our unit - The San Marino Bridge Club, the BridgeMojo Club and the Arcadia Bridge Center.

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)



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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  65
5-20  59
20-50  97
+ color points
100-200  25
200+  26
300+   6
500+  17
500-1000  35
1000+  24
1500+  23
2500+  17
3500+  10
5000-7500   10
7500-10,000   1
10,000+   2
10,000++   1
New Members
Mike Allen San Gabriel
Liza Billington Pasadena
Raymond Boncato Pasadena
Cory Brendel Pasadena
David Harris Sierra Madre
Diane Harris Sierra Madre
Peggy Lennon South Pasadena
Michael Levine Sierra Madre
Melanie McDaniel La Canada
Mary Nafisi La Canada
William Shaw La Canada
Richard Tom South Pasadena
Sherry Warmuth Pasadena
Jeof Wyrick La Canada
Transferred Out
Susan Jones Manahawkin NJ
Roselyn Teukolsky Ithaca NY
Saul Teukolsky Ithaca NY
Advanced in Rank New Rank    5
Carl Lundgren Junior Master
Gregory Tsien Sectional Master
Sophia Chang Regional Master
Zu Ming Cheng Life Master
Thomas Stephenson Bronze Life Master
June Total Membership  463

Local Tournament Schedule
  June 29 - August 1  
  July 2-8
  July 27-29
  August 17-19
  August 25-26
  September 3-9
  September 15-16
  September 22-23

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