ACBL Unit 559

ACBL Services for Members:   662-253-3191

Welcome to our unit's website!

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      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 Game Director:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
Unit Game & BBO Director:  
Mojo - Morris Jones
818 695-6114
Friendship Chairman:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Diane Gulbrandsen
626 445-3797
626 357-1590 - home
Unit 559 Webmaster:
Roy Wilson
626 340-9575

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


Arcadia Bridge Center Time Game
  Monday   12:00 Noon      Open Game
  Tuesday   11:00 AM       Open Game
  Wednesday;     Closed       - - - - - -
  Thursday     7:15 PM       Open Game
  Friday   11:00 AM       Open Game
  Saturday   10:30 AM       Rookie Game  
  Saturday     1:00 PM       Open Game
  Sunday     Closed       - - - - - -
  Unit Game - Sunday    12:30 PM      Sept 25
  Unit Game    12:30 PM      Oct 9
  Unit Game    12:30 PM      Oct 23
  Unit Game    12:30 PM      Nov 13
  Unit Game    12:30 PM      Dec 11
  Regency Bridge Club   Time Game
  Thursday      12:00 Noon     Open Game

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.

Unit Game - Winners

Congratulations to Ming Hu and Sherry Warmuth.... they won flights A, B and C in the unit game, and were also first overall!
(Ming has 7 masterpoints and Sherry has 29.  Congratulations again!)

Riverside Sectional - Next Weekend
Here's an opportunity to get those silver points... The Riverside tournament will be held on the weekend of September 30 to October 2.

What do You Bid?
Let's say your partner opens 1NT, and you hold this hand:
Hmmm.. do you see the problems here?
    It's quite possible that your partner has the heart king and could easily have the ace and king of clubs.  That's a lay-down grand slam, right?  How are you gonna find out about those specific cards?

    Let's suppose you try Gerber and partner tells you he has one ace.  Is that the worthless ace of diamonds or is it the valuable ace of clubs?  Gerber does not seem to be the right call with this hand.

    Maybe you could transfer to hearts and then cue bid spades?  I betcha your partner would take that as a 2-suited hand and either rebid 3NT or jump to four spades.  Neither of those bids will help you, right?  But if the auction does go this way, your next bid will probably be Blackwood and you have the same problem that Gerber gave you - If partner has only one ace, is it the good one or the bad one?

Having reached a very old age, I am pleased to
have someone call me who is concerned about me.
He is from India, and is worried about my car warranty.

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.

The next unit game is Sunday, September 11 at 12:30.  The location is the Arcadia Bridge Center.

    Game time is 12:30 and you do not need a mask, but proof of vaccination is required.
    Be sure to call Miriam Harrington for a reservation:     626 232-0558

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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Transferred In
Donna Hardy   Altadena  
Advanced in Rank - 2   New Rank   
Cathy Martin  Gold Life Master  
Nancy Nakanishi  Bronze Life Master  

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
September Total Membership  369

  Bridge Lessons
  Are you looking for a bridge teacher?

  Our unit has two of the very best!
Mojo - Morris Jones
Claudia Elmes

  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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