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I've played bridge half my life...    The other half I wasted.--roy   

Friendship Chairman:   
Bernie Mateer
626 256-1302
Unit Game Director:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626-434-5222 - Cell
Unit Column Reporter:
Marty Weiss
626 432-1855
201-602-6963 - Cell
Roy Wilson
626 332-0350
626 340-9575 - Cell
Unit President:   
Mary Falvey
626 359-0271
San Marino Bridge Club:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626-434-5222 - Cell
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Art and Diane Gulbrandsen
626 445-3797

A Useful Treatment
Your partner opens 1NT and you hold this hand:
This is the hand that Mr. Sam Stayman had in mind when he said we should bid 2 to ask partner if he has a 4-card major, right?  But when you do, your LHO doubles for a club lead.  Seems like that happens pretty often, at least it happens to me on a regular basis.  To make matters worse, your partner bids 2 showing a 4-card spade suit.  Now what?  Jump to 3NT?

Most all of us play the Western Cuebid to ask partner for a stopper in the opponent's suit, but usually not in this bidding sequence, although it seems like a useful treatment for the bid.
       Rebid 3 as a question to partner...  "Do you have a stopper in clubs?"
Sometimes, even when you have enough points to play 3NT, it's a good idea to stay out of that contract!

Unit Game
Our next unit game is Sunday, May 4
Game time is 1:00
The location is the San Marino Bridge Club in the San Marino Community Center next door to the New Library at the corner of Huntington Drive and West Avenue.
Any unit member who is at least 90 years old or is a teenager can play free in most games.

Our Director is Marie Nimmrich.  626 448-3304
Mike Marcucci is the Board Member responsible for the Unit game.   626 281-2179

Unit 559 Membership
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month
Other information is updated monthly
Active Members Master Points     Number    
0-5  43
5-20  42
20-50  94
50-100  45
100-200  28
200+  19
300+   0
500+  20
500-1000  36
1000-2500  54
2500-5000  22
5000-7500   5
7500-10,000   2
10,000+   0
10,000++   1
New Members
Jean Blasiar
David Donahue
Page Haralambos
Stephen Lebowitz
Lynn Rapaport
Pamela Simone
Patricia Smith
Transferred Out
James Dixon Pomona - Covina
Donald Garner Palm Springs
Margie Lee Palm Springs
Karen Tsoulas Pomona - Covina
Zack Vedro West Los Angeles
William Warren Diablo Valley
Advanced in Rank New Rank     
Richard Siefert Junior Master  
David Cheng Club Master  
Diane Reynolds Club Master  
Liang Fan Sectional Master  
Linda Ananea Bronze Life Master  
April Total Membership  411
Local Tournament Schedule
    Dates            ACBL Complete Calandar
 Apr 14 - 20        San Diego Regional
 May 2 - 4        Oceanside Sectional
 May 24 - 26        La Jolla Sectional
 May 31 - Jun 1        Balboa Sectional
 Jun 9 - 15        Riverside Regional
 Jun 20 - 22        Big Bear Lake Sectional
 Jun 27 - 28        Escondido Sectional
 Jun 30 - Jul 6        Long Beach Regional
        On-Line        BBO and VuGraph

The Elizabeth House
Unit 559 donates funds to the Elizabeth House

Charity for Unit 559   

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