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626 340-9575

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

Precision Club Precision Club Precision Club

Age 17, 44 and 88                                          

Unit President:   
Lisa Walker
818 321-1789
Unit Historian:   
Mike Marcucci
818 903-2471
Unit Game & BBO Director:  
Mojo - Morris Jones
818 695-6114
Friendship Chairman:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304

B U L L E T I N   B O A R D
  Arcadia Bridge Center Time Game
  Diane Gulbrandsen     626 445-3797     Home: 626 357-1590
  Monday    Noon         Open Game    
  Tuesday    11:00 AM         Open Game    
  Wednesday    Closed           No Game    
  Thursday    7:15 PM         Open Game    
  Friday    11:00 AM         Open Game    
  Saturday    1:00 PM         Open Game    
  Pasadena Bridge Club   Schedule
  Mojo Jones     626 247-4457
  Regency Bridge Club Time Game
  Adam Barron    323 318-4308  
  Thursday    12:30 PM         Open Game    
Unit Game - Sunday 12:30 Game
  Pasadena Bridge Club      Mar 03         Election Party  
  Arcadia Bridge Center      Mar 17           ABC Flighted    
Sectionals Regionals Nationals

        Information for Members
                  of Unit 559







Our unit games are held twice a month on
Sundays, and the first game is at the Pasadena
Bridge Club while the second one is at the
Arcadia Bridge Center.

You will learn more bridge from losing to good players
than you will from winning against poor players.

Stray Words of Wisdom
Probably some of the most complex set of agreements
we use are those after partner opens 1NT.  Would you
like to simplfy them and still have a useful set of bids?
These agreements are played by a minority of Precision
players and a few ACOL players.  I have not yet seen 2/1
players use this agreement.
    Opening Bid: 1NT
  • The point-count range is 15-16 - No 4-card major
  • No Stayman and no Transfer bids
  • All 2-level responses are natural and non-forcing
  • A raise to 2NT is either both minors or both majors

If responder raises to 2NT showing either both minors
or both majors, the opener bids 3 to ask "Which?"
Responder rebids 3NT with both minors, but with both
majors he either bids his best one or if they are about
equal he rebids 3.  Opener gets to choose.
    Roy Wilson - DLM

Election Party
The unit Election Party is this coming Sunday!
Be sure you have a reservation... The game will be at the Pasadena Bridge Club, and game time is 12:30.
    Miriam Harrington     626 232-0558

Both Red and Gold Next Week
The ACBL and BBO are hosting the Hollywood Magic Regional on-line next week.   March 5-8.

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
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, our
Holiday party and the annual John Waken sectional.

How to Find Our virtual Club on the BBO Website
Our unit members can play in a virtual club game set up by Mojo and Paula...
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 559 is enough for Unit 559.
You can use either the abbreviated Pasa or 559 for our virtual club.
    BBO:   BudWilson



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Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month.
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
February Total Membership  369

Updated each month after the 5th
Status Change for our Members
Updated each month after the 5th
New Member
Barbara Clark   Pasadena
Kenneth Farley   Pasadena
Transferred In
Cameron Ross Jr   Sierra Madre
Saul Teukolsky   New York
Transferred Out
David Raymond Big Bear City
Advanced in Rank - 4  
Kim Ebner  Life Master  
Nina Huang  Life Master  
Andrew Rottenbach  Bronze Life Master  
Mike Marcucci  Gold Life Master  
Deceased   James Erpenbach   
  Lieselotte Stockmann   

    Looking for a certified bridge teacher?    
  Morris Jones
  Claudia Elms
  Zack Vedro
  Lisa Walker
  American Bridge Teachers Association   ABTA  

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