Monday Afternoon Bridge
12/02. 1st Mel Huser, 2nd Helen Goheen, 3rd Mary Jo Howe
12/09. 1st Mary Jo Howe, 2nd Nan Atchley, 3rd Barb Davis
12/16. 1st Nan Atchley, 2nd Betty Nobling, 3rd Marlys Haslow
12/23. 1st (tie) Nan Atchley and Bob Weeder, 3rd Judy O’Neil
12/30. 1st Mel Huser, 2nd Judy O’Neil, 3rd Rachel Anderson
Wednesday Morning Mixed Bridge
12/04. 1st Bob Namon, 2nd Chris Nechvatal, 3rd Sandy Bullock
12/11. 1st Karlene Garn, 2nd Dave Davis, 3rd Ken Haslow
12/18. 1st Bob Namon, 2nd Carol Dawley, 3rd Jeanne LewisWednesday Evening Bridge
Wednesday Evening Bridge
12/04. 1st Barb Ott and Rachel Anderson, 2nd June Preder and Bob Namon, 3rd Adele Johnson and Beth Miller
12/11. 1st Lita and Walt Mills, 2nd Karlene Garn and Mel Huser, 3rd June Preder and Bob Namon
12/18. 1st Sue and Ron Kaat, 2nd Jackie Huyghebaert and Lil MacPherson, 3rd Laurel and Mike McDonough
Friday Afternoon Bridge
12/06. 1st Melvin Huser, 2nd Ron Mrgala, 3rd Arlie Mulder
12/13. 1st Larry Schoenborn, 2nd Beth Miller, 3rd Barb Ott
12/20. 1st Tor Thorsen, 2nd Dorothy Sykes, 3rd Carol Dawley
12/27. 1st Rose Brown, 2nd Beth Miller, 3rd Sharon Wold
SunBird Duplicate Bridge
12/05. 1st Connie Robertshaw and Katherine Gibbs, 2nd Larry and Lennie Schoenborn, 3rd Carol Phillips and June Peder
12/12. North/South: 1st Ron and Donna Mitchell, 2nd (tie) Sharon and Barry Trojanoski and Dianna Wreford and Brian Turner, 3rd Carol Phillips and Chris Nechvatal; East/West: 1st Lennie and Larry Schoenborn, 2nd Lil MacPherson and June Preder, 3rd Rachel Anderson and Judy O’Neil
12/19. 1st (tie) Dorothy Sykes and Rose Brown and Katherine Gibbs and Connie Robertshaw, 2nd Mary Jo and Chet Howe, 3rd Helen Goheen and Lois Schmidt
12/26. 1st Connie Robertshaw and Katherine Gibbs, 2nd Linnie and Larry Schoenborn, 3rd Dianna Wreford and Brian Turner
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club
The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club games are now held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church (23914 S. Alma School Road). Open games are held on Monday at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 1:30 p.m., and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. except the second Saturday of the month which starts at 12:30 p.m. There also is a Novice game Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time!
If you are in need of a partner for any open games, please contact the Players’ Pairs Assistants, Eileen Utter at email@example.com or phone 802-8300 or Carol Warner at 618-514-0566. Please try the email first if you have access to a computer. Fees for the game are $6/person if you are a member of the club or $7/person if not a club member.
Congratulations to Chuck Quenneville and Louis Quiggle with a 71.20% game.
12/03. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Cynthia O’Neil and Pennie Vales, (1st in C) Judy Baur and Roseanne Rinderknecht; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Allan Deserpa, (1st in B) Kitty Larson and Kathy Markham
12/04. N/S: (1st in A*) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in A* and B) Cynthia O’Neil and Pennie Vales; E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and John Euler, (1st in B) Eileen Utter and James Utter
12/06. N/S: (1st in A and B) Carol Warner and Andrea Miller; E/W: (1st in A) Maurice Evans and Vernon Evans, (1st in B) W. Lakin Hines and Jim Wart, (1st in A, B, and C) Barry Siegwart and Andi Parham; E/W: (1st in A) Larry Anfinson and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B and C) Linda Smith and Pauline Boyd
12/10. N/S: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Susan Barnett, (1st in B) James Nulty and Randi Nulty, (1st in C) Raji Raman and Nat Raman; E/W: (1st in A and B) Donna Hofer and Bob Borengasser, (1st in C) Carolyn Stevens and Sid Stevens
12/11. N/S: (1st in A and B) Donna Hofer and Kitty Larson; E/W: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Bob Borengasser, (1st in B) James Wang and Charles Quenneville
12/13. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) W. Lakin Hines and Jim Wart, (1st in C) Roger Rinderknecht and Roseanne Rinderknecht; E/W: (1st in A) Bob Borengasser and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) Paul Kmetty and William Stone
12/15. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Catero and Eugene Condon, (1st in B and C) Craig Holstad and James Libby; E/W: (1st in A and B) Jim Callison and William Stone, (1st in C) Cheryl Verlander and Frank Maresso
12/17. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and John Euler, (1st in B) Don Pratt and Donna Pratt, (1st in C) Ginny Troin and Barbara Castro; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) D Larry Frink and Eric Larson
12/18. N/S: (1st in A) Lilian Yee and Sik Tong Yee, (1st in B) Clifford Hudson and Kay Johnson, (1st in C) Bonnie Butler and Margaret Tam; E/W: (1st in A and B) Andrea Miller and Cynthia Bohland, (1st in C) Joan Indvik and Merle Indvik
12/20. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Kitty Larson and Eric Larson, (1st in C) Cheri Zosel and Thomas Zosel; E/W: (1st in A and B) W. Lakin Hines and Jim Wart, (1st in C) Raji Raman and Nat Raman
12/22. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B and C) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann; E/W: (1st in A) Vernon Evans and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) William Stone and Paul Glick
12/27. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Janis Holle, (1st in C) Maria Davis and Anne Newman; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Kathy Ronquist and Cynthia O Neil
12/29. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B and C) Alan Behr and Janet Rauscher; E/W: (1st in A) Eugene Condon and Richard Catero, (1st in B and C) Andi Parham and Barry Siegwart
* indicates a tie
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Opportunities for Novice and Intermediate Players
Winter is in full swing, and many of our winter-only visitors have arrived and joined our year-round residents at the bridge table. The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club provides several opportunities each week that are geared specifically for beginner, novice, or intermediate players. All games are played at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road. Cost is $6 for members of the club and $7 for non-members. Contact Karin Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the intermediate/novice program.
Beginners: Thursday mornings at 8:15 a.m. This game is for new players and those with less than 99 ACBL masterpoints. Director Maria Davis gives a short 15-minute lesson followed by the play of hands that are set up to reinforce the lesson. Instructors are on hand to answer individual questions and assist you during the bidding. Contact Anne Newman at email@example.com for more information.
Be a recruiter for the beginner (99er) game! Club members with 100+ masterpoints who bring a new player to the beginner (99er) Thursday morning game and partner with the “recruit” that morning will receive a “Free Play” for a limited or open game at the club. The recruit will pay the $7 non-member fee. The member will play free that morning, but will not be eligible for points in the beginner game.
Novice Players: Saturdays at 9 a.m. This game follows ACBL structure and is limited to established players who have less than 199 masterpoints. You must have a partner for this game. Prior to the Saturday 199er games, Kathy Garrett will be continuing her mini-seminars on Most Common Director Calls. She has new talks planned and then will repeat the initial subjects for anyone who missed out earlier in the season. Plan to arrive by 8:20 a.m.
Novice and Intermediate Players: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. This game is limited to players who have less than 499 masterpoints. Partners are required.
It gets busy during the winter months at the bridge club, so here are a few reminders to help the games flow smoothly during the high season: 1.) Be on time!! This means checking in approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the game. Make sure you are aware that your partner is planning to join you. It is very frustrating for a director to make all the seating assignments and then find out a pair is missing. 2.) Know your masterpoints. Every attempt is made by the directors to ensure that stratification and seeding are balanced. Knowing the total masterpoints of the partnership is helpful. 3.) Have a completed convention card that matches your partner. This is not just a suggestion… it is an ACBL rule. Make it a point to meet with your partner before the game to fill out a complete convention card. 4.) Keep up with the clock. During the game, movement it is important to stay on time. Failure to do so can mean that your pair will not be able to play the final board in the round. If everybody helps to follow these reminders and suggestions, our games at the Sun Lakes Bridge Club will run smoothly and be more enjoyable for everyone.
Speaking of enjoyable, the following intermediate and novice pairs really enjoyed some great games during the month of December: Carol Hannon and Mary Ryan had the top game in the beginner (99er) group on Thursday, Dec. 19, with a score of 71.64%. In the Saturday, 199er game, Dennis and Carol Hannon had the top score of 63.89% on Dec. 14. And in the 499er group, Gerald and Donna Smith came in first on Tuesday, Dec. 10 with a score of 68.49%. Congratulations to these fine players.
12/04. N/S: (1st in A) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler, (1st in B) Sharon Graham and Jeanne Price, (1st in C) Nick Klauer and Linda White; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Don Murray and Alanna Mack
12/06. N/S: (1st in A and B) James Libby and Lindalee Jurgens; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Floyd Jones and Gerald Smith
12/11. N/S: (1st in A and B) Vicki Aubrey and Rita Myrann; E/W: (1st in A and B) Jeanette Fletcher and Susan Welker, (1st in C) Russell Difrancisca and Heather Merkin
12/13. N/S: (1st in A) Margaret Tam and Barbara Hewitt, (1st in B) Sharon Graham and Keith Welker, (1st in C) Susan Miller and Kay Kennedy; E/W: (1st in A) Floyd Jones and James Gowan, (1st in B) Helen Hughes and Jack Holme
12/18. N/S: (1st in A) Betty Santa and William Reisenbuchler, (1st in B) Garry Keister and Cynthia Cantor, (1st in C) Kathleen Garrett and Tony Garrett; E/W: (1st in A and B, and C) Lloyd Brown and Wendy Brown
12/20. N/S: (1st in A, B, and C) Susan Miller and Yogi Patel; E/W: (1st in A) Harvey Lowe and Cheryl Verlander, (1st in B) Patrick Kiely and Patricia Kiely
12/27. N/S: (1st in A and B) Kim Bauer and Betty Tuttle; E/W: (1st in A and B) Judy Lamers and Jeanette Fletcher, (1st in C) Yogi Patel and Susan Miller