Bridge Results

Monday Afternoon Bridge

Melvin Huser

June winners:

June 3: 1st, Rose Brown; 2nd, Bob Namon; 3rd, Mary Jo Howe.

June 10: 1st, Arley Mulder; 2nd, Rose Brown; 3rd Shirley Jackson.

June 17: 1st, Barb Davis; 2nd, Dave Davis; 3rd, Dorothy Syke.

June 24: 1st, Gunter Deflieze: 2nd, Carol Phillips; 3rd, Bob Hamon.

Wednesday Morning Mixed Bridge

Jeanne Lewis

June 5: 1st, Lita Mills; 2nd, Mel Huser; 3rd, Mary Jo Howe.

June 12: 1st, Shirley Clark; 2nd, Toni Greisiger.

June 19: 1st, Katherine Gibbs; 2nd, Toni Greisiger; 3rd, Trish Gunther.

June 26: 1st, Bob Namon; 2nd, Frank Nechvatal; 3rd, Rose Brown.

Friday Afternoon Bridge

Melvin Huser

June winners:

June 7: 1st, Barb Davis; 2nd, Shirley Jackson; 3rd Beth Hiller.

June 14: 1st, Barb Ott; 2nd, Melvin Huser; 3rd, Karlene Garn.

June 21: 1st, Dave Davis; 2nd, LaVonne Buland; 3rd, Rose Brown.

June 28: 1st,Bob Namon; 2nd, Katherine Gibbs; 3rd, Barb Ott.

Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge

Alan Behr

The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club hosts games at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church (23914 S Alma School Road). Open games are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. There also is a novice game on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and a 499ers game on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Both 499ers games are subject to having enough entries in the field. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time.

If you are in need of a partner for any of the open games, please contact the Players’ Pairs Assistants, Eileen Utter, Kay Kennedy and Carol Warner, at [email protected] Please try the email first if you have access to a computer. Fees for the game are $6.00 per person if you are a member of the club or $7.00 per person if not.

We would like to thank Richard Catero and Jim Wirt for initiating the Saturday “Splitz Blitz” program in which the advanced players are encouraged to play with those of lesser experience. This provides a great learning opportunity for those less-experienced players to learn from the better players. This will continue during the summer period. We would also thank the advanced players for joining in this endeavor. The dates for these games are July 6, Aug. 3, 17 and 31, and Sept. 7, 21 and 28.

Top games for this month are Dave Zapatka and Andi Parham with a 69.68% game, which ties with Donna Hofer and Marcia Aspinall. Great games!

E/W: (1st in A and B) Jim Wart and Charles Quenneville, (1st in C) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein

June 3, N/S: (1st in A) Paul Glick and Tod Mucci, (1st in B) Alan Behr and Colette Goldstein, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Beverly Lust; E/W: (1st in A) Richard Catero and Jim Wart, (1st in B and C) Frank Bost and Patricia Liddle

June 4, N/S: (1st in A) Judith Euler and John Euler, (1st in B) Cynthia Bohland and Janelle Gibson, (1st in C) Lindsay Cantoni and Janet Rauscher; E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Oris Mowry, (1st in B and C) Maria Davis and Karin Hansen

June 6, N/S: (1st in A) John Euler and Tom Reid, (1st in B and C) Eric Larson and Kitty Larson; E/W: (1st in A) Myrna Baker and Anne Casey, (1st in B) Donna Hofer and Roberta Vider

June 8, N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) James Utter and Eileen Utter, (1st in C) Craig Holstad and James Libby; E/W: (1st in A) Donna Hofer and Marcia Aspinall, (1st in B and C) Frank Maresso and Margaret Tam

June 10, N/S: (1st in A and B) Jean Whiteman and Jane McCague; E/W: (1st in A) Bea Cannon and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Carol Warner and Cynthia Bohland

June 11, N/S: (1st in A) Roberta Vider and Myrna Baker, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Dorothy Hanko; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and John Euler, (1st in B) Donna Hofer and Kitty Larson

June 13, N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Lindsay Cantoni and Janet Rauscher; E/W: (1st in A) Ed Howard and Adelaide Nyquist, (1st in B) William Stone and Margaret Tam; E/W: (1st in A) Roberta Vider and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B) Gordon Markham and Kath Markham

June 17, N/S: (1st in A) David Rankin and Allan Deserpa, (1st in B) Cynthia O’Neil and Pennie Vales, (1st in C) Jean Whiteman and Jane McCague; E/W: (1st in A and B) Carol Gerlach and Anne Casey, (1st in C) Frank Bost and Patricia Liddle

June 18, N/S: (1st in A) Lilian Yee and Sik Tong Yee, (1st in B and C) Lindsay Cantoni and Beverly Lust; E/W: (1st in A and B) James Wang and Charles Quenneville, (1st in C) Donna Hofer and Kitty Larson

June 20, N/S: (1st in A and B) Susan Shaver and Judith Euler; E/W: (1st in A) Susan Barnett and David Zapatka, (1st in B and C) Kathy Ronquist and Cynthia O’Neil

June 22, N/S: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Andi Parham, (1st in B and C) James Utter and Eileen Utter; E/W: (1st in A) Janelle Gibson and Louis Quiggle, (1st in B and C) Paul Morris and Patricia Liddle

June 24, N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Roman Martin and Nancy Espy-Martin, (1st in C) Jean Whiteman and Jane McCague; E/W: (1st in A) Louis Quiggle and Charles Quenneville, (1st in B) W. Lakin Hines and Anne Casey

June 25, N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B and C) Sydney Sides and Janet Rauscher; E/W: (1st in A and B) Tom Reid and Jim Wart, (1st in C) Beverly Lust and Patricia Liddle

June 27, N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Cynthia Bohland and Ardith Nance, (1st in C) James Utter and Eileen Utter; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Judith Edinger and Janet Hastings

June 29, N/S: (1st in A and B) Charles Quenneville and Frank Maresso; E/W: (1st in A and B) Kang Hong and James Wang, (1st in C) Barry Siegwart and Harvey Lowe

* Indicates a tie.

Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club – Novice and Intermediate

Karin Hansen

Summer is upon us, and the outside temperatures are soaring! But inside at the bridge table, temperatures are cool and so are the people! Playing duplicate bridge is a great way to meet new friends, challenge your brain and develop a hobby that can last for a lifetime. The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club offers several opportunities specifically geared for novice and intermediate players. These are regular, sanctioned, duplicate games with limited masterpoints. Games are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church located at 23914 S. Alma School Road in Chandler. Doors open at 12:45 p.m., and you must arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. This game is for players with under 499 American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) masterpoints who are non-life masters. Players who are life masters or have more than 500 points may play at the same time in the open game run simultaneously at the same location. The cost for the game is $6 for members of the Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club, $7 for non-members. To join the club, dues are $10 per year. Please see a director for an application form or contact Jim Utter at [email protected] You must have a partner to play in the duplicate game. If you need assistance in finding a partner, contact [email protected] or call Eileen Utter at 480-802-8300, Kay Kennedy at 480-496-6179 or Carol Warner at 618-514-0556, and they will be happy to help you.

During the winter season from October through June, a special teaching game is offered on Thursday mornings. This game is for players with fewer than 99 points and beginning players who are not members of the ACBL. More information about this group is available by contacting Anne Newman at [email protected] General questions about the intermediate and novice program of the Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club may be sent to Karin Hansen at [email protected] June was an excellent month for many of our game bridge players. Here are the top scores from the games: in the 99er game on June 20, John and Shari Smart had a 71.67% game, while on the June 6 afternoon Non-Life Master game, Barb Hewitt and Frank Maresso had a 71.06%. John and Shari Smart also had the top game in the Tuesday Non-Life Master game on June 4 with a score of 67.82%. On June 25, LindaLee Jorgensen and Lou Weiss scored 67.81% in the 499er game. Congratulations to these and all the players who had great games during the month of June. Keep up the good work, and see you at the tables!

June 4. N/S: (1st in A) Margaret Tam and Frank Bost, (1st in B) Lindalee Jurgens and Louis Weiss, (1st in C) Nick Klauer and Linda White; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Shari Smart and John Smart

June 6. N/S: (1st in A) Barbara Hewitt and Frank Maresso, (1st in B) James Libby and Lindalee Jurgens, (1st in C) Amy Skinner and Emma Lou Banks; E/W: (1st in A and B) Margaret Tam and Frank Bost, (1st in C) Mark Kaiser and Roger Clayton, (1st in A, B and C) Craig Holstad and James Libby; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Margaret Tam and Frank Bost, (1st in A, B and C) Susan Stewart and Judy Lamers, (1st in A and B and C) Frank Maresso and Sid Stern

June 18. N/S: (1st in A and B) Garry Keister and Cynthia Cantor; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Russell Difrancisca and Heather Merkin

June 20. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Nick Klauer and Linda White; E/W: (1st in A and B and C) Jack Humphreys and Peggy Humphreys

June 25. N/S: (1st in A and B) Lindalee Jurgens and Louis Weiss; E/W: (1st in A and B) Jeanne Price and Sharon Graham, (1st in C) Pat Schlecht and Norman Lamster

June 27. N/S: (1st in A and B) Sharon Graham and Patrick Graham; E/W: (1st in A and B) Yogi Patel and Kay Kennedy, (1st in C) George Hofer and  Damian Birnstihl