ACBL Unit 562
 
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Southern California Bridge News

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West Los Angeles Sectional

When: May 6 & 7
Where: Barrington Bridge Club
Phone: 310 966-4144

See Flyer for more details.

A Message from Unit President Jordan Chodorow

Welcome to Unit 562! Meet our Board members.

The foremost object of our Unit is to preserve and promote the game of bridge in West Los Angeles.

As your President, I am here to serve you.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, comments, or even complaints, please feel free to contact me personally or to attend any of our Board meetings, which (with the exception of any confidential matters) are open to all.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon at the bridge table!

Board Member Phone Email

Jordan Chodorow, President

310-780-1765 jchodorow@dwclaw.com
Karen Byrd, Vice President 310-474-2353 ksbyrd@yahoo.com
Roger Clough, Treasurer 310-741-1235 rclough@ix.netcom.com

Candy Scott, Secretary

310-652-6116 candysbridgeclub@aol.com
Cyma Aronow 310-659-7978 cymjer@hotmail.com
Peter Benjamin 310-720-6050 ahoneydo@aol.com
Cecil Cook 562-708-6140 cqc@charter.net
Howard Einberg

310-475-9784

howardeinberg@yahoo.com
Chuck Fonarow 323-851-8951 c.fonarow@yahoo.com
Brana Hall 310-804-6363 branatennis@aol.com
Lee Hausner 310-351-0439 leehausner311@gmail.com
Barbara Nussbaum 310-553-3548  
Bob Shore 310-713-4598 Bob78164@yahoo.com
Carolyn Taff 310-871-5051 cbtaff@me.com
Gene White, Recorder 310-822-0435 gwhite2@attbi.com
Stephanie Young 323-465-4550 Stephanie0921@sbcglobal.net

Sunshine Jeri Berger

310-827-4440 tutujeri@aol.com

 

Our New Grand Life Master: Mike Savage
Our New Grand Life Master: Mike Savage

by Candy Scott.

In June 2015, Mike Savage surpassed 10,000 masterpoints and became a Grand Life Master, the ACBL's highest rank. According to Mike, "I would never have reached this plateau without my mentor and partner in our Atlanta Swiss Team win, Gerry Bare. He has helped me in so many ways to improve my game and ultimately achieve this goal."

Mike is a fourth-generation Californian. He learned bridge from his parents, who played Culbertson, but wanted to learn Goren. His parents got the tablecloth and drafted their sons to fill out the foursome.  A voracious reader, Mike decided to memorize the tablecloth. He got his first masterpoints in Riverside and, 50 miles away in Laguna Woods, his 10,000th.  After a short stint at Occidental College, Mike joined the Army, became a Russian translator for the Army Security Agency, received a Top Secret Crypto security clearance and was posted to Germany to eavesdrop on Russian military activity in East Germany during the beginning of the Vietnam war.  Mike became a Life Master shortly after leaving the Army in the mid-sixties and moved to Los Angeles. He was a part of a group of young players including notably David Ashley, Ed Davis, Paul Ivaska and Danny Romm, tutored by Paul Soloway on the new Walsh system.  In the late eighties, Mike directed games in Riverside and Los Angeles. He became a tournament director in the 1990s.

Mike married Carmelo, his long-time significant other, in 2008, with his brother Philip as best man. Carmelo at one time observed that Mike walked like a duck.  Mike’s nickname is Pato which is Spanish for duck.  They have recently adopted a cat whose name is Daisy.

For many years Mike has been giving away comprehensive write-ups of commonly used conventions.  In recent years he has written articles for the Bridge Bulletin, the ALACBU News, and his blogs.  On his path to becoming a Grand Life Master, Mike has won more than 100 Regionals.  In addition to Mike’s national title, Mike has been second and fourth in national events.

Mike's first regular partners were Ed Davis and Milon Edwards.  Nowadays, weekend tournaments are played with Jeff (Sharp) Fang, Steve (the Mighty) Mager, Craig Kavin, Andy Vinock, Bob Shore, and various others.

Please click here to see Mike's best played hand, a rare example of a Strip, Throw-In and Cannibal Squeeze.

Current West LA Monthly Column

Please click here to read the monthly West LA unit column by Robert Shore.

New District Director Elected

Kevin Lane has been elected to a three-year term as District 23’s representative to the ACBL Board of Directors, starting January 1, 2016. 

Current West LA Monthly Column

Please click here to read the monthly West LA unit column by Robert Shore.

New District Director Elected

Kevin Lane has been elected to a three-year term as District 23’s representative to the ACBL Board of Directors, starting January 1, 2016.