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Rhyme Your Way To Better Bridge

The play of the card from third hand high, denies the one below it.

When partner makes a takeout double, jump with 10 or you're in trouble.

When the dummy's on your right, lead the weakest thing in sight.

When the dummy's on your left, lead to heft.

If you have nothing, bid nothing.

 

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100 MASTER POINT CLUB

Total Master Points Earned 1/1/2020 to 12/31/2020

1

Andy Goodman

216.41

2

Betty Jackson

202.55

3

Ray Boehne

201.10

4

Anthony Muller

160.14

5

Charles Messenger

155.14

6

Helen Rubin

142.16

7

Richard Papst

137.47

8

Bill Cohen

135.26

9

Joel Reimnitz

132.55

10

Charlene Reimnitz

113.82

11

Wayne McIntyre

111.64

12

Sally Reed

111.64

13

Jeannette Stern

110.56

14

Robert Dubroff

109.85

15

Alan Hedegard

103.03

16

Lauren Upson

102.78

17

Laura Gherman

100.25

 

Sarah Stern Remembered

We had another loss from our membership last week and this loss was personal to me. She was a bridge partner and a frequent “going out to dinner” partner along with her husband
Jack and Jackie Stewart.

Sarah Stern unexpectedly died last week. Unit 530 had just honored Sarah on this website for obtaining Gold Life Master.

Sarah added a bridge word to my vocabulary years ago at the All Western Tournament in Santa Clara. The Regional had hand records; this was before our Unit obtained a dealing machine and printed hand records for club games. Sarah had done well at the tournament and there were a few of us that had gathered together to go over the hand record. It didn’t take long to find a slam that Sarah had bid and made that the rest of us hadn’t found, nor had we made as many tricks as Sarah.

When I asked Sarah, how did you bid and make this hand? She answered with her typical laugh and smiling face. “I flamboozeled them”. I can’t think of another player that bid and made more slams than Sarah, a great player
that will be missed.

Trulee

Sara Stern Remembered

We had another loss from our membership last week and this loss was personal to me.
Sarah Stern was a bridge partner and a frequent “going out to dinner” partner along with her husband Jack and Jackie Stewart.

Sarah unexpectedly died last week. Unit 530 had just honored her on our website for obtaining Gold Life Master.

Sarah added a bridge word to my vocabulary years ago at the All Western Tournament
in Santa Clara. The Regional had hand records; this was before our Unit obtained a dealing machine and printed hand records for club games. Sarah had done well at the tournament and there were a few of us who had gathered together to go over the hand record. It didn’t take long to find a slam that Sarah had bid and made that the rest of us hadn’t found, nor had we made as
many tricks as Sarah.

When I asked Sarah, how did you bid and make this hand? She answered with her typical laugh
and smiling face. “I flamboozeled them.”

I can’t think of another player who bid and made more slams than Sarah, a great player
who will be missed.

Trulee Ricketts

In Memoriam
In Memoriam

Larry Slayton Remembered

I think one of the best tributes to Larry that shows admiration and affection with humor is the inscription on his birthday cake that Brad Dow brought to the bridge center for his last birthday at the club: The Best Director Since Hitchcock. RIP Larry, you are missed and loved by many. -- Joyce Newell
I remember Larry as being a Special Club Owner in that he spent extra time to make everyone in his game “family”. It started with his banquet that he took pains to prepare way ahead of his game.  One could arrive one half of an hour before Board One and people would be visiting and munching  and you would be lucky to get a seating.  And if you were last, his efforts to have no sit-outs, calling on Brad Dow to fill out a table with him and introducing a computer that had robots as opponents if Brad already was seated with a partner.  He was kind and instructive to all in his director calls and I can still hear him at the end of a game.  “Go Giants”. He was a Prince. -- Trulee Ricketts

Well before Larry started directing or playing at the bridge clubs, I worked with him at CTB/McGraw/Hill.   He was very well respected and just a great guy.    But he really came alive when he had more time for Bridge.  At our office there were bridge games in the library, cafeteria and lots of our staff played. Larry was always eager to help you get a partner for his games and was fair and kind to everybody.  Truly he will be missed. --  Sharon Larson
I remember how Larry graciously welcomed me with a smile into the open game when I was a “newbie” I always felt welcomed by him in all of his games. He was always gracious to me when he was my partner. His passion was baseball, particularly his beloved Giants. We all know Larry had a hearing loss but he probably used it to his advantage when there were some contentious rumblings over some plays at the table. He took Bridge seriously of course, but he regarded it as a game to be enjoyed. -- Pat Heller
Larry was always considerate, an accommodating director and was offered help willingly. He loved Bridge and wanted everything good for our unit. I remember asking him in the early days how to defend against Precision - he said to interfere if possible! Before he died he asked that I take over his Monday and Thursday sanctions - I just hope to make him proud from the beyond. I’ve signed up for the director course (at last!) and will be joining the ranks in April. (I can’t pretend that my “buffets” will rival Larry’s but I’ll do my best to keep you nourished!) -- Maja

Passing in 2020

With condolences to friends and family, we announce the passing of the following Unit 530 members in 2020.

Fran Cava, Susan Creveling, James Didion, Alex Henderson, Jill Leach, Judith Lesieutre, Richard Pirotte, James Pond, Mary Quenette, Larry Slayton, and Walter Thorpe.

 
 
 
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