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Welcome Bridge Friends
BRIDGE CLASS HELPER HUGO

 

  

Mary Wells of Copperopolis has ten students in her new beginners bridge class, the third class she has taught in the last six months. Helping her is Hugo the dalmation. Mary says, "Meet Hugo. He always likes to help me sort the cards for the next class. He can be a bit of an attention seeker!"

Last updated : Mar 23, 2024 18:16 PDT
MARYANN'S DR. SUESS QUILT

Last updated : Feb 19, 2024 14:25 PST
MONTEREY REGIONAL NEWS

Foothill players enjoy dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey.

From left: John Rawlings, Sally Rockholt, Mary and Mike Wells, Christine and John Vanderliet and Pam Elliott.

Mike and Mary Wells with teammates Bill Mitchell and Sue Vogtlin.

They collected 11.1 gold points for winning  Bracket 4 KO Teams.

Foothill players at Monterey all had success in the Gold Rush Pairs and KO Teams. From left: Jeannie Douglas, Sally Rockholt, Pam Elliott, Chris Vanderliet, Kathy McKloskey and Sharon Ritchie.

 

 

 

Last updated : Jan 9, 2024 09:56 PST
NEW LIFE MASTER PAM ELLIOTT

Pam Elliott of Angels Camp only needed 1.1 silver points to become Life Master.

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Pam Elliott (right) playing with partner Sally Rockholt at the Foothill clubs' Christmas Party at Ironstone Winery at Murphys on Thursday December 7. The pair came in 1st E/W for 1.69 mps, and they were also 2nd in the Royal STAC Overalls for over 7 silver points. Well done!

 

Last updated : Dec 9, 2023 07:15 PST
DIAMOND IN THE RUFF FEBUARY UNIT REPORT

 

Debbie Dezarn's Stockton Unit report

in the D21 Diamond in the Ruff February 2024 newsletter

This report is being written on a day of heavy rain, howling winds, sprinkled power outages. But there was a brief period of blue sky and sun which immediately resulted in optimism that things would get better. It reminds me of those days when some of us say we are “going to quit playing bridge” after a particularly bad hand or session, but we keep coming back. At least, I hope all of you do because ACBL has assigned each Unit a huge responsibility to grow their membership numbers by 5% effective April 1, 2024.


Let’s celebrate our current members beginning with rank advancements. Paula Monroe reached Regional Master thanks to winning a December Royal STaC game. Pam Elliot had already become a Bronze Life Master in December.


Event winners in Monterey were the team of Mike and Mary Wells, Bill Mitchell and Sue Voglin, in Open Bracketed Teams 4. By placing 2nd in the A Division of the North American Pairs qualifier, Stephen Tu of Stockton and his partner, Ron Powell will be representing District 21 at the March NABC in Louisville. Many others in the Mountain and Stockton clubs earned red and gold points at the Monterey Clambake Regional and photos are on the Unit Website.


I was sad to learn of the passing of Shirley Burns, a pre-pandemic regular player at the Stockton Club with her husband Mike or various women friends. Her Celebration of Life will be April 7 in Lodi at the English Oaks SDA church.


Welcome to new members who transferred into Unit 510: Zhimin Lin of Manteca, and Bonnie Loudin, who has moved to Lodi from Houston. A special welcome to brand new members Eric Daegling, Jackie Katzakian, Brenda Colla, and Corey Colla, all in Lodi, Suzanne McElroy of Copperopolis, Kathleen Smookler in Arnold, and David Carpenter of Stockton. There is a twice a month Thursday game just for you so check out contact information on the Unit Website at www.bridgewebs.com/unit510.


Michael Wells has assumed leadership of the Sonora Bridge Club, directing the weekly Friday game. Mary Wells has continued offering beginning bridge classes in the mountains with her second group currently in lessons. A 3rd group is expected to begin in March. Marion Goldberg is using the Audrey Grant lesson package to introduce duplicate bridge to a group of her friends. If anyone else is doing informal lessons as outreach, please let Debbie DeZarn know.


Off the subject of bridge, Unit President Ken Hillman was recently inducted into the Stagg High School Football Hall of Fame, receiving a plaque recognizing his 3 years of outstanding play way back in the 1960s. His 1964 team went undefeated to win the Central Valley Conference Championship and 32 years later was inducted into the Stockton
Athletic Hall of Fame.

Maryanne Sievers celebrated a milestone birthday at the Stockton Club February
9 with a gorgeous chocolate cake provided by her daughter. Maryanne has decorated the club with a whimsical Dr. Seuss quilt. Not knowing it was Maryanne’s birthday, Cissy Hilken brought lunch for everyone that day as well.


The final results for the 2023 Unit 510 Mini-McKenney(MM), Ace of Clubs(AC), and Virtual Ace of Clubs (VAC, for online play only) awards were just released and are posted at the Stockton Club. The winners are listed by masterpoint bracket at the 
beginning of 2023.
0-5 Jeanie Douglas MM and AC
5-20 Victor Naylor MM and AC
20-50 Frank Klo MM and AC, Joan Canepa VAC
50-100 Kathleen McCloskey MM and VAC, Doug Mason AC
100-200 Sharon Ritchie MM, Paula Monroe AC, and Mikki Kindelberger VAC
200-300 Earl Jones MM and AC, Shirley Womack VAC
300-500 Debbie Greenberg MM and AC, Carole Seed VAC
500-1000 Mike Wells MM, Korey Baumbach AC, Margaret Stovall VAC
1000-1500 Joy Gotelli MM, Debbie DeZarn AC, Yvonne Tiscornia VAC
1500-2500 Rose Knutson MM, Barbara Smart AC, and (tied) Alan and Susan Hamilton VAC
3500-3500 Doris Ashcroft MM and VAC
3500-5000 Stephen Tu MM and AC, Susan Kroning VAC


The next Board of Directors meeting is March 18, 2024 at the Stockton Club at 3pm. Any member may bring an issue to the Board under New Business. A current priority is making the club games more welcoming to new players with better stratification so less experienced players have more opportunities to earn masterpoints. The 99er game can be reinstated if there is enough interest among players with less than 100 points (stratified as low as under 5 points) so let Debbie DeZarn know if you want to bring some beginner friends and show them what duplicate is all about.

 

Last updated : Feb 18, 2024 23:28 PST
UNIT 510 BRIDGE CLUBS SCHEDULE


STOCKTON BRIDGE CLUB

Mondays and Fridays at 11:30 am

499ers 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 11:30 am

3rd Sunday Potluck and Unit game at 12 noon

OAK PARK BRIDGE CLUB, STOCKTON

Wednesdays at 11:00 am.

MOTHER LODE CLUB, MURPHYS at 12:30 pm

New venue and time: Murphys Diggins Club House alternate Mondays

GOLD COUNTRY CLUB, SAN ANDREAS at 12 noon

Alternate Wednesdays: 12 noon at San Andreas Senior Center.

SONORA CLUB at 11:30 am

New time: Every Friday at the Sonora Senior Center.

HWY 49ers BBO CLUB at 1:00 pm

These alternating online games fill in the gaps.

For the Schedule of these four Games, click below

 

Master2024Dates1.pdf

Last updated : Jan 29, 2024 22:05 PST
CHECKING YOUR RESULTS

  There's lots to see! For your game results click on the date in the green boxed heading under RESULTS on the TOP RIGHT of the screen. Now you should see a list of players and their percentages. Click on your name for a list of your personal scores. Scroll down to the end to see if you were a better declarer than your partner!

   On the right you can see some [PLAY] tabs. Click on one, select the BBO tab, and now you can 1) Replay the hand as you did at the table [NEXT], 2) Replay the hand as you wish you had at the table [PLAY], 3) Let GIB – the super-robot – replay the hand as you should have done at the table [GIB]. Cool stuff!

Last updated : Mar 2, 2022 10:24 PST
Results
Friday Morning Pairs
Director: Ken Hillman
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Michael Wells
Thursday Morning Pairs
Director: Ken Hillman
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Ken Hillman
Monday Morning Pairs
Director: Ken Hillman
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Alan D. Hamilton
Friday Morning Pairs
Director: Ken Hillman
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Ken Hillman
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Sharon Ritchie
Monday Morning Pairs
Director: Ken Hillman
#31112 Pairs ighway 49ers Club Open
Friday Morning Pairs
Director: Stephen Tu
Calendar
Fri April 12, 2024
Stockton Bridge Club
11:30 am
Director: Ken Hillman
Fri April 12, 2024
Sonora Bridge Club
11:30 pm
Director: Mike Wells
Mon April 15, 2024
Stockton Bridge Club
11:30 pm
Director: Ken Hillman
Mon April 15, 2024
Gold Country Club
12:noon
Director: Sharon Ritchie
Wed April 17, 2024
Oak Park Bridge Club
11:00 am
Director: Korey Baumbach
Wed April 17, 2024
Gold Country Club
12 noon
Director: Sharon Ritchie
Fri April 19, 2024
Stockton Bridge Club
11:30 am
Director: Ken Hillman
Fri April 19, 2024
Sonora Bridge Club
11:30 pm
Director: Mike Wells
Sun April 21, 2024
Stockton Bridge Club
12 noon
Director: Korey Baumbach
Mon April 22, 2024
Stockton Bridge Club
11:30 pm
Director: Ken Hillman
Mon April 22, 2024
Mother Lode Club
12:30 noon
Director: Alan Hamilton
Wed April 24, 2024
Oak Park Bridge Club
11:00 am
Director: Korey Baumbach