SPECIAL GAMES

 

Unit Games

 

Rose Bowl II

Sat 1/22 7:00 PM

 

Pro-Am

Sat 2/26 7:00 PM

 

Ace of Clubs – MiniMcKinney

Sat 3/26 7:00 PM

 

Charlie Dorn Day

Tue 1/17 10:30 AM

 

WHAT’S INSIDE?

Prez Sez                      1

Ethics                          1

Games of the Year    1

Dec-Jan Results       2

Top Ten                       3

Parsons Promo         3

Yokel Lessons          3

Idioter’s Corner         3

Party Pix                      3

Masthead                    3

Promotions                4

Game Times              4


Prez Sez      by Dan Turkus

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. It was great seeing so many of you down at the Monterey Regional.

Thanks so much to Barbara Tiernan for making the first contribution to the Unit's building fund. Wouldn't it be great to own our own facility? We are currently checking to see if the fact that the Unit is a non-profit organization makes contributions to the building fund are tax deductible.

Also, thanks again to Barbara for funding our new dishwasher (A couple of months back) and our new stainless refrigerator! Barbara, your generosity is really appreciated.

Regarding the old refrigerator, this story should be entertaining. I brought the new refrigerator down to the club, installed it, and put the old one in the box that the new one came in, including all the packing materials. Then took the box (old refrig inside) to the corridor between the men' and ladies restrooms, went to the restroom, and came out in time to see a Pickup truck rapidly leaving the parking lot. The old refrigerator apparently has a new home! I should have put on the box, "No Returns."

How many people would be interested in a weekly Saturday Night Bridge game at the Club? If you would be, please email John Prior at JGPrior@mindspring.com He has his Director's certificate and is ready to go.

 One of our players mentioned to me that they had forgotten and left their convention card holder at the club, and went to our lost and found basket, and found only the convention cards minus the holder. If that person with the holder would have gone to the Tuesday morning Holiday party, they could have gotten a new one just for the cost of card fees. 

Did you receive your post card showing our next 3 Unit Games? If not, our next Unit Game will be January 22nd, which is Saturday evening at 7:00 PM to honor Rose Meltzer's becoming a Grand Life Master (10,000 points)! Rose is a great lady, and this is an ideal time for you to play against a Grand Life Master.

I'm sure you have all heard by now that Fung Lum is going to close this year, thus we will need another Restaurant capable of seating about 180 people for our Unit's Member Appreciation Game. Does anyone know of a place that can handle our group, or should we hire a caterer? If you do know of a place please let one of the Board members know. Thanks in advance.

That's it for this month, so I'll see ya at the tables

Conscience Court
                  by Larry Wagner

In a recent club game, Panette Talia was declarer in 5. Dummy had 5 diamonds and a club void. Panette had the singleton A. After winning the spade lead and pulling trumps in two rounds, she played the heart suit for two losers. She then showed her hand and claimed. After a cursory check, we scored the result and returned our card to the board.

 As we removed the cards for the next hand, Panette stopped us and admitted that she did not have enough trumps to reach 11 tricks on a cross-ruff. We reconsidered the hand and further analysis confirmed her statement.

 Although we could have been more careful initially, Panette showed extremely admirable behavior and deserves recognition. She is a role model for everyone who plays this game.

Top Ten Games of 2004
                              by
Mich Ravera

For the second year in a row Fia Bosklopper and K P Cheng, both with different partners from last year appear in the top ten games of the year. This means that among the 15 people whose names appeared in last year’s list, only two have managed to repeat.

Also worthy of mention, Celso and Ching Ravelo managed two top-grade games in 2004 including the top spot. No one who has every played with them or against them will be surprised to see the names of Judy Fisher, Larry Wagner, Delores Clinch, or Barbara Barlow, Robert Ritz or Bill Garfield in the list. All of these people had multiple appearances in the monthly top ten and usually other games that narrowly missed the top ten. I’ve spoken to most of other first-timers (trying to pick up a few secrets). All of them had comments to the effect that “I guess that every dog has his day” or “If I really knew, I’d have done it again the next week.”

So, here are the top ten games by percentage. Scores by ineligible competitors or in team games or games in which some of the competitors played less that 18 boards are not included in the list.

1

75.21%

Celso & Ching Ravelo

6/3 Late

2

74.77%

Judy Fisher - Larry Wagner

2/25 Eve

3

74.65%

Irv & Marion Wentzien

2/14 PM

4

74.13%

Dolores Clinch - Barbara Barlow

4/28 AM

5

73.21%

Molly Kaufman - Peggy Chen

7/15 Eve

6

72.87%

Fred Kurzweil - Bill Garfield

7/11 Eve

7

72.56%

Mildred & Russell Brewer

4/17 PM

8

72.02%

Robert Ritz - Kou-Ping Cheng

10/27 AM

9

71.83%

Fia Bosklopper - Maralyn Smith

8/6 Eve

10

71.25%

Celso & Ching Ravelo

11/29 Eve

 

 

 

Text Box: Late December – Early January Winners


 Sunday 5:20 PM San Jose Bridge Center (SJBC)

12/19

Fred Kurzweil - Bill Garfield A/B
Judy Travis -
Mich Ravera A

1/2

Gabriella Bowling - Alexander Tampilang A
Joseph Poppo - Baen Mandava A/B/C
Doug Ryan - Suzie Chiang B/C

1/9

Ken Rosenfeld - Jim Blum A/B/C
Ben & Fia Bosklopper A/B

Sunday 12/12 Holiday Party

Campbell Comunity Center

Mike Cailean - Franklin Lowenthal A 68.53%
Bob & Nancy Ward A 68.15%
Bruce Scott - Natrajan Krishnamoorthy A/B 67.86%
Melinda Foos - Michael Fleisher A/B
Ronald Siegrist - Mansoor Gowani B
Manju & Raghu Agarwal C
Maxine & Ray Lubow C

 

Monday 11:00 AM SJBC

 

12/13

Maxine & Ray Lubow A/B/C
Bert Hsu - Boyer
Chu A/B

12/20

Ted Richmond - W Riester Jr A 70.37%
Maxine & Ray Lubow A/B/C
Junyi Zhu - Yi-Quin Jin B

12/27

Missy Coy - Bill Yetter A 67.99%
Rita Tingley - Bernard Bertonis A
Rita Randolph - Gabriele Pani B/C
Maxine Lubow - Ray Lubow B/C

1/3

Billee Giansiracusa - Madie Horton A/B
Marilyn Campbell - Paul Nelson A/B

1/10

Bonnie Beardsley - Judy Fisher A
Paul Nelson - Sidney Safir A/B
Bev Rennie - Coline Maclean B

Monday 7:30 PM SJBC

12/13

John Prior - Leon W. Lee 67.50%
M O'Leary - Keith Burnett

12/20

Shirley Foreman - Rekha Nirula 70.00%
Kat Wesolowska - Erin Gove

12/27

Carol Burnett - Keith Burnett
Kamen Nedeltchev - Jody Praklet

1/3

Rekha Nirula - Shirley Foreman
Hiram Shen - Mike Sullivan

1/10

Rich & Scott Biedenweg 65.87%

Tuesday 10:30 AM SJBC

12/14

Tania Moalem - Dana Brown A 69.68%
Paul Nelson - Read Kitson A/B
Jim Tseng - Norman Wang B/C
Dick Pitzer - Ellie Hall-Pitzer C

12/21

Daren Kuo - Edward Tsao A/B/C
Norma Black - Consorcia/Ching Ravelo A/B

12/28

Team 12 (Touris,Power,Gambelin,Spinazze) A 4-0

Team 6 (Moore, Moore, Chalfan, George) B/C 3-1

1/4

Missy Coy - Bill Yetter A 65.77%
Kit Humphrey - Robert Ritz A
Bob Coughlin - Sunny Chiu B/C
Richard Sarsfield - Jim Blum B

 

Tuesday 7:30 PM SJBC

12/14

Judy Fisher - Tania Moalem A
Gary Porter - Will Watson A
John Oswalt - Cindy Gilbert B
Richard Jacobs - Hiram Shen B

12/21

Gary Porter - Will Watson A
Junyi Zhu - Yi-Quin Jin A
Cindy Gilbert - John Oswalt B

12/28

Patricia Hannah - Josephine Cooley A
Cindy Gilbert - John Oswalt B
Robert Ritz - Mike Roney A
Melinda Foos - Michael Fleisher B
Boris Ginzburg - Eugene Vodkin C

1/4

Kenneth Yip - Andy Andrews A/B/C 65.18%
Al Chase - Marc Epstein A/B/C

Wednesday 11:00 AM SJBC

12/15

Alan Becker - Paul Nelson A 65.83%
Victor Rivkin - Malcolm Stewart A
Jesse Merlin - Bruce Scott B/C
Alan Malloy - Wendy Fotland B/C

12/22

Peter & Tim Chen A/B 68.45%
Dolores Clinch - Barbara Barlow A
Judith Clark - Gabriele Pani B
Jan Kiernan - Patricia Yelvington C

12/29

Robert Caren - Linda Caren A/B 68.86%
Sidney Safir - Jack Clinch A
Andre Dermant - Keith Burnett B

1/5

Jack Clinch - Sidney Safir A 65.65%
Norma Black - Bernard Bertonis A
Lee Tsai - Cassandra Leung B
Joan Simpson - Dan Hoffman B

Wednesday 7:00 PM SJBC

12/15

Ronald Siegrist - Daniel Kroll A/B
Z Kadah - Walid Baroudi A/B/C

12/22

Robert Ritz - Stuart Goodgold A
Z Kadah - Walid Baroudi B

12/29

Mike Roney - John Prior A

Don Nemiro - Frances Dickman A

Dan Rappaport -Jen Chalfan B

Robert Moen - John Preovolos B/C

1/5

Jack Verson - Marshall Yancey A
Ruth Froeberg - John Harley A/B
Luke Lien - Cassandra Leung B/C

Wednesday 7:30 PM Oakwood

12/15

Jerry Lundquist - Leon W Lee A/B/C
Alan Becker - Jewel Schimke A
Dan Oneal - Marilyn Campbell B

12/22

Ruthann Critchfield - Dan Turkus A
Dan Oneal - Marilyn Campbell A/B
Nancy Nakamura - Barbara Soohoo B/C

12/29

Dan Oneal - Mick Ravera A/B
Nancy Nakamura - Barbara Soohoo A/B/C
Mervin & Shirley Falk C

Thursday 10:30 AM SJBC

12/16

Patricia Hannah - N Hatfield A
Cackalani & Vasanth Krishnamurthi A/B

12/23

Tania Moalem - Susan Cook A
Jean Power - Rollin Cutts A/B
Y.E. Chen - Paul Chang B

12/30

Olive Tangney - Richard Sarsfield A
Patricia Hannah - Mary Touris A/B

1/6

Kit Humphrey - Bill Langlois A
Carole Dietz -
Tania Moalem A
Patricia Hannah - Art Fonda B

 



 Thursday 7:00 PM SJBC

 

12/16

John Prior - Joe Chui A/B 67.33%
Mich Ravera - Judy Travis A
Pete Read - Bill Garfield C

12/23

Dan Rappaport - Mike Sullivan A
Chuck Bass - Marilynn Bass B

12/30

Nancy & Tom Cadwell A
Connie Dunckelmann - Lee Dimmitt A
Bob & Nancy Ward B

1/6

Bob Martin - Bob Reinthaler A/B/C

Friday 11:00 AM SJBC

12/17

Hugh Roberts - Harry Shannon
Jewel Schimke - Sally McLane

12/24

Ben & Michael Leitner

12/31

Cassandra Leung - Sunny Chiu 69.30%
Helen & Jim Tseng

1/7

Dolores Halden - Terry Hall
Jewel Schimke - Sally McLane

Friday 7:00 PM SJBC

 

12/17

Jo Murray - Erma McCrory A/B
Art Quaife - Colette Babin C
Suzie Chiang - Doug Ryan A/B/C

1/7

Colette Babin - Art Quaife A/B/C
Frank Napolitan - Ursula Gueldner A
Gail Meikle - Donna Webb B

Saturday 12:45 PM SJBC

12/11

Irv & Marion Wentzien A/B
Jewel Schimke - Judy Travis A/B

12/18

Raja Smadi - John Prior
Rita Tingley - Bernard Bertonis

1/8

Joan Simpson - Mike Braun

Saturday December 11 7:00PM Unit Game SJBC

Stuart Goodgold - Franklin Lowenthal A

Ann & Fred Carlson A/B/C

Hemant & Shaila Mandpe B/C

Top Ten Games Dec 11-Jan 10

1

70.37%

Ted Richmond - W Riester Jr

12/20 AM

2

70.00%

Shirley Foreman - Rekha Nirula

12/20 Eve

3

69.68%

Tania Moalem - Dana Brown

12/14 AM

4

69.30%

Cassandra Leung - Sunny Chiu

12/31 AM

5

68.86%

Robert & Linda Caren

12/29 AM

6

68.53%

Mike Cailean - Franklin Lowenthal

12/12 Eve

7

68.45%

Peter & Tim Chen

12/22 AM

8

68.15%

Bob & Nancy Ward

12/12 Eve

9

67.99%

Missy Coy - Bill Yetter

12/27 AM

10

67.86%

Bruce Scott - Natrajan Krishnamoorthy

12/12 Eve

Full game results and some hand records are available at http://www.sjbridge.org/cal.php

 

I/N Happenings                 by Faye Parsons

Our next 499er potluck is set for Feb 6. Dinner is at 4:30PM. The game follows at 5:20PM. As always we will have plenty door prizes.

Last Sunday I started the absolute beginner class and that is going well. Hopefully we have some newcomers for our club,

Following the beginner class, I will offer Standard American Yellow Card Lessons. These will start approximately in mid-March

Lynn Yokel Lessons Begin 1/26

Audrey Grant's Play of the Hand every Weds from 8:30 to 10:30 at the Bridge Club starting January 26 -- A great class for Beginners or Advanced Beginners. The 8-week course is $70.00 and the text book costs $15.00.

Contact Lynn Yokel at lyokel@comcast.com or 374-4669.

                 Idioter’s Corner

I’m happy to report that some people actually read my column and some even tell me when they agree or disagree. Last month’s column provoked such a comment.

David Gambelin had a different take on my request for everyone to use the STOP card before making jump bids. His comment was to the effect that, as long as we are trying to get everyone to comply with the rules, we should get them to comply with the rule that requires some sort of visual indication of alerts. You see, that blue ALERT card or strip is extremely useful in drawing the attention of people who can see well, but can’t hear as well. He reminded me that, if opponents don’t hear the alert and you have made no attempt to indicate it visually, that your opponents may be due the same result as if you had failed to alert. The ACBL alert procedure also requires that you wave the ALERT card or tap the ALERT strip when you give an announcement.

In other forums, I have suggested the addition of RANGE, FORCING, TRANSFER, and SHORT cards to the bidding box. I am almost certain that I saw such cards (except for SHORT the announcement of which was added in 2002. It was previously alerted) in some the bidding boxes at the club back in 2000. Nothing stops you from making your own.

Newcomer Party Pictures

Friday Nght Players Carol, Jan, Wain, and Anna

Friday Nght Players Marilyn, Frank, Fia, and Ursula.

Photos by Carole Dietz.
The Di-Rek’Tor

The Di-Rek’Tor is published monthly by Unit 507 of the American Contract Bridge League, Campbell Community Center, One West Campbell Avenue, Building J-68, Campbell, CA 95008. Opinions in articles are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Unit Board.

Unit 507 Board Officers

President

Dan Turkus

Vice President

Ray Yuenger

Secretary

Marshall Yancey

Treasurer

Neal Webb

Sgt. at Arms

Art Fonda

Membership

Dick Pitzer

Ethics

Bill Langlois

Unit Recorder

Carole Dietz

Forum columnist

Ray Yuenger

Unit Game Coordinator

Rekha Nirula

Tournament Coordinator

Tania Moalem

The Di-Rek'Tor Editor

Michael Angelo Ravera

Education/NAOP

Lynn Yokel

D21 Representative

Jeff Hack

Stu Goodgold

New Player Representative

Mich Ravera



 

 


CONGRATULATIONS


 


CLUB MASTER

Louise Faulkner

Robert Hanson

Bruce Scott

Earl Wentworth

 


SECTION MASTER

Eryl Barker

 

REGIONAL MASTER

Mike Carney

 


NABC MASTERS

Janet Adamiak

 

BRONZE LIFE MASTER

Li-Chung Chen

Katherine Maxfield

Norman Wang

 

 

 


Please submit contributions for
The Di-Rek’Tor to Michael Angelo Ravera

Email: maravera@prodigy.net

Voice: 408-432-1020

Printed: SJBC Folder


Unit 507 Club Games

Day

Time

Game Type

Photo

Directors

Phone (408)

Sunday

5:20 pm

0-499 Stratified

(Lesson: 5:00 pm)

Monthly Potluck: 4:30 pm

Faye Parsons

378-4719

Monday

11:00 am

Open Stratified Hand records

 

Bill Traver

379-4490

Monday

7:30 pm

0-599 Handicapped

(Lesson: 7:10 pm)

Al Becker

252-1426

Tuesday

10:30 am

Open Stratified Hand Records Super Chart

 

Judy Fisher / Carole Dietz

395-0032 / 395-6360

Tuesday

7:30 pm

Open Stratified Hand Records

 

Neal Webb / Ray Yuenger

243-9132 / 379-7717

Wednesday

11:00 am

Two Sections: Open and 0-299 Stratified Hand Records

(Lesson 10:30 am)

 

Rita Tingley / Bernie Bertonis

261-0268

Wednesday

7:30 pm

Open Stratified Hand Records

At Oakwood

 

Bill Traver

379-4490

Wednesday

7:00 pm

Open Stratified Hand Records Super Chart

 

Jim Hayashi / Anne Boboricken

292-2370 / 379-2805

Thursday

10:30 am

Open Hand Records Super Chart

Jim Hayashi / Anne Boboricken

292-2370 / 379-2805

Thursday

10:00 am

0-300 at Belmont Village

Carol Woodward

 

Thursday

7:00 pm

0-999 Stratified (Topics: 6:40 pm)

See Sunday

Faye Parsons

378-4719

Friday

11:00 am

0-999 Handicapped

 (Review: 2:30 pm)

See Monday

Al Becker

252-1426

Friday

7:00 pm

0-300 Stratified (Lesson: 6:30 pm) One “Teacher Lifeline” Hand Records

George Pledger / Carole Dietz

249-2674 / 395-6360

Saturday

12:45 pm

0-2000 Handicapped

See Monday

Al Becker

252-1426

All games are held at the San Jose Bridge Center (408-871-1232) at one W. Campbell Ave, Room J-68, inside the Campbell Community Center except those identified as “in Sunnyvale”, “at Belmont Village”, and “at Oakwood. The Oakwood game is held at the Oakwood Garden Apartments, 700 Saratoga Ave, San Jose. The Belmont Village game is held at Belmont at 1039 E. El Camino Real between Wolfe Rd and Lawrence Expressway.

All games allow methods and systems permitted by the ACBL General Convention Chart. Those games identified as “MidChart” or “Super Chart” also permit methods authorized by those charts with proper disclosure.

Check club postings, visit our web site at http://www.SJBridge.org or call for the exact dates and times of the Special STaC and Special Unit games, and of the 499er Potluck.

Games are often reduced, relaxed, or cancelled during local tournaments.