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      I've played bridge over half my life...    The lesser half I wasted.--roy    Chinese Chop for Roy

Roy Wilson -- Contact:            
626 340-9575

Club Managers and Directors Support
(Or are you a player with a question?)
Do you need help with a ruling, scoring or an administrative question?
The ACBL has a toll-free number available from 8:00 AM until midnight.
855 275-7629      Need help with the Common Game?   941 404-6600

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Friendship Chairman:   
Rosemary Schroeder
626 449-6346
714 349-5535 - Cell
Unit Game Director:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Unit President:   
Jan Wickersham
626 487-4014
San Marino Bridge Club:  
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Art and Diane Gulbrandsen
626 445-3797
626 357-1590 - home
Unit 559 Webmaster:
Roy Wilson
626 340-9575
BBO Virtual Club:  
Mojo - Morris Jones
626 247-4457



B U L L E T I N   B O A R D
Information for Unit 559 Clubs


You will learn more bridge from losing to good players than you will from winning against poor players.

Unit History
Mike Marcucci continues to add material and also updates some of the old information on our History page.  You might find a friend from long ago there, so take a look.  I've also added new photos of our members in the Gallery.  If I don't have one of you there, please send me one!  (Most people don't like to give me current photos as they think they looked better long ago, so most of the photos there are of them as very young.  Your choice, but please add your photo to our Gallery!)

Bridge Stories and Tales
A few weeks ago I announce that I had created a new website just for publishing stories and tales about bridge players and events... I was hoping a few of you would contribute to it, but as yet, only Milt Kalikman has added to it.

Below is one of the stories I recently added...
    John Fox's Revelation
    I was invited to play at a home game sometime back in the late 90's and John Fox asked me to give him a lift to the party.  The man had lots of interesting stories to tell, but he was the source of this one...!

    The host announced that we would be playing an "Individual" movement where we changed partners every three boards, and we decided that rather than spend time each round discussing our favorite conventions or agreements, we would simply announce the meaning of our own bid when it occurred.  That was easy... No bidding problems, and since everyone was doing it, it was also fair. 

      Alert!  My two diamond bid is Flannery.  I have five hearts and four spades.

    Late in the evening, at one of those moments when the room was unusally quiet, everyone in the room heard John say, Alert!  My one heart bid is a psyche!

    I don't remember who won the game that night.


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Last update:   Friday, July 17

Pasadena-San Gabriel Unit 559
Our unit is one of nine in District 23 and we are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League.   We have an elected board of 12 members that meets monthly and is responsible for unit games and the annual John Waken sectional.  There are two clubs in our unit - The San Marino Bridge Club and the Arcadia Bridge Center.

Unit Games
Our unit games, normally held on the first Sunday of each month, have been canceled until we are able to resume them.  As yet, we do not know when this will be, but we will announce the date when we know.

The John Waken annual sectional has been canceled for this year.

Our Virtual Club
For lots more information about the Pasadena Pomona Downey virtual bridge club, visit the website at bridgemojo.com PPDVBC

How to Find Our Club on the BBO Website
When you log on, you are at the Home screen.  Click on Competitive and then click on All Tournaments.   There's a Search Box at the top, on the right... Simply type in a few letters or numbers that will help identify what you are looking for:   23 is sufficient for District 23, and 556 is enough for Unit 556.  You can type in Pasa for our virtual club.

Schedule for BBO Virtual Club Games              
TCG = The Common Game              

BBO Schedule   Our Virtual Club
  Monday 0-1000 Pairs   7:15 PM
  Tuesday Open Pairs   11:00 AM   TCG
  Wednesday Open Pairs   11:00 AM   TCG
  Saturday 0-500 Pairs   10:00 AM   Open Pairs 12:30 PM
  Sunday Open Pairs   12:30 PM


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Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month
Other information is updated monthly
The link on the left will take you
to the ACBL website where you
will find the official requirements
for each rank.
Unit 559 Active Members
Click the rank below for a list
Master Points     Number 
No color points needed
No color points needed
No color points needed
5+ silver points
15+ silver points and 5+ gold points
25+ silver and 20+ red/gold/platinum
(5 must be gold or platinum)
50+ silver and 50+ red/gold/platinum
(25 must be gold or platinum)
75+ silver and 100+ red/gold/platinum
(50 must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 750 points
Life Master with at least 1000 points
(200+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
Life Master with at least 1500 points
(300+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
Life Master with at least 2500 points
(500+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
Life Master with at least 3500 points
700+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(350+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 5000 points
1000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(500+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 7500 points
1500+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(750+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 10,000 points
2000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(1000+ must be gold or platinum)
Life Master with at least 10,000 points
2000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(1000+ must be gold or platinum)
Must have a victory in an eligble event
New Members
Advanced in Rank - 4 New Rank   
Allison Thompson Junior Master
Janelle Morton Club Master
Mariann Nolan Club Master
Kim Ebner Sectional Master
July Total Membership  441

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