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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:   
Linda Stuart
909 641-3790 - Cell
Unit Game Director:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Unit President:   
Mary Falvey
626 359-0271
626 484-7169 - Cell
San Marino Bridge Club:  
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Art and Diane Gulbrandsen
626 445-3797
Unit 559 Webmaster:
Roy Wilson
626 340-9575


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Information for Unit 559 Clubs

San Marino Club STaC Game Results
The ACBL recently announced that all clubs will have to change over to a new reporting procedure, and game results need to be uploaded to them.  They will post the scores and results.  (Click on San Marino Club Results, above.)

Both the San Marino Club and the Arcadia Bridge Center are in the process, which must be completed by January.  We are still having a problem getting the hand records uploaded, and club STaC games need to be reported separately from club results.

The STaC game results will not be displayed on the link for San Marino Club Results, but the local results for STaC games are available on the The Common Game, and you you will find the overall results on the STaC game link above...
    Another STaC game will be played today, Wednesday, in San Marino.  These games award extra masterpoints, and are silver points.
Glendale STaC
Our Glendale friends will have a STaC game this Saturday, but as always, it's best if you call for a reservation.
(Great lunch, too!  Salmon and kabobs, plus other good things.)
    Adam - 323 318-4308

North American Pairs
The next NAP game...
  • District Final:   This Sunday, November 17, Southbay Bridge Club, Lomita -- Game time is 10:00 AM
      For more information, you can go to Mojo's site (Morris Jones is the NAP Coordinator) -- North American Pairs
    There's a link below for maps.   (2g)
Ask the Coach
John Jones has a new question on his page... It concerns Negative Free Bids, and a comment on an emerging new agreement amongst the expert level of players -- Transfer Responses after an overcall.
    Click on the link below.   (4f)

Transfer Responses
Want to know more about Transfer Responses?  You will find a lot of information about these bids if you Google the topic, but all that I found are used after partner opens the bidding with 1, either as a natural call or as a Precision forcing bid.  If you open the link below, you will see a discussion of how to use Transfer Responses after an opponent overcalls your partner's 1 bid.

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 Game
Our next Unit game is the annual Holiday Party, on Sunday, December 1.
We have a unit game generally on the first Sunday of each month.  The card fees are $10.00 and students may play free.
The fee for seniors over the age of 90 is $5.00.  Gametime is 12:30 and lunch is available at 12:00.
    The location is the San Marino Bridge Club
    1800 Huntington Drive
    San Marino
There is a map link below.

If you want to request a N/S or you need a partner, call Miriam Harrington:     626 232-0558

Our Director is Marie Nimmrich.  626 448-3304     mareeelizabeth@aol.com


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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
Stuart Soldate Pasadena
Marie Hadaway San Gabriel
Sandy Zisman Pasadena
Transferred In
Stamford Hill San Gabriel
Yat Sing Ma Alhambra
Transferred Out
Janice Mangerino Phelan CA
Advanced in Rank - 3 New Rank   
Marilyn Conzonire Club Master
Susanne Hollis Sectional Master
Ronald Lu Sectional Master
November Total Membership  445

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 Nov 22 - 24 
 Nov 23 - 24 
 Nov 28 - Dec 8 
 Dec 8 - 15 
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