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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:   
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.

Top 30 Update
Today's the day... Every three months I update both our list of the top 30 players in our unit, and the masterpoints and ranks of all of our players.  If you find an error, please send me an email, and I will correct it.
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    If you are looking at the rank changes, and there's an old date on the page, simply hit the F5 key at the top of your keyboard... That will force your computer to refresh the data.   (Do it any time you wish... it won't hurt anything.)

New Website
All of us have at least one good bridge tale or story, or maybe even a good bridge joke, right?  Well, I've created a website just for such foolishness.  Right now, I have some of my favorites, but I would like to add yours, too.

Mojo's News Letter
Every week, Mojo sends out a news letter with lots of good information for us.   I've decided it's too much text for this part of the website, but I do want to update it on a weekly basis, so from now on, you will be able to find it with the link down in the lower right of this panel.

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
Transferred Out
Peter Glatzel Honolulu Hawaii
Gerald Bare
Advanced in Rank - 11 New Rank   
Carol Grosz Junior Master
Sarah Deschenes Club Master
Kim Ebner Club Master
Paulette Burkitt Sectional Master
John Walker Sectional Master
Karmen Armoudjian Regional Master
Andrea Verona Regional Master
Andrea Verona Regional Master
Maria Verona Regional Master
Lisa Walker Regional Master
Bruce Gordon Sapphire Life Master
July Total Membership  437


ACBL Sanctioned Tournaments
Dear Members of the ACBL,
Due to the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus, the ACBL is canceling the 2020 Fall North American Bridge Championships, scheduled for November 26-December 6, 2020, in Tampa FL.

With this same concern, ACBL will not staff any sectionals or regionals with tournament directors for the remainder of 2020.  This removes any possibility for face-to-face tournaments during the balance of the year.

It is the right thing to do.  The safety of our members,. the community most at risk for COVID-19, and our employees is of paramount importance to us.  At this time, we cannot ask players or staff to travel and risk exposure.

ACBL management and the Board of Directors found this a difficult decision to make.  However, the facts are clear, and we must act based on the well-being of our membership and our staff.
    Joseph Jones
    ACBL Executive Director
    June 17, 2020

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