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Roy Wilson    Age 17, 44 and 88                                          

Lisa Walker Mike Marcucci Gloria Rommel Mojo Jones
President Unit Historian Friendship Chairman Unit Game Director
818 321-1789 818 903-2471 626 827-2716 818 695-6114

B U L L E T I N   B O A R D

  Pasadena Bridge Club
  649 N. Fair Oaks Ave #201
    Mojo Jones    
   626 247-4457
                 Full Schedule
    Open Games Monday-Saturday
11:00 AM M-F   -   1:00 PM Saturday
    Zach Vedro    
  610 927-685s
                  RSVP Bridge 
  Regency Bridge Club
  201 E. Colorado St, Glendale
   Adam Barron    
   323 318-4308
               Thursday   12:30
Unit Game Dates Mojo Jones
Pasadena Club
1st & 3rd Sunday 12:30
                    Jul 21           Aug 4                          Aug 19
                    Sept 1          Sept 15                             Oct 6
                    Oct 20            Nov 3                        Nov 17
                     Dec 1           Dec 15

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Information for Unit 559 Members







Our unit games are held twice a month, usually
on the first and third Sundays, and both games
are held at the Pasadena Bridge Club

You will learn more by losing to good players
than you will by winning against poor players

Stray Words of Wisdom
Splinter Bids
This is a popular convention because it not only conveys a lot of information to partner, it also serves as a preemptive call, but with a good hand.

If your partner opens either major and you respond with a double jump in a new suit, that shows either a void or a singleton in the bid suit, and an opening hand or better with a good fit.  This is a typical hand:
If you are using Splinter Bids the double jump to 4 is a complete description of your hand.  (There is also a mini-splinter agreement where a single jump shows the same hand.)

There are a variety of agreements as to opener's rebids, but simply rebidding game is a minmum hand.  One possible agreement is this:
  • 16-18 HCP - Opener cuebids the lowest unbid suit
  • 19-21 HCP - Opener cuebids the higher unbid suit
    Roy Wilson - Diamond Life Master
Many players prefer not to use Splinter bids because it uses up so much bidding room, but others say it gives a lot of information in a single bid, so there is compensation.  Your decision.
Our Next Unit Game
Our unit game is this Sunday, July 21.  As usual, be sure you call Miriam for a reservation.
    Call Miriam For a Reservation:     626 232-0558

John Waken Sectional - End of the Month

Our unit sectional is on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.
      If you can help with cookies, snacks, etc, please contact:
      • Angela Peters --
      • Sherry Hansen --

Another District 22 Edition of Their Web Magazine Provided by Our Bridge Neighbors
This month there's a bridge tale on page 20 by Rhoda Walsh that happened way back in 1983...
Her story reminded me of those days when you would have to shake the cigarette smoke out of your clothes and take a shower after you got home from a bridge game.

Unit Historian:   
Do you have an old photo or other memorbilia from our past that you can share with us?  Please let Mike make a copy.
Mike Marcucci
818 903-2471
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, our
Holiday party and the annual John Waken sectional.

How to Find Our Virtual Club on the BBO Website
Our unit members can play in a virtual club game set up by Mojo and Paula...
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 559 is enough for Unit 559.
You can use either the abbreviated Pasa or 559 for our virtual club.
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Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month.
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    
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
July Total Membership  357

Status Change for our Members
Updated each month in the first week
New Member
Michael Blottin   La Canada
Donald Dewey   Pasadena
Advanced in Rank - 4  
Leslie Klein  Club Master  
Andy Rooke  Club Master  
Benjamin Bascom  Sectional Master  
Karmen Armoudjian  Life Master  
  Lynn Ryan   
  Carl Hulick   
  Marty Weiss   

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