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Welcome to our unit's website!

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

WebMaster: Roy Wilson - unit559webmaster@gmail.com - 626 340-9575





Precision Club Precision Club Precision Club

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
lisawalkerlac@gmail.com instarmgm@att.net blessingNglory@msn.com mojo@whiteoaks.com

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
  Regency Bridge Club
  201 E. Colorado St, Glendale
   Adam Barron    
   323 318-4308
               Thursday   12:30
Unit Game Mojo Jones
Pasadena Club
1st & 3rd Sunday 12:30

Roy Wilson, unit559webmaster@gmail.com 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
The Jacoby Two Notrump convention is a popular treatment used as a
forcing raise to an opening major suit.

Responder has at least 4-card support and enough strength for game.
Opener has these possible rebids:
  • 16+     Rebid the major at the 3-level
  • 3N     A good 14-15 points - Some players say no singletons nor voids
  • Jump to the 4-level in a new suit shows a side 5-card suit
  • Jump to game in the agreed suit is a minimum hand
Best Defense:
4th seat has the option to make a competitive call...
  • An overcall by the 4th hand suggests a long suit with a profitable sacrifice
  • A double of the 2NT response is Michaels - the other major and a minor
  • A jump to 4NT is both minors - As is a double of the opponent's 3NT call

      Roy Wilson - Diamond Life Master

Unit Game - Tomorrow, Sunday
Be sure you call Miriam for a reservation -  626 232-0558
Game time is 12:30 at the Pasadena Bridge Club - See you there.

Need Silver Points?
Today is the last day for Silver Points on BBO.

Our Annual Summer Time Regional - July 1-7
Here's the flyer:

Pasadena Bridge Club -
    Every year the ACBL sponsors a game to benefit Alzheimer's Research, and this year the game will be on Wednesday. June 19.   The game will be the regular Open Pairs at 11:00 AM, but the card fees will be an extra dollar.

    From June 24 to June 29 the club will have qualifying games for the NAP - North American Pairs - The masterpoint awards are half red and half black, and the games are stratified.

    The club is closed...
    No, not forever... Just for three days during the week the Regional is available.
    the club will be closed on July 2, 3 and 4 which is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    No Unit Game on Sunday, July 7.
    Our unit does not wish to compete with our District Regional, so the first of our two monthly unit games
    has been cancelled, but we will have one on Sunday, July 21, at 12:30, at the Pasadena Bridge Club.





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
nstarmgm@att.net
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.
    BBO:   BudWilson

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    Looking for a certified bridge teacher?    
  Morris Jones     mojo@mojobridge.com
  Claudia Elms     elmsclaudia@gmail.com
  Zach Vedro     zvedro@hotmail.com
  Lisa Walker     lisawalkerlac@gmail.com
  American Bridge Teachers Association   ABTA  



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    
0-5
No color points needed
5-20
No color points needed
20-50+
No color points needed
50+
5+ silver points
100+
15+ silver points and 5+ gold points
200+
25+ silver and 20+ red/gold/platinum
(5 must be gold or platinum)
300+
50+ silver and 50+ red/gold/platinum
(25 must be gold or platinum)
500+
75+ silver and 100+ red/gold/platinum
(50 must be gold or platinum)
750+
Life Master with at least 750 points
1000+
Life Master with at least 1000 points
(200+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
1500+
Life Master with at least 1500 points
(300+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
2500+
Life Master with at least 2500 points
(500+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
3500+
Life Master with at least 3500 points
700+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(350+ must be gold or platinum)
5000+
Life Master with at least 5000 points
1000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(500+ must be gold or platinum)
7500+
Life Master with at least 7500 points
1500+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(750+ must be gold or platinum)
10,000+
Life Master with at least 10,000 points
2000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(1000+ must be gold or platinum)
10,000+
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
June Total Membership  365



Status Change for our Members
Updated each month in the first week
New Member
Janice Clifford   South Pasadena
Jane Winer   La Canada Flintridge  
Transferred Out
Dr. Gary Amundson   Centennial CO
Cameron Ross Jr   Baldwinsville NY
Advanced in Rank - 4  
Jonathan Fuhrman  Regional Master  
Susan Kane  Regional Master  
Michael Connell  NABC Master  
Robert Jennings  NABC Master  
Deceased   Lynn Ryan   
























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