AND YOU WERE IMPRESSED WITH YOUR 60% GAME
On Wednesday morning, June 19th, Anup Chinai and Bob Beaulieu achieved the most amazing score any of us recall seeing at SOCBC. They had an 87.5% game, and no, that was not a typo. Anup said he didn’t even realize they had scored so high until Marti mentioned it after the fact. The gauntlet has been thrown – who can beat 87.5%?
LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER
Don’t fault our Education Committee for the lull in summer-time classes. We’re on a limited schedule due to the absence of a partition. It is not practical to hold a morning game and a separate class at the same time, so please bear with us until the new partition is permitted and installed. Meanwhile, the Education Committee sent a survey asking for feedback on which classes might interest our advancing beginners and intermediate players. Recently scheduled classes on carding and losing trick count were cancelled due to lack of registration. We want to tailor our classes to the interests of our members, so if you have not yet responded, please pass along your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY AFTERNOON POST GAME FREE HAND REVIEWS
Don’t miss the Tuesday Post Game Hand Analysis presented free by Alan Gailfus. The discussion is geared to all levels and Alan will answer your specific questions.
The GNT A and C Stratifications Trials were held at South Orange County Bridge Center on Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd. While Flight C participation declined from last year, we had a near record turnout of ten teams in Flight A. John and Susan Kissinger, Brandon Sheumaker, Marti Moss and Frances Krause did wonderful jobs ensuring that the trials ran smoothly.
There seems to be a bridge convention for every possible scenario, and some of you may remember the “Mini Roman” opening bid. Not currently popular, it was used years back to describe a 3-suited hand with 11 to15 high card points. Our very own Roman Matusik (no relation to the convention) on the other hand is quite popular these days and definitely not Mini. He has over four thousand points, is among the top players at our bridge center, and is always in demand as a partner. Roman and his wife will be moving soon to Columbia, South Carolina in search of new adventures. We hate to say good-bye to a great guy and a darned good bridge player. Good luck Roman.
LUNCH PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
Jane Dober and her core of volunteers have been doing a great job of serving us lunches and snacks, with numerous others helping, when no servers were signed up. We are understaffed on Mondays and Thursdays and ask that you sign up to serve occasionally. You will receive a free play for serving. If we don’t have servers, we will not be able to continue the lunch program. See Jane’s message later in this Newsletter.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON NON-LIFE MASTER GAME
Non-Life Masters please come play in our Thursday Afternoon Non-Life Master game. For the first time in a couple of months we failed to attract enough tables to support the game. If you commit to playing at our club on Thursdays and invite your friends to play, we will be able to sustain the Thursday NLM Game. If you come to play in the Thursday NLM game and we don’t have at least three tables, you can play in the open game for half price.
FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDGE
We had 15 full tables for our June Friday Night Social and Duplicate Bridge Potluck. Please join us and invite your friends to play on Friday, July 28th, the next installment of Friday Night Bridge.
If you would like to write an article to appear in the President’s Message or elsewhere in the SOCBC Newsletter, please contact me. I am interested in including fresh ideas, anecdotal experiences and varied perspectives. I would like to acknowledge this month’s contributor Janie Matlaf. r