ACBL Unit 512


Unit News

Dear Helen,

You won't want to miss the VDBC game Wednesday, October 31st at Vintage House, Sonoma, starting promptly at noon.   Halloween costumes are encouraged and a nationwide Instant Matchpoint Game is scheduled.   At the conclusion of the game there will be a handout from ACBL with hand commentaries.   

Many of us are just back from the Regional in Sparks and I am very glad to report that our unit members did very well, including the following:

  • Russ Quinnell with partner Bob Klein placed second overall in Flight A of the Monday Open Pairs
  • Lois Lourie & John Kardach placed 3rd in Flight B and 1st in Flight A of the Monday Open Pairs
  • Gerry Fox & Tom Jacobson placed 7/8 in the Tues Daylight Pairs
  • Lois Lourie and partner placed 4th in the Tuesday A.M. 299er's
  • John & Patty Shribbs placed first overall in the Tuesday Gold Pairs
  • Steven Mercer & Michele Burton placed 6/8 in the Tuesday Gold Pairs
  • Priscilla & Joe Naworski were 5th in the Wednesday Gold Rush
  • Carolyn Loe & Gretchen Filer were 3rd overall in Flight C of the Wednesay Open Pairs
  • Russ Quinnell, Bob Klein and Sara Rothmuller and partner placed 2nd in the Wednesday Evening Swiss
  • Lana Stanley & Judith Kale placed 4th in the Thursday Afternoon 299er Pairs
  • Russ Quinnell and partner placed 7th in the Thursday Daylight Pairs
  • Wayne Gordon & Russ Quinnell and team placed 2nd in the Thursday Evening Swiss
  • Carolyn Loe & Gretchen Filer placed first in Flight B, second in Flight A in the Friday Gold Rush Pairs
  • Gerry Fox & Tom Jacobson placed 5th in the Friday Daylight Open Pairs
  • Gerry Fox, Tom Jacobson, Kate Hill and partner placed 3rd overall in the Sunday Flight A Swiss

I hope I found all of the winners and send congratulations to each of you.  If I missed someone, I apologize!


The Unit Holiday celebration will be held at the Napa Elks Club (2840 Soscol Avenue, Napa) on Sunday, December 2nd with bridge starting at 1:00 followed by a social cocktail hour and a sit-down dinner of salad, entree (choice of baked salmon or beef short ribs) and dessert.   We hope you will invite your husband/wife/partner to join us for dinner if not for bridge.   Please reserve early,  the form is attached.

The next scheduled lesson for intermediate players and anyone interested in attending will be on Wednesday, November 14th at Vintage House from 10:00 to 11:30.   I am open to suggestion about the next topic so please feel free to email me with requests.

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful Halloween!

Sigrid Price, Unit 512 VP,