ACBL Unit 512


Dear Sigrid,

Please join me in thanking Dawne Dickenson and Gerry Fox for personally purchasing replacement bidding inserts and guide cards for Anastasia's Napa Valley Bridge Club.   Their generosity is really appreciated!   And a big thank you to Anita Pensler who cleaned the bridgemates and bidding boxes.   Anita sees a job to be done and just does it, what a gal!

For future reference:   Vintage Duplicate Bridge Club Board of Directors has voted to eliminate "saving north/south seating" effective October 1st for anyone other than those that require a stationary position.   Handicapped individuals will continue to be accommodated.   If your preference is sitting north/south, please arrive early and secure your spot.

Congratulations to Joanne Wegsten who crossed the 3000 masterpoint goal...well done, Joanne!

I am a little late getting out the news that Sandy Hicks is teaching Learn to Play Bridge, a nine-week course at Vintage House in Sonoma starting today, Sept. 17th from 9:30 to 11:30.   Members of Vintage House will be charged $100, non-members $150...I apologize, Sandy, for not getting this notice out sooner.   It may not be too late to attend, check with Sandy ( for further details.

Remember that there will be no game Friday, Sept. 20th at the Napa Senior Center due to a scheduling conflict with the Center.

Once again Larry Page is offering his expertise via lessons.   He is proposing a webcast on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 in the evening.   Reports from those who were able to attend Larry's previous lessons indicate that that they learned a lot and that his pointers improved their games tremendously.   If this interests you, please contact Larry via email, and he will be glad to give you all the details.

Rio Vista Bridge Club has officially moved to the American Legion Hall at 610 St. Francis Way, Rio Vista, still on Tuesday evenings at 6:00, the cost now $5.00 (!!) due to rent increase...the most reasonable game around and the refeshments are amazing.

The following is a list of upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18th, VDBC Annual Meeting, Club Championship at noon, Sonoma Senior Center
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24th, 1:30 at Sonoma Senior Center, special presentation by Unit 509's Jennifer Jones, author of Bridge Tournament Handbook, her latest book of resources collected from several local bridge experts
  • Friday, October 4th, 11:30 at Napa Senior Center, Club Appreciation Pairs
  • Sunday, October 6th, lesson with Gerry Fox at 12:15, Unit Championship at 1:00, Napa Senior Center
  • Friday, October 18th, 11:30 at Napa Senior Center, Club Championship
  • Sunday, October 20th, lesson with Gerry Fox at 12:15, Unit Championship at 1:00, Napa Senior Center
  • Monday, October 21st, Club Appreciation Pairs at noon, Sonoma Senior Center
  • Tuesday, October 22nd, Club Appreciation Pairs at 11:30, Sonoma Senior Center
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, Club Appreciation Pairs at noon, Sonoma Senior Center

Santa Rosa Unit 509's Sectional is this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22 at Odd Fellows Building, 545 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa; games start at 10:00.   Informational flyer is attached.

Here's hoping you find a grand slam next time you play!

All the best, Sigrid Price, Unit 512,