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Next Unit Game

Saturday, June 18

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Intermediate/ Newcomer Sectional

Bayshore Bridge Center

May 21-22, 2016



San Mateo Unit 498 Newsletter
May 2016 Newsletter



Unit 2016 Updated Event Calendar

Games and Sectionals




Welcome New Members

Paul Destefano, Michele Madansky, Joy Venosa  and Joe Venosa


New Advancements/Achievements

Junior Master – Dorothy Hardwicke, John Selin and Cynthia Wener


Club Master –Sally Bernstein, Jane Carr and Kathy Miles


Sectional Master –Karen  Wisialowski


Regional Master – Chin Huang, Joanne Lewin and Elena Powers


NABC Master– Carole Gennaro


Life Master–Bill Ihrie


Bronze Life Master–Carol Knowles


Silver Life Master – Brian Reis, Carole Ringoen and Ruth Tuckman


Ruby Life Master – Marcus Ballinger, Loretta Baines, Nancy Chapman, Terry Darwin, Don Doolittle, Beryl Geller, Cheryl Haines,

David Hoffman, Norman Kalman, John Lawton, Miwako Litwin,

Gigi Marki, George Parker, Art Quey, Marc Renson, Dimitri Sgolombis,

Robert Sparks, Victor Szteinbaum, Edie Wong and Aster Wu


Sapphire Life Master  – Fred Chasalow, Edward Frymoyer,

Pat Galligan, Sal Ignoffo and Daniel Raider






OPEN GAMES Monday through Friday @ 12:15 p.m.
No Lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Light Lunch on Thursday and Friday

Thursday Evening Barometer Game @7:00 p.m.
Will Watson, Director


Tuesday Mornings, 9 a.m. – Noon

Lesson on bidding and conventions by Raad Bunni
Followed by 16 pre-dealt hands to match lesson
Hand records with analyses($10 - Students up to 299 points)


Wednesday Afternoon 12:15

No lesson but separate game for 299ers

Friday Mornings, 9 a.m. – Noon

Lesson on defense and play of the hand by Raad Bunni
Followed by 16 pre-dealt hands to match lesson
Hand records with analyses($10 - Students up to 299 points)





Chinese American Bridge Club
(an ACBL sanctioned invitational club)

The club will hold one Saturday morning game per month at the Bayshore Bridge Club. The game will be scheduled on a Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m.

Non-members who would like to attend a game and check out the club should either try to arrange for an invitation with a club member or contact the designated club officials below to secure an invitation before attending the game.

Robert Ng (650) 743-4996
Marion Robertson (415) 566-1603

Please refer to the Unitizer for the date of the game for the upcoming month.

 New Partnership Desk at ACBL


From MyACBL, players can post requests and search for partners by club location or tournament. Profiles already contain the member's rank and masterpoints with options to add a profile picture, preferred systems and more.


You can learn more about the Partnership Desk and then see for yourself.



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Unit 498 By-Laws (as amended 2015)  

ABCs for Beginners by Eileen Battat  


ABC's of Scoring by Don Doolittle

Addendum to ABC's of Scoring