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Unit 484 is affiliated with the American Contract Bridge League (ACBLacbl logo small) which fosters the game of bridge throughout North America.  We are a member of District 20 (D-20 ), one of 23 North American districts under the auspices of ACBL.  Unit 484 is a non-profit organization in Jackson County located in Southern Oregon.  The bridge clubs in our unit run ACBL sanctioned games available for players of all levels in competitive yet friendly and nurturing environments.
Bridge games within Unit 484 are located in the Rogue Valley—home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Britt Festival
We have several clubs offering games, excellent bridge instructors, games for players of varying levels and a bridge community of vibrant, interesting players whose goals are to have fun,make friends, improve their bridge, and to bid and make all their slams!

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 Let’s get acquainted with Y C Wu

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 Don’t mess with a math PhD at the bridge table


By Jim Flint

AUG. 21, 2015—Y.C. Wu can calculate the points and figure the odds quite well when it comes to bridge. But then you’d expect that from someone who holds a PhD in mathematics.

Wu, 75, moved to the Rogue Valley with his wife Kim in 2012. He plays bridge at both the Rogue Valley Manor, where they reside, and at the clubs in the Phoenix Bridge Center.

He started playing bridge as a high school student.

“It was rubber bridge and there were no rules,” he said. One of his teachers at the Hong Kong high school he attended needed a fourth one day, and Wu volunteered. He played only a couple times, he said.

He started playing again when he was a student at Hong Kong Baptist University. It was something to do during lunch breaks.

It wasn’t until he was teaching in Rochester, Mich., at Oakland University (formerly Michigan State University, Oakland) that he tried duplicate.

“I was playing bridge regularly with three others in the math department at a club that met weekly on Wednesday nights. One of the players was a director, the other two were world class. In fact, they won an open pairs in Bermuda,” Wu recalled.

He and his wife moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and bridge took a holiday for a while.

“Commutes were too long in L.A., and I went back to Hong Kong to teach at Baptist University from 1992 to 1997.”

When they moved back to Southern California in 1998, he resumed playing bridge. A co-worker hosted a regular game in his home with three to four tables.

“It was about then that I played in my first tournament,” Wu said, “the Riverside regional. It was my first experience with bidding boxes.”

That didn’t stop them from tying for first place in the Swiss Teams and taking home 17 gold points.

Wu said he likes the social aspect of the game.

“That’s why I never played online. I didn’t think I’d like just looking at a screen.”

He, along with many others in the local clubs, wish there were more new players and younger players joining the game.

“The computer is just too attractive. People don’t have time. They’re busy with their social media. And it’s a difficult game to learn,” he said.

Wu was born in rural southern China, about 100 miles north of Hong Kong. After earning his bachelor’s degree in math in Hong Kong, he earned a master’s degree at the University of Ottawa, and his PhD at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. 

After teaching in university for many years, he finished his career in the aerospace industry at a company that supported the Air Force in monitoring its contracts, and worked as a software engineer.

He retired in 2002 when he developed lung cancer. Fortunately, it was first stage cancer, and it was successfully removed by surgery.

In retirement, he continued to play lots of bridge, even serving as the president of his club in San Diego.

It was his wife’s research on life care retirement facilities that finally led them to the Rogue Valley and the Manor.

Bridge isn’t his only interest. He plays pickle ball, chess, water volleyball, and table tennis.

Yes, he enjoys accumulating Masterpoints. He has nearly 1,000. But his recent wins in singles and doubles table tennis at the Manor’s annual “Olympic Games” was just as satisfying.



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          Current ACBL Unit 484 Board Members

  • Terry Ansnes



  • David Bryant



  • John Cowles



  • Sharon Fauss



  • Michael Pavlik



  • Bob Scott



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