ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

End of the Year Unit Games

Please join us for our End of the Year Unit Games (Stratified Pairs and 999er) at 1:00 at Adventures in Bridge

  • Sunday, November 18 - STaC game
  • Sunday, December 2
  • Sunday, December 16
  • Sunday, December 30

Bridge lesson before each Unit Game at 12:30

Delicious holiday hospitality and bridge game for only $10

Hope to see you there!

 End of the Year Unit Games Flyer

Appreciation Party scheduled for January, 6th at Soledad Club

Everyone is sure to have lots of fun at this year's Appreciation Party hosted by our Unit 539 - catered lunch, door prizes, and your chance to win big points!

Since last year's date change was so well received, we decided to host the Appreciation Party (formerly known as the Holiday Party) in January again. This year's Appreciation Party is scheduled for Sunday, January 6 at the Soledad Club. The fun starts at 11:30 AM with bridge starting at 1:00 PM.

As part of the Unit's long standing tradition, all players who participated in 12 or more unit games in 2018 will be eligible to enjoy this event at no cost! Check the Appreciation Party Eligibility List posted under Latest News on the home page of the Unit's website for the loyal players who were able to support our Sunday unit games.

Non-playing partners/spouses are welcome, and of course this event is NOT limited to Unit 539 members. This is our way of saying thank you to all bridge players for playing with us this year.

Hurry and get your reservation form in no later than January 1, 2019.

 Flyer and Reservation Form

Celebrating Lena's 101st in style!

Celebrating Lena's 101st in style. Lena, dressed to the nines, a beautiful hairstyle and perfect manicured nails, walks into AIB today with a huge smile on her face. It's her 101th birthday.

Sitting as usual at table 3NS, she is beaming with joy as all the bridge players give their best wishes and gifts and wines.

Playing her normal Saturday partner Tom Tatham, Lena's name also was on the Barometer game board with a 60% after round 3. That's our Lena! The play was halted a couple of times to announce director Davis with a beautiful birthday cake (or 2 as it turned out), and Wirt dressed formally came by to offer a champagne toast to the Queen of San Diego! Congratulations Lena, you are the best!

-Lamya Agelidis

Unit 539 Impressive Player Accomplishments

San Diego Unit 539 witnessed some major wins by our players at the Summer NABC in Atlanta. Jim Johnsen, with partner Rick Gold of Oceanside 531, won the Bruce LM-6000 Life Master Pairs! Undaunted by this fabulous accomplishment, San Diegans Jim Johnsen and Dorn Bishop, partnering with Desert Cities 533 players James Weeks and Neil Stern, continued on to win the 0-6000 Mini-Spingold Teams!

Kudos to all these District 22 players, and special congrats from Unit 539 to Dorn Bishop and double winner Jim ("JJ") Johnsen.

Additionally, Unit 539 has the rare opportunity to honor three of its members upon attaining the milestone of Platinum Life Master (10,000 MP) and Emerald Life Master (7500 MP). Jon Wright and Mac Busby achieved Platinum Life Master and Suzanne LeBendig reached Emerald Life Master last month.

Congratulations and great job, all!

Thank you for your support of The Longest Day

San Diego Bridge Unit 539 participated in The Longest Day, supporting the fight against Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, June 17th, 2018.

As a global partner of The Longest Day, the ACBL has supported hundreds of bridge clubs across the country for six years as a way of raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease. Thus far, bridge players have raised more than $3.5 million for the Alzheimer's Association.

Click here to see more on this event, including photos

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018


San Diego Unit Open Pairs


San Diego Unit 999er Pairs

Online Directory Drive

One thing we are certain of is that everybody likes a complete phone and email directory. Our goal is to have one San Diego directory shared by the five units in San Diego County. It is online, since a paper directory is not cost effective unfortunately. With your help, we can get there. Again, we can't publish your contact details without your written approval, so just send an email to contact one of your Board members to share any contact changes with us.

Online Directory

Get Your Results As Soon As They're Available!

Unit 539 is publishing the game results on

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You can also upload your photo to BridgeResults to be added to our galleries of players.

Latest News!


Appreciation Party Flyer and Reservation Form (831 KB)


Forum Article (211 KB)
By Stuart Showalter


End of the Year Unit Games Flyer (864 KB)


Appreciation Party Eligibility List (173 KB)


Solution to the Bridge Puzzle
For the Puzzle in the Spring 2018 Issue 2 Newsletter


Solution to the Profession Puzzle (13 KB)
For the Puzzle in the Spring 2018 Issue 2 Newsletter


The Bridge Express (2527 KB)
Issue 2 - Spring 2018

Second Annual Unit Newsletter

A year ago, we issued the first edition of THE BRIDGE EXPRESS, a collection of articles to regale you with unit activities and events. This initial edition was emailed to those addresses we had on file, and snail mailed to those we didn't. We hope you all enjoyed it. This year, we have expanded the newsletter and included member profiles, interviews, editorials, and even puzzles! We are proud of our finished product which was emailed to all members with known emails on record. If you'd like to receive it and you are not listed in the online directory, please let us know at and we'll add you to the list and forward you a copy.

Alternatively, we will make the newsletter available online on June 1st so stay tuned!

Enjoy and let us know what you think of it!

 2018 Spring Newsletter Issue 2

District 22 Forum

For interesting Bridge news and information use this link every month for the latest issue:

District 22 Forum Monthly Newsletter

Looking for Partners for Unit games?

Our website has a Partnership Desk feature - Just select the Navigation Tab on the left of this page, enter your basic profile, and our partnership chair will start searching for a match! Try it, and let us know what you think!

Alternatively, if you decide last minute that you're looking for a game, just contact Lamya Agelidis, 615-887-1012, our Partnership Chair, who will be happy to get you a partner for Unit Games!

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