ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Longest Day - Sunday June 17th

Join us for the Longest Day on Sunday June 17th, a partnership event between the ACBL and the Alzheimer's Association. On that day, we'll be playing bridge to raise awareness for Alzheimer's. The unit will be raising funds by selling donated handicrafts, and memory cards which can be purchased in remembrance of an Alzheimer's sufferer. The handicrafts for purchase include: fine jewelry by Nira Levy, fabric jewelry pouches by Beth Granby and fuzzy flip flops by Judy Rimer.

Wear your purple t-shirt (or purchase one at the door),stimulate your mind and earn extra masterpoints! Click on the photo to see a bigger version.

Click here to see more on this event, including photos.

Click here to make a donation

San Diego Unit hosting two Special Unit Games

Our Unit games this year have been quite popular. We have a nice following of regular players who join us every other Sunday for lunch and bridge (and don't forget the mid-afternoon hospitality break). We're introducing a couple of Special Games this year to spice things up a bit. Bear with us - not all experiments work but we've decided to go ahead and include them in the 2018 game line up. No worries, no game will ever become a permanent fixture on the Calendar. You like it, we keep it. You don't like it, we'll try something else.

Mixed Pairs events are popular at Nationals, and some Regionals even offer them. We'll be hosting our first Mixed Pairs Unit Game on August 5th. So if you're not at the Nationals in Atlanta that weekend, join us for this Special game. A lot of our established partners won't have a hard time abiding by the rules since they already form a mixed pair at our usual Sunday games. Our partnership desk is aware that it'll be working overtime to fulfill the many requests that will come in for that game. We will do our best to match you up with a member of the opposite sex so if you know you're looking for one, let us know early. We will assess your skill level and match you with a comparable partner. Both Open and 999er sections will be available for this Special Game.

The second special game we're introducing on October 7th is an Over/Under 1000 pairs game. As the name implies, this game will consist of a skilled player over 1000 points, and an Intermediate/Newcomer with less than 1000 points. It's a wonderful way to encourage newer players to play up, and for the more skilled players to mentor their less seasoned partners. A great social opportunity as well! Everyone is encouraged to arrange their own partnerships but we'll be ready to help you find a good match.

Since these Special Games need advance planning, please advise us as soon as you know you'd like to play and you're in need of a partner.

 Special Games Flyer

San Diego Spring Sectional - March 2-4

We concluded yet another San Diego Unit 539 Open sectional at Marina Village. Sunny skies on Friday brought in 96 tables; cloudy skies on Saturday welcomed 96 tables, and a mixture of sun and drizzle on Sunday saw 57.5 tables, for a grand total of 235. Down from previous years, this number nevertheless was appreciated and we hope to see you again at our next sectional the third weekend of August.

Top Winners from the sectional are shown below, as well as a complete master point list from the tournament. Thanks to all the Board members, Directors, Davis and other volunteers who helped make this a success.

We always appreciate feedback. How did we do on the tournament? What could we have done better? What did you like? Please send an email to info@sandiegobridge.com; with your comments.

See also a story on Finn and Alex Kolesnik, who won the Open Pairs on Saturday morning. They are a father and son pair. Photo on the right.

Sectional Results

Congratulations to our 2018 Spring Sectional Masterpoint Winners!

Open

1499er

299er

1.

22.47

Dorn Bishop

2.

20.12

Richard Gold

3.

20.03

Roger Doughman

4.

17.25

Alex Fowlie

5.

17.23

Lynne Feldman

Full List

1.

16.50

Finn Kolesnik

2.

11.84

John Howard

2.

11.84

Victoria Haines

4.

8.22

Daniel Koppenhafer

4.

8.22

Chris Hastie

Full List

1.

16.50

Finn Kolesnik

2.

6.58

Patrick Staley

3.

6.25

Gary Zoss

4.

4.46

Robert Dunham

5.

4.26

John Fabian

5.

4.26

Ginny Potter

Full List

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018

1:00

San Diego Unit Open Pairs

1:00

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 info@sandiegobridge.com 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 BridgeResults.net.

To make the best of BridgeResults features we recommend that you register your email address (if you have not done so already). This will allow you to receive notifications by email when the results are published, to have your name highlighted when you look at the results, and many other features.

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

Latest News!

12-Jun-18

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

8-Jun-18

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

1-Jun-18

Forum Article (24 KB)
By Larry Sherman

1-Jun-18

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 info@sandiegobridge.com 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, our Partnership Chair, who will be happy to get you a partner for Unit Games!

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