ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Bridge with the Pros

Many thanks to all those who participated in the first annual Bridge with the Pros auction, which benefited our San Diego Unit.

For a first year event, we proudly surpassed our fundraising goal of $3,000. Even more important, the Pro Auction created excitement and fun for our bridge community.

The event would not have been nearly as successful if not for all those who helped to make it possible. We are especially grateful to the incredible collection of local players, teachers and writers including: Andy Loh, Bill Grant, Cameron Cotton, David Abelow, Ken Monzingo, Kent Hartman, Kitty Cooper, Lynne Feldman, Mac Busby, Maritha Pottenger, Paul Darin, Phyllis Yates, Rick Roeder, Robert Rosenblum, Roger Doughman, Steve Cooper and Wirt Gilliam for their participation in the Auction. Every single Pro was extremely supportive of our efforts and we are grateful for their time and generosity.

The following are some interesting analytics from the Auction:

  • 834 page views appeared on our online Auction site.
  • 62 total bids were entered online and at live events.
  • Bidding tables with a poster display at the Spring Sectional and San Diego Regional.
  • $3,410 raised to help our local bridge community.
  • The value of countless volunteer hours was priceless.

Mostly, we are grateful to the participants who gave generously to help support our efforts. We hope the winning bidders will have a memorable and instructional bridge game with their Pro.

We are so appreciative of your support and thank you for making the Auction so successful.

For a complete update of the auction results, please visit the auction website:

Auction Website

San Diego Open Sectional - Mar 3-5, 2017

We just concluded yet another San Diego Unit 539 Open sectional at Marina Village. Sunny skies on Friday brought in 105.5 tables; cloudy skies on Saturday welcomed 99 tables, and a mixture of sun and drizzle on Sunday saw 55.5 tables, for a grand total of 260 tables. Down from previous years, this number nevertheless was appreciated and we hope to see you again at our next sectional the first weekend of August.

Some interesting statistics from the sectional reports - Out of the 400 players in attendance, only 164 were from our Unit. The North County units (Inland and Coastal) and the La Jolla unit attracted 58 players each and Coronado/Chula Vista area accounted for 22 players - bringing the San Diego County attendance to 300 players, basically 3/4 of the participants. A large concentration of the other 100 players came from Orange County (38) and Out of State (19) players most likely taking advantage of our wonderful San Diego winters.

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 and other volunteers who helped make this a success, special mention goes to our greeters who directed player traffic through the Marina Village maze (Craig Caldwell, Elazar Harel, Joanne Kocielski, Beth Granby and Sharyn Pyrz), Ben Domurat who helped with the tear down activity, and above all, our caddies Davis Bennett and Evan Ziegler who were tirelessly working all the details behind the scenes.

For those of you who missed the Bridge with Pros display we had at the tournament, please go to www.32auctions.com/bridgewiththepros to bid on one of the 17 pros who have generously agreed to donate their time to play a session with you. Our fundraiser has already generated lots of activity and we're hoping that over the next few weeks, you'll continue to bid to play with the pro of your choice. Proceeds from this fundraiser will allow us to subsidize various unit activities and offer you superior hospitality. Special thanks to Kathy Byrne and Marty Roth for driving this auction.

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. We are here, Unit 539, serving the San Diego bridge community.

Congratulations to our 2017 Spring Sectional Masterpoint Winners!

Open

1499er

299er

1.

20.28

Greg House

2.

17.78

Cameron Cotton

3.

15.83

Linda Tipton

3.

15.83

V Jay Tipton

5.

16.07

Rick Kerbel

Full List

1.

13.53

Charles O'Malley

1.

13.53

Marjorie O'Malley

3.

9.48

Thomas Herzog

4.

9.40

Dustin Stout

5.

9.39

Deborah Goldsmith

5.

9.39

Stuart Hemple

Full List

1.

7.23

Charlene Reimnitz

1.

7.23

Joel Reimnitz

3.

7.09

Ramey Farah

4.

5.54

Dana Taylor

5.

5.30

Dayle DeRaat

5.

5.30

Larry Meyer

5.

5.30

Howard Abrams

Full List

Sunday, April 30, 2017

1:00

San Diego Unit Open Pairs - Fifth Sunday Pizza Day

1:00

San Diego Unit 999er Pairs - Fifth Sunday Pizza Day

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