ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Thank you, Lamya, District 22 President 2021!

Lamya Agelidis is New District 22 President.

Unit 539's Lamya Agelidis was recently elected president of ACBL District 22, the area that covers all of Southern California except LA County.

As you probably know, Lamya has been extremely active in ACBL at multiple levels for many years. In addition to being President of San Diego Unit 539 for the past 8 years and a District 22 board member, she has set up and managed all sectional tournaments for our unit and regionals for D22, was the San Diego liaison for the 2017 Fall Nationals held in San Diego, worked with the National Online Task Force to help get BBO virtual games running, assumed the role of editor for the District 22 Connection newsletter when it went online, and spearheaded the establishment and operation of the successful 99er NiteClub games in Districts 21, 22 and 23.

We are thankful for Lamya's dedicated service and look forward to working with her during her term as D22 president. Brava, Lamya, brava! What would we do without you?

Annual Appreciation Party on January 10, 2021

As the song "You'll be back! - Bridge Parody" (video below) says, one of these days you'll be back. Back in person at your local club. Back to a sectional or regional. Back to the NABCs. You'll be back with your friends, together again in person, just like before. But until we bid this virus farewell we are happy to play online, as your enthusiastic support to the unit's BBO games has demonstrated.

To thank you for that support, we are making plans for our annual Appreciation Party to be held on Zoom on Sunday, January 10. This unique, virtual, "socially distant" party will include raffle prizes, digital happy hour and a special mystery guest, so you don't want to miss it.

Anyone who has played in 20 or more of the unit's games this year (either online or in person) and who attends the appreciation game and party will receive an award of 10 BB$ plus 5 BB$ for the game fee. We are making a special dispensation for our 299ers since their games started later in the year: 12 games only to qualify! (Those awards will be placed in your BBO account after the event.)

The list of eligible players is posted below in the Latest News. Please note the qualifying cut-off date is Monday, December 28th.

Here is the Zoom Link. The meeting ID is 898 4404 6272 and the password is 487626. This will be distributed by e-blast the week of January 5. Also, we will post the Zoom link in the BBO chat bar during the January 10 Unit game.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

 Event Flyer

San Diego Unit 539's Virtual World

If you haven't played in our virtual games yet, you should try them. We are now offering an 18-board game every Sunday for $5, to suit your skill level:

  • 12:40PM 299er game
  • 12:50PM 999er game
  • 1:00PM Open game

On January 17th, we hosted 52 tables: (24 in the Open, 13 in the 999er, and 15 in the 299er). Open games will now be getting credit for limited games that run concurrent or are launched within 30 minutes of each other. A nice masterpoint bonus for playing in the Open game.

After the games, we host a Zoom session with Wirt Gilliam to review interesting hands and engage in Q&A. Dozens of players have participated in these “postmortems.” The Zoom link will be included in the regular weekly e-blast to all San Diego area players and in the “chat” box online at the end of the game.

Results for Sunday, January 17:

Game

Overall Winners

Percentage

Open Pairs

Norman Schwartz - Henri Farhi

73.18%

999er Pairs

Scott Sonne- Julie Greenberg

62.27%

299er Pairs

Kathleen Brainard - Larrie Brainard

67.26%

For full results click on the "Calendar and Results" item on the left menu of this page.

Instructions to Play Bridge on BBO

2021 Online ACBL Event Schedule

Plan ahead...click to see the 2021 schedule for online Regionals and Sectionals.

 ACBL 2021 Online Event Schedule.

San Diego Unit games, now online!

We're very excited to bring you our first online Unit game this coming Sunday, April 19 at 1:00PM. You can join us from the comfort of your home, and partake in your Sunday tradition for 2+ hours. We can't offer you munchies or a mid-afternoon piece of cake but we can entice you with an 18-board session, playing among your regular Sunday bridge players for a mere $5.00 per person. Black points will be awarded and results will be posted via ACBL Live but not on our website via Bridge Results. We will have ACBL Live send you an email when your latest results are final. [...]

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Sunday, Jan 24, 2021

12:40

San Diego Unit 299er Pairs

12:50

San Diego Unit 999er Pairs

1:00

San Diego Unit Open Pairs

You'll be back! - Hamilton Bridge Parody

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!

17-Jan-21

01_17_21 Unit 539 Hand Record (202 KB)

10-Jan-21

Annual Appreciation Party Flyer (908 KB)

1-Jan-21

2021 Online ACBL Event Schedule (481 KB)

21-Aug-20

How to Find San Diego Unit games (60 KB)

18-Apr-20

BBO Alerts (89 KB)

23-Mar-20

Instructions to Play Bridge on BBO (144 KB)

D22 Monthly Online Magazine

ACBL District 22 presents its new monthly online magazine

D22Connection

Click here to read the latest edition


Enjoy reading about the achievements of your fellow players!

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!

Robert Rosenblum Remembers

Sapphire Life Master Robert Rosenblum is living proof that "bridge is aerobics for the mind." A spry ninety-two year old, full of stories and good cheer, Rosenblum delights in talking about a bridge career that spanned nearly six decades.

"I doubt that anyone else in San Diego has played against the first three bridge Life Masters," Rosenblum says, referring to David Bruce, Oswald Jacoby and Howard Schenken. "I also played on teams with Eddie Kantar and Life Master number nine, Mike Gottleib.

Other luminaries in Rosenblum's colorful past include actor/author/bridge afficianado Omar Sharif and the former San Diego Symphony conductor Walter Herbert (nee Seligmann). Herbert was a member of the Austrian team that won...

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