ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

2016 Holiday Party

The 2016 annual Unit Holiday Party was held on Dec 4th at AIB, and was quite a success judging by the reviews we've received so far! 26 tables were in play, including 20 tables in the Open section and 6 tables in the 999er section. Bill Johnson entertained the crowd with some holiday sing along, and diners enjoyed a scrumptious full buffet catered by San Diego Catering Company.

Mike Mezin and Elaine Chan were the overall winners in the Open Section (5.25 MPs!!) while Lynne Anderson and Helene Miller received 1.28 MPs for their win of the 999er game.

Thanks to all for attending, and a special thanks goes to Sebastian Holsclaw for directing and Wirt Gilliam for providing us with the venue. None of this would have happened though without the efforts of your Board members. Special thanks to Davis Bennett for coordinating the room layout setup and breakdown, and to John Boackle, Kathy Byrne, Gigette Caldwell, Vicki Creamer, Barb Holles, Mike Koscielski, Carolyn Casey and Marty Roth for putting it all together.

Hope to see you next year for an even grander event!

Relive some of these moments with these photos, courtesy of Lamya, Gigette and Marty.

Event Summary and Photos

Sunday, January 01, 2017


San Diego Unit Open Pairs


San Diego Unit 999er Pairs

2016 Summer Sectional

The 2016 Summer sectional was held Aug 5th - 7th at the Marina Village Conference table, and attended by many of you. We boasted a total of 285 tables, which is slightly above the last 2 sectionals but below the numbers we've had in past years. Friday and Saturday were well attended, but Sunday's A/X and Bracketed B teams were not as popular. Nice weather, the Olympics coverage and summer vacations may be a few of the reasons we didn't see as many team players on Sunday?

Results are available as usual under the Calendar tab from the Home page. Use these links to see the top master point holders among Open players, 1499ers and 299ers. Congratulations to all winners, and thank you all for coming out and supporting your local Sectional.

The next Open Sectional will also be held at Marina Village, but we have secured one of the bigger rooms which will make it much more convenient for all of you as players, and us as organizers. Looking forward to seeing you early March 2017. Stay tuned for more!

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2017 Calendar

The 2017 calendar of unit games and sectionals has been published on this website. Click the link below to check all the dates.

2017 Calendar for Unit 539

Announcing U539's new Board of Directors

At the June 19th meeting, the slate of candidates for the new 2016-2017 Board was presented and unanimously voted on by all members present.

Congratulations to the new board. First board meeting is scheduled for July 17th, at which point, officers will be elected and other positions appointed. We'd like to thank outgoing director Marianne Klayman who did a great job with Sectional Hospitality, as well as Chris Hastie who has covered Partnerships for the last couple of years! Both Marianne and Chris are still very actively supporting us despite not being on the board any longer.

See Board Bios

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 acting Partnership Chair, who will be happy to get you a partner! And incidentally, if you're interested in helping us with partnerships on unit game Sundays, please let one of the board members know. It's a rewarding experience!

Latest News


Eligibility List for Free Buffet Lunch and Game (425 KB)
For the Holiday Party, December 4, 2016. Final List as of November 22, 2016.


Unit 539 Holiday Party (425 KB)
Sunday December 4, 2016


Open Co-Winners: Chris Hastie/Marty Roth
Open Co-Winners: Nancy Rubinstein & Charles O'Malley


Open Winners: Victoria Haines & Sharon Dennison
999er Winners: N. & M. Krishnamoorthy


Open Winners: Robert Rosenblum & Tom Herzog
999er Winners: Craig & Gigette Caldwell


Open Winners: Linda Gu & Budak Barkan


Swiss Winners: Linda Gu & Budak Barkan/Maritha Pottenger & Kathy


Open Winners: Ron & Mary Huffaker
999er Winners: Brian Allman & Dan Boylan


Open Winners: Freda Anderson & Robert Rosenblum
999er Winners: Batia Kvashny & Don Thomas


Open Winners: Hanan Deeby & Bernard Figueirido
999er Winners: Isabella Wilf & Mark Wilf

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