ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

NLM Sectional scheduled for October 13-14 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Non-Life Masters (NLM) mark your calendars: Friday and Saturday, 13 and 14 October 2017! Those are the dates of the joint San Diego (539) and La Jolla (526) Unit NLM Sectional. This year's tournament will be at a brand-new venue: the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center at 4128 Executive Drive in La Jolla. Easy to get to with plenty of free parking—what more could a bridge player ask for! The game is open to all non-life masters with less than 500 Master Points.

Last year's NLM Sectional was a great success with 64 tables of Pairs and Swiss Team competition. This year we're planning for an even bigger and better tournament. There'll be plenty of snacks each morning, along with free coffee. Lunch is available for purchase each day for only $5. All games—including a special game just for brand new players with less than 50 Master Points-- will pay out Silver Points. In addition, the winners of the Pairs and Swiss games, by strat, will also receive a "Sectional Winner" pin to commemorate their hard-won victory! The Pairs games will start at 9:30 am and 2:00 pm each day. The Stratified Swiss Teams game will start at 2:00 pm on Friday only. Card fees are $12 per player per game/session. As an added bonus for the die-hard players, we will be offering a discounted card fee of $10 for Saturday's 2:00 pm game if you also play in the Saturday morning session.

Hope to see you there!

Blue skies and sunshine for the 2017 Summer Sectional

The 2017 Summer sectional was held Aug 4th - 6th at the Marina Village Conference Center, and attended by many of you. We boasted a total of 259 tables, which is 1.5 tables down from the past Spring sectional. Friday and Saturday were well attended, but Sunday's A/X and Bracketed B teams were not as popular.

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 in one big room again which makes it so much nicer for everyone. Looking forward to seeing you early March 2017. Stay tuned for more!

STAC Unit Game brings in record number of players

The July 16th Unit Game during D22/D23 STAC week brought in 31 tables to our usual venue at AIB: 24 tables in the Open game, and 7 in the 999er game. The field was strong with big names like Leo Bell, the Coopers, Lynne Feldman, the Strauchs, the Drakes, and our regulars Maritha and Kent, Roger and Suzanne and many more! The Open Game was won by Maritha Pottenger and Kent Hartman; their very respectable 64.46% game should earn them a placing in the District overalls. The limited 999er game was headed by Howard and Janice Richard, coming in first with 63.89%.

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Jun 4th Annual Membership Meeting - votes, speeches, thanks, welcome and a picnic!

Unit 539 closed off its fiscal year on Sunday June 4th with an annual membership meeting and a lavish picnic-style lunch. Our President Lamya Agelidis led the meeting with a call to vote to ratify the bylaws and followed on with her state of the unit address summarizing achievements over the last year and acknowledging all Board members and other volunteers.

Two long-time Board members are stepping down after many, many years of service: Vicki Creamer (22 years), and Barb Holles (12 years) and were profusely thanked for their hard work over the years. Three new board members were introduced, Pete Moyer, Larry Sherman and Martha Woodworth. The new Board will have its first meeting on Sunday June 18th, at which point, all positions will be firmed up.

 Lamya's address can be found here

Start a Pillow Fight!

Do join the Longest Day fight against Alzheimer's by participating in the pillow fight that Beth Granby, a Unit 539 member, began. She has taken your donated T-shirts (thank you!) and turned them into pillows which she is now offering at AIB in exchange for a minimum donation to the Alzheimer's association. Once you pick out a pillow (excellent, unique gift for the person who has everything), you can pay her in person or put a cash or a check made out to Alzheimer's Association in the Drop/Collection Box found by the pillows along with a Donation Form also by the pillows.

Even though the Longest Day is June 21st, the Alzheimer's Association is accepting donations through the end of August. So there will be pillows available after the 21st since AIB bridge players have energetically cleaned out their closets and Beth is continuing to sew more pillows. Direct donations to Alzheimer's can be made using the link below.

Take a pillow home and start a fight... against Alzheimer's!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

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San Diego Unit Open Pairs

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San Diego Unit 999er Stratified Pairs

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San Diego NABC

The NABC is coming to San Diego from November 23 to December 3, 2017!

NABC Information on the ACBL Website

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