ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

San Diego Open Sectional - Aug 4-6

Once again, Unit 539 will be hosting its bi-annual Open Sectional at Marina Village, Friday August 4th through Sunday August 6th. Set in a relaxed atmosphere in Mission Bay with lots of parking and fresh air, this Sectional will boast a variety of events as usual. If you favor pairs events, you'll find the right one for you. Open pairs are offered morning and afternoon sessions, both Friday an Saturday, as well as 2 limited events (1499ers, 299ers) for those who prefer to play with their peers. If teams is your favored event, single session stratiflighted swiss team games are being held also on Friday and Saturday, morning and afternoon. As long as we get enough interest, we will offer both open and limited (1499er) swiss teams. Start assembling your teams. In addition, we will continue to offer a pairs game at 1:00 on Sunday for those who prefer to play a single session of bridge on Sunday.

The good news is that, once again, we have managed to secure one LARGE room for the Sectional which will hold the majority of the events. A second smaller room will be used to supplement it as needed and will be close by the the large Captain's Ballroom.

A light lunch will be served daily and snacks will be available throughout the day. For those playing Swiss on Sunday, we promise a nice hot meal provided by our favorite caterer, San Diego Catering.

See the flyer for more details - and contact us for additional information!

 Event Flyer

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%.

More... (with photos)

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!

http://act.alz.org/site/TR?px=11989457&fr_id=9704&pg=personal

Game Schedule

Friday, August 04

10:00

Stratified Open Pairs

10:00

Stratified 1499er Pairs

10:00

Stratified 299er Pairs

10:00

StratiFlighted Swiss Teams A/X & B/C/D

2:30

Stratified Open Pairs

2:30

Stratified 1499er Pairs

2:30

Stratified 299er Pairs

2:30

StratiFlighted Swiss Teams A/X

Saturday, August 05

10:00

Stratified Open Pairs

10:00

Stratified 1499er Pairs

10:00

Stratified 299er Pairs

10:00

StratiFlighted Swiss Teams A/X

2:30

Stratified Open Pairs

2:30

Stratified 1499er Pairs

2:30

Stratified 299er Pairs

2:30

Stratiflighted Swiss Teams A/X

Sunday, August 06

10:00 & 2:30

StratiFlighted Swiss Teams A/X

10:00 & 2:30

Bracketed B Swiss Teams

1:00

Stratified Open Pairs

Latest News!

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Larry Sherman's Forum Column (38 KB)

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