ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Come together for Holiday Cheer - Holiday Party - New Date and Venue

Everyone is sure to have lots of fun at this year's Holiday Party hosted by our Unit 539 - catered lunch, door prizes, and your chance to win big points!

To avoid conflict with the San Diego Nationals, this year we changed the date to Sunday, January 7th at the Soledad Club. The fun starts at 11:30 AM with bridge starting at 1:00 PM.

As part of the Unit's long standing tradition, all players who participated in 12 or more unit games in 2017 will be eligible to enjoy this event at no cost! Check the Holiday Party Eligibility List posted under Latest News on the home page of the Unit's website for the loyal players who were able to support our Sunday unit games.

Non-playing partners/spouses are welcome, and of course this event is NOT limited to Unit 539 members. This is our way of saying thank you to all bridge players for playing with us this year.

Hurry and get your reservation form in no later than December 31st.

 Holiday Party Flyer

Would you like to volunteer at the Fall NABC in San Diego?

We are counting down to our big event - the Fall NABC will be held November 23 - December 3. We are very fortunate to have the Grand Hyatt Manchester Hotel to host us again, a gorgeous 5-star venue in central downtown. Thousands of people will be descending on our beautiful city, roaming between ballrooms, and looking for things to do outside of playing times. Various teams are being assembled to support our tournament chairs in making sure that the San Diego NABC goes down as one of the most memorable ever. Are you interested in handing out awards to winners? Or helping match players at the partnership desk? Or giving directions to out of town players? Or greeting newcomers? Lots of opportunities exist if you would like to be part of this premier event. Join our team of volunteers, wear an NABC badge, become an ambassador, and enjoy the privileges of the hospitality volunteer suite on the day of your service. There are many time slots available throughout the day, ranging from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, so it is easy to work into your playing schedule.

Drop me an email at lamya.agelidis@gmail.com indicating any assignment preferences (partnerships, information & transportation, registration, awards and I/N partnerships) and any preferences for dates and times. Volunteers who sign up for 2 sessions (not necessarily in the same day) will receive a $10 SCRIP voucher for use towards their bridge entries.

Join us and give back!

2017 NLM Sectional – Mission Accomplished

This year's NLM Sectional was a great success with 68 tables of competition, exceeding last year's total of 64 tables. The Sectional was a joint venture by the San Diego (539) and La Jolla (526) Units. The tournament was held on Friday and Saturday, October 13th and 14th, at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center at 4128 Executive Drive in La Jolla. Thank you, one and all, to the players who made this year's NLM Sectional a rousing success—HOORAH!

It takes a lot of work and a lot of people to put on a Sectional. Thanks go to all the volunteers and workers—seen and unseen—who made this event possible. They include Mike Koscielski, Lamya Agelidis, Ellen Michaud, Gigette Caldwell, Peter Moyer, John Boackle, Kathy Byrne, Pat Sullivan, Maritha Pottenger, and Judy Rimer; Lynne Anderson, Matthew Kidd, Helene Miller, Gail Dunham, Yvonne Gallagher, Debbie Hedenberg, and Bob Brobst; and finally, Gareth Maden, Wirt Gilliam and our Director Davis Bennett.

Tournament Results

2017 NLM Sectional Winners

Congratulations to the following overall winners by direction:

Game

Pair Names

Dir

%

Fri am 0-500

Patrick Staley - Gerald Kibbey

N/S

69.53

 

Dwaine Hawley - Gary Zoss

E/W

61.21

Fri pm 0-500

Edward Zevely - Harry Arora

E/W

59.07

 

Lindy Patrick - Kennett Patrick

N/S

57.01

Sat am 0-50

Susan Foreman - Rochelle Terry

Howell

61.00

 

Selby Winkler - Charmaine Delprincipe

Howell

60.00

Sat am 0-500

Marvin Schwedock - Lawrence Gach

E/W

69.26

 

Matthew Webb - Bob Ritzau

N/S

65.69

Sat pm 0-500

Jake Williams - Luke Williams

E/W

65.03

 

J Stephen Haine - Carol Berger

N/S

63.64

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

1:00

San Diego Unit Open Pairs

1:00

San Diego Unit 999er Pairs

Latest News!

1-Dec-17

Larry Sherman's Forum Column (23 KB)

19-Nov-17

Eligibility List for free game and lunch at the Holiday Party (431 KB)

12-Oct-17

Holiday Party Flyer (794 KB)
January 7, 2018 at the Soledad Club

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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

$11 parking for the San Diego NABC

The Manchester Hyatt is offering self-parking to bridge players for only $11 a day, much cheaper than the tournament managers were originally told. This is the day rate—hotel guests have an overnight discounted rate of $24. Players need to pick up a voucher in the playing area. Show the voucher along with your time slip from when you self-parked for the $11 rate.

It's Lena's 100th!

Lena Jelusich celebrated her 100th birthday on October 20, 2017! Unit 539 has gathered a few testimonies.

Click here for the full story

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 Partnership Chair, who will be happy to get you a partner for Unit Games!

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