ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

San Diego Open Sectional - Mar 3-5, 2017

We just concluded yet another San Diego Unit 539 Open sectional at Marina Village. Sunny skies on Friday brought in 105.5 tables; cloudy skies on Saturday welcomed 99 tables, and a mixture of sun and drizzle on Sunday saw 55.5 tables, for a grand total of 260 tables. Down from previous years, this number nevertheless was appreciated and we hope to see you again at our next sectional the first weekend of August.

Some interesting statistics from the sectional reports - Out of the 400 players in attendance, only 164 were from our Unit. The North County units (Inland and Coastal) and the La Jolla unit attracted 58 players each and Coronado/Chula Vista area accounted for 22 players - bringing the San Diego County attendance to 300 players, basically 3/4 of the participants. A large concentration of the other 100 players came from Orange County (38) and Out of State (19) players most likely taking advantage of our wonderful San Diego winters.

Top Winners from the sectional are shown below, as well as a complete master point list from the tournament. Thanks to all the Board members and other volunteers who helped make this a success, special mention goes to our greeters who directed player traffic through the Marina Village maze (Craig Caldwell, Elazar Harel, Joanne Kocielski, Beth Granby and Sharyn Pyrz), Ben Domurat who helped with the tear down activity, and above all, our caddies Davis Bennett and Evan Ziegler who were tirelessly working all the details behind the scenes.

For those of you who missed the Bridge with Pros display we had at the tournament, please go to www.32auctions.com/bridgewiththepros to bid on one of the 17 pros who have generously agreed to donate their time to play a session with you. Our fundraiser has already generated lots of activity and we're hoping that over the next few weeks, you'll continue to bid to play with the pro of your choice. Proceeds from this fundraiser will allow us to subsidize various unit activities and offer you superior hospitality. Special thanks to Kathy Byrne and Marty Roth for driving this auction.

We always appreciate feedback. How did we do on the tournament? What could we have done better? What did you like? Please send an email to info@sandiegobridge.com with your comments. We are here, Unit 539, serving the San Diego bridge community.

Congratulations to our 2017 Spring Sectional Masterpoint Winners!

Open

1499er

299er

1.

20.28

Greg House

2.

17.78

Cameron Cotton

3.

15.83

Linda Tipton

3.

15.83

V Jay Tipton

5.

16.07

Rick Kerbel

Full List

1.

13.53

Charles O'Malley

1.

13.53

Marjorie O'Malley

3.

9.48

Thomas Herzog

4.

9.40

Dustin Stout

5.

9.39

Deborah Goldsmith

5.

9.39

Stuart Hemple

Full List

1.

7.23

Charlene Reimnitz

1.

7.23

Joel Reimnitz

3.

7.09

Ramey Farah

4.

5.54

Dana Taylor

5.

5.30

Dayle DeRaat

5.

5.30

Larry Meyer

5.

5.30

Howard Abrams

Full List

Sunday, April 30, 2017

1:00

San Diego Unit Open Pairs - Fifth Sunday Pizza Day

1:00

San Diego Unit 999er Pairs - Fifth Sunday Pizza Day

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Bridge with the Pros

Don't miss this unique opportunity to play bridge with some of San Diego's top players. Best of all when you play you help our San Diego Unit 539 raise additional funds to give back to the Bridge community.

An incredible collection of players, teachers and writers have joined together for a silent auction. The silent auction will start at the San Diego Sectional on Friday, March 3rd and will end on Monday, April 17th. Besides having a bidding table at the Sectional and Regional, we will also have bidding sheets posted at Adventures in Bridge running concurrently with our online Auction site at: www.32auctions.com/bridgewiththepros.

Once the auction is over, we will be requesting the Bidder and the Pro to set up an agreed upon time to play a club or unit game. The winning bidder will be responsible for all game fees. All winning bids are being used to help San Diego Unit 539 and are 100% tax deductible.

The Board decided to increase its fundraising efforts this year, primarily because we will not be able to house our Sectional at Marina Village next year; therefore, the money raised will be used to supplement any extra expenses to relocate the Sectional. Our goal is to avoid increasing game fees for the players and since the last few Sectionals have made a very modest profit, if any, it would be great to have extra money to give back to the Bridge community.

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