ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Lena Jelusich 1917-2021

We are sad to report that Lena Jelusich died on November 1st, 2021, at the age of 104. She is survived by her beloved daughter Carolyn Casey and son Richard Jelusich. Fellow bridge players shared their sentiments below. This was collected by Larry Sherman on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

RIP Lena...we will miss you.

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Player Appreciation Party on January 16, 2022



WHEN: JANUARY 16, 2022


WHO: All are invited. For those who have played at least 20 Sunday games sponsored by Unit 539 in 2021, lunch and bridge will be free. Cost for those who have not met the threshold will be announced in early December. Click here to see how many games you have played through October.

Did you Q for the NAP District finals?

Wondering whether you qualified to play in the D22 finals in Palm Springs on December 19th? Can't remember whether you did so online or face to face? Check out this link provided to us by the ACBL. Scroll down to Unit 539 and you can confirm whether or not you qualified and in which flight.

 District 22 NAP Qualifiers

San Diego Unit 539's Virtual World

If you haven't played in our virtual games yet, you should try them. We are now offering an 18-board game every Sunday for $5, to suit your skill level:

  • 12:40PM 299er game
  • 12:50PM 999er game
  • 1:00PM Open game

On November 21st, we hosted 26 tables: (18 in the Open and 8 tables in the 299er.) Open games will now be getting credit for limited games that run concurrently or are launched within 30 minutes of each other. A nice masterpoint bonus for playing in the Open game.

After the games, we host a Zoom session with Wirt Gilliam to review interesting hands and engage in Q&A. Dozens of players have participated in these postmortems. The Zoom link will be included in the regular weekly e-blast to all San Diego area players and in the chat box online at the end of the game.

Results for Sunday, November 21st:


Overall Winners


Open Pairs

Roger Doughman - Suzanne LeBendig


999er Pairs

299er Pairs

Carol Boyer - Firoz Niliam


For full results click on the "Calendar and Results" item on the left menu of this page.

Instructions to Play Bridge on BBO

2021 Online ACBL Event Schedule

Plan to see the 2021 schedule for online Regionals and Sectionals.

 ACBL 2021 Online Event Schedule.

San Diego Unit games, now online!

You can join us from the comfort of your home, and partake in your Sunday tradition for 2+ hours. We can't offer you munchies or a mid-afternoon piece of cake but we can entice you with an 18-board session, playing among your regular Sunday bridge players for a mere $5.00 per person. Black points will be awarded and results will be posted via ACBL Live but not on our website via Bridge Results. We will have ACBL Live send you an email when your latest results are final. [...]

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Sunday, Dec 05, 2021


San Diego Unit 299er Pairs


San Diego Unit 999er Pairs


San Diego Unit Open Pairs

Paul Darin Earns Platinum Life Master

Interview of Paul Darin by Larry Sherman.

 Read the Interview

Online Directory Drive

One thing we are certain of is that everybody likes a complete phone and email directory. Our goal is to have one San Diego directory shared by the five units in San Diego County. It is online, since a paper directory is not cost effective unfortunately. With your help, we can get there. Again, we can't publish your contact details without your written approval, so just send an email to contact one of your Board members to share any contact changes with us.

Online Directory

Get Your Results As Soon As They're Available!

Unit 539 is publishing the game results on

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Latest News!


Number of Games Played in 2021 (239 KB)
Check this list to find out if you are eligible for the Appreciation Party credit.


Interview of Paul Darin (102 KB)


Maritha Earns Platinum (187 KB)
By Larry Sherman


How to Find San Diego Unit games (60 KB)


BBO Alerts (89 KB)


Instructions to Play Bridge on BBO (144 KB)

D22 Monthly Online Magazine

ACBL District 22 presents its monthly online magazine


Click here to read the latest edition

Enjoy reading about the achievements of your fellow players, and so much more!

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, 615-887-1012, our Partnership Chair, who will be happy to get you a partner for Unit Games!

Robert Rosenblum Remembers

Sapphire Life Master Robert Rosenblum is living proof that "bridge is aerobics for the mind." A spry ninety-two year old, full of stories and good cheer, Rosenblum delights in talking about a bridge career that spanned nearly six decades.

"I doubt that anyone else in San Diego has played against the first three bridge Life Masters," Rosenblum says, referring to David Bruce, Oswald Jacoby and Howard Schenken. "I also played on teams with Eddie Kantar and Life Master number nine, Mike Gottleib.

Other luminaries in Rosenblum's colorful past include actor/author/bridge afficianado Omar Sharif and the former San Diego Symphony conductor Walter Herbert (nee Seligmann). Herbert was a member of the Austrian team that won...


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