ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Unit 539 Games on Sunday RELOCATING to Soledad Club

The Adventures in Bridge (AIB) club has been our home for many years. This is where we've held our Sunday Unit games for decades, and our monthly Board meetings, and our annual Holiday Party.

Sadly, the last game was held at AIB today and the facility on 5939 Balboa Avenue is now closed.

Wirt plans to re-open at a temporary location at the First Baptist Church of Pacific Beach. He is not planning on running any games there until AFTER our Easter Regional (April 15th-21st). More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to that date. I'm sure the San Diego Bridge Community joins me in thanking Wirt Gilliam and his staff for the many years of quality and fun bridge he has given us all at that location.

Meanwhile, until further notice, the San Diego Unit will continue to offer its Sunday Unit games on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month (and occasionally the 5th Sunday too) at its new temporary location at the Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Rd, San Diego, CA 92109.

Starting tomorrow, March 17th, we will be offering our usual games at the SOLEDAD CLUB. The Open Game and the 999er game, both of which are Charity games tomorrow, will have extra payout. We will be serving a special St. Patrick's menu, so dress in green, and come on out and join in the fun!

2019 Spring Sectional

The Unit 539 Spring Sectional at Marina Village wrapped up on March 3 to good reviews from all concerned, and the misty rain failed to dampen anyone's spirits. Table counts were higher than last year, set-up and closing went smoothly, and the $5 box lunch was a hit. One of our directors commented, "It's a pleasure to work this tournament; you have a well-oiled machine that runs super smoothly."

Top master point winners at the event were Maritha Pottenger, Rick Roeder, Iftikhar Baqai, Lynne Feldman, and Sam Madison, each having earned more than 20 MPs during the three days.

The various session leaders are shown below.

Open

1499er

299er

1.

24.65

Maritha Pottenger

2.

22.80

Rick Roeder

3.

22.28

Iftikhar Baqai

4.

20.51

Lynne Feldman

5.

20.40

Sam Madison

Full List

1.

8.88

Larry Shannon

1.

8.88

Steve Reid

3.

8.77

Matthew Kidd

4.

8.37

Ramey Farah

5.

7.56

Shelley Basson

Full List

1.

6.66

Patrick Staley

2.

5.93

Gary Miyata

3.

5.16

Willa King

3.

5.16

Susan Mays

5.

4.72

Ginny Potter

5.

4.72

John Fabian

Full List

Unit Appreciation Party Revisited - January 6, 2019

The Unit Holiday Party has been historically held annually to celebrate the festive season and recognize our members, In the past couple of years, we've taken to shifting this event into the New Year after the holiday madness was over, as a way to kick off the New Year in appreciating our players. This is our way to give back to all those who have been loyal throughout the year and shown up on 1st and 3rd Sundays, and occasionally the 5th Sunday to play in our Unit Games held at Adventures in Bridge on Balboa Avenue. For the second year running, by popular demand, we opened our doors in La Jolla's Soledad Club to a catered buffet for 119 people, followed by an afternoon of bridge.

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Unit 539 Impressive Player Accomplishments

San Diego Unit 539 witnessed some major wins by our players at the Summer NABC in Atlanta. Jim Johnsen, with partner Rick Gold of Oceanside 531, won the Bruce LM-6000 Life Master Pairs! Undaunted by this fabulous accomplishment, San Diegans Jim Johnsen and Dorn Bishop, partnering with Desert Cities 533 players James Weeks and Neil Stern, continued on to win the 0-6000 Mini-Spingold Teams!

Kudos to all these District 22 players, and special congrats from Unit 539 to Dorn Bishop and double winner Jim ("JJ") Johnsen.

Additionally, Unit 539 has the rare opportunity to honor four of its members upon attaining the milestone of Platinum Life Master (10,000 MP) and Emerald Life Master (7500 MP). Jon Wright, Mac Busby and Rick Roeder achieved Platinum Life Master and Suzanne LeBendig reached Emerald Life Master.

Congratulations and great job, all!

Sunday, Apr 07, 2019

1:00

San Diego Unit Open Pairs

1:00

San Diego Unit 999er Pairs

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 info@sandiegobridge.com contact one of your Board members to share any contact changes with us.

Online Directory

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Latest News!

1-Mar-19

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12-Jun-18

Solution to the Bridge Puzzle
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8-Jun-18

Solution to the Profession Puzzle (13 KB)
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1-Jun-18

The Bridge Express (2527 KB)
Issue 2 - Spring 2018

Second Annual Unit Newsletter

A year ago, we issued the first edition of THE BRIDGE EXPRESS, a collection of articles to regale you with unit activities and events. This initial edition was emailed to those addresses we had on file, and snail mailed to those we didn't. We hope you all enjoyed it. This year, we have expanded the newsletter and included member profiles, interviews, editorials, and even puzzles! We are proud of our finished product which was emailed to all members with known emails on record. If you'd like to receive it and you are not listed in the online directory, please let us know at info@sandiegobridge.com and we'll add you to the list and forward you a copy.

Alternatively, we will make the newsletter available online on June 1st so stay tuned!

Enjoy and let us know what you think of it!

 2018 Spring Newsletter Issue 2

District 22 Forum

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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!

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