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.
Bridge in Wonderland - Appreciation Party POSTPONED
Due to the worsening Covid conditions and the spread of the Omicron variant, the Board postponed the Appreciation Party, which was going to mark our return to F2F bridge. Any payments that were sent to cover the cost of lunch/bridge will be returned.
In the meantime, Sunday online games will continue until the rescheduled Appreciation Party date is announced.
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:
12:50PM 499er game
1:00PM Open game
On January 16th, we hosted 29 tables: (19 in the Open and 10 tables in the 499er.) 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.
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. [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org contact one of your Board members to share any contact changes with us.
To make the best of BridgeResults features we recommend that you register your email address (if you have not done so already). This will allow you to receive notifications by email when the results are published, to have your name highlighted when you look at the results, and many other features.
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...