ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Spring Sectional starts on THURSDAY, February 27!

Along with ocean breezes, change will be in the air for the Unit 539 Spring Sectional this year! We're running the tournament THURSDAY through Saturday, February 27- 29 at Marina Village, so mark your calendar.

Over the decades, San Diego's 3-day Sectionals have hosted a combination of Pair, Swiss Teams and Knock Out events. Occasionally, we have changed the schedule, the location, the format, mostly in response to your feedback. Attendance has guided our offerings which is why we removed team events a couple of years ago from the menu and settled with Pairs only on Fridays and Saturdays, and Teams only on Sundays (with a single session afternoon Pairs session) for those Sunday Unit game regulars who enjoy their 1:00PM Sunday game.

With the steady decline of our Sunday attendance - our surveys indicate that you reserve Sundays for private time and family enjoyment - and the knowledge that our players are missing playing Swiss team games since AIB is not operating in full service mode, we decided to experiment with a new format by introducing Swiss Teams on Thursday as the main offering that first day. Here's your chance to re-form your Tuesday or Thursday team and come out to Marina Village to play a double session Swiss! Plus you get to play with your peers, either in a Bracketed Team event limited to 2000MP per player, or in the A/X/Y where you can place in one of 3 strats. Thursday's lunch break will feature a catered hot lunch provided by none other than the San Diego Catering Company, a good value meal not to be missed. But.... If Teams isn't your thing and you prefer the strategies of Matchpoint playing, we will also offer two single session Open Pairs game at 10:00 and 2:30.

The schedule remains unchanged on Friday and Saturday, with Pairs being the centerpiece: 299ers, 1499ers, and Open.

A bonus for you that Sunday as well. If you're one of those die-hard bridge players who can still play some more, or if you don't want to miss your Sunday game, join us at the Soledad club that Sunday, March 1 for our post-Sectional Unit game.

See the flyer for more details, and please contact us for additional information!

 Event Flyer

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...


Notice of San Diego Special Meeting: February 16th at 1:00 p.m.

Notice to all members of San Diego Unit 539: At 1:00 p.m. on February 16, 2020, there will be a Special Membership Meeting at the Soledad Club to vote on a revision to the Unit's bylaws.

You can find the proposed new bylaws and a side-by-side analysis of old versus new in the "Latest News" section below. All Unit members are entitled to vote on this proposal.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020


Stratified Open Pairs

10:00 & 2:30

Stratiflighted Swiss Teams A/X/Y

10:00 & 2:30

BCD Swiss Teams


Stratified Open 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 contact one of your Board members to share any contact changes with us.

Online Directory

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Latest News!


Forum Article (354 KB)
By Stuart Showalter

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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