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Welcome to the home of Unit 549, covering San Diego's North County Inland. From this home page, you'll find links to our Clubs (where we play), results (how you did), upcoming Tournaments (what we're looking forward to), the Unit 549 newsletter (what's up with who and when), and the latest on your Unit 549 Board (what they're doing to help make your bridge experience better all the time) - and more. We welcome your visit here and to any of the area Clubs in Unit 549!

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Holiday Greeting!! 

Doesn't seem like it was all that long ago that I was spending 10 or 15 minutes just to find a parking space at the mall and that problem happened again last weekend.. Which leaves me with little doubt that on-line sales are going to grow bigly again this year. It also means it is time to thank all of you for the tremendous support you have given duplicate bridge here in North County. 

Our Ramona Club keeps rising up to all the challenges of keeping a small club operational. Mary Ann and her team of volunteers work tirelessly to make duplicate bridge an option in Ramona and serve our members in the hinterlands. Our San Marcos Club has had an incredible year. They are regularly getting 15 tables or more each Wednesday and if you haven't tried it you should. Jean has retired, but Nina has a steady hand and has hired John Coulombe to direct the game. We would like to thank them for their really successful year.  And lastly, our Escondido club has proven once again that they are the backbone of duplicate bridge in North County. They rank #113 in the country in club table count and #19 in California. They have offered Easy Bridge 1, 2 and 3 this year and grown our bridge family.  The Mentor program has been wildly successful to the point where they are having problems finding enough mentors for all of the mentees. We all owe a big thank you to Sue Compton, Bill Butler, Vic Pitcock and Hazel Turner for all the work they have done. And a thank you to all of the volunteers at the Escondido club who have made it a really nice place to play bridge. 

Change is coming in 2018. We have enjoyed some vary favorable room rates at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion and that is about to end. We were notified last week that our room rental rate for the unit game is going from $100 to $500 starting in January. Unfortunately, that is a rate we can't afford so in all likelihood the December unit game will be our last unit game at the Pavilion. But have no fear, the Board is actively looking for a new location for the next scheduled unit game which will be February 24th. We’ll definitely keep you posted on our venue quest.

Don't forget we are having our Winter Sectional on 1/26 and 1/27 at the Conference Center in Lake San Marcos. So mark your calendars and make plans to join us.

The Unit Board would like to wish all of you and your families the best for this Holiday Season.

Art

LUNGEVITY GAME - OCTOBER 8, 2017

Click here for results.

THE WINNERS (Mini McKenney and Ace of Clubs) 

Master Points                            Mini-McKenney                          Ace of Clubs
0 – 5                                         Ken Patrick                                Ken Patrick
5 – 10                                       Ed Zevely                                   Ed Zevely
20 – 50                                     John Coulombe                          John Coulombe
50 – 100                                   Henry Tileston                           Henry Tileston
100 – 200                                 Dorothea Williams                     Dorothea Williams
200 – 300                                 Dan Higgins                              Dan Higgins
300 – 500                                 Rick Sontag                               Rick Sontag
500 – 1000                               Sally Hale                                  Sally Hale
1000 – 1500                             Jeff Rogers                                Art Foeste
1500 – 2500                             Marilyn Kalabsa                         Tom Nolan
2500 – 3500                             Marilyn Florin                            Marilyn Florin
3500 – 5000                             Bernard Figueiredo                    Bernard Figueiredo
5000 – 7500                             Alex Fowlie                               Alex Fowlie
Over 10,000                             Tim Flaherty                              Tim Flaherty

UNIT 549 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 2017 RESULTS:

February 18 - RESULTS
March 25 - RESULTS
April 22 - RESULTS
May 21 - RESULTS
June 24 - RESULTS
July 22 - RESULTS
August 26 - RESULTS
September 17 - RESULTS
October 28 - RESULTS
November 18 - RESULTS
December 10 - RESULTS

 

WINTER SECTIONAL COMING JANUARY 26 & 27, 2018

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