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ACBL Unit 549, serving
North County Inland San Diego

The Longest Day - Supporting Alzheimers Research

Wednesday, June 19th is the date BCNC has designated as their “Longest Day” game to support Alzheimer’s disease research funding.  BCNC is making a push this year to increase donations from our Unit.  ACBL has supported Alzheimer’s research funding for the past 10 years, raising over $9 MILLION dollars.  This is the year we shoot that number way over $10 million, with your help.  

How can you help?

Donate to the team online.  Alan Turner has set up a teams page for us (click on “Donate" to get the link). Does anyone want to make a matching challenge?  Let us know - we’d love to have it.  

Play at BCNC on Wednesday 6/19, either morning or afternoon. If you usually attend another day of the week, make an effort to come that Wednesday - either in addition to or instead of your regular game.  BCNC donates the proceeds of those games to Alzheimer’s Association vis ACBL. 

Learn - A representative from the local Alzheimer’s Association will be there midday to give a short presentation, as well as an appearance by local biotech entrepreneur Jay Lichter (and suspected bridge widower). Jay has been involved in early stage drug development for over 30 years locally and will give a brief talk about the history and challenges of developing a drug for Alzheimer’s. 


Unit News

President's Message

I was trying to come up with a way of explaining the Best Practices Teacher Workshop the District was offering and it was a struggle. So here it is in their words. 
"District 22 is pleased to present an exclusive opportunity for you to take an ACBL Best Practices Teacher Workshop in conjunction with this year’s annual Palm Springs Regional. This workshop, scheduled for December 14-15, is a unique chance to enhance your teaching skills and earn ACBL teacher certification. 
The workshop is an ACBL-led two-day course with hands-on small-group activities that focus on how to teach, not what to teach. Through the workshop, teachers will gain insight into structure and activities that maximize student engagement and retention. The course teaches proven adult education methods that have been validated by more than 400 bridge teachers.
The workshop consists of three 4-hour modules taught over two days. There is a proficiency assessment at the end of the course. The course costs $125, covering all materials. The optional proficiency assessment costs $25.
Everyone is welcome, both experienced teachers and those who have not taught before."

Our Board believes that bridge education is the key element in promoting and maintaining a healthy and vibrant duplicate bridge community. With that in mind the Board decided to provide the $125 stipend to up to 4 unit members who enroll in and take this course. For more information about the course please contact Millie Garrison at
Hey non-life masters, I hope you and your partner have made plans to attend our NLM Sectional on July 13th at our OASIS facility. It is a great opportunity to get those silver points right here in town.
Don't forget that Saturday is our June unit game. We will have a little different look at this game. The Board decided our tables should look as good as the new facility, so we are in the process of replacing all of our tables. So if you haven't made plans to join us on Saturday, call your partner now and make those Saturday plans. Some really good food will be ready at 11:45 and the game starts at 12:30.

Art Foeste

When the Games are . . .

July 27th

August 24th

September 28th

Unit Games are held at 12:30 PM 

Regional or National Tourneys

Labor Day Regional Sept 2-8, Irvine

Where the Games are . . .

Unless otherwise indicated, games are held at the Bridge Club of North County, located at
Oasis Rancho Bernardo
17170 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego CA 92128
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