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!
SPRING NLM SECTIONAL COMING SOON - CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW FOR DETAILS
Next time you go to the bridge club look around and I'll bet what you will see are the usual suspects. Not that this is necessarily bad, but what you are looking at is an aging group of dedicated bridge players. And for those of us on the younger side of this spectrum that doesn't bode well for the future. And as an organization that is one of our biggest challenges. How do we keep duplicate bridge alive and well? Of course, the answer is obvious but not necessarily easy. We need more and younger bridge players.
One of the goals that the Unit 549 Board has established is finding more opportunities to provide bridge education. We currently sponsor the Audrey Grant seminar once each year and are looking for more educational programs. But our clubs have been our best resource. The Ramona club has been built almost entirely around getting people interested in playing duplicate bridge, giving them a bridge education and then providing regularly scheduled games to hone their bridge skills. The Lake San Marcos club provides an intermediate lesson prior to most scheduled games and has grown into our largest regularly scheduled game with a good mix of bridge players at all skill levels.
The Escondido club has taken growing our duplicate bridge family very seriously. Sue Compton is sort of the House Mother for the 499 group at the Escondido club. She has assembled a group of mentors who help the developing players each Monday and Thursday mornings. There is a 0 to 20 masterpoint game each Thursday afternoon and 499 games each Monday and Friday mornings. And with the help of Vic Pitcock and Bill Butler they continue to grow our bridge family with the Easy Bridge program. They have offered at least two 15 week sessions each year.
Just a reminder, Unit 531 and 549 are putting on a Non Life Master Sectional on April 8 at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion. Our upcoming scheduled Unit games are March 25 and April 22.
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 SCHEDULE:
Lunch is included, table fees are $9.00, games start at 12:30pm
Address: 1105 La Bonita Dr., at Lake San Marcos, San Marcos, Ca.
February 18 - RESULTS
*We are only able to book our space 90 days in advance. As dates are confirmed they will be posted.
Results will be posted here and on the results page as they become available.
UNIT 549 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 2016 RESULTS (click on date for results for that game):
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES TOY DRIVE
70% GAMES IN JANUARY:
Bridge Club of North County:
70.03% Mac Busby - Tim Flaherty - Jan 09
70.51% Jan Gallagher - Emily Berkov - Jan 23
Lake San Marcos Duplicate Bridge Club:
Maria Marshall and Rick Norton - 70.51% game on 1/18.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!