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The latest eDeclarer (August 2019) is available!  Go to eDeclarer in the menu above to see this eDeclarer and earlier editions.
Diamond in the Ruff, the District 21 newsletter, can be found here
Unit Games in September:
Sat, Sept 7 – Discovery Bay 12:30PM
Wed, Sept 18 – Lamorinda 10:00, CCBC noon (open & 499er)
Sun, Sept 22 – Rossmoor 1:00 (open to all) – Game cancelled
Tues, Sept 24 – Brentwood 12:30, Orinda 1:00 (499er)
Sun, Sept 29 – CCBC 1:00
                           
The 2019 Unit Game schedule has been updated.  Also don’t forget to check the club pages for club championships, charity games and other special club games.
STaC week – the week of August 19-25 was Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC) week, with the chance to win silver points at local clubs.  Check you local club for the schedule.  Find your results here.
Pro-Am - The Pro-Am game will be held on Sat, Sept 7 at CCBC at 9:30 AM, preceded by a light breakfast.  If you made reservations for this game and your plans have changed, please contact Mark Humphrey at Markhumphrey@comcast.net to let him know.  There are players on the wait list who would love to play.  Attendance is by reservation only.  (flyer)
Tunnel Tournament – a 2-session challenge between our Unit 499 and the East Bay Unit 502 will take place at CCBC starting at 9:30AM on Sun, Sept 22.  Lunch is included.  Attendance is by reservation only.  Contact Andy Fine at afine963@aol.com if you need to cancel or want to be added to the wait list.  Here is a Flyer
NAP – Unit Final – The North American Pairs (NAP) Unit Final will take place on Sunday, Oct 6 at CCBC.  It is a one-session event at 1:00.  Here is a flyer with more info.
NABC – the Fall North American Bridge Championship (ACBL’s national tournament) will take place in San Francisco from Nov 28 – December 8 at the Marriott Marquis in downtown SF.  Hotel reservations are open.
Since our District 21 is the host District, we are in need of volunteers to help with various desks at the Nationals (registration, partnership, prizes and I/N).  Volunteers will get a voucher for a free play.  To volunteer, just follow this link and pick your preferred date and time slot – Click here
Partnerships – Just a reminder that the Unit has its own Google Group for bridge players seeking a partner.  New board member Andy Shockley, ncalifvol@aol.com, is now in charge of managing this Google Group.  For more information, here is a document describing this Group and the general Google Group, which is still managed by board member Judy Keilin.

The Unit 499 Online Directory is up and running!  Click here to view the directory or discover what you need to do to be included.  There is also a link for the Directory in the menu at the top of this page.  Clare Smith, clares@astound.net, maintains the directory on behalf of Unit 499.

Google Groups for unit news and finding partners Here is some updated info on how these work.

Free Youth Bridge Classes are held at CCBC on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm every other week (2nd & 4th Tuesdays).  Contact Bruce Johnsonbaugh at 925-766-7586 for more info.  Click here for a couple of pictures of the future of bridge!  Bruce, thank you for your continued effort to promote the game of bridge for the the youth in our unit!