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STaC – The week of August 20-26 is Sectional Tournament at Clubs (STaC) week.  Earn silver points at your local club, and compete with others in the Western part of the US for big Masterpoint awards.  STaC results can be found here
The latest eDeclarer (August 2018) is available!  Go to eDeclarer in the menu above to see this eDeclarer and earlier editions.
Unit Games in September:
Sat, Sept 8 – CCBC, 9:30am (199er) & Discovery Bay, 12:30pm
Wed, Sept 19 – CCBC, 8:45am (499er) & Lamorinda, 10:00am
Sun, Sept 23 – Rossmoor, 1:00pm (open to all)
Tues, Sept 25 – Brentwood, 12:30pm & Orinda, 1:00pm
Don’t forget to check the club pages for club championships, charity games and other special club games.
North American Pairs (NAP) – The North American Pairs Unit Final (all flights) will be Saturday, September 22, at 1:00. If you qualified at a local club (strat A, B or C), you may then play in a unit final.  Top players in each strat earn a stipend to attend the Spring ACBL Nationals.
Pro-Am Game –  The next Pro-Am game will take place on Saturday, September 29, 9:30am at CCBC, preceded by a light breakfast.  Contact Mark Humphrey to reserve a spot.  Check the flyer for more details.

Partnerships – Just a reminder that the Unit has its own Google Group for bridge players seeking a partner.  New board member Patti Kogan, 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.

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!