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The latest eDeclarer (June 2017) is available!  Go to eDeclarer in the menu above to see this eDeclarer and earlier editions.
Summer Swiss Mixer – Hope you will all join us in attending the FIRST Member Appreciation Swiss Team Event hosted by Unit 499 at the Rossmoor Gateway Clubhouse on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  A pizza lunch will be provided by Unit 499 at noon followed by a Swiss Team game at 1:00 PM.

Cost for Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club – FREE, Cost for all other Unit 499 Members – $4.00

This event will be by reservation only and may only be attended by Unit 499 members and members of the Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club.  Reserve early!  It will sell out!  Send your name, if you are a Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club Member or not, and the number of masterpoints you have earned to Unit President, Jackie Zayac.

We will do a random draw for teams based on masterpoints at the event SO…..no partnerships.  You will play with all three of the other members of your team.  Come early and mingle with your surprise teammates!

Please see the attached flyer for all the Summer Swiss Mixer news!

Unit Games in June:

Wednesday, June 21 – Lamorinda – 10:00am
Sunday, June 25 – Rossmoor, 1:00pm (see special notice above)
Don’t forget to check the club pages for club championships, charity games and other special club games.
North American Pairs (NAP) Qualifying games – Qualifying games will take place from June through August.

Club-Level Qualifying Games

Players must qualify at the club level to advance to a unit-level qualifying game. Club-level qualifying games will be held during June through August. Check the schedule for your local club. Players receive one-half red and one-half black masterpoints at sectional rating.

Unit-Level Qualifying Games

Players must qualify at the club level to be eligible to enter a unit-level qualifying game, and must qualify at the unit level in order to advance to the District finals. Unit-level qualifying games will be held during September through December. A player may play in only one unit-level qualifying game in any unit in the district. Unit qualifying games are single sessions unless noted otherwise.

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