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The latest eDeclarer (November 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
Fall Sectional – the Unit 499 Fall Sectional will be held at Dougherty Valley HS in San Ramon on Saturday Nov 9 – Sunday Nov 10.  Here is a flyer for the tournament.  Note that we have added pair games in addition to the usual swiss teams on Sunday.  Make your plans to attend.
Unit Games in November:
Fri, Nov 1 – CCBC 10:00, and Danville 11:00
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.
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,, 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,, 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!