Breaking News

Pro-Am Game – The next Ken White Pro-Am Game will take place on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30am at CCBC.  Reservations are required.  Please see this flyer for details.



The Diablo Valley Unit 499 Board of Directors is looking for additional members.  We have two vacancies to fill for the December, 2017 to December, 2020 term.  If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you.  Pursuant to our bylaws, please submit a written request (by email or other writing) to Lyn Sacco, Unit 499’s Secretary by September 30th.  Lyn’s email is:

A member of the Nominating Committee will interview members who submit their interest in writing by September 30th. The Nominating Committee will include interested members who have been interviewed on the slate presented to the Board by October 10.

Please direct any questions you may have to Lyn Sacco.

The latest eDeclarer (August 2017) is available!  Go to eDeclarer in the menu above to see this eDeclarer and earlier editions.

Tunnel Tourney – The annual competition between Unit 499 (us) and Unit 502 (East Bay/Oakland) will take place on Saturday, September 9.  The event will be held at CCBC at 10:00am and TBD (2 sessions).  Please see the flyer for details.  Advanced registration is required.  Hope that you can join us and help to bring the plaque back to Unit 499.

Unit Games in August:

Wednesday, August 2 – CCBC – 8:45am (499er game), Lamorinda – 10:00am
Sunday, August 20 – CCBC – 1:00pm
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.  The Unit 499 qualifying game will be on Sunday, October 1 at 1:00pm at CCBC.

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!