Our September Table Talk newsletter has been uploaded. Browse our Special Events Calendar for events like Unit Games, Club championships and Charity games. We have a Unit NAP Final scheduled for September 21st (12pm) at Redwood Bridge Club (Castro Valley's Aitken Senior Center).
We're sorry to report that long time Unit 500 player, Joe Parker passed away last month, on August 13th. There will be a memorial Mass for Joe at St. Johns's Catholic Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580 (Rectory: 510-351-5050) on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10am.
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About Unit 500
Unit 500 is part of the ACBL (the American Contract Bridge League) and represents Southern Alameda County. Unit 500 is also within District 21 (Northern California, U.S.A) of the ACBL. District 21 is part of the Western Conference (Districts 17, 21 and 22), the publisher of the monthly Forum newletter. Southern Alameda County has ACBL duplicate bridge club games, a South County Sectional in August, local Unit tournaments and many special events. There are nearby Sectional and Regional tournaments too (click on "Tournaments"). There are local duplicate games ("Bridge Clubs" menu) for players of all abilities from novice to expert, and bridge lessons "Learn" menu).
There are Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC Games) three times a year in May, August and December. If you play in these games, please check the web site to see how you "stack up" with all the other hundreds of people who played. The exact dates can be found on the ACBL Web Site STaC Calendar and they will be advertised on this web site when it's time.
Did you notice our District 21, 1,000+ Master Point list... and are you on it? How about our Unit 500 annual master point list? These can both be reached by clicking on the "Master Points List", under District 21 on the right side of the our Unit 500 home page.
To see special events (i.e. higher rated games that pay more master points) please see the above "Upcoming Special Events", "Upcoming Unit Games" or our Special Event "Calendar".
All duplicate clubs in Unit 500 have sanctioned ACBL games with links to on-line game results.