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October 2018

NOTE: Both the Monday and Wednesday games at Redwood (Aitken) now start at 11:30AM.

Local Tournaments This Month

  1. October 6-7, Almond Valley Sectional, Modesto

  2. October 13-14, SM Intermediate/Newcomer Fall Sectional, Burlingame. Limited to players with 500 or fewer master points. Flyer will be linked if/when it becomes available.

  3. October 13-14, Santa Cruz Surf's Up Sectional, Capitola

  4. October 15-21, Reno/Sparks Regional, Sparks, NV

  5. October 26-28, Sacramento Fall NLM Sectional, Sacramento. Limited to players with fewer than 500 master points.

  6. October 26-28, Unit 507 Fall Sectional, San Jose 10/26, Saratoga 10/27-10/28

Unit 500 will host a North American Pairs game for players who qualified during the summer, at Redwood on Sunday, October 7, at noon. The game pays red points.

Jan Hollowell’s daughter has fixed up Jan’s Cadillac and is making it available for sale first to Jan’s fellow Bridge players. Check it out at Jan’s Cadillac page. Price has been reduced to $5500

Diamond in the Ruff

The Western Conference is no longer publishing the monthly District newsletters (aka Forum). You should have received an email announcing the inaugural issue of "Diamond in the Ruff", published directly by District 21. IF YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION, IT IS LIKELY THE ACBL DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON UPDATING YOUR ACBL PROFILE.

"Diamond in the Ruff" may also be accessed from the District 21 Website.

To verify that the ACBL has your email address:

  • Sign on to the ACBL website by entering your member number and password

  • Under the "Welcome back" greeting, click on "Update My Information"

  • Click on "Update My Contact Information"

  • Scroll down and verify/provide your email address

  • Click on "Submit" to establish any changes


Unit 500 is part of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)  representing Southern Alameda County. Unit 500 is also within District 21 (Northern California), which is part of the Western Conference (Districts 17, 21 and 22). Southern Alameda County has ACBL duplicate bridge club games, a South County Sectional tournament, local Unit tournaments, and many special events. There are nearby Sectional and Regional tournaments too.

See our monthly newsletter, Table Talk for the President's message, South County News, and Tournament Trails of Unit 500 members.