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Sonoma Strong

The Unit 509 Santa Rosa/Petaluma community was hit hard by wildfires in early October, 2017. Eighteen of our bridge players lost their homes. We also lost one of the most important landmarks in Santa Rosa, the Round Barn. It was … Continue reading

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Unit 509 Members Mine Silver In San Francisco

Congratulations to Larry Spanier, Jonathan Cohen. Mark Hersko and Rose Baltrusaitis, who bagged First Place in Sunday’s Bracketed Swiss Teams game at the San Francisco Sectional on January 13 and 14, 2018. High marks also to Bob Klein, Erwin Linzer, … Continue reading

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Our Newest Life Master: Conrad Larkin

Conrad Larkin made life master this November while playing with his wife, Lynn Blumenthal. He grew up in Vermont. While in elementary school he started playing a card game called “whist” on Friday nights with his family as part of … Continue reading

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Shelly Dunietz named Diamond Life Master!

With just over 5,000 points, Shelly made Diamond Life Master in November. Shelley says “After a devastating year with the fires, it was nice to see the beauty in life again. The highlight of my year was becoming a grandmother. … Continue reading

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World Champion Cris Barrere Presents Pre-game Lessons

Cris’s lectures (presented before some of our Sunday Unit games in Santa Rosa) have been a big hit. The Bridge Gallery has been packed with bridge players of all levels. The most recent lecture on November 19 was titled Hide and … Continue reading

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Shower of Support

For more than a week, starting on October 8, Sonoma County was decimated by wildfires which left eighteen players from the Santa Rosa Bridge Gallery losing everything. On November 3, the Gallery and Unit 509 came together to honor them … Continue reading

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Holiday Party December 10

It’s time to come together in our most festive clothes to play our favorite card game. Our party will be held again at the lovely Oakmont Golf Club. For directions, click here. We start with a no-host bar at 11 … Continue reading

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