During the balance of Sept. 2019 Kevin will be teaching a 30 minute class on 2/1 Saturdays at 5:30
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Welcome to ACBL Unit 490 (Salem-McMinnville Clubs)

Hello everyone,

Now that the Seaside Regional is over, we’re back to our regular Saturday night bridge schedule.  I will continue my two-over-one (2/1) lesson series starting at 5:30 with games starting at 6:00.  Even if you can’t stay for the game, you are welcome to stop by for the 2/1 discussions.

I wanted to make you aware of two special games this month:

  1. Saturday night October 12 is a Club Appreciation pairs game.  This game awards extra masterpoints at no extra cost to the players.
  2. Saturday October 19 is a “Gold Dust” Club Appreciation Swiss Teams game.  As usual, I’ll be running this game in “Swiss Mixer” format where a more experienced pair is teamed up with a less experienced pair.  Since it’s Club Appreciation month, I can award fractional gold points at this special team game, again, at no extra cost to the players.  Come as a pair and I will form teams at game time.

See you at the Manor,

 If you have questions or think you might come to play, please contact Kevin Kacmarynski (2dragons@peak.org or 503-838-1102).  Reservations are *not* required but I would like to have a rough idea of about how many people to expect.

Unit 490 is the American Contract Bridge League District 20 chapter in thSalem/McMinnville, Oregon area.
The Salem Bridge Club and the Oak Valley Bridge Club are located within Unit 490.
Salem Bridge Club games are held at:
  • the Keizer/Salem area Senior Center (KSAS)at 930 Plymouth Drive NE, Keizer (503-463-7165);
  • and in the mall card room (library) at Capital Manor in West Salem, 1955 Salem-Dallas Highway, NW, Salem (503-871-7781).
  • The Oak Valley Bridge Club holds its games at 1501 SW Baker St., McMinnville (503-472-6092 – Steve Drew or 503-883-9589 Dorothy Maze).
Stratified games are held daily, Monday through Friday and Saturday at Capital Manor only and on some Sundays. A 299er game is held on Thursday evening at KSAS at 6:00 pm. So come play bridge with us. You will find a fun-filled, easy-going, friendly atmosphere.
If you are new to bridge, please contact Shain Oleson at (206-818-2944).

Special Events Coming Up 

SBC Club Championship Games
Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 AM – KSAS
Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 PM – KSAS
 Club Membership Games
Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 AM – KSAS
Friday, October 11, 12:00 PM – KSAS
Saturday, October 12, 6:00 PM – CM
Wednesday, October 16, 11:00 AM – KSAS
Saturday, October 19, 6:00 PM – CM (and Swiss Mixer)
Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 PM- CM
Unit Games
Sunday, October 6, 1:00 PM KSAS
Wednesday, October 16 , 7 PM CM
 Sectional Tournaments
Vancouver Fall Sectional October 19-20, 2019 (info)
Central Oregon Coast (Newport) Sectional October 24-27, 2019 (info)

Regional Tournaments


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