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Welcome to the home page for Unit 540

The purpose is to keep any and all bridge players in San Luis Obispo County informed about what’s happening and where, and to provide a guide for any travelers passing through our small piece of heaven about the many games, and the great hospitality, for which our area is so famous.

Important Announcements

Here is the latest information about games at the SLO DBC, North County DBC, 5-Cities DBC and Blacklake.

(1) The SLO bridge club is offering open games on Mondays and Fridays at 12:30 pm at the SLO Senior Center, and also games on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:15 pm (same location). Covid policy is proof of vaccination required to play and masks are optional.

The SLO club charges $7 per game for SLO Senior Center members and $10 for non-members. For all games, please sign-up in advance below under Upcoming Games. Select your game from the list (click on Sign-Up) and type in names of both you and your partner. If needing to cancel, re-enter names and the word cancel.

Click HERE to see details regarding payment in advance for games in SLO.

(2) Our North County club is holding in person games on Monday and Thursday afternoons beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Paso Robles Senior Center. Players are asked to be there between noon and 12:25 p.m. to register and pay their fee of $7.00.

(3) The 5-Cities bridge club hosts games every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Woman’s Club of Arroyo Grande, 211 Vernon Street. They will follow the local government protocols on COVID, i.e. no masks or proof of vaccinations will be required.

Wednesdays are for beginner and intermediate players (under 200 masterpoints), with a slide show lesson from 12:30 to 1 pm followed by an ACBL-sanctioned game. Reservations are requested; please sign-up below. Contact Tom Snow at: 805-305-5035 or coinerbop@gmail.com for more information.

Thursdays are a stratified, ACBL-sanctioned game, open to all. Play will begin at 12:30 pm sharp and run until approximately 4 pm. Due to time constraints, players arriving after 12:20 pm will not be guaranteed a seat. Reservations are requested and can be made by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Fees for either day are $7 per person with a punch card, or $10 cash for walk-ins. Punch cards (good for 10 plays) must be purchased in advance for $70 from the City of Arroyo Grande Parks and Rec. (805-473-5400) (1221 Ash Street, Arroyo Grande) or at: http://www.arroyogrande.org/catalog (click the Adult tab at the top and look for “Five Cities Duplicate Bridge Club”).

(4) The Blacklake bridge club holds games on the fourth Sunday of every month. The games start at 1:00 pm and the location is 498 Colonial Place in Nipomo. The fee is $6.00 but Blacklake residents get to play for $3.00. Everyone is welcome and masks are not required, but feel free to wear one if you wish.

Upcoming Games Requiring Preregistration

Date & Time Club Event
Wednesday, December 7 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBC199er Lesson and Stratified Game  ** Sign-Up **
Thursday, December 8 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBCStratified Open Pairs  ** Sign-Up **
Friday, December 9 @ 12:30 pmSan Luis Obispo DBCStratified Open Pairs  ** Sign-Up **
Saturday, December 10 @ 12:30 pmUnit 540 GameUnit Game – Stratified Open Pairs – CHRISTMAS PARTY @ NOON  ** Sign-Up **
Saturday, December 10 @ 12:30 pmUnit 540 GameUnit Game – 199er Stratified Game – CHRISTMAS PARTY @ NOON  ** Sign-Up **
Wednesday, December 14 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBC199er Lesson and Stratified Game  ** Sign-Up **
Thursday, December 15 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBCStratified Open Pairs  ** Sign-Up **
Wednesday, December 21 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBC199er Lesson and Stratified Game  ** Sign-Up **
Thursday, December 22 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBCStratified Open Pairs  ** Sign-Up **
Wednesday, December 28 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBC199er Lesson and Stratified Game  ** Sign-Up **
Thursday, December 29 @ 12:30 pmFive Cities DBCStratified Open Pairs  ** Sign-Up **
Monday, January 2, 2023 @ 12:30 pmSan Luis Obispo DBCStratified Open Pairs  ** Sign-Up **
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