May Social and Dinner
Blackjack Tournament, Raffle, and Volunteer Appreciation

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Asqew Grill (in the back patio)
3583 16th St. @ Market St.
San Francisco

We'll be starting with a Blackjack tournament. This is your chance to learn or practice. At the end of the tournament each of your chips will be traded for raffle tickets (everybody has a chance, but the more you win, the better your chances). We'll be giving away the one and only Saga North hoodie with our full-color logo. You want this! It is not for sale, you must play to win.

Next, we'll also be recognizing our loyal volunteers with a similar gift.


We'll all enjoy dinner after the tournament, and drinks during. Asqew Grill has a variety of interesting skewers and sides, it's a unique taste, and affordable. There is beer and wine as well. We have to buy dinner in order to use the space, but instead of a fixed price each, we're leaving it open for everyone to get what they like and pitch in accordingly.

We'll be outside, so bring your jacket in case it gets cold (or plan on winning the hoodie!).


  • 4:00 pm — Blackjack Tournament
  • 5:30 pm — Raffle off prize
  • 6:00 pm — Dinner
    For those so inclined:
  • 7:00 pm — stroll over to Castro St.,
  • 9:25 pm — Castro Theatre: The Black Hole

Blackjack Details

This will be Las Vegas style Blackjack tournament (everyone against the house), with tip sheets for beginners.

For the mathematical among you, we'll be changing the rules slightly so that you will come out ahead with good play (single deck, unlimited splits, double down after split, 5-card Charlie, and 2 for 1 Blackjacks == 1.03 expected value before card counting). Thus, the longer and better you play, the more you win. This isn't one of those games where your best strategy is to never play. If that doesn't make sense, just enjoy playing. We'll have hint sheets.


$10 - $20 for dinner
Members and prospective members both welcome.