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Welcome New Members

Brian Beard
Sidney Galton
Rochelle Goodman
Norman Isaacs
Diane Lawson
Peter Matthews
Jeffrey Mobbs
Barbara Weisberg
Jennifer Wilkins

Rank Changes

Gold Life Master

Lynn Criss

Ruby Life Master

Stanley Young

Bronze Life Master

Joan Spillman

Life Master

Constance Leichner

NABC Master

Ted Kustin

Sectional Master

Leslie Forester
Ralph Fowler
James Kyle
Shirley Shaw

Club Master

David Smith

Junior Master

Dorothy Shea

Kudos to All!

Read the FORUM Magazine online

Access the online Forum Magazine by clicking on the page link at the upper left of our homepage. See the latest D-22 news, Tournament information and results, Unit newsletters, helpful bridge tips and more!

Unit 533 Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game takes place every April. To see photos and a list of all 2017 Winners, click on  Awards and Races  at the upper left of this page.

Welcome to ACBL Unit 533
About our Website
About our Website


Our website has all the information you need about the duplicate bridge community in the Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to Indio.  Please use the page links on the left side of our home page to navigate the website.

FIND YOUR GAME - Locations and Times

Clubs in the Coachella Valley offer a wide range of games for beginning to seasoned bridge players. For a complete guide to Duplicate Bridge Games, with locations and times, please use the  Game Schedule  link on the far left side of this page.

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Palm Springs NON-LIFE MASTER Regional

Palm Springs
Non-Life Master

January 10 through 13

Click here for Complete Results

January 3rd Unit Game Winners

Congratulations to Our Unit Game Winners!
- January 3rd -

MHDBC at Joslyn
1st Overall - Isadore & Rosalie Sharp, E/W
1st N/S - Tom & Mary Bernstein

DBC Open

1st Overall - Martin Blain & Lou Goldsmith, E/W
1st N/S - Janice Randles & Joanne Wiley

DBC 0-750
1st Overall - Ronald Price & Bill Newis, E/W
1st N/S - Sally Burrage & Susan Moore



Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Duncan Bridge Center, 75-400 Gerald Ford Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Voting will begin at 12:00 pm. Only members of Unit 533 appearing on the official ACBL roster will be eligible to vote. The business meeting will commence as soon as a quorum of 60 members is achieved.
A full lunch will be provided. Following the meeting there will be a Unit Game.

Election of Directors: Candidates for the three open seats on the Board are listed below in alphabetical order. Those elected will each serve a three year term. The election will be conducted and certified on January 27, 2019.

Sanford Hertz
Anne Lund
Carol Wilkinson

Amendment of Bylaws - To correct the name of the Unit to conform to its original state and national filings, Palm Springs Unit 533 of the ACBL.

Absentee ballots are available and may be obtained upon request from the Election Committee Chairperson, Kay Walters.
Contact Kay at or (760) 333-3199. A ballot will be mailed to you in early January. Absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee prior to 12:00 pm on January 27, 2019, to be counted.
To read the Candidates’ Statements, Click here. For the full Notice of Meeting, including the Agenda and Bylaws Amendment, Click here.

Georgia Jones, Secretary, Unit 533
William Stine, President, Unit 533

Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!



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Riverside "Super Bowl" Regional

January 28 - February 3

Riverside Convention Center
Riverside, California

Click here for the Flyer, Schedule and more Information

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Palm Springs
"Sun & Fun"

March 1st & 2nd

At the
Hope Lutheran Church Center
49500 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, California

Click here for the Flyer


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San Diego

Pacific Southwest Regional

April 15th thru 21st

Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
San Diego, California

Click here for the Flyer

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Morn 299er
(Duncan BC)
9:00 AM
Director: Marie Covey
Open Game
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Aft 0 - 750
(Duncan BC)
1:00 PM
Director: Jamie Alperin
DBC Thurs Aft Open
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Thursday Morn 299 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Teri Bratt
Cathedral City Open Pairs
Cat City 1:00
Director: Matt Lund
Open Pairs
Director: David Goetz
Sun Jan 27, 2019
Annual Meeting and Unit Game
The Unit's Annual Meeting will feature a Lunch, the Election of Board Members and the President's Message. A Unit Game will follow. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Feb 6, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program. The Unit does not provide lunch, but does provide a cake or other dessert at each participating club.
Mon Feb 18, 2019
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Players compete with all players in participating clubs (similar to STaC, but only within Unit 533). The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program. The Unit does not provide lunch, but does provide a cake or other dessert at each participating club.
Mon Mar 4, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program. The Unit does not provide lunch, but does provide a cake or other dessert at each participating club.

In 2019, Unit 533 is sponsoring 23 Unit Games, including 17 Unit Games in Clubs, 3 Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and 3 Unit Games at the Annual Unit events.  Play at your favorite club in our Unit Games in Clubs and Unit-Wide Games in Clubs throughout the year! For the Schedule of all upcoming Unit Games, Click Here.

New Bridge Venue in Palm Desert

Scott Magged's Desert Cities Bridge Club has announced a new schedule of games on Mondays through Saturdays. In addition to the Monday Open Game at the Cathedral Center, starting on February 5th DCBC is offering Open Games on Tuesday through Saturday at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert. Temple Sinai is conveniently located on Hovley Lane West between Monterey and Portola Avenues. Game time is 1:00 pm. DCBC will also offer 499er Games at its Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday games, attendance permitting. For more Info, click here to visit the DCBC website.
Be sure and check out these new additions to Bridge in the Coachela Valley!

Play Tuesday Evenings at Duncan

Tuesday evening bridge returns to Duncan Bridge Center, with Mick Riccio directing, starting on January 15th. Game time is 6:00 pm. Reservations are not necessary.
Come have some fun on Tuesday nights!

Fast Open Pairs at Duncan

Duncan Bridge Center is offering Fast Open Pairs on Wednesday mornings. No more than six minutes per board, for those who love swift play of the hands!
Game time is 9 AM sharp!

Saturday Afternoon Bridge Labs with The Monroes

Karol and Guy Monroe are offering a new series of Saturday afternoon Bridge Labs classes on "The Art of Communication." The 5-week series is on Saturdays - Jan. 12, 19 and 26, and Feb. 9 and 16, from 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm at the Marrakesh Country Club. Reservations are required. For more Information, Click here. For Reservations, Click here.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Many Beginner and Intermediate/Novice games are offered in the Coachella Valley. Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert has 0-20 games (with supervised play) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9:00 am, 49er games on Monday and Thursday at 9:00 am, 299er games on Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am, and 0-750 games on Monday through Saturday at 1:00 pm.

All beginning and advancing players are invited to participate in these friendly games. Meet new friends and improve your bridge skills!

Classes, Seminars and Workshops

Bridge With The Monroes, Classes, Events: Click Here

Duncan Bridge Center, Class/Event Schedule: Click Here

Mick's DynaMick Bridge, Classes, Seminars: Click Here

MHDBC at the Joslyn Center, Classes, Events: Click Here

70% Honor Roll
71.82% Sally Corey & Carol Hanson MHDBC Jan 11
71.29% Frank Murphy Jr & Sue Tripp MHDBC Jan 7
77.00% Marty Martin & Roy Krapes SHBC Jan 5
70.41% Pat Moran & Alan Stanley PSCC Dec 14
70.38% Tom & Anne Lund MHDBC Dec 11
70.17% Frances Gates & Michael Hansen DBC Dec 9
77.50% Rich Rodeman & Roy Krapes SHBC Dec 4
71.70% Rick Flucke & Lynne Castoldi MHDBC Nov 29
80.59% Shirley Carroll & Jeanne Welch MICK'S Nov 27
72.69% Ronald Woodard & Joe Norkoski MHDBC Nov 12
71.43% Chotsie Bland & Roger Douglas MBC Nov 9
71.83% Craig Wilson & Pamela Cole MHDBC Nov 6
71.09% Chuck Wallace & Don Knapp MICK'S Oct 27
74.66% Beth Friedman & Ann Devereux DBC Oct 9
71.81% Susie Layne Carr & Shirley Shaw DBC Oct 9
72.04% Elizabeth Poplawsky & Mick Riccio DBC Oct 5
70.24% Larry & Vicki Graves MHDBC Sep 20
72.22% Jana McCormick & Roy Krapes SHBC Sep 11
75.69% Marilyn Loesberg & Jim Darvey DBC Sept 1

As reported by Club Directors