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In Memory

There are special people in our lives who never leave us....
Even after they are gone.

Bob Fosse, longtime member of Unit 533, passed away Friday, October 13.
Bob was a member of the unit board and a driving force behind our Zero Tolerance Policy.
An accomplished player with an engaging personality, he will be missed by his friends and bridge partners.


Margaret (Margie) Shore, an active member of the unit until recently, passed away Wednesday, October 11.
A gentle woman with a fierce competitive spirit, Margie will missed by her family and friends.
Margie's obituary appeared in the Desert Sun October 14 - Click here

Welcome New Members

Beverly McKeon
Patricia Rogoff
Pam Smith

Rank Changes

NABC MASTER

GEORGE HUBMAN
LORI KIEFER

REGIONAL MASTER

AVI SCHNELLER

SECTIONAL MASTER

JAMES SANZARO

CLUB MASTER

LESLIE FORESTER
ROBERT GOLDBERG

JUNIOR MASTER

DAVID COMBS
JAY KIRSCHNER
DAVID SMITH

Congratulations!

 
Welcome to ACBL Unit 533
About our Website
About our Website

WELCOME VISITORS

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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Harvest Silver at our Sectional - October 27-29!
Harvest Silver at our Sectional - October 27-29!

Palm Springs Harvest Sectional
Duncan Bridge Center
Palm Desert

October 27th thru 29th

For  the Flyer click here

The Unit 533 Cookie Monster returns and donations of baked goods will be greatly appreciated for our Harvest Sectional.
Please contact William Stine at stinewilliam@gmail.com to contribute.  

Unit 533 - Call for Candidates - 2018

Our Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve on the Board of Directors of Unit 533. If you are interested in being considered for one of the three open positions, please click here for the Application. The Candidate Application may also be obtained from any Club Director or by contacting a member of Nominating Committee:

John Kubisty, Nominating Committee Chair - johnnykhi@aol.com
Cookie Ostrow, Nominating Committee Member - pookieplay@aol.com
Nancy Thompsen, Nominating Committee Member - nthompsen@gmail.com
Trish Walter, Nominating Committee Member - designerlady@dc.rr.com
Jane Witous, ACBL Unit 533 Board Liaison - jane@desertmetals.com

We are looking for members who are willing to serve for a 3 year period expiring December 31, 2020. Please give serious thought to serving our duplicate bridge community.

The Nominating Committee will present the slate of candidates to the Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Please complete and submit the application by Sunday, November 5, 2017, to any member of the Nominating Committee.

Please be advised that as provided in our bylaws, ARTICLE VI, UNIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 3(b) and Section 3(c), additional nominations may be made by petition from the general membership. A nominating petition must contain the approval of the nominee and twenty-five (25) signatures of members in good standing. No nominations from the floor are permitted. Nominations made by petition from the general membership must be received by the Board of Directors by December 20, 2017. Only validated nominations shall be publicized in the Notice of the Annual Meeting and in absentee ballots requested by and mailed to members.

October 12th Unit Game in Clubs Winners
October 12th Unit Game in Clubs Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Our
October 12th
Unit Game in Clubs Winners!
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MHDBC

1st Overall - Gail & Carroll Scheuler, N/S
Bill & Marynel Musch, 1st E/W

DBC - Open

1st Overall - Rose Marie Duff & Marilyn Hahn, N/S
Neil Stern & Jim Weeks, 1st E/W

DBC - 499er

1st Overall - Toni Hafey & Carlene Williams, E/W 
Jeanne & Tom Whitehurst
, 1st N/S

Your 2017/2018 Bridge Bucket List!

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Ventura Halloween Regional

October 30th - November 5th
The Ventura Marriott

Click here for flyer

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2017 NABC
San Diego

North American Bridge Championships
Manchester Grand Hyatt on San Diego Bay

November 23rd - December 3rd 
For more info
Click here

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Palm Springs Regional 

Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
in Rancho Mirage

December 11th thru 17th
for Flyer click here

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Palm Springs
"Non-Life Master" Regional

Palm Springs Pavillion
in Palm Springs

January 18th thru 21st
for Flyer
click here

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Riverside Super Bowl Regional

January 29 - February 4
Riverside Convention Center

For Flyer Click here

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Palm Springs
Sun & Fun Sectional

Palm Springs Pavilion

February 16th thru 18th

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Your 2017/2018 Bridge Bucket List!
Results
Mon Oct 16, 2017
OPEN GAME
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: Gary Delestine
Mon Oct 16, 2017
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Scott J. Magged
Mon Oct 16, 2017
Monday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Mon Oct 16, 2017
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Gerald David
Sat Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Calendar
Sat Oct 21, 2017
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Thu Nov 9, 2017
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Players compete with all players in all participating clubs (similar to STaC games, but just within our Unit). The Unit pays the ACBL sanction fees for these games as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Sun Dec 3, 2017
Unit Holiday Party and Game
The Annual Holiday Party includes a Lunch and other Holiday Goodies, and a drawing for Holiday Baskets. A Unit Game will follow.
Mon Dec 18, 2017
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Players compete with all players in all participating clubs (similar to STaC games, but just within our Unit). The Unit pays the ACBL sanction fees for these games as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

Unit 533 is sponsoring 24 Unit Games in 2017, including 18 Unit Games in Clubs, 4 Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and 2 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.

CVBF Announces Gitt Award Winners

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation has announced the winners of the Marilyn and Jerry Gitt 299er Awards for Summer 2017. 
A champagne toast for the winners was held at Duncan Bridge Center on October 7th. 
Congratulations to Teri Bratt (150-299), Ann Carter (50-199) and John Ramsey (0-49)!


Pictured above: Ann Carter, CVBF President Bev Hartin, Teri Bratt.
For more information on the bi-annual Gitt 299er Awards, Click here.

Mick Riccio's New Series at DBC - Play of the Hand

PLAY LIKE A PRO with MICK RICCIO. Mick's new series of classes on the play of the hand begins on Wednesday, November 1st, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Duncan Bridge Center, generously sponsored by the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation.  The classes will be each Wednesday for five weeks, Nov. 1st thru Nov. 29th.  Attend all five, or choose any you wish - the cost is $30 each class.
November 1 - The Combination Finesse 
November 8 - The Principle of Restricted Choice
November 15 - Mastering the End Play
November 22 - Establishing Dummy's Long Suit
November 29 - Making the Most of Your No Trump Contract

Reservations are required, cost is $30 per class. For the flyer, Click here.
Please contact Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or at (760) 322-0059

Guy Monroe Teaches Defense at Joslyn

Guy Monroe's series, DEFENSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, continues at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For more information and reservations contact Guy at guy@bridgewithmonroes.com or (541) 264-5708. For the flyer Click here

New Game Schedule for MHDBC at Joslyn Center

Barbara Astone, MHDBC Club Owner, has announced that beginning on Friday, November 3rd, MHDBC will add a Friday game.  The game will start at 12:30 sharp in the theater room at Joslyn Center in Palm Desert.  This will be in addition to the Monday and Thursday games currently offered by MHDBC at Joslyn.
For reservations and seating requests, please contact BJ Moses at mhdbc1@gmail.com or (760) 933-8830

More Novice Games at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert is bringing back its Monday and Wednesday Novice games.  A 0-20 game, directed by Mimi David, on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. started on October 2nd. A 0-199 game, directed by John Nugent-Patten, will be offered on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. starting October 25th  Come enjoy these friendly games and improve your bridge skills.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games. A 0-20 game with supervised play on Monday at 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m49er on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. 199er on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. 299er on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 499er games are Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 999er on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
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 and Event Schedule: Click Here

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

70% Honor Roll
72.09% Jim Weeks and Irv Kostal DBC Sept 22
70.37% Jean and John Bratton MHBC Aug 31
70.37% Neil Stern and Jim Weeks DBC Aug 21
71.68% Dale Thune and Mick Riccio PSBC Aug 11
70.00% Peter Rudolph and Jack Futrell DBC Aug 8
77.35% Lynn Brooks and Carolyn Deatherage DBC Jul 25
71.25% Jerry Meek and Jeff Porter PSBC Jul 21
70.96% Bruce Ferguson and Marilyn Loesberg DBC Jul 19
72.45% Jim Darvey and Jim Weeks DBC Jul 13
71.76% Jim Weeks and Jon Wittes DBC Jul 11
72.50% Joyce Dawson and Nancy Hoba DBC Jul 1
70.00% Joyce Gannon and Stephanie Colt DBC Jun 4
71.66% Charles Wallace and David Goetz PSBC Jun 2
71.59% Irv Kostal and Penny Wentworth DBC May 26
75.78% Ann Carter and Bruce Cameron DBC May 26
72.32% Alan Stanley and Pat Moran MICK'S CLUB May 13
76.98% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC May 12

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Mon Oct 16, 2017
OPEN GAME
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: Gary Delestine
Mon Oct 16, 2017
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Scott J. Magged
Mon Oct 16, 2017
Monday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Mon Oct 16, 2017
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Gerald David
Sat Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Calendar
Sat Oct 21, 2017
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Thu Nov 9, 2017
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Players compete with all players in all participating clubs (similar to STaC games, but just within our Unit). The Unit pays the ACBL sanction fees for these games as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Sun Dec 3, 2017
Unit Holiday Party and Game
The Annual Holiday Party includes a Lunch and other Holiday Goodies, and a drawing for Holiday Baskets. A Unit Game will follow.
Mon Dec 18, 2017
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Players compete with all players in all participating clubs (similar to STaC games, but just within our Unit). The Unit pays the ACBL sanction fees for these games as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

Unit 533 is sponsoring 24 Unit Games in 2017, including 18 Unit Games in Clubs, 4 Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and 2 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.

CVBF Announces Gitt Award Winners

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation has announced the winners of the Marilyn and Jerry Gitt 299er Awards for Summer 2017. 
A champagne toast for the winners was held at Duncan Bridge Center on October 7th. 
Congratulations to Teri Bratt (150-299), Ann Carter (50-199) and John Ramsey (0-49)!


Pictured above: Ann Carter, CVBF President Bev Hartin, Teri Bratt.
For more information on the bi-annual Gitt 299er Awards, Click here.

Mick Riccio's New Series at DBC - Play of the Hand

PLAY LIKE A PRO with MICK RICCIO. Mick's new series of classes on the play of the hand begins on Wednesday, November 1st, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Duncan Bridge Center, generously sponsored by the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation.  The classes will be each Wednesday for five weeks, Nov. 1st thru Nov. 29th.  Attend all five, or choose any you wish - the cost is $30 each class.
November 1 - The Combination Finesse 
November 8 - The Principle of Restricted Choice
November 15 - Mastering the End Play
November 22 - Establishing Dummy's Long Suit
November 29 - Making the Most of Your No Trump Contract

Reservations are required, cost is $30 per class. For the flyer, Click here.
Please contact Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or at (760) 322-0059

Guy Monroe Teaches Defense at Joslyn

Guy Monroe's series, DEFENSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, continues at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For more information and reservations contact Guy at guy@bridgewithmonroes.com or (541) 264-5708. For the flyer Click here

New Game Schedule for MHDBC at Joslyn Center

Barbara Astone, MHDBC Club Owner, has announced that beginning on Friday, November 3rd, MHDBC will add a Friday game.  The game will start at 12:30 sharp in the theater room at Joslyn Center in Palm Desert.  This will be in addition to the Monday and Thursday games currently offered by MHDBC at Joslyn.
For reservations and seating requests, please contact BJ Moses at mhdbc1@gmail.com or (760) 933-8830

More Novice Games at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert is bringing back its Monday and Wednesday Novice games.  A 0-20 game, directed by Mimi David, on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. started on October 2nd. A 0-199 game, directed by John Nugent-Patten, will be offered on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. starting October 25th  Come enjoy these friendly games and improve your bridge skills.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games. A 0-20 game with supervised play on Monday at 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m49er on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. 199er on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. 299er on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 499er games are Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 999er on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
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 and Event Schedule: Click Here

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

70% Honor Roll
72.09% Jim Weeks and Irv Kostal DBC Sept 22
70.37% Jean and John Bratton MHBC Aug 31
70.37% Neil Stern and Jim Weeks DBC Aug 21
71.68% Dale Thune and Mick Riccio PSBC Aug 11
70.00% Peter Rudolph and Jack Futrell DBC Aug 8
77.35% Lynn Brooks and Carolyn Deatherage DBC Jul 25
71.25% Jerry Meek and Jeff Porter PSBC Jul 21
70.96% Bruce Ferguson and Marilyn Loesberg DBC Jul 19
72.45% Jim Darvey and Jim Weeks DBC Jul 13
71.76% Jim Weeks and Jon Wittes DBC Jul 11
72.50% Joyce Dawson and Nancy Hoba DBC Jul 1
70.00% Joyce Gannon and Stephanie Colt DBC Jun 4
71.66% Charles Wallace and David Goetz PSBC Jun 2
71.59% Irv Kostal and Penny Wentworth DBC May 26
75.78% Ann Carter and Bruce Cameron DBC May 26
72.32% Alan Stanley and Pat Moran MICK'S CLUB May 13
76.98% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC May 12

As reported by Club Directors