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Welcome New Members

Roderick Britt
Cathy Hemm
Shirley McManus
Marylee Murphy
Henry Vawter

Rank Changes

GOLD LIFE MASTER

DAVID KANE

SILVER LIFE MASTER

DEANNA ABEND

LIFE MASTER

MIDORI SAITO

REGIONAL MASTER

MARILYN BLITZ

SECTIONAL MASTER

TONY STEVENS

JUNIOR MASTER

PHYLLIS COOSAIA
SUZIE LAYNE CARR
MARK SMITH
BEVERLY TEEL

Nice Going, Everyone!

The Unit 533 family expresses its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of members, 
Ed Furee and Mary Prevo, who passed away this past week.

 

 

 
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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Palm Springs Regional - Monday, Dec 11!

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Palm Springs Regi​onal
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
December 11th thru 17th

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A Hearty Congratulations to Unit 533's Bruce Ferguson for finishing in a tie for Top Masterpoint Winner of the Tournament, and to Ross Grabel, Jon Wittes, Abe Pineles, Jim Darvey, Jim Weeks, Neil Stern and Wally Goldban for being in the Top 100 Masterpoint Winners among the nearly 2,000 players earning points!
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For Complete Results,
Click here

See you all next year!

Winners of the Holiday Party Unit Game
Winners of the Holiday Party Unit Game

Congratulations to this year's Holiday Party Unit Game winners! And a big Thank You and Happy Holidays to all who came and enjoyed a tasty lunch from El Pollo Loco (Muchas gracias to President William Stine!) and heard from the seven talented and qualified candidates for next year's Unit Board. And Cheers to the three lucky winners of the Holiday Gift Baskets.  See you all at the Annual Meeting and Unit Game on January 28th!

Open Game

1st Overall - David & Nance Lodge, N/S Sec.B
1st E/W -
Marilyn Loesberg & Martin Blain, Sec.B
1st N/S Sec.A - Brenda Keller & Shirley Fitterman
1st E/W Sec.A - Janice Randle & Joanne Wiley

499er

1st Overall - Richard Kier & Mac Becket, E/W
1st N/S - Chaya Venkat & Lloyd Hanford

Congrats to Rich and Mac on their 74.31% game!

Unit Board Approves Slate of Candidates

The Unit 533 Board has approved a slate of seven candidates for the upcoming election to be held at the Annual Meeting and Unit Game on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The following members will appear on the ballot: Paola Cohen, Ken Grissinger, Georgia Jones, Carolyn Radin, Judy Searle, Stan Snyder and Chaya Venkat. Also, per Unit By-Laws, members have until Wednesday, December 20, 2017, to submit petitions to have their names added to the ballot.

Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!

  C o m i n g  i n  2 0 1 8  

Palm Springs
"Non-Life Master" Regional

Palm Springs Pavillion
in Palm Springs

January 18th thru 21st
for Flyer
click here

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Palm Springs Unit 533
Annual Meeting & Unit Game

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12 Noon
Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert

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Win Silver in Mexico!
San Miguel Sectional

January 25th thru 28th
In Beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Click here for Flyer


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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

at the Palm Springs Pavilion
February 16th thru 18th
For Flyer Click here

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Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!
Results
Sat Dec 16, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Dec 16, 2017
DBC Open
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki Pein
Fri Dec 15, 2017
Fri AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Bob Price
Fri Dec 15, 2017
FridayPairs (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Fri Dec 15, 2017
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Steve Samson
Calendar
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.
Mon Dec 18, 2017
UNIT WIDE GAME
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: Gary Delestine
Mon Dec 18, 2017
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Scott J. Magged
Sat Jan 6, 2018
Weekend 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.
UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

Unit 533 is sponsoring 23 Unit Games in 2018, 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! And one more still to come in 2017 - Dec 18th Unit-Wide Game in Clubs. For the schedule of all upcoming Unit Games, Click Here.

Family Fun - MiniBridge at DBC Jan. 4th

"It's a Party!"
The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation is sponsoring a MiniBridge event at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert on Thursday, January 4th, from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Learn to play bridge in five minutes and have fun doing it, in a family friendly environment. Presented by Karol Monroe & Friends. For information and reservations contact Susan Tracey at susantracey@me.com or (425) 785-0863. For the flyer Click here.

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/Event Schedule: Click Here

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

70% Honor Roll
70.83% Chuck Williams & Ron Woodard MHDBC Dec 8
70.37% Mary Jo Furman & Susan Stewart MICK'S Dec 5
74.31% Richard Kier & Mac Becket DBC Dec 3
75.00% Tom McCormick & Rich Rodeman SHBC Dec 2
71.72% Ardis & Bud Crist MBC Dec 1
71.25% Marilyn Leggett & Cathy Ross MICK'S Nov 30
71.67% Drew & Bonnie Line DBC Nov 11
71.49% Tom & Anne Lund SCBC Nov 10
72.66% Paul & Gale Houvener MICK'S Nov 9
71.06% Gayl Baum & Ed Pearson DBC Nov 7
70.00% Bobbie Baronsky & Sue Freeman DBC Nov 3
70.83% Nina Glazer & Don Manlowe SHBC Oct 31
72.29% Mac Becket & Randy Bissett PSSEC Oct 28
73.50% Tom McCormick & Rich Rodeman SHBC Oct 28
72.03% Donna & Jim Darvey PSBC Oct 25
71.08% Lloyd Hanford & Lee Cressman DBC Oct 21
70.33% Marty Martin & Ken Davis PSBC Oct 18
73.84% Bobbie Harper & Bob McConnell PSBC Oct 16
70.72% Karen Michael & Zora Bain PSBC Oct 16
70.88% Marty Martin & Ken Davis SHBC Oct 14

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Sat Dec 16, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Dec 16, 2017
DBC Open
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki Pein
Fri Dec 15, 2017
Fri AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Bob Price
Fri Dec 15, 2017
FridayPairs (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Fri Dec 15, 2017
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Steve Samson
Calendar
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.
Mon Dec 18, 2017
UNIT WIDE GAME
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: Gary Delestine
Mon Dec 18, 2017
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Scott J. Magged
Sat Jan 6, 2018
Weekend 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.
UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

Unit 533 is sponsoring 23 Unit Games in 2018, 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! And one more still to come in 2017 - Dec 18th Unit-Wide Game in Clubs. For the schedule of all upcoming Unit Games, Click Here.

Family Fun - MiniBridge at DBC Jan. 4th

"It's a Party!"
The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation is sponsoring a MiniBridge event at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert on Thursday, January 4th, from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Learn to play bridge in five minutes and have fun doing it, in a family friendly environment. Presented by Karol Monroe & Friends. For information and reservations contact Susan Tracey at susantracey@me.com or (425) 785-0863. For the flyer Click here.

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/Event Schedule: Click Here

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

70% Honor Roll
70.83% Chuck Williams & Ron Woodard MHDBC Dec 8
70.37% Mary Jo Furman & Susan Stewart MICK'S Dec 5
74.31% Richard Kier & Mac Becket DBC Dec 3
75.00% Tom McCormick & Rich Rodeman SHBC Dec 2
71.72% Ardis & Bud Crist MBC Dec 1
71.25% Marilyn Leggett & Cathy Ross MICK'S Nov 30
71.67% Drew & Bonnie Line DBC Nov 11
71.49% Tom & Anne Lund SCBC Nov 10
72.66% Paul & Gale Houvener MICK'S Nov 9
71.06% Gayl Baum & Ed Pearson DBC Nov 7
70.00% Bobbie Baronsky & Sue Freeman DBC Nov 3
70.83% Nina Glazer & Don Manlowe SHBC Oct 31
72.29% Mac Becket & Randy Bissett PSSEC Oct 28
73.50% Tom McCormick & Rich Rodeman SHBC Oct 28
72.03% Donna & Jim Darvey PSBC Oct 25
71.08% Lloyd Hanford & Lee Cressman DBC Oct 21
70.33% Marty Martin & Ken Davis PSBC Oct 18
73.84% Bobbie Harper & Bob McConnell PSBC Oct 16
70.72% Karen Michael & Zora Bain PSBC Oct 16
70.88% Marty Martin & Ken Davis SHBC Oct 14

As reported by Club Directors