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Welcome New Members

Russell Blomberg
Samie Lang

Rank Changes

Sapphire Life Master

Gloria Vann

Life Master

Vicki Graves

NABC Master

Darren Scott Palmer

Sectional Master

Stephanie Colt
Michael Duniven
Carrie Lee Mahoney

Club Master

Daniel Diel
Arvind Koshal

Junior Master

Karen Alexander
Jim Brewer
Ronald Gauny
George Green
Ian Simms
Judi Simms
Leslie Usow

Congrats to All!

 
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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Unit 533 Annual Awards



Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game took place on April 8th at Duncan Bridge Center. Those present enjoyed lunch and the presentation of the Unit's Annual Awards. For a full listing of all Winners, with photos from the Awards Program, click on
 Awards and Races 
at the upper left of this page. Then click on
Mini-McKenney,   Ace of Clubs 
and
CVBF 299er-Gitt Award 
to see those Winners as well.

April 9th Unit Game Winners

Congratulations!
April 9th Unit Game Winners

MHDBC

1st Overall - J Goerz & Abigail Wright, N/S
1st E/W -
Charles Williams & Sally Tobin

DBC Open

1st Overall - Serl Zimmerman & Steven Lipson, N/S
1st E/W -
Robert & Sandra Carroll

PSBC

1st Overall - Charles Wallace & David Goetz, N/S
1st E/W -
Brenda Keller & Shirley Fitterman

DBC 499er

1st Overall - Martin & Richard Frank, N/S
1st E/W -
Judith Montoya & Sally Morton

 

 

Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!

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P h o e n i x
NLM
Gold Rush Regional and Silver Sun Sectional

in Scottsdale, Arizona

April 27 - April 29

I/N games (0-750) award Gold & Red Points; Open games (stratified) award Silver Points!

For Flyer, Click here

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Los Angeles
Long Beach
Regional

July 2 - July 8

at the Hilton Long Beach

For Flyer, Click here

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N A B C
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NORTH AMERICAN BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUMMER 2018

ATLANTA, GA
July 26 - August 5

For Info on Tournament Schedule, Hotels, Entertainment and Events, Click here

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ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL

At the Hilton Orange County
in Costa Mesa

September 3rd thru 9th

For Flyer, Click here

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Palm Springs
Harvest Sectional

November 9th thru 11th
Palm Springs Pavilion
401 S. Pavilion Way
Palm Springs

Results
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Wednesday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Matt Lund
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Wednesday Aft 0-499 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Bob Price
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Wednesday Pairs (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Tue Apr 24, 2018
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Calendar
Wed May 2, 2018
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 May 21, 2018
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Players compete against all players in participating clubs (similar to a STaC game, but just within our Unit). The Unit pays the extra sanction fee 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.
Wed Jun 6, 2018
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.
Thu Jun 21, 2018
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.
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! For the schedule of all upcoming Unit Games, Click Here.

MHDBC Announces New 0-99er Game

MHDBC at the Joslyn Center is pleased to announce a new 0-99er Game on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, begimnning on May 1st, in the Main Building, with Gary Delestine directing. Card fees will be $9.00. For reservations, contact Gary at hollihut@comcast.net. If you have less that 100 MPs, you are invited to participate in this friendly game. Make new friends and improve your bridge skills!

Bridge for Beginners - In the Evening!

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation in conjunction with Unit 533 is offering a new series of beginning bridge classes at Duncan Bridge Center for people who may be working during the day. Mick Riccio will be teaching on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The classes are beginning on June 5th, and will run four weeks through June 29th. Total cost is $125. For further information, Click here to read the flyer. Contact Mick for reservations at dynamick747@gmail.com or call 760-322-0059. 

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 Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9:00 am, a 299er on Monday at 9:00 am, a 49er on Tuesday at 9:00 am, 199er games on Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 am, a 299er on Saturday at 9:00 am, 499er games on Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm, and a 999er on Saturday at 1:00 pm. MHDBC at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert has a 0-99 game on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, which is beginning on May 1st.

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
73.75% Sandy & Ron Livingston MICK'S Apr 24
70.62% Mel & Marnie Sharp DBC Apr 23
76.49% Ron & Lorraine Berube DBC Apr 20
71.40% Sandy Quisenbersy & Irene Dundon DBC Apr 14
72.32% Jackie Williams & Abigail Wright MCC Apr 13
70.63%  Barry Kirkham & Howard Engle DBC  Apr 13
70.22% Midori Saito & Irv Kostal DBC Apr 8
70.99% Jim Goerz & Frank Murphy MCC Apr 6
70.82% Sherry Peshek Zehr & Judith Schwartz MICK'S Apr 5
74.68% Jane Foster & Rick Kirk, Jr MCC Mar 23
70.51% Janice Randles & Joanne Wiley MHDBC Mar 22
71.47% Paul Panico & Norman Isaacs MHDBC Mar 15
72.84% Sue Martin & Mary Watson ICC Mar 7
78.95% Sandy & Jan Bain DBC Mar 3
76.19% Jeanne Welch & Shirley Carroll MICK'S Feb 27
70.69% Ross Grabel & Jon Wittes DBC Feb 27
72.23% Brenda Keller & Shirley Fitterman DBC Feb 27
70.83% Lee Parkinson & Jim Walker MHDBC Feb 26
74.28% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC Feb 20
75.83% Shirley Carroll & Jeanne Welch MICK'S Feb 20
75.83% Mick Riccio & Tori Dauphinot MICK'S Feb 20

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Wednesday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Matt Lund
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Wednesday Aft 0-499 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Bob Price
Wed Apr 25, 2018
Wednesday Pairs (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Tue Apr 24, 2018
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Calendar
Wed May 2, 2018
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 May 21, 2018
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Players compete against all players in participating clubs (similar to a STaC game, but just within our Unit). The Unit pays the extra sanction fee 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.
Wed Jun 6, 2018
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.
Thu Jun 21, 2018
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.
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! For the schedule of all upcoming Unit Games, Click Here.

MHDBC Announces New 0-99er Game

MHDBC at the Joslyn Center is pleased to announce a new 0-99er Game on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, begimnning on May 1st, in the Main Building, with Gary Delestine directing. Card fees will be $9.00. For reservations, contact Gary at hollihut@comcast.net. If you have less that 100 MPs, you are invited to participate in this friendly game. Make new friends and improve your bridge skills!

Bridge for Beginners - In the Evening!

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation in conjunction with Unit 533 is offering a new series of beginning bridge classes at Duncan Bridge Center for people who may be working during the day. Mick Riccio will be teaching on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The classes are beginning on June 5th, and will run four weeks through June 29th. Total cost is $125. For further information, Click here to read the flyer. Contact Mick for reservations at dynamick747@gmail.com or call 760-322-0059. 

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 Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9:00 am, a 299er on Monday at 9:00 am, a 49er on Tuesday at 9:00 am, 199er games on Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 am, a 299er on Saturday at 9:00 am, 499er games on Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm, and a 999er on Saturday at 1:00 pm. MHDBC at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert has a 0-99 game on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, which is beginning on May 1st.

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
73.75% Sandy & Ron Livingston MICK'S Apr 24
70.62% Mel & Marnie Sharp DBC Apr 23
76.49% Ron & Lorraine Berube DBC Apr 20
71.40% Sandy Quisenbersy & Irene Dundon DBC Apr 14
72.32% Jackie Williams & Abigail Wright MCC Apr 13
70.63%  Barry Kirkham & Howard Engle DBC  Apr 13
70.22% Midori Saito & Irv Kostal DBC Apr 8
70.99% Jim Goerz & Frank Murphy MCC Apr 6
70.82% Sherry Peshek Zehr & Judith Schwartz MICK'S Apr 5
74.68% Jane Foster & Rick Kirk, Jr MCC Mar 23
70.51% Janice Randles & Joanne Wiley MHDBC Mar 22
71.47% Paul Panico & Norman Isaacs MHDBC Mar 15
72.84% Sue Martin & Mary Watson ICC Mar 7
78.95% Sandy & Jan Bain DBC Mar 3
76.19% Jeanne Welch & Shirley Carroll MICK'S Feb 27
70.69% Ross Grabel & Jon Wittes DBC Feb 27
72.23% Brenda Keller & Shirley Fitterman DBC Feb 27
70.83% Lee Parkinson & Jim Walker MHDBC Feb 26
74.28% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC Feb 20
75.83% Shirley Carroll & Jeanne Welch MICK'S Feb 20
75.83% Mick Riccio & Tori Dauphinot MICK'S Feb 20

As reported by Club Directors