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Welcome New Members

Joan Duncan
Tom Duncan
Fred Taylor

Rank Changes

Gold Life Master

Bev Hartin

Ruby Life Master

Paul Maudslien

Silver Life Master

Bob Wernick

Bronze Life Master

Bill Musch

Life Master

Jane Witous

NABC Master

Brock Armstrong
Mary Lee Guiss
Janet Harvey
Mark McGree
Nancy Peckham

Regional Master

Margaret Cleveland

Sectional Master

Judith Morley

Club Master

Ann Brown
Bruce Korter
Skip Mauser
Barbara Syrdal

Junior Master

Robert Gwyn
Norman Isaacs


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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February 22nd Unit-Wide Game Winners

Congratulations to Our February 22nd
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs Winners!

1st - Sandy Deeds & Cindy Selberg (SCPD)
69.94% - 11.87 MPs

2nd - Sue Moore & Bill Treble (DCBC)
67.56% - 8.90 MPs

3rd - Dennis & Renee Ross (PSCC)
67.36% - 6.68 MPs

4th - Shelley Mann & Diane Jobin (MHDBC)
65.69% - 5.01 MPs

5th - Frank Murphy & Ken Waskom (MHDBC)
63.66% - 3.76 MPs

6th - Brad Beland & Barbara Sue Seal (DBC)
63.46% - 2.82 MPs

7th - Bob Dorhan & Ernest Johnson (Marrakesh)
63.23% - 3.74 MPs

8th - Rita Nau & Marie Cook (PSCC)
62.96% - 2.80 MPs

9th - David Segal & Valerie Aron (SCPD)
62.43% - 1.33 MPs

10th - Bob Wernick & Gloria Levine (DBC)
62.26% - 1.97 MPs

For Complete Results, Click here

Note: Sec. A is Duncan Bridge Center, Sec. D & E are MHDBC at Joslyn, Sec. F & G are PSCC at Mizell, Sec. H is Desert Cities at Temple Sinai, Sec. K is Sun City Palm Desert, Sec. L is Marrakesh

"Sun & Fun" Sectional March 1st & 2nd

Palm Springs
"Sun & Fun"

March 1st & 2nd

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

Click here for the Flyer

Help the Cookie Monster by donating Cookies, Treats and Healthy Snacks!
Contact William Stine at

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



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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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North American Bridge Championships

Memphis, Tennessee

March 21st thru 31st

For Information on Tournament Schedules, Hotels, Attractions and Entertainment,
Click here.


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Los Angeles Summer Regional
Long Beach

At the Hilton Long Beach

July 1st thru 7th

Click here for the Flyer

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Summer 2019

July 18th thru 28th

Las Vegas, Nevada

Click here for more!

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Friday Morn 299 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Friday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Unit-Wide Pairs
Director: Steve Samson
Mizell Open Pairs
Director: Matt Lund
Unit Wide Game
(Desert Cities)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Unit Wide Game
Director: Scott J. Magged
Thursday A.M.
(Duncan BC)
Director: TERI BRATT
DBC Thurs Aft Open
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Fri Feb 22, 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.
Sat Mar 16, 2019
Special 299er Unit Game in Clubs
A special morning Unit Game for players with 0-299 masterpoints. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Fri Mar 22, 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.
Sun Apr 7, 2019
Annual Awards Program and Unit Game
The Annual Awards Program is at Duncan Bridge Center, beginning at 12:00 noon, and features the presentation of Unit 533's Annual Awards. The Program includes a full lunch, followed by a Unit Game. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Fri Apr 26, 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.

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.

Sunday Swiss at Duncan on February 24th

Jamie Alperin's Sunday Game on February 24th at Duncan Bridge Center will be a Swiss Team game and a Grand National Teams (GNT) Qualifier. There will be both Open and 0-750 sections. Game time is 1:00 pm. Contact Jamie at for reservations or sign up directly at Duncan. Qualifiers become eligible for the District 22 GNT Finals May 25-26 and June 1-2 in San Juan Capistrano. The National Finals are at the Summer NABC in Las Vegas July 18-28, 2019.

New Classes Offered at Joslyn

Barbara Astone's MHDBC at Joslyn has announced new classes at Joslyn Senior Center starting in March.
Dave Cummings' 7-week Beginners Class and 7-week Advancing Beginners Class will start March 12th and March 13th.  Click here for the flyer, or contact Dave at or (928) 310-7115.

Karol and Guy Monroe's Bridge Labs with the Monroes will present The Art of the Game series of 4 classes starting March 14th.  Click here for the flyer, or contact Martha Jenkins for reservations at or (425) 785-3306.

New Open & Limited Games in Palm Desert

Scott Magged's Desert Cities Bridge Club now offers Open and 499er games on Tuesdays through Saturdays at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert. Game time is 1:00 pm.
MHDBC at Joslyn now has 499er games on Monday and Thursday and a 0-20 game on Friday, all games at 12:30 pm.
Duncan Bridge Center now has Open, 0-750 and 0-150 games on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

New Saturday Game in Cathedral City

David Goetz has announced a new Saturday sanctioned game at the Cathedral City Senior Center.  Please join David every Saturday as he expands the options for our West Valley players!   This is an Open Game that begins at 1PM.  Contact David Goetz for more information at (562) 233-7765 or

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, a 149er game on Saturday at 1:00 pm, 299er games on Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am, and 0-750 games on Monday through Saturday at 1:00 pm. MHDBC at Joslyn offers 499er games on Monday and Thursday at 12:30 pm, and a 0-20 game on Friday at 12:30 pm. Desert Cities Bridge Club at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert offers 499er games Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 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
70.67% Bruce Ferguson & Robert Carroll DBC Feb 21
75.00% Alice Perlmutter & Marge Meyer DCBC Feb 20
73.11% Chip Graves & Suzan Olsen DCBC Feb 19
71.03% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp PSCC Feb 8
70.27% Marjorie Sinel & Joe Hopkins DBC Feb 7
71.26% Alan Stanley & Patrick Moran MHDBC Feb 5
70.37% John Hanley & Bob Victor PSCC Feb 1
71.31% Nancy Thompsen & Judy Searle DBC Jan 27
72.02% Martha Shatley & John Kerrigan DBC Jan 22
72.16% Sue Moore & Bill Treble MICK'S Jan 19
70.71% Shirley Fitterman & Bob Robinson PSCC Jan 18
72.74% Sue Moore & Bill Treble DCBC Jan 14
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
  As reported by Club Directors