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Welcome New Members

Sandra Borns
June Boyer
Carol Sidley

Rank Changes

Sapphire Life Master

Marilyn Hahn

Silver Life Master

Margie Lee

Bronze Life Master

Larry Graves

Regional Master

Eric Blitz

Sectional Master

Fran Blowitz
Scott Coleman
Gernith Lidster
Gerald Trostler

Club Master

Carolyn Deatherage
Mike Harper
Suzie Layne Carr
Linda Raines

Junior Master

Kim Burtle
Martine Reeves
William Wegener

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Kudos to All!

Nina Glazer,  long time member of ACBL and Unit 533 and active Duncan Bridge Center and Shadow Hills Bridge Club player,
passed away on Thursday, July 12th, 2018. A quiet, unassuming, extremely competent player, Nina needed 2.91 masterpoints to achieve the rank of Diamond Life Master.

 

 
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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STaC Week July 16-21

ACBL Districts 22 and 23 are holding STaC Week July 16-21 (Sectional Tournament at Clubs). Earn Silver points at Duncan Bridge Center in the Open game Monday thru Saturday (except Friday's Unit Game), and in the 749er on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Compete against players all across Southern California for big Silver point awards! 

June 21st Unit Game Winners

Congratulations to Our
June 21st Unit Game Winners!

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DBC Open Game

1st Overall - Bruce Ferguson & Marilyn Loesberg, N/S
1st E/W - Lois Kanefield & Ilene Grabel

MHDBC at Joslyn Open Game

1st Overall - Marcy Blumstein & Sue Blom, E/W
1st N/S - Carol Guinaw & Barbara Gibson

DBC 499er

1st Overall - Bill & Barbara Wegener, E/W
1st N/S - Mary Lee Guiss & Pat Swanson

READ THE NEW DISTRICT 22 FORUM MAGAZINE

The monthly District 22 Forum has gone online!
Access the new online Forum Magazine by clicking on the permanent link at the upper left of our homepage. Every issue has 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.

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

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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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V
entura Halloween Regional

October 29th thru Novemebr 4th

At the Four Points by Sheraton
Ventura Harbor Resort

Ventura, CA

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Palm Springs
Harvest 499er Sectional

All players under 500 Masterpoints are eligible
November 8th and 9th

Ivey Ranch Country Club
74580 Varner Road
Thousand Palms, CA

Click here for flyer

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Palm Springs
Regional Tournament

December 10th thru 16th
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort
and Spa

 in Rancho Mirage, CA
Click here for flyer

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and coming in 2019...

Palm Springs
Non-Life Master Regional

January 10th thru 13th

Palm Springs Pavilion
Palm Springs, California

Click here for flyer

Results
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Tuesday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Tuesday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 12:30
Director: Jana McCormick
Tue Jul 17, 2018
DBC Tuesday Aft 499er
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Temple Isaiah-PS 1pm
Director: Scott Magged
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Tuesday AFT Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Calendar
Tue Jul 17, 2018
0-199er Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn - MP1 12:30
Director: Gerald David
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Evening Open & 49'ers (49ers play for only $5 card fees)
(Mick's Club)
Duncan Bridge Center 6:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Fri Jul 20, 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 Aug 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.
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.

Open Games Now at Shadow Hills

Sun City Shadow Hills Bridge Club announces Open Games for the summer. SHBC's sanctioned games on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am are now open to the public. The games are at the Monteceito Clubhouse. Use the Jefferson Street gate and mention Rick Rowen to gain entry. For more information, contact Rick at RNEWOR@GMAIL.COM.

Play Bridge in the Evening at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert has Tuesday Evening Games at 6:00 pm, with 0-49 and Open Games directed by Mick Riccio. These are fund-raising games for the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation, with a special $5.00 card fee for the 0-49 game, and special thanks to Mick for donating his directing skills to benefit CVBF.

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 a 0-20 game (with supervised play) on Saturday at 9:00 am, a 49er game on Tuesday at 6:00 pm, 299er games on Tuesday and Saturday at 9:00 am, 499er games on Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm, 799er games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 pm, and a 999er on Saturday at 1:00 pm. MHDBC at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert has a 199er game on Tuesdays at 12:30 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

70% Honor Roll
72.57% Donna Darvey & Jack Barr PSBC Jul 9
71.50% Ken Davis & Roy Krapes SHBC Jul 3
72.50% Jane Arthur & Sharon Lowry DBC Jun 26
70.28% Tom & Anne Lund PSBC Jun 20
70.71% Richard Hendrick & Jack Barr PSBC Jun 19
70.50% Dorian Trostler & Stephen Weiss DBC  Jun 15
71.72% Jack Barr & Judy McClintic DBC Jun 13
71.06% Linda Kaeser & Pat Coontz DBC Jun 9
70.77% Carol Van Court & Pat Coontz SCPD Jun 8
70.44% Karol & Guy Monroe SCPD Jun 8
70.54% Karen Michael & Bobbie Harper PSBC Jun 8
70.93% Jim Weeks & Neil Stern DBC Jun 2
71.56% Mary Lee Guiss & Pat Swanson DBC May 31
70.14% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC May 29
71.06% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC May 22
73.81% Jane Arthur & Sharon Lowry DBC May 22
70.20% Jim Weeks & Neil Stern DBC May 21
70.51% Barbara Maniscalco & Mike Boyle PSBC May 16
72.02% Mary Lee Guiss & Judy Jacobson DBC May 15
74.08% Jane Arthur & Sharon Lowry DBC May 15
75.00% Bruce Ferguson & Robert Carroll MHDBC May 10
75.00% Lynn Brooks & Carolyn Deatherage DBC May 8
72.65% Beth Friedman & Ann Devereux DBC May 4
71.99% Janice Randles & Lou Goldsmith DBC May 2

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Tuesday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Tuesday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 12:30
Director: Jana McCormick
Tue Jul 17, 2018
DBC Tuesday Aft 499er
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Temple Isaiah-PS 1pm
Director: Scott Magged
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Tuesday AFT Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Calendar
Tue Jul 17, 2018
0-199er Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn - MP1 12:30
Director: Gerald David
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Evening Open & 49'ers (49ers play for only $5 card fees)
(Mick's Club)
Duncan Bridge Center 6:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Fri Jul 20, 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 Aug 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.
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.

Open Games Now at Shadow Hills

Sun City Shadow Hills Bridge Club announces Open Games for the summer. SHBC's sanctioned games on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am are now open to the public. The games are at the Monteceito Clubhouse. Use the Jefferson Street gate and mention Rick Rowen to gain entry. For more information, contact Rick at RNEWOR@GMAIL.COM.

Play Bridge in the Evening at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert has Tuesday Evening Games at 6:00 pm, with 0-49 and Open Games directed by Mick Riccio. These are fund-raising games for the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation, with a special $5.00 card fee for the 0-49 game, and special thanks to Mick for donating his directing skills to benefit CVBF.

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 a 0-20 game (with supervised play) on Saturday at 9:00 am, a 49er game on Tuesday at 6:00 pm, 299er games on Tuesday and Saturday at 9:00 am, 499er games on Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm, 799er games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 pm, and a 999er on Saturday at 1:00 pm. MHDBC at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert has a 199er game on Tuesdays at 12:30 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

70% Honor Roll
72.57% Donna Darvey & Jack Barr PSBC Jul 9
71.50% Ken Davis & Roy Krapes SHBC Jul 3
72.50% Jane Arthur & Sharon Lowry DBC Jun 26
70.28% Tom & Anne Lund PSBC Jun 20
70.71% Richard Hendrick & Jack Barr PSBC Jun 19
70.50% Dorian Trostler & Stephen Weiss DBC  Jun 15
71.72% Jack Barr & Judy McClintic DBC Jun 13
71.06% Linda Kaeser & Pat Coontz DBC Jun 9
70.77% Carol Van Court & Pat Coontz SCPD Jun 8
70.44% Karol & Guy Monroe SCPD Jun 8
70.54% Karen Michael & Bobbie Harper PSBC Jun 8
70.93% Jim Weeks & Neil Stern DBC Jun 2
71.56% Mary Lee Guiss & Pat Swanson DBC May 31
70.14% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC May 29
71.06% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC May 22
73.81% Jane Arthur & Sharon Lowry DBC May 22
70.20% Jim Weeks & Neil Stern DBC May 21
70.51% Barbara Maniscalco & Mike Boyle PSBC May 16
72.02% Mary Lee Guiss & Judy Jacobson DBC May 15
74.08% Jane Arthur & Sharon Lowry DBC May 15
75.00% Bruce Ferguson & Robert Carroll MHDBC May 10
75.00% Lynn Brooks & Carolyn Deatherage DBC May 8
72.65% Beth Friedman & Ann Devereux DBC May 4
71.99% Janice Randles & Lou Goldsmith DBC May 2

As reported by Club Directors