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In Remembrance

 We are truly sad to report that Bob Inch, a beloved member of our bridge community, passed away on March 9th, after a long and heroic battle against cancer.  A true gentleman at the bridge table, Bob will be missed greatly.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jenny, his extended family, and his legion of friends at the table. Services to celebrate his life will be announced shortly. Expressions of condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Robert Inch, 73487 Purslane Street, Palm Desert, CA 92260-5723.
Click Here for Bob's obituary in The Desert Sun.

Welcome New Members

Elizabeth Bethell
Walter Bethell
Jim Brewer
Monte Norgaard
Patricia Nystrom
Carole Reifer
Donald Reifer
Peter  Rudin

Rank Changes

GOLD LIFE MASTER 
Noel Hanford

LIFE MASTER
Elaine Nevin

NABC MASTER
Carolyn Malmquist
Julie Nestibo

REGIONAL MASTER
Judy Blumenthal 
Judy Jacobson 
Linda Sage 
William Stine
Patricia Swanson
Chaya Venkat 

SECTIONAL MASTER
Nancy Andrews
Renee Montgomery 
Rennie Tejeda

CLUB MASTER
Marcia Abrahamsen
Scott Bracke
Beth Friedman
Vera Knowles
Carleen Riach 
Albert Roden
Ben Stull

JUNIOR MASTER
Deanna Chaffee
Kaye Coad
David Duxbury  
Carol Mosier
Tom Murphy

 
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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March 8th Unit Game in Clubs Winners
March 8th Unit Game in Clubs Winners

Winning pairs in the  March 8th  Unit Game in Clubs:

PSBC at Cathedral Center
Overall - Carl Pollack & Robert Selberg, E/W

1st N/S - Stan Young & William Bowld

MHDBC at Joslyn Center
Overall - Anthony & Irene Toogood

DBC - OPEN

Overall- Jim Weeks & Abe Pineles E/W - Sec A
1st N/S - Al & Judy Bongarzone - Sec A
1st N/S - Bruce Ferguson & Jack Blumenthal - Sec B
1st E/W- Neil Stern & Jim Darvey - Sec B


DBC - 499er 
Overall - Jerome Halperin & Carl Birnberg  N/S - Sec D
1st E/W - Susan Nuetzel & Shirlyn Miller - Sec D
1st N/S - Linda Miller & Willy Suriano - Sec C
1st E/W - Nancy Fauteux & Larry Olson - Sec C

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!

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North American Bridge Championships
Kansas City, Missouri

March 9th thru 19th
For Complete Results Click here

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Grand National Teams

Are you a GNT Qualifier for 2016-2017?
If so, don't miss the District 22 Finals coming up soon.
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Saturday and Sunday March 25-26, 10:00 a.m.
Open Championship Flight - Unlimited MPs
Flight B - Under 2500 MPs

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Saturday and Sunday April 22-23, 10:00 a.m.
Flight A - Under 6000 MPs
Flight C - Non-Life Master Under 500 MPs

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South Orange County Bridge Center
31461 Rancho Viejo Road, Ste.205
San Juan Capistrano
For more Information
Click Here
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PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGIONAL
in San Diego
April 10th thru 16th

Click here for Information and Flyer

 

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!
Results
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Wed AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Open Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: GARY DELESTINE
Wed Mar 22, 2017
CAT CITY - Wed Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Matt Lund
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Tue Mar 21, 2017
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Calendar
Thu Mar 23, 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 Mar 26, 2017
Sunday Swiss at DBC
Monthly Swiss Team Game on Sunday March 26th at 1 pm. Open and 499er sections. Sign up at Duncan Bridge Center or reserve by email: cruz999@aol.com
Sun Apr 2, 2017
Unit Awards Ceremony and Game
The Awards Ceremony includes the presentation of the Unit's Annual Awards, as well as other Awards. Lunch will be provided and a Unit Game will follow. For reservations contact: Jamie Alperin at cruz999@aol.com.
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "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.

Sunday Swiss -- March 26

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Jamie Alperin's monthly Swiss Team Game will be held on Sunday, March 26th, at 1:00 pm at Duncan Bridge Center. There will be an Open and 499er section. Sign up at the Duncan Bridge Center or reserve by email cruz999@aol.com.

Defense by Marjean Larson at DBC

Marjean Larson's third class in her series Beginning Bridge and Beyond starts on April 10th. This class will cover all aspects of Defense for the beginning and advancing player.
Defense:  8 session course, Mon. & Wed., April 10 to May 1, 9 AM to 11 AM, at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. Cost is $120 plus $15 text.

To register: Contact Marjean at 760-324-0990 or email her at marjeanlarson@twc.com
or mail your check to: Marjean Larson, 53 LaCosta Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Mick's Beginning Bridge - Starts this June at DBC

Mick Riccio, Owner/Director of Mick's Club - DynaMick Bridge, will be teaching a new class in Beginning Bridge, sponsored by Unit 533, and beginning June 5th at Duncan Bridge Center.  The class will be 8 sessions over 4 weeks, meeting on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  Total cost is $125, including textbook and materials.  Reservations are required: Email or call Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or (760) 322-0059. For more information Click Here.

New 999er Game at DBC on Saturdays

Duncan Bridge Center is offering a new 999er game on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. This is in addition to the 1:00 Open game. 499er games are Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games. 0-20 games with supervised play at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. A 49er game on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. 199er on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m., and 299er on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Plus, 499er games Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Bridge Club offers 499er games Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs.  
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
70.99% Linda and Richard Stein MHDBC Mar 20
71.62% Nancy Spelke and Barbara Stanton MHDBC Mar 16
71.30% Joel and Linda Wener PSBC Mar 10
74.04% Sue Moore and William Treble MICK'S CLUB Mar 4
70.90% S. James Elliott and Tony Glynne MICK'S CLUB Mar 4
71.44% Carolyn Malmquist and Pat Christy DBC Feb 24
76.44% Lou Goldsmith and Roy Krapes SCSH Feb 21
74.50% Jerry and Kathleen Najarian DBC Feb 21
70.51% Jim Walker and Dan Allard MHDBC Feb 16
72.98% Shirley Pearlman and Robert Robinson PSBC Feb 15
70.99% Dee Dee Toner and Jane Zimmerman SHBC Feb 14
70.83% Ron and Lorraine Berube DBC Feb 8
70.28% Isadore and Rosalie Sharp PSBC Feb 7
70.41% Shirley Pearman and William Treble PSBC Feb 6
74.62% Bob and Cathy Weise IWCC Feb 1

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Wed AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Open Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: GARY DELESTINE
Wed Mar 22, 2017
CAT CITY - Wed Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Matt Lund
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Tue Mar 21, 2017
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Calendar
Thu Mar 23, 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 Mar 26, 2017
Sunday Swiss at DBC
Monthly Swiss Team Game on Sunday March 26th at 1 pm. Open and 499er sections. Sign up at Duncan Bridge Center or reserve by email: cruz999@aol.com
Sun Apr 2, 2017
Unit Awards Ceremony and Game
The Awards Ceremony includes the presentation of the Unit's Annual Awards, as well as other Awards. Lunch will be provided and a Unit Game will follow. For reservations contact: Jamie Alperin at cruz999@aol.com.
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "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.

Sunday Swiss -- March 26

♠   ♣ 
Jamie Alperin's monthly Swiss Team Game will be held on Sunday, March 26th, at 1:00 pm at Duncan Bridge Center. There will be an Open and 499er section. Sign up at the Duncan Bridge Center or reserve by email cruz999@aol.com.

Defense by Marjean Larson at DBC

Marjean Larson's third class in her series Beginning Bridge and Beyond starts on April 10th. This class will cover all aspects of Defense for the beginning and advancing player.
Defense:  8 session course, Mon. & Wed., April 10 to May 1, 9 AM to 11 AM, at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. Cost is $120 plus $15 text.

To register: Contact Marjean at 760-324-0990 or email her at marjeanlarson@twc.com
or mail your check to: Marjean Larson, 53 LaCosta Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Mick's Beginning Bridge - Starts this June at DBC

Mick Riccio, Owner/Director of Mick's Club - DynaMick Bridge, will be teaching a new class in Beginning Bridge, sponsored by Unit 533, and beginning June 5th at Duncan Bridge Center.  The class will be 8 sessions over 4 weeks, meeting on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  Total cost is $125, including textbook and materials.  Reservations are required: Email or call Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or (760) 322-0059. For more information Click Here.

New 999er Game at DBC on Saturdays

Duncan Bridge Center is offering a new 999er game on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. This is in addition to the 1:00 Open game. 499er games are Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games. 0-20 games with supervised play at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. A 49er game on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. 199er on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m., and 299er on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Plus, 499er games Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Bridge Club offers 499er games Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs.  
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
70.99% Linda and Richard Stein MHDBC Mar 20
71.62% Nancy Spelke and Barbara Stanton MHDBC Mar 16
71.30% Joel and Linda Wener PSBC Mar 10
74.04% Sue Moore and William Treble MICK'S CLUB Mar 4
70.90% S. James Elliott and Tony Glynne MICK'S CLUB Mar 4
71.44% Carolyn Malmquist and Pat Christy DBC Feb 24
76.44% Lou Goldsmith and Roy Krapes SCSH Feb 21
74.50% Jerry and Kathleen Najarian DBC Feb 21
70.51% Jim Walker and Dan Allard MHDBC Feb 16
72.98% Shirley Pearlman and Robert Robinson PSBC Feb 15
70.99% Dee Dee Toner and Jane Zimmerman SHBC Feb 14
70.83% Ron and Lorraine Berube DBC Feb 8
70.28% Isadore and Rosalie Sharp PSBC Feb 7
70.41% Shirley Pearman and William Treble PSBC Feb 6
74.62% Bob and Cathy Weise IWCC Feb 1

As reported by Club Directors