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Welcome New Members

Deborah Ganz
John Shea
Lynn Shields
Dolores Storch

Rank Changes

Diamond Life Master

Neil Stern

Gold Life Master

Mary Goulet
Barbara Sue Seal

Ruby Life Master

James Maniscalco

Life Master

Scott Magged

Advanced NABC Master

Kay Walters

Sectional Master

Kurt Schoenhard
Barbara Wegener

Club Master

Gail Baum

Junior Master

Didier Bloch
Matt Oclarit
Mary Rodeberg
Richard Scudder
Sherry Stevenson
William Stevenson

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Congrats to All of You!

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

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

Palm Springs

Regional Tournament

December 10th thru 16th

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort
and Spa

 in Rancho Mirage, CA

Carpool Reminder - Limited Available Parking, Please Carpool if you can - Carpoolers are eligible for the 2:00 PM daily "Free Play" Raffle Drawing - Stop by the Hospitality Table to obtain an entry.

For Complete Results, Click here.

Click here to see the Tournament Flyer.

 

A New 499er Award at the PS Regional

Bruce Ferguson, nationally renowned bridge professional and Unit 533 member, has established the Barbara Sonsini Memorial Trophy to honor the Unit 533 499er player who earns the highest masterpont total at the Palm Springs Regional. This Award will be presented annually at the Unit's Awards Program held every April. In addition, the 2018 recipient will have the opportunity to play with Bruce at a club of their choice. Barbara Sonsini was a long-time friend and partner of Bruce, and a national champion in her own right. This tribute is a fitting recognition by Bruce of his and Barbara's continuing efforts to encourage and stimulate the interest of new and advancing players to compete beyond club games. Thank you, Bruce!

NOTICE OF UNIT 533 ANNUAL MEETING

NOTICE OF PALM SPRINGS ACBL UNIT 533 ANNUAL MEETING

Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Duncan Bridge Center, 75-400 Gerald Ford Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Voting will begin at 12:00 pm. Only members of Unit 533 appearing on the official ACBL roster will be eligible to vote. The business meeting will commence as soon as a quorum of 60 members is achieved.
A full lunch will be provided. Following the meeting there will be a Unit Game.

Election of Directors: Candidates for the three open seats on the Board are listed below in alphabetical order. Those elected will each serve a three year term. The election will be conducted and certified on January 27, 2019.

Sanford Hertz
Anne Lund
Carol Wilkinson

Amendment of Bylaws - To correct the name of the Unit to conform to its original state and national filings, Palm Springs Unit 533 of the ACBL.

Absentee ballots are available and may be obtained upon request from the Election Committee Chairperson, Kay Walters.
Contact Kay at kd45walters@yahoo.com or (760) 333-3199. A ballot will be mailed to you in early January. Absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee prior to 12:00 pm on January 27, 2019, to be counted.
To read the Candidates’ Statements, Click here. For the full Notice of Meeting, including the Agenda and Bylaws Amendment, Click here.

Georgia Jones , Secretary, Unit 533
William Stine, President, Unit 533

Holiday Party Unit Game Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of Our Holiday Party Unit Game!
On Sunday, December 2nd, over 100 Unit Members gathered at Duncan Bridge Center to celebrate the Holidays and play bridge.  Several players won holiday gift baskets in the raffle drawing. A fun time was had by all - Thanks to everyone who participated!

Open Game

1st Overall - Angela & David Davies, N/S
1st E/W -
Don Freeland & Bev Hartin

499er Game

1st Overall - Jacki Lanz & Barbara Chase, E/W
1st N/S -
Peter Hirschmiller & Maureen Soichuk


The Lucky Raffle Winners - Holiday Gift Baskets!

Unit Game Winners - November 29th

Congratulations to Our Unit Game Winners!
- November 29th -

MHDBC
1st Overall -
Rick Flucke & Lynne Castoldi, E/W
1st N/S -
Gail & Carol Schueler

DBC Open
1st Overall -
Linda Kaeser & Vicki Pein, N/S
1st E/W -
Pat Larin & David White

DBC 499er
1st Overall -
Ronald Price & Bill Newis, E/W
1st N/S -
Donna Tunnacliffe & Barbara Patterson

And Congrats to Rick and Lynne on their 71.70% game!

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

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Palm Springs
Non-Life Master Regional

January 10th thru 13th

Palm Springs Pavilion
Palm Springs, California

Click here  for the flyer

Results
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Open & 0-20
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Mizell Open Pairs
(PSCC)
Mizell 1:00
Director: Matt Lund
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Friday Aft Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Mick Riccio
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Steve Samson
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Marrakesh Club
Director: Guy Monroe
Thu Dec 13, 2018
Thursday Aft Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Thu Dec 13, 2018
Open Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Calendar
Sat Dec 15, 2018
Best Bridge in Town
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Bridge Center 1:00 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Sat Dec 15, 2018
Cathedral City NO GAME Closed for Regional!
(Mick's Club)
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Dec 15, 2018
Saturday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Jana McCormick
Thu Jan 3, 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. The Unit does not provide lunch, but does provide a cake or other dessert at each participating club.
Sun Jan 27, 2019
Annual Meeting and Unit Game
The Unit's Annual Meeting will feature a Lunch, the Election of Board Members and the President's Message. A Unit Game will follow. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

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 Games Return to DBC

Jamie Alperin's Sunday Open game began on December 9th. Game time is 1:00 pm. Reservations are not required. In addition, the last Sunday of each month will be a Swiss Teams game.
Come join the fun on the weekend!

Glenna Shannahan Teaches Defense

ACBL Star Teacher and Diamond Life Master Glenna Shannahan is teaching a new class, "Defense! In the 21st Century," beginning on January 8th. The four-week class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am. Learn the Impact of Opening Leads, Signals and How to Use Them, and more. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Glenna at gkshannahan@gmail.com. To read the flyer for more info, Click here.
Improve your game with Glenna!

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, 299er games on Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am, 499er games on Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm, 749er games on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 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
70.38% 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
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
71.09% Chuck Wallace & Don Knapp MICK'S Oct 27
74.66% Beth Friedman & Ann Devereux DBC Oct 9
71.81% Susie Layne Carr & Shirley Shaw DBC Oct 9
72.04% Elizabeth Poplawsky & Mick Riccio DBC Oct 5
70.24% Larry & Vicki Graves MHDBC Sep 20
72.22% Jana McCormick & Roy Krapes SHBC Sep 11
75.69% Marilyn Loesberg & Jim Darvey DBC Sept 1

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Open & 0-20
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Mizell Open Pairs
(PSCC)
Mizell 1:00
Director: Matt Lund
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Friday Aft Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Mick Riccio
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Steve Samson
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Marrakesh Club
Director: Guy Monroe
Thu Dec 13, 2018
Thursday Aft Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Thu Dec 13, 2018
Open Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Calendar
Sat Dec 15, 2018
Best Bridge in Town
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Bridge Center 1:00 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Sat Dec 15, 2018
Cathedral City NO GAME Closed for Regional!
(Mick's Club)
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Dec 15, 2018
Saturday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Jana McCormick
Thu Jan 3, 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. The Unit does not provide lunch, but does provide a cake or other dessert at each participating club.
Sun Jan 27, 2019
Annual Meeting and Unit Game
The Unit's Annual Meeting will feature a Lunch, the Election of Board Members and the President's Message. A Unit Game will follow. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

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 Games Return to DBC

Jamie Alperin's Sunday Open game began on December 9th. Game time is 1:00 pm. Reservations are not required. In addition, the last Sunday of each month will be a Swiss Teams game.
Come join the fun on the weekend!

Glenna Shannahan Teaches Defense

ACBL Star Teacher and Diamond Life Master Glenna Shannahan is teaching a new class, "Defense! In the 21st Century," beginning on January 8th. The four-week class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am. Learn the Impact of Opening Leads, Signals and How to Use Them, and more. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Glenna at gkshannahan@gmail.com. To read the flyer for more info, Click here.
Improve your game with Glenna!

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, 299er games on Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am, 499er games on Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm, 749er games on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 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
70.38% 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
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
71.09% Chuck Wallace & Don Knapp MICK'S Oct 27
74.66% Beth Friedman & Ann Devereux DBC Oct 9
71.81% Susie Layne Carr & Shirley Shaw DBC Oct 9
72.04% Elizabeth Poplawsky & Mick Riccio DBC Oct 5
70.24% Larry & Vicki Graves MHDBC Sep 20
72.22% Jana McCormick & Roy Krapes SHBC Sep 11
75.69% Marilyn Loesberg & Jim Darvey DBC Sept 1

As reported by Club Directors