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The Unit 533 family expresses its deepest sympathy to former board member, Jane Witous, on the death of her beloved husband, John.
In sharing the news of John's passing, Jane used the quote captured above. John did dance in the rain.

Welcome New Members

Joan Proudfoot
Martine Reeves
Bunny Tennen

Rank Changes

SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER

James Weeks

BRONZE LIFE MASTER

Merle Friedman

LIFE MASTER

Sara Corey
Linda Hahn

NABC MASTER

Chaya Venkat
Darlene Wagner
Tom Wagner

REGIONAL MASTER

Bruce Cameron
Fran Dorhout
Arnold Landsman
Dorian Trostler

SECTIONAL MASTER

Linda Baer

CLUB MASTER

Carol Townsend

JUNIOR MASTER

Roderick Britt

Kudos 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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Palm Springs SUN & FUN Sectional

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Congratulations to Jim Darvey & Abe Pineles
top Masterpoint Winners at the

Palm Springs
Sun & Fun Sectional

And Congrats to Jim Weeks, Janice Randles and Sue Tripp for finishing in the top 10 MP winners,and to Julie Nestibo, Unit 533's top 499er MP winner.
A Big Thank You to All who attended this year's Tournament, and especially to our
Volunteers and the Tournament Directors!

For Complete Results Click here

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Unit Board Names Officers, Appoints New Member

At its first meeting after last month's election, the Unit 533 Board of Directors named the Unit Officers for 2018.

President:  William Stine
Vice-President:  Sanford Hertz
Secretary:  Georgia Jones
Treasurer:  Bill Dani (non-voting)

In addition, Ken Grissinger was appointed to the Board to fill a vacant seat.

February 13th Unit Game Winners
February 13th Unit Game Winners

Congratulations to the February 13th
Unit Game Winners!

DBC Open

1st Overall - Norma Wolf & Gloria Levine, N/S
1st E/W -
David Kane & Brad Beland

PSBC Open

1st Overall - John Hanley & Chip Graves, E/W
1st N/S -
Bob Victor & Carole Sobel

DBC 499er

1st Overall - Edna Magaldi & Sherri Browne, N/S
1st E/W -
Kim Smith & Jill Dimitrief

PSBC 499er

1st Overall - Frank Rappaport & Lewjean Holmes, E/W
Ray Yoder & Marc Sullivan, N/S

Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!

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Spring 2018

NABC Online Individual Tournament

March 5th - 7th

Practice Sessions are available on BBO

For more information, Click here

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N A B C
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North American Bridge Championships
Spring 2018

Philadelphia, PA

March 8th thru 18th
For Info on Tournament Schedule, Hotels, Entertainment and Events, Click here

 

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San Diego
Pacific Southwest Regional
at the Town & Country Resort
and Convention Center

March 26 - April 1
For more information & flyer
Click here

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Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!
Results
Sun Feb 25, 2018
DBC Sunday Aft Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Saturday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Jana McCormick
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki & Bob
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Cathedral City Open
(Mick's Club)
Cathedral City 1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Calendar
Fri Mar 16, 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.
Sun Apr 8, 2018
Annual Awards Program and Unit Game
The Annual Awards Program begins at 12:00 noon, and features a full lunch and the presentation of the Unit's Annual Awards and more, followed by a Unit Game.
Mon Apr 9, 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.

Play Swiss Teams at DBC

Jamie Alperin's next Swiss Team game is on Sunday, February 25th, at 1:00 pm at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. Both Open and 499er sections are offered. Form a team and sign up with Jamie, or contact Jamie to find a team.  For reservations and more information email Jamie at cruz999@aol.com. See you at the tables for a fun Sunday afternoon of team play!

New Classes in February and March at DBC

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation's Duncan Bridge Center is presenting new bridge classes in February and March.
  Glenna Shannahan
teaches "Doubles" in February, "Slam Bidding" in March.
Janice Randles
will teach a series on "Two over One" starting March 6th.
For more information and contact details for the instructors,
Click here

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games are offered in the Coachella Valley. Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert has 0-20 games (with supervised play) on Monday at 1:00 pm and Saturday at 9:00 am, a 49er on Tuesday at 9:00 am, a 199er on Wednesday 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. Palm Springs Bridge Club has 499er games on Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 pm 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/Event Schedule: Click Here

Mick's DynaMick Bridge, Classes, Seminars: Click Here

70% Honor Roll
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
73.14% Susan Cooper & Lynda Biggs EDCC Jan 29
78.08% Joel & Linda Wener PSBC Jan 26
70.13% Pat Swanson & Al Laplante DBC Jan 24
71.97% Jim Darvey & Abe Pineles DBC Jan 22
75.09% Barbara Sue Seal & Brad Beland DBC Jan 12
72.10% Jim Darvey & Abe Pineles DBC Jan 10
72.87% Don Pearsons & Robert Robinson DBC Jan 9
70.78% Jim Darvey & Neil Stern DBC Jan 5
70.84% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp MHDBC Jan 4
71.53% Roger Sielicky & Gary Delestine MHDBC Dec 21
72.33% Judy Anderson & Kathy Sasinowski DBC Dec 19
70.83% Chuck Williams & Ron Woodard MHDBC Dec 8
70.37% Mary Jo Furman & Susan Stewart MICK'S Dec 5
74.31% Richard Kier & Mac Becket DBC Dec 3
75.00% Tom McCormick & Rich Rodeman SHBC Dec 2
71.72% Ardis & Bud Crist MBC Dec 1

Nov As reported by Club Directors

Results
Sun Feb 25, 2018
DBC Sunday Aft Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Saturday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Jana McCormick
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki & Bob
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Cathedral City Open
(Mick's Club)
Cathedral City 1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Calendar
Fri Mar 16, 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.
Sun Apr 8, 2018
Annual Awards Program and Unit Game
The Annual Awards Program begins at 12:00 noon, and features a full lunch and the presentation of the Unit's Annual Awards and more, followed by a Unit Game.
Mon Apr 9, 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.

Play Swiss Teams at DBC

Jamie Alperin's next Swiss Team game is on Sunday, February 25th, at 1:00 pm at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. Both Open and 499er sections are offered. Form a team and sign up with Jamie, or contact Jamie to find a team.  For reservations and more information email Jamie at cruz999@aol.com. See you at the tables for a fun Sunday afternoon of team play!

New Classes in February and March at DBC

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation's Duncan Bridge Center is presenting new bridge classes in February and March.
  Glenna Shannahan
teaches "Doubles" in February, "Slam Bidding" in March.
Janice Randles
will teach a series on "Two over One" starting March 6th.
For more information and contact details for the instructors,
Click here

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games are offered in the Coachella Valley. Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert has 0-20 games (with supervised play) on Monday at 1:00 pm and Saturday at 9:00 am, a 49er on Tuesday at 9:00 am, a 199er on Wednesday 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. Palm Springs Bridge Club has 499er games on Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 pm 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/Event Schedule: Click Here

Mick's DynaMick Bridge, Classes, Seminars: Click Here

70% Honor Roll
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
73.14% Susan Cooper & Lynda Biggs EDCC Jan 29
78.08% Joel & Linda Wener PSBC Jan 26
70.13% Pat Swanson & Al Laplante DBC Jan 24
71.97% Jim Darvey & Abe Pineles DBC Jan 22
75.09% Barbara Sue Seal & Brad Beland DBC Jan 12
72.10% Jim Darvey & Abe Pineles DBC Jan 10
72.87% Don Pearsons & Robert Robinson DBC Jan 9
70.78% Jim Darvey & Neil Stern DBC Jan 5
70.84% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp MHDBC Jan 4
71.53% Roger Sielicky & Gary Delestine MHDBC Dec 21
72.33% Judy Anderson & Kathy Sasinowski DBC Dec 19
70.83% Chuck Williams & Ron Woodard MHDBC Dec 8
70.37% Mary Jo Furman & Susan Stewart MICK'S Dec 5
74.31% Richard Kier & Mac Becket DBC Dec 3
75.00% Tom McCormick & Rich Rodeman SHBC Dec 2
71.72% Ardis & Bud Crist MBC Dec 1

Nov As reported by Club Directors