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Welcome New Members

William Bain
Mary Lou Blissit
Joann Fagan
Nancy Matkon
Vivien McGuire

Rank Changes

EMERALD LIFE MASTER

JIM DARVEY

BRONZE LIFE MASTER

BARBARA ALESI
MATT LUND

ADVANCED NABC MASTER

MAC BECKET

NABC MASTER

STAN SNYDER

CLUB MASTER

ROBERT KANE
SHIRLEY SHAW

JUNIOR MASTER

MARVIN KIRKEBY

WELL DONE!!!

 
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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President's Message

A MESSAGE FROM UNIT PRESIDENT WILLIAM STINE

Palm Springs Unit 533's Harvest Sectional will be held at the Duncan Bridge Center, October 27 through 29. We are asking all of our clubs, members and friends to participate.
Our unit is known for its volunteers and I would like to ask you to once again consider sharing your time and talents. Your assistance makes this Harvest Sectional a premier event.
The Cookie Monster returns and donations of baked goods will be greatly appreciated.
Please contact me, William Stine at
stinewilliam@gmail.com,  if you would like to help in any capacity.

I would like to thank in advance our wonderful clubs and their players, our members, for making the Coachella Valley the "Heart of Bridge," for without your support we would not be successful.
The 2017-2018 bridge tournament season in Southern California will be one to remember and our Harvest Sectional kicks it all off.

PS - Plan to play in our Unit Games in Clubs for upgraded points at your favorite participating club on August 31, September 12 and 27, and October 12 and 21.

August 7th Unit Game in Clubs Winners
August 7th Unit Game in Clubs Winners

Congratulations to our August 7th
Unit Game in Clubs Winners!

DBC
1st Overall - Pat Swanson & Nancy Peckham, E/W 
Marjean Larson & Gloria Vann, 1st N/S

MHDBC at Joslyn
1st Overall - Renee Rogers & Roger Sielicky, N/S
Suzanne Martin & Margaret Cleveland, 1st E/W

PSBC at Cathedral Center
Charles Wallace & David Goetz, N/S
Barbara Gibson & Shirley Gibson, 1st E/W

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!

N A P
North American Pairs
District 22 Finals
Saturday, Sept 9th
at the Orange County Regional
in Costa Mesa

If you qualified in a local NAP qualifier game (recieved a "Q" in the game results) in June, July or August, you are eligible to compete in the District 22 Finals on September 9th, in one of three Flights:
Flight A - Open, Flight B - up to 2500 MPs, Flight C - up to 500 MPs.

Don't miss this chance to qualify for the NAP National Finals in Phladelphia in March 2018. Monetary travel stipends are awarded to the top finishers in each Flight in the District 22 Finals.

To read the 2017-2018 NAP Conditions of Contest, click here

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Palm Springs Harvest Sectional
Duncan Bridge Center
in Palm Desert

October 27th thru 29th

for Flyer
click here

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Palm Springs Regional 

Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
in Rancho Mirage

December 11th thru 17th
for Flyer click here

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Palm Springs
"Non-Life Master" Regional

Palm Springs Pavillion
in Palm Springs

January 18th thru 21st
for Flyer
click here

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Palm Springs
Sun & Fun Sectional

Location TBD
February 16th thru 18th

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!
Results
Thu Aug 17, 2017
MHDBC--Joslyn Open Pairs
(MHDBC)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Thu Aug 17, 2017
Thursday Pairs (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Thu Aug 17, 2017
DBC Thursday Aft 499er
(Duncan BC)
Director: Bob Price
Wed Aug 16, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Wed Aug 16, 2017
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Matt Lund
Calendar
Thu Aug 17, 2017
Open Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn Center 12:30
Director: Marie Covey
Thu Aug 31, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Tue Sep 12, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Sep 13, 2017
Unit 533 Board Meeting
The Unit Board of Directors will meet at 9:00 a.m. at The Cathedral Senior Center in Cathedral City. All Unit members are invited to attend and participate.
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.

Summer Special - Free Lessons at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert is offering free bridge lessons for the summer - Taught by Judy McClintic, on every Monday, at 11:30 to 12:00 for novice players, and 12:05 to 12:35 for intermediate players. All beginning and advancing players are invited to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your game!

PSBC and Mick's Club to Pay Extra STaC Fees

Palm Springs Bridge Club and Mick's Club announce that the additional card fees for the upcoming Western Conference Summer Fun STAC X, to be held August 21 through 27, will be underwritten by their clubs. The clubs wish to thank players for their support throughout the summer. Players should note this applies only to games held at The Cathedral Center - Monday, August 21st, Wednesday, August 23rd, and Saturday, August 26th.

Mick's Bridge Basics 3 - Starts Sept 4th

Mick Riccio's new series of lessons - Bridge Basics 3 - begins on Monday, Sept 4th at 9:30 a.m. at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. Classes will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 for four weeks. Thanks to a generous subsidy from the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation dba Duncan Bridge Center, the total cost is only $125, including textbook and handouts. To see the flyer click here. To reserve a spot, contact Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or (760) 322-0059.
*  *  *   Take your game to the next level!   *  *  *

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games. A 0-20 game with supervised play on Saturday at 9:00 a.m0-49 on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. 199er on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. 299er on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 499er games are Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 999er on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
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
71.68% Dale Thune and Mick Riccio PSBC Aug 11
70.00% Peter Rudolph and Jack Futrell DBC Aug 8
77.35% Lynn Brooks and Carolyn Deatherage DBC Jul 25
71.25% Jerry Meek and Jeff Porter PSBC Jul 21
70.96% Bruce Ferguson and Marilyn Loesberg DBC Jul 19
72.45% Jim Darvey and Jim Weeks DBC Jul 13
71.76% Jim Weeks and Jon Wittes DBC Jul 11
72.50% Joyce Dawson and Nancy Hoba DBC Jul 1
70.00% Joyce Gannon and Stephanie Colt DBC Jun 4
71.66% Charles Wallace and David Goetz PSBC Jun 2
71.59% Irv Kostal and Penny Wentworth DBC May 26
75.78% Ann Carter and Bruce Cameron DBC May 26
72.32% Alan Stanley and Pat Moran MICK'S CLUB May 13
76.98% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC May 12

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Thu Aug 17, 2017
MHDBC--Joslyn Open Pairs
(MHDBC)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Thu Aug 17, 2017
Thursday Pairs (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Thu Aug 17, 2017
DBC Thursday Aft 499er
(Duncan BC)
Director: Bob Price
Wed Aug 16, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Wed Aug 16, 2017
Friendly Open Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Cat City Senior Ctr 1pm
Director: Matt Lund
Calendar
Thu Aug 17, 2017
Open Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn Center 12:30
Director: Marie Covey
Thu Aug 31, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Tue Sep 12, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Sep 13, 2017
Unit 533 Board Meeting
The Unit Board of Directors will meet at 9:00 a.m. at The Cathedral Senior Center in Cathedral City. All Unit members are invited to attend and participate.
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.

Summer Special - Free Lessons at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert is offering free bridge lessons for the summer - Taught by Judy McClintic, on every Monday, at 11:30 to 12:00 for novice players, and 12:05 to 12:35 for intermediate players. All beginning and advancing players are invited to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your game!

PSBC and Mick's Club to Pay Extra STaC Fees

Palm Springs Bridge Club and Mick's Club announce that the additional card fees for the upcoming Western Conference Summer Fun STAC X, to be held August 21 through 27, will be underwritten by their clubs. The clubs wish to thank players for their support throughout the summer. Players should note this applies only to games held at The Cathedral Center - Monday, August 21st, Wednesday, August 23rd, and Saturday, August 26th.

Mick's Bridge Basics 3 - Starts Sept 4th

Mick Riccio's new series of lessons - Bridge Basics 3 - begins on Monday, Sept 4th at 9:30 a.m. at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. Classes will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 for four weeks. Thanks to a generous subsidy from the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation dba Duncan Bridge Center, the total cost is only $125, including textbook and handouts. To see the flyer click here. To reserve a spot, contact Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or (760) 322-0059.
*  *  *   Take your game to the next level!   *  *  *

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games. A 0-20 game with supervised play on Saturday at 9:00 a.m0-49 on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. 199er on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. 299er on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 499er games are Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 999er on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
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
71.68% Dale Thune and Mick Riccio PSBC Aug 11
70.00% Peter Rudolph and Jack Futrell DBC Aug 8
77.35% Lynn Brooks and Carolyn Deatherage DBC Jul 25
71.25% Jerry Meek and Jeff Porter PSBC Jul 21
70.96% Bruce Ferguson and Marilyn Loesberg DBC Jul 19
72.45% Jim Darvey and Jim Weeks DBC Jul 13
71.76% Jim Weeks and Jon Wittes DBC Jul 11
72.50% Joyce Dawson and Nancy Hoba DBC Jul 1
70.00% Joyce Gannon and Stephanie Colt DBC Jun 4
71.66% Charles Wallace and David Goetz PSBC Jun 2
71.59% Irv Kostal and Penny Wentworth DBC May 26
75.78% Ann Carter and Bruce Cameron DBC May 26
72.32% Alan Stanley and Pat Moran MICK'S CLUB May 13
76.98% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC May 12

As reported by Club Directors