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Welcome New Members

Karen Alexander
Marilyn Clark
Denyse Raskin

Rank Changes

LIFE MASTER
Sandford Hertz

ADVANCED NABC MASTER
Scott Magged

CLUB MASTER
James Kyle
Gina Marlin

JUNIOR MASTER
Polly Hester
Peter Rudin
Earl Semones

 
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.

*  *  *  MAY ALL YOUR SLAMS BE GRAND  *  *  *

In Remembrance

John Currie
"A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart."
- Author Unknown

John Currie, longtime member of Palm Springs Unit 533 passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. John, with his beloved wife Audrey, formed an unbelievably successful partnership, not only at Club and Unit games, but also at Sectional, Regional and National ACBL events.
John was a venerable walking encyclopedia of bridge knowledge, and a stickler on bridge etiquette. Not many members were spared his frequent admonition – do not snap your cards!
John served with distinction on the Unit board and seeded Unit games for years.
The Unit’s membership extends its deepest condolences to John’s family.

June 23 Unit Game in Clubs Winners
June 23 Unit Game in Clubs Winners

Congratulations to our June 23
Unit Game in Clubs Winners!

* * * PSBC at the Temple * * *
1st Overall - Ralph Fowler & Alex McCune, N/S 
Brenda Keller & Rick Hendrick, 1st E/W

* * * DBC Open * * *
1st Overall - T Chernuchin & Robert Pollack, E/W 
Rose Marie Duff & Guy Brackett, 1st N/S

* * * DBC 499er * * *
1st Overall - Maurine Hammond & Dorian Trostler, E/W
Jane Witous & Judee Woodbury, 1st N/S

 

Las Vegas Regional Tournament

Las Vegas Regional
June 19th thru 25th
at Bally's Las Vegas

*  *  *  Las Vegas Gold  *  *  *
C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !
Bruce Ferguson and his Team
2nd Place Mo-Tu KOs, 3rd Th-Fr KOs, 2nd Sunday A/X/Y Swiss,
And a grand total of
94.65 Gold
Midori Saito and her Team
1st Place Tu-Th Evening KOs, Bracket 2
7.57 Gold
Scott Magged, Mac Becket and Nance & David Lodge
1st Place - Wednesday Bracketed Swiss Teams, Bracket 4
9.92 Gold

And a "Job well done!" to Unit 533's top masterpoint winners:
Bruce Ferguson
Dewey Green
Midori Saito
Pat Larin
Bob & Sandra Carroll
Marilyn Loesberg
David & Nance Lodge
Neil Stern & Jim Darvey
Scott Magged & Mac Becket
Al & Judy Bongarzone
Bob Wernick & Merle Friedman
Lori Kiefer & Cheeky Carlson
Marcy Blumstein

For complete results click here.

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!

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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

 *  *   *  * C o m i n g   i n   2 0 1 8  *   *  *  *  *

"Non-Life Master" Regional
Palm Springs Pavillion
in Palm Springs
January 18th thru 21st

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Palm Springs Sun & Fun Sectional
Location TBD
February 16th thru 18th

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!
Results
Wed Jun 28, 2017
Wed AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue Jun 27, 2017
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue Jun 27, 2017
TEMPLE - Tues Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Matt Lund
Tue Jun 27, 2017
SCSH Tuesday Pairs
Director: Jana McCormick
Tue Jun 27, 2017
Tuesday Afternoon (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Calendar
Thu Jul 6, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Sat Jul 22, 2017
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon Aug 7, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Thu Aug 31, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Unit Board Meeting Sept 13th

The Unit 533 Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on September 13th at 9:00 a.m. at The Cathedral Senior Center in Cathedral City. All Unit members are invited to attend and participate. There will be no Board meetings in July or August.

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.

Mick Riccio's Bridge Basics 2 - Starts July 3rd

Take your game to the next level with Mick Riccio's Bridge Basics 2. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert, starting Monday, July 3rd, and continuing for four weeks. The cost is $125, which includes the classes, textbook and handouts. For reservations contact Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or (760) 322-0059. For more information click here.

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 and Friday at 9:00 a.m., and 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
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
72.92% Carolyn Deatherage and Mike Harper DBC Apr 29
71.70% Mac Geschwind and Dick Culhane DBC Apr 28
71.73% Susan and John Tracey MICK'S CLUB Apr 22
70.63% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC Apr 14
72.46% Mac Becket and Xiaobin Sun DBC Apr 2

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Wed Jun 28, 2017
Wed AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue Jun 27, 2017
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue Jun 27, 2017
TEMPLE - Tues Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Matt Lund
Tue Jun 27, 2017
SCSH Tuesday Pairs
Director: Jana McCormick
Tue Jun 27, 2017
Tuesday Afternoon (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Calendar
Thu Jul 6, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Sat Jul 22, 2017
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon Aug 7, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Thu Aug 31, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Unit Board Meeting Sept 13th

The Unit 533 Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on September 13th at 9:00 a.m. at The Cathedral Senior Center in Cathedral City. All Unit members are invited to attend and participate. There will be no Board meetings in July or August.

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.

Mick Riccio's Bridge Basics 2 - Starts July 3rd

Take your game to the next level with Mick Riccio's Bridge Basics 2. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert, starting Monday, July 3rd, and continuing for four weeks. The cost is $125, which includes the classes, textbook and handouts. For reservations contact Mick at dynamick747@gmail.com or (760) 322-0059. For more information click here.

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 and Friday at 9:00 a.m., and 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
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
72.92% Carolyn Deatherage and Mike Harper DBC Apr 29
71.70% Mac Geschwind and Dick Culhane DBC Apr 28
71.73% Susan and John Tracey MICK'S CLUB Apr 22
70.63% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC Apr 14
72.46% Mac Becket and Xiaobin Sun DBC Apr 2

As reported by Club Directors