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Welcome New Members

Gretchen Capuano
Corinne Cowan
Barry Feinsmith
Glennie Feinsmith
Jean Ostermeier
Audrey Phillips
Michael Phillips
Robert Stonehill

Rank Changes

SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER
T Chernuchin

GOLD LIFE MASTER 
Al Bongarzone
Pat Larin

RUBY LIFE MASTER
Robert Victor

SILVER LIFE MASTER
Guy Brackett
Carol Sobel

NABC MASTER
Jim Sevey

REGIONAL MASTER
James Berrier
Ann Carter
Michael Servais 

SECTIONAL MASTER
Lisa Copeland
Stephen Epstein
Marot Halperin
Judith Rogers
Maggie Sher

CLUB MASTER
Ralph Fowler
Leslie Lowman
Blake Todd

JUNIOR MASTER
Mary Atwood
Karen Cunningham
Norman Hooper
Suzan Licata

 
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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Unit 533 Annual Awards Ceremony

Unit 533's Annual Awards Ceremony and Unit Game was held on Sunday, April 2nd, at Duncan Bridge Center. Lunch was served, many Awards were presented, and a Unit Game was played. For photos of the Award Winners, click on the "Awards and Races" button on the far left of our home page. There are four Awards pages you may view to see all photos.
Congratulations to all our winners on their well-deserved recognition!

April 22nd Unit Game in Clubs Winners
April 22nd Unit Game in Clubs Winners

Congratulations to our April 22nd Unit Game in Clubs Winners!

DBC Open Game
1st Overall - Rose Marie Duff & Gloria Vann - N/S
1st E/W - Marge Blunt & Edith Deshaw

 

DBC 999er Game
1st Overall - Lynne Castoldi & Susan Servais - E/W
1st N/S - Layne Benben & Cindy Foote

Mick's Club 
1st Overall - Susan & John Tracey - N/S
1st E/W - Xiaobin Sun & Jeff Porter


and Congratulations to John and Susan on their 71.73% game!

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!

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Congratulations! Bruce Ferguson, Paul Gelb and David Lodge
are Unit 533's top masterpoint winners at the

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGIONAL
in San Diego
April 10th thru 16th

FINAL 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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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

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"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
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki Pein
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Unit Game
(Mick's Club)
Cathedral City 1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Fri Apr 21, 2017
Fri AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Fri Apr 21, 2017
TEMPLE - Fri Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Calendar
Wed May 3, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon May 22, 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.
Tue Jun 6, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Fri Jun 23, 2017
Weekday 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.

ACBL-Wide Charity Game at DBC April 27th

Duncan Bridge Center is offering an ACBL-Wide Charity Game on Thursday, April 27th, at 9:00 A.M. Big points will be awarded for top finishers nationwide and in our District 22.  For reservations contact Vicki Pein at vpein@dc.rr.com. For more information, Click here to see the flyer.

New Beginners and Intermediate Classes at Joslyn

MHDBC Director Gary Delestine will be teaching two new classes at The Joslyn Center, both starting in May. The Beginners class will meet for six sessions Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., starting on May 17th. The Intermediate class will meet for six sessions Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., starting on May 19th. The total cost of either class in $150. For information and registration email BJ Moses at mhdbc1@gmail.com or call (760) 933-8830. The Joslyn Center is located at 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert CA  92260.

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, generously sponsored by Unit 533 and the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation. The class begins June 5th at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. There 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.

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 on Monday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m., and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 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. and a 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
71.73% Susan and John Tracey MICK'S CLUB Apr.22
70.63% Abgail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC Apr 14
72.46% Mac Becket and Xiaobin Sun DBC Apr 2
77.56% Tony Glynne and Jim Elliot PSBC Mar 24
72.50% Helen and Marius Nyholt MICK'S CLUB Mar 23
70.00% Wayne Carney and Ceci Presley RESERVE Mar 23
74.41% Lynda Biggs and Susan Cooper EDCC Mar 20
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

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki Pein
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Unit Game
(Mick's Club)
Cathedral City 1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Fri Apr 21, 2017
Fri AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Fri Apr 21, 2017
TEMPLE - Fri Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Calendar
Wed May 3, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon May 22, 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.
Tue Jun 6, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Fri Jun 23, 2017
Weekday 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.

ACBL-Wide Charity Game at DBC April 27th

Duncan Bridge Center is offering an ACBL-Wide Charity Game on Thursday, April 27th, at 9:00 A.M. Big points will be awarded for top finishers nationwide and in our District 22.  For reservations contact Vicki Pein at vpein@dc.rr.com. For more information, Click here to see the flyer.

New Beginners and Intermediate Classes at Joslyn

MHDBC Director Gary Delestine will be teaching two new classes at The Joslyn Center, both starting in May. The Beginners class will meet for six sessions Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., starting on May 17th. The Intermediate class will meet for six sessions Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., starting on May 19th. The total cost of either class in $150. For information and registration email BJ Moses at mhdbc1@gmail.com or call (760) 933-8830. The Joslyn Center is located at 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert CA  92260.

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, generously sponsored by Unit 533 and the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation. The class begins June 5th at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. There 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.

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 on Monday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m., and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 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. and a 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
71.73% Susan and John Tracey MICK'S CLUB Apr.22
70.63% Abgail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC Apr 14
72.46% Mac Becket and Xiaobin Sun DBC Apr 2
77.56% Tony Glynne and Jim Elliot PSBC Mar 24
72.50% Helen and Marius Nyholt MICK'S CLUB Mar 23
70.00% Wayne Carney and Ceci Presley RESERVE Mar 23
74.41% Lynda Biggs and Susan Cooper EDCC Mar 20
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

As reported by Club Directors