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Welcome New Members

Bridget Dugan
Toni Garibaldi
Tatiana Wrenfeather

Rank Changes

Silver Life Master

David Goetz

Life Master

Enid Herbstman

NABC Master

Hugh Meeks

Regional Master

Patricia Dant
John Kerrigan

Junior Master

Michael Brownfield
Suzanne Cummings
Diane Dahl
Toni Harlan

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Well Done, Everyone!

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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STaC Week - Nov. 12-18

This week's Sectional Tournament at Clubs (STaC) includes 57 clubs in Districts 22 and 23, from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, from Beverly Hills to Palm Desert, and all of the Coachella Valley. 

Top Silver Point Winners in Unit 533

Monday - Ronald Woodard & Joe Norkoski at MHDBC - 11.16 Silver
Tuesday - Sanford Hertz & Lianne Walliser at MHDBC - 8.35 Silver
Wednesday - John Hanley & Robert Victor at PSBC - 13.52 Silver
Thursday - Enid Herbstman & Stephen Goldstein at MHDBC - 8.27 Silver
Friday - Rick Weiss & Martin Blain at MHDBC - 13.10 Silver

And Congrats to Ron and Joe on their 72.69% game on Monday!

For Complete STaC Results, Click here.

Harvest 499er Sectional

Palm Springs Harvest 499er Sectional
Unit 533's Board of Directors says "Thank You" to all those who attended our first 499er Sectional at Ivey Ranch Country Club, and adds Special Thanks to our Volunteers who helped set up the room for the tournament and who stayed late on Friday to take it all down. The Cookie Monster says "Thank You" to all the wonderful Home Bakers & Cooks who created such delicious cookies and snacks for our players.
This tournament would not have happened if not for Carol Wilkinson and Darryl Hendershot, who arranged for us to be at Ivey Ranch, and did so much to make it an enjoyable event.  And finally, a Big Thank You to our directors Scott Magged and Jamie Alperin, who did such a wonderful job running the games.

We hope to see all of you at the Non-Life Master Regional on January 10th-13th at the Palm Springs Pavillion, where you'll win those Gold and Red points!
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For Complete Tournament Results,
Click here

Palm Springs Regional

Palm Springs

Regional Tournament

December 10th thru 16th

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort
and Spa

 in Rancho Mirage, CA

with Special I/N Events and Speakers for beginners, intermediates and advancing players - Don't miss Glenna Shannahan's free lecture "Cuebids, Jacoby 2NT and Splinters" on Monday - and there's more - for the details on all I/N benefits and events,
please
Click here.

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.

Click here for the Tournament Flyer

 

Call for Candidates - Unit 533 Board of Directors

The Unit 533 Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve on the Board of Directors of Unit 533. If you are interested in being considered for one of the three open positions, Click here to read the 2018 Call for Candidates. You may obtain the Candidate Application Form by Clicking here, or from any club director or by contacting a member of the Nominating Committee:

Vicki Graves, ACBL Unit 533 Board Liaison - lvgraves@swbell.net
John Kubisty, Nominating Committee Chair - johnnykhi@aol.com

Matt Lund, Nominating Committee Member - matthewtlund@aol.com
Scott Magged, Nominating Committee Member - scott@solidgoldins.com

Cookie Ostrow, Nominating Committee Member - pookieplay@aol.com

Mick Riccio, Nominating Committee Member - dynamick747@gmail.com

Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2018 Bridge Bucket List!

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NABC

North American Bridge Championships

November 22 - December 2

Hilton Hawaiian Village
Waikiki Beach

Honolulu, Hawaii

For Complete Schedule, Click here

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and coming in 2019...

Palm Springs
Non-Life Master Regional

January 10th thru 13th

Palm Springs Pavilion
Palm Springs, California

Click here  for the flyer

Results
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Jana McCormick
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Afternoon Pairs
(Mick's Club)
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Cliff Goodrich
Fri Nov 16, 2018
Friday Morn 299 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Fri Nov 16, 2018
STaC Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Fri Nov 16, 2018
Friday Aft Stac
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Calendar
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Best Bridge in Town
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Bridge Center 1:00 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Thu Nov 29, 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.
Sun Dec 2, 2018
Annual Holiday Party and Unit Game
At the Annual Holiday Party, the Unit provides a full lunch, and pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
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!

Just a few Unit Games remain to be played in 2018. 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.

New Friday Game at Mizell Senior Center

Matt Lund has announced that the new Mizell Duplicate Bridge Club will offer an afternoon Open game on Fridays at the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs, beginning Friday, November 16, at 1:00 pm.
Come early at 12:15 for refreshments before the game!
For more information contact Matt at 760-831-5158.
Click here to see the Flyer.

"Back to Bridge" Seminar with The Monroes

Refresh Your Basic Bridge Skills
Bridge With The Monroes is presenting a new seminar for the fall season, "Back to Bridge," taught by Karol and Guy Monroe, on Saturday, November 17th, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert.  The cost is $85, including valet parking, light lunch and program materials. Reservations are required - contact Gail Roche at (760) 565-3748 or
marrakeshbridgeclub@gmail.com. To see the program flyer, click here.

New Schedule at Duncan - 299er Morning Games

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert now has a new game schedule, including 
0-299 games Mon thru Fri and Sat at 9:00 am 
0-749 games Mon-Wed-Fri and Sat at 1:00 pm
Novice games (0-20 or 0-49) Mon thru Thurs and Sat at 9:00 am

Click here for the latest schedule of games in the Coachella Valley, including the complete schedule at Duncan.

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 and Tuesday at 6:00 pm, 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
72.69% Ronald Woodard & Joe Norkoski MHDBC Nov 12
71.43% Chotsie Bland & Roger Douglas MCC 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
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Sanctioned Game
(SHBC)
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Jana McCormick
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Afternoon Pairs
(Mick's Club)
Director: Mick Riccio
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Cliff Goodrich
Fri Nov 16, 2018
Friday Morn 299 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Fri Nov 16, 2018
STaC Game
(MHDBC)
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Fri Nov 16, 2018
Friday Aft Stac
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Calendar
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Best Bridge in Town
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Bridge Center 1:00 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Thu Nov 29, 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.
Sun Dec 2, 2018
Annual Holiday Party and Unit Game
At the Annual Holiday Party, the Unit provides a full lunch, and pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
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!

Just a few Unit Games remain to be played in 2018. 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.

New Friday Game at Mizell Senior Center

Matt Lund has announced that the new Mizell Duplicate Bridge Club will offer an afternoon Open game on Fridays at the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs, beginning Friday, November 16, at 1:00 pm.
Come early at 12:15 for refreshments before the game!
For more information contact Matt at 760-831-5158.
Click here to see the Flyer.

"Back to Bridge" Seminar with The Monroes

Refresh Your Basic Bridge Skills
Bridge With The Monroes is presenting a new seminar for the fall season, "Back to Bridge," taught by Karol and Guy Monroe, on Saturday, November 17th, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert.  The cost is $85, including valet parking, light lunch and program materials. Reservations are required - contact Gail Roche at (760) 565-3748 or
marrakeshbridgeclub@gmail.com. To see the program flyer, click here.

New Schedule at Duncan - 299er Morning Games

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert now has a new game schedule, including 
0-299 games Mon thru Fri and Sat at 9:00 am 
0-749 games Mon-Wed-Fri and Sat at 1:00 pm
Novice games (0-20 or 0-49) Mon thru Thurs and Sat at 9:00 am

Click here for the latest schedule of games in the Coachella Valley, including the complete schedule at Duncan.

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 and Tuesday at 6:00 pm, 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
72.69% Ronald Woodard & Joe Norkoski MHDBC Nov 12
71.43% Chotsie Bland & Roger Douglas MCC 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