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Welcome New Members

Kathleen Barr
Brian Ireland
MJ Novak
Susan Solomon
Jeff Zorn

Rank Changes

Ruby Life Master

Nance Lodge

Silver Life Master

John Hanley
Christel King

Advanced NABC Master

Pat Swanson

Regional Master

Robert Martin
Betty J Moses
Phil Syrdal

Sectional Master

Catherine Devereux
Shari Farrell
Beth Friedman
Sandy Young

Club Master

Ardith Huijer
Nancy Jacobs
Sandra Rosenbloom
John Tarantino

Junior Master

James Tom Bankert
Lene Bankert
Katie Feeney
Donna Gauny
Alan Hahn
Cathy Hemm
Betsy Latorre


to All of You!

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 2018 Winners, click on  Awards and Races  at the upper left of this page.

Welcome to ACBL Unit 533
About our Website
About our Website


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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Annual Awards Presentations

Unit 533's Annual Awards were presented on April 7th at Duncan Bridge Center.

Bob Wernick, Jim Darvey, Barbara Sue Seal, Lou Goldsmith, Pieter Bax,
Mac Becket, Jim Weeks, and Martin Blain. These eight players won both the
Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Awards and the Mini-McKenney Awards in their masterpoint divisions.


The Erickson Volunteer of the Year Award was presented posthumously
to Marjean Larson by Ron and Nancy Erickson.The Award was accepted
by Marjean's daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Tom McCormick.

For a complete list of Winners and more photos, click on Awards and Races at the upper left of our homepage - see the Annual Awards, Mini-McKenney, Ace of Clubs, and 299er-Gitt pages.

Donna Darvey, winner of the Edith Hirschman
Sportsmanship Award, and PSCC Owner/Director Matt Lund

April 7th Unit Game Winners

Congratulations to Our April 7th
Unit Game Winners!

Open Game

1st Overall - Anne & Tom Lund, E/W
1st N/S - Marsha Kraushaar & Sherry Zehr

0-750 Game

1st Overall - Patricia Dabbar & Marilyn Dierickx, E/W
1st N/S - Martha Jenkins & Barbara Ball

Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!

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San Diego

Pacific Southwest Regional

April 15th thru 21st

Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
San Diego, California

Click here for Results


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Los Angeles Summer Regional
Long Beach

At the Hilton Long Beach

July 1st thru 7th

Click here for the Flyer

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Summer 2019

July 18th thru 28th

Las Vegas, Nevada

Click here for more!

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Orange County
Labor Day Regional

at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

September 2nd thru 8th

Click here
for the flyer

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Morn 299er
(Duncan BC)
8:45 AM
Director: Jamie Alperin
Saturday Sanctioned Game
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Ron Gauny
Aft 0 - 750
(Duncan BC)
1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Open Game
(Bridge With David)
Cathedral City 1:00 PM
Director: Bob Rodriguez
Morn 299er
(Duncan BC)
9:00 AM
Director: Marie Covey
Open, 0-20
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Friday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Marrakesh Club
Director: Guy Monroe
Fri Apr 26, 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.
Wed May 1, 2019
Unit Board of Directors Meeting
Unit 533's Board of Directors meets on Wednesday, May 1, at 9:00 am, at the Cathedral City Senior Center, 37171 W. Buddy Rogers Avenue. All Unit members are invited to attend. To see the Meeting Agenda click on
 Click for more information
Sat May 4, 2019
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for this game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon May 20, 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.
Mon Jun 3, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.

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.

End of Season - Game Schedule Changes

As our wonderful winter season in the desert draws to a close and our friendly snowbirds head back to the "frigid north," please note that many clubs are making changes in their game schedules to accomodate a smaller number of players. Click here for our Game Schedule page to keep up with the latest changes.

Robert Todd Teaches at Duncan April 22 & 23

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert is presenting two Bridge Workshops with Robert Todd on April 22 & 23, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Click here to reserve your spot for one or both Workshops. For further information contact Barbara Hopewell at

New Beginners' Class at Duncan Bridge Center

Mick Riccio's newest Beginners' Bridge class, "For People Who Want to Have Fun!" starts on Monday, May 13th, at 9:00 am at Duncan Bridge Center. The classes will be on Monday and Wednesday mornings and run through June 5th. Sponsored by the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation and hosted by Duncan Bridge Center, the total cost is $135. Reservations are required. Contact Mick at or (760) 322-0059.
Click here to read the Flyer.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert has a 0-20 game (with supervised play) on Saturday at 9:00 am, a 49er game on Thursday at 9:00 am, a 149er game on Saturday at 1:00 pm, 299er games on Tuesday through Saturday at 9:00 am, and 0-750 games on Monday through Saturday at 1:00 pm.
MHDBC at Joslyn offers 499er games on Monday and Thursday at 12:30 pm, and a 0-20 game on Friday at 12:30 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
71.31% John & Judy Sherwood DBC Apr 17
71.66% Ken Grissinger & Joy Baron DBC Apr 13
71.73% Marie & Peter Barbeosch DCBC Apr 12
71.15% Steve Goldstein & Lou Goldsmith DBC Apr 12
70.37% Tony Glynne & Kevin Kahn PSCC Apr 12
71.15% Marvin Winick & Tom Bernstein MHDBC Mar 28
70.31% Jane Greer & Brad Oliver MBC Mar 22
73.21% Jim Weeks & Abe Pineles DBC Mar 9
73.15% Shirley Fitterman & Bob Robinson PSCC Mar 8
71.44% Tony Glynne & Jim Elliott PSCC Mar 8
70.67% Bruce Ferguson & Robert Carroll DBC Feb 21
75.00% Alice Perlmutter & Marge Meyer DCBC Feb 20
73.11% Chip Graves & Suzan Olsen DCBC Feb 19
71.03% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp PSCC Feb 8
70.27% Marjorie Sinel & Joe Hopkins DBC Feb 7
71.26% Alan Stanley & Patrick Moran MHDBC Feb 5
70.37% John Hanley & Bob Victor PSCC Feb 1
71.31% Nancy Thompsen & Judy Searle DBC Jan 27
72.02% Martha Shatley & John Kerrigan DBC Jan 22
72.16% Sue Moore & Bill Treble MICK'S Jan 19
70.71% Shirley Fitterman & Bob Robinson PSCC Jan 18
71.42% Ted Runstein & Jim Walker MHDBC Jan 17
72.74% Sue Moore & Bill Treble DCBC Jan 14
71.82% Sally Corey & Carol Hanson MHDBC Jan 11
71.29% Frank Murphy Jr & Sue Tripp MHDBC Jan 7
77.00% Marty Martin & Roy Krapes SHBC Jan 5
  As reported by Club Directors