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Welcome New Members

Roger Gavin
Noni Kahn
Kim Matthison
Tony Robinson

Rank Changes

GOLD LIFE MASTER 
Arthur Schein

LIFE MASTER
John Newburger

REGIONAL MASTER
John Bowden

SECTIONAL MASTER
Kristin Brennan
Doris Dietering
George Montgomery
Robert O'Toole

CLUB MASTER
Susan Cooper
William Hart

JUNIOR MASTER
Ronald Coosala
Carolyn Deatherage
George Folquet
Mike Harper
Brett Jorski
Skip Mauser
Lucy McBain
Ken Place
John Tarantino

 
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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Resignation from the Unit Board

Unit Board member and Vice President Susan Tracey has resigned from Unit Board. Susan served on the board in 2016-2017, and was named Vice-President earlier this year. Her valuable work and contributions in the areas of bridge education and Unit finances and contracts will be sorely missed. She was a strong voice for adherence to the mission and by-laws of Unit 533. Susan's husband John, who had been recently appointed as Recording Secretary, has also resigned his position. We thank them both for their efforts on behalf of the Coachella Valley bridge community, and wish them well.

May 22 Unit-Wide Game in Clubs Winners
May 22 Unit-Wide Game in Clubs Winners

Congratulations to our May 22nd
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs Winners!

Out of 61 pairs participating:

1st Overall
Chuck Wallace & David Goetz, 1st N/S Cat City

2nd Overall
Tee Chernuchin & Bob Pollack, 1st E/W DBC

3rd Overall
Dale Thune & Stanley Young, 1st E/W Joslyn

4th Overall
Jim Matthews & Marty Gellman, 1st N/S DBC

5th Overall
Sharon Morrison & Darryl Hendershot, 1st E/W Cat City

For complete results with enhanced masterpoints Click here
Note:  Cat City is Sec. F, Joslyn is Sec. D and DBC is Sec. A

Thanks to the participating clubs and all the players who enjoyed this unique Unit-wide competition!

Western Conference Spring Fling STaC Week Winners

Congratulations!
STaC Week Winners

Alan Stanley and Pat Moran
72.32% game on May 13th
1st at Mick's Club

2nd out of 562 pairs in the Western Conference STaC
15.56 Silver Points
Nice going, guys!!!

April 27th ACBL-Wide Charity Game District Winners

Congratulations!
Unit 533 players made an impressive showing in District 22 in the ACBL-wide event

ACBL-Wide Charity Game
District 22 Top Pairs

1st Place - Guy & Karol Monroe
2nd Place - Neil Stern & Jim Weeks
5th Place - Bob Carroll & Bruce Ferguson

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

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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
Tue May 23, 2017
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue May 23, 2017
SCSH Tuesday Pairs
Director: Jana McCormick
Tue May 23, 2017
TEMPLE - Tues Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Matt Lund
Tue May 23, 2017
DBC Tuesday Aft 499er
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Tue May 23, 2017
Tuesday Afternoon (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Calendar
Sat Jun 3, 2017
Worldwide Bridge Contest
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program. Win bonus masterpoints and a chance to play in the Worldwide Finals in Beijing, China.
Tue Jun 6, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Jun 21, 2017
THE LONGEST DAY
Duncan Bridge Center is participating with ACBL and the Alzheimer's Association in THE LONGEST DAY. Play bridge at 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 7:00 pm to help raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association.
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.

Play in the Worldwide Bridge Contest June 3

Unit 533 is sponsoring player participation in the World Bridge Federation's Worldwide Bridge Contest on Saturday, June 3rd. Top finishers worldwide win a chance to participate in the Worldwide Finals in Beijing, China, and a monetary travel subsidy. Bonus masterpoints will be awarded to the top District finishers. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees as part of its "Give Back to Members" program. Play at Duncan Bridge Center or at Mick's Club at Cathedral Center. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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.

Play on THE LONGEST DAY June 21st

To raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association, Duncan Bridge Center is participating in ACBL's The Longest Day on Wednesday, June 21st. Play bridge all day and help contribute to a very worthy cause. DBC will have games morning, afternoon and evening. At 9:00 a.m. John Nugent-Patten will direct an Open game; at 1:00 p.m. Tom and Jana McCormick will direct an Open and a 499er game; and at 7:00 p.m. Vicki Pein will direct an Open game. Players are encouraged to play in as many games as they choose, to maximize the funds raised for the Alzheimer's Association. Enhanced masterpoints will be awarded. Come early, stay late!  
For more information,
click here for the YouTube video.

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.m. A 49er game 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. 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
72.32% Alan Stanley and Pat Moran MICK'S CLUB May13
76.98% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC May12
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
Tue May 23, 2017
Tue AM 0-49 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Tue May 23, 2017
SCSH Tuesday Pairs
Director: Jana McCormick
Tue May 23, 2017
TEMPLE - Tues Aft Pairs
(Palm Springs BC)
Director: Matt Lund
Tue May 23, 2017
DBC Tuesday Aft 499er
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Tue May 23, 2017
Tuesday Afternoon (DBC)
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Calendar
Sat Jun 3, 2017
Worldwide Bridge Contest
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program. Win bonus masterpoints and a chance to play in the Worldwide Finals in Beijing, China.
Tue Jun 6, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Jun 21, 2017
THE LONGEST DAY
Duncan Bridge Center is participating with ACBL and the Alzheimer's Association in THE LONGEST DAY. Play bridge at 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 7:00 pm to help raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association.
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.

Play in the Worldwide Bridge Contest June 3

Unit 533 is sponsoring player participation in the World Bridge Federation's Worldwide Bridge Contest on Saturday, June 3rd. Top finishers worldwide win a chance to participate in the Worldwide Finals in Beijing, China, and a monetary travel subsidy. Bonus masterpoints will be awarded to the top District finishers. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees as part of its "Give Back to Members" program. Play at Duncan Bridge Center or at Mick's Club at Cathedral Center. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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.

Play on THE LONGEST DAY June 21st

To raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association, Duncan Bridge Center is participating in ACBL's The Longest Day on Wednesday, June 21st. Play bridge all day and help contribute to a very worthy cause. DBC will have games morning, afternoon and evening. At 9:00 a.m. John Nugent-Patten will direct an Open game; at 1:00 p.m. Tom and Jana McCormick will direct an Open and a 499er game; and at 7:00 p.m. Vicki Pein will direct an Open game. Players are encouraged to play in as many games as they choose, to maximize the funds raised for the Alzheimer's Association. Enhanced masterpoints will be awarded. Come early, stay late!  
For more information,
click here for the YouTube video.

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.m. A 49er game 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. 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
72.32% Alan Stanley and Pat Moran MICK'S CLUB May13
76.98% Abigail Wright and Jackie Williams MARKHCC May12
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