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In Remembrance

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. - Thomas Campbell

Our unit and the world of sanctioned duplicate bridge has lost an icon. Peter Rank passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, February 11th, in Palm Springs.  Peter was truly a man for all seasons, multi-talented, competitive and generous to a fault with his expertise.  His passing leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. To read the ACBL tribute to Peter, click here.

Welcome New Members

Don Barr
Lynn Brooks
Ronald Gauny
Lawry Ross
Barbara Segal 
Gary Sitzmann 
Lindy Sitzmann
Millie Taylor 

Rank Changes

RUBY LIFE MASTER
Jim Lopes

SILVER LIFE MASTER
Zora Bain
Francesca Luzuriaga
Eva Nyiri

BRONZE LIFE MASTER
Lynne Castoldi

LIFE MASTER
Ken Davis
Hiyam Vanderwilde

NABC MASTER
Shirley Baer
Teri Bratt
Cheeky Carlson
Marilyn Torosian

REGIONAL MASTER
Joan Coffey
Marilyn Ginsberg
Lori Kiefer
Carolyn McAlister
Rhoda Samuels
Trudy Schwartz

SECTIONAL MASTER
Eric Blitz
Susan Branson
Margaret Cleveland
Donna Cox
Robert Martin
Peggy Rule-Meyer
Judy Searle

CLUB MASTER
Joy Barron
Pieter Bax
Sharon Lowry

JUNIOR MASTER
Judah Blumenthal
Carol Brezer
George Haymaker
Gina Marlin
William Sleeper

 
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.

Sun & Fun Sectional Feb 17-19

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Palm Springs "Sun and Fun" Sectional

at The Palm Springs Pavilion

February 17th through 19th

Click here for Results

For the flyer Click here

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Valentine's Day Unit Game in Clubs
Valentine's Day Unit Game in Clubs

The winning pairs in the  February 14th   Unit Game in Clubs were:

PSBC - OPEN
Overall - Robert Hersh & Jack Kruger, N/S

1st E/W - Dale Thune & Karen Michael
PSBC - 499er
Overall - Ray Yoder & Marc Sullivan, E/W
1st N/S - Anita Klune & Mark Siegel
MHDBC
Overall - Louise Kermode & Connie Swanson, E/W
1st N/S - Diane Jobin & Shelly Mann
MICK'S CLUB - VINTAGE
Overall - Shirley Carroll & Jeanne Welch, N/S
1st E/W - Jean & Jack Bratton
DBC - OPEN
Overall- Marjean Larson & Clarice Danzker, N/S - A
1st E/W - Bruce Ferguson & Robert Carroll - A
1st N/S - Tee Chernuchin & Garry Soloman - B
1st E/W - Barry Kirkman & Howard Engle - B

DBC - 499er
Overall - Eric & Marilyn Biltz, E/W - C
1st N/S - Peter Pennal & Kathy Stone - C
1st N/S - Christl Bartholomew & James Roode - D
1st E/W - Konni & Rich Leichner - D

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 

New Unit Officers for 2017

The Unit 533 Board of Directors is proud to announce its officers for 2017:  President William Stine, Vice-President Susan Tracey, Secretary Sally Corey, Treasurer Bill Dani (non-Board Member) and Co-Treasurer Shirley Gibson.  Congratulations to all of our new and returning officers, and thanks to each of them in advance for the time and dedication they give to our bridge community.

Two New Unit Board Members Named

Sandy Hertz and Carol Wilkinson have been appointed by the Unit 533 Board to fill two vacancies on the Board that arose in January.  Welcome aboard and congratulations to Sandy and Carol, as they complete the terms (2017-2018) of Mac Becket and Don Freeland.  We are fortunate to have these two fine additions to our Board.  

Riverside Super Bowl Regional

Congratulations to Unit 533's top masterpoint winners at this year's Riverside Super Bowl Regional

Abe Pineles
Jim Darvey
David Wei Chuan
Robert & Sandra Carroll

And to all of the more than 60 players from Unit 533 who brought home gold and/or red points.
Well done!

For complete results click here

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!



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Barbara Seagram's 2-Day Bridge Seminar
February 23 & 24

Duncan Bridge Center
* Click here for flyer*

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Tucson Winter Regional
February 27 - March 5

Click here for Information and Flyer

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San Diego Sectional

March 3rd thru 5th

Click here for Information and Flyer

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PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGIONAL
in San Diego
April 10th thru 16th
Click here for Information and Flyer

 

Your 2017 Bridge Bucket List!
Results
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki Pein
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Fri AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Steve Samson
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Friday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Calendar
Sun Feb 19, 2017
Regular Sunday Game During Sectional
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Bridge Center 1:00
Fri Feb 24, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Mar 8, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Thu Mar 23, 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.
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  *  *  *

UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

Unit 533 is offering 24 Unit Games in 2017, including eighteen Unit Games in Clubs, four Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and two 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.

Swiss Teams Game Sunday Feb.26

Jamie Alperin is directing a Swiss Teams Game on Sunday, February 26, at Duncan Bridge Center.  This is a GNT Qualifier game with an Open and 499er section. Game time is 1:00 p.m. Please make reservations with Jamie at cruz999@aol.com.

Beginning Bridge and Beyond by Marjean Larson at DBC

Marjean Larson is teaching a series of 3 separate courses:  Beginning Bridge, Play of the Hand, and Defense.  The 3 courses are designed to take a novice player through all aspects of understanding the game. Each course can also be taken as a "stand alone" segment.  All classes will be held at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert.
Beginning Bridge Basics Course began February 6th.

Play of the Hand:  9 session course, Mon. & Wed., March 8 to April 5, 9 AM to 11 AM. Cost is $120, plus $15 text.
Defense:  8 session course, Mon. & Wed., April 10 to May 1, 9 AM to 11 AM, Cost $120 is plus $15 text.

To register: Contact Marjean at 760-324-0990 or email her at marjeanlarson@twc.com
or mail your check to: Marjean Larson, 53 LaCosta Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. 

The Last Mile of Notrump by Glenna Shannahan

The Last Mile of Notrump by Glenna Shannahan
Mondays and Thursdays, March 13-30 from 10:00 AM to 12 PM
Everything you should know to be considered an accomplished player
Cost is $120 for the 6 courses
      Topics Covered:
      Rule of 11
      Puppet Stayman
      4-suited Transfers
      Smolen Transfers
      Notrump Slams
For further information or to register contact:  gkshannahan@gmail.com

Beginner and I/N Games at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert is offering several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games.  0-20 games with supervised play at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.  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 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
70.83% Ron and Lorraine Berube DBC Feb 8
70.28% Isadore and Rosalie Sharp PSBC Feb 7
70.41% Shirley Pearman and William Treble PSBC Feb 6
74.62% Bob and Cathy Weise IWCC Feb 1
75.00% Wallace Goldban and Peter Rank DBC Jan 28
70.35% Maurice De La Salle and Barry Litchinsky PSBC Jan 20
70.54% Shirlyn Miller and Susan Nuetzel DBC Jan 20
78.57% Judy Blumenthal and Carol Hanson IWCC Jan 18
79.63% Isadore and Rosalie Sharp PSBC Jan 16
70.14% Jo-Ann Dobbins and Gloria Levine DBC Jan 16
70.14% Bruce Ferguson and Marilyn Loesberg DBC Dec 31
71.95% Lori Kiefer and Hugh Meeks DBC Dec 24
71.89% Nancy Spelke and Jane Patchett MHDBC Dec 19
75.16% Cindy Selberg and Sandy Deeds SCPD Dec 16
80.56% Joan and Tom Murphy DBC Dec 13
70.83% Peter Rank and Wallace Goldban DBC Dec 11

As reported by Club Directors

Results
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Jamie Alperin
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Vicki Pein
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Fri AM 0-199 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Marie Covey
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Invitational Pairs
(SCPD BC)
Director: Steve Samson
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Friday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Tom McCormick
Calendar
Sun Feb 19, 2017
Regular Sunday Game During Sectional
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Bridge Center 1:00
Fri Feb 24, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Mar 8, 2017
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra cost as part of its "Give Back to Members" program.
Thu Mar 23, 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.
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  *  *  *

UNIT GAMES = Big Points!

Unit 533 is offering 24 Unit Games in 2017, including eighteen Unit Games in Clubs, four Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and two 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.

Swiss Teams Game Sunday Feb.26

Jamie Alperin is directing a Swiss Teams Game on Sunday, February 26, at Duncan Bridge Center.  This is a GNT Qualifier game with an Open and 499er section. Game time is 1:00 p.m. Please make reservations with Jamie at cruz999@aol.com.

Beginning Bridge and Beyond by Marjean Larson at DBC

Marjean Larson is teaching a series of 3 separate courses:  Beginning Bridge, Play of the Hand, and Defense.  The 3 courses are designed to take a novice player through all aspects of understanding the game. Each course can also be taken as a "stand alone" segment.  All classes will be held at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert.
Beginning Bridge Basics Course began February 6th.

Play of the Hand:  9 session course, Mon. & Wed., March 8 to April 5, 9 AM to 11 AM. Cost is $120, plus $15 text.
Defense:  8 session course, Mon. & Wed., April 10 to May 1, 9 AM to 11 AM, Cost $120 is plus $15 text.

To register: Contact Marjean at 760-324-0990 or email her at marjeanlarson@twc.com
or mail your check to: Marjean Larson, 53 LaCosta Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. 

The Last Mile of Notrump by Glenna Shannahan

The Last Mile of Notrump by Glenna Shannahan
Mondays and Thursdays, March 13-30 from 10:00 AM to 12 PM
Everything you should know to be considered an accomplished player
Cost is $120 for the 6 courses
      Topics Covered:
      Rule of 11
      Puppet Stayman
      4-suited Transfers
      Smolen Transfers
      Notrump Slams
For further information or to register contact:  gkshannahan@gmail.com

Beginner and I/N Games at DBC

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert is offering several Beginner and Intermediate/Newcomer games.  0-20 games with supervised play at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.  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 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
70.83% Ron and Lorraine Berube DBC Feb 8
70.28% Isadore and Rosalie Sharp PSBC Feb 7
70.41% Shirley Pearman and William Treble PSBC Feb 6
74.62% Bob and Cathy Weise IWCC Feb 1
75.00% Wallace Goldban and Peter Rank DBC Jan 28
70.35% Maurice De La Salle and Barry Litchinsky PSBC Jan 20
70.54% Shirlyn Miller and Susan Nuetzel DBC Jan 20
78.57% Judy Blumenthal and Carol Hanson IWCC Jan 18
79.63% Isadore and Rosalie Sharp PSBC Jan 16
70.14% Jo-Ann Dobbins and Gloria Levine DBC Jan 16
70.14% Bruce Ferguson and Marilyn Loesberg DBC Dec 31
71.95% Lori Kiefer and Hugh Meeks DBC Dec 24
71.89% Nancy Spelke and Jane Patchett MHDBC Dec 19
75.16% Cindy Selberg and Sandy Deeds SCPD Dec 16
80.56% Joan and Tom Murphy DBC Dec 13
70.83% Peter Rank and Wallace Goldban DBC Dec 11

As reported by Club Directors