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It is with sadness that we report the death of J.E. Goerz late in 2020.  As we celebrated Jim's 96th birthday at the bridge table at Joslyn in December, 2019, he remarked that he had last flown his plane at age 91.  His widow said that Jim was an advanced bridge player before World War II but lost all his points and had to start again--i.e. he became a Life Master twice!  Obviously his was a life of many accomplishments to celebrate.  We send our condolences to Jim's family and friends.


Welcome New Members


Margaret Douglas
Doug Macdonald


Rank Changes


Sapphire Life Master

Rose Marie Duff

Ruby Life Master

Guy Brackett
David Davies

Silver Life Master

Robert Hersh

Advanced NABC Master

Mary Flegal

NABC Master

Margot Halperin
Robert Martin
Ben Stull

Sectional Master

Don Smallwood

Club Master 

Anne Agnew

Congratulations, Everyone!


Read the D22Connection Magazine Online

Access the online D22Connection 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 usually takes place every April. Last year, the Awards Program was postponed indefinitely, but the Annual Awards were announced in April of 2020. To see a list of all 2019 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.

Play Bridge Online Supporting Local Clubs


Local clubs are now offering their own virtual games on Bridge Base Online (BBO), where play is just with players and visitors at that club, and black points are awarded. Check the news on the right side of our home page, and your local club's website for more info.

In addition, BBO is offering daily games that support our local clubs, with black points awarded. Go to the BBO website information page by clicking here to learn how to use BBO and play in these games at 7:00 am, 2:10 pm and 4:30 pm.




Play in the 99er NiteClub
Districts 21, 22 & 23 along with our local virtual clubs are sponsoring evening 99er games on BBO. Win masterpoints, and then participate in a post-game analysis on Zoom.
Click here to read the flyer


Unit Game Winners

Congratulations to the
Winners of Our Online Unit Game
January 10, 2020

1st Overall - Kevin Hopton & David Davies, N/S
1st E/W - Sean Lui & Theodora Friedman

Click here for Complete Results

Look Forward to Our Next Unit Game on Sunday, February 14th - Valentine's Day Special - DOUBLE points - 1/2 Red, 1/2 Black - will be awarded. And more players may participate: all Unit 533 members AND anyone who is on the "included" list of any Unit 533 virtual club. Unsure? Ask your virtual club director.



New ACBL Rules for Alerts


The ACBL Board of Directors unanimously approved a comprehensive update to the ACBL Alert Procedure at their November meeting, the first major overhaul in 20 years. The new procedures go into effect Jan. 1, 2021.
For the details, Click here


NEW D22 Monthly Online Magazine

ACBL District 22 presents its new monthly online magazine


Click here to read the latest edition

Annual Awards for 2019


Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game usually takes place every April. Sadly, last year the Awards Program was postponed indefinitely, but the Annual Awards were announced in April of 2020. To see a list of all 2019 Winners, click on  Awards and Races  for the Mini-McKenney Awards, Ace of Clubs Awards, Annual Sectional and Regional Awards, "WIN" Awards and more!


Your 2021 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2021 Bridge Bucket List


DECEMBER 13TH - 19TH, 2021


Also in 2021


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SEPTEMBER 6 - 12, 2021



OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2021




Play and Learn 0-750
(Duncan BC)
BBO 7:35 AM
Director: Doug Couchman
Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:45 AM
Director: Sean Lui
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-750 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Sean Lui
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-299 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:20 AM
Director: Sean Lui
Adobe-Duncan 0-499 Pairs Online
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Sean Lui
DCBC Plus! OPEN game 9:45AM (PST)
(Desert Cities)
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-299 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:35 PM
Director: Jonathan Holmes
Adobe-Duncan 0-750 Pairs Online
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:40 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:45 PM
Director: Sean Lui
#87696 MBC 0-20 New Players1:40PT RSVP
(Bridge With The Monroes)
#37021 MBC/ICC Open Pairs
(Bridge With The Monroes)
DCBC Plus! OPEN game 1:45PM (PST)
(Desert Cities)
Sun Feb 14, 2021
Online Unit Game
Unit 533's ACBL/BBO sponsored virtual Unit Game at 6:30 p.m. (0-750) and 6:40 p.m. (Open). Sign up with your partner within 2 hours of game time on BBO by clicking on "Virtual Clubs", then "North America", then "Unit 533".
DBC Offers BBO Games

Duncan Bridge Center on BBO

Offering daily online games through Bridge Base Online

 Open Game - Every day at 12:45 p.m. and
Mon thru Fri at 9:45 a.m. and
Tue, Thu at 6:30 p.m.
999er Game - Wed, Fri at 12:40 p.m.
749er Game - Tue at 9:30 a.m. and
Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat, Sun at 12:40 p.m. and
Mon thru Sat at 6:25 p.m. 
499er Game - Every day ex. Tue at 9:30 a.m.
299er Game - Tue at 9:20 a.m. and
Every day at 12:35 p.m.
0-99 Game - Fri at 9:15 a.m.

Click here for more information.

DCBC Offers BBO games

Desert Cities Bridge Club on BBO

Offering daily online games through Bridge Base Online

Open game - Every day at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Click here for more information.

MBC/ICC Offers BBO Games


Bridge with the Monroes on BBO

Offering online Marrakesh Bridge Club and Ironwood CC games through Bridge Base Online

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun at 1:45 p.m.

For more information about MBC/ICC's games and schedule,
Click Here.

New Classes Offered by Duncan Bridge Center

Duncan Bridge Center
partnered with Adobe Bridge Center
is offering classes

"Beginning Bridge"

"ZOOM Play & Learn" 

For details, Click here

A New Class With The Monroes

Bridge With The Monroes

is offering virtual classes:
"Back to Bridge - Defense" beginning on January 19 
"Bridge 101 - An Introduction" starting February 1

Click here for the details.

Classes, Seminars and Workshops


MEETINGS, CLASSES and SEMINARS are being offered:

Duncan Bridge Center:  Click Here

Desert Cities Bridge Foundation:  Click Here

Bridge With The Monroes:  Click Here



Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, all of our local club locations have closed until further notice, including Desert Cities at Temple Sinai, Duncan Bridge Center, PSCC at the Mizell Senior Center and MHDBC at Joslyn. Please check the clubs' websites for updates:  Click on
Desert Cities,   PSCC,   Duncan Bridge Center,   MHDBC at Joslyn.

70% Honor Roll
            BBO Virtual Club Games    
70.22% Bridget Dugan & David Combs DBC Jan 19
71.50% Ali El Selehdar & Lynne Castoldi DCBC Jan 18
70.99% John Nugent-Patten & Gail Roche MBCICC Jan 15
73.44% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Jan 11
70.38% Rob McCaskill & Frank Rappaport DCBC Jan 9
71.14% Keith Gunn & Woody McHarg DCBC Jan 7
71.38% Tricia Walter & Martin Frank DBC Jan 1
72.19% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Dec 21
70.37% Shirley Fearn & Carlene Williams DBC Dec 20
70.93% Bill & Tricia Walter DBC  Dec 19
74.17% Randy Bissett & Cheeky Carlson DCBC Dec 16
71.61% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Dec 14
72.03% Jim Darvey & Jim Weeks DBC Dec 13
70.36% Brahm & Deborah Levin DCBC Dec 13
71.70% Matt Oclarit & Ben Stull DBC Dec 5
70.11% Linda Lampen & Kathleen Barr DBC Dec 3
72.92% Cynthia Foote & Patricia Dant ICC Dec 2
70.62% Ali El Selehdar & Lynne Castoldi DCBC Nov 26
70.49% Susan Diamond & Rosemary Hertz MBCICC Nov 25
70.14% Jamie Alperin & George Green TCC Nov 22
71.46% Mary Willis & Gail Roche MBCICC Nov 18
70.26% Linda Lane & Hugh Meeks DBC Nov 13
70.31% Peggy Bailey & Karen Brandt DCBC Nov 12
72.22% Nancy Erickson & Zora Bain MBCICC Oct 30
71.39% Guy & Karol Monroe DBC Oct 29
71.43% Patricia Sullivan & Carol Hanson MBCICC Oct 26
70.63% Noel Hanford & David Kane DBC Oct 14
70.83% Agnes O'Neill & Karol Monroe MBCICC Oct 11
71.61% Jim Weeks & Jon Wittes DBC Sep 17
70.00% Bob Feinberg & Deann Young DCBC Sep 16
71.53% Patricia Hubbard & Sandra Satlin TCC Sep 13
71.58% Sandra & Robert Carroll DBC Sep 6
76.07% Bill & Tricia Walter DBC Sep 5
72.00% Rob Pierce & Charlotte Blank DCBC Sep 5
70.37% Roberta Lyon & Charlotte Blank MBCICC Sep 2
71.94% Angela Davies & Jan Duncan DBC Aug 30
70.00% Woody McHarg & Gerdur Kristjansdottir DCBC Aug 19
77.08% Jerry Astrove & Karen Michael DCBC Aug 17
  As reported by Club Directors