ACBL Unit 533
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Welcome New Members


Carol Churchill
Claude Hazan
Stephanie Murillo
Scott Sonken

Rank Changes


Grand Life Master
(10,000 and a National Championship)

Patti Hartley

Sapphire Life Master
David Lodge
David White

Silver Life Master
W Hay
Bronze Life  Master

Kathy Rodeman
Judy Searle

Club Master
Barry Korn
Doris Ziemba

Junior Master
Arlene Goldstein
Jim Groves
Sharon Groves
Debra Star
(*Joined ACBL before/after 1-1-2010)


Kudos to All!


Sadly, we learned of the passing of Irv Kostal at the beginning of April. Irv was 89. He and his wife, Shawnee, were wonderful bridge players and friends to our community for many years. Shawnee died in 2018, and Irv moved to Ohio a couple of years thereafter to live with his sister. Irv grew up in the Los Angeles area in a musical family--his Dad (also Irwin Kostal) received Academy Awards as well as Grammy & Emmy awards for his work on shows like "Westside Story" and "The Sound of Music". Irv himself loved to play the piano as well as bridge.  We send our condolences to his family and friends.

                Irv and Shawnee

Read the D22Connection Magazine Online

Access the online D22Connection magazine by clicking the link above or 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's Annual Awards

Unit 533 presents its Annual Awards in the Spring of each year. To see the complete list of current winners, click on the "Awards and Races" tab on the upper left side of our home page.  You'll find the winners of the Mini-McKenney Award, Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Award and our Volunteer of the Year Award, along with a description of the basis for each award.

Welcome to ACBL Unit 533
Palm Springs Unit 533 of the ACBL
Palm Springs Unit 533 of the ACBL


Our website has all the information you need about the duplicate bridge community across all nine cities in the Coachella Valley.  Please use the page links on the left side of our home page to navigate the website.

May 13th Unit Games in Clubs Winners

at Duncan Bridge Center
1st Overall - Larry & Vicki Graves, E/W
1st N/S - Lou Goldsmith & Marty Blain
1st Overall - Todd Blum & Leonard Danon, E/W

1st N/S - Shirley Shaw & Carol Moore

Look forward to our next Unit Games in Clubs
Friday, May 31st!

April 22nd Unit Games in Clubs Winners
Congratulations to our April 22nd
Unit Games in Clubs Winners

at Duncan Bridge Center
1st Overall - 
Patti Hartley & Ron Woodard, N/S
1st E/W - Janice Randles & Marilyn Loesberg
1st Overall -
Thomas Beggane & Peter Siderius, N/S
1st E/W - Sharon & Jim Groves
A Grand Life Master

Congratulations to Patti Hartley on achieving the rank of Grand Life Master (10,000 MPs and a National Championship) - an amazing accomplishment!

Unit 533's Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program took place on Sunday March 17th at Duncan Bridge Center. Our Volunteer of the Year and the 2023 Mini-McKenney and Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Awards were announced. Congratulations to our Winners!

Volunteer of the Year

Bob Wernick

Click here to read about our Volunteer of the Year.

Click here for our Mini-McKenney Winners.
Click here for our Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Winners.

Guy Brackett, Chip Graves, Laura Gherman, Lou Goldsmith, Valerie Aron, Janice Randles, Marty Blain, Ross Grabel


Christine Andrews, Steve Carlson, Ulrich Eckel, Diana Seeb, Robert Mahan, Barry Korn, Clifford Chirls

Your 2024 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2024 Bridge Bucket List



District 23
Summer Regional

July 1 - 7

Hilton Long Beach
701 W. Ocean Blvd

Long Beach, CA

Click here for the flyer




North American Bridge Championships

Summer 2024

Toronto, Canada

July 18 - 28

Click here for Complete Tournament Info



Orange County
Labor Day Regional

September 2 - 8

Irvine Marriott Hotel

Click here for the flyer


Duncan 0-1500 9:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Duncan 0-2500 12:25 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:25 PM
Director: Alyssa Kennedy
Sun City PD Pairs
Director: Randy Bissett
Duncan Open 12:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:30 PM
Director: Alyssa Kennedy
Duncan O-1000 12:50 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:50 PM
Director: Alyssa Kennedy
Friday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Center 1:00 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Director: David Goetz
Duncan O-2500 6:25 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 6:25 PM
Director: Mike Savage
Duncan 0-20 FTF
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Center 9:30 AM
Director: Sean Lui
#34098 Duncan Express Black Points 9:25 PST
(Duncan BC)
Fri May 31, 2024
Unit Games in Clubs
Big Point Unit Games in Clubs are Back at Face-to-Face Clubs in the Valley! Friday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. at participating clubs in our Unit.
Tue Jun 4, 2024
Unit Games in Clubs
Big Point Unit Games in Clubs are Back at Face-to-Face Clubs in the Valley! Tuesday, June 4, 1:00 p.m. at participating clubs in our Unit.
MHDBC at Cathedral Center

Mission Hills Duplicate Bridge Club

MHDBC offers Face-to-Face games

 Sundays at 1:00 PM
Cathedral City Senior Center
37171 W Buddy Rogers Ave, Cathedral City

Mondays at 1:00 PM
Mizell Senior Center
480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs

Click here for the MHDBC website

Duncan Offering Face-to-Face and BBO Games

Duncan Bridge Center
Offers Face-to-Face Play:

Open games Monday thru Saturday at 1:00 PM
0-750 games at 1:00 PM Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM Saturday
0-99 game
Monday at 1:00 PM 
0-20 game with facilitator 
Friday at 12:30 PM  

34202 Cook Street
Palm Desert

DBC continues its schedule of online games on BBO:

 Open Game - Every day at 9:25 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
0-1500 Game - Every day at 9:30 a.m.
0-2500 Game Every day at 12:25 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. 
0-999 Game - Every day at 12:50 p.m.

Zoom Play&Learn
499er - Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Click here  for the Duncan website

Beginning Bridge Lessons

Bridge for Beginners in 8 Classes
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
May 21 to June 13

Instructor Randy Bissett
Reservations required
$100 fee includes materials

Click here for the flyer

Duncan Bridge Center
Palm Desert

 For more information, contact Randy at or Sean Lui at

70% Honor Roll
            Face-to-Face Club Games    
74.88%   Virginia Halloran & Carlene Reininga DBC Mar 20
73.13%   Brenda Trendel & Barbara Horowitz TRL Mar 7
70.47%   David Lodge & Barry Kirkham DBC Feb 7
70.00%   Chip Graves & Jeffrey Reid MHDBC Feb 5
71.88%   Brenda Trendel & Marcia Pade TRL Jan 25
74.77%   Elizabeth & Bill Dani SCPD Jan 19
70.00%   Scott Coleman & Bert Lock MHDBC Dec 18
70.00%   John Howarth & Robert Martin MBCICC Dec 6
70.35%   Richard Rodeman & Abigail Wright DBC Nov 18
74.38%   Cliff Goodrich & Phillip Robzyk MHDBC Oct 15
71.62%   Fredy & Lulu Minter DBC Sep 28
71.78%   Karol Monroe & Bev Hartin DBC Sep 20
70.00%   Darren Scott Palmer & Sue Pattillo MHDBC Sep 17
71.67%   David Goetz & Bob Mahan MBCICC Sep 8
72.14%   Randy Bissett & Phil Robzyk DBC Sep 2
70.83%   David Lodge & Bob Price DBC Sep 1
70.83%   Marsha Kraushaar & Diana Seeb DBC Aug 26
70.98%   Randy Bissett & Bob Wernick DBC Aug 11
70.60%   Janice Randles & Marilyn Loesberg DBC Jul 24
70.54%   Don Freeland & Abigail Wright DBC Jul 19
72.16%   Barbara Hopewell & Clayton Sands DBC Jul 7
71.37%   Karol Monroe & Bruce Korter MBCICC Jun 30
70.95%   John Howarth & Frank Beard MBCICC Jun 29
72.40%   John Nugent-Patten & Gail Roche MBCICC Jun 23
71.25%   Valerie Katz & Wilma Finmark DBC Jun 5
71.27%   Taewoong Kim & Carlene Williams DBC Jun 3