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Welcome New Members

 

Jim Gray

 

Rank Changes

 

Ruby Life Master
(1,500)
Dewey Green
Jack Hawks
 
Bronze Life Master
(500/750*)
 
Sandy Young
 
Regional Master
(100)
Tony Stevens
William Wegener
 
Club Master
(20)
Donna Blumenthal
Susan Cardine
Patricia Nystrom
 
Junior Master
(5)
Sandra Hall
 
*Joined ACBL before/after 1-1-2010
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Well Done, Everyone!

 


We lost one of the leaders of our bridge community this month.  Scott Magged, age 66, passed away peacefully with his wife Susie at his side.  He was an incredibly kind, loving, generous and self-proclaimed “Crazy Guy.”  He lived to make others feel special, and if he could make you laugh along the way, all the better! Scott owned an insurance company and didn't start playing bridge until 2013 - but he was immediately hooked! He became a director, often helped as a tournament manager, co-owned the Palm Springs Bridge Club, and then started the Desert Cities Bridge Club and founded the Desert Cities Bridge Foundation to support bridge education.  His wife Susie was his partner in the day-to-day operations of all.  Despite his busy life, Scott was always the first to say "I'll be glad to help" in relation to any request.  In addition to Susie, Scott is survived by his son Jordan and Jordan's recent bride Lana, his Mom Rena, other family members, and many, many friends.  We will all miss you, dear Scott.  Thanks so much for all you did for us!

Scott and his family at his son's recent wedding

Unit 533 Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game takes place every Spring. This year we held an Annual Awards Party and Royal STaC Game and a number of awards were presented, while others are on hold until next year. 
To see a list of the 2021 Winners, click on Awards and Races  at the upper left of this page, and visit the Annual Awards page, and the Mini-McKenney, Ace of Clubs, and WIN Awards pages.

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!

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

WELCOME VISITORS

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.

January 24th Unit Games in Clubs Winners

 

Congratulations to Our Winners!

January 24th Unit Games in Clubs


at Duncan Bridge Center

Open
1st Overall -
Barbara Sue Seal & Joanne Wiley, N/S
1st E/W -
Shirley Fitterman & Marilyn Loesberg

0-750
1st Overall
-
Carol Delveaux & Nora Craddock
2nd Overall -
Ralph Prevo & Hasson Roostri


at Desert Cities Bridge Club

1st Overall - Maureen Marsch & Bob Robinson, N/S
1st E/W -
Gary Delestine & Sue Pattillo


Look forward to our next F2F Unit Games in Clubs on Friday, February 10th!

 

New Year's Silver Sectional


Unit 533's New Year's

0-499 Silver Sectional

January 13 & 14 at Duncan Bridge Center

For Complete Results, Click here

For the List of Masterpoint Winners, Click here

Eighty players took home Silver!

Congrats to All the Winners, and to Letitia Apfelbeck and Janet Harvey, Unit 533's Top MP Winners!


and Thanks to Everyone Who Participated, Especially our Volunteers and Directors!

 

Annual Meeting and Unit Game on February 5th

NOTICE OF PALM SPRINGS ACBL UNIT 533 ANNUAL MEETING

Unit 533's Annual Meeting including the election of three members to our Board of Directors will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at the Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. Voting will begin at 12:00 Noon, and lunch will be served, also at noon. A Unit Game will follow at 1:00 p.m. Only current members of Unit 533, per the ACBL roster, will be eligible to vote. Each Board vacancy is for a term of three years. Voting will take place at the meeting or can be done by an email response to the electronic ballot to be sent to each Unit member one week prior to the Annual Meeting.  The meeting agenda will also include an update on the status of the Unit and will address any questions from the membership. Click here to see the Flyer for the event.

There are three candidates standing for election:  Ann Carter, Valerie Katz and Diana Seeb.


Ann Carter:  Ann, a graduate of Marquette University, owned a gym and cardiac facility for ten years but after a career change, retired from the automobile business.  Her volunteer efforts have included tutoring at Sunny Sands Elementary School for twelve years and experience as a court advocate for Shelter from the Storm.   Ann also taught art appreciation to fourth and fifth graders!


Valerie Katz:  Valerie is a retired speech pathologist and audiologist and served as chief of a hospital speech/audiology department.  She was also part of a medical team of volunteers who went around the world operating on cleft palate children and adults for ten years.  Branching out from that career, Valerie moved from LA to San Antonio and became the 4th largest franchisee for Jenny Craig--and learned to play bridge!  She has served on many boards, including a chairperson role for Jenny Craig.  She was also among 50 business leaders selected to the Master Leadership Program in San Antonio.  Recently widowed, Valerie now lives full time in Palm Desert where they'd had a vacation home for forty years.


Diana Seeb:  Born and raised in the snowbelt of upstate New York, Diana studied at the University of Minnesota.  She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and was in private practice for 40+ years (and still does a few hours of Telehealth each week).  Prior to moving to the desert, she was a long time resident of Orange County, CA where her adult son still resides.   Diana previously served on the Board of the Orange County Psychological Association, was the Chair of the Board of California Psychological Health Plan, and was an Examiner for the California Board of Psychology.  She has volunteered with organizations serving foster children, most recently as a court appointed advocate.  Diana began playing bridge in 2001.

 

Annual Holiday Party December 4th


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

UNIT 533’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY and UNIT GAME

Sunday, December 4, 2022
at Duncan Bridge Center

More than 80 players came together to celebrate the holidays with lunch and a Unit Game

1st Place Overall - Robert Kuz & Paulette Desaulniers, E/W
1st N/S - Marsha Krashaar & Diana Seeb

For complete results, Click here

How fun to see friends and play face-to-face!

Your 2023 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2023 Bridge Bucket List

2023

 

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Unit 533's

Sun & Fun Silver Sectional

February 17 & 18

Duncan Bridge Center

Click here for the Flyer

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Spring NABC

North American Bridge Championships

March 9 - 19

New Orleans

Click here for Complete Tournament Info

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San Diego Regional

April 3 - 9

San Diego Mission Valley Marriott


Click here  for the Flyer

 

 

Results
Duncan Affiliated Clubs 0-2500 12:55 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:55 PST
Director: Barbara Rosenthal
Duncan Affiliated Clubs Open 12:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:30 PM
Director: Jonathan Holmes
Duncan Affiliated Clubs O-750 12:50 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:50 PM
Director: Barbara Rosenthal
DCBC - Friendly Bridge 1:45PM
(Desert Cities)
1:45
DBC Open Pairs FTF Club Championship
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Center 1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Duncan Affiliated Clubs O-1700 6:25 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 6:25 PM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Duncan Affiliated Clubs 0-999 9:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
DCBC - Beat The Expert - 9:45 AM
(Desert Cities)
9:45
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-299 P&L 12:10 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:10 PM
Director: Barbara Rosenthal
Duncan Affiliated Clubs Open 12:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:30 PM
Director: Alyssa Kennedy
Calendar
Sun Feb 5, 2023
Annual Meeting and Unit Game
Unit 533's Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members at Duncan Bridge Center will feature Luncheon and Voting starting at 12:00 noon and a Unit Game at 1:00 pm.
Fri Feb 10, 2023
Unit Games in Clubs
Big Point Unit Games in Clubs are Back at Face-to-Face Clubs in the Valley! Friday, February 10, 1:00 p.m. at participating clubs in our Unit.
Fri Feb 17, 2023
Unit 533's Sun & Fun Sectional
Unit 533's Annual Sun & Fun Sectional is back! Win big Silver points! A two-day event at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert featuring pairs and team games.
Sat Feb 18, 2023
Unit 533's Sun & Fun Sectional
Unit 533's Annual Sun & Fun Sectional is back! Win big Silver points! A two-day event at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert featuring pairs and team games.
Tue Feb 21, 2023
Unit Games in Clubs
Big Point Unit Games in Clubs are Back at Face-to-Face Clubs in the Valley! Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. at participating clubs in our Unit.
Wed Mar 1, 2023
Unit Games in Clubs
Big Point Unit Games in Clubs are Back at Face-to-Face Clubs in the Valley! Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 p.m. at participating clubs in our Unit.
Fri Mar 17, 2023
Unit Games in Clubs
Big Point Unit Games in Clubs are Back at Face-to-Face Clubs in the Valley! Friday, March 17, 1:00 p.m. at participating clubs in our Unit.
Desert Cities Bridge Club


DCBC open for Face-to-Face games

1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

 Temple Sinai
73251 Hovley Lane West
Palm Desert

DCBC continues to offer daily online games through Bridge Base Online

Online games - Every day at 9:45 AM and 1:45 PM

Click here  for the DCBC website

MHDBC at Cathedral Center


Mission Hills Duplicate Bridge Club

MHDBC offers Face-to-Face games on Sundays at 1:00 PM

Cathedral City Senior Center
37171 W Buddy Rogers Ave, Cathedral City

Click here for the MHDBC website

Duncan Offering Face-to-Face and BBO Games


Duncan Bridge Center
is Open for Face-to-Face Play
at its new Wernick Family Building

34202 Cook St, Palm Desert
Open games at 1:00 PM Monday thru Saturday
499er games at 1:00 PM Monday, Wednesday & Friday

DBC continues its schedule of online games:

 Open Game - Every day at 12:30 p.m.
0-2000 Game - Every day at 12:55 p.m.
0-1500 Game Every evening at 6:25 p.m. 
0-999 Game - Every day at 9:30 a.m.
0-750 Game - Every day at 12:50 p.m.
0-399 Game - Tue & Thur at 9:20 a.m.

Zoom Play&Learn
299er - Friday at 1:10 p.m.

Click here  for the Duncan website

Classes, Seminars and Workshops


MEETINGS, CLASSES and SEMINARS are being offered:

Duncan Bridge Center:  Click Here

Desert Cities Bridge Foundation:  Click Here

 

70% Honor Roll
          Face-to-Face Club Games    
70.68% Gail Arnott & Adrienne Pearsons MHDBC Jan 22
74.76% Nora & Rick Craddock DBC Jan 2
72.22% Chip Graves & Karen Brandt DCBC Dec 20
72.92% Marty Blain & Bob Wernick DBC Nov 23
70.24% John Archer & Mike Hankin DCBC Nov 22
73.67% Avi Schneller & Bill Lietzow DBC Nov 21
73.11% Martin Blain & Patti Hartley DBC Nov 21
70.47% Lou Goldsmith & Janice Randles DBC Nov 2
71.47% Lou Goldsmith & Steve Goldstein DBC Oct 28
71.68% Ann Kepcke & Michael Schmidt MHDBC Oct 23
71.15% Larry & Vicki Graves DBC Oct 17
70.06% Ardis & Bud Crist MBCICC Oct 13
71.25% Noel Hanford & Valerie Aron DBC Sep 15
71.67% Gary Delestine & Sue Pattillo MHDBC Sep 11
70.00% Lucy McBain & Carol Finnane MBCICC Sep 7
71.59% David Kane & Bob Wernick DBC Aug 29
71.02% Lou Goldsmith & Janice Randles DBC Aug 25
70.64% Barbara Hopewell & Bev Hartin DBC Aug 19
71.67% Carol Van Court & Steve Goldstein DBC Aug 15
     
          BBO Virtual Club Games    
76.39% Jana McCormick & Jane Witous DBC Jan 18
71.09% Jon Wittes & Jim Weeks DBC Dec 28
71.25% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Dec 26
72.14% Sherry & Woody McHarg DCBC Dec 8
72.27% Donald Powell & Jeffrey Reid DBC Nov 28
70.73% Nancy Thompsen & Jane Witous DBC Nov 25
70.45% Stephen Weiss & Marty Frank DBC Nov 5
77.04% Tom & Anne Lund SCPD Nov 4
75.94% Randy Bissett & Chip Graves DCBC Nov 4
71.83% Norm Hooper & Diana Seeb DBC Oct 28
71.00% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Oct 27
73.33% Neil Stern & Martin Gellman DCBC Oct 26
71.64% Constance & Richard Leichner DBC Oct 21
73.15% Constance & Richard Leichner DBC Oct 15
73.50% Lynne Castoldi & Aly El-Selehdar DCBC Oct 5
75.19% Taewoong Kim & Pieter Bax DBC Sep 30
72.82% Tricia Walter & Martin Frank DBC Sep 30
73.46% Constance & Richard Leichner DBC Sep 28
70.80% Constance & Richard Leichner DBC Sep 19
70.03% Richard Frank & Martin Frank DBC Sep 19
75.00% Jon Wittes & Jim Weeks DBC Sep 15
72.53% Jana McCormick & Jane Witous DBC Sep 14
76.92% Frances Polley & Marianne Kersten DBC Sep 9
70.30% Daryl Krepps & Gordon Link DBC Sep 9
As reported by Club Directors