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Welcome New Members

Ken Dorf
Phyllis Dorf
Patricia Freber
Xiaodan Hu
Herbert Sharp

Rank Changes

Sapphire Life Master

Joanne Wiley

Life Master

Nancy Peckham

NABC Master

Eric Blitz

Sectional Master

Marcia Abrahamsen
Allyson Balch
William Wegener


Congratulations to All

Read the FORUM Magazine online

Access the online Forum Magazine 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 takes place every April. To see photos and a list of all 2018 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.

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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Unit Game in Clubs Winners - August 30th

Congratulations to Our
August 30th Unit Game in Clubs Winners!


1st Overall - Tom & Anne Lund, E/W
1st N/S - Judith McMakin & Gloria Maestrejuan

Palm Springs & Cat City

1st Overall - Robert Daniel & Doug Wylie, E/W
1st N/S - Bob Selberg & Celeste Hale

Duncan Bridge Center Open

1st Overall - Avi Schneller & David Segal, E/W
1st N/S - Jim Darvey & Marilyn Loesberg

Duncan Bridge Center 0-750

1st Overall - Hugh Meeks & Edna Magaldi, N/S
1st E/W - Daisy Spitzer & Herb Bernstein

MHDBC at the Joslyn Center

1st Overall - Gary Delestine & Shirley Gibson, N/S
1st E/W - Suzanne Martin & Mary Watson

Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!

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Palm Springs

Harvest Sectional

Friday and Saturday Only
October 25th & 26th

The HOPE Center
on Portola Avenue
in Palm Desert

Click here for the Flyer


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Halloween Regional

October 28 thru November 3

Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel

Click here
for the Flyer


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Palm Springs Regional

December 9th thru 15th

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
in Rancho Mirage

For complete
Tournament Information,

Click here


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Unit 533 Board Seeking Director-Qualified Candidates

     Unit 533's Board of Directors is seeking interest from qualified directors who would like to manage our three Unit-Wide games in 2020 (dates to be determined). This manager sets up the files and boards for all participating clubs, runs the game, and compiles the results.  This takes approximately 3-5 hours.  This manager is paid $100.
     The Board is also seeking interested director-qualified candidates to serve as the Tournament Manager for our Sun & Fun Sectional on February 14-15, 2020, and for the Fall Harvest Sectional in October or November of 2020. Time required includes oversight of the event itself and pre- and post-event coordination.  If you are interested in these positions, please contact William Stine at no later than October 30, 2019.

DCBC Open Paris
(Desert Cities)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Wednesday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Tuesday Morn 299er Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Tuesday Sanctioned Game
Montecito Club House 12:30
Director: Teri Bratt
Tuesday Afternoon Session
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
DCBC Open Paris
(Desert Cities)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Thu Sep 19, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon Sep 30, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Tue Nov 5, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Sun Nov 17, 2019
Sunday Swiss Unit Game
A Swiss Teams Unit Game on Sunday. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Fri Nov 22, 2019
Unit-Wide Game in Clubs
Compete against all players in all participating clubs (similar to a STAC game, but only within Unit 533). The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
More Games Coming this Season

With the return of more temperate weather and the expected arrival of our snowbirds over the next few months, there will be many more games offered by the various clubs here in the valley.
Visit our Game Schedule page to find all the new games becoming available - Click here!

In 2019, Unit 533 is sponsoring 23 Unit Games, including 17 Unit Games in Clubs, 3 Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and 3 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.

Jane Patchett Day at DBC - Sunday, Sept. 22

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation and Duncan Bridge Center are honoring Jane Patchett with a luncheon and Club Championship game on Sunday, September 22. Jane is retiring to Claremont and will be sorely missed by her friends and the many players she has mentored through the years. Lunch begins at 12:00 noon, featuring Pasta Alfredo, Caeser Salad and more. Game time is 1:00 pm, with Open, 0-750 and 0-20 sections, with Big Points awarded, and Prizes for the Winners! Make reservations for this fun afternoon by contacting Mick Riccio at

Beginning Bridge Lessons at MHDBC

MHDBC at The Joslyn Center announces Beginning Bridge Lessons, taught by Dave Cummings, starting on October 2nd. For more information, contact Dave at or 928-301-7115.

Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" Classes in La Quinta

Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" series of classes begins October 2nd at the La Quinta Wellness Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes will be offered in several series running through March 2020. Click Here to read the flyer. For additional information, please contact Mimi at or (760) 636-9816.

"Brown Bag" Free Classes at DBC

The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation's Duncan Bridge Academy is offering its Free "Brown Bag" Series of classes on Wednesdays from 11:15 am - 12:00 noon at Duncan Bridge Center, taught by Director Sean LuiClick here to find the Topic of the Week.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers a 0-20 game with supervised play on Saturday at 9:00 am, a 299er game on Tuesday at 9:00 am, a 399er game on Saturday at 9:00 am, and 0-750  games on Monday through Saturday at 1:00 pm.  In addition, Duncan Bridge Center now offers a $5.00 Social Bridge game with supervised assistance for newer players on Monday at 9:00 am.

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/Event Schedule: Click Here

Mick's DynaMick Bridge, Classes, Seminars: Click Here

MHDBC at the Joslyn Center, Classes, Events: Click Here

70% Honor Roll
73.38% Mary & Fred Flegal DBC Sep 17
72.92% Mac Becket & Karen Michael PSCC Aug 23
70.13% Randy Bissett & Mac Becket DCBC Aug 6
75.00% Jack and Jeanie Bratton MBC Aug 3
76.88% Susie Layne Carr & Joyce Gannon DBC Jul 18
70.83% Taewoong Kim & Carlene Williams DBC Jul 8
71.81% Jim Weeks & Martin Blain DBC Jul 3
71.43% Enid Herbstman & Sue Blom DBC Jul 2
73.08% HoMing Yim & Joe Hopkins DBC Jun 29
70.23% Larry & Vicki Graves DBC Jun 27
70.02% Neil Stern & Martin Gellman MHDBC Jun 27
72.92% Nancy Thompsen & Jamie Alperin MHDBC Jun 24
72.08% Mary Terell & Karen Brandt PSCC May 29
71.85% Marty Martin & Arnie Landsman DBC May 29
71.69% Mary Terell & Karen Brandt PSCC May 24
75.50% Shelley Mann & Abigail Wright DCBC May 17
74.40% Lori Kiefer & Enid Herbstman DBC May 13
74.19% Jim Darvey & David Lodge DCBC May 9
72.22% Sandra & Ron Livingston MBC May 3
73.77% Chuck Wallace & David Goetz DCBC Apr 29
70.64% Anne & Tom Lund MHDBC Apr 29
71.63% Michael Schmidt & Ann Kepcke DBC Apr 27
74.40% Jeanie & Jack Bratton MBC Apr 26
72.62% Deanna Abend & John Newburger DCBC Apr 22
71.31% John & Judy Sherwood DBC Apr 17
71.61% Taewoong Kim & Sue Boswell MHDBC Apr 15
71.66% Ken Grissinger & Joy Baron DBC Apr 13
71.73% Marie & Peter Barbeosch DCBC Apr 12
71.15% Steve Goldstein & Lou Goldsmith DBC Apr 12
70.37% Tony Glynne & Kevin Kahn PSCC Apr 12
  As reported by Club Directors