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Welcome New Members


Edmund Bussey


Rank Changes


Diamond Life Master
Sandra Carroll
Regional Master
Robert Chapman
Club Master
Judah Blumenthal
Junior Master
Maureen Bancroft

Kudos to All!


Unit 533 Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game takes place every Spring. In 2022, 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


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.

STAC WEEK March 20-26

STaC Week
(Sectional Tournaments at Clubs)
is here again!

Compete with Players all across Southern California in Districts 22 & 23 and win Big Silver MPs at Participating Clubs

Click here for district-wide results
(results will appear a day or two later)


Unit Games in Clubs Winners


Congratulations to Our Winners!

March 17th Unit Games in Clubs

at Sun City Palm Desert 

1st Overall - Judith McMakin & Richard Rowen N/S
1st E/W -
Patricia Gershick & Diane Aledort

at Duncan Bridge Center

1st Overall -
Janice Randles & Sue Tripp, E/W
1st N/S -
Patti Hartley & Ronald Woodard

1st Overall -
Christl Bartholomeu & James Roode, N/S
1st E/W - 
Sharon Lowry & Jane Arthur

There will be a Unit Game on Sunday, March 26th at our Awards Presentation Event at Duncan Bridge Center


Sun & Fun Silver Sectional


Unit 533's

Sun & Fun Silver Sectional

Was held on February 17 & 18 at Duncan Bridge Center

Over 230 players took home Silver!

Congratulations to our Unit's top MP winners:
Marilyn Taketa, Jim Darvey and Clayton Sands

Click here for the full list of MP winners

Click here for Complete Tournament Results

Thanks to all who participated, especially our Volunteers and Directors!



New Members, New Officers on Unit 533's BOD


CONGRATULATIONS to Unit 533's newly elected members of our Board of Directors:  Ann Carter, Valerie Katz and Diana Seeb!  And, Farewell and a big THANK YOU! to departing Directors Vicki Graves, Linda Hahn and Bonnie Sipkins. 

Our new Board of Directors has appointed its Officers:  President Diane Jobin, Vice-President Ellie Pynes, Secretary Barb Wegener, and reappointed Bill Dani as our (non-voting) Treasurer, whose work keeping our financials in order, we do, in fact, treasure!


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!


Your 2023 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2023 Bridge Bucket List




Spring NABC

North American Bridge Championships

March 9 - 19

New Orleans

Click here for Complete Tournament Results



San Diego Regional

April 3 - 9

San Diego Mission Valley Marriott

Click here  for the Flyer




Summer NABC

North American Bridge Championships

July 13-23


Click here  for Complete Tournament Info


Duncan Affiliated Pairs 0-999 9:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
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)
DBC 0-499 FTF Stac
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Center 9:00 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
DBC Open Pairs FTF
(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
DCBC - Beat The Expert - 9:45 AM
(Desert Cities)
Duncan Affiliated Clubs 0-999 9:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Duncan Affiliated Clubs Open 12:30 PST
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:30 PM
Director: Alyssa Kennedy
Sun Mar 26, 2023
Annual Awards and Unit Game
Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game, with Lunch served at 12:00 Noon, Awards at 12:45 and the Unit Game at 1:00, all at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert.
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 1:45 PM and Monday & Friday at 9:45 AM

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
0-750 games at 1:00 PM Monday, Wednesday & Friday
499er games at 1:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday

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.
0-1700 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.

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    
70.56% Jared Michael Trexel & Linda Hinton MHDBC Feb 26
72.62% Marybeth Higuera & Soren Kornerup DBC Feb 20
80.65% Bill & Verla Zerebesky MHDBC Feb 19
71.03% Don Knapp & David Davies MHDBC Feb 5
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    
71.28% Tony Glynne & Chip Graves DCBC Feb 27
71.43% Jamie Alperin & Chip Graves DCBC Feb 20
76.19% Sherry & Woody McHarg DCBC Feb 12
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
70.41% Mary Watson & Suzanne Martin DBC Dec 19
70.83% Stephen Weiss & Martin Frank DBC Dec 17
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
As reported by Club Directors