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Welcome New Members

 

Karen Gibbons
Benjamin Martin

 

Rank Changes

 

Emerald Life Master
(7,500)

Martin Blain

Silver Life Master
(1000)

Randy Bissett
Christine Haedt
John Tracey
Susan Tracey

NABC Master
(300)

 

John Archer
Kathleen Barr
Joy Barron

Regional Master
(
100)

Jay Astor
Jack Boysen
Jerry Gitt
Marilyn Gitt
Gail Roche

Club Master
(20)

Lucy McBain

Junior Master

Kathy Boysen

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Kudos to All!

 

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 Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game usually takes place every April. Last year, the Awards Program was postponed indefinitely. Some of the Annual Awards were announced in April of 2021, while others are on hold until next year. To see a list of the 2020 Winners, click on  Awards and Races  at the upper left of this page.

Welcome to ACBL Unit 533
About our Website
About our Website

WELCOME VISITORS

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.

FACE-TO-FACE GAMES IN THE VALLEY

 

ONE OF UNIT 533'S LOCAL CLUBS IS OPEN FOR FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE - DUNCAN BRIDGE CENTER IN PALM DESERT

VISIT THE CLUB WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE & DETAILS: 

DUNCAN BRIDGE CENTER
 

New "WIN" Award Prizes

ACBL UNIT 533's "WIN" AWARDS 
have been restructured to award more prizes to our Unit 533 members

FIFTEEN FREE GAME PASSES will be awarded ANNUALLY to the Unit 533 member who earns the highest total of black masterpoints during play at local clubs (F2F & BBO) in EACH of these SEVEN masterpoint categories:  

  • 0-5 MPs
  • 5-20 MPs
  • 20-50 MPs
  • 50-100 MPs
  • 100-200 MPs
  • 200-300 MPs
  • 300-500 MPs

The player's category is determined by his/her masterpoint status at the beginning of the year.  

The free game passes will be distributed in January of each year for the previous year.  The 2021 winners will be announced in January 2022.  The passes can be used at any ACBL-sanctioned Club or Unit game within Unit 533.  The passes will be valid for one year for any regularly priced face-to-face game at the Club.  And, the winner may share his/her game passes with partners!

"WIN"
W
elcome Intermediate and Novice players!

Online Games Supporting Local Clubs

 

Local clubs are offering games on Bridge Base Online (BBO), with black points 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, 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm.

 

Unit 533 Team Wins D-22 GNT

Congratulations!

Unit 533 members

Bev Hartin, Don Freeland, Lou Goldsmith and Janice Randles 

on winning the District 22 Flight "A" Grand National Teams (GNT) Finals on May 23rd.

They will represent District 22 at the upcoming North American Bridge Championships (NABC), location yet to be determined. 

Annual Awards for 2020


Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game usually takes place every April. Sadly, the Awards Program had to be postponed indefinitely again. Click on  Awards and Races  at the left side of this home page for the most recent winners of Unit 533's Annual Awards and the history of the Mini-McKenney and Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Awards.

 

Your 2021 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2021 Bridge Bucket List

2021

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OUR BELOVED AND FANTASTIC
PALM SPRINGS REGIONAL
TOOK A ONE-YEAR HIATUS IN 2020
AND WILL RETURN TO

THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS RESORT
IN RANCHO MIRAGE
DECEMBER 13TH - 19TH, 2021

SEE YOU THERE!
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VENTURA HALLOWEEN REGIONAL

XXXOCTOBER 25 - 31XXX

HAS BEEN CANCELED

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2022

Unit 533's Sun & Fun Sectional Tournament

will return February 18-19, 2022

at the Duncan Bridge Center

Stay tuned for more details...!

 

 

Results
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-399 9:20 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:20 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 9:45 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:45 PST
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-750 9:30 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
DCBC - FRIENDLY 2X SILVER 9:45AM
(Desert Cities)
9:45
DBC F2F Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Center 12:45 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 1:00 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 1:00 PM
Director: Bob Price
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-499 12:50 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:50 PM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-999 12:55 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:55 PM
Director: Bob Price
DCBC - FRIENDLY 2X SILVER 1:45PM
(Desert Cities)
1:45
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-999 6:25 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 6:25 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
DCBC Offering Online Games


Desert Cities Bridge Club

DCBC continues offering daily online games through Bridge Base Online

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

Duncan Offering Face-to-Face and BBO Games


Duncan Bridge Center
is Open for Face-to-Face Play

at its new Wernick Family Building
located at
34202 Cook St, Palm Desert
Click here for map

Open and 499er games at 12:45 PM Monday thru Saturday

Click here for details re: vaccinations, masks, etc.

DBC will continue its schedule of online games:

 Open Game - Every day at 1:00 p.m. and
999er Game - Every day at 12:55 p.m. and
Mon thru Sat at 6:25 p.m. 
749er Game - Every day at 9:30 a.m.
499er Game - Every day at 12:50 p.m.
399er Game - Tue & Thur at 9:20 a.m.

Zoom Play&Learn
749er - Tue at 8:30 a.m.
199er - Thur at 1:10 p.m.

Click here for more information.

MBC/ICC Offers BBO Games

 

Bridge with the Monroes on BBO

Click here for daily ACBL Live results

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.

Classes, Seminars and Workshops

 

ON-LINE
MEETINGS, CLASSES and SEMINARS are being offered:

 

Duncan Bridge Center:  Click Here

Desert Cities Bridge Foundation:  Click Here

Bridge With The Monroes:  Click Here

 

70% Honor Roll
            Face-to-Face Club Games    
70.00% Mac Becket & Mick Riccio DBC Aug 19
70.83% Lou Goldsmith & Janice Randles DBC Jul 21
72.50% Susan & John Tracey DBC Jul 15
71.25% Larry & Vicki Graves DCBC Jun 24
70.25% Chris Haedt & Mike Hankin DCBC Jun 23
71.67% Carol Van Court & Steve Goldstein DBC Jun 22
       
            BBO Virtual Club Games    
73.15% Bob & Cathy Weise MBCICC Sep 15
72.92% Sue Blom & Marcy Blumstein DBC Sep 15
73.81% Marcy Blumstein & Phil Syrdal DBC Sep 14
71.90% Margy & Art Evans DBC Sep 10
70.00% Lorraine Usher & Theodora Friedman DCBC Sep 7
74.85% David Segal & Valerie Aron DBC Aug 29
70.00% Doug Wylie & Matt Lund MBCICC Aug 29
70.00% Jamie Alperin & Cheeky Carlson DCBC Aug 28
75.00% Ali El-Selehdar & Lynne Castoldi DCBC Aug 23
72.14% Charles Eyman & Steve Goldstein DCBC Aug18
70.00% Bill & Tricia Walter DCBC Jul 30
70.28% Dawn Black & Tony Glynne DCBC Jul 11
70.42% Jane Witous & Nancy Thompson DCBC Jun 29
71.03% Roberta Lyon & Charlotte Blank MBCICC Jun 23
72.22% Connie Swanson & Sally Tobin MBCICC Jun 18
75.43% Judy Searle & Ann Carter DBC Jun 15
72.50% Sherry & Woody McHarg DCBC Jun 12
70.00% Wayne Carney & Donald Powell DCBC Jun 5
74.69% Sherry & Woody McHarg DCBC May 29
70.00% Randy Bissett & Chip Graves DCBC May 26
70.14% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC May 14
70.31% Randy Bissett & Chip Graves DCBC May 12
70.63% Ben Stull & Matt Oclarit DBC May 8
71.87% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC May 7
70.37% Sean Lui & Theodora Friedman DBC May 4
72.78% Sandy Hertz & Rosemary Hertz MBCICC Apr 25
70.24% Sean Lui & Theodora Friedman DBC Apr 13
70.37% John Nugent-Patten & Karol Monroe MBCICC Apr 4
73.77% Bridget Dugan & David Combs DBC Mar 13
70.36% Robert McCaskill & Frank Rappaport DCBC Mar 13
71.85% Tricia Walter & Marty Frank DBC Mar 12
75.00% Judy Searle & Ann Carter DBC Mar 2
  As reported by Club Directors