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Darryl Hendershot, long time member of Unit 533, has passed away. Darryl was a Ruby Life Master and had become an avid BBO fan with the advent of COVID. His niece Donna notified his friends by email that he suffered a heart attack while seated in front of his computer. Darryl, along with his late life partner, Carol Wilkinson, made significant contributions to the Unit and its members. Darryl served on the Unit board as its Tournament Coordinator overseeing numerous Sectionals. He chaired the PS Regional Open Partnership Desk for several years and was one of three co-chairs of the PS Regional in 2018. His meticulous spreadsheets and notes on the ins and outs of the Partnership Desk are a staple for the volunteers who have succeeded him. The Unit extends its sympathy to Darryl's nieces, friends and bridge partners -- he will be missed.

Rank Changes

Emerald Life Master 
(7500)

David Segal

Gold Life Master
(
2500)

Ilene Grabel

Bronze Life Master
(500/750*)

Chip Graves

Life Master
(
300/500*)

Jo Love

NABC Master
(
200)

Katy Kane

Regional Master
(
100)

Claire Thomas
Gerald Trostler

Sectional Master
(50)

Ann Brown
Kim Burtle
Paola Cohen
John Howarth
Herbert Simon
Albert Stasi

Club Master 
(20)

Martha Mahan
Robert Mahan
Herbert Pregozen
Lorraine Pregozen


*joined ACBL before/after 1/1/2010

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Well Done, Everyone!

 

Read the D22Connection Magazine Online

Access the online D22Connection 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 usually takes place every April. This year the Awards Program was postponed indefinitely, but the Annual Awards were announced in April. To see a list of all 2019 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.

Play Bridge Online Supporting Local Clubs

 

Some of our local clubs are now offering their own virtual games on Bridge Base Online (BBO), where play is just with players at that club, and black points are 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, 2:10 pm and 4:30 pm.

          STARDUST WEEK            
          Extended thru September 29th            
      Win Double Masterpoints - 1/4 Gold, 3/4 Black      
          In all Virtual Club Games on BBO           
  No registration necessary - just log in and play!   

                For more info,
Click Here              

 

Jamie Alperin Moves to Nevada

 

Jamie Alperin, a long-time favorite director and instructor of many of us in the Coachella Valley, has moved to Las Vegas. We hate to lose a good friend of many years, but we wish Jamie the best in all that comes next! 

William Stine is Moving to Oregon

Our great friend William Stine is moving to Oregon—a new job opportunity and a chance to be closer to family.  He will be SORELY missed in our valley! As a two-term member of the Unit 533 Board, he served as President and Vice-President, spearheaded all Unit Games and Sectionals and four Non-Life Master Regionals. He was named the Unit 533 Volunteer of the Year in 2015. William always went above and beyond to help any and all of his fellow bridge players.  Just this year, William was selected as ACBL’s Goodwill Member of the Year.  The March 2020 ACBL Bridge Bulletin announcing his selection is appropriately titled
“Mr. Everything...William Stine.” 
Thank you for all you’ve done and are, William!


William with Nancy and Ron Erickson at the presentation
of the 2015 Erickson Volunteer of the Year Award

Barbara Maniscalco Named to District 22 Board

 

 
Our congratulations and thanks to Barbara Maniscalco, who has been named to the District 22 Board of Directors as Area 2 Representative, which includes Unit 533. In addition to being a seasoned and well-known player in our local games and a Ruby Life Master, Barbara has been involved or chaired numerous Sectionals and of course, the valley's premier event, the Palm Springs Regional. We are grateful for her continuing efforts to support our bridge community.  Barbara takes the seat of Nancy Erickson who has recently moved to the Las Vegas area.

NEW D22 Monthly Online Magazine


ACBL District 22 presents its new monthly online magazine

D22Connection

Click here to read the latest edition

This Month Only:
Enter to Win
The D22Connection $25 Giveaway

Click "Enter to Win" on Page 1 of the September edition

 

Annual Awards for 2019

 

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game usually takes place every April. Sadly, this year the Awards Program was postponed indefinitely, but the Annual Awards were announced in April. To see a list of all 2019 Winners, click on  Awards and Races  for the Mini-McKenney Awards, Ace of Clubs Awards, Annual Sectional and Regional Awards, "WIN" Awards and more!

 

Your 2020 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2020 Bridge Bucket List


ACBL HAS NOTIFIED ALL MEMBERS

THAT IN-PERSON TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULED

FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR

WILL NOT TAKE PLACE

___________________


OUR BELOVED AND FANTASTIC
PALM SPRINGS REGIONAL
WILL TAKE A ONE-YEAR HIATUS
AND RETURN TO

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

SEE YOU THERE!
_________________

Also in 2021


PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGIONAL

April 5th - 11th

SYCUAN CASINO RESORT
EL CAJON


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Results
Duncan 0-399 Pairs Online
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
DCBC OPEN 9:45 game
(Desert Cities)
9:45
#49905 DCBC GOLD! OPEN 9:45 game
(Desert Cities)
Duncan 0-299 Online Pairs 25% gold
(Duncan BC)
BBO 1:05 PM
Director: Sean Lui
#59807 Duncan 0-750 25% gold 1:10 PM pacific
(Duncan BC)
#59803 Duncan 0-299 Pairs 25% gold 1:05 PM
(Duncan BC)
DBC Offers BBO Games


Duncan Bridge Center on BBO

Offering daily online games through Bridge Base Online

 Open Game - Every day at 1:15 p.m. and
Tue, Thu at 6:30 p.m.
749er Game - Every day at 1:10 p.m. and
Mon thru Sat at 6:25 p.m. 
399er Game - Every day at 9:30 a.m.
0-99 Game - Fri at 9:15 a.m.

Click here for more information.

DCBC Offers BBO games


Desert Cities Bridge Club on BBO

Offering daily online games through Bridge Base Online

Open game - Every day at 9:45 a.m.
Open game - Mon-Sat at 1:45 p.m.
299er game - Thu at 9:30 a.m. and Sun at 1:45 p.m.

Click here for more information.

MBC/ICC Offers BBO Games


Presented by Karol and Guy Monroe's

Bridge with the Monroes

Marrakesh Bridge Club has joined with Ironwood CC to offer online games.

For MBC/ICC's latest results, Click Here.

For more information about MBC/ICC's games and schedule,
Click Here.

TEMPORARY CLUB CLOSURES

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, all of our local club locations have temporarily closed, including Desert Cities at Temple Sinai, Duncan Bridge Center, PSCC at the Mizell Senior Center and MHDBC at Joslyn. Please check the clubs' websites for updates:  Click on
Desert Cities,   PSCC,   Duncan Bridge Center,   MHDBC at Joslyn.

XXX CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE XXX
In 2020, Unit 533 is sponsoring 22 Unit Games, including 18 Unit Games in Clubs, One Unit-Wide Game in Clubs and 3 Unit Games at 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.

Classes, Seminars and Workshops

* * * ALL CLASSES, ETC., ARE SUSPENDED * * *

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

Duncan Bridge Center, Classes & More: Click Here

Desert Cities Bridge Foundation, Classes, Events: Click Here

Bridge With The Monroes, Classes, Events: Click Here

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

70% Honor Roll
            BBO Virtual Club Games    
72.00% Rob Pierce & Charlotte Blank DCBC Sep 5
70.37% Roberta Lyon & Charlotte Blank MBCICC Sep 2
71.94% Angela Davies & Jan Duncan DBC Aug 30
70.00% Woody McHarg & Gerdur Kristjansdottir DCBC Aug 19
77.08% Jerry Astrove & Karen Michael DCBC Aug 17
71.30% Sanford & Rosemary Hertz MBCICC Aug 16
73.57% Susan Servais & Sharon Riddle DCBC Aug 15
74.07% Charles Johnson & Michael Isserman DBC Aug 10
72.92% Frank Rappaport & Louise Kermode DCBC Aug 10
70.83% Darrick Chee & Nancy Alvarado DCBC Aug 10
70.00% William Woodfine & William Burns DCBC Aug 9
72.22% Cydney Osterman & Patricia Hubbard TCC Aug 9
70.49% Susan & Robert Diamond TCC Aug 9
70.00% Susan Servais & Sharon Riddle DCBC Aug 8
74.17% Jamie Alperin & Art Evans DCBC Aug 3
75.55% Ben Stull & Kim Burtle DBC Jul 24
72.21% Beverly Erickson & Terry Kaufman DBC Jul 24
72.00% Donald Manlowe & Gina Marlin DCBC Jul 18
71.53% Chaya Venkat & Nora Jackson DCBC Jul 16
71.43% Lianne Walliser & Avice Osmundson DCBC Jul 16
70.06% Linda Whatley & Beth Velling DBC Jul 15
72.25% Pieter Bax & Janet Howell DBC Jul 12
70.37% Nancy Wittier & Susan Macdonald DBC Jul 7
71.18% Terry Helm & Chotsie Blank MBCICC Jul 5
70.83% Linda Lane & Hugh Meeks DBC Jul 2
70.56% Carol & Hank Harris DBC Jul 1
70.26% Phil Hayes & Mark Siegel DBC Jul 1
            In-Club Games    
71.15% Scott Coleman & Daniel Starr PSCC Mar 6
71.69% Rick Wolfe & Michael Isserman DBC Mar 4
70.37% Marilyn Hahn & Gloria Vann DBC Mar 3
70.47% Dave Colburn & Rob Davis DBC Mar 2
70.77% Joel Saunders & Anita Assam DBC Feb 24
71.64%  Judy Zimmerer & Arthur Rocklin PSCC Feb 21
71.53% Sue Moore & Bill Treble DCBC Feb 14
71.31% Shelley Mann & Dennis Sapire DCBC Feb 8
71.84% Roberta Baronsky & Sue Freeman DBC Feb 7
70.92% Michael Isserman & Vicki Rauscher DBC Feb 7
70.20% Mark Matson & Jared Michael Trexel PSCC Feb 7
70.14% David Combs & Bridget Dugan PSCC Feb 7
70.38% Jim Walker & Ted Runstein MHDBC Feb 6
70.83% Tom & Anne Lund MHDBC Jan 30
70.55% John Hanley & Patrick Moran DCBC Jan 30
71.44% Marty Frank & Stephen Weiss DCBC Jan 23
76.25% Martin Blain & Patti Hartley DBC Jan 9
70.10% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp DCBC Jan 7
  As reported by Club Directors