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Welcome New Members

 

Alice Schultz
Viviana Sormani

 

Rank Changes

 

Ruby Life Master
(1500)

Barbara Gallagher

 

Bronze Life Master
(500/750*)

Tom McCormick

 

NABC Master
(
200)

Arnold Landsman

 

Junior Master
(5)
Richard Cosca
John Shea

 

*Joined ACBL before/after 1-1-2010

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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.

SUPER BRIDGE PARTY on January 30th

SUPER BRIDGE PARTY AND
UNIT 533'S ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022 AT 12:30 PM
DUNCAN BRIDGE CENTER
PALM DESERT
 
& A SILVER POINTS BRIDGE GAME!
 
Click here for the Flyer

A VOTE FOR THREE DIRECTORS TO FILL THREE POSITIONS ON THE UNIT BOARD.

The Candidates are: 

Barb Wegener


Barb is a retired High School teacher. She taught Adapted Physical Education to students with Special Needs in Huntington Beach.  After retirement, she and her husband moved to the desert.  She loves to play golf and, of course, is passionate about bridge!

Deann Young


Deann was a Professor of Nursing and served on the boards of five hospice organizations.  She was active as a volunteer in addressing the issues in the early days of the AIDS crisis and has also been recognized as "Outstanding Volunteer" for her efforts to support the gay community!  

Sandy Young


Sandy's first career was as an executive director for a non-profit organization that supported the handicapped. She subsequently started her own business creating and selling gift baskets to corporate clients.  She and her husband have homes in Vancouver and in Palm Desert, and she is an avid golfer and bridge player!

 

A VOTE TO AMEND OUR BY-LAWS IS ON THE AGENDA
The thrust of the revisions to the Unit's By-laws is to add options for electronic meetings and votes.  Other revisions include the number of people on the Nominating and Election Committees and an update to the responsibilities of the Unit Board.
  Click here to view a copy of the proposed by-laws. Questions may be referred to Vicki Graves at 760-564-6224.
 
Palm Springs Regional

 


2021 PALM SPRINGS REGIONAL


For Complete Results, Click here

Congrats to Unit 533's top MP winners at the Regional:

Jon Wittes
Ross Grabel
Janice Randles

And also to Ross for his 1st place finish in the NAP District 22 Finals!


HOLIDAY PARTY GAME WINNERS

 

Unit 533's Annual Holiday Party attracted 140 players for wine, appetizers, raffle prizes and a Unit Game, as well as a chance for our members and guests to get together, see old friends and socialize for the first time in many months.

* * *  Congratulations to our Unit Game winners  * * *
1st Overall took home 8.63 MPs!

Open Game

1st Overall - Lou Goldsmith & Steve Goldstein, E/W Sec. A
1st N/S Sec. A - Adrienne Pearsons & Leigh Anne Shafer
1st N/S S
ec. B - Sandy Deeds & Cindy Selberg
1st E/W Sec. B - Jim & Barbara Maniscalco 

499er Game

1st N/S - Ron & Lorraine Berube
1st E/W - Bobbie Baronsky & Sue Freeman

For complete Unit Game results, Click here
 

Congratulations to Ross Grabel


At this year's Fall NABC Tournament in Austin, Texas, Unit 533's own Ross Grabel, teaming with Mitch Dunitz, Mark Itabashi and Iftikhar Baqai, won the Mitchell Board-a-Match competition, taking the Victor Mitchell Trophy and being awarded 150 Platinum Masterpoints. The Mitchell Board-a-Match Team Championship is one of the most prestigious competitions at the NABC, drawing top players world-wide. Congratulations to Ross and his teammates!

 

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!

Your 2022 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2022 Bridge Bucket List

 

2022

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SoCal Winter Regional in Orange County

XXXJan 31 - Feb 6XXX

Has been Canceled


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 Unit 533's Sun & Fun Sectional  

Has been Canceled
XXXFebruary 18-19XXX

 

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Pacific Southwest Regional
San Diego

San Diego Mission Hills Marriott

April 11 - 17

Click here for the Flyer

 

 

Results
#65289 Adobe-Duncan-Barr Mentor game 8:45 PST
(Duncan BC)
8:45 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
DCBC - 2X Silver pts! 9:45AM (PST)
(Desert Cities)
9:45
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-750 9:30 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-999 12:55 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:55 PM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 12:30 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:30 PM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Adobe-Duncan-Barr O-499 12:50 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
BBO 12:50 PM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
DCBC - 2X Silver pts! 1:45AM (PST)
(Desert Cities)
1:45
DBC Open & 0-499 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
Duncan Center 1:00 PM
Director: Don Freeland
Ironwood Club Pairs
(Bridge With The Monroes)
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-999 6:25 PST 2X Silver
(Duncan BC)
Cookie Ostrow 6:25 PM
Calendar
Sun Jan 30, 2022
UNIT 533 ANNUAL MEETING
THE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE DUNCAN BRIDGE CENTER IN PALM DESERT AT 12:30 PM WITH A SILVER POINTS BRIDGE GAME TO FOLLOW. THE ELECTION WILL INCLUDE A VOTE ON REVISIONS TO OUR BY-LAWS
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

For more information, Click here

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 games at 1:00 PM Monday thru Saturday
499er games at 1:00 PM Monday, Wednesday & Friday

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

DBC will continue its schedule of online games:

 Open Game - Every day at 12:30 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    
71.88% Karol & Guy Monroe SCPD Dec 24
71.05% Ardis & Bud Crist MBC Dec 3
74.17% Sandy Deeds & Cindy Selberg SCPD Nov 26
77.56% Robert & Sandra Carroll DBC Nov 22
70.44% Janice Randles & Lou Goldsmith DBC Oct 20
70.24% William & Sara Carlson DBC Oct 12
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    
75.56% Lisa Lampen & Carolyn Coffin DBC Jan 14
76.25% Mary Willis & Gail Roche MBCICC Jan 14
73.75% Vivian Moyer & Susan Barkley MBCICC Jan 10
70.62% Cydney Osterman & Patricia Hubbard MBCICC Jan 9
71.25% Jane Mondrow & Rosemary Hertz MBCICC Dec 27
76.25% Ali El-Selehdar & Lynne Castoldi DCBC Dec 23
71.67% Jim Darvey & Jim Weeks DBC Nov 14
70.00% Dawn Black & Tony Glynne DCBC Nov 4
72.22% Zoanne Landry & Polly Hester MBCICC Oct 20
71.43% Randy Bissett & Chip Graves DCBC Sep 24
70.50% Ali El-Selehdar & Lynne Castoldi DCBC Sep 23
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
  As reported by Club Directors