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Suzie Layne Carr
Kudos to All!
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'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.
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.
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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ACBL Districts 22 & 23, covering all of southern California, are combined for this STaC Week, November 11-17. Win big Silver points competing with players from over 40 clubs all across the southland in this Sectional Tournament at Clubs. Play at your favorite participating clubs in the Coachella Valley and take home bagsful of Silver!
For STaC Results, Click here.
Palm Springs Regional
December 9th thru 15th
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
in Rancho Mirage
This year's tournament kicks off with Glenna Shannahan's 2-hour lecture on "Using Attitude Signals Like an Expert" for Intermediate/Newcomer players, at 11:00 am on Monday, December 9th at the Westin - Contact Diane Jobin at email@example.com for reservations. Click here for more information about the great I/N programs being offered all week.
To our Unit Members and Snowbirds - Please carpool if at all possible to the Westin. Players who carpool, 2 or more people, in a car or van, are eligible for the daily 2:00 PM Free Play Carpool Raffle Drawing. Stop by the Hospitality Table to obtain your entry!
For complete Tournament Information, Click here
Unit Game in Clubs Winners
DCBC at Temple Sinai Open
1st Overall - T Chernuchin & David Segal, N/S
1st E/W - Rowena Huberman & Frank Rappaport
DCBC at Temple Sinai 399er
1st Overall - Sally Burrage & Catherine King, N/S
1st E/W - Bernice Gevurtz & Roberta Wolff, E/W
Duncan Bridge Center Open
1st Overall - Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey, E/W
1st N/S - Carol Van Court & Bill Berke
Duncan Bridge Center 0-750
1st Overall - Joni & Bill Maxwell, N/S
1st E/W - Bruce Cameron & Susan Anderson
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November 28 - December 8
Click here for Complete Schedule and Planning Information
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SoCal Winter Regional
January 27 - February 2
Hilton Orange County
Click here for the flyer
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Sun & Fun Sectional
February 14 -15, 2020
Duncan Bridge Center
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Roadrunner NLM Regional
March 5 - 8, 2020
Duncan Bridge Center
Tournament Information, Click here
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ACBL UNIT 533
CALL FOR 2020 BOARD CANDIDATES
The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve on the Board of Directors of Unit 533. If you are interested in being considered for one of the three (3) open positions, Click here to download the Candidate Application Form. The Form may also be obtained from any club director or by contacting a member of the Nominating Committee:
Randy Bissett, Nominating Committee Member - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosee Hertz, Nominating Committee Member - email@example.com
Martha Jenkins, ACBL Unit 533 Board Liaison - firstname.lastname@example.org
John Kubisty, Nominating Committee Chair - email@example.com
Nance Lodge, Nominating Committee Member - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookie Ostrow, Nominating Committee Member - email@example.com
Board Members will be elected at the Annual Meeting on January 26, 2020. They will serve for a 3-year period expiring January 31, 2023. Please give serious thought to serving our duplicate bridge community. The Nominating Committee will present the slate of candidates to the Board of Directors at the December Board Meeting. Please complete and deliver the application by Monday, December 2, 2019 to any Nominating Committee member. Delivery by Email is acceptable.
Please be advised that as required by our bylaws, ARTICLE VI - UNIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 3(b) and Section 3(c), additional nominations may be made by petition from the general membership. A nominating petition must contain the approval of the nominee and twenty- five (25) signatures of members in good standing. No nominations from the floor are permitted. Nominations made by petition from the general membership must be received by the Board of Directors by December 20, 2019. Only validated nominations shall be publicized in the Notice of the Annual Meeting and in absentee ballots requested by and mailed to members.
In 2020, Unit 533 is sponsoring 22 Unit Games, including 16 Unit Games in Clubs, 3 Unit-Wide Games 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.
Free pre-game lessons are being offered at several of our local clubs
at Duncan Bridge Center:
Tuesday w/Cookie Ostrow & Saturday w/Mick Riccio at 8:30 am,
Wednesday w/Sean Lui at 11:15 am.
at MHDBC at Joslyn:
Monday & Thursday w/Anne Lund & Gary Delestine at 12:00 noon.
at DCBC at Temple Sinai:
Tuesday w/Jamie Alperin - full hour beginners class 11:30 am.
Thursday w/Jamie Alperin - full hour advancing class 11:30 am.
Saturday w/Jamie Alperin at 12:30 pm.
Karol & Guy Monroe are offering two one-day "Back to Bridge" seminars at Marrakesh Bridge Club in Palm Desert on November 10th and 24th from 1:45 to 4:30 pm. For more information and reservations visit www.bridgewiththemonroes.com
MHDBC at The Joslyn Center announces Dave Cummings' new class for Advancing Players, Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am on "2-over-1," starting December 6th. Click here for the class flyer. For additional information contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-301-7115.
Desert Cities Bridge Club is offering a series of classes on "Defense" in January, taught by Bill Treble, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert, starting January 13. The classes are sponsored by Desert Cities Bridge Foundation, and are offered free to all attendees. For more information, visit www.bridgewebs.com/desertcities
Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" series of classes are being offered at the La Quinta Wellness Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes, with start dates in November, January and February.
Click Here to read the flyer. For additional information, please contact Mimi at email@example.com or (760) 636-9816.
Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers a 0-20 game with supervised play on Friday and Saturday at 9:00 am, a 299er game on Tuesday and Friday 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.
MHDBC at the Joslyn Center offers 499er games on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 12:30 pm.
Desert Cities Bridge Club at Temple Sinai offers a 399er game on Tuesday at 1:00 pm and Friday at 10:00 am, and 499er games on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:00 pm.
All beginning and advancing players are invited to participate in these friendly games. Meet new friends and improve your bridge skills!
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