ACBL Unit 533
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Welcome New Members


Arthur Stancliffe
Lorna Thompson


Rank Changes


Bronze Life Master

Enid Herbstman
Barbara Patterson

Advanced NABC Master

Kurt Schoenhard

Regional Master

David Combs

Sectional Master

Russell Blomberg
Dodd Fiori
Anne Ransom

Club Master 

Cheryl Korter

Junior Master

John Cleveland
Joanne Mintz

*joined ACBL before/after 1/1/2010

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


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.


ACBL Club Appreciation Week on BBO

Earn double black points at your Virtual Club games
October 26 - November 1
No registration necessary - just log in to your Virtual Club game and play!


Play in the 99er NiteClub
Districts 21, 22 & 23 along with our local virtual clubs are sponsoring evening 99er games on BBO. Win masterpoints, and then participate in a post-game analysis on Zoom.
Click here to read the flyer




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! 

Our great friend William Stine now lives in 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

NEW D22 Monthly Online Magazine

ACBL District 22 presents its new monthly online magazine


Click here to read the latest 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 2021 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2021 Bridge Bucket List


DECEMBER 13TH - 19TH, 2021


Also in 2021


April 5th - 11th


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Adobe-Duncan 0-499 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
#56501 Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 9:45 AM
(Duncan BC)
#56455 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 499er Play and Learn
(Duncan BC)
#56486 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-499 Pairs 9:30 AM
(Duncan BC)
DCBC OPEN game 9:45 am (PST)
(Desert Cities)
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-299 Pairs Online
(Duncan BC)
BBO 1:05 PM
Director: Cookie Ostrow
#56664 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-750 1:10 PM Pac
(Duncan BC)
#56661 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-299 Pairs 1:05 PM
(Duncan BC)
#56665 Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 1:15 PM Pac
(Duncan BC)
DCBC OPEN game 1:45 pm (PST)
(Desert Cities)
Adobe-Duncan Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 1:15 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Adobe-Duncan Open Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 6:30 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
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. 
499er Game - Wed, Thu, Fri at 10:05 a.m.
399er Game - Every day at 9:30 a.m.
299er Game - Every day at 1:05 p.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. and 1:45 p.m.

Click here for more information.

MBC/ICC Offers BBO Games


Marrakesh Bridge Club has joined with Ironwood CC to offer online games presented by Karol and Guy Monroe's
Bridge with the Monroes

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

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

A New Class for New Players

Bridge With The Monroes

is offering an online New Player Bridge Program with virtual classes beginning on October 19th.

Click here for the details.

Classes, Seminars and Workshops


MEETINGS, CLASSES and SEMINARS are being offered:

Duncan Bridge Center:  Click Here

Desert Cities Bridge Foundation:  Click Here

Bridge With The Monroes:  Click Here



Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, all of our local club locations have closed until further notice, 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.

70% Honor Roll
            BBO Virtual Club Games    
70.63% Noel Hanford & David Kane DBC Oct 14
70.83% Agnes O'Neill & Karol Monroe MBCICC Oct 11
71.61% Jim Weeks & Jon Wittes DBC Sep 17
70.00% Bob Feinberg & Deann Young DCBC Sep 16
71.53% Patricia Hubbard & Sandra Satlin TCC Sep 13
71.58% Sandra & Robert Carroll DBC Sep 6
76.07% Bill & Tricia Walter DBC Sep 5
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
  As reported by Club Directors